"Searching For A Gem"

Bob Dylan's Officially Released Rarities and Obscurities

Audio: 2008

All the songs listed in the Official Rarities section are cross-referenced by song title in these alphabetical pages.
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 This yearly page now contains only the main Rarities List. Promotional Items (Albums and Singles) are now here. All Honourable Mentions are now here.

If you have any entries to add to the list or additions/corrections to existing entries, please let me know! Please note I cannot value your Dylan rarities - see the Mission page for reasons why. Contact the dealers on my Trading page for assistance!

Revised: 14 September, 2017.


Titles in red are not available on a currently released Bob Dylan CD (for these see bobdylan.com )

Key to symbols used:
Links to other World Wide Web pages -
Links to email addresses -
Performances currently available on commercial CD are marked by (these are the ones that count as obscurities rather than as rarities)

Audience recordings are indicated by (A).


Various Artists - "Verano 08 1 [Summer 08 1]" - promo compilation CD, Sony BMG PCD 618 (Argentina), Jan 2008:


Sony BMG PCD 618 (Argentina) - front of card sleeve, scan by Hans Seegers
R-0826-12 Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine) - remix by Mark Ronson of track from Blonde On Blonde

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


Sony BMG PCD 618 (Argentina) - rear of card sleeve, scan by Hans Seegers

Sony BMG PCD 618 (Argentina) - CD scan by Hans Seegers

Various Artists - "A Tribute To Johnny Cash" - compilation CD, Immortal Records IMA 104125 (Holland), 17 Feb 2008:


Immortal Records IMA 104125 (Holland) - front scan by John W. Bakke


Immortal Records IMA 104125 (Holland) - CD scan by John W. Bakke


Immortal Records IMA 104125 (Holland) - outside of digipak, scan by John W. Bakke


Immortal Records IMA 104125 (Holland) - inside of digipak, scan by John W. Bakke

R-0554-2 Train Of Love (Johnny Cash) - from the Johnny Cash Tribute TV special, broadcast from the Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City, 5 Apr 1999 (Bob's performance had been recorded earlier and was shown on video)

For the original appearance of this song on the compilation Kindred Spirits: A Tribute To The Songs Of Johnny Cash, see 2002. There is also a DVD with this title, see VHS & DVD 2000s Part 4.

Thanks to John W. Bakke and Hans Seegers for information. Jack Guerreiro thinks both the album and the DVD are probably unauthorised.


Various Artists - "Bar Nashville: Classic & New Country Flavours" - compilation 2CD set, Nascente Records NSBARCD 015 (UK), 4 Mar 2008:


Nascente Records NSBARCD 015 (UK) - front of slipcase (my copy)
R-0090-9 (Is Anybody Going To) San Antone (Dave Kirby-Glen Martin) - Bob plays guitar, organ and provides backup vocals for Doug Sahm and Band
For details of the original release on the Atlantic album Doug Sahm & Band, see 1973

This track was also released on CD as follows:
The Best Of Doug Sahm & The Sir Douglas Quintet 1968-1975, see 1990
Doug Sahm & Friends: The Best Of Doug Sahm (Atlantic Sessions)
- see 1992
Promo compilation CD Wex On Wax: A Tribute To Jerry Wexler, see 1999
Jesus' Son - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, see 2000 and VHS & DVD 1990s Part 2
Rhino Handmade 2CD US compilation The Genuine Texas Groover, see 2003
Rhino US promo 2CD compilation Rhino Presents Atlantic And Atco Remasters Series, see below

Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin for information on this album, part of the Nascente "Bar" series, which includes titles such as Bar Paris, Bar Rio and Bar Tokyo. Nascente is a "world music" label from the UK Demon Music Group.


