"Searching For A Gem"

Bob Dylan's Officially Released Rarities and Obscurities

Bob Dylan Tracks Unique to Compilations

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This is an extracted list from Searching For A Gem of unique appearances by Bob on official various artists compilations, including film soundtrack albums and tributes. It excludes compilations with regular album tracks, which are listed on the International Various Artist Compilations pages. For live tracks that have appeared on compilations see the Early Field Recordings page (up to 1989) and the Field Recordings page (after 1989 during the "Never Ending Tour"). Duets by Bob with other artists which appear on compilations are listed separately on the page Duets with Bob. Performances where Bob appears supporting other artists are listed on the Sidesman page. For a complete list of film soundtrack albums which includes soundtrack entries from here plus albums with Dylan regular album tracks, see Soundtracks.

For compilations with one or more Dylan album tracks see here:

Dylan-only International Compilations
International Compilations: Dylan-Only Compilations


International Compilations: Various Artist Albums with Dylan Songs

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

Revised: 17 January, 2017.


NoEyeCD.jpg (15647 bytes) R-0516 Roll On John (Traditional) - performed by Bob during an interview with Cynthia Gooding for the "Folksinger's Choice" WBAI radio programme, recorded early 1962, in New York City, and released on the Smithsonian Folkways album There Is No Eye: Music For Photographs, USA, Nov 2001
BroadsideMono3Front.jpg (34432 bytes) Broadside Ballads Vol. 1, Folkways (USA), 1963

R-0025 Talkin' Devil - song exclusive to Broadside, Jan 1963
R-0026 John Brown - original Broadside version, Feb 1963, now available on the Smithsonian/Folkways CD boxed set, The Best of Broadside 1962-1988, 2000
R-0027 Only A Hobo - Broadside version, Feb 1963, different performance from the one released on The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3
R-0028 I Will Not Go Down Under The Ground [Let Me Die in My Footsteps] - Broadside version, Jan 1963, with Happy Traum, different performance from the one released on The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3
 

Broadside Ballads Vol. 6: Broadside Reunion, Folkways (USA), 1972

R-0080 Train A-Travelin'- recorded Broadside offices, New York, Mar 1963
R-0081 (I'd Hate To Be You On That) Dreadful Day - recorded Broadside offices, New York, Nov 1962
R-0082 The Death Of Emmett Till - from "The Broadside Show" radio broadcast, WBAI-FM, New York, May 1962
R-0083 The Ballad Of Donald White - from "The Broadside Show" radio broadcast, WBAI-FM, New York, May 1962, now also on the Smithsonian Folkways CD boxed set, The Best of Broadside 1962-1988, 2000
 

R-0182 Band Of The Hand - with The Heartbreakers, theme tune from film of the same name, on MCA singles and soundtrack album, 1986
HOF_UKLP_Front.JPG (19192 bytes) Hearts Of Fire soundtrack album, Columbia/CBS (USA/UK), 1987

R-0191 The Usual (John Hiatt) - also on promo cassettes of Down In The Groove, 1988
R-0192 Night After Night
R-0193 Had A Dream About You, Baby - original version, the version released in May 1988 on Down In The Groove is remixed

R-0202 Pretty Boy Floyd (Woody Guthrie) - from the Columbia Woody Guthrie/Lead Belly tribute album Folkways: A Vision Shared, 1988, also on the 1993 Japanese promo CD Mr. D's Collection # 3
R-0201 People Get Ready (Curtis Mayfield) - from Flashback: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, WTG Records,1990
R-0213 This Old Man (Traditional) - from the Walt Disney Records children's charity album For Our Children, 1991
NelsonLD.jpg (32341 bytes) R-0489 Hard Times (Stephen Foster) - from the Columbia House VHS video Willie Nelson: The Big Six-O - An All-Star Birthday Celebration, 1993 (not available on record but still worth including)

Bob also performed Townes Van Zandt's Pancho And Lefty with Willie Nelson at this event, see Duets with Bob.

