"Searching For A Gem"

Bob Dylan's Officially Released Rarities and Obscurities

Mr. D's Apocrypha

Columbia and CBS releases that aren't on Bob's regular albums


Four 1970s 7" singles containing non-album songs: Spanish Is The Loving Tongue (an alternate take of which has now been released in 2013 on The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10 - Another Self Portrait (1969-1971) ), George Jackson, Rita May and Trouble In Mind

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By popular request, an extracted list from Searching For A Gem of promo or commercially-released tracks on Dylan releases from Columbia that are not available on Dylan albums in the USA. It makes up an interesting list! It was formerly presented as a "fantasy" compilation album, in an attempt to coax Columbia into releasing a Rarities Album, but I've abandoned that concept as some found it confusing. I still want it to happen, although it obviously couldn't be part of The Bootleg Series as all tracks have already been officially released.

This list doesn't include tracks from:

Revised: 17 January, 2017


These tracks are all from commercially-released albums and singles. They exclude live performances, which are here (1961-87) and here (1988 onwards).

Non-Album Dylan Compositions on 7" Stereo Singles

Only three officially-released Dylan songs from singles are not available on his regular albums, all from the 1970s!

R-0084 George Jackson - "Big Band" version from 1971 single

R-0085 George Jackson - Acoustic version from 1971 single

CBS4859FR2.jpg (30458 bytes) R-0130 Rita May - Desire out-take, A- and B-side of the Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again single from Hard Rain, 1976
R-0149 Trouble In Mind - Slow Train Coming out-take (4:17), B-side of 1979 singles with one verse omitted, the three international A-sides were Gotta Serve Somebody, Precious Angel and Man Gave Names To All The Animals

R-0150 Trouble In Mind - B-side of a 1979 Brazilian single, Slow Train Coming out-take (5:13) - this release with Precious Angel as the A-side reportedly had the full song unlike the versions released elsewhere, although I have never seen hard evidence for it.
The Brazilian single may never have existed, but R-0150, the complete version of this rarity, has now been released on Pure Dylan: An Intimate Look At Bob Dylan, Sony Music Germany 2011, see below


Dylan Compilations with Non-Album Dylan Compositions

ExitosFront.jpg (27294 bytes) R-0084 George Jackson - "Big Band" version from 1971 single (see above), on 1972 CBS Venezuela compilation Grandes Exitos De Bob Dylan
JpnCompSOPH-41-42Front.jpg (25479 bytes) R-0084 George Jackson - "Big Band" version from 1971 single (see above), on late 1972 CBS/Sony Japan compilation Bob Dylan: Gift Pack '73
JGoldDiscFront.jpg (23190 bytes) R-0084 George Jackson - "Big Band" version from 1971 single (see above), on 1974 CBS/Sony Japan compilation Gold Disc
MrD1.jpg (13099 bytes) 1974 CBS/Sony Japan compilation Mr. D's Collection # 1: because this album is a collection of rarities, full details are found in 1974
MrD2.jpg (24604 bytes) 1977 CBS/Sony Japan compilation Mr. D's Collection # 2: because this EP is a collection of rarities, full details are found in 1976
1978 CBS/Sony Japan and CBS Australia 3LP set Masterpieces: because this set contains six rarities, full details are found in 1978
1993 CBS/Sony Japan compilation Mr. D's Collection # 3: because this album is a collection of rarities, full details are found in 1993
Dylan 'n Rock A.jpg (43801 bytes) 1993 CBS/Sony Japan compilation Dylan Ga Rock: because this set contains four rarities, full details are found in 1993
2008 Columbia Legacy 3CD Limited Edition of The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006: because the third CD contains twelve rarities, full details are in 2008
2010 update of 1993 CBS/Sony Japan compilation Dylan Ga Rock: because this set contains three rarities, full details are found in 2010
R-0150 Trouble In Mind - full version of Slow Train Coming out-take (5:13) on Pure Dylan: An Intimate Look At Bob Dylan, Sony Music Germany 2011