Nascente Records NSBARCD 015/2 (UK) - outside of unfolded front insert for CD2


Nascente Records NSBARCD 015 (UK) - rear of slipcase


Nascente Records NSBARCD 015/2 (UK) - rear insert for CD2


Nascente Records NSBARCD 015/2 (UK) - reverse of rear insert for CD2


Nascente Records NSBARCD 015/2 (UK) - CD2


Nascente Records NSBARCD 015/2 (UK) - inside of unfolded front insert for CD2

Various Artists - "Rhino Presents Atlantic And Atco Remasters Series" - promo compilation 2CD set, Rhino Records PRO2 90120 (USA), 2008:


Rhino Records PRO2 90120 (USA) - front of promo card sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara
R-0090-9 (Is Anybody Going To) San Antone (Dave Kirby-Glen Martin) - Bob plays guitar, organ and provides backup vocals for Doug Sahm and Band
For details of the original release on the Atlantic album Doug Sahm & Band, see 1973

Rhino Records PRO2 90120 (USA) - rear of promo card sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara

Rhino Records PRO2 90120 (USA) - promo CD1 scan by Manuel García Jara

This track was also released on CD as follows:
The Best Of Doug Sahm & The Sir Douglas Quintet 1968-1975, see 1990
Doug Sahm & Friends: The Best Of Doug Sahm (Atlantic Sessions)
- see 1992
Promo compilation CD Wex On Wax: A Tribute To Jerry Wexler, see 1999
Jesus' Son - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, see 2000 and VHS & DVD 1990s Part 2
Rhino Handmade 2CD US compilation The Genuine Texas Groover, see 2003
Nascente Records UK 2CD compilation Bar Nashville: Classic & New Country Flavours, see above.

This is CD1 of a 2CD set - CD2 is not shown.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


Amaral/Bob Dylan - Llegará La Tormenta [A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall] - promo two CD-ROM set, Expo Zaragoza 2008 (no catalogue number) (Spain), Apr 2008:

Bob has recorded a new version of A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall for the International Expo Zaragoza 2008, 14 Jun - 14 Sep 2008, Spain, an exposition on Water and Sustainable Development (for the web-site, see ). The promo CD-ROM set also includes a Spanish-language cover by Amaral, a Spanish band reportedly chosen personally by Bob to record the song. The second CD-ROM also includes the original version by Bob from The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan and many clips from 1962 to 2007.

ZaragozaSpPromoFront.jpg (19206 bytes)
Front of promo digipak, photo by Hervé from France

R-0840-2 A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall - new studio performance recorded with Bob's touring band in Nashville, TN, 2007 (audio version)
The audio version is downloadable in MP3 format free of charge here

ZaragozaSpPromoText.jpg (30783 bytes)
Flap of promo digipak with Bob-related text, photo by Hervé from France
ZaragozaSpPromoCD1.jpg (24970 bytes)
Promo CD-ROM 1, photo by Hervé from France (Amaral)
ZaragozaSpPromoCD2.jpg (23211 bytes)
Promo CD-ROM 2, photo by Hervé from France (Dylan)
ZaragozaSpPromoBack.jpg (10278 bytes)
Rear of promo digipak, photo by Hervé from France

R-0841-2 A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall - new studio performance recorded with Bob's touring band in Nashville, TN, 2007 (video version with closing remarks by Bob)
The video can be viewed here

These performances were able to be downloaded from the International Expo Zaragoza 2008 web-site from Nov 2007, see Online Performances (Other).

Thanks to Hervé from France for information and photos.


Various Artists - "The Influence Of Jimmie Rodgers: Let Me Be Your Side Track" - 6CD boxed set, Bear Family BCD 16863 FH (Germany), Apr 2008:


Bear Family BCD 16863 FH (Germany) - picture from Bear Family web-site
R-0258-2 My Blue-Eyed Jane (Jimmie Rodgers/Lulu Belle White) - from the Egyptian Records album The Songs Of Jimmie Rodgers (A Tribute), see 1997

Thanks to Tobias Levander for information about this set.


David Bromberg - "David Bromberg"/"Demon In Disguise" - CD release, Beat Goes On/Sony BMG BGO CD811 (UK), 2008:


Beat Goes On/Sony BMG BGO CD811 (UK) - front scan by Manuel García Jara
This "2 on 1" CD release by Beat Goes On (BGO) Records under licence from Sony BMG contains two original 1972 Columbia albums by David Bromberg, David Bromberg (recorded 1971) and Demon In Disguise (recorded 1972).