R-0231 You Belong To Me (Pee Wee King-Red Stewart-Chilton Price) from the album Natural Born Killers: A Soundtrack For An Oliver Stone Film, Nothing/Interscope, 1994
R-0243 Boogie Woogie Country Girl (Doc Pomus/Reginald Ashby) - from the Doc Pomus tribute album 'Til The Night Is Gone, Rhino, 1995
R-0247 Ring Of Fire (June Carter/Merle Kilgore) - from the Feeling Minnesota soundtrack album, Atlantic, 1996, recorded specially for the album
R-0258 My Blue-Eyed Jane (Jimmie Rodgers/Lulu Belle White) - from The Songs Of Jimmie Rodgers tribute album, Egyptian Records, 1997
R-0250 Shelter From The Storm - alternate take with extra verse, out-take from the Blood On The Tracks sessions, 1974, from the Jerry Maguire soundtrack album, Epic, 1997
R-0273 Dignity - original Oh Mercy out-take produced by Daniel Lanois (not the 1994 Brendan O'Brien remixed version for Greatest Hits Vol. 3) from the 550 Music/Sony Music Soundtrax compilation Touched By An Angel: The Album, 1998

Now no longer a rarity since R-0273 is included in Dylan (2007) on the bobdylan.com albums page

Wonder.JPG (29434 bytes) R-0299 Things Have Changed - new Dylan composition exclusive to original Sony Music Soundtrax film soundtrack of Wonder Boys, 2000

Now no longer a rarity since R-0299 is included in The Essential Bob Dylan (2000) on the bobdylan.com albums page

Sopranos2.jpg (26762 bytes) R-0464 Return To Me [Ritorna A Me] (Danny Di Minno/Carmen Lombardo) - from the The Sopranos - Peppers & Eggs: Music From The HBO Original Series TV series soundtrack album, Play Tone/Columbia (USA), Mar 2001
Timeless2.JPG (19058 bytes) R-0512 I Can't Get You Off Of My Mind (Hank Williams) - from the Hank Williams tribute album Timeless, Lost Highway Records (USA), Sep 2001
R-0470 A Red Cadillac And A Black Moustache (W. B. Thompson/L. May) - from Sun Records tribute album Good Rockin' Tonight, Sire (USA), Oct 2001
Bob's Appearances on Compilations R-0552 Waitin' For You - new Dylan composition exclusive to original film soundtrack, Divine Secrets Of The Ya-Ya Sisterhood, DMZ Records/Sony (USA), May 2002
CashKindredUKFront.jpg (25927 bytes) R-0554 Train Of Love (Johnny Cash) - from Kindred Spirits: A Tribute To The Songs Of Johnny Cash, Lucky Dog/Sony Nashville (USA), Sep 2002
GodsGeneralsOST.jpg (15589 bytes) R-0586 'Cross The Green Mountain - new Dylan composition exclusive to original film soundtrack, Gods And Generals, Sony Classical (USA), Feb 2003

This performance is included in The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006, released in October 2008, so has ceased to be a rarity

R-0649 Tell Ol' Bill - previously unreleased song from Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax album North Country: Music From The Motion Picture, 2005

This is a new song, not the uncirculating out-take from Self Portrait of a traditional song of the same name recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 4 Mar 1970. Tell Ol' Bill is included in The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006, released Oct 2008, but in an alternate take, so R-0649 is still a rarity!

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R-0738 Huck's Tune - previously unreleased song from Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax album Lucky You: Music From The Motion Picture, Apr 2007

This performance is included in The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006, released in October 2008, so has ceased to be a rarity. The soundtrack album also contains Like A Rolling Stone from Highway 61 Revisited

R-0837 I'm Not There [Bob Dylan/The Band] - out-take from The Basement Tapes, recorded at Big Pink, Saugerties, New York State, Jun-Oct 1967 (5:13), from I'm Not There: Original Soundtrack, Oct 2007

It has now been released in Nov 2014 on The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 - The Basement Tapes Complete (CD3, track 11) and The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 - The Basement Tapes Raw (CD1, track 10), but in a remixed version, so R-0837 remains a rarity.

R-0548 Apothecary - excerpt from soundtrack of 2005 Martin Scorsese documentary No Direction Home on French Naïve Records compilation Dylan Mania Par Béatrice Ardisson, 2009
R-0758 California - early version of Outlaw Blues from Bringing It All Back Home with different lyrics, on the 2009 CBS Records US soundtrack compilation CD NCIS: The Official TV Series Soundtrack Vol. 2
R-0787 Do Re Mi (Woody Guthrie) - original recording from the TV documentary soundtrack album The People Speak, Verve/Hip-O Records, USA, 2009
R-0896 The Love That Faded [Hank Williams] - previously unreleased song from Egyptian Records US album The Lost Notebooks Of Hank Williams, 2011
R-0897 Don't Ever Take Yourself Away - previously unreleased out-take from Shot Of Love, recorded Clover Recorder, Los Angeles, CA, 23 Apr 1981, released on CBS Records US TV series soundtrack album Hawaii Five-O: Original Songs From The Television Series, 2011

Released in an updated form by Nikki Jean on her 2011 S-Curve US album Pennies In A Jar as Steel And Feathers (Don't Ever), see Starlight In The East: Bob Dylan's Unreleased Songs.

R-0899 One Too Many Mornings - posthumous duet with Johnny Cash and the Avett Brothers based on the out-take from the Nashville Skyline sessions with Bob and Johnny, Columbia Studios, Nashville, TN, 18 Feb 1969, previously released in the 1969 film and video Johnny Cash: The Man Ÿ His World Ÿ His Music (R-0069, see VHS & DVD 1960s), on Chimes Of Freedom: Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International, Fontana (USA), 2012
R-0085 George Jackson (Acoustic version) - B-side of 1971 Columbia/CBS singles, see 1971, on Listen, Whitey! The Sounds Of Black Power 1967-74, Light In The Attic (USA), 2012
R-0758 California - early version of Outlaw Blues from Bringing It All Back Home with different lyrics, recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 13 Jan 1965, first released on the CBS TV soundtrack album NCIS: The Official TV Soundtrack Vol. 2 in Nov 2009, on I Feel Good: 70s Hits, Classic Hits (Germany), 2012
R-0519 Romance In Durango (Bob Dylan/Jacques Levy) - slightly shorter version (5:43), fades out before the point at which the segue into Black Diamond Bay occurs on the Desire album (album version is 5:50), originally from a 1976 Japanese 7" single as the B-side of One More Cup of Coffee, see 1976, on Savages: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Varèse Sarabande Records (USA), 2012
R-0919 Farewell - out-take from The Times They Are A-Changin', recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 6 Aug 1963; 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, on Inside Llewyn Davies: Original Soundtrack Recording, Nonesuch Records (USA), 2013
R-1094 Things We Said Today from A Hard Day's Night, from The Art Of McCartney, Arctic Poppy APCDBOOK1402 (UK), Nov 2014
R-1095 Rocks And Gravel [Solid Road] (Brownie McGhee-Leroy Carr) - studio version (stereo) from the Columbia test pressing and promotional copies of The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, 1963, recorded Columbia Recording Studios, New York, 1 Nov 1962 (CO 76986 take 1, R-0017, see 1963), overdubbed by Tom Wilson at Columbia Recording Studios, New York, 8 Dec 1964 (CO 84439 take 10) (2:27), from True Detective: Music From The HBO Series, Harvest 2547432889 (USA), 14 Aug 2015; Harvest 0602547432889 (Europe), 14 Aug 2015 (also released as a 2LP set Harvest 2547432896, 27 November 2015)
R-1646 Masters Of War - previously unreleased recording, Alan Lomax's apartment, Manhattan, New York, Jan 1963, from Root Hog or Die: 100 Year, 100 Songs - An Alan Lomax Centennial Tribute, 6LP boxed set, Mississippi Records MRP060LP (USA), 12 Feb 2016

Possible Addition

The TV special Apollo At 70: A Hot Night In Harlem aired in the USA on 19 Jun 2004 of the 70th Anniversary concert held at the Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York, was to be released in the USA by Rhino Home Video on 12 Oct 2004 (it has not yet appeared). Bob performed the Sam Cooke song A Change Is Gonna Come.


More "Flying Pig" Bob Dylan pages

The Blonde On Blonde Missing Pictures
The Blonde On Blonde Missing Pictures

The Liner Notes That Sank
The Missing Liner Notes from Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. 3

Who really wrote Blowin' In The Wind?
Who really wrote "Blowin' In The Wind"?


Who really wrote "A Fool Such As I"?

Mr. D's Collection 2001
"Mr. D's Apocrypha"
(Columbia releases that aren't on Bob's regular albums)


Bob Dylan at the Movies: An Overview of all Films with Dylan Performances

Bob's "Field Recordings" 1961-87
Bob's Early "Field Recordings" 1961-87

The Never-Ending Tour Official "Field Recordings"
Bob Dylan's Never-Ending Tour Official "Field Recordings" 1988 onwards

Duets with Bob
Duets with Bob

Bob Supporting Other Artists
Bob "On The Side"


My (Dylan-related) review of Stephen King's "Song of Susannah"

 

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