This version reportedly appeared on the B-side of the Brazilian 7" single release of Precious Angel in 1979, but I have never seen hard evidence for it. The compilation includes two more rarities, for full details see 2011

The 50th Anniversary Collection - this very limited 4CD-R compilation of tracks from 1962 includes many rarities, for full details see 2012
R-0085 George Jackson - Acoustic version from 1971 single (see above), on Side Tracks, the 2CD set of previously-released album tracks included with The Complete Album Collection Vol. One, Nov 2013, see 2013

50th Anniversary Collection 1963, Dec 2013, see 2013

R-0390 The Gal I Love [Hero Blues] - mono out-take from The Times They Are A-Changin' recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 12 Aug 1963, previously surfaced in 1964, 1980, and 2007 on unreleased Columbia US acetates

R-1032 East Laredo Blues (Bob Dylan?) - take 1, recorded Columbia Studios, New York, 23 Oct 1963

R-0693 Bob Dylan's New Orleans Rag - out-take from The Times They Are A-Changin', Aug or Oct 1963, previously on MPH acetates which surfaced in 2004


50th Anniversary Collection 1964
, Dec 2014, see 2014

R-1127 Bob And Eric Blues (Bob Dylan/Eric von Schmidt), recorded at Eric von Schmidt's House, 532 Beach Road, Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL, May 1964

R-1136 Harmonica Duet (Bob Dylan/Eric von Schmidt), recorded as R-1127

R-1139 Stoned On the Mountain (take 1), recorded as R-1127

R-1140 Stoned On the Mountain (take 2), recorded as R-1127

R-1160 Denise, Columbia Studios, New York, NY, 9 Jun 1964 (Another Side Of Bob Dylan sessions) (wrongly dated 4 Jun 1964)

The 50th Anniversary Collection 1965 set consists entirely of live tracks, see Early Field Recordings.


Various Artists Compilations with Non-Album Dylan Compositions and Covers

Bob's Appearances on Compilations For these, see the Compilations page.

Different Versions of Dylan Album Tracks
This list excludes radio edits of Dylan album tracks released on promo and commercial singles, etc., of which there are a great many.

R-0145 Mixed Up Confusion - alternate overdubbed (and slowed down) take of Bob's first single without opening harmonica solo, released on the 1970s Japanese compilations Mr. D's Collection #1 (LP, 1974), Mr. D's Collection #2 (EP, 1976) and the 1978 Japanese/Australian 3LP set Masterpieces.
GH1UKMonoFront.jpg (22529 bytes) Greatest Hits (CBS, UK, 1967, mono)

R-0251M Blowin' In The Wind - first guitar note missing (mono version - mono reduction of R-0251, see below)

R-0537M One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later) - not R-0050 (see 1966 and 1966 Blonde On Blonde Rarities), but a mono reduction of R-0537 (see below)

GH1UKFront.JPG (23292 bytes) Greatest Hits (CBS, UK, 1967, stereo)

R-0251 Blowin' In The Wind - first guitar note missing (stereo version)

R-0537 One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later) - unfaded stereo version (still available on this album's CD releases, see below), also on the gold CD release of Blonde On Blonde, 1990s (now deleted)

"Exclusive Out-takes From 'The Bootleg Series Vol. 7: No Direction Home - The Soundtrack'"- Three Track Download Only Single, Nov 2005:

R-0727 Outlaw Blues -  alternate take from Bringing It All Back Home, recorded Columbia Studios, New York, 13 Jan 1965 (wrongly listed as "16 Jan 1965")

R-0515 The Times They Are A-Changin' - alternate take recorded Columbia Studios, New York, Oct 1963, on bonus disc with limited edition of "Love And Theft", Sep 2001
R-0044 Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window? - early version released by Columbia in the USA by mistake on a promo single in July 1965 as Positively 4th Street!
This take appears in stereo on the 6CD Deluxe Edition of The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12. R-0044 will still remain a rarity, because it's in mono.