R-0073-3 Sammy's Song (David Bromberg) - Bob plays harmonica
Recorded 1971, from David Bromberg's first self-titled album, 1972. This version has also been remastered. For details of the original album, see 1972.
This track also appears in a remastered/remixed version on the 1998 Columbia Legacy compilation CD The Player: A Retrospective, see 1998.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


Beat Goes On/Sony BMG BGO CD811 (UK) - rear insert scan by Manuel García Jara

Beat Goes On/Sony BMG BGO CD811 (UK) - reverse of rear insert, scan by Manuel García Jara

Beat Goes On/Sony BMG BGO CD811 (UK) - outside of unfolded front insert, scan by Manuel García Jara

Beat Goes On/Sony BMG BGO CD811 (UK) - CD scan by Manuel García Jara

Beat Goes On/Sony BMG BGO CD811 (UK) - detail of CD, scan by Manuel García Jara

Various Artists - CD release, "Bakhålls Litterära Ljud Vol. 1 [The Ambush's Literary Sounds Vol. 1]", BAKCD 0857 (Sweden), 2008:
This was a compilation CD in a folded card sleeve with a booklet included with an issue of the literary magazine "Bakhåll" (The Ambush), but which was also sold separately in some record and book stores in Sweden. Dylan is interviewed by Oscar Brand (approx. 9 mins) and performs two songs. He was apparently at the time preparing for a concert at Carnegie Chapter Hall in New York on November 4 that year, 1961. All the other tracks on the CD are of authors reading from their works - they include Guillaume Apollinaire, Leo Tolstoy, Hermann Hesse and Jorge Luis Borges.


Bakhåll BAKCD 0857 (Sweden) - front of card sleeve, scan by Tommy Lidgren

R-1907 Sally Gal (Woody Guthrie) - recorded live for the Oscar Brand Folk Festival, WYNC Radio, New York, 29 Oct 1961

R-1908 The Girl I Left Behind (Traditional) - recorded live for the Oscar Brand Folk Festival, WYNC Radio, New York, 29 Oct 1961

For Bakhålls Litterära Röster [The Ambush's Literary Voices] with another early Dylan performance, see 1994.


Bakhåll BAKCD 0857 (Sweden) - inside of unfolded card sleeve, scan by Tommy Lidgren

Bakhåll BAKCD 0857 (Sweden) - rear of card sleeve, scan by Tommy Lidgren


Bakhåll BAKCD 0857 (Sweden) - CD scan by Tommy Lidgren


Bakhåll BAKCD 0857 (Sweden) - outside of booklet, scan by Tommy Lidgren


Bakhåll BAKCD 0857 (Sweden) - outside of booklet, scan by Tommy Lidgren

Thanks to Tommy Lidgren for information and scans.


"Dreamin' Of You" - 2-track promo CD singles, Columbia/Legacy 88697 35802 2 (USA); Columbia/Legacy 88697 35802 2 (Austria for Europe), Aug 2008:


Columbia/Legacy 88697 35802 2 (USA) - front scan by Arie de Reus

R-0354 Dreamin' Of You - radio edit (3:34) of previously unreleased 1998 out-take from Time Out Of Mind

This 2-track promo CD single also contains the album version of the song (5:54, shown incorrectly as 6:23) from The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006, Oct 2008. The European version comes in a slimline CD single jewel case and the source album is mistitled as "Time Out Of My Mind".


Columbia/Legacy 88697 35802 2 (Austria for Europe) - front insert unfolded, scan by Tjeerd Timmerman (bar code on flap)


Columbia/Legacy 88697 35802 2 (USA) - rear photo by Hervé from France (no bar code on flap)

Columbia/Legacy 88697 35802 2 (Austria for Europe) - front insert scan by Ronald Born (bar code on flap)

Columbia/Legacy 88697 35802 2 (Austria for Europe) - CD scan by Ronald Born

Columbia/Legacy 88697 35802 2 (Austria for Europe) - detail of CD with album title mistake, scan by Ronald Born


Columbia/Legacy 88697 35802 2 (Austria for Europe) - rear + CD with UK promo sticker, scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia/Legacy 88697 35802 2 (Austria for Europe) - rear + CD with Italian sticker, photo by Hervé from France

Columbia/Legacy 88697 35802 2 (USA) - CD photo by Hervé from France

For promo CD-R singles with just the album version, see International Singles 2000s. For a 3:10 video edit of this track, see VHS & DVD 2007-09.

