"Searching For A Gem"

Bob Dylan's Officially Released Rarities and Obscurities

Audio: 2013

All the songs listed in the Official Rarities section are cross-referenced by song title in these alphabetical pages.
A-E F-J K-O P-S T-Z


Alan Fraser and contributor Stuart Moore from North Queensland, Australia, in the "City Arms", Manchester, with a copy of the Limited Edition 3LP set of Side Tracks (see below), 29 Nov 2013

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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. Full details of the "50th Anniversary Collection 1963" 6LP set released in Europe only 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: 23 January, 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).


"Bob Dylan" - unauthorised 2CD stereo and mono release, Not Now Music NOT2CD480 (UK), Jan 2013:


Not Now Music NOT2CD480 (UK) - front of slipcase, picture from www.ginza.se
Thanks to Anders Lindh for information about this 2CD release, presumably "legal" because of copyright expiry in the EU after fifty years. As well as stereo and mono versions of the album, it includes two bonus tracks. According to Derek Barker of "Isis" magazine, Not Now Music informed him they were both sides of the original Mixed Up Confusion/Corrina, Corrina mono 7" single (R-0007 and R-0008, see 1962). However, this is completely wrong - Mixed Up Confusion is the stereo overdubbed alternate take from the original release of Biograph (R-0748, see 1985) and Corrina, Corrina is an unfaded version (2:53 instead of 2:44) of the version from The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan with a final drum roll from drummer Herb Lovelle! This is a completely new rarity. There is also a 2LP vinyl release, but it does not include the two bonus tracks.
Not Now Music NOT2CD480 (UK) - outside of unfolded front insert (my copy)

Not Now Music NOT2CD480 (UK) - rear insert (rear of slipcase is the same)

Not Now Music NOT2CD480 (UK) - reverse of rear insert

Not Now Music NOT2CD480 (UK) - CD1 (mono)


Not Now Music NOT2CD480 (UK) - CD2 (stereo) plus R-0748 and R-0937


Not Now Music NOT2CD480 (UK) - inside of unfolded front insert

Not Now Music
NOT2CD501 (UK) - front scan from Les Kokay

R-0748-2 Mixed Up Confusion - edited alternate take of 1962 single A-side (2:22), from original release of Biograph, see 1985, recorded Columbia Recording Studios, New York, 1 Nov 1962 (take 10)
See notes for Side Tracks, Nov 2013 below.

R-0955    Corrina, Corrina (traditional) - extended version of mono track with band from The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan with final drum roll (2:53 instead of 2:44), recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 26 Oct 1962 (take 6), on 2CD set Bob Dylan, Not Now Music (Sweden), Jan 2013
Thanks to Anders Lindh, Peter Coulthard and Keith Venturoni for pointing out that R-0955 is exactly the same as the track from The Original Mono Recordings including fade out, then there are about eight second of silence followed by the final drum roll.

The two bonus tracks are also on the Not Now Music release Voices Of A Generation, another 2CD set which includes Bob's first album and Joan Baez's first album. They also appear on a 2CD set, Carolyn Hester Introduces Bob Dylan, from Jasmine Music in the UK, released on 12 Apr 2013. CD2 contains Carolyn's 1962 album (see 1962) plus Bob's first album. This release is presumably legal in the EU because of copyright expiry.

Thanks to Anders Lindh, Les Kokay, Derek Barker and Anssi Sallmén for information and scan. Special thanks to Anders for the album! I agree with Paul S. Levine that these should strictly be listed in Questionable Releases, but I've included them here because of the interest in the rarities.


Jasmine Records JASCD 259 (UK mono/stereo, 2013) - front (my copy)


Allen Ginsberg - "First Blues [Sampler]" - vinyl LP: Ginsberg Recordings (no catalogue number) (USA), 16 Jan 2013:
This material was first released on Allen Ginsberg's US John Hammond Records 2LP set First Blues, see 1983.


Front (my copy)
Thanks to Harold Lepidus for news that Allen Ginsberg's First Blues album, originally released on John Hammond Records as a 2LP set, has been re-released on CD and vinyl by Ginsberg Recordings and was launched at Housing Works Cafe, 126 Crosby Street, in Soho, New York, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday 16 Jan 2013. The late Lou Reed was one of the Ginsberg collaborators and colleagues attending. There was an exclusive limited seven track vinyl edition available at the event and online. For more details see here . As the seven track vinyl edition has only R-0157 and R-0159, it has a separate entry here (R-0158, Jimmy Berman Rag, co-composed by Allen Ginsberg and Bob Dylan, was also on the 1983 2LP set). The rear sleeve and the eight page folded insert, reproduced from the 1983 release, are dated 2012.
Rear

Front of insert

Detail of front of insert with original catalogue number

Rear of insert

Detail of rear of insert with 2012 release date

Side 1 including R-0157 and R-0159

Side 2 - no Dylan


Detail of rear (compare with rear of 1983 release)

R-0157-2 Going To San Diego (Allen Ginsberg) -  recorded at the Record Plant, New York, 9-17 Nov 1971, this song is copyrighted to Allen Ginsberg even though Ginsberg publicly credited Bob with the musical arrangement
First released on Allen Ginsberg's US John Hammond Records 2LP set First Blues, see 1983.

R-0159-3 Vomit Express (Allen Ginsberg/Bob Dylan) -  recorded at the Record Plant, New York, 9-17 Nov 1971
First released on Allen Ginsberg's US John Hammond Records 2LP set First Blues, see 1983, also released on Allen Ginsberg's 1994 Rhino Word Beat CD boxed set Holy Soul Jelly Roll, see
1994.

A 3CD boxed set, The Last Word On "First Blues", was released on Omnivore Records in May 2016, see 2016. This set includes the two LPs from First Blues as CDs 1 and 2, and a bonus disc containing four previously unreleased recordings with Bob: Nurse's Song, Spring (Merrily Welcome) and September on Jessore Road from these 1971 sessions, and Do The Meditation Rock from Rundown Studios, Santa Monica, CA, in Feb 1982. The versions of Nurse's Song and September on Jessore Road from Allen Ginsberg's 1994 Rhino Word Beat CD boxed set Holy Soul Jelly Roll, see 1994, are different recordings, Nurse's Song without Bob.

