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This is a separate multi-year list by release date of commercially-released Various Artist stereo compilation albums released in 2012 that have been referred to me but do not qualify for my Searching For A Gem list because they contain only Bob Dylan performances which are 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. Promo-only Various Artist compilation albums with Dylan tracks are now included in this list. Other International Albums and Compilations are now here:


International Albums: Regular Albums from Round the World - Index


International Albums: Regular Albums - Multi-Packs

Other International Compilations
International Compilations: Other Dylan-only Compilations from Round the World

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


US & International Singles & EPs

There must be hundreds of these albums from round the world! 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 19 October, 2017.

For earlier entries in this list, see the links above.


Various Artists - "Chimes Of Freedom: Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International" - compilation 4CD set, Fontana 7401001 (USA), 24 Jan 2012; Fontana 7401001 (Europe/America), 30 Jan 2012:


Fontana 7401001 (USA) - front with stickers, scan by Manuel García Jara
This charity set of Dylan covers to be distributed by Fontana on behalf of Amnesty International was delayed until 24 Jan 2012, but has now been expanded to a 4CD set of 73 songs. The album will be released internationally on 30 Jan 2012. The set was not originally intended to include Bob, but now contains his original recording of Chimes Of Freedom from Another Side Of Bob Dylan as track 18 on CD4. 70 of the songs are reported newly-recorded for this set, with all the artists and engineers working on a pro bono basis. Bob also recorded a duet of Chimes Of Freedom with Joan Osborne for the soundtrack of the US TV Series The '60s, see 1999.
Fontana 7401001 (Europe) - front with sticker, scan by Manuel García Jara


Universal European 2CD-R promo - front (my copy)


Fontana 7401001 (Australia) - front with sticker, scan by Stuart Moore

The anthology includes a posthumous mix of One Too Many Mornings by Johnny Cash with the Avett Brothers, based on the version from Feb 1969 with Bob included on the Johnny Cash documentary The Man Ÿ His World Ÿ His Music (R-0069, see VHS & DVD 1960s). Bob's solo verses have been replaced by the Avett Brothers but he can still clearly be heard on the choruses. This is a rarity, so full details are in 2012.

Thanks to Harold Lepidus for news that the Amnesty International benefit album tribute Chimes of Freedom: Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International is also to be released as a 2CD set from Starbucks. This set will include One Too Many Mornings by Johnny Cash and the Avett Brothers with Bob on background vocals, but not Bob's own version of Chimes Of Freedom.

Thanks to Harold Lepidus and Dr. Hanns Peter Bushoff for information and to Wiebke Dittmer for finding a Universal European 2CD promo on eBay (which I bought, see 2012). I assume this is the same as the Starbucks 2CD set. Thanks to Manuel García Jara and Stuart Moore for further information and scans.


Various Artists - "Listen, Whitey! The Sounds Of Black Power 1967-74" - compilation CD, Light In The Attic LITA 081 (USA), 28 Feb 2012; compilation 2LP set, Light In The Attic LITA 081 (USA), 28 Feb 2012:


Light In The Attic LITA 081 (USA) - picture from examiner.com
Bob's contribution to this compilation is George Jackson (Acoustic version) - B-side of 1971 Columbia/CBS singles, see 1971. As this is a rarity, full details are in 2012. Thanks to Peter Ingham for reminding me that this is the first time this performance has appeared on CD in the USA.

Other artists include John Lennon and Gil Scott-Heron. Note the picture of Huey Newton, co-founder of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense, holding a copy of Highway 61 Revisited on the cover! This CD has been compiled to accompany the book "Listen, Whitey! The Sights And Sounds Of Black Power 1965-75" by Pat Thomas (Fantagraphics, USA, 5 Mar 2012).

Thanks to Harold Lepidus, Ian Woodward and Tim Dunn for information.


Pat Thomas book - picture from amazon,com

Various Artists - "Mr. Tambourine Man: 21 Versions" - compilation CD, Classic Hits RADI-1181 (Germany), 24 Feb 2012:


Classic Hits RADI-1181 (Germany) - picture from zweitausendeins.de
Thanks to Dirk Krah for news about a German Classic Hits CD release in their "One Song Edition" series with multiple versions of Mr. Tambourine Man - like the 2010 German Classic Hits releases with 20 versions of Blowin' In The Wind and House Of The Rising Sun, this release has 21 versions of Mr. Tambourine Man including Bob live with The Byrds (wrongly listed as from Montreal, but actually from Los Angeles, 1990), from the Columbia/Legacy 4CD boxed set The Byrds, see 1990, and Bob's solo piano demo of the song (again, wrongly listed as 1961 but actually 1963), from 2010's The Bootleg Series Vol. 9 - The Witmark Demos 1962-1964. As the version with The Byrds is a rarity, full details are in 2012.

Thanks to Dirk for verifying the contents of this CD.


