"Searching For A Gem"

Bob Dylan's Officially Released Rarities and Obscurities

Video: "The Dark Side of the Road" - Questionable Releases
(title suggested by Sergio Mariano Romay)

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 This is a page of VHS and DVD items formerly included in the main list which were or are being sold legally at the time in their own countries, but which have been challenged by contributors. I have therefore moved them here to this page. I've also added all the unauthorised DVD documentaries about Bob that have appeared in droves in the 2000s. I have only used an R- number where the performance on the questionable item is officially released elsewhere, performances exclusive to these questionable items now have their own Q- numbers. For Questionable audio releases, see here.

Revised 09 February, 2017.


George Harrison & Friends - "The Concert For Bangladesh" - Apple feature film, Mar 1972, DVD release: Cine Arts DVD DC 034 (Brazil), 2002:
These are unauthorised DVDs made from tape sources. For the original Apple album release and subsequent CD releases, see 1972. For the remastered CD version with a bonus track, see 2005. For the original VHS release, see VHS & DVD 1970s. For the expanded 2DVD edition released in the USA and UK on 24 Oct 2005, which includes new Dylan material, see VHS & DVD 2000s Part 3.

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Cine Art DVD DC 034 (Brazil) (my copy)
All songs recorded live with George Harrison, Leon Russell and Ringo Starr, Madison Square Garden, New York, 1 Aug 1971 (evening show).

If Not For You (R-0484)- a short clip of Bob and George Harrison performing this song early in the film, not included on the soundtrack album

A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall (R-0075)
This performance also appeared on a 1983 compilation from Columbia Brazil, The Legend, see 1983

It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry (R-0076)
This performance also appeared on a 1995 Westwood One radio station broadcast about Dylan and the Beatles, see 1995.

Blowin' In The Wind  (R-0077)
This performance also appeared on an Epic promo CD single for The Concert For Bangladesh, see 1991.

Just Like A Woman  (R-0079)

Thanks to Alexandre Froemming for the Brazilian DVD shown on the left. This is a Region 0 release, almost certainly unauthorised by Paramount.


"Tour Europeo - Arena Di Verona" - live performance broadcast by Italian TV, Retequattro, June 1984, Italian commercial video (studio?) (catalogue number?), Jun 1989:


Signed photo of Bob, scan by Yan Friis
This video was legal in Italy at the time of release; however Larry Crum informs me it is almost certainly unauthorised. Andrea Brillo from Italy informs me he also has this material on another 1989 Italian commercial video called just Bob Dylan, AVOFILM  cod. 3174, but it is just 30 minutes in length and does not include Q-0029. Scans of the Tour Europeo - Arena Di Verona video required!.

The photograph of Bob shown left was signed by him for Yan Friis after one of the Arena Di Verona shows!

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"Bob Dylan" - Avofilm release without Q-0029, scan by Andrea Brillo
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"Bob Dylan" - Avofilm release, tape sticker scan by Andrea Brillo

The first two songs on this video were recorded at the Arena Di Verona, Italy, on 28 May 1984, the remaining four on the following night, 29 May 1984.

Q-0024 Jokerman
Q-0025 All Along The Watchtower
Q-0026 Like A Rolling Stone
Q-0027 The Times They Are A-Changin'
Q-0028 Blowin' In The Wind
Q-0029 Tombstone Blues

Thanks to Glen Dundas for information and to Yan Friis and Andrea Brillo for information and scans.


Bob Dylan with Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers - HBO special TV broadcast (USA), 1986; DVD releases: "Heartbreakers Live In Australia", Glass Music COD.DVD 2037 (Brazil), 2002/Best Album 1*** S1003 (South Korea), 2006; "Hard To Handle", DVD Total D2333 (Brazil), 2003:
These Brazilian DVDs are definitely unauthorised, so have been moved here from
VHS & DVD 1980s.


Glass Music COD.DVD 2037 (Brazil) - front scan by Keith Venturoni
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Glass Music COD.DVD 2037 (Brazil) - insert scan by Keith Venturoni
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DVD Total D2333 (Brazil) - insert picture from Alexandre Froemming

DVD Total D2333 (Brazil) - front picture from Alexandre Froemming


"DVD Total" magazine (Brazil) - front cover of issue with Hard To Handle DVD


EUA 1986 (Brazil) - a third Brazilian DVD release!