Thanks to Harold Lepidus for information.


"Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II" - hybrid SA-CD two disc release, Audio Fidelity AFZ2 145 (USA), Apr 2013:


Audio Fidelity AFZ2 145 (USA) -  front of slipcase with cut-out showing SA-CD, picture from Audio Fidelity web-site
This hybrid SA-CD high quality audio two disc release has been remastered from the original master tapes by Steve Hoffman and is released by Audio Fidelity under licence from Sony Music/Columbia. The live performance of Tomorrow Is A Long Time is not segued into When I Paint My Masterpiece as on the original release, and includes Bob saying the song title, not included on the Columbia releases. Both these performances now count as rarities, and the album is listed here as well as in International Album Releases (Regular Albums).

R-1006 Tomorrow Is A Long Time - live performance from New York Town Hall, 12 Apr 1963 with Dylan intro and fade out (3:06); the version on the 1971 Greatest Hits Vol.2 (USA)/More Greatest Hits (UK), 1971 (3:01) is segued into When I Paint My Masterpiece; R-0480, the version on 1978 Australian Masterpieces compilation has the fade out but not the Dylan intro (3:03), see 1978

R-1007 When I Paint My Masterpiece (3:27) - stand-alone version recorded Blue Rock Studios, New York, 16-18 Mar 1971, without segue from Tomorrow Is A Long Time as above (the version from the 1971 album is 3:22)

Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin for information.


Audio Fidelity AFZ2 145 (USA) - rear of slipcase (my copy)

"The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10 - Another Self Portrait (1969-1971)" - promo and commercial limited deluxe edition 4CD-R and 4CD releases, Columbia/Legacy 88883 73488 2 (USA), 28 Aug 2013; Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88883 73488 2 (Europe), 27 Aug 2013:


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88883 73488 2 (USA/Europe) - front of slipcase with sticker (my copy)

The copy shown is still sealed. My "European" copy is the American release with a European sticker on the shrink-wrap on the rear of the slipcase covering up the US copyright information.

This is included here because of the inclusion of The Isle of Wight Festival, Woodside Bay, near Ryde, Isle of Wight, 31 Aug 1969, on CD3.


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88883 73488 2 (USA/Europe) - front sticker

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88883 73488 2 (USA/Europe) - rear of slipcase with sticker

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88883 73488 2 (USA/Europe) - detail of rear of slipcase with sticker


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88883 73488 2 (USA/Europe) - detail of rear of slipcase


Front of promo 4CD-R copy, scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88883 73488 2 (USA/Europe) - spine of slipcase


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88883 73488 2 (USA/Europe) - open end of slipcase

Bob Dylan & The Band: Isle of Wight Live - August 31, 1969

  1. She Belongs To Me - originally released on Self Portrait, 1970
  2. I Threw It All Away
  3. Maggie’s Farm
  4. Wild Mountain Thyme (traditional)
  5. It Ain't Me, Babe
  6. To Ramona
  7. Mr. Tambourine Man
  8. I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine
  9. Lay, Lady, Lay
  10. Highway 61 Revisited - also released on CD2 of  The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10 - Another Self Portrait (1969-1971), 2013
  11. One Too Many Mornings
  12. I Pity The Poor Immigrant
  13. Like A Rolling Stone - originally released on Self Portrait, 1970, and on the 1978 Japanese/Australian 3LP set Masterpieces (see 1978) That version is slightly edited, while this version isn't, so I have allocated an R-number.
  14. I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight - also released on CD2 of  The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10 - Another Self Portrait (1969-1971), 2013
  15. Quinn The Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn) - originally released on Self Portrait, 1970, and on the 1978 Japanese/Australian 3LP set Masterpieces (see 1978)
  16. Minstrel Boy - originally released on Self Portrait, 1970
  17. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35

Shown on right are examples of bootlegs of this show, none in this quality!

Thirteen of the seventeen songs are officially released for the first time and are therefore rarities, as is the unedited version of Like A Rolling Stone.

R-1017 I Threw It All Away - recorded live with The Band at the Isle Of Wight Festival, 31 Aug 1969

R-1018 Maggie's Farm - recorded live as R-1017

R-1019 Wild Mountain Thyme (traditional) - recorded live as R-1017

R-1020 It Ain't Me, Babe - recorded live as R-1017

R-1021 To Ramona - recorded live as R-1017

R-1022 Mr. Tambourine Man - recorded live as R-1017

R-1023 I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine - recorded live as R-1017

R-1024 Lay, Lady, Lay - recorded live as R-1017

R-1025 One Too Many Mornings - recorded live as R-1017

R-1026 I Pity The Poor Immigrant - recorded live as R-1017

R-1027 Like A Rolling Stone - unedited version recorded live as R-1017
Fred Muller says: "The Isle of Wight version, as now released on CD3 of Bootleg Series 10, is unedited.  During the final chorus, there are two “like a rolling stone”s sung in unison, then the third has Bob preceding The Band’s refrain with “just like a rolling stone”, immediately followed by Bob calling “one more time ... “.  This call and the third “like a rolling stone” were edited from the Self Portrait and Masterpieces versions, making them one refrain shorter.  In fact, now that I know what to listen for, I can hear the edit on Self Portrait with headphones."

R-1028 Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 - recorded live as R-1017

Full details of these releases are included on the appropriate page of International Album Releases (Regular Dylan Albums).

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for information and scan.


Various Artists - "Inside Llewyn Davies: Original Soundtrack Recording" - film soundtrack album, CD releases: Nonesuch Records 534867-2 (USA), 17 Sep 2013; Nonesuch Records 7599-79591-3 (Europe), 11 Nov 2013; Warner Music WPCR 15439 (Japan), 15 Jan 2014; LP releases: Nonesuch Records 534867-1 (USA), 17 Sep 2013; Nonesuch Records 7599-79591-8 (Europe), 11 Nov 2013:

Nonesuch Records 534867-1/2 (USA), 17 Sep 2013:


Nonesuch Records 534867-1/2 (USA) - CD and LP front, picture from Nonesuch Records web-site
R-0919-2 Farewell - out-take from The Times They Are A-Changin', recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 6 Aug 1963, CO 78975, take 4 (2:11)
This is not the version on The Bootleg Series Vol. 9 - The Witmark Demos 1962-1964, 2010, and previously obtained a limited release in the USA on the Pacifica Archives CD-R Bob Dylan At WBAI, see 2011.