Various Artists - "I Feel Good: 70s Hits" - compilation download-only, Classic Hits RADI-1181 (Germany), 13 Mar 2012:


Picture from amazon.com
Bob's contribution is California, an early version of Outlaw Blues from Bringing It All Back Home with different lyrics (which appear in "Writings and Drawings" under this title, lyrics on bobdylan.com here), recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 13 Jan 1965
California is no longer a rarity since it was released in Nov 2015 on The Best of The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12.

CBS CBSR029 (USA, 2009) - front of sealed copy with sticker (my copy)

This out-take from the 1960s, not the 1970s, was originally released on Grandes De La Música: Mitos* Del Rock [Great Figures Of Music: Legends of Rock], a compilation CD given away in 1995 with an issue of "Diário de Noticias [News Diary]", a Spanish newspaper. For more details see Questionable Releases. It was legally released on the CBS TV soundtrack album NCIS: The Official TV Soundtrack Vol. 2 in Nov 2009. For the DVD release, see VHS & DVD 2000s Part 4.

*The distinction between “myth” and “legend” made in English isn’t made in other European languages – they’re both types of traditional stories, but basically a “myth” is a story that was never actually true, whereas a “legend” is a story that is based on true events or people. This means an “urban legend” should actually be called an “urban myth”, while Bob’s certainly a legend and definitely not a myth!

Thanks to Tim Dunn for information.


Various Artists - "Elvis Heard Them Here First" - compilation CD, Ace Records CDCHD 1332 (UK), 26 Mar 2012:


Ace Records CDCHD 1332 (UK) - picture from amazon.co.uk
This compilation of songs covered by Elvis Presley includes Tomorrow Is A Long Time from Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II.

Thanks to John Willy Bakke and Hans Seegers for information.


Various Artists - "Pure... 60s" - compilation 4CD set, Sony Music 88691946462 (Europe), 26 Mar 2012:


Sony Music 88691946462 (Europe) - front picture from amazon.co.uk
This budget 4CD set in the "Pure..." series contains I Want You from Blonde On Blonde on CD1. For Pure... Psychedelic Rock, Pure... America, Pure... Christmas and Pure... Singer/Songwriter, 2011 4CD sets with Dylan songs, see the 2011 page of this list. For Pure... Legends, a 2013 4CD set with another Dylan song, see the 2013 page of this list. For Pure... Acoustic and Pure... American Anthems, 2014 4CD sets with Dylan songs, see the 2014 page of this list.

Thanks to John Willy Bakke for information.


Sony Music 88691946462 (Europe) - rear picture from amazon.co.uk

Various Artists - "The Best Folk Album In The World... Ever" - compilation 2CD set, EMI Gold (catalogue number?) (UK), 18 May 2012:


Picture from www.trademe.co.nz (2012 release)
Thanks to Bill Hester for information about this 2012 compilation which includes It's All Over, Baby Blue from Bringing It All Back Home. There is a 2004 compilation with exactly the same title with a different front design that does not include Bob.
Picture from amazon.co.uk (2004 release - no Dylan)

Various Artists - "Classic Americana" - compilation 2CD set, Warner Music Australia (catalogue number?) (Australia), 25 May 2012:


Picture from Facebook.com
This 2CD compilation includes Tombstone Blues from Highway 61 Revisited.

Thanks to Tricia Jungwirth for information.


Various Artists - "Make It Your Sound, Make It Your Scene: Vanguard Records & The 1960s Musical Revolution" - compilation 4CD set, Vanguard VANBOX 14 (UK), 4 Jun 2012:


Vanguard VANBOX 14 (UK) - picture from amazon.co.uk
This 4CD compilation includes Bob's performance of North Country Blues, live, Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI, 27 Jul 1963 (morning workshop), previously released on the 2007 Columbia DVD The Other Side Of The Mirror: Bob Dylan Live At The Newport Folk Festival 1963-1965, see VHS & DVD 20007-09. As this is a rarity, full details are in 2012.

Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin for information.


Various Artists - "Las Grandes Canciones Que Debes Escuchar Antes Del Fin Del Mundo (Los 60's) [The Great Songs You Must Listen To Before The End Of The World (The 60's)]" - 4CD set, Sony Music 886919771923 (Mexico), 2012:


Sony Music 886919771923 (Mexico) - front picture from amazon.com
This lengthily-titled 4CD set from Sony Music Mexico includes Like A Rolling Stone from Highway 61 Revisited, track 1 on CD3.

Thanks to John-Willy Bakke for information.