Best Album 1 **** S1003 (South Korea) - front scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux


Best Album 1 **** S1003 (South Korea) - insert scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux


Best Album 1 **** S1003 (South Korea) - DVD scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux

HBO special from the 1986 Australian tour with Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, recorded Sydney, Australia, 24 & 25 Feb 1986, broadcast 20 Jun 1986, also released on VHS and on laserdisc. For original VHS and laserdisc releases of this concert see VHS & DVD 1980s. Track listing:

In The Garden - 24 Feb 1986 (R-0172)
Just Like A Woman - 24 Feb 1986 (R-0173)
Like A Rolling Stone - 25 Feb 1986 (R-0174)
It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) - 25 Feb 1986 (R-0175)
Girl Of The North Country - 24 Feb 1986 (R-0176)
Lenny Bruce - 25 Feb 1986 (R-0177)
When The Night Comes Falling From The Sky - 24 Feb 1986 (R-0178)
Ballad Of A Thin Man - 24 Feb 1986 (R-0179)
I'll Remember You - 24 Feb 1986 (R-0180)
Knockin' On Heaven's Door - 25 Feb 1986 (R-0181)

The Glass Music release is a Region 0 NTSC DVD, which can be played in any DVD player worldwide that can convert NTSC signals. The DVD Total release is also NTSC, Regions 1 & 6 only.

Heartbreakers Live In Australia is the Hard To Handle video on DVD with Dolby Digital 5.1 sound. As far as I know this is its first appearance on DVD, but its legality anywhere else in the world is questionable. The artwork is from the 1984 Real Live album!

Thanks to Dag Braathen for notifying me of this item on eBay and to Keith Venturoni for the scan. Thanks to Alexandre Froemming from Brazil for information about a different Brazilian DVD release which came with a magazine called "DVD Total", now using the Hard To Handle title and artwork. Thanks to Paul Ryan for informing me that amazon.com have on sale a version of this DVD just called Live - Australia from Phantom Sound & Vision (no picture available) which is listed as Region 1 only. This is also apparently sourced from Brazil. I find the fact that they're selling it surprising, as I'm sure that in the USA it is regarded as pirated. Thanks also to Ian Woodward for information that a Brazilian-sourced DVD of Hard To Handle is being sold in Japan - it could be the "DVD Total" version shown here.

Thanks also to Alexandre for copies of these two Brazilian DVDs! Thanks to Jean-Pol Hiernaux for scans of a 2003 South Korean DVD release being sold on amazon.com, the studio is apparently "Best Album 1 ****". As there is some Portuguese text on the packaging as well as Korean, it's possible the DVD is sourced from the Brazilian release also called Heartbreakers Live In Australia.


The Rolling Stones - "Just For The Record (Unauthorized): Five Decades" - 5 DVD boxed set, Passport Internation DVD 5510 (USA), 18 Mar 2003:


Passport Internation DVD 5510 (USA) - US DVD release, box front
Q-0030 Clip of Bob at "Live Aid", Philadelphia, PA, 1985, including Bob's introduction of Ron Wood and Keith Richard

This clip is on Vol. 3 of this set, "The 1980s".

Thanks to Harold Lepidus for information about this release.


Various Artists - "The Best Of Beat" - DVD compilation, Medusa/Planet Song 8566 (Germany), 2003:


Medusa/Planet Song 8566 (Germany) - front
Blowin' In The Wind (R-0077) - recorded live with George Harrison, Leon Russell and Ringo Starr at The Concert For Bangladesh, Madison Square Garden, New York, 1 Aug 1971 (evening show)

For the original Bangladesh Apple album release and subsequent CD releases, see 1972. For the original VHS release, see VHS & DVD 1970s.

This German DVD may be pirated, so has been moved here from VHS & DVD 2000s Part 2.

Thanks to Dag Braathen for information about this DVD.


Medusa/Planet Song 8566 (Germany) - back and spine

"Eat The Document" - DVD release, Watchdog DVD 002 (Europe), 2003:


Watchdog DVD 002 (Europe) - front
This documentary film (see VHS & DVD 1960s) was edited from D. A. Pennebaker's footage of Bob's May 1966 UK tour by Bob and Howard Alk, but was never shown on TV as intended. It has had a couple of cinema showings, and excerpts have been included in many videos, both about Bob and about the Band and Robbie Robertson (see below and all other VHS & DVD pages). Excerpts also appear in the 2005 Martin Scorsese documentary "No Direction Home: Bob Dylan", see VHS & DVD 2000s Part 3. Pennebaker also made his own film of the tour called "Something Is Happening", which reportedly contains more performance footage than "Eat the Document", but this too remains unseen. This unauthorised DVD release also contains all the known out-takes, including the out-take with Bob and John Lennon in a London taxi, also see 2007 below.
Watchdog DVD 002 (Europe) - DVS insert