More scans of the US releases required.

Apart from R-0919 and a song by Dave Van Ronk, the film soundtrack songs are original recordings produced by T-Bone Burnett, performed by the film's stars such as Oscar Isaac and Carey Mulligan. For 2014 Blu-ray and DVD releases of the feature film, see VHS & DVD 2010 onwards.

Nonesuch Records 7599-79591-3 (Europe), 11 Nov 2013:


Nonesuch Records 7599-79591-3 (Europe) - front of card sleeve with sticker (my copy)

The European film soundtrack CD release comes in a folded card sleeve with a 12-page stapled booklet. The front sticker has the US catalogue number, 534867-2.


Nonesuch Records 7599-79591-3 (Europe) - sticker from front of card sleeve with US catalogue number


Nonesuch Records 7599-79591-8 (Europe) - LP rear picture from amazon.co.uk


Nonesuch Records 7599-79591-3 (Europe) - outside of card sleeve

Nonesuch Records 7599-79591-3 (Europe) - outside of booklet

Nonesuch Records 7599-79591-3 (Europe) - CD

Nonesuch Records 7599-79591-3 (Europe) - detail of inside page of booklet with R-0919 lyrics

Nonesuch Records 7599-79591-3 (Europe) - inside of card sleeve

Nonesuch Records 7599-79591-3 (Europe) - inside pages of booklet with R-0919 lyrics

Nonesuch Records 7599-79591-3 (Europe) - detail of CD

Warner Music WPCR 15439 (Japan), 15 Jan 2014:


Warner Music WPCR 15439 (Japan) - front of card sleeve with obi, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson
This CD comes in a folded card sleeve as do the US and European releases. It has a grey side obi with price ¥2,457 (excluding sales tax). The withdrawal date is 14 Jul 2014.
Warner Music WPCR 15439 (Japan) - rear of card sleeve with obi, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Warner Music WPCR 15439 (Japan) - front of Tower Records booklet, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Warner Music WPCR 15439 (Japan) - rear of Tower Records booklet, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Warner Music WPCR 15439 (Japan) - obi scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Warner Music WPCR 15439 (Japan) - CD scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Warner Music WPCR 15439 (Japan) - outside of card sleeve, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Warner Music WPCR 15439 (Japan) - inside of card sleeve, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Warner Music WPCR 15439 (Japan) - detail of CD, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Warner Music WPCR 15439 (Japan) - outside of English language booklet, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Warner Music WPCR 15439 (Japan) - inside pages of English language booklet, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Warner Music WPCR 15439 (Japan) - front of Japanese language booklet, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

There is a second Japanese language booklet. The CD comes in a plastic sleeve inside the card sleeve. Tower Records also included a monochrome version of the booklet available in cinemas, see VHS & DVD 2010 onwards.

Dave Van Ronk:


Prestige/Folklore Records FL 14025 (USA, 1964) - LP picture from Wikipedia
This film was inspired by the 2005 posthumous memoir by Dave Van Ronk, "The Mayor of MacDougal Street" and Dave's 1964 Prestige/Folklore Records album, Inside Dave Van Ronk, which both have the same front picture. The film title Inside Llewyn Davis is the title of the album released by Oscar Isaac's character, and the picture used on the LP front and even the typeface are a recreation of Dave's album front. "The Mayor of MacDougal Street" was the title bestowed on Dave by music critic and Dylan biographer Robert Shelton. The 25-track 1989 Fantasy Records CD reissue of Inside Dave Van Ronk also includes the 1963 Prestige/International Records album, Dave Van Ronk, Folksinger.
Fantasy Records FCD-24710-2 (USA, 1989) - CD reissue (my copy)


"The Mayor of MacDougal Street", published posthumously in 2005, picture from amazon.co.uk


Film screenshot showing the (fictional) Inside Llewyn Davis LP front!

Songs Heard On The "Inside Llewyn Davis" Movie Soundtrack:


Songs Heard On The "Inside Llewyn Davis" Movie Soundtrack - picture from amazon.co.uk
The alternative Songs Heard On The "Inside Llewyn Davis" Movie Soundtrack album was released on the Dutch Remember label on 31 Dec 2013. It is an EU-only collection of songs heard in the film Inside Llewyn Davis as performed by the original artists including Dave Van Ronk, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Joan Baez, Carolyn Hester (with Bob on harmonica!), The New Lost City Ramblers, and others. For more details, see below.

Thanks to Harold Lepidus, "Isis" magazine, Ian Woodward and Éamonn Ó Catháin for information and to Sonny Boy McFitzson for information about and scans of the Japanese release.


Various Artists - "Songs Heard On The "Inside Llewyn Davis" Movie Soundtrack" - compilation CD: Remember Records RMB 75252 (NL), 31 Dec 2013:


Remember Records RMB 75252 (NL) - front picture from amazon.co.uk
This album in a standard jewel case with a clear CD tray is an alternative to the Inside Llewyn Davis soundtrack album above and was released on the Dutch Remember label on 31 Dec 2013. It is an EU-only compilation of songs heard in the film Inside Llewyn Davis as performed by the original artists including Dave Van Ronk, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Joan Baez, Carolyn Hester (with Bob on harmonica!), The New Lost City Ramblers, and others. It includes Dave Van Ronk's cover of He Was A Friend Of Mine.

R-0002-10 I'll Fly Away (Albert E. Brumley) - Bob plays harmonica for Carolyn Hester (stereo version)
For her original album see 1962. For a complete list of all the compilations on which this track has appeared, also see 1962.

Thanks to Carolyn Hester for information.