Sony Music 886919771923 (Mexico) - rear picture from amazon.com

Various Artists - "Savages: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" - film soundtrack CD, Varèse Sarabande Records 302 067 154 2 (USA), 3 Jul 2012:


Varèse Sarabande Records 302 067 154 2 (USA), picture from examiner.com
Thanks to Harold Lepidus for information about this Oliver Stone film from the novel by Don Winslow starring John Travolta, Taylor Kitsch and Blake Lively. Bob's contribution to the Varèse Sarabande soundtrack album is Romance In Durango from Desire. Thanks to Tim Dunn for confirming that this version is timed at 5:45 in the insert notes and at 5:43 on his CD player. This is therefore the edited version (R-0519), truncating the fade-out, which appeared on a 1976 Japanese 7" single as the B-side of One More Cup of Coffee, there timed at 5:44, see 1976, so is also listed in 2012.  Romance In Durango (timed at 5:50 on my copy) segues into Black Diamond Bay on Side 2 of Desire, but has also appeared as a 5:50 stand-alone version on a CBS Spain stereo 7" single, see International 7" Singles & EPs 1977. For the film itself, see VHS & DVD 2010s.
Film poster from imdb.com
DurangoJpnFront.jpg (25130 bytes)
CBS/Sony 06SP 1 (Japan) - front scan by Hans Seegers (1976 7" stereo single)

Various Artists - "Greatest Songs Of The 70s Vol. 2" - 3CD set, NMC United Entertainment 22447-2 (Israel), 2012:


NMC United Entertainment 22447-2 (Israel) - front with sticker, scan from amazon.com

NMC United Entertainment 22447-2 (Israel) - front sticker scan from amazon.com

NMC United Entertainment 22447-2 (Israel) - rear scan from amazon.com

NMC United Entertainment 22447-2 (Israel) - detail of rear, scan from amazon.com

Bob's contribution to this Israel compilation 3CD release is One More Cup Of Coffee from Desire on CD1. The front has a red/white Hebrew language sticker.

Thanks to John Willy Bakke for information.


Various Artists - "Essential 70s" - 4CD set, Sony BMG (catalogue number?) (Mexico), 6 Nov 2012:


Picture from amazon.com
This 4CD from Sony BMG Mexico includes Lay, Lady, Lay from Nashville Skyline, track 5 on CD3.

Various Artists - "Keep Calm And Stay Cosy" - 3CD set, Sony Music/Rhino 88764036322 (UK), 12 Nov 2012:


Sony Music/Rhino 88764036322 (UK) - front picture from amazon.co.uk
This 3CD set contains Make You Feel My Love from Time Out of Mind, track 14 on CD3. It is part of a "Keep Calm" series of compilations with artwork based on the British wartime public reassurance poster "Keep Calm And Carry On".

Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin for information.


Sony Music/Rhino 88764036322 (UK) - rear insert picture from amazon.co.uk


Sony Music/Rhino 88764036322 (UK) - CD3 picture from amazon.co.uk


Keep Calm And Carry On (UK)- picture from amazon.co.uk

Various Artists - "Silver Linings Playbook: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" - film soundtrack CD, Sony Classical 88765413622 (USA)/ Sony Music/Bandit FM 88765413622 (Australia), 17 Nov 2012:


Sony Classical 88765413622 (USA) - front picture from www.amazon.com
Bob's contribution to this film starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert de Niro and directed by David O. Russell is Girl From The North Country, the duet with Johnny Cash from Nashville Skyline.

Thanks to Harold Lepidus and Tim Dunn for information and to Stuart Moore for scans.


Sony Classical 88765413622 (USA) - rear picture from www.amazon.com

Sony Music/Bandit FM 88765413622 (Australia) - inside page of front insert, scan by Stuart Moore

US movie poster from www.imdb.com

Sony Music/Bandit FM 88765413622 (Australia) - front scan by Stuart Moore

Sony Music/Bandit FM 88765413622 (Australia) - outside of front insert, scan by Stuart Moore

Sony Music/Bandit FM 88765413622 (Australia) - rear insert scan by Stuart Moore

Sony Music/Bandit FM 88765413622 (Australia) - inside page of front insert, scan by Stuart Moore

Sony Music/Bandit FM 88765413622 (Australia) - CD scan by Stuart Moore

Green vinyl Record Store Day 2017 release, photo from Instagram
Thanks to Harold Lepidus for news that this album will be released on green vinyl for Record Store Day, 24 Nov 2017. More information will be added when available.

Various Artists - "Not Fade Away: Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack" - film soundtrack 2LP set, Abkco 8924-1 (USA), 18 Dec 2012:


Abkco 8924-1 (USA) - front picture from amazon.com
The soundtrack to this David Chase film set in suburban New Jersey in the 1960s was compiled by Steven van Zandt. It is only available as a 2LP set or a digital download. Bob's contribution is She Belongs To Me from Bringing It All Back Home. The soundtrack also includes a cover of Subterranean Homesick Blues by The Twylight Zones.

Thanks to Harold Lepidus and Tim Dunn for information.


US movie poster from imdb.com

For earlier entries in this list, see the links below:

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Other International Albums and Compilations are now here:


International Albums: Regular Albums from Round the World - Index


International Albums: Regular Albums - Multi-Packs

Other International Compilations
International Compilations: Other Dylan-only Compilations from Round the World

Elh1.jpg (12572 bytes)
International Compilations: Dylan Album Tracks on Other Artist's Albums


US & International Singles & EPs


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