(Copies are not normally visually identifiable, but this one has amusing additions in marker pen!)

R-0055 If You Gotta Go, Go Now - single released in Benelux countries only, Jul 1967 with a group called The Poppies singing backup vocals on the choruses, different from the version released on The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3, 1991
H61RJpn25AP273.jpg (29664 bytes) R-0046 From A Buick 6 - alternate take with harmonica intro (take 4, 30 Jul 1965, 3:06), from the original US and Canadian stereo pressings of Highway 61 Revisited, also all Japanese stereo LP pressings on CBS/Sony from 1968. This alternate take is also on the Sony Music Japan promo-only 2CD set Dylan Ga Rock (1993 release only, not the 2010 release)
Take 4 has now been released on The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 (6CD Deluxe Edition) CD2, track 19, and The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 (18 CD Collector's Edition) CD6, track 4. Because the 6CD Deluxe Edition is widely available, R-0046 is no longer a rarity.
 
BOBGoldBoxFront.JPG (28671 bytes) Miscellaneous Blonde On Blonde vinyl and CD releases (see Blonde On Blonde Rarities)

R-0050 One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later) - unfaded mono version (4:49), no longer a rarity as now released on The Original Mono Recordings, 2010

R-0062 Pledging My Time - alternate stereo mix (this version appeared on the stereo compilation Zenith Salutes... The Teen Sound and also on the 1967 Dutch/Australian Greatest Hits Vol. III album below)

R-0285 Visions Of Johanna - 5 seconds longer and a different mix

R-0502 Obviously 5 Believers - unfaded version 6 seconds longer than regular album version

R-0503 Temporary Like Achilles - unfaded version 21 seconds longer than regular album version

R-0523 Sad Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands - with shortened instrumental break (missing first eight bars)
 

GH3AusFront2.jpg (22292 bytes) Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. III (CBS Holland/Australia)

R-0062 Pledging My Time - alternate stereo mix that first appeared on the Columbia Special Products compilation Zenith Salutes... The Teen Sound

R-0063 4th Time Around - alternate stereo mix without "harmonium" from original pressings of Blonde On Blonde

R-0250 Shelter From The Storm - alternate version to the 1974 Blood On The Tracks version from the 1996 Jerry Maguire film soundtrack on The Best Of Bob Dylan, Columbia UK, 1997
R-0935 Meet Me In The Morning (5:00) - alternate take, out-take from the Blood On The Tracks sessions, New York, NY, Sep 1974, B-side of Duquesne Whistle Columbia US 7" single released for Record Store Day, 23 Nov 2012
This track is not only previously unreleased but was also uncirculating amongst Dylan collectors!
Legend.JPG (24543 bytes) R-0385 Baby Stop Crying - alternate mix from the version on 1978's Street-Legal on Brazilian CBS compilation Bob Dylan The Legend, 1983
csk73326_f.jpg (24774 bytes) R-0209 Most of The Time - promo single version recorded 16 Mar 1990, produced by Don Was, different from the 1989 Oh Mercy version
R-0204 Series Of Dreams - alternate take on 1991 Columbia promo single with second verse present, but several lyric differences from the versions on The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3 and Greatest Hits Vol. 3
UnpluggedBrazFront.JPG (31652 bytes) R-0233 Love Minus Zero/No Limit - available as "bonus track" on non-US copies of the MTV Unplugged album and VHS video, 1995
R-0658 Love Sick - exclusive remix, slightly longer than 1998 Time Out Of Mind version, on 2004 Columbia US promo CD Victoria's Secret Exclusive: Lovesick
ZaragozaSpPromoFront.jpg (19206 bytes) R-0840 A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall - new studio performance recorded with Bob's touring band in Nashville, TN, 2007, from Llegará La Tormenta [A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall] from promo two CD-ROM set, Expo Zaragoza 2008 (Spain), Apr 2008