Remember Records RMB 75252 (NL) - rear insert (my copy)

Remember Records RMB 75252 (NL) - CD

Remember Records RMB 75252 (NL) - outside of unfolded front insert

Remember Records RMB 75252 (NL) - outside of unfolded front insert

Remember Records RMB 75252 (NL) - reverse of rear insert (under clear CD tray)

Doctor Dread - "Theremin In Dub" - limited edition CD release: Tsosume Records TSM 333 (USA), 23 Sep 2013:


Tsosume Records TSM 333 (USA) - front picture from amazon.co.uk

Tsosume Records TSM 333 (USA) - rear picture from amazon.co.uk

Tsosume Records TSM 333 (USA) - detail of rear, picture from amazon.co.uk


RAS/Sanctuary Records RZDDD008 (UK) - front of 2004 2CD set (my copy)


RAS/Sanctuary Records 06076-89943-2 (USA) - front of 2005 single CD release with sticker, scan by Hans Seegers

R-1093 I For An Eye - Theremin overdub by Doctor Dread of R-0665, his dub remix of I And I from Infidels on Is It Rolling, Bob? A Reggae Tribute To Bob Dylan Vol. 1 (Sanctuary/RAS Records, USA, Aug 2004)

The address of Tsosume ("So Sue Me") Records is given as "50 Nicolayevska Street, Suite 728, Budapest, Czechoslovakia", which is obviously not true, but this has caused the album to be listed on several Internet sites as being from Hungary. As it's not listed by Amazon as an import, Tim Dunn is of the opinion it is actually a US release. 50 Nicolayevska Street, St. Petersburg, Russia, was the childhood home of Léon Theremin (Lev Sergeyevich Termen, 1898-1993), the inventor of the Theremin! Information from "Theremin: Ether Music and Espionage" by Albert Glinsky (University of Illinois Press, 2000).

The original 2CD set with R-0664 and R-0665 was released by RAS/Sanctuary Records in the USA and UK in Aug 2005, see 2004. The bonus "dub" disc with R-0665 was released separately by RAS/Sanctuary Records as Is It Rolling, Bob? Dub Versions: Visions Of Jamaica in the USA and UK in Apr 2005, see 2005.

Thanks to Peter Coulthard for information.


The Band - "Live At The Academy Of Music 1971: The Rock Of Ages Concerts" - 4CD/1DVD boxed set, Capitol Records/Universal UMe B0018770-00 (USA), 17 Sep 2013; Capitol Records/Universal TYCP 60080 (Japan), 11 Dec 2013; 2CD set: Capitol/UM 0602537375356 (Europe), 7 Oct 2013:

Capitol Records/Universal UMe B0018770-00 (USA):


Universal UMe B0018770-00 (USA) - front picture from amazon.com
R-0476-2 Down In The Flood recorded live at The Band's New Year's Eve concert at the Academy of Music in Brooklyn, New York City, 31 Dec 1971/1 Jan 1972 (Bob Clearmountain mix on CD2, soundboard mix on CD4)

R-0477-2 When I Paint My Masterpiece recorded live at The Band's New Year's Eve concert at the Academy of Music in Brooklyn, New York City, 31 Dec 1971/1 Jan 1972 (Bob Clearmountain mix on CD2, soundboard mix on CD4)

R-0478-2 Don't Ya Tell Henry - Levon Helm on vocals, Bob on guitar and background vocals, recorded live at The Band's New Year's Eve concert at the Academy of Music in Brooklyn, New York City, 31 Dec 1971/1 Jan 1972 (Bob Clearmountain mix on CD2, soundboard mix on CD4)

R-0479-2 Like A Rolling Stone recorded live at The Band's New Year's Eve concert at the Academy of Music in Brooklyn, New York City, 31 Dec 1971/1 Jan 1972 (Bob Clearmountain mix on CD2, soundboard mix on CD4)


Universal UMe B0018770-00 (USA) - box with book and discs, picture from amazon.com

Capitol 72435-30181-2-2 (USA) - the 2001 2CD release
with sticker (my copy)

rock_of_ages.jpg (11914 bytes)
The original 1972 album cover (Capitol, USA) - no Dylan involvement


From amazon.com: "
During the final week of 1971, The Band played four legendary concerts at New York City's Academy Of Music, ushering in the New Year with electrifying performances, including new horn arrangements by Allen Toussaint and a surprise guest appearance by Bob Dylan for a New Year's Eve encore. Select highlights from the concerts were compiled for The Band's classic 1972 double LP, Rock Of Ages. For the first time, all four of the concerts' multi-track recordings have been revisited for Live At The Academy Of Music 1971, a new 4CD+DVD collection. The expansive new collection features new stereo and 5.1 Surround mixes, including 19 previously unreleased performances and newly discovered footage of two songs filmed by Howard Alk and Murray Lerner. Live At The Academy Of Music 1971 is presented in a deluxe, 48-page hardbound book with previously unseen photos, a reproduction of Rolling Stone's original Rock Of Ages review by magazine co-founder Ralph J. Gleason, an essay by The Band's Robbie Robertson, and appreciations of The Band and the set's recordings by Mumford & Sons and Jim James of My Morning Jacket. The collection's first two discs feature performances of every song played over the course of the four concerts, and the New Year's Eve soundboard mix on discs 3 and 4 is uncut, unedited, taken straight from the master recordings and presented in full for the first time. The set's DVD presents tracks from discs 1 and 2 in 5.1 Surround Sound, but not including the four Dylan tracks, plus two filmed performances, both without Dylan. The stereo mixes for the first two discs and the DVD's 5.1 Surround Sound mix were done by Bob Clearmountain, with the stereo mixes for discs 3 and 4 by Sebastian Robertson and Jon Castelli, assisted by Ryan Nasci. The collection was mastered by Patricia Sullivan at Bernie Grundman Mastering. The concerts were originally recorded by Phil Ramone with Mark Harman."


Universal UMe B0018770-00 (USA) - front sticker scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson
Strictly speaking I should assign separate R-numbers to the Bob Clearmountain and Robertson/Castelli/Nasci soundboard mixes, but I have kept them the same to avoid confusion.