Thanks to Ian Woodward and Martin Schaefer for information and to Arie de Reus, Ronald Born, Hervé from France and Gerd Rundel for pictures. Thanks also to Dr. Hanns Peter Bushoff of Sony/BMG in Germany for a copy of the European single. Who's the lady Bob's dreamin' of? J


Photo from Gerd Rundel
This "Columbia US" CD-R promo with the edit of Dreamin' Of You (R-0354) from The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006 is almost certainly a fake. It is included here as a warning to possible purchasers.

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for finding this item.


"Dreamin' Of You" - promo CD-R "acetates", Columbia/Legacy (no catalogue number) (UK/Germany), Aug 2008:


Front scan by Gerd Rundel (UK release)
R-0354-2 Dreamin' Of You - radio edit (3:34) of previously unreleased 1998 out-take from Time Out Of Mind

The album version of the song (5:54) is from The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006, Oct 2008.


Rear with sticker, scan by Gerd Rundel (UK release)


Rear with alternate sticker, scan by Hans Seegers (UK release)


CD-R scan by Gerd Rundel (UK release)


CD-R scan by Gerd Rundel (German release)

The UK release comes in a plastic wallet with an insert. Gerd Rundel and Hans Seegers' copies are the same but for different contact addresses. The German release comes without a sleeve. For promo CD-R singles with just the album version, see International Singles 2000s.

Thanks to Arie de Reus, Hervé from France, Hans Seegers and Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


Various Artists - "Ones To Watch - Sept" - promo CD, Sony/BMG (no catalogue number) (Ireland), Sep 2008:


Front scan by Éamonn Ó Catháin
R-0354-3 Dreamin' Of You - radio edit (3:34) of previously unreleased 1998 out-take from Time Out Of Mind

The album version of the song (5:54) is from The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006, Oct 2008.


Front insert unfolded, scan by Éamonn Ó Catháin

CD scan by Éamonn Ó Catháin

This promo CD comes in a jewel case with a folded card insert - there is no rear insert. Dreamin' Of You is not listed as the edit.

Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin for information and scans.


"Dreamin' Of You" - promo CD-R singles, Sony/BMG (no catalogue numbers) (Ireland/Australia), Sep 2008:


Australian CD-R - front of sleeve scan by Gerd Rundel
I previously reported that these one-track promo CD-R singles contain the album version of the song (5:53) from The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006, Oct 2008. However I'm now told they contain the 3:34 edit (even though it's not listed) so they're now included here. The Australian CD-R comes in a card sleeve while the Irish CD-R single comes in a clear plastic wallet. The Australian CD-R has "Radio Date: September 8, 2008" on the rear sleeve.

R-0354-4 Dreamin' Of You - radio edit (3:34) of previously unreleased 1998 out-take from Time Out Of Mind

Thanks to Hervé from France, Éamonn Ó Catháin and Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


Australian promo single - rear of sleeve photo by Gerd Rundel


Australian CD-R - scan by Gerd Rundel


Irish CD-R - scan by Gerd Rundel

"Dreamin' Of You" - promo 2-track CD-R "acetates", Sony/BMG 88697358022 (Europe), Sep 2008:


Sony/BMG 88697358022 (Europe) - front of sleeve scan by Gerd Rundel

R-0354-5 Dreamin' Of You - radio edit (3:34) of previously unreleased 1998 out-take from Time Out Of Mind

This 2-track CD-R in a card sleeve also has the album version of the song (5:54) from The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006, Oct 2008. The album version is wrongly listed as 6:23. This European promo single is in a white sleeve with a printed front label. The text on the outer ring of the CD-R has “CDR-88697358022, 2008 SONY BMG" plus “MADE IN EU”. The catalogue number is the same as that of the European promo from Ronald Born above.


Sony/BMG 88697358022 (Europe) - CD-R scan by Gerd Rundel


Sony/BMG 88697358022 (Europe) - detail of CD-R, scan by Gerd Rundel

For promo CD-R singles with just the album version, see International Singles 2000s. For promo CD-Rs with just the radio edit, see above.

Thanks to Anthony Pignataro for finding the UK Single on eBay and to Gerd Rundel for scans.


"Dreamin' Of You" - promo 2-track CD-R "acetates", Sony/BMG (no catalogue number) (Argentina), Sep 2008:


Photo from Hervé from France
R-0354-6 Dreamin' Of You - radio edit (3:34) of previously unreleased 1998 out-take from Time Out Of Mind

This 2-track CD-R also has the album version of the song (5:54) from The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006, Oct 2008.

Thanks to Hervé from France for information and photo.


Various Artists - "Sony Music On Air Vol. 18" - promo 2CD set, Sony Music 88697450012 (Portugal), Oct 2008:


Sony Music 88697450012 (Portugal) - front scan by Manuel García Jara
R-0354-7 Dreamin' Of You - radio edit (3:34) of previously unreleased 1998 out-take from Time Out Of Mind

Bob's contribution to this 2CD promo set is the radio edit of Dreamin' Of You from The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006, Oct 2008, track 13 on CD2. This is followed by a song from Jakob Dylan.

For Sony Music On Air Vol. 21 in this promo series with a Dylan album track, see International Album Releases (Various Artists Compilations) 2009.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


Sony Music 88697450012 (Portugal) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara

"Dreamin' Of You" - promo 2-track CD single, Sony BMG (no catalogue number) (Poland), Oct 2008:


Photo by Szymon Struzyna
R-0354-8 Dreamin' Of You - radio edit (3:34) of previously unreleased 1998 out-take from Time Out Of Mind

This 2-track promo CD single in a jewel case without inserts also has the album version of the song (5:54) from The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006, Oct 2008. The unique CD design has an illustration of the album cover and text in Polish.

For promo CD-R singles with just the album version, see International Singles 2000s.

Thanks to Szymon Struzyna for information and photo.


"Dreamin' Of You" - promo 1-track CD-R single, Sony Music (no catalogue number) (Japan), Oct 2008:


Promo CD-R scan by Gerd Rundel
This promo CD-R from Japan claims to be the radio edit (3:34) of Dreamin' Of You, the previously unreleased 1998 out-take from Time Out Of Mind. However, it's actually the full 5:54 album version! The CD-R comes in a clear plastic wallet and is included here for completeness in case anyone mistakes it for a promo CD-R with the edit.

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for information and scan.


Various Artists - "Hit's A Sony Music Express 10 October 2008 Vol. 68" - promo compilation CD, Sony Music SDCI 80679 (Japan), Oct 2008:


Sony Music SDCI 80679 (Japan) - front scan by Wil Gielen

R-0354-9 Dreamin' Of You - radio edit (3:34) of previously unreleased 1998 out-take from Time Out Of Mind
The album version of this song from The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006, Oct 2008, is 5:54.


Sony Music SDCI 80679 (Japan) - outside of unfolded front insert, scan by Wil Gielen


Sony Music SDCI 80679 (Japan) - rear insert scan by Wil Gielen


Sony Music SDCI 80679 (Japan) - CD scan by Wil Gielen

For other volumes in this series with Dylan rarities, see 2001, 2006 and 2007. For 2000s volumes in this series with Dylan album tracks, see International Album Releases (Various Artist Compilations) 2000s. For 1990s promotional albums in this series with Dylan album tracks, see International Album Releases (Various Artist Compilations) 1990s.

Thanks to Wil Gielen for information and scans.


"The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006" - 3CD set in 7" box: Columbia/Legacy 8697 35797 2 (USA), 7 Oct 2008:
For the regular 2CD album release, see International Album Releases (Regular Albums).


Columbia/Legacy 8697 35797 2 (USA) - front of sealed box with sticker (my copy)
This is a limited edition of 5000 copies produced in the USA only. The twelve tracks on the third CD are therefore rarities. It contains one previously released rarity:

R-0681-2 Tryin' To Get To Heaven - live audience recording from Wembley Arena, London, England, 5 Oct 2000 (A) (previously wrongly identified as the Guildhall, Portsmouth, England, 25 Sep 2000), from a US Columbia promo CD single, see 2004
Thanks to Les Kokay for identifying this track.


Columbia/Legacy 8697 35797 2 (USA) - rear of promo card sleeve for disc 3, scan from eBay

The tracklisting of CD3 is as follows:

R-0764    Duncan & Brady (Traditional) 3:47 (Unreleased album with David Bromberg, 1992)

R-0765    Cold Irons Bound 5:57 (Live, Bonnaroo Music Festival, Manchester, TN, 11 Jun 2004) (A)

For Down Along The Cove from this set released on Bonnaroo Music Festival 2004, see 2005. Four further live performances from this show were added to the bobdylan.com Performances page in Jun 2004, see Online Performances (bobdylan.com).

R-0766    Mississippi 6:24 (Unreleased version #3, Time Out of Mind)

Unreleased versions #1 and #2 are on the 2CD version of The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006.

R-0767    Most Of The Time 5:10 (Alternate version #2, Oh Mercy)

Unreleased version #1 is on the 2CD version of The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006.

R-0768    Ring Them Bells 3:18 (Alternate version, Oh Mercy) (see below for appearance on B-side of single)

R-0769    Things Have Changed 5:32 (Live, Roseland Theater, Portland, OR, 15 Jun 2000) (A)

For a performance of this song live from Portsmouth, England, 25 Sep 2000, from Bob Dylan Live: Thirty-Nine Years Of Great Concert Performances, SME Records (Sony Music Entertainment), Japan, Feb 2001, see 2001.

R-0770    Red River Shore 7:08 (Unreleased version #2, Time Out of Mind)

Unreleased version #1 is on the 2CD version of The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006.

R-0771    Born In Time 4:19 (Unreleased version #2, Oh Mercy)

Unreleased version #1 is on the 2CD version of The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006.

R-0681-2 Tryin' To Get To Heaven 5:10 (Live, Wembley Arena, London, England, 5 Oct 2000) (A)

This is indeed R-0681, previously thought to be a performance of this song live from the same tour, recorded at Portsmouth, England, 25 Sep 2000, from a US Columbia promo CD single, see 2004. Thanks to Evan Marshall for confirming that this performances are in fact the same and to Les Kokay for listening to a variety of circulating recordings for Portsmouth and Wembley and conforming the released performance is Wembley! The 2004 page has been corrected.

R-0772    Marchin' To The City 3:39 (Unreleased version #2, Time Out of Mind)

Unreleased version #1 is on the 2CD version of The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006.

R-0773    Can't Wait 7:24 (Alternate version #2, Time Out of Mind)

Unreleased version #1 is on the 2CD version of The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006.

R-0774    Mary And The Soldier (Traditional) 4:23 (Unreleased, World Gone Wrong)

The promo CD-R for CD3 compliments the promo 2CD-R sets in the same red/white generic Columbia card sleeves with labels listed in International Album Releases (Regular Albums). Thanks to Gerd Rundel for finding this on eBay.