Dreamin' Of You/Ring Them Bells - 2008 CD singles from The Bootleg Series Vol. 8: Tell Tale Signs

R-0355 Ring Them Bells - alternate version (3:18) of 1989 track from Oh Mercy

R-0758 California - early version of Outlaw Blues from Bringing It All Back Home with different lyrics (which appear in "Writings and Drawings" under this title, also on bobdylan.com here), recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 13 Jan 1965, from NCIS: The Official TV Series Soundtrack Vol. 2, CBS (USA), 2009
R-0473 Masters Of War - remix of track from The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan by "Sientific American" for Microsoft XBox 360 video game Crackdown 2, Ruffian Games, Jul 2010
R-0791 A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall - new "Afro-Cuban" version of track from The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan by Rhythms Del Mundo featuring Bob Dylan from Revival, Transmission Recordings (UK), 2010
R-0889 Subterranean Homesick Blues - track from Bringing It All Back Home remixed by the Ting Tings, A-side of US/European Columbia single, 2011

50th Anniversary Collection 1963, Dec 2013, see 2013

R-1029 Eternal Circle - take 4, recorded Columbia Studios, New York, 12 Aug 1963, alternate version to that on The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3

R-1030 Percy's Song - take 1, recorded Columbia Studios, New York, 23 Oct 1963, alternate version to that on Biograph

Michael Bloomfield: From His Head To His Heart To His Hands, 2014

R-1013 Like A Rolling Stone - the 6:35 unedited version of the track from the stereo Highway 61 Revisited mixed without vocals(!) to highlight Mike Bloomfield’s guitar

R-1014 Tombstone Blues: alternate take from Highway 61 Revisited "featuring Bloomfield's blistering guitar playing" plus backing vocals by the Chambers Brothers, a reportedly different version from the one included on 2005's The Bootleg Series Vol. 7 - No Direction Home The Soundtrack, and also included on several bootleg releases

True Detective Season One, Blu-ray and DVD releases, 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)

50th Anniversary Collection 1964, Dec 2014

This 9LP set contains all the alternate takes from the Another Side Of Bob Dylan sessions, Columbia Studios, New York, 9 Jun 1964 (wrongly dated 4 Jun 1964)

The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 - Bob Dylan 1965-1966 The Cutting Edge Collector's Edition, Nov 2015

This 18CD set contains almost every studio take from the 1965-66 Columbia Studios, New York and Nashville sessions for Bringing it All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde On Blonde

R-1646 Masters Of War - previously unreleased recording, Alan Lomax's apartment, Manhattan, New York, Jan 1963, on Root Hog or Die: 100 Year, 100 Songs - An Alan Lomax Centennial Tribute, Mississippi Records (USA), 2016
R-1647 Lay, Lady, Lay - mixed differently from stereo version on Quadraphonic release of Nashville Skyline, 1974, also on the hybrid SA-CD compilation The Collection: An Adventure In Sound, Mobile Fidelity AFZ5 240 (USA), Mar 2016

Songs Covered by Bob

R-0514 I Was Young When I Left Home (traditional) - from the "Minnesota Hotel Tape", Minneapolis, MN, 22 Dec 1961, on limited edition of "Love And Theft", Sep 2001, now released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 7: No Direction Home, Sep 2005, but with a spoken intro missing here

R-0008 Corrina, Corrina (traditional) - mono B-side of Bob's first US Columbia 7" single Mixed Up Confusion, 1962, alternate take to Freewheelin' version
R-0241 House Of The Rising Sun (traditional) - electric version, 1964 overdub by Tom Wilson of the song from Bob Dylan with Bob not present, from the now out-of-print 1995 Highway 61 Interactive Columbia/Graphix Zone CD-ROM
"Exclusive Out-takes From 'The Bootleg Series Vol. 7: No Direction Home - The Soundtrack'"- Three Track Download Only Single, Nov 2005:

R-0725 Baby, Please Don't Go (Big Joe Williams) - out-take from The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, recorded Columbia Studios, New York, 25 Apr 1962

DylanWatch45.JPG (27428 bytes) R-0072 Spanish Is The Loving Tongue (Charles Badger Clark/Billy Simon) - B-side of Watching The River Flow single, Jun 1971, solo version (authorised by Bob), not band version from 1973 Dylan album (not authorised by Bob)
This track appears on both stereo and mono singles, the mono version is listed as R-0072M, although Larry Crum thinks that all appearances are in mono. It is also on the 2011 Sony Music Germany compilation Pure Dylan (see above). This take is different from the take released in 2013 on The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10 - Another Self Portrait (1969-1971).
Three rarities from the Dylan album (see 1973) on 1973 CBS/Sony Japan compilation Eleven Years In The Life Of Bob Dylan
JCompSOPZ53-54Front.jpg (20226 bytes) A rarity from the Dylan album (see 1973) on 1975 CBS/Sony Japan compilation Bob Dylan - New Gift Pack
R-0136 People Get Ready (Curtis Mayfield) - with the Rolling Thunder Revue, from the promo 12" single 4 Songs From Renaldo & Clara, 1978

(Never Let Me Go on this 12" single is a duet with Joan Baez on the Duets page)

R-0154 Let It Be Me (Pierre Delanoë/Gilbert Bécaud/M. Curtis) - B-side of Heart Of Mine single, Jul 1981, Shot Of Love out-take recorded May 1981 - not the version from Self Portrait
SweetheartJpnFront.JPG (23778 bytes) R-0156 Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground (Willie Nelson) - Infidels out-take released as a single B-side in 1983. There were four different A-sides in international releases: I and I; Union Sundown; Sweetheart Like You and Jokerman!
DITGMaster1.jpg (19902 bytes) Promo copies of Down In The Groove, Columbia (USA), 1987:

R-0194 Important Words (Gene Vincent/Bill Davis)

R-0196 Got Love If You Want It (James Moore) - also included in error on the Argentinean LP release, 1988

R-0786 'Twas The Night Before Christmas (Clement Clarke Moore) - B-side of Columbia US 7" vinyl single, 2009
R-1031 That's All Right Mama (Arthur Crudup)/Sally Free And Easy (Cyril Tawmey) - take 1, recorded Columbia Studios, New York, 23 Oct 1963, from the Columbia/Legacy Europe 6LP limited edition 50th Anniversary Collection 1963, Dec 2013


50th Anniversary Collection 1964
, Dec 2014, see 2014

This 9LP set contains many songs covered by Bob during 1964.


Other Official Releases - Demos, Acetates and Alternate Versions

These are from other record company material such as acetates, officially created for internal use, but not circulated generally as a promo or commercially released.

Q-0002 In The Evening (Leroy Carr) from the "Minnesota Hotel Tape", Minneapolis, MN, 22 Dec 1961, on a UK Emidisc test pressing from the late 1960s, see Questionable Releases

Q-0003 Long John (traditional) from the "Minnesota Hotel Tape", Minneapolis, MN, 22 Dec 1961, a UK Emidisc test pressing from the late 1960s, see Questionable Releases

R-0573 Mixed Up Confusion - alternate take (take 5 from 26 Oct 1962) to the original single (R-0007, see 1962), also without  the opening harmonica solo as alternate take R-0748 from the original Biograph (see 1985) but with different lyrics, from a 1962 Columbia acetate which surfaced in 1982

R-0574 Mixed Up Confusion - alternate take (take 11 from 14 Nov 1962) to the original US single (R-0007, see 1962), with an opening harmonica solo as R-0007 but with different lyrics, from a 1962 Columbia acetate which surfaced in Jun 1984

R-0575 Mixed Up Confusion - different mono mix of R-0007, from a 1962 Columbia acetate which surfaced in Nov 1983

R-0579 Whatcha Gonna Do - unreleased out-take from The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, from a 1962 Columbia acetate which surfaced in 1982

R-0583 Baby, I'm In The Mood For You - out-take from The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, alternate take to the one released on Biograph in 1985, from a 1962 Columbia acetate which surfaced in Nov 1983

R-0581 Ballad Of Hollis Brown - early version, 1962 out-take from The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (the final version was released in Feb 1964 on The Times They Are A-Changin'), from a 1962 Columbia acetate which surfaced in Jun 1984

R-0582 That's All Right, Mama (Arthur Crudup) - unreleased 1962 out-take from The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (this is what is known as the "electric" version), from a 1962 Columbia acetate which surfaced in Nov 1983

R-0017 Rocks & Gravel (Solid Road) (Brownie McGhee/Leroy Carr) - from the withdrawn version of The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan

R-0018 Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues - from the withdrawn version of The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, studio take as opposed to the live version released on The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3

R-0551 Let Me Die In My Footsteps - extended version with extra verse from the withdrawn version of The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, the version released on The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3 has this verse missing

R-0009 Lonesome Whistle Blues (Hank Williams) - out-take from The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, this song was one of those short-listed for The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3, recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 25 April 1962, Columbia acetate discovered 1980 (see also R-391)

R-0010 Milk Cow Blues (Robert Johnson) - out-take from The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, version 1, recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 25 April 1962, Columbia acetate discovered 1980

R-0391 Milk Cow Blues (Robert Johnson) - out-take from The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, version 2, recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 25 April 1962, surfaced in 1980 on unreleased Columbia acetates

R-0392 Wichita Blues (Robert Johnson) - out-take from The Freewheelin' Bob Dylane, version 1, recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 25 April 1962, surfaced in 1980 on unreleased Columbia acetates

R-0393 Wichita Blues (Robert Johnson) - out-take from The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, version 2, recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 25 April 1962, surfaced in 1980 on unreleased Columbia acetates

R-0915 Going To New Orleans - out-take from The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 24 Apr 1962, released on the Pacifica Archives CD-R Bob Dylan At WBAI, Mar 2011

R-0916 Corrina, Corrina - original solo version, out-take from The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 24 Apr 1962, released on the Pacifica Archives CD-R Bob Dylan At WBAI, Mar 2011

R-0917 The Death Of Emmett Till - out-take from The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 24 Apr 1962, released on the Pacifica Archives CD-R Bob Dylan At WBAI, Mar 2011

R-0918 Farewell - out-take from The Times They Are A-Changin', recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 6 Aug 1963, released on the Pacifica Archives CD-R Bob Dylan At WBAI, Mar 2011

R-0395 Over The Cliff [Sitting On A Barbed Wire Fence] - alternate longer take to the one released on The Bootleg Series Vols.1-3, surfaced in 1980 on unreleased Columbia acetates

R-0396 Freeze Out [Visions of Johanna] - early version of this song, recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, Dec 1965, surfaced in 1980 on unreleased Columbia acetates

R-0047 Just A Little Glass Of Water [She's Your Lover Now] - Columbia acetate, out-take from Blonde On Blonde, recorded Columbia Studios, New York, 21 Jan 1966, a solo piano version, not the version on The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3, recorded 1965, came on to market 1980

R-0401 I'll Keep It With Mine - instrumental version, out-take from Blonde On Blonde, recorded Columbia Studios, Nashville, TN, 15 Feb 1966, surfaced in 1980 on unreleased Columbia acetates

R-0381 Too Much Of Nothing - alternate take to that released on The Basement Tapes, on Dwarf Music copyright acetate, 1967

R-0382 Tears Of Rage - alternate take to that released on The Basement Tapes, on Dwarf Music copyright acetate, 1967

R-0419 Song To Woody - recorded with George Harrison during the New Morning sessions at Columbia Studios, New York, 1 May 1970, from The Gelston Acetates, 1986

R-0420 Mama, You Been On My Mind - recorded with George Harrison during the New Morning sessions at Columbia Studios, New York, 1 May 1970, from The Gelston Acetates, 1986

R-0421 Working On A Guru - recorded with George Harrison during the New Morning sessions at Columbia Studios, New York, 1 May 1970, from The Gelston Acetates, 1986

R-0422 Yesterday (John Lennon/Paul McCartney) - recorded with George Harrison during the New Morning sessions at Columbia Studios, New York, 1 May 1970, from The Gelston Acetates, 1986

R-0423 Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues - recorded with George Harrison during the New Morning sessions at Columbia Studios, New York, 1 May 1970, from The Gelston Acetates, 1986

R-0424 Da Doo Ron Ron (Jeff Barrie/Ellie Greenwich/Phil Spector) - recorded with George Harrison during the New Morning sessions at Columbia Studios, New York, 1 May 1970, from The Gelston Acetates, 1986

R-0425 One Too Many Mornings - recorded with George Harrison during the New Morning sessions at Columbia Studios, New York, 1 May 1970, from The Gelston Acetates, 1986

R-0116 Lily, Rosemary & The Jack Of Hearts (with extra verse) - from the test pressing of Blood On The Tracks, 1975

R-0118 Idiot Wind - from the test pressing of Blood On The Tracks, alternate take to the New York sessions version released on The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3, 1991

R-0119 If You See Her, Say Hello - from the test pressing of Blood On The Tracks, alternate take to the New York sessions version released on The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3, 1991

R-0120 Tangled Up In Blue - from the test pressing of Blood On The Tracks, alternate take to the New York sessions version released on The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3, 1991


Performances Removed from the Above List

BDC71   Dink's Song (traditional) - from the "Minnesota Hotel Tape", Minneapolis, MN, 22 Dec 1961, from bobdylan.com in Sep 2001, see Online Performances). An excerpt of this song was included in the Highway 61 Interactive CD-ROM, 1995, now released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 7: No Direction Home, Sep 2005

R-0776 Blowin' In The Wind - Witmark demo version recorded Witmark offices, New York, Jul 1962, from the 2CD+DVD Special Edition of Together Through Life, 2009, now also released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 9 - The Witmark Demos 1962-1964, 2010

R-0029 Long Ago, Far Away - Witmark demo, 1963, released on Warner Bros Nine Songs Publisher’s Sampler LP, 1968, now officially released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 7 - The Witmark Demos 1962-1964, 2010

R-0030 Long Time Gone - Witmark demo, 1963, released on Warner Bros Nine Songs Publisher’s Sampler LP, 1968, now officially released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 7 - The Witmark Demos 1962-1964, 2010

R-0031 Ain't Gonna Grieve - Witmark demo, 1963, released on Warner Bros Nine Songs Publisher’s Sampler LP, 1968, now officially released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 7 - The Witmark Demos 1962-1964, 2010

R-0465 Paths Of Victory - acetate of Witmark demo recorded 1963, offered for auction in Dec 1992, now officially released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 7 - The Witmark Demos 1962-1964, 2010

R-0032 John Brown - Witmark demo, different performance from the one released on the Folkways album Broadside Ballads Vol. 1, 1963, released on Warner Bros Nine Songs Publisher’s Sampler LP, 1968, now officially released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 7 - The Witmark Demos 1962-1964, 2010

R-0033 I Shall Be Free - Witmark demo, different performance from the one released on The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, 1963, released on Warner Bros Nine Songs Publisher’s Sampler LP, 1968, now officially released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 7 - The Witmark Demos 1962-1964, 2010

R-0034 Only A Hobo - Witmark demo, different from R-0317, R-0027 and the version released on The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3, 1963, released on Warner Bros Nine Songs Publisher’s Sampler LP, 1968, now officially released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 7 - The Witmark Demos 1962-1964, 2010

R-0035 The Death Of Emmett Till - Witmark demo recorded 1963, different performance from May 1962 Broadside recording R-0082, released on Warner Bros Nine Songs Publisher’s Sampler LP, 1968, now officially released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 7 - The Witmark Demos 1962-1964, 2010