Universal UMe B0018770-00 (USA) - front of book, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Universal UMe B0018770-00 (USA) - rear of book, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson


Universal UMe B0018770-00 (USA) - reprint of "Rolling Stone" article, front scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson


Universal UMe B0018770-00 (USA) - reprint of "Rolling Stone" article, rear scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Universal UMe B0018770-00 (USA) - centre pages of book, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Universal UMe B0018770-00 (USA) - inside page of book with details of CDs 1 and 2, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Universal UMe B0018770-00 (USA) - inside page of book with details of CDs 3 and 4, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Universal UMe B0018770-00 (USA) - inside page of book with details of DVD, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Universal UMe B0018770-00 (USA) - inside page of book with credits, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Universal UMe B0018770-00 (USA) - CD1 scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson (no Dylan)

Universal UMe B0018770-00 (USA) - CD2 scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson (includes Dylan tracks, Bob Clearmountain mix)

Universal UMe B0018770-00 (USA) - CD3 scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson (no Dylan)

Universal UMe B0018770-00 (USA) - CD4 scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson (includes Dylan tracks, soundboard mix)

Universal UMe B0018770-00 (USA) - DVD scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson (no Dylan)

Capitol Records/Universal TYCP 60080 (Japan), 11 Dec 2013:


Capitol Records/Universal TYCP 60080 (Japan) - front sticker scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Capitol Records/Universal TYCP 60080 (Japan) - front of booklet, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Capitol Records/Universal TYCP 60080 (Japan) - rear of booklet, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Capitol Records/Universal TYCP 60080 (Japan) - inside pages of booklet with translation of Dylan lyrics, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Capitol Records/Universal TYCP 60080 (Japan) - Tower Records coaster scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

The Japanese release is just the sealed U.S. box set with a front sticker and a Japanese booklet. The booklet was placed on the back over the U.S. shrink-wrap and has song lyrics in English and Japanese (apparently the translations of the Dylan lyrics are very poor). There is also a Japanese coaster from Tower Records.

Capitol/UM 0602537375356 (Europe), 7 Oct 2013 (2CD set):


Capitol/UM 0602537375356 (Europe) - front of card sleeve (my copy)

Capitol/UM 0602537375356 (Europe) - inside of unfolded card sleeve with booklet open at Dylan photo pages

Capitol/UM 0602537375356 (Europe) - CD1 (no Dylan)

Capitol/UM 0602537375356 (Europe) - CD2 (includes R-0476 - R-0479)

Academy Of Out-takes: The Genuine Rock Of Ages (Wild Wolf, 2000) - one of a number of bootlegs that presented the concerts more genuinely than the official releases)


Capitol/UM 0602537375356 (Europe) - outside of unfolded card sleeve


Capitol/UM 0602537375356 (Europe) - inside of unfolded card sleeve (booklet is in the centre panel)


29 songs from the Academy of Music residency and New Year's Eve concert remixed by Bob Clearmountain (not the soundboard mix) have been released on a separate 2CD set in a three panel folded card sleeve.
For the remastered reissue 2CD set which included the four Dylan tracks for the first time, see 2001. The new 2CD set presents these songs in a completely different order - the 2001 2CD set had the original 1972 2LP set (which was in nowhere near chronological order) on CD1 and ten newly-released tracks including Bob's encore set separately on CD2, 28 tracks in all, one being the introduction. Thanks to Brian Grist for pointing out that the songs remixed by Bob Clearmountain come from all four of the Academy of Music nights, not just the New Year's Eve show as I originally thought, although they are now presented in an order that follows that of the original concerts. The 2013 2CD set includes one previously unreleased performance left off the 2001 release - Strawberry Wine, which was included on the 2000 bootleg 2CD set shown above, and the set also includes Smoke Signal, first officially released on The Band’s 2005 box set A Musical History, see 2005.

Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin, Sonny Boy McFitzson, Dag Braathen, Hank Wellman, Tim Dunn and Brian Grist for information.


"The Complete Album Collection Vol. One Sampler" - 3CD-R promo set, Columbia/Sony Music (no catalogue number) (USA), Oct 2013/(Europe), 4 Nov 2013:


Insert front scan
by Anthony Perry
This 3CD-R sampler for the 47CD set below comes in three plastic wallets with paper inserts. The front of each insert is the same. The CD-Rs are numbered and watermarked. This sampler contains one track from each of the 41 albums below and CD-R1 contains a rarity:

R-0097-7 Lily Of The West (Traditional, arranged E. Davies/J. Peterson) - New Morning out-take, recorded Columbia Studios, New York, 3 Jun 1970, from 1973's Dylan

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for finding this on eBay and to Anthony Perry for scans.


Rear of insert 1, scan by Anthony Perry

CD-R1 with R-0097, scan by Anthony Perry

Rear of insert 2, scan by Anthony Perry

CD-R2 scan by Anthony Perry

Rear of insert 3, scan by Anthony Perry

CD-R3 scan by Anthony Perry

"The Complete Album Collection Vol. One" - 47CD boxed set: Columbia/Legacy 88691-92431-2 (USA), 5 Nov 2013; Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691-92431-2 (Europe), 4 Nov 2013; USB release: Columbia/Sony Music 88883-77314-5 (USA/Europe), 4/5 Nov 2013:


Columbia/Sony Music 88691-92431-2 (USA/Europe) - flyer front scan by Gerd Rundel
This massive set is the latest in a series of "Complete Columbia Album Collections" featuring artists such as Miles Davis, Charlie Mingus, Duke Ellington, Dave Brubeck and even Blue Oyster Cult. A set by Paul Simon is being released on 15 Oct 2013. This set includes 41 Dylan albums in card sleeves, 14 of which have been remastered for this project, plus a 2CD set of previously released non-album tracks entitled Side Tracks. The albums exclude all compilations and The Bootleg Series sets, but do include the deleted 1973 Dylan album, see 1973, and the extra 2CD set Side Tracks includes one side of the 1971 single George Jackson (Acoustic version), R-0085, see 1971. The set is therefore listed here. The set also includes a hard cover book with extensive new liner notes and previously unseen photos. There are be 35 studio albums, six live albums and the set will also be available on a harmonica-shaped USB stick in both FLAC and MP3 formats, with digital versions of the accompanying book and the sleeve notes.

For more details of the set, see International Album Releases (Multi-Packs) 2010s.

Dylan_Columbia_front.jpg (25259 bytes)
Columbia PC 32747 (USA) - front with red sticker, scan by David Burgess


Columbia/Sony Music 88691-92431-2 (USA/Europe) - flyer rear scan by Gerd Rundel ("COMING FALL 2013"/"88691924312")


Columbia/Sony Music 88691-92431-2 (USA/Europe) - front of box, picture from amazon.co.uk


Columbia/Sony Music 88883-77314-5 (USA/Europe) - USB version, picture from amazon.co.uk


CBS S 7688 (West Germany) - front scan by Hans Seegers

Details of the new release of 1973's Dylan and the 2013 release Side Tracks are given below.


"Dylan" - remastered CD releases in card sleeves, Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312JK13 (USA), 5 Nov 2013/(Europe), 4 Nov 2013:


Columbia/Legacy/ Sony Music 88691924312JK13 (USA)/Europe) - front of card sleeve (my copy)

Columbia/Legacy/ Sony Music 88691924312JK13 (USA)/Europe) - rear of card sleeve (my copy)

Columbia/Legacy/ Sony Music 88691924312D14 (USA) - CD14 (my copy)

Columbia/Legacy/ Sony Music 88691924312-14 (Europe) - CD14 scan by Manuel García Jara

Sony Music SICP 30488 (Japan) - front of card sleeve with top obi and Blu-spec CD2 sticker, scan by Moise Potié (2014 release)


Sony Music SICP 30488 (Japan) - rear of card sleeve with top obi, scan by Moise Potié (2014 release)

R-0097-8   Lily Of The West (Traditional, arranged E. Davies/J. Peterson) - New Morning out-take, recorded Columbia Studios, New York, 3 Jun 1970

R-0100-3   Can't Help Falling In Love (Hugo Peretti/Luigi Creatore/George David Weiss) - New Morning out-take, recorded Columbia Studios, New York, 3 Jun 1970, this track was reportedly also the A-side of a South Korean single, see Questionable Releases

R-0098-2   Sarah Jane (traditional) - New Morning out-take, recorded Columbia Studios, New York, 1 Jun 1970

R-0104-2   The Ballad of Ira Hayes (Peter La Farge) - New Morning out-take, recorded Columbia Studios, New York, 1 Jun 1970

R-0101-5   Mr. Bojangles (Jerry Jeff Walker) - New Morning out-take, recorded Columbia Studios, New York, 1 Jun 1970

R-0103-2   Mary Ann (traditional) - New Morning out-take, recorded Columbia Studios, New York, 1 Jun 1970

R-0102-5   Big Yellow Taxi (Joni Mitchell) - New Morning out-take, recorded Columbia Studios, New York, 4 Jun 1970
This track also appeared on a 1991 Columbia promo CD single Dylan Originals (see 1991)

R-0099-11 A Fool Such As I (Bill Trader) - Self Portrait out-take recorded at Columbia Studios, Nashville, TN, 26 Apr 1969
This is the stereo version, a mono version (presumably a reduction from stereo) was released on Columbia 7" singles (R-0099M, see 1974) This song was written by Bill Trader, but is frequently wrongly credited on releases of this album and Columbia singles to "B. Abner" (Buford Abner) - see authorship note here!

R-0096-2 Spanish Is The Loving Tongue (Charles Badger Clark/Billy Simon) - band version with backing singers, Self Portrait out-take recorded at Columbia Studios, Nashville, TN, 24 Apr 1969, not the solo version R-0072 (stereo)/R-0072M (mono) released in 1971 as a single B-side, which was a 1970 New Morning out-take. R-0072(M) has three verses, this version omits the second one of those. See the note about writer credits for this song in the entry for R-0072 in 1971. This take is also different from the take released in 2013 on The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10 - Another Self Portrait (1969-1971).

1973's Dylan has been released as a separate remastered CD, but only in Japan (Sony Music SICP 30488). If it is released as a separate CD in the USA and Europe I shall remove the album from the Rarities listing!


"Side Tracks" - 2CD sets: Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312JK42 (USA), 5 Nov 2013/(Europe), 4 Nov 2013; Sony Music SICP 30519-20 (Japan), 26 Mar 2014; 3LP stereo vinyl sets: Columbia/Legacy 88883772551 (USA), 29 Nov 2013; Columbia/Legacy/Music On Vinyl MOVLP964 (NL for Europe), 29 Nov 2013:


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312JK42 (USA/Europe) - front of card sleeve of 2CD set (my copy)
R-0085-6 George Jackson - Acoustic version, B-side of 1971 Columbia single (see 1971), lyrics on bobdylan.com here
Also available on the 1974 Japanese limited release LP Mr D's Collection #1 (see 1974), and the 1993 Japanese limited release CD Mr D's Collection #3 (see 1993). This version was not released on commercial CD until it was included on a bonus disc with the Dutch release of The Essential Bob Dylan (see 2003), and then on the Light In The Attic US release
Listen, Whitey! The Sounds Of Black Power 1967-74 (see 2012).

Columbia/Legacy 88883772551
(USA) - front of 3LP set with sticker, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia/Legacy/Music On Vinyl MOVLP964 (NL for Europe) - front of 3LP set with stickers (my copy)

Side Tracks also contains:

R-0748-3 Mixed Up Confusion - edited alternate take of 1962 single A-side (2:22), from original release of Biograph, see 1985, recorded Columbia Recording Studios, New York, 1 Nov 1962 (take 10)

For details of the various released alternate takes of this song, see 1962. Many thanks to Roger Ford, Les Kokay, Bob Stacy and Ian Woodward for all their information about these alternate takes, and for permission to reproduce their findings. The original version of this take, with the original backing musicians and at the proper speed (R-0576-2) has now been released, along with six other takes of Mixed Up Confusion, on the Sony Music Europe 4CD-R set The 50th Anniversary Collection in Dec 2012. Although the version of Mixed Up Confusion on the "corrected" 1997 edition of Biograph was a newly discovered stereo version of the original single (R-0888, see 1997), the 2011 European 3CD "ecolbook" release of Biograph contains the alternate take of Mixed Up Confusion from the 1985 release of the set (R-0748 as here). If this is a deliberate change, and not just a "Columbia Cock-up" that will be corrected as in 1997, then the stereo version of the original single will become a rarity again, and has been allocated a new number, R-0888! Thanks to Blake Eikenberry for information that this 2CD set also contains the alternate take of Mixed Up Confusion from the 1985 release of the set (R-0748)! It appears that Columbia have set this "Cock-up" in stone! I am keeping R-0748 listed here in case the situation changes again...

Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin for pointing out that Positively 4th Street here is 15 seconds longer than the version on Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits and Biograph. This is the version formerly listed as R-0049, the Alternate stereo mix (4:12), longer than standard single (3:56), from Columbia Disco Teen 66 compilation album, 1966. This version is now included in stereo on the 2012 remastered Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits (US release), replacing the single version which is now to be found on CD only on 1985's Biograph (it's also on the non-US release The Best Of Bob Dylan Vol. 2, see 2000). Thanks to Carsten Baumann and David Goldsmith for confirmation. The stereo version has ceased to be a rarity, and has been moved to the new Released Rarities page!

The four US and European releases are listed below:

"Side Tracks" - 2CD set: Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312JK42 (USA), 5 Nov 2013:


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312JK42 (USA/Europe) - outside of unfolded card sleeve (my copy)

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312D46 (USA) - CD1


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312D46 (USA) - detail of CD1


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312D47 (USA) - CD2

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312D47 (USA) - detail of CD2

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312JK42 (USA/Europe) - inside of unfolded card sleeve with disc pockets at centre

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312-46 (Europe) - CD1 scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312-46 (Europe) - detail of CD1, scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312-47 (Europe) - CD2 scan by Manuel García Jara

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312-47 (Europe) - detail of CD2, scan by Manuel García Jara


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88691924312JK42 (USA) - spine of unfolded card sleeve

The 2CD set inside The Complete Album Collection Vol. One comes in a folded card sleeve with the pockets for the CDs on both sides of the centre of the inside sleeve. The sleeve has catalogue number "88691924312JK42" on the spine plus "DISCS 46&47" (the 41 albums have catalogue numbers "88691924312JK01" to "88691924312JK41" on the sleeves plus "DISC 1" to DISC 45"), and the US discs are numbered "88691924312D46" and "88691924312D47" (very blurred on the second CD). The European discs were made in the EU, probably in Austria, and are numbered "88691924312-46" and "88691924312-47".

As well as part of The Complete Album Collection Vol. One, Side Tracks with R-0085 and R-0748 was also available as a separate limited numbered edition 3LP vinyl set in a triple gatefold sleeve in the USA and Europe on Black Friday Record Store Day on 29 Nov 2013.

"Side Tracks" - 3LP stereo vinyl set: Columbia/Legacy 88883772551 (USA), 29 Nov 2013:


Columbia/Legacy 88883772551
(USA) - front of 3LP set with sticker, scan by Gerd Rundel
The US 200gm set is made by United Record Pressing, Nashville, TN. The US release has several differences compared with the EU release, listed below. The detailed sleeve and record label scans compare directly with the EU detailed scans.
Columbia/Legacy 88883772551
(USA) - front sticker scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia/Legacy 88883772551
(USA) - detail of front of 3LP set, scan by Gerd Rundel ("88883772551")

Columbia/Legacy 88883772551
(USA) - rear of 3LP set, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia/Legacy 88883772551
(USA) - detail of rear of 3LP set, scan by Gerd Rundel (limited edition  no. 08982)

Columbia/Legacy 88883772551
(USA) - outside of unfolded gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia/Legacy 88883772551
(USA) - inside of unfolded gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia/Legacy 88883772551
(USA) - detail of inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel (no "musiconvinyl.com")

Columbia/Legacy 88883772551
(USA) - front of insert, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia/Legacy 88883772551
(USA) - rear of insert, scan by Gerd Rundel ("AVAILABLE NOW"/"88883772551")

Columbia/Legacy 88883772551
A (USA) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (includes R-0748)

Columbia/Legacy 88883772551
A (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia/Legacy 88883772551
A (USA) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia/Legacy 88883772551
B (USA) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia/Legacy 88883772551
C (USA) - Side 3 scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia/Legacy 88883772551
D (USA) - Side 4 scan by Gerd Rundel (includes R-0085)

Columbia/Legacy 88883772551
E (USA) - Side 5 scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia/Legacy 88883772551
F (USA) - Side 6 scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia/Legacy 88883772551
(USA) - detail of rear of 3LP set, scan by Gerd Rundel

The records of the US-pressed copies shown have handwritten matrix numbers: Side 1 - 88883772551-A, Side 2 - 88883772551-B, Side 3 - 88883772551-C, Side 4 - 88883772551-D, Side 5 - 88883772551-E, Side 6 - 88883772551-F. Each side also has “RKS” handwritten and "STERLING" stamped. This means the albums were mastered at Sterling Sound, New York, by their senior engineer Ryan K. Smith, as were the records of The Bootleg Series Vol. 10 - Another Self Portrait Columbia US 3LP set, Aug 2013, and the records of The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 - The Basement Tapes Raw, Nov 2014, see International Albums (Regular).

Detailed differences from the European 3LP set:

"Side Tracks" - 3LP stereo vinyl set: Columbia/Legacy/Music On Vinyl MOVLP964 (NL for Europe), 29 Nov 2013:


Columbia/Legacy/Music On Vinyl MOVLP964 (NL for Europe) - front with stickers (my copy)

The European 180gm set is made in Holland by Music on Vinyl BV. The records of the Dutch-made copies shown have stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - 97482 1A MOVLP 964, Side 2 - 97482 1B MOVLP 964, Side 3 - 97482 1C MOVLP 964, Side 4 - 97482 1D MOVLP 964, Side 5 - 97482 1E MOVLP 964, Side 6 - 97482 1F MOVLP 964.


Columbia/Legacy/Music On Vinyl MOVLP964 (NL for Europe) - front sticker 1, scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia/Legacy/Music On Vinyl MOVLP964 (NL for Europe) - front sticker 2, scan by Gerd Rundel ("MOVLP964" at bottom)


Columbia/Legacy/Music On Vinyl MOVLP964 (NL for Europe) - detail of front, scan by Gerd Rundel ("MOVLP964")


Columbia/Legacy/Music On Vinyl MOVLP964 (NL for Europe) - rear (my copy)


Columbia/Legacy/Music On Vinyl MOVLP964 (NL for Europe) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia/Legacy/Music On Vinyl MOVLP964 (NL for Europe) - detail of inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel ("musiconvinyl.com")

Columbia/Legacy/Music On Vinyl MOVLP964 (NL for Europe) - front of insert, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia/Legacy/Music On Vinyl MOVLP964 (NL for Europe) - rear of insert, scan by Gerd Rundel ("AVAILABLE NOW"/"MOVLP964")


Columbia/Legacy/Music On Vinyl MOVLP964 (NL for Europe) - outside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia/Legacy/Music On Vinyl MOVLP964 (NL for Europe) - inside of gatefold sleeve, scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia/Legacy/Music On Vinyl MOVLP964 (NL for Europe) - detail of rear (limited edition no. 002827 - my copy)


Columbia/Legacy/Music On Vinyl MOVLP964 (NL for Europe) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel (limited edition no. 003866)

Columbia/Legacy/Music On Vinyl MOVLP964 (NL for Europe) - detail of rear (limited edition no. 004879 - my second copy)

Columbia/Legacy/Music On Vinyl MOVLP964 (NL for Europe) - Side 1 scan by Gerd Rundel (includes R-0748)

Columbia/Legacy/Music On Vinyl MOVLP964 (NL for Europe) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia/Legacy/Music On Vinyl MOVLP964 (NL for Europe) - detail of Side 1, scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia/Legacy/Music On Vinyl MOVLP964 (NL for Europe) - Side 2 scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia/Legacy/Music On Vinyl MOVLP964 (NL for Europe) - Side 3 scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia/Legacy/Music On Vinyl MOVLP964 (NL for Europe) - Side 4 scan by Gerd Rundel (includes R-0085)

Columbia/Legacy/Music On Vinyl MOVLP964 (NL for Europe) - Side 5 scan by Gerd Rundel

Columbia/Legacy/Music On Vinyl MOVLP964 (NL for Europe) - Side 6 scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia/Legacy/Music On Vinyl MOVLP964 (NL for Europe) - detail of rear, scan by Gerd Rundel

There will also be a (rarities free) single CD release and a 2CD set compiled from the set, both entitled The Very Best Of Bob Dylan, see International Album Releases (Dylan-Only Compilations) 2010s.

"Side Tracks" - 2CD set: Sony Music SICP 30519-20 (Japan), 26 Mar 2014:


Sony Music SICP 30519-20 (Japan) - front of card sleeve of 2CD set with obi, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson
This set comes in a three panel card sleeve like the 2013 US/European releases, this time with an orange/white top obi. The scans were taken from a copy owned by Shinichiro Tatsumi's. The Japanese language booklet, printed in green, has translations of Clinton Heylin's notes, Heckel Sugano's notes about where and when recorded and how many times the song was played, with the official lyrics and translations.
Sony Music SICP 30519-20 (Japan) - rear of card sleeve of 2CD set with obi, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Sony Music SICP 30519-20 (Japan) - front of Blu-spec CD2 flyer, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Sony Music SICP 30519-20 (Japan) - front of Blu-spec CD2 flyer, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Sony Music SICP 30519-20 (Japan) - outside of unfolded card sleeve, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Sony Music SICP 30519-20 (Japan) - obi scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Sony Music SICP 30519 (Japan) - CD1 scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Sony Music SICP 30519-20 (Japan) - inside of unfolded card sleeve, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Sony Music SICP 30519-20 (Japan) - outside of unfolded Japanese language booklet, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Sony Music SICP 30520 (Japan) - CD2 scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

About the Blu-spec CD2 release of Side Tracks, Éamonn Ó Catháin says:

"I just received my Blu-Spec CD2 copy of Side Tracks this morning. Now, I'm mainly a vinyl head and own these tracks several times over on vinyl, SA-CD, CD and so on. Vinyl is my musical weapon of choice. That said, rarely have I heard them sound so good or so musical. Could there be something in this Blu-Spec malarkey? I can hear Happy Traum tap his foot on the studio floor, there's weight, I hear new musical detail, I was admitted to the studio for this bout of mixed-up confusion. I didn't expect this. I didn't get it on Blu-Spec CD2 for the format. I was listening absent-mindedly. The excellent of the audio simply sucked me in. Really gob-smacking. Can't figure it out but am not going to try :-) - even Tomorrow Is A Long Time sounds like a completely different take (and sounds even better than on the Hoffman SA-CD of Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II)."

Thanks to Gerd Rundel and Sonny Boy McFitzson for scans and to "Isis" magazine, Arie de Reus and Éamonn Ó Catháin for information.


Woody Guthrie - "American Radical Patriot" - 6CD/1DVD boxed set plus 78 rpm record, Rounder Records 11661-9138-3 (USA), 22 Oct 2013:


Rounder Records 11661-9138-3 (USA) - front picture from amazon.com
R-1009 VD City (Woody Guthrie) - from the "Minnesota Hotel Tape", recorded at Bonnie Beecher's apartment, Minneapolis, MN, 22 Dec 1961

This song is the A-side of a bonus 78 rpm record, backed by Woody Guthrie singing The Biggest Thing That Man Has Ever Done.

Thanks to Ed Ricardo and Anthony Perry for information and scans.


Rounder Records 11661-9138-3 (USA) - A-side of 78 RPM record with R-1009, scan by Anthony Perry

Rounder Records 11661-9138-3 (USA) - set picture from amazon.com

Rounder Records 11661-9138-3 (USA) - detail of booklet, scan by Anthony Perry

The companion book to the set by Bill Nowlin (Rounder Books, USA), picture from amazon.com

"50th Anniversary Collection 1963" - 6LP stereo/mono vinyl boxed set, Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 88883799701 (Europe), 2 Dec 2013:


Columbia/Legacy/ Sony Music 88883799701 (Europe) - front of box (my copy)

Full details of the 50th Anniversary Collection 1963 6LP set released in Europe only are now here.

Thanks to Ronald Born for information and scans.


Columbia/Legacy/ Sony Music 88883799701 (Europe) - rear of box (my copy)


Promotional/Regular Items for 2013



Living In Another Country: International Stereo Releases

Stereo promo albums and singles for 2013 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. 10 - Another Self Portrait (1969-1971) (2013)


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