Watchdog DVD 002 (Europe) - contents

"Celebrating Bob" - DVD releases, Fantasy COD FNY 003 (Brazil), Aug 2004; Garra Media Corp GMC9069 (Argentina), 2011:


Fantasy COD FNY 003 (Brazil) - front (my copy)
This DVD is ostensibly a copy of an American TV broadcast in a series called "Celebrating... " made by American Dream Television and ABC Enterprises. It consists of already available Dylan appearances and there is no commentary. It was re-released in Argentina with different artwork in 2011.
Fantasy COD FNY 003 (Brazil) - outside of DVD insert (my copy)

Fantasy COD FNY 003 (Brazil) - DVD menu

Fantasy COD FNY 003 (Brazil) - DVD

Garra Media Corp GMC9069 (Argentina) - front scan by Sergio Mariano Romay

Garra Media Corp GMC9069 (Argentina) - outside of DVD insert, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay

Garra Media Corp GMC9069 (Argentina) - inside scan by Sergio Mariano Romay

Garra Media Corp GMC9069 (Argentina) - outside of inner insert, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay

Garra Media Corp GMC9069 (Argentina) - DVD scan by Sergio Mariano Romay

Just Like A Woman - live with Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers from the HBO special Hard To Handle with Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, 1986 (R-0173, see VHS & DVD 1980s)

I'll Remember You - live with Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers from the HBO special Hard To Handle with Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, 1986 (R-0180, see VHS & DVD 1980s)

Most Of The Time - not the 1989 Oh Mercy version but a new version recorded for the promo video at the Record Plant, Hollywood, CA, 16 Mar 1990, produced by Don Was (R-0209, see 1990)

Series Of Dreams - Columbia promo video version of track from The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3, 1991 (R-0676, see 1991)

I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met) - recorded with the Hawks at Edinburgh, Scotland, 20 May 1966, from the unreleased documentary film "Eat The Document" (R-0319, see VHS & DVD 1960s)

Excerpt from interview with Bob at press conference, San Francisco, 3 Dec 1965 (R-0496, see Interviews with Bob)

Only A Pawn In Their Game - recorded live, Civil Rights Rally, Silas Magee's Farm, Greenwood, MS, 6 Jul 1963 (excerpt from Don't Look Back), (R-0666, see VHS & DVD 1960s)

Excerpt from interview with Bob at Columbia Studios, Los Angeles, CA, 16 Dec 1965 (R-0506, see Interviews with Bob and VHS & DVD 1960s)

Knockin' On Heaven's Door - live with Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers from the HBO special Hard To Handle with Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, 1986 (R-0181, see VHS & DVD 1980s)

Tracks as listed on the insert are:

1-6 30th Anniversary Celebration Concert

7-8 Hard To Handle (R-0173, R-0180)

9 Most of The Time promo video (R-0209, mistitled "Looking The Time"!)

10 Series Of Dreams promo video edit (R-0676, mistitled "Thinking About Dreams"!)

11 Subterranean Homesick Blues cue card sequence from Don't Look Back (mistitled "Wind Blows"!)

12 Interview - 1965 interview excerpt (carry a light bulb)

13 Donovan - clip from Don't Look Back

14 In The Beginning - Only A Pawn In Their Game, clip from Don't Look Back

15 On Stage/Revisited - I Don't Believe You 1966 with Hawks (R-0319)

16 The Folk Singer - 1965 Interview (R-0496, "How many folksingers?" - "...136.")

17 Blowing In The Wind - studio track played over footage from what looks like Don't Look Back (mistitled "Blow In The Wind")

18 Hard To Handle (R-0181)

Thanks to Alexandre Froemming for the copy of the DVD.


"20/20 Bob Dylan TV Special" - DVD release, (studio?) (catalogue number?) (USA), 2005:

The ABC TV documentary on this unauthorised DVD contains an interview by Bob Brown at Dylan's home in Malibu recorded on 19 Sep 1985 for a special aired on 10 Oct 1985. Includes some LA Farm-Aid rehearsal footage, an out-take from Don't Look Back (see VHS & DVD 1960s) and some "making of" clips for the We Are The World song (see VHS & DVD 1980s). The programme lasts around 40 mins, but the raw footage of the interview (around another half hour or so) is now also available and may be on this DVD.

For more information, see "TV Talkin'" .

Thanks to Robert Jackson for information.


"TV Live & Rare '63-'75" - DVD release, Falcon Neue Medien 0292 (Germany), 2005:


Falcon Neue Medien 0292 (Germany) - picture from amazon.de
An unauthorised fifty minute compilation of twelve "live and rare" TV performances, including excerpts of the Concert for Bangladesh in 1971, the Johnny Cash Show in 1969, and the Newport Folk Festival in 1965.

Tracklisting:

A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall; It Takes A Lot To Laugh (It Takes A Train To Cry); Blowin' In The Wind; Just Like A Woman (The Concert for Bangladesh, 1971);

Hurricane; Simple Twist Of Fate; Oh, Sister (The World of John Hammond, 1975)

I Threw It All Away; Living The Blues; Girl From The North Country (The Johnny Cash Show, 1969)

Maggie's Farm; Mr. Tambourine Man (Newport Folk Festival, "Festival", 1965)

Thanks to Paul S. Levine and Derek Mankelow for information about this item.


"Bob Dylan: Broadcasting Live - The First 30 Years" - 3DVD set, American Legends HIT1981 (UK), 28 Nov 2005:


American Legends HIT1981 (UK) - front of box, picture from amazon.co.uk
This set is definitely unauthorised. That it is being sold by outlets such as amazon.co.uk and HMV is surprising.

The contents are as follows:

Disc 1:

Tracks 1-3: Blowin' In The Wind; Man Of Constant Sorrow; The Ballad Of Hollis Brown - "Folk Songs & More Folk Songs", Westinghouse, Mar 1963 (introduced by John Henry Faulk)
Video of Blowin In The Wind (R-0714) and Man Of Constant Sorrow (R-0716) appeared as bonus performances on the Paramount 2DVD set
No Direction Home - Bob Dylan, see VHS & DVD 2005-06. The Ballad Of Hollis Brown (R-1045) from this date has now been released in audio on the Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music Europe 6LP limited edition 50th Anniversary Collection 1963, Dec 2013.

Track 4: With God On Our Side - "BBC Tonight", 12 May 1964

Tracks 5-7 : I Threw It All Away; Livin' The Blues; Girl From The North Country - "Johnny Cash Show", 1 May 1969

Tracks 8-10 : Hurricane; Simple Twist Of Fate; Oh, Sister - "John Hammond Tribute", 10 Sep 1975

Tracks 11-12 : Gotta Serve Somebody; I Believe In You - "Saturday Night Live", 20 Oct 1979

Disc 2:

Track 1: When You Gonna Wake Up? - "Saturday Night Live", 20 Oct 1979

Tracks 2-3: Don't Start Me To Talkin'; Jokerman - "David Letterman Show", CBS TV, New York, 22 Mar 1984

Tracks 4: Gotta Serve Somebody - Grammy Awards ceremony, Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles, CA, 27 Feb 1980

Tracks 5-7: I'll Remember You; Trust Yourself; Maggie's Farm - Farm Aid with Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, 22 Sep 1985

Track 8: Mr. Tambourine Man - Roy Orbison Tribute Concert with The Byrds, Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, CA, 24 Feb 1990 (R-0217)

Track 9: Masters Of War - Grammy Awards ceremony, 20 Feb 1991

Track 10: All Along The Watchtower - with Jack Bruce, Guitar Legends In Concert, Seville, Spain, 17 Oct 1991 (R-0432)

Disc 3:

Tracks 1-2: My Back Pages; It's All Right, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) - 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration, Madison Square Garden, New York, 16 Oct 1992

Track 3: Forever Young - "David Letterman Show", 18 Nov 1993

Tracks 4-8: Highway 61 Revisited; Just Like A Woman; Forever Young (with Bruce Springsteen); Seein' The Real You At Last; All Along The Watchtower - Opening of Rock íNí Roll Hall of Fame Museum, Cleveland, OH, 1 Sep 1995

Track 9: ; Highway 61 Revisited - Woodstock '94 - 14 Aug 1994

Thanks to Martin Barrack and Roger Stewart for information and scans.


American Legends HIT1981 (UK) - back of box, scan by Martin Barrack

American Legends HIT1981 (UK) - DVD1 scan by Martin Barrack

American Legends HIT1981 (UK) - DVD2 scan by Martin Barrack

American Legends HIT1981 (UK) - DVD3 scan by Martin Barrack

American Legends HIT1981 (UK) - Disc 1 insert scan by Martin Barrack

American Legends HIT1981 (UK) - Disc 2 insert scan by Martin Barrack

American Legends HIT1981 (UK) - Disc 3 insert scan by Martin Barrack

"The Best Of Bob Dylan" - DVD compilation, American Legends AML2033 (Europe), Feb 2006:


American Legends AML2033 (Europe) - front (my copy)


American Legends AML2033 (Europe) - front of unfolded insert


American Legends AML2033 (Europe) - inside of unfolded insert


American Legends AML2033 (Europe) - DVD

Another unauthorised DVD being sold by amazon.co.uk! The performances are.

Tracks 1-3: Blowin' In The Wind; Man Of Constant Sorrow; The Ballad Of Hollis Brown - Westinghouse 1963 (introduced by John Henry Faulk)

Tracks 4-6: Hurricane; Simple Twist Of Fate; Oh, Sister - John Hammond Tribute 1975

Tracks 7-9: Gotta Serve Somebody; I Believe In You; When You Gonna Wake Up? - Saturday Night Live 1979

Tracks 10-11: My Back Pages; Knockin' On Heaven's Door - 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration 1991

Track 12: Rainy Day Women #12  35 - Woodstock 1994

Thanks to Ian Woodward and Franck Faugere for information.
 


"Rock Milestones: Bob Dylan's 'Blood On The Tracks'" - DVD documentary, Rock Milestones RMS 2058 (UK), 19 Jun 2006:


Rock Milestones RMS 2058 (UK) - picture from amazon.co.uk


Rock Milestones RMS 2058 (UK) - note new title and cover design (my copy)


Rock Milestones RMS 2058 (UK) - front of insert

Rock Milestones RMS 2058 (UK) - reverse of insert showing tracklist and all other DVDs in this series

Rock Milestones RMS 2058 (UK) - DVD

This DVD release promised "rare live footage" although nothing is new to Dylan collectors. The title has now been changed to Bob Dylan - Changing Tracks and the picture of the album has been omitted from the front! I originally thought this was from a documentary broadcast on UK TV in a series called "Rock Milestones" but there's no mention of it in the text. Prominent British Dylan fans such as Andy Gill, Clinton Heylin and Andrew Muir contribute to the programme. The DVD contains these performances:

  1. Ballad Of A Thin Man (Bob Dylan/The Band) - Copenhagen, Denmark, 1 May 1966 (listed incorrectly as 30 Apr 1965!), filmed by D A Pennebaker, an out-take from Eat The Document, see VHS & DVD 1960s
  2. All I Really Want To Do - Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI, Newport, RI, 26 Jul 1964, filmed by Murray Lerner from his film Festival! (R-0041, see VHS & DVD 1960s)
  3. I Threw It All Away/Girl From The North Country - Johnny Cash Show, Nashville, TN, 1 May 1969
  4. Baby, Let Me Follow You Down (Bob Dylan/The Band) - Winterland, San Francisco, CA, 25 Nov 1976, from The Last Waltz (R-0140, see VHS & DVD 1970s and VHS & DVD 2000s Part 1)
  5. Tangled Up In Blue - Boston, MA, 21 Nov 1975 (evening show), from Renaldo & Clara (R-0245, see VHS & DVD 1970s)
  6. A Simple Twist Of Fate - from the "World of John Hammond" tribute show, WWTW TV, Chicago, IL, 10 Sep 1975 (R-0131)
  7. Idiot Wind/Shelter From The Storm - from the "Hard Rain" TV Special, Fort Collins, CO, 23 May 1976

Thanks to Gil Walker for information about this item. For The Folk Years, see below,


"After The Crash: Bob Dylan 1966-1978" - DVD documentary, Chrome Dreams DVD-CVIS 390 (UK), 28 Aug 2006:


Chrome Dreams DVD-CVIS 390 (UK) - front (my copy)

This unauthorised biography was prepared with the assistance of UK Dylan magazine "Isis". It is the second of three parts, the first being 2004's Tales From A Golden Age: Bob Dylan 1941-1966 (see above).

I'll add more information when I've had time to watch it!


Chrome Dreams DVD-CVIS 390 (UK) - unfolded front insert

Chrome Dreams DVD-CVIS 390 (UK) - DVD

Various Artists - "Remember The 80s" - DVD, MCP Sound (catalogue number?) (Europe), 14 Sep 2006:
This PAL DVD is again almost certainly not authorized. The song is actually from 1990, not the 80s!


Front picture from amazon.de
Inside Out (R-0339) - from the album The Traveling Wilburys Volume Three, see Traveling Wilburys 1990

Thanks to Bernard Reyneart for information and screen shots.


Menu screenshot by Bernard Reynaert


Video screenshot by Bernard Reynaert


Video screenshot by Bernard Reynaert

"Bob Dylan: The Golden Years 1962-1978" - 2DVD documentary set, Chrome Dreams DVD IS006 (UK), 18 Sep 2006:


Chrome Dreams DVD IS006 (UK) - front of slipcase (my copy)
This unauthorised documentary is said to include rare film footage, etc. It contains two previously released unauthorised biographical DVDs - Tales From A Golden Age: Bob Dylan 1941-1966 (2004, see above) and After The Crash: Bob Dylan 1966-1978 (2006, see above). Both DVDs were prepared with the assistance of UK Dylan magazine "Isis".

Thanks to …amonn ” CathŠin for information.


Chrome Dreams DVD IS006 (UK) - reverse of slipcase (my copy)

"Rock Milestones: Bob Dylan - The Folk Years" - DVD documentary, Rock Milestones (catalogue number?) (UK), 13 Nov 2006:


UK DVD release - picture from amazon.co.uk
This DVD is another in the Rock Milestones series. For Changing Tracks, see above. I haven't yet seen it, but the amazon.co.uk entry claims it features "rare archive performances" of Hard Times In New York Town; Baby, Please Donít Go; Lonesome Whistle Blues; Fixiní To Die; Man Of Constant Sorrow; Blowiní In The Wind; A Hard Rainís A-Gonna Fall; The Times They Are A-Changiní; Maggieís Farm; Mr Tambourine Man; All Along The Watchtower; Itís Alright Ma (Iím Only Bleeding); Highway 61 Revisited and Just Like A Woman.

Thanks to Peter Coulthard for finding this release and to Larry Crum for further information.

Tracklisting:

1-4    Hard Times In New York Town; Baby, Please Don't Go; Hard Travelin'; Fixin' To Die - from "Folksinger's Choice" interview with Cynthia Gooding, recorded 13 Jan 1962 (audio only, the DVD also has some excerpts of the interview)

5    Man Of Constant Sorrow - "Folk Songs & More Folk Songs" TV show, Westinghouse Studios, New York, Mar 1963 (excerpt, available in complete form on No Direction Home, see above)

6    Fixin' To Die - as 4, a second excerpt (audio only)

7    The Death Of Emmett Till - as 1-4 (audio only)

8    Blowin' In The Wind - "Folk Songs & More Folk Songs" TV show, Westinghouse Studios, New York, Mar 1963 (excerpt, available in complete form in No Direction Home, see above)

9    Talkin' World War III Blues - Quest TV show, CBC TV Studios, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1 Feb 1964 (first excerpt)
Now released in full on The 50th Anniversary Collection 1964, see 2014.

10    A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall - as 9, excerpt from third verse to end of song with talkover (R-0563). Other excerpts from this performance are on the 1990 VHS documentary John Hammond: From Bessie Smith To Bruce Springsteen (see VHS & DVD 1990s Part 1) and the 1996 VHS/DVD documentary The Beatles Anthology (see VHS & DVD 1990s Part 2). Now released in full on The 50th Anniversary Collection 1964, see 2014.

11    Talkin' World War III Blues - as 9, second excerpt

12    The Ballad Of Hollis Brown - as 8

13    With God On Our Side - Tonight Show, BBC TV, London, 12 May 1964, first three verses with talkover (R-0382, from "All You Need Is Love: The Story Of Popular Music", see VHS & DVD 1970s). The first two verses with different talkover are on the 1996 VHS/DVD documentary Dancing In The Street - A History Of Rock And Roll  (see VHS & DVD 1990s Part 2)

14    The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll - as 9

15    When The Ship Comes In - March on Washington, 28 Mar 1963 (a different excerpt is included in No Direction Home, see above)

16    All I Really Want To Do - Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI, 26 Jul 1964 (R-0041). Available in more complete form in the 1966 feature film Festival! (see VHS & DVD 1960s).

17    My Back Pages - 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration, Madison Square Garden, New York, 16 Oct 1992 (available in complete form in 1993 VHS feature 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration (see VHS & DVD 1990s Part 1)

18    Lonesome Whistle Blues - as 1-4, 6, 7 (audio only, plays over closing credits)


Various Artists - "A Tribute To Johnny Cash" - DVD, MCP Sound MC 6306 (Europe), 2006:
This PAL DVD is almost certainly not authorised. It gives the date of the concert incorrectly as 9 Apr 1999.


MCP Sound MC 6306 (Europe) - scan by Jean-Pierre Mercier
Train Of Love (Johnny Cash) - from the Johnny Cash Tribute special, broadcast from the Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City, 5 Apr 1999 (Bob's performance had been recorded earlier and was shown on video) (R-0554, see 2002)

Thanks to Jean-Pierre Mercier for information and scans.


MCP Sound MC 6306 (Europe) - front insert scan by Jean-Pierre Mercier

MCP Sound MC 6306 (Europe) - DVD scan by Jean-Pierre Mercier

"Bob Dylan: Music In Review" - DVD and book set, Edgehill Publishing/Sandbeach/Ragnarock Films CRP 2331 (UK), 26 Feb 2007:


Sandbeach/Ragnarock Films CRP 2331 (UK) - front of book (my copy)
This unauthorised release consists of a 72-page illustrated book by Jeff Perkins plus a 15-track DVD. Footage is taken from "Renaldo & Clara", the 1975 "World Of John Hammond" TV Special (for both see VHS & DVD 1970s), and the 1976 "Hard Rain TV Special", none of which are yet commercially available.

Track listing (thanks to Larry Crum for details):

Shelter From The Storm - live with the Rolling Thunder Revue, Fort Collins, CO, 23 May 1976 (from the "Hard Rain TV Special")

Tangled Up In Blue - live with the Rolling Thunder Revue, Boston Music Hall, 21 Nov 1975 (evening show), same performance as R-0245 (see 1995) and R-0746 (see 2002)

A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall - live with the Rolling Thunder Revue, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 4 Dec 1975, on The Bootleg Series Vol. 5: Live 1975

One More Cup Of Coffee - live with the Rolling Thunder Revue, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 4 Dec 1975

It Ain't Me, Babe - live with the Rolling Thunder Revue, Cambridge, MA, 20 Nov 1975, on The Bootleg Series Vol. 5: Live 1975

Railroad Boy - duet with Joan Baez live with the Rolling Thunder Revue, Fort Collins, CO, 23 May  1976 (from the "Hard Rain TV Special")

Maggie's Farm - live with the Rolling Thunder Revue, Fort Collins, CO, 23 May 1976 (from the "Hard Rain TV Special") and Hard Rain

Idiot Wind - live with the Rolling Thunder Revue, Fort Collins, CO, 23 May 1976 (from the "Hard Rain TV Special") and Hard Rain

Hurricane - live from the "World of John Hammond" tribute programme, WWTW TV, Chicago, IL, 10 Sep 1975 (R-0132)

Isis - live with the Rolling Thunder Revue, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 4 Dec 1975, same performance as R-0596 (see 2002), also the edited performance R-0533 (again see 2002)  and Biograph

Mozambique - live with the Rolling Thunder Revue, Fort Collins, CO, 23 May 1976 (from the "Hard Rain TV Special")

Gotta Serve Somebody - live on TV (excerpt), "Saturday Night Live", NBC TV Studios, Rockefeller Center, New York, 20 Oct 1979
This is a completely different edit of this performance from R-0721 on "Saturday Night Live: The First Five Years", Lions Gate DVD, 2005, see VHS & DVD 2000s Part 3!

When You Gonna Wake Up -  - live on TV (excerpt), "Saturday Night Live", NBC TV Studios, Rockefeller Center, New York, 20 Oct 1979

I Believe In You - live on TV (excerpt), "Saturday Night Live", NBC TV Studios, Rockefeller Center, New York, 20 Oct 1979

The DVD also contains a performance of Gloria by Patti Smith.


Sandbeach/Ragnarock Films CRP 2331 (UK) - rear of book

Sandbeach/Ragnarock Films CRP 2331 (UK) - inside rear of book with DVD

"The Bob Dylan Phenomenon" - DVD release, Storm Bird STB 2378 (UK), Jul 2007:

DylanPhenomenonUKFront.jpg (43226 bytes)
Storm Bird STB 2378 (UK) - front scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux

DylanPhenomenonUKOutside.jpg (58373 bytes)
Storm Bird STB 2378 (UK) - outside of insert unfolded, scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux

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Storm Bird STB 2378 (UK) - inside of insert unfolded, scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux

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Storm Bird STB 2378 (UK) - DVD scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux

Tracklisting:

Highway 61 Revisited; Fixin' to Die; Man Of Constant Sorrow; When The Ship Comes In; Only A Pawn In Their Game, Blowin' In The Wind; Talkin' Worlds War II Blues; A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall; The Times They Are A-Changin'; The Ballad Of Hollis Brown; All I Really Want To Do; Mr. Tambourine Man; It's All Over Now, Baby Blue; Like A Rolling Stone; Ballad Of A Thin Man; All Along The Watchtower; Tangled Up In Blue; Idiot Wind; Simple Twist of Fate; Hurricane; Gotta Serve Somebody; Just Like A Woman.

Sources: Folksinger's Choice radio interview with Cynthia Gooding, 1962; Woodstock '94; Newport Folk Festival, 1964; Eat The Document, 1966; Folk Songs And More Folk Songs, WBC TV, 1963; Renaldo And Clara, 1978; Don't Look Back, 1967; The World Of John Hammond, 1975; Rolling Thunder Revue, 1976, March On Washington, 1963; Quest, CBC TV, 1964; Saturday Night Live, NBC TV, 1979.

Thanks to Jean-Pol Hiernaux for information and scans.


"Bob Dylan Live" - DVD release, Storm Bird STB 2466 (UK), 20 Aug 2007:

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Storm Bird STB 2466 (UK) - picture from amazon.co.uk


Storm Bird STB 2466 (UK) - insert scan by Philip van Dijk


Storm Bird STB 2466 (UK) - reverse of insert, scan by Philip van Dijk


Storm Bird STB 2466 (UK) - DVD scan by Philip van Dijk

The tracklisting is as follows:

  1. Hurricane - "John Hammond Tribute", Chicago, IL, 10 Sep 1975 (R-0132)
  2. Living The Blues - "The Johnny Cash Show" - Nashville, TN, 1 May 1969
  3. When You Gonna Wake Up- "Saturday Night Live", NBC Studios, NY, 20 Oct 1979 (R-0788)
  4. Highway 61 Revisited - Woodstock '94, Winston Farm, Saugerties, NY, 14 Aug 1994 (R-0229)
  5. Don't Start Me To Talking - "Late Night With David Letterman", NY, 22 Mar 1984
  6. Simple Twist Of Fate - "John Hammond Tribute", Chicago, IL, 10 Sep 1975 (R-0131)
  7. Gotta Serve Somebody - "Saturday Night Live", NBC Studios, NY - 20 Oct 1979 (R-0721/R-0787)
  8. Girl From The North Country (duet with Johnny Cash) - "The Johnny Cash Show" Nashville, TN - 1 May 1969 (R-0828)
  9. Jokerman - "Late Night With David Letterman", NY, 22 Mar 1984
  10. Oh Sister - "John Hammond Tribute" - Chicago, IL, 10 Sep 1975
  11. I Believe In You - "Saturday Night Live", NBC Studios, NY, 20 Oct 1979 (R-0789)
  12. I Shall Be Released - Woodstock '94, Winston Farm, Saugerties, NY, 14 Aug 1994.

Thanks to Harold Lepidus for information and Philip van Dijk for scans.


"Woodstock '94" - DVD release, Woodstock Tapes 11660 (Europe), 2007; AMER (catalogue number?) (USA), 12 Feb 2013:

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Woodstock Tapes 11660 (Europe) - front scan by Fred Muller
This unauthorised DVD contains Bob's full set, only Highway 61 Revisited has been officially released on CD. For official radio station discs, the soundtrack album and CD singles, see 1994 and 1995. For the official Woodstock 94 VHS video release, see VHS & DVD 1990s Part 1 (as far as I know there is as yet no official DVD release).

Thanks to Fred Muller for information and scans. Thanks to Freddy OrdůŮez Araque for finding a 2013 release with the same artwork on amazon.com.

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Woodstock Tapes 11660 (Europe) - DVD insert scan by Fred Muller

AMER 2013 release - picture from amazon.com

"Bob Dylan In Performance" - 2 DVD set, Storm Bird (catalogue number?)  (UK), 26 Nov 2007:

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Picture from amazon.co.uk
Thanks to Sergio Magnacca for finding this unauthorised DVD set on amazon.co.uk. It includes the usual performances taken from TV appearances such as Hurricane; Livin' The Blues; When You Gonna Wake Up?; Highway 61 Revisited; Don't Start Me To Talkin'; Simple Twist Of Fate and Gotta Serve Somebody.

"Live Transmissions" - DVD boxed set, Edgehill Publishing RMS 2661 (UK), 28 Jan 2008:


Edgehill Publishing RMS 2661 (UK) - picture from amazon.co.uk
Thanks to Harold Lepidus and Hans Seegers for information about this set, which is unauthorised. I as yet have no details about its contents, except that it again contains footage of TV broadcasts by Bob.

Bob Dylan & Friends - "The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration", 2DVD set: Classic Rock Direct/Nova/Pinnacle (catalogue number?) (UK), 7 Apr 2008; "Tribute To Dylan [The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration]" - DVD release, Immortal/Zoom/101 Distribution (catalogue number?) (Europe), 31 Mar 2009:


2008 Pirate 2 DVD set - picture from amazon.co.uk

Thanks to Harold Lepidus for news that Spin CDs in the UK are advertising a 2DVD release of The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration by Classic Rock Direct/Nova/Pinnacle on 7 Apr 2008. This release inexplicably omits 30 mins of the 1990 VHS and laserdisc releases, which were 110 mins. Thanks to Hans Seegers for information that this release is definitely unauthorised. Reviews on amazon.co.uk suggest it is a poor transfer from a VHS copy and even omits all the Dylan performances! You are strongly recommended to avoid this release.


2008 Classic Rock CBX 2991 (UK) - picture from eil.com

2009 Pirate DVD picