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This is the fifth part of a separate multi-year list by release date of commercially-released stereo Bob Dylan-only compilation albums (including Greatest Hits albums with non-standard tracklists) that have been referred to me but do not qualify for my Searching For A Gem list because they contain only performances which are all available on officially released Dylan albums. Nevertheless, their interest value or scarcity means they're worth listing here - as far as I know some are not included on any other Internet site. Thanks to Hans Seegers for all the exclusive CBS Japanese releases, etc.!

Promo-only Dylan compilation albums are now listed on this page. Other International Albums and Compilations are now here:


International Albums: Regular Albums from Round the World - Index


International Albums: Regular Albums - Multi-Packs


International Compilations: Various Artist Albums

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International Compilations: Dylan Album Tracks on Other Artist's Albums


US & International Singles & EPs

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 04 October, 2017.


Bob Dylan Compilations

For the earlier parts of this list, see the links above. This list now includes albums with the title Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits (various Volumes) with non-standard tracklists. For Greatest Hits albums with the standard US tracklists and the 30-track The Essential Bob Dylan (2000) see International Albums (Regular). There are also several international Bob Dylan compilation albums such as The Essential Bob Dylan which contain rarities in the main Searching For A Gem list. The worldwide expanded editions of that album with six extra tracks are listed below.


2000


"The Best Of Bob Dylan Vol. 2" - compilation CD, Columbia 498361-2 (Limited Edition with Bonus Disc 498361-9), (Europe/Australia)/Sony TVK-24076 (Canada), May 2000; XXI Vinteum Internaçional/Columbia 110053/2-498361 (Brazil), 2003:
All older tracks on this album have been digitally remastered using SBM - the version of Changing Of The Guards included is the extended version from the 1999 remastered Street-Legal.


Columbia 498361 9 (UK) - front including sticker (my copy)
This compilation when released contained two rarities, so details were then given in 2000. Both rarities have now been released on regular Dylan compilations.

R-0299 Things Have Changed from The Wonder Boys soundtrack, lyrics on bobdylan.com here
Now no longer a rarity since it is included in The Essential Bob Dylan (2000) on the bobdylan.com albums page.

R-0273 Dignity - original Oh Mercy out-take produced by Daniel Lanois from Touched By An Angel: The Album - see 1998, not the 1994 Brendan O'Brien remixed version for Greatest Hits Vol. 3, which retained only Bob's vocal and piano and added new backing
Now no longer a rarity since it is included in the 3CD set Dylan (2007) on the bobdylan.com albums page.


Columbia 498361 2 (UK) - CD1 with R-0299 and R-0273


Columbia 498361 9 (UK) - CD2 (Limited Edition Bonus Disc) with R-0435 and R-0436


Columbia 498361 9 (UK) - inside of three-fold front insert


Columbia 498361 9 (UK) - outside of three-fold front insert


Columbia 498361 9 (UK) - rear insert (reverse is plain brown)


Sony TVK-24076 (Canada) - front scan by Jack Guerreiro


XXI Vinteum/Columbia 110053/2-498361 (Brazil) - outside of three-fold front insert


Sony TVK-24076 (Canada) - rear scan by Jack Guerreiro


Sony TVK-24076 (Canada) - scan by Jack Guerreiro


XXI Vinteum/Columbia 110053/2-498361 (Brazil) - outside of rear insert


XXI Vinteum/Columbia 110053/2-498361 (Brazil) - inside of three-fold front insert


XXI Vinteum/Columbia 110053/2-498361 (Brazil) - inside of rear insert


XXI Vinteum/Columbia 110053/2-498361 (Brazil) - CD

Columbia 498361 9 (Australia) - CD1 scan by Jack Guerreiro

Initial copies were accompanied by a bonus CD single with two live performances which remain rarities, for those still see 2000.

Track listing:

Disc 1 - Things Have Changed (R-0299); A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall; It Ain't Me, Babe; Subterranean Homesick Blues; Positively 4th Street; Highway 61 Revisited; Rainy Day Women #12 & 35; I want You; I'll be Your Baby Tonight; Quinn The Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn); Simple Twist of Fate; Hurricane; Changing Of The Guards; Licence To Kill; Silvio; Dignity (Original Version - R-0273); Not Dark Yet.

Disc 2 - Highlands (live - R-0435); Blowin' In The Wind (live - R-0436).


XXI Vinteum/Columbia 110053/2-498361 (Brazil) - front (my copy)

The Brazilian release shown is part of a series of "Major Successes of the Century" released by a company called "XXI Vinteum Internaçional" under licence from Columbia. The secondary catalogue number is the same as the UK release. Thanks to Alexandre Froemming for this album. Thanks to Jack Guerreiro for scans of the Canadian and Australian discs. Both the 2CD Canadian Limited Edition and the single CD Standard Edition have the same catalogue number - Sony TVK-24076.


"The Best Of Bob Dylan Vol. 2" - promo and commercial CD and cassette releases, Sony Records SRCS 2305 (Japan), 21 Jun 2000:


Sony Records SRCS 2305 (Japan) - front with obi, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson


Sony Records SRCS 2305 (Japan) - front with obi and sticker, picture found on eil.com by Jean-Pol Hiernaux


Sony Records SRCS 2305 (Japan) - rear with obi, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson


Sony Records SRCS 2305 (Japan) - sticker sheet scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson


Sony Records SRCS 2305 (Japan) - obi scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Sony Records SRCS 2305 (Japan) - inside of unfolded front insert, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson
The Limited Edition with the bonus disc wasn't released in Japan because the CD single Sony Records SRCS 2306, Things Have Changed/Dylan Alive Vol. 3, which contains the live versions of Highlands and Blowin' In The Wind, was released in Japan on the same day (see 2000).

This Standard Edition release contains a bonus 18th track, Forever Young. The Biograph demo of Forever Young was used in 2000 in Japan in an Apple Computer iMac advert called "Video by Dad", this is why it was added to the Japanese release as the 18th track. The jewel case had a silver front sticker with Japanese text:

"First release only
Includes sticker sheet
CD label printed in four colour process
Win tour merchandise."


Sony Records SRCS 2305 (Japan) - promo cassette insert, scan by Wil Gielen


Sony Records SRCS 2305 (Japan) - outside of unfolded front insert, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson


Sony Records SRCS 2305 (Japan) - rear insert scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson


Sony Records SRCS 2305 (Japan) - front of booklet, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson


Sony Records SRCS 2305 (Japan) - promo cassette Side 1, scan by Wil Gielen


Sony Records SRCS 2305 (Japan) - promo cassette Side 2, scan by Wil Gielen


Sony Records SRCS 2305 (Japan) - CD scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

The CD has a multi-coloured obi with price ¥2,520 (¥2,400 before tax) and release date "00-6-21" (21 Jun 2000). The withdrawal date is "00-12-20" (20 Dec 2000). As well as the three-fold insert in English there is a booklet in English and Japanese and a sticker sheet with pictures of all Bob's albums.

Thanks to Jean-Pol Hiernaux, Gerd Rundel and Sonny Boy McFitzson for information and scans. Thanks to Wil Gielen for scans of a promo cassette release with yellow labels and a yellow card insert, unusual for the 2000s.


"The Best Of Bob Dylan Vol. 2" - CD releases, Columbia COL OPE-2289 498361 2 (South Korea), 2000; Sony Music COL 498361 2 (Taiwan), 2000:


Columbia COL OPE-2289 498361 2 (South Korea) - front scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia COL OPE-2289 498361 2 (South Korea) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia COL OPE-2289 498361 2 (South Korea) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara
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Sony Music COL 498361 2 (Taiwan) - front with obi, scan by John Gaylor
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Sony Music COL 498361 2 (Taiwan) - rear with obi, scan by John Gaylor

Thanks to John Gaylor and Manuel García Jara for scans of the Korean and Taiwanese releases, which have the standard 17 tracks. The South Korean release has a black/white front design rather than a black/brown design.


"The Best Of Bob Dylan Vol. 2" - CD release, Columbia CDCOL 6033 K (South Africa), 2000:


Columbia CDCOL 6033 K (South Africa) - front scan by Keith Schweiger

Columbia CDCOL 6033 K (South Africa) - rear insert scan by Keith Schweiger

Columbia CDCOL 6033 K (South Africa) - reverse of rear insert, scan by Keith Schweiger

Columbia CDCOL 6033 K (South Africa) - CD scan by Keith Schweiger

Columbia CDCOL 6033 K (South Africa) - detail of CD, scan by Keith Schweiger

Columbia CDCOL 6033 K (South Africa) - inside of front insert, scan by Keith Schweiger
This CD release was made in South Africa. It has the standard insert with two folds. The reverse of the rear insert is plain brown.

Thanks to Keith Schweiger for information and scans.


Columbia CDCOL 6033 K (South Africa) - outside of front insert, scan by Keith Schweiger


Columbia CDCOL 6033 K (South Africa) - detail of rear insert, scan by Keith Schweiger


"The Best Of Bob Dylan Vol. 2" - Limited Edition 2LP set, Columbia COL 498361 1 (NL for Europe), 2000:


Columbia COL 498361 1 (NL for Europe) - front scan by Hans Seegers

Thanks to C P Lee and Jamie Buckley for the information that this album was also released in the UK as a double vinyl set, catalogue number Columbia COL 498361 1. Hans Seegers adds that the vinyl version of the album was manufactured in limited quantities by CBS International in Heemstede, Holland for the British, Dutch, French and Italian markets.

Hans Seegers' copy shown was bought in Italy, and has an Italian SIAE sticker on the rear sleeve. Manuel García Jara has a copy with a white sticker on the rear sleeve with "Made In: (printed) GERMANY (rubber stamped)". This is incorrect, the album was only made in Holland. The records were housed in a wide single sleeve, not a gatefold, and had picture inner sleeves.


Columbia COL 498361 1 (NL for Europe) - sticker from front, scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia COL 498361 1 (NL for Europe) - rear with Italian sticker, scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia COL 498361 1 (NL for Europe) - rear Italian "SIAE" sticker , scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia COL 498361 1 (NL for Europe) - rear with German sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia COL 498361 1 (NL for Europe) - rear German sticker scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia COL 498361 1 (NL for Europe) - inner sleeve for Record 1, front scan by Hans Seegers

Columbia COL 498361 1 (NL for Europe) - inner sleeve for Record 1, rear scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia COL 498361 1 (NL for Europe) - Side 1 scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia COL 498361 1 (NL for Europe) - Side 2 scan by Hans Seegers

Columbia COL 498361 1 (NL for Europe) - front scan by Patrick Helfrich (no sticker)

Columbia COL 498361 1 (NL for Europe) - rear scan by Patrick Helfrich (no sticker)

Columbia COL 498361 1 (NL for Europe) - inner sleeve for Record 2, front scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia COL 498361 1 (NL for Europe) - inner sleeve for Record 2, rear scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia COL 498361 1 (NL for Europe) - Side 3 scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia COL 498361 1 (NL for Europe) - Side 4 scan by Hans Seegers

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Patrick Helfrich and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"The Best Of Bob Dylan Vol. 2" - reissue CD release, Sony Music (no catalogue number) (Greece), 15 Jul 2012:


Sony Music 2012 Greek release, front scan by Dag Braathen
This CD was given away on 15 Jul 2012 with The Best Of Bob Dylan (see 1997), in folded card sleeves with an issue of the Greek newspaper "Ethos" (Nation). The CD has no catalogue number but it does have a matrix number of "DPH ETH BOB DYLAN CD 2". The CD was manufactured in Greece by Digital Press Hellas.

Thanks to Ian Woodward, Dag Braathen and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


Sony Music 2012 Greek release, CD scan by Dag Braathen

Sony Music 2012 Greek release, detail of CD, scan by Dag Braathen


Sony Music 2012 Greek release in folded card sleeve, outside scan by Ian Woodward


Sony Music 2012 Greek release in folded card sleeve, inside with CD, scan by Ian Woodward


Sony Music 2012 Greek release, detail of CD, scan by Dag Braathen

"The Very Best Of Bob Dylan" - 2CD set, Columbia COL 498540 2 (Sweden), May 2000:


Columbia COL 498540 2 (Sweden) - front with sticker (my copy)

Because this 2CD compilation contains a rarity, full details are in 2000.

"The Essential Bob Dylan" - 2CD set, Columbia C2K 85168 (USA/Canada), 31 Oct 2000; Sony Music House MHCP 30-31 (Japan), 21 May 2003:


Columbia C2K 85168 (USA) (my copy)
R-0299 Things Have Changed from the Wonder Boys soundtrack album as well as Columbia compilations and singles, lyrics on bobdylan.com here
Now no longer a rarity since it is included in this album, which is included on the bobdylan.com albums page.

For full details, see International Album Releases (Regular).


2001


"Bob Dylan Live 1961-2000: Thirty-Nine Years Of Great Concert Performances"- compilation CD, SME (Sony Music Entertainment) Records SRCS 2438 (Japan), 28 Feb 2001:
This live compilation album was exclusive to Japan, released to coincide with Bob's 2001 tour there.


SME Records SRCS 2438 (Japan) - front of sealed promo copy with obi and sticker - scan by Keith Schweiger

Because this album contains ten rarities, full details are in 2001.

Tracklisting:

Somebody Touched Me (R-0466 ); Wade In The Water (R-0240); Handsome Molly (R-0467); To Ramona (R-0294); I Don't Believe You (from The Bootleg Series Vol. 4: Live 1966); The Grand Coulee Dam (R-0066); Knockin' On Heaven's Door (from Before The Flood); It Ain't Me, Babe (now from The Bootleg Series Vol. 5: Live 1975, formerly R-0137); Shelter From The Storm (from Hard Rain); Dead Man, Dead Man (R-0205); Slow Train (from Dylan And The Dead); Dignity (from MTV Unplugged); Cold Irons Bound (R-0267); Born In Time (R-0269); Country Pie (R-0468); Things Have Changed (R-0469).


"The Best Of Bob Dylan Vols. 1 & 2" - 2CD set, Columbia 5031332000 (Australia), Mar 2001/Sony Music DH0018A/B Hong Kong, Oct 2001:


Columbia 5020172000 (Australia) - front with sticker, scan by Bill Hester
Because these sets contain rarities, full details are in 2001.
Sony Music
DH0018A/B (Hong Kong) - front photo by Hervé from France

"The Ultimate Collection" - 2CD set, Columbia 5031339 (Germany), 21 May 2001:
This is an expanded edition of the 2000 USA release The Essential Bob Dylan (for which now see International Album Releases) with the same cover and six extra tracks, one of which was a rarity at the time. The sleeve notes are in German. This expanded edition was also released as The Essential Bob Dylan in the UK, France and Australia, see below. This 36 track European version of The Essential Bob Dylan was released in Nov 2003 as a 3CD set with a "Limited Tour Edition Bonus Disc" with a further rarity in Holland, see 2003.

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Columbia 5031339 (Germany) - front picture from amazon.de

R-0299 Things Have Changed - from the Wonder Boys soundtrack album as well as Columbia compilations and singles, lyrics on bobdylan.com here
Now no longer a rarity since it is included in The Essential Bob Dylan (2000) on the bobdylan.com albums page.

R-0273 Dignity - original Oh Mercy out-take produced by Daniel Lanois from the Touched By An Angel OST - see 1998, not the 1994 Brendan O'Brien remixed version for Greatest Hits Vol. 3, which retained only Bob's vocal and guitar and added new backing. Also on The Best Of Bob Dylan Vol. 2, see 2000
Here this track is called "Dignity (Alternate Version)" as opposed to "Dignity (Original Version)" on the UK set below.
Now no longer a rarity since it is included in Dylan (2007) on the bobdylan.com albums page.


Columbia 5031339 (Germany) - front with sticker, scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia 5031339 (Germany) - front sticker scan by Gerd Rundel

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Columbia 5031339 (Germany) - rear insert scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia 5031339 (Germany) - outside of front insert, scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia 5031339 (Germany) - CD1 scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia 5031339 (Germany) - CD1 scan by Gerd Rundel

The original list of the six extra tracks posted by amazon.de was incorrect and must have been provisional - the six extra tracks were reported to have been:

Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?; I Want You; Highway 61 Revisited; I Threw It All Away; On A Night Like This and Baby Stop Crying

instead of:

Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?; I Want You; Changing Of The Guards (1978 version, now found on CD only on Greatest Hits Vol. 3); Blind Willie McTell; Tight Connection To My Heart and Dignity (Alternate Version).

Note that Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window? is still in mono, as on Masterpieces (1978) and Biograph (1985). Track listing:

Disc 1: Blowin' In The Wind; Don't Think Twice, It's All Right; The Times They Are A-Changin'; It Ain't Me, Babe; Maggie's Farm; It's All Over Now, Baby Blue; Mr. Tambourine Man; Subterranean Homesick Blues; Like A Rolling Stone; Positively 4th Street (3:54 stereo version from Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits and Biograph); Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window? (from Biograph); I Want You; Just Like A Woman; Rainy Day Women #12 & 35; All Along The Watchtower; Quinn The Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn) ("Basement Tapes" version with The Band from Biograph); I'll Be Your Baby Tonight; Lay, Lady, Lay; If Not For You; I Shall be Released (1971 version with Happy Traum from Greatest Hits Vol. 2/More Greatest Hits); You Ain't Goin' Nowhere (1971 version with Happy Traum from Greatest Hits Vol. 2/More Greatest Hits); Knockin' On Heaven's Door.

Disc 2: Forever Young (slow version from Planet Waves), Tangled Up In Blue; Shelter From The Storm; Hurricane; Changing Of The Guards (1978 version, as above); Gotta Serve Somebody; Blind Willie McTell (from The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3); Jokerman; Tight Connection To My Heart; Silvio; Everything Is Broken; Dignity (Alternate Version) (R-0273 as above); Not Dark Yet; Things Have Changed (R-0299 as above).

Thanks to David Plentus for spotting the reported differences, and to Anthony Perry and David Goldsmith for correcting the errors. Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin, Gerd Rundel and Ian Woodward for information and scans.


"The Essential Bob Dylan" - 2CD set, Sony Music TV STVCD 116 (UK); Columbia 5031332 (France), 21 May 2001; Columbia CDCOL 6285 (South Africa), 2001; Columbia 50313320000 (Australia), Mar 2002; Columbia 5031332 (UK), Sep 2005; Sony Music 88697 63674 2 (UK), 28 Sep 2009:
This is yet another variant of the Essential/Ultimate compilation, tracklist exactly the same as the German version immediately above.

R-0299 Things Have Changed from the Wonder Boys soundtrack album as well as Columbia compilations and singles, lyrics on bobdylan.com here
Now no longer a rarity since it is included in The Essential Bob Dylan (2000) on the bobdylan.com albums page.

R-0273 Dignity - original Oh Mercy out-take produced by Daniel Lanois from the Touched By An Angel OST - see 1998. Also on The Best Of Bob Dylan Vol. 2, see 2000
Here this is called "Dignity (Original Version)" as opposed to "Dignity (Alternate Version)" on the German set above.
Now no longer a rarity since it is included in Dylan (2007) on the bobdylan.com albums page.

Sony Music TV STVCD 116 (UK), 2001:


Sony Music TV STVCD 116 (UK, 2001) - front picture from www.amazon.co.uk

This 2001 TV-advertised release has two variant rear inserts with a minor difference - the "Sony Music TV" logo is missing from Anthony Perry's copy but present on Jim Siddy's copy, which has a "DOUBLE CD" front sticker.

Thanks to Christopher Rollason for the information about the French release of this album, which has sleeve notes in English - an essay by Patrick Humphries dated 2001 summarising Bob's career.

This album was re-released in the UK in Sep 2005 as Columbia 503133 2, the previous French catalogue number, and on 28 Sep 2009 as Sony Music 88697 63674 2, which comes in a metal box (see below).

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Sony Music TV STVCD 116 (UK, 2001) - rear insert scan by Anthony Perry (variant 1)


Sony Music TV STVCD 116 (UK, 2001) - front with "DOUBLE CD" sticker, scan by Jim Siddy

Sony Music TV STVCD 116 (UK, 2001) - rear insert scan by Jim Siddy (variant 2)

Sony Music TV STVCD 116 (UK, 2001) - detail of rear insert, scan by Jim Siddy (variant 2 - with "Sony Music TV" logo)

Sony Music TV STVCD 116 (UK, 2001) - rear of front insert, scan by Jim Siddy

Sony Music TV STVCD 116 (UK, 2001) - detail of rear of front insert with "Sony Music TV" logo, scan by Jim Siddy

Sony Music TV STVCD 116 (UK, 2001) - detail of rear insert, scan by Anthony Perry (variant 1 - no "Sony Music TV" logo)

Columbia CDCOL 6285 (South Africa):
 

Columbia CDCOL 6285 (South Africa) - front scan by Keith Schweiger
This 2CD set was made in South Africa and has the RISA (Recording Industry of South Africa) logo on the rear insert and CDs.
Columbia CDCOL 6285 (South Africa) - outside of front insert, scan by Keith Schweiger

Columbia CDCOL 6285 (South Africa) - inside of front insert, scan by Keith Schweiger

Columbia CDCOL 6285 (South Africa) - rear insert scan by Keith Schweiger

Columbia CDCOL 6285 (South Africa) - detail of rear insert, scan by Keith Schweiger

Columbia CDCOL 6285 (South Africa) - reverse of rear insert, scan by Keith Schweiger

Columbia CDCOL 6285 (South Africa) - CD1 scan by Keith Schweiger

Columbia CDCOL 6285 (South Africa) - detail of CD1, scan by Keith Schweiger

Columbia CDCOL 6285 (South Africa) - CD2 scan by Keith Schweiger

The artwork is the same as other worldwide releases. It has the same six extra tracks as the European releases.

Columbia 50313320000 (Australia), Mar 2002:
 

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Columbia 5031332000 (Australia, 2002) - front with sticker, scan by Stuart Moore

Thanks to Bill Hester and Darren Tucker for the information that the Australian edition of this set (Columbia 5031332000, made in Australia) was released in New Zealand in Mar 2002, but not announced in Australia until Aug 2002 - this looks identical to the French release, with a similar catalogue number. Bill also informs me that the Australian "Limited Edition" Best Of Bob Dylan Vols. 1 & 2 (see above) is still on sale in New Zealand (as are the separate albums), which must make it extremely confusing for prospective purchasers new to Dylan! Thanks to Stuart Moore for scans of the Australian release, which has a unique white front sticker with blue text.

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Columbia 5031332000 (Australia, 2002) - rear scan by Stuart Moore

Columbia 503133 2 (UK, 2005):
 

Columbia 503133 2 (UK, 2005) - CD-R promo set, folded insert for CD-R1 scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia 503133 2 (UK, 2005) - CD-R promo set, folded insert for CD-R2 scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia 503133 2 (UK, 2005) - CD-R promo set, CD-R1 scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia 503133 2 (UK, 2005) - CD-R promo set, CD-R2 scan by Gerd Rundel

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for scans of the 2005 UK CD-R promo set, which comes in plastic wallets with folded paper inserts from Sony Music Studios, London.

Sony Music 88697 63674 2 (UK, 2009):
 


Sony Music 88697 63674 2 (UK, 2009) - release in metal box, front scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson


Sony Music 88697 63674 2 (UK, 2009) - release in metal box, picture from amazon.co.uk

Thanks to Sonny Boy McFitzson for information about the 2009 UK release in a metal box and for scans.


Sony Music 88697 63674 2 (UK, 2009) - release in metal box, outside scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson


Sony Music 88697 63674 2 (UK, 2009) - release in metal box, outside of booklet scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson


Sony Music 88697 63674 2 (UK, 2009) - release in metal box, inside with CDs scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson


Sony Music 88697 63674 2 (UK, 2009) - detail of CD1, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Sony Music 88697 63674 2 (UK, 2009) - detail of CD2, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson


Sony Music 88697 63674 2 (UK, 2009) - release in metal box, spine scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Sony Music 88697 78417 2 (Europe), 2010:
 

Sony Music 88697 78417 2 (Europe) - front scan by Ian Woodward (2010 release)
A different 36-track 2CD set with the same title was released in Europe in Oct 2010, see International Album Releases (Dylan-only Compilations) 2010s.

Thanks to Anthony Perry, Stuart Moore, Gerd Rundel, Sonny Boy McFitzson, Ian Woodward, Keith Schweiger and Jim Siddy for information and scans.


"Bob Dylan 2001 Radio Capsules" - radio broadcast CD-R, Here And There International (no catalogue number) (Australia), 2001:


Cue sheet and CD-R photo from eBay
This radio broadcast CD-R with cue sheet contains eight Dylan tracks and unspecified interview material.

Tracklisting: Like A Rolling Stone; Subterranean Homesick Blues; Hurricane; Knockin' On Heaven's Door; Rainy Day Women #12 and #35; Just Like A Woman; Lay, Lady, Lay; Positively 4th Street.

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for finding this on eBay. Dag Braathen suggests the interview is from Rockman's Regency Hotel, Melbourne, Australia, 20 or 21 Feb 1986 (interviewer unknown), broadcast on EON-FM, Melbourne, Australia, 21 Feb 1986.


CD-R photo from eBay

2002


"The Bootleg Series Vol. 5 - Bob Dylan Live 1975: The Rolling Thunder Revue" - promo CD-R 8-track sampler, Sony Music (Australia), Dec 2002:

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Sony Music Australia 8-track CD-R sampler - front of card sleeve with cut-out showing disc (my copy)
This Australian promo 8 track CD-R has no catalogue number. It comes in a white card sleeve with the track listing on back and the title on the disc itself.

Thanks to Hervé from France and to Peter Gilmer for the CD.

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Sony Music Australia 8-track CD-R sampler - rear of card sleeve with track listing on label
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Sony Music Australia 8-track CD-R sampler - disc

2003


"Bob Dylan SA-CD Sampler" - promo 6-track Multichannel SA-CD, Columbia CSH 55838 (USA), 6 Jun 2003:
Because this CD contains rarities, full details are in 2003.See below for a seven-track sampler from Oct 2003 with the same catalogue number.


Sony SA-CD May catalogue announcing the fifteen Dylan SA-CD releases

At the Home Entertainment Show in San Francisco, CA, to provide members of the media with a flavour of the Columbia/Legacy Dylan Remastered material, Columbia handed out a six track hybrid SA-CD for reporters who were at the event. Each of the six tracks is available on the disc in three formats: CD Stereo, SA-CD Stereo and SA-CD Surround Sound. The CD is in a clear plastic wallet without artwork. This sampler was exclusive to the Home Entertainment Show, although a new version with an extra track was also released with the limited edition of the Masked And Anonymous soundtrack.

The tracks on the sampler are:
1. All I Really Want To Do - from Bob Dylan Live 1964, Concert At Philharmonic Hall, The Bootleg Series, Volume 6 (this is now a rarity as the album released in Mar 2004 was in stereo only)
2. Love Minus Zero/No Limit - from Bringing It All Back Home
3. Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again - from Blonde on Blonde
4. Tangled Up In Blue - from Blood On The Tracks
5. Gotta Serve Somebody - from Slow Train Coming
6. Moonlight - from "Love & Thef
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Columbia CSH 55838 (USA) - SA-CD (my copy)

Leading off the demonstrations, Steven Berkowitz (Senior Vice President A&R, Legacy Recordings) played track one which is from a previously unreleased Bootleg Series album recorded live in 1964. He told the group that this Dylan Remastered SA-CD would be coming out in October and would be the 16th disc in the series. The song features a 22 year old Dylan, singing with some enthusiasm and raw energy. This track is also interesting since it sounds like Dylan may have had a drink or two before the performance. (There was some talk in the listening session about Dylan being "a bit tipsy").


"Bob Dylan SA-CD Sampler" - promo 7-track Multichannel SA-CD releases, Columbia CSH 55838 (USA), Aug 2003/Columbia CSH 55838000 (Europe), Oct 2003:
See above for a six-track sampler from Jun 2003 with the same catalogue number. Because this CD contains rarities, full details are in 2003.


Columbia CSH 55838 (USA/Europe) - outside of gatefold card sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia CSH 55838 (USA) - SA-CD scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia CSH 55838000 (Europe) - SA-CD scan by Ian Woodward


Columbia CSH 55838 (USA) - version given away with SA-CD players, front of card sleeve and jewel case insert, scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia CSH 55838 (USA) - version given away with SA-CD players, rear of card sleeve with new text, scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia CSH 55838 (USA/Europe) - inside of gatefold card sleeve, scan by scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia CSH 55838 (USA) - version given away with SA-CD players, inside photo by Hervé from France (jewel case version)


Columbia CSH 55838 (USA) - version given away with SA-CD players, reverse of rear insert under clear CD tray with advert for The Bootleg Series Vol. 6, photo by Hervé from France (jewel case version)


Columbia CSH 55838 (USA) - version given away with SA-CD players, rear insert photo by Hervé from France (jewel case version)

This promo SA-CD sampler has the same catalogue number as the previous one, but is actually the 7-track sampler included with the Limited Edition of Masked And Anonymous (see above) in a gatefold card sleeve. Cold Irons Bound from Masked And Anonymous is the seventh track. This CD design is different from the sampler CD.

The inside of the gatefold sleeve has a pocket on the right for the CD. On the left are the pictures of the fifteen Dylan albums being released on hybrid SA-CD in Sep 2003, on the right is a plug for The Bootleg Series Vol. 6: Live 1964 with a first look at the cover design. There is also a version of the US sampler with a slightly different rear design that was being given away with Sony SA-CD and DVD players at Christmas 2003. This has the same catalogue number but new text on the back: "CONGRATULATIONS! YOU HAVE A SPECIAL PLAYER, YOU DESERVE A SPECIAL DISC". This was available both in a card sleeve and in a jewel case.

The European version of this promo sampler has the identical card sleeve but a different CD (silver instead of white). The CD is made in Austria.

Thanks to Peter Good for finding the US sampler on eBay, to Hervé from France, Pachi Becerril, Ian Woodward and Gerd Rundel for pictures.


"Bob Dylan Revisited - The Remasters" - promo 15-track Multichannel SA-CD, Columbia CSH 56477 (USA), Oct 2003:


Columbia CSH 56477 (USA) - front scan by Jack Guerreiro
This album-length promo sampler has a completely different tracklist from the 7-track sampler listed in 2003 (apart from Gotta Serve Somebody), and contains one track from each remastered album. The gatefold card sleeve is virtually identical, but the CD itself is quite different, with no rarities. Each track is present in CD stereo and SA-CD stereo, with the tracks from the six albums released in 5.1 surround sound also present in that format.

Columbia CSH 56477 (USA) - promo CD scan by Jack Guerreiro

Columbia CSH 56477 (USA) - outside of gatefold card sleeve, scan by Jack Guerreiro

Columbia CSH 56477 (USA) - inside of gatefold card sleeve, scan by Jack Guerreiro

Columbia CSH 56477 (USA) - detail of promo CD, scan by Jack Guerreiro

The Tracklisting is:

Don't Think Twice, It's All Right - from The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
2  To Ramona - from Another Side Of Bob Dylan
3  Maggie's Farm - from Bringing It All Back Home
4  Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues - from Highway 61 Revisited
5  I Want You - from Blonde On Blonde
6  Dear Landlord - from John Wesley Harding
7  To Be Alone With You - from Nashville Skyline
8  Simple Twist Of Fate - from Blood On The Tracks
9  On A Night Like This - from Planet Waves (misplaced chronologically, should be track 8)
10 One More Cup Of Coffee - from Desire
11 Changing Of The Guards - from Street-Legal
12 Gotta Serve Somebody - from Slow Train Coming
13 License To Kill - from Infidels
14 Ring Them Bells - from Oh Mercy
15 Summer Days - from "Love And Theft"

The CD itself has the title Bob Dylan Revisited - The Remasters Sampler.

Thanks to Hervé from France for information and Jack Guerreiro for scans.


"The Essential Bob Dylan" - 3CD set, Columbia 503133 0 (NL), 13 Nov 2003:


Columbia 503133 0 (NL) - front of jewel case with sticker (my copy)
This Dutch set is a "Limited Tour Edition". It contains the 2001 36-track expanded version and also has a 6-track Bonus Disc featuring a further rarity. It has a 12-page booklet in English and a 20-page booklet in Dutch.

For full details, see 2003.


Columbia 503133 0 (NL) - Dutch language sticker

2004


"Bob Dylan Songs" - promo 2CD-R set, Soundtracksite (no catalogue number) (USA), 2004(?):


Front of CD 1 - picture from eBay
This promo 2CD-R set contains 30 Dylan songs from the 1960s to the 1980s. The eBay seller says "this is likely one of only a handful made to pitch use of these Dylan songs on movies, TV, commercials & video games". The CD-Rs are housed in jewel cases with front inserts. Bizarrely the web site address www.soundtracksite.com now leads to the site of Pathway Specialty Compounds, a pharmacy company based in Las Vegas, NV! Archived copies of the correct web-site are dated 2004, so I have dated this set then in the absence of further information.

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for finding this on eBay.


CD-R1 - picture from eBay


Front of CD 2 - picture from eBay


CD-R2 - picture from eBay

"Victoria's Secret Exclusive: Lovesick" - 9 track promo CD for Victoria's Secret, Sony A72812 (USA), Mar 2004:


Sony A72812 (USA) - front (my copy)
As this Dylan compilation CD contains a rarity, full details are in 2004.

"Les Indispensables De Bob Dylan" - compilation CD, Sony Music Media SMM 516344-2 (France), 13 Apr 2004/Sony Music 5163342 (France), 2006:


Sony Music Media SMM 516344-2 (France) - front (my copy)
As this Dylan compilation CD contains a rarity, full details are in 2004. It was re-released in 2006 with a new cover design.

This set is a repackaging of the earlier European compilation The Best Of Bob Dylan, see above and 1997.

Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin and Jean-Pol Hiernaux for finding these releases.


Sony Music 5163342 (France) - 2006 release picture from eil.com

"Bob Dylan And His Band Plus Very Special Guests" - promotional 6CD boxed set, Aiken Promotions (UK), May 2004:


Front of Aiken Promotions box unfolded, scan by John Caruth
This promotional box from Aiken Promotions of Northern Ireland has been created in order to publicise Bob Dylan's performance at Stormont Castle in Belfast on 26 Jun 2004. It includes a copy of the UK release of Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits plus albums by all the supporting artists including Paddy Casey and Damien Dempsey. The Dylan CD is the current UK release, see 1967.

Thanks to John Caruth for information and scan. Thanks to Aiken Promotions for the discs, which include Living by Paddy Casey, Hi-Lo by The Walls, and Trading Snakeoil For Wolftickets by Gary Jules.


Rear of Aiken Promotions box unfolded

"Iden & Tity" - film soundtrack album, Sony Music MHCP 166 (Japan), 2 Jun 2004:


Sony Music MHCP 166 (Japan) - front with obi (my copy)

The famous Japanese cartoonist and Dylan fan Jun Miura, who compiled the promo 2CD compilation Dylan Ga Rock (see 1993 and 2010), also compiled this album (I Threw It All Away appears twice!). The songs on this CD are used in the 2003 independent Japanese movie "Iden & Tity", directed by Tomorowo Taguchi and based on a series of comic books by Jun Miura, see Films with Dylan Album Tracks 2000-04. Jun Miura also used this artwork for the Japanese edition of The Essential Bob Dylan, see 2000. The CD front insert is a 56-page booklet entirely in Japanese which is illustrated with cartoons by Jun Miura. Jun Miura also created the artwork for the Japanese 2CD promo-only set Dylan Ga Rock mentioned above, see 1993 and 2010, with the same image of Bob in hat and shades with acoustic guitar, and again for the 2004 Japanese release of The Best Of Bob Dylan, see 1997, and the 2003 Japanese release of The Essential Bob Dylan, see International Album Releases.

Thanks to Michio Kinoshita for information about this release, also that it was rescheduled for 2 Jun 2004 from the original release date of 21 Jan 2004. It was apparently delayed because Bob did not like the artwork, but he has been talked round! Also thanks to Anders Lindh.


Sony Music MHCP 166 (Japan) - obi

Sony Music MHCP 166 (Japan) - CD


Sony Music MHCP 166 (Japan) - outside of 56-page booklet.


Sony Music MHCP 166 (Japan) - rear insert


Sony Music MHCP 166 (Japan) - reverse of rear insert (under clear CD tray)


UK Project UKCD-1109 (Japan) - film soundtrack album (no Dylan involvement)

"Iden & Tity" 2005 Japanese 2005 commercial DVD release, picture from amazon.co.jp

"Iden & Tity" issues 24-27, comic book by Jun Miura, picture found by Moise Potié (Bob on right)

"Iden & Tity" issue 32, comic book by Jun Miura, picture from amazon.co.jp
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Dylan Ga Rock - 1993 exclusive Japanese release also illustrated by Jun Miura, see 1993 and 2010
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The Best Of Bob Dylan - 1997 Japanese compilation with obi illustrated by Jun Miura, see 1997

The Essential Bob Dylan - 2003 Japanese release with wrap-around obi illustrated by Jun Miura, see International Album Releases

The film "Iden & Tity" was released on DVD in 2005 in Japan by Tohokushinsha Film Corporation, see VHS & DVD: Films with Dylan Album Tracks - 2000-2004. A second film soundtrack album has been released on the UK Project label in Japan, but contains only the film score and no Dylan music (see above). Thanks to Jack Guerreiro for the information that this is because the Dylan songs on the Sony soundtrack album don't actually appear in the film, just in the form of lyrics as sub-titles, although an actor appears throughout the film as "Dylan's ghost"!

Tracklisting:

  1. Maggie’s Farm (Album Version)

  2. Idiot Wind (Album Version)

  3. If Dogs Run Free (Album Version)

  4. I Threw It All Away (live from Hard Rain)

  5. Subterranean Homesick Blues (Album Version)

  6. Like A Rolling Stone (Album Version)

  7. One Too Many Mornings (live from Hard Rain)

  8. The Times They Are A-Changin' (Album Version)

  9. The Ballad Of Frankie Lee And Judas Priest (Album Version)

  10. Shelter From The Storm (Album Version)

  11. It Ain’t Me Babe (Album Version)

  12. Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine) (live with The Band from Before The Flood)

  13. Buckets Of Rain (Album Version)

  14. Foot Of Pride (from The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3)

  15. Tomorrow Is A Long Time (live from Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. 2)

  16. It’s All Over Now. Baby Blue (live from Biograph)

  17. Song To Woody (Album Version)

  18. I Threw It All Away (Album Version)


"Bob Dylan" - stereo acetate LP, Fantasy 77182 (USA), tracks recorded 1963-64, acetate mastered 1972-80, surfaced Jul 2004:


Fantasy 77182 (USA) - Side 1 picture from Keith Venturoni
As this Dylan acetate LP contains several rarities, full details are in 2004.

Thanks to Keith Venturoni for information and scans.


Fantasy 77182 (USA) - Side 2 picture from Keith Venturoni

"1964: The Times They Are A-Changin' - A Radio Symposium On Bob Dylan and His Times" - 2 radio station CD-Rs, WFUV Radio/Columbia Legacy (no catalogue number) (USA), late 2004:


Front scan by Arie de Reus

Inside of front insert, scan by Arie de Reus

Rear insert scan by Arie de Reus

CD-R1 scan by Arie de Reus

CD-R2 scan by Arie de Reus

This 2CD set in a slimline jewel case is a two hour radio show originally from WFUV in New York, sent out for syndication in the USA. The front of the CD booklet reproduces the front of The Bootleg Series Vol. 6: Live 1964 on a yellow background. It's described as “A unique panel discussion commemorating the 40th anniversary of Bob Dylan’s historic Philharmonic Hall Concert in New York City (31 Oct 1964).” and was recorded live in Mar 2004 at the Museum of TV and Radio in New York with panellists Sean Wilentz, David Hadju, Dave Marsh, Rodney Crowell, Bill Flanagan and Rita Houston. Inside are programme information and radio cues. The CD-Rs and the rear sleeve have Columbia logos printed on them. The programme includes five songs from The Bootleg Series Vol. 6: Live 1964 and there's a note that Columbia and Dylan's management waive their rights under U.S. legislation to allow radio stations to stream the programme on their websites.

Thanks to Hervé from France, Ian Woodward and Arie de Reus for information and scans.


2005


"Bob Dylan's American Journey 1956-1966" - compilation CD, Sony Music Custom Marketing Group A93709 (USA), Jan 2005:


Sony Music Custom Marketing Group A93709 (USA) - front (my copy)


Sony Music Custom Marketing Group A93709 (USA) - front insert


Sony Music Custom Marketing Group A93709 (USA) - rear insert


Sony Music Custom Marketing Group A93709 (USA) - CD


"The Bob Dylan Scrapbook", see Interviews with Bob

This compilation CD is available from the Experience Music Project, Seattle, WA, to tie in with the exhibition of the same name, and contains eleven tracks from Bob's first seven albums. The front insert is a stapled 8-page booklet with notes by Robert Santelli of the EMP and several illustrations from the exhibition. This CD is available for purchase only at the exhibition itself or online (USA and Canada only), see here . For The Bob Dylan Scrapbook, 1956-1966, the Sep 2005 book with text by Robert Santelli associated with this exhibition, see Interviews with Bob.

Thanks to Ian Woodward for information about this item and to Tim Dunn for the CD.


"Live At The Gaslight 1962" - CD releases - Columbia/Legacy A 96016 (USA), 30 Aug 2005; Columbia/Legacy COL 82876728622 (Belgium), 7 Oct 2005; Columbia/Sony Music 88697 51773 2/2 (NL), 2009:


Columbia/Legacy A 96016 (USA) - front of sealed digipak (my copy)
This 10-track CD available only from Starbucks coffee shops in the USA has been produced for them by Columbia. It comes in a digipak with a 12-page stapled booklet featuring liner notes by Sean Wilentz, who claims the circulating 17-song tape is actually taken from two separate shows at the Gaslight Café in New York in Oct 1962. The disc was also available in Belgium only with a  voucher was also included with the 11 Oct 2005 issue of "Humo", redeemable at Standaard Boekhandel stores.

As these tracks are all rarities, full details are in 2005.

This album was later released in 2009 in Holland as part of a 10CD set The Bob Dylan 60s Collection, released in association with the Dutch newspaper "De Volkskrant", see 2009.


Columbia/Legacy COL 82876728622 (Belgium) - front of Humo slipcase, scan by Bernard Reynaert

Columbia/Sony Music 88697 51773 2/2 (NL) - front of card sleeve, scan by Tom Willems

Thanks to Bernard Reynaert and Tom Willems for information and scans.


"The Bootleg Series Vol. 7 - No Direction Home: The Soundtrack (Two Hour Radio Special)" - promo 2CD set, Columbia/Legacy COL 1391-1/2 (USA), Sep 2005; Columbia/Legacy 82876 89682 2 (USA), 2006:


Columbia/Legacy COL 1391-1/2 (USA) - picture from eBay

eBay description: "This is a Sony Music double-disc "Radio Special" companion to the Dylan "No Direction Home" CD and documentary, no catalogue number, no bar code, sent only to radio stations! From the copy on the back of the set: "NO DIRECTION HOME: BOB DYLAN--Part One Program time: 59:00--One (1:00) minute ID break at program time 30:36-31:36, with music bed. Part Two Program time: 59:00--One (1:00) minute ID break at program time 26:02-27:02, with music bed. This is the "official bootleg" radio companion for the PBS special "No Direction Home: Bob Dylan." A two part (two-one hour shows) music intensive radio special featuring exclusive music, interviews and other materials from Bob Dylan's personal archives. This program is hosted by David Dye. You'll hear music and interviews featured in the Martin Scorsese-directed film, "No Direction Home: Bob Dylan," which premiers on PBS stations September 26-27, 2005. This program also includes additional interviews not heard in the film. Many of the people that were witness to Dylan's progress tell us what he was like, what was going on at the time and the cultural impact of Dylan's emergence. We'll hear from poet Allen Ginsburg, singer Dave Van Ronk, Susan Rotolo, and scenesters Manny Roth, Bruce Langhorn, Carolyn Hester, Bob Neuwirth, as well as noted Dylanologist Prof. Sean Wilentz, and many more. This set is sealed, mint, unplayed and very rare. This is a super-rare promo-only item."


Columbia/Legacy 82876 89682 2(USA) - alternate front picture from eBay

Columbia/Legacy 82876 89682 2(USA) - alternate rear picture from eBay

Columbia/Legacy COL 1391-1/2 (USA) - front insert scan by Arie de Reus


Columbia/Legacy COL 1391-1/2 (USA) - reverse of front insert, scan by Arie de Reus


Columbia/Legacy COL 1391-1/2 (USA) - rear insert scan by Arie de Reus

Columbia/Legacy COL 1391-1 (USA) - CD1 scan by Arie de Reus

Columbia/Legacy COL 1391-2 (USA) - CD2 scan by Arie de Reus

Columbia/Legacy COL 1391-2 (USA) - detail of CD2, scan by Jack Guerreiro

Jack Guerreiro points out that the discs have the catalogue numbers COL 1391-1 and COL 1391-2 on the centre rim of the playable side.

Tim Dunn has a copy of the 2CD set with catalogue number Columbia/Legacy 82876 89682 2 that was sent out to people promising donations by a Cleveland, OH, TV station in 2006 as part of a "pledge drive" during the showing of "No Direction Home". This has no front sleeve illustration, just text with the title. The rear insert is the same as illustrated but with the FBI Anti-Piracy logo on the rear insert.

Thanks to Jack Guerreiro, Hervé from France and Tim Dunn for information and to Arie de Reus for scans.


"No Direction Home: Bootleg Volume 7 - Exclusive Radio Sampler" - radio station CD, Columbia/Legacy COL 1666 (USA), Sep 2005:


Columbia/Legacy COL 1666 (USA) - front scan by Hans Seegers
Apparently this seven track CD went out to non-profit and adult alternative radio stations. Because it has four rarities, full details are in 2005.

Thanks to Jean-Pol Hiernaux, Åsa Källén-Lindh, Ian Woodward, Keith Venturoni and Hans Seegers for information. Thanks also to Hans Seegers for scans (a huge improvement on the eBay photographs!).


"Bob Dylan: No Direction Home - Bootleg Volume 7 Two Hour Radio Show" - 2 radio station CD-Rs, Columbia/Legacy (no catalogue numbers) (USA), Sep 2005:


Insert for Hour 1, photo by Gerd Rundel
This two hour radio show hosted by David Dye features tracks from The Bootleg Series Vol. 7 - No Direction Home. It consists of two CD-Rs in clear plastic wallets, each with a printed paper insert.

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for information and photos.


CD-R1 photo by Gerd Rundel


Insert for Hour 2, photo by Gerd Rundel


CD-R2 photo by Gerd Rundel

"Bob Dylan Live At Carnegie Hall 1963" - Columbia/Legacy CSK 17254 (USA); Columbia/Legacy SAMPCM 15009 2 (Europe), 15 Nov 2005:


Columbia/Legacy CSK 17254 (USA) - front of card sleeve, scan by Gil Lamont
If you bought No Direction Home: The Soundtrack - The Bootleg Series Vol. 7 and "The Bob Dylan Scrapbook" together from bobdylan.com in the USA, you received this free six track CD in a card sleeve which opens at the top (the European version opens at the side). The CD was also available at Borders in the USA, with selected Dylan purchases such as "The Bob Dylan Scrapbook", the paperback edition of "Chronicles Vol. 1", The Bootleg Series Vol. 7: No Direction Home, and several other remastered Dylan CDs. Thanks to Hans Seegers for information that this CD was also included as a bonus disc in a limited edition "long box" edition of The Best Of Bob Dylan (US release - see below).

As these tracks are all rarities, full details are in 2005.


Columbia/Legacy SAMPCM 15009 2 (Europe) - front of card sleeve with Virgin UK sticker, scan by Neil Burling

"The Best Of Bob Dylan" - compilation CD, Columbia 82876 75013 2 (USA/Canada)/Sony Music (catalogue number?) (Japan), 15 Nov 2005:
This album with liner notes by Bill Flanagan is not the same as the 1997 European release of the same name which contained a rarity, the alternate version of Shelter From The Storm from the "Jerry Maguire" film soundtrack, not the version from Blood On The Tracks. It has now been added to the Bob Dylan albums page on bobdylan.com and therefore to International Album Releases (Regular), where more details and scans can be found.


Columbia 82876 75013 2 (USA) - front of sealed digipak with sticker (my copy)
R-0299 Things Have Changed from the Wonder Boys soundtrack album as well as Columbia compilations and singles, lyrics on bobdylan.com here
Now no longer a rarity since it is included in The Essential Bob Dylan (2000) on the bobdylan.com albums page.

Tracklisting: Blowin' In The Wind; The Times They Are A-Changin'; Mr. Tambourine Man; Like A Rolling Stone; Rainy Day Women #12 & 35; All Along The Watchtower; Lay, Lady, Lay; Knockin' On Heaven's Door; Tangled Up In Blue; Hurricane; Forever Young; Gotta Serve Somebody; Jokerman; Not Dark Yet; Things Have Changed (R-0299); Summer Days.

R-0299 has now been removed from the rarities list. Thanks to Tim Dunn for information.

Hans Seegers has a copy of this album in a "long box" with a bonus CD of Bob Dylan Live At Carnegie Hall 1963, see 2005. For more pictures, see here.

Thanks to Jean-Pol Hiernaux for information about of the Canadian release. The rear lacks the US FBI Anti-Piracy logo.


Columbia
130C 675013LB (USA) - "long box" front scan by Hans Seegers (includes bonus CD of Carnegie Hall)

Columbia 82876 75013 2 (USA) - rear of sealed digipak

2006


"Blues" - compilation CD, Columbia/Legacy 82876 88900 2 (USA), 8 Aug 2006; Columbia/Legacy 88697 00917 2 (Germany), Sep 2006:


Columbia/Legacy 82876 88900 2 (USA) - picture from Barnes & Noble web-site
Because this album contains three remastered tracks, it has been moved to 2006.

Thanks to Gino Galvez for information.


2007


"Shakespeare In The Alley: Bob Dylan Poetics" - 12 radio broadcast CDs, Public Broadcasting System (no catalogue numbers) (USA), 2007:

The shows present Bob Dylan as the contemporary American successor of Walt Whitman, Woody Guthrie and Allen Ginsberg as a democratic poet in opposition to the elite tradition represented best by the early T. S. Eliot. The writer/producer of this radio series, Dr. Bill King, has written and produced two earlier versions of this series and aired them on public radio with favourable local reception. This expanded series provides a new programming model for presenting humanities content on radio, reaching out to a wide audience including both those who already have an interest in Bob Dylan's work and those who love poetry and music but know little of this artist working in a medium not usually associated with poetry. This website www.dylanalley.org is meant to provide supplementary material to the radio series. The title of the series comes, of course, from the second verse of "Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again":

Each show examines some form Dylan likes to use (the ballad, the love song), some theme (the "monster myths" such as racism or the quest for salvation), but always reinforcing the central concept of Dylan's song as a democratic poetry drawing on and reaching out to a diverse audience from various cultures.

Writer/narrator/producer: Dr. William E. (Bill) King, Professor of English, Western State College of Colorado, Gunnison CO 81231.


Detail of CD-R1, scan by Barney Hallingby

SHOW ONE -INTRODUCTION
Show one introduces three questions the series will address: What kind of poet is Dylan? How can we deepen our appreciation of his work? How does his poetry work? The short answers will be developed in later shows. It focuses primarily on one song, "To Ramona", a simple song in appearance with deep philosophical implications about what the "radical solitude" in which each of us exist.

SHOW TWO - THE THREE KINGS
This show continues the idea of "radical solitude" in "Just Like A Woman" and then tums to the question of interpretation, including a radio drama based on the liner notes to John Wesley Harding.

SHOW THREE - THE JOKER AND THE THIEF
Using songs from all five decades of Dylan's career, this show demonstrates how Dylan alternates artistic masks. He fluctuates back and forth between a Classical mode of moderation and a Romanticism ode of excess. These two modes are symbolically expressed in the joker and the thief from "All Along the Watchtower." They reveal Dylan's altemation between Dionysian rebellion and Apollonian order.

SHOW FOUR - THE BALLADS, PART I
This two part series of shows focuses on narrative songs, the form we call "ballads." The first part looks at ballads on albums in '63,'64,' 65 and '68. The theme of America emerges in three of these ballads: " Motor psycho Nightmare," "Bob Dylan's 115th Dream," and "As I Went Out One Morning," where America appears as the "fairest damsel that ever did walk in chains."

SHOW FIVE - THE BALLADS, PART II
Part two moves from analysis of short ballads on the John Wesley Harding album to a close reading of two long ballads: "The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest" and the much more powerful and mythic "Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts," then closes with "A Simple Twist of Fate" which reverses the gender roles in the "Jack of Hearts."

SHOW SIX - THE LOVE SONGS, PART I
This two part series begins by demonstrating Dylan's rejection of Tin Pan Alley and of "protest" songs. This leads to a focus on his love songs. Some are really love song, some explore the artist/audience relationship, some are about spiritual love. This show closes with an analysis of "I Want You" as critique of popular love song tradition, with the Beatles portrayed in the final verse as "your dancing child with his Chinese suit."

SHOW SEVEN - THE LOVE SONGS, PART II
Part II focuses on a single song, "Visions of Johanna," one of Dylan's richest and most complex songs about human longing for the eternal. The real vs. the ideal is explored as Dylan declares", Inside the museum infinity goes up on trial." This is perhaps Dylan's finest song in the Romantic mid-sixties period, where "little boy lost" longs for the ideal.

SHOW EIGHT - MYTHS
Dylan debunks the false myths of "true love" in "Love Sick" and American righteousness in "With God on Our Side," seeking those true myths which lead to salvation and seeks to promote true myths which help us find our place in the eternal rather than the immediate.

SHOW NINE - "QUINNTESSENCE"
Following up on the myths in show eight, this show explores other songs which convey Dylan's quest for the eternal rather than the temporal. It builds not only on show eight but also show seven in about "Visions of Johanna," moving on to "Mr. Tambourine Man," "Quinn the Eskimo," "When I Paint My Masterpiece", et al.

SHOW TEN - THE JOHN WESLEY HARDING ALBUM
This show focuses entirely on one album, moving through the album analyzing each song as a step in the progression from the outlaw figure of John Wesley Harding to the totally moderate family man who says, "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight." This show builds on show three where the joker/thief dichotomy is introduced as well as the ballad show which covers several songs on the album.

SHOW ELEVEN - THE ART/ARTIST/AUDIENCE RELATIONSHIP
Following up earlier references to the theme of art's relationship to artist and audience, this show compares romantic/classical modes, folk vs. fine art, popular vs. high culture as seen in such songs as "She Belongs to Me" and "Visions of Johanna" and "When I Paint My Masterpiece."

SHOW TWELVE - DYLAN AND THE TRADITIONS
This concluding show explores Dylan's relationship to three traditions: modern poetry, popular song, traditional song. I argue that he is indebted to all three but at the same time tries to overcome the limitations which each impose on the artist. My conclusion: he takes the best, leaves the rest.

Thanks to Barney Hallingby for information and scans.


Shows 1-3, CD-R scans by Barney Hallingby

Shows 4-6, CD-R scans by Barney Hallingby

Shows 7-9, CD-R scans by Barney Hallingby

Shows 10-12, CD-R scans by Barney Hallingby

"Everyone Must Get Stoned - October '07" - promo CD+DVD set, Sony/BMG (no catalogue number) (Australia), 20 Aug 2007:


Front of wallet, scan by Gerd Rundel
This media presentation promo set is housed in a hard plastic wallet and has a CD-R of the single 18-track Dylan CD plus a DVD-R lasting around 3 minutes of photos, snippets of video clips and album covers. The discs come in separate jewel cases, each with an insert. The rear of the DVD insert is the same as the front but without text, and is not shown. The red colour of the wallet is distinctly darker than that of the inserts. There was also a promo letter from Sony/BMG Australia dated 20 Aug 2007.


Outside of wallet, scan by Gerd Rundel


Promo letter scan by Gerd Rundel

CD-R insert scan by Gerd Rundel

Reverse of CD-R insert scan by Gerd Rundel

CD-R scan by Gerd Rundel

Australian DVD-R front insert scan by Gerd Rundel (rear not shown)

Australian DVD-R scan by Gerd Rundel

European DVD What Defines A True Icon?, photo by Hervé from France

The video material was also available separately as a true DVD in Europe (see VHS & DVD 2000s Part 4), thanks to Hervé from France for the photo.

Thanks to Tim Dunn for finding this on eBay and to Gerd Rundel for scans. For more details of the 2007 Dylan album single CD version and others, see International Albums (Regular).


"Dylan" - 4 radio station CDs, Sony BMG Music Entertainment (no catalogue numbers) (USA), broadcast Sep 2007:

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Sony BMG US Radio 59 min version, front scan by Arie de Reus
This set promoting the 2007 compilation Dylan consists of four one-hour shows hosted by Patti Smith:
  1. Blowin' In The Wind: Bob's arrives in New York in 1961 and becomes "the voice of a generation"
  2. Like A Rolling Stone: Bob throws off the mantle of folk protest singer in the mid-1960s
  3. Shelter From The Storm: Bob expands his artistic world in the 1970s and 1980s
  4. Oh Mercy: the music Bob's made since the late 1980s
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Sony BMG US Radio 59 min version, rear scan by Arie de Reus

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Sony BMG US Radio 59 min version, insert front scan by Arie de Reus

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Sony BMG US Radio 59 min version, insert rear scan by Arie de Reus
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Sony BMG US Radio 54 min version, front scan by Arie de Reus
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Sony BMG US Radio 54 min version, insert front scan by Arie de Reus
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Sony BMG US Radio 54 min version, insert rear scan by Arie de Reus
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Sony BMG US Radio 59 min version, CD1 scan by Arie de Reus
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Sony BMG US Radio 59 min version, CD2 scan by Arie de Reus
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Sony BMG US Radio 59 min version, CD3 scan by Arie de Reus
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Sony BMG US Radio 54 min version, rear scan by Arie de Reus
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Sony BMG US Radio 54 min version, CD1 scan by Arie de Reus
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Sony BMG US Radio 54 min version, CD2 scan by Arie de Reus
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Sony BMG US Radio 54 min version, CD3 scan by Arie de Reus
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Sony BMG US Radio 54 min version, CD4 scan by Arie de Reus
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Sony BMG US Radio 59 min version, CD4 scan by Arie de Reus

It is available in 59 minute and 54 minute versions - the 59 minute version has 5 extra minutes of promo spots on each disc, the music content is the same. Each set comes in a double width jewel case with an insert. Thanks to Bradley Morgan for information that although these documentaries can no longer be broadcast, they are available for download from iTunes USA.

Thanks to Jean-Pol Hiernaux, Fred Muller and Richard Haslop for information and to Arie de Reus for the scans.


"Dream Dylan Live" - 2 radio broadcast CDs, Sony/BMG/Columbia (no catalogue numbers) (Europe), Oct 2007:


Picture from eBay found by Peter Coulthard
This promo set has two CDs in gatefold plastic wallet with inserts. The tracklist is:

CD1: Blowin In The Wind (1963); The Times They Are A-Changin' (1964); Subterranean Homesick Blues (1965); Mr. Tambourine Man (1971); Like A Rolling Stone (1974), Maggie's Farm (1965); Just Like A Woman (1966); Rainy Day Women #12 & 25 (1974); All Along The Watchtower (1985)

CD2: Lay, Lady, Lay (1976); Knockin' On Heaven's Door (1994); Forever Young (1978); Tangled Up In Blue (1984); Hurricane (1975); Make You Feel My Love (1998); Things Have Changed (2000); Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine) (1974)

Gerd Rundel has a different copy of this broadcast on two CD-Rs which come in a 2CD jewel case without inserts. The CD-Rs have "250407" printed in the clear centres, which may be a manufacturing date of 25 Apr 2007. On disc 1 The Times They Are A-Changin' is misprinted The Times Tey Are A-Changin'.

This is not the same as the live programme broadcast in the UK on BBC Radio 2 on 6 Oct 2007, which included the legendary performance of The Groom's Still Waiting At The Altar from the Fox Warfield Theater, San Francisco, CA, 15 Nov 1980, with Mike Bloomfield on guitar. Some of these live tracks are previously unreleased - more details will be added later.

Thanks to Peter Coulthard, Sascha Kossjak and Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


CD-R1 scan by Gerd Rundel

CD-R2 scan by Gerd Rundel

"Bob Dylan Live At The Newport Folk Festival" - radio station CD, Columbia (no catalogue number) (USA), Oct 2007:


Front scan by Mark Webster
This 54:00 radio station CD has audio performances from the 2007 DVD release The Other Side Of The Mirror: Bob Dylan Live At The Newport Folk Festival 1963-1965, see VHS & DVD 2000s Part 4. For more details, see 2007.

Thanks to Jean-Pol Hiernaux for information and to Mark Webster for the scan.


"Bob Dylan Classics Live" - live compilation limited edition CD, Columbia/Legacy 88697 21150 2 (USA), Dec 2007:

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Columbia/Legacy 88697 21150 2 (USA) - front scan by Hans Seegers
This exclusive compilation is being given away by public service broadcasters in the USA when you pledge money to support them in 2008 by buying albums such as the 2007 Dylan compilation for an inflated price of $75 for the single CD or $150 for the 3CD set. Because it contains two live rarities, full details are in 2007.

Thanks to Harold Lepidus and Ian Woodward for information about this album and to Hans Seegers for the scan.


"Theme Time Radio Hour With Bob Dylan: Christmas" - 2 radio station CD-Rs, XM Radio (no catalogue numbers) (USA), 24 Dec 2007:


Picture from eBay
These radio station CD-Rs have Bob's two hour Christmas show, for broadcast on XM Radio, Monday 24 Dec 2007.

Thanks to Tim Dunn for finding this on eBay.


Picture from eBay

2008


"Playlist: The Very Best Of Bob Dylan '60s" - compilation CD+, Columbia/Legacy 88697 42227 2 (USA), 16 Dec 2008:


Columbia/Legacy 88697 42227 2 (USA) - front scan by Stuart Moore
This album is the part of the Columbia/Legacy "Playlist" series in "eco-friendly" packaging. The disc is in a card sleeve and the liner notes, pictures, etc., are in a PDF file on the CD+ itself. For the 2009 '70s compilation, see below. For the 2010 '80s compilation see International Album Releases (Dylan-Only Compilations) 2010s.

Tracklist: A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall; The Times They Are A-Changin'; With God On Our Side; Chimes Of Freedom; Boots Of Spanish Leather; Mr. Tambourine Man; It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding); Like A Rolling Stone; I Want You; Positively 4th Street; Down Along The Cove; All Along The Watchtower; I'll Be Your Baby Tonight; Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You.


Columbia/Legacy 88697 42227 2 (USA) - screenshot by Stuart Moore


Columbia/Legacy 88697 42227 2 (USA) - rear scan by Stuart Moore


Columbia/Legacy 88697 42227 2 (USA) - inside with CD, scan by Stuart Moore


Columbia/Legacy 88697 42227 2 (USA) - screenshot with tracklist by Stuart Moore


Two more albums in the "Playlist" series, pictures from www.amazon.com


Columbia/Legacy 88765 45046 2 (USA) - front picture from www.amazon.com (2013 re-release with T-shirt)
Thanks to Tim Dunn for information that this album was re-released in a box with a T-shirt in the Columbia/legacy series "Threads + Grooves" in Feb 2013. The CD has the same tracklist and presumably the same digital content, but is now in a jewel case instead of a card sleeve (Hank Wellman says that the album is on sale in "Best Buy" separately in a jewel case). For more details, see International Releases (Dylan-only Compilations) 2010s. Hank has also seen the pack with a Highway 61 Revisited CD instead of the "Playlist" compilation.

Thanks to Jack Guerreiro, David Plentus and Stuart Moore for information and scans.


"Playlist: The Very Best Of Bob Dylan '60s" - compilation CD+, Sony Music SICP 3636 (Japan), 8 Aug 2012:


Sony Music SICP 3636 (Japan) - front with obi, scan by Jack Guerreiro
This album was released in Japan on the same day as the Playlist '70s album below. Unlike the US release, the CD comes in a jewel case, but like the US release, this CD contains a PDF file with all the usually printed information - tracklist, photos, liner notes in Japanese and English, CD credits, Dylan discography and wallpapers. The obi is dated "12-8-8" (8 Aug 2012) with an original release date of "08-12-2" (2 Dec 2008, 14 days earlier than the US release date as notified to me) and a withdrawal date of "13.2.7" (7 Feb 2013). The obi shows the album price as ¥1,300 (¥1,238 plus sales tax).

Thanks to Jack Guerreiro for information and scans.


Sony Music SICP 3636 (Japan) - obi scan by Jack Guerreiro

Sony Music SICP 3636 (Japan) - front scan by Jack Guerreiro

Sony Music SICP 3636 (Japan) - outside of front insert, scan by Jack Guerreiro

Sony Music SICP 3636 (Japan) - rear insert scan by Jack Guerreiro


Sony Music SICP 3636 (Japan) - CD scan by Jack Guerreiro


2009


"Playlist: The Very Best Of Bob Dylan '70s" - compilation CD+, Columbia/Legacy 88697 42942 2 (USA), 31 Mar 2009:


Columbia/Legacy 88697 42942 2 (USA) - front scan by Stuart Moore
Thanks to Fred Muller and David Plentus for information that the '70s Dylan compilation in this "Playlist" series was released on 31 Mar 2009. The disc is again in a card sleeve and the liner notes, pictures, etc., are in a PDF file on the CD+ itself. For the 2008 '60s compilation, see above. For the 2010 '80s compilation see International Album Releases (Dylan-Only Compilations) 2010s.

Tracklist: If Not For You; You Ain't Goin' Nowhere; Forever Young; Watching The River Flow; Knockin' On Heaven's Door; On A Night Like This; The Mighty Quinn (Quinn, The Eskimo); Precious Angel; Tangled Up In Blue; Gotta Serve Somebody; One More Cup Of Coffee; Changing Of The Guards; Hurricane; Buckets Of Rain.


Columbia/Legacy 88697 42942 2 (USA) - front with sticker, scan by Stuart Moore


Columbia/Legacy 88697 42942 2 (USA) - front sticker scan by Stuart Moore

Columbia/Legacy 88697 42942 2 (USA) - rear scan by Stuart Moore

Columbia/Legacy 88697 42942 2 (USA) - inside with CD, scan by Stuart Moore

Columbia/Legacy 88697 42942 2 (USA) - inside without CD, scan by Stuart Moore

Columbia/Legacy 88697 42942 2 (USA) - tracklist screenshot by Stuart Moore

Columbia/Legacy 88697 42942 2 (USA) - screenshot by Stuart Moore
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CBS 7329 (NL) - front scan by Hans Seegers (1971 stereo single)
Watching The River Flow is listed as coming from the original 1971 US single, not Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. 2. However, it's not the US mono single but the stereo version released elsewhere, see International 7" Singles & EPs 1971 and 1971. Thanks to Stuart Moore for listening on headphones and confirming it is the stereo version. Thanks to Andrew Wellman for information that Forever Young is not the usual slow version by Bob and The Band from Planet Waves but the fast version, the first time I've known this used in a compilation.

Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin and David Plentus for information and to Stuart Moore for the scans and screen shots.


"Playlist: The Very Best Of Bob Dylan '70s" - compilation CD+, Sony Music SICP 3637 (Japan), 8 Aug 2012:


Sony Music SICP 3637 (Japan) - front with obi, scan by Jack Guerreiro
This album was released in Japan on the same day as the Playlist '60s album above. Unlike the US release, the CD comes in a jewel case, but like the US release, this CD contains a PDF file with all the usually printed information - tracklist, photos, liner notes in Japanese and English, CD credits, Dylan discography and wallpapers. The obi is dated "12-8-8" (8 Aug 2012) with an original release date of "09-3-17" (17 Mar 2009, again 14 days earlier than the US release date as notified to me) and a withdrawal date of "13.2.7" (7 Feb 2013). The obi shows the album price as ¥1,300 (¥1,238 plus sales tax).

The third compilation in this series, Playlist: The Very Best Of Bob Dylan '80s was also released on the same day as Sony Music SICP 3638,  see International Album Releases (Dylan-Only Compilations) 2010s.


Sony Music SICP 3637 (Japan) - obi scan by Jack Guerreiro

Sony Music SICP 3637 (Japan) - front scan by Jack Guerreiro

Sony Music SICP 3637 (Japan) - outside of front insert, scan by Jack Guerreiro

Sony Music SICP 3637 (Japan) - rear insert scan by Jack Guerreiro

Sony Music SICP 3637 (Japan) - CD scan by Jack Guerreiro

Thanks to Jack Guerreiro for information and scans.


"The Essential Bob Dylan'" - Blu-spec 2CD set release, Sony Music SICP 20193-4 (Japan), 22 Jul 2009:


Sony Music SICP 20193-4 (Japan) - front of sealed copy, scan by Wil Gielen
This release is on Blu-spec CDs, an audio-only disc which is presumably intended to be Sony's new high quality audio format. The copy shown is still sealed, with a blue and white obi with price ¥3,990 (¥3,800 before tax). The release date is shown as "09-7-22" (22 Jul 2009), the original release date as "00-10-31" (31 Oct 2000) and the withdrawal date as "10-1-21" (21 Jan 2010). These are not actually Blu-ray discs as it says on the sticker, but they are made using Blu-ray technology.

Thanks to Wil Gielen for information and scans.


Sony Music SICP 20193-4 (Japan) - rear of sealed copy, scan by Wil Gielen

"Bob Dylan: The Collection" - compilation CD, Sony Music/Camden 88697538692 (UK, Australia/New Zealand), 27 Jul 2009; Sony Music/Camden 88697538692 (Canada), 2009; Camden 88697538692 (Brazil), end 2009:
Thanks to "Isis" magazine issue 145 for news that the Camden budget label (formerly part of RCA, one of the BMG labels) has been resurrected in the UK by Sony Music (formerly Sony BMG) and their July releases include this very cheap Bob Dylan compilation (£2.98 in the UK).


Sony Music/Camden 88697538692 (UK) - front (my copy)
Tracks are Blowin' In The Wind; The Times They Are A-Changin'; Mr. Tambourine Man; Like A Rolling Stone; Positively 4th Street; Rainy Day Women #12 & 35; Lay, Lady, Lay; Knockin' On Heaven's Door; Tangled Up In Blue; Hurricane; Not Dark Yet; Things Have Changed from the 2000 Wonder Boys soundtrack (no longer a rarity since it was included on The Essential Bob Dylan).

The album has a single folded card as the front insert. There is a clear CD tray but the reverse of the rear insert is generic, containing only the Camden logo positioned to be visible from the front. All releases also have the new Sony Music logo introduced in 2009 outside the USA.


Sony Music/Camden 88697538692 (UK) - rear insert


Sony Music/Camden 88697538692 (UK) - reverse of rear insert (under clear CD tray)

Sony Music/Camden 88697538692 (UK) - CD

Sony Music/Camden 88697538692 (UK) - outside of unfolded front insert

Sony Music/Camden 88697538692 (Canada) - front scan by Jack Guerreiro

Sony Music/Camden 88697538692 (Canada) - rear insert scan by Jack Guerreiro


Sony Music/Camden 88697538692 (UK) - inside of unfolded front insert


Sony Music/Camden 88697538692 (Canada) - outside of front insert, scan by Jack Guerreiro

Sony Music/Camden 88697538692 (Canada) - CD scan by Jack Guerreiro

Sony Music/Camden 88697538692 (Canada) - detail of CD, scan by Jack Guerreiro


Sony Music/Camden 88697538692 (Australia) - rear insert scan by Bill Hester


Sony Music/Camden 88697538692 (Australia) - CD scan by Bill Hester


Sony Music/Camden 88697538692 (Australia) - inside of unfolded front insert, scan by Bill Hester


Sony Music/Camden 88697538692 (Australia) - detail of CD, scan by Bill Hester


Sony Music/Camden 88697538692 (Australia) - detail of inside of unfolded front insert, scan by Bill Hester


Sony Music/Camden 88697538692 (Brazil) - outside of unfolded front insert (my copy)


Sony Music/Camden 88697538692 (Brazil) - inside of unfolded front insert


Sony Music/Camden 88697538692 (Brazil) - rear insert


Sony Music/Camden 88697538692 (Brazil) - CD


Sony Music/Camden 88697538692 (Brazil) - detail of inside of unfolded front insert


Sony Music/Camden 88697538692 (Brazil) - detail of CD


Sony Music/Camden 88697538692 (Brazil) - detail of CD


Sony Music/Camden 88697538692 (UK) - detail of rear insert


Sony Music/Camden 88697538692 (Canada) - detail of rear insert, scan by Jack Guerreiro


Sony Music/Camden 88697538692 (Australia) - detail of rear insert, scan by Bill Hester


Sony Music/Camden 88697538692 (Brazil) - detail of rear insert

Sony Music/Camden 88697983862 (UK/Australia/NZ) - front from Fred Muller (2011 release)

For Beyond Here Lies Nothin': The Collection, a 2011 2CD compilation in this series, see International Album Releases (Dylan-Only Compilations) 2010s.

Thanks to Bill Hester for information that this CD is being distributed in Australia and New Zealand by Sony BMG in association with bandit.fm (a part of Sony Music Entertainment Australia Pty, Ltd) and for scans. Thanks to Alexandre Froemming for the copy of the Brazilian release.

Thanks to Jack Guerreiro for scans of the Canadian release.


"Bob Dylan: Seleção Essencial - Grandes Sucessos" - compilation CD, Sony Music 88725480042 (Brazil), 2013:


Sony Music 88725480042 (Brazil) - front scan by Manuel García Jara
This is a limited edition re-release of The Collection, restricted to 5000 copies. The front insert now has two folds.

Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


Sony Music 88725480042 (Brazil) - rear insert scan by Manuel García Jara

Sony Music 88725480042 (Brazil) - outside of unfolded front insert, scan by Manuel García Jara

Sony Music 88725480042 (Brazil) - reverse of rear insert, scan by Manuel García Jara

Sony Music 88725480042 (Brazil) - CD scan by Manuel García Jara

Sony Music 88725480042 (Brazil) - detail of CD, scan by Manuel García Jara

Sony Music 88725480042 (Brazil) - inside of unfolded front insert, scan by Manuel García Jara


 Sony Music 88725480042 (Brazil) - detail of rear insert, scan by Manuel García Jara


"The Essential Bob Dylan 3.0" - 3CD set, Columbia 88697 54084 2 (USA), 18 Aug 2009:


Columbia 88697 54084 2 (USA) - front of sealed pack with sticker (my copy)
This Limited Edition 3CD set in "eco-friendly" packaging contains the 30-track 2000 US 2CD set release plus a bonus disc with six tracks: Thunder On The Mountain; Mississippi; Blind Willie McTell; Make You Feel My Love; Beyond Here Lies Nothin' and Dark Eyes. Full details of this release are on the appropriate page of International Album Releases (Regular Albums).

"The Essential Bob Dylan 3.0" - 3CD set, Sony Music S 30578C (South Korea), 2009:


Sony Music S 30578C (South Korea) - front with stickers, scan by
Manuel García Jara

This Limited Edition 3CD set in "eco-friendly" packaging contains the 30-track 2000 US 2CD set release plus a bonus disc with six tracks (same as the US release): Thunder On The Mountain; Mississippi; Blind Willie McTell; Make You Feel My Love; Beyond Here Lies Nothin' and Dark Eyes. Full details of this release are on the appropriate page of International Album Releases (Regular Albums).

Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin for finding the South Korean release on eBay and to Manuel García Jara for scans.


For the earlier and later parts of this list, see the links below.

Up ] International Albums - Dylan-only Compilations 1965-69 ] International Albums - Dylan-only Compilations 1970-79 ] International Albums - Dylan-only Compilations 1980-89 ] International Albums - Dylan-only Compilations 1990-99 ] [ International Albums - Dylan-only Compilations 2000-09 ] International Albums - Dylan-only Compilations 2010 onwards ]

Other International Albums and Compilations are now here:


International Albums: Regular Albums from Round the World - Index


International Albums: Regular Albums - Multi-Packs


International Compilations: Various Artist Albums

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International Compilations: Dylan Album Tracks on Other Artist's Albums


US & International Singles & EPs


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