R-0036 (I'd Hate To Be You On That) Dreadful Day - Witmark demo, different performance from Broadside recording R-0081, Nov 1963, released on Warner Bros Nine Songs Publisher’s Sampler LP, 1968, now officially released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 7 - The Witmark Demos 1962-1964, 2010

R-0286 Baby, I'm In The Mood For You - Witmark demo version from Columbia US promo mono 12" LP, 1963, different performance from the Freewheelin' out-take released on Biograph, now officially released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 7 - The Witmark Demos 1962-1964, 2010

R-0287 Quit Your Low-down Ways - Witmark demo version from Columbia US promo mono 12" LP, 1963, different performance from the Freewheelin' out-take released on The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3, now officially released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 7 - The Witmark Demos 1962-1964, 2010

R-0288 A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall - Witmark demo version from Columbia US promo mono 12" LP, 1963, different performance from the regular Freewheelin' version, now officially released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 7 - The Witmark Demos 1962-1964, 2010

R-0290 Oxford Town - Witmark demo version from Columbia US promo mono 12" LP, 1963, different performance from the regular Freewheelin' version, now officially released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 7 - The Witmark Demos 1962-1964, 2010

R-0291 Tomorrow Is A Long Time - Witmark demo version from Columbia US promo mono 12" LP, 1963, now officially released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 7 - The Witmark Demos 1962-1964, 2010

R-0292 Masters Of War -Witmark demo version from Columbia US promo mono 12" LP, 1963, different performance from the regular Freewheelin' version, now officially released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 7 - The Witmark Demos 1962-1964, 2010

R-0293 Farewell - Witmark demo version from Columbia US promo mono 12" LP, 1963, now officially released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 7 - The Witmark Demos 1962-1964, 2010

R-0037 I'll Keep It With Mine - Witmark demo, 1964, different performance from the one released on Biograph, 1963, released on Warner Bros Nine Songs Publisher’s Sampler LP, 1968, now officially released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 7 - The Witmark Demos 1962-1964, 2010

R-0049 Positively 4th Street - slightly longer at 4:10 than the version from the original Greatest Hits 1/More Greatest Hits, which is 3:56
Now no longer a rarity as it's confirmed this is the version on the remastered Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits. The mono version of R-0049, R-0049M, remains a rarity and is still listed for 1965 and 1966 (the version on the 2010 release The Best Of The Original Mono Recordings is only 3:51)

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 piano and added new backing
Now no longer a rarity since it is included in Dylan (2007) on the bobdylan.com albums page.

R-0289 Don't Think Twice, It's All Right - Witmark demo version from Columbia US promo mono 12" LP, 1963, different from the regular Freewheelin' version, now released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 7: No Direction Home, Sep 2005

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

R-0394 Phantom Engineer [It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry] - early version of this song, recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 15 June 1965
This take, which surfaced in 1980 on unreleased Columbia acetates, is apparently the same take as released on The Bootleg Series Vols.1-3, 1991.
The take released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 7: No Direction Home, Sep 2005, is new.

R-0580 Sally Gal (Woody Guthrie) - unreleased out-take from The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, from a 1962 Columbia acetate which surfaced in 1982, now released on The Bootleg Series Vol. 7: No Direction Home, Sep 2005
Thanks to Georg Thoma for reminding me of this!

R-0680 Dignity - original 1989 piano demo, from a promo US Columbia CD single given away with Bob Dylan's autobiography "Chronicles Vol. 1", Oct 2004, now included in The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006, released Oct 2008

R-0613 Everything Is Broken - alternate take with different lyrics from the version on Oh Mercy (not an alternate mix as described), available as an "Exclusive" 4-track download single from the US iTunes store only from 24 Apr 2003, now included in The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006, released Oct 2008


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"?

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

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

Bob's Appearances on Compilations
Bob's Appearances on Compilations


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

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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