The bonus 7" vinyl single included only with orders of the 3CD set from bobdylan.com includes two rarities:


Columbia/Legacy 88697 35799 7 (USA) - front scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux
R-0354-10 Dreamin' Of You - single edit (3:34) of previously unreleased 1998 out-take from Time Out Of Mind

R-0768-2 Ring Them Bells - alternate version (3:18) of 1989 track from Oh Mercy


Columbia/Legacy 88697 35799 7 (USA) - rear scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux


Columbia/Legacy 88697 35799 7 (USA) - A-side scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux (R-0354)


Columbia/Legacy 88697 35799 7 (USA) - B-side scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux (R-0768)

Thanks to Jean-Pol Hiernaux and Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


"The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006" - 3CD-R/CD promo sets: Sony Music SDCI 80657-9 (Japan), Aug/Sep 2008:


Sony Music SDCI 80657 (Japan) - detail of promo CD-R1, scan by Wil Gielen (first copy)
The first promo 3CD-R set comes in jewel cases with folded front inserts dated "2008/08/11" (11 Aug 2008), there are no rear inserts. The CD-Rs are blank and just have handwritten information round the clear centres. The title is misspelled "Tell Tale Sings" on the inserts and all three discs! This set was intended solely for internal use within Sony Music Japan and only a few copies were produced. The second promo 3CD set also comes in jewel cases, this time without any inserts. The title is again misspelled "Tell Tale Sings" on all three discs. It was accompanied by an 11-page press kit in English and Japanese on pink paper. This gets the album title correct! The existence of these sets is surprising since the 3CD Deluxe Expanded Edition was not eventually released in Japan, although it was given a catalogue number of Sony Music SICP 1990-92 and a release date of 22 Oct 2008. There is also a 2CD promo set of the edition that was released with just discs SDCI 80657 and SDCI 80658.

Thanks to Hervé from France and Wil Gielen for information and pictures.


Sony Music SDCI 80657-9 (Japan) - front of press kit, scan by Wil Gielen (second copy)

Sony Music SDCI 80657 (Japan) - promo CD-R1 scan by Wil Gielen (first copy)

Sony Music SDCI 80657 (Japan) - promo CD-R1 insert scan by Wil Gielen (first copy)

Sony Music SDCI 80658 (Japan) - promo CD-R2 insert scan by Wil Gielen (first copy)

Sony Music SDCI 80658 (Japan) - promo CD-R2 scan by Wil Gielen (first copy)

Sony Music SDCI 80659 (Japan) - promo CD-R3 scan by Wil Gielen (first copy)

Sony Music SDCI 80659 (Japan) - promo CD-R3 insert scan by Wil Gielen (first copy)

Sony Music SDCI 80657 (Japan) - promo CD1 photo by Hervé from France (second copy)


Sony Music SDCI 80658 (Japan) - promo CD2 photo by Hervé from France (second copy)


Sony Music SDCI 80659 (Japan) - promo CD3 photo by Hervé from France (second copy)

"The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006" (Bonus Track Version) - 28-track download from iTunes (UK), Oct 2008:
This UK download consists of the 27 tracks from the 2CD version of the album plus an exclusive live performance of Love Sick from Time Out Of Mind.


Detail of iTunes UK screenshot (Bonus Track version)
R-0355 Love Sick - live, Tramps, New York, 26 Jul 1999, previously unreleased bonus download with The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006 from the UK iTunes Store, Oct 2008 (incorrectly dated as "Live 2001") (A)

Thanks to Jack Guerreiro for information.


iTunes UK screenshot (Bonus Track version)


Detail of iTunes UK screenshot (Bonus Track version) showing incorrect dating of bonus track


Detail of iTunes US screenshot by Jean-Pol Hiernaux (Pre-order version with Bonus Track, now deleted)

Thanks to Jean-Pol Hiernaux for information that this 28-track version is also available from other European iTunes stores, but not stores in the USA, Canada, Australia or New Zealand.

R-0355 was available in the USA for pre-orders of The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006, but has now been deleted.


iTunes US screenshot by Jean-Pol Hiernaux (Pre-order version with Bonus Track, now deleted)


Detail of iTunes US screenshot by Jean-Pol Hiernaux (Pre-order version with Bonus Track, now deleted)

Thanks to Tom Willems for news in Dec 2010 that R-0355 is now available for separate download on iTunes.


Promotional/Regular Items for 2008



Living In Another Country: International Stereo Releases

Stereo promo albums and singles for 2008 which don't contain rare material but which are still very collectable are now included with promo releases of regular albums and commercially released singles on the appropriate page in International Stereo Releases.


The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs (2008)


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