"Searching For A Gem"

Bob Dylan's Officially Released Rarities and Obscurities

Audio: 2017

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


This 7" stereo single with two rarities, a remixed version of Love Sick and a live version of Cold Irons Bound, is included with the 20th Anniversary 2LP release of Time Out Of Mind

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This yearly page now contains only the main Rarities List. Promotional Items (Albums and Singles) are now here. All Honourable Mentions are now here.

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

Revised: 13 December, 2017.


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

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

Audience recordings are indicated by (A).


Various Artists - "The Roots Of Popular Music: The Ralph S. Peer Story" - 3CD set, Sony Music Latin (catalogue number?) (USA), 15 Sep 2017:


Front picture from www.amazon.com

R-0258-2 My Blue-Eyed Jane (Jimmie Rodgers/Lulu Belle White) - from The Songs Of Jimmie Rodgers, Egyptian Records US tribute album, 1997

This 3CD set in a book-style case is a tribute to the US pioneer A&R man and music publisher Ralph Silvester Peer (1892-1960). He discovered and recorded many well-known artists, including Jimmie Rodgers in 1927.

Thanks to Harold Lepidus for information.


Contents picture from www.amazon.com

"Love Sick (Remix)"/"Cold Irons Bound (2004 Live Version)" - 7" stereo single, Columbia/Legacy 88985425571 (Europe), 13 Oct 2018:
This 7" stereo single with two rarities is included with the "20th Anniversary" 2LP release of Time Out Of Mind.


Columbia/Legacy 88985425571 (Europe) - front with bonus single, picture from www.bobdylanisis.co.uk

R-0658-2 Love Sick (5:24) - Remix of 1997 album version from Columbia US 9-track Love Sick promo CD produced exclusively for Victoria's Secret, Mar 2004

R-0765-2 Cold Irons Bound (5:44) - Live, Bonnaroo Music Festival, Manchester, TN, 11 Jun 2004, released on the 3CD Limited Edition of The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006, Oct 2008

The single has stamped matrix numbers: Side A - 20960 1A 88985450607, Side B - 20960 1B 88985450607.

Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin and Tim Dunn for information and to Rob Whitehouse for the photos.


Columbia/Legacy 88985450607 (Europe) - picture from www.amazon.co.uk

Columbia/Legacy 88985425571 (Europe) - front picture from www.amazon.co.uk

Columbia/Legacy 88985425571 (Europe) - front with sticker, photo by Rob Whitehouse

Columbia/Legacy 88985425571 (Europe) - front sticker photo by Rob Whitehouse


Sony A72812 (USA, 2004) - front (my copy with R-0658)


Columbia/Legacy 88697 35797 2 (USA, 2008) - front of sealed box with sticker (my copy with R-0765)

Promotional/Regular Items for 2017



Living In Another Country: International Stereo Releases

Stereo promo albums and singles for 2017 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.


Triplicate (2017)


The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 - Trouble No More 1979-1981 (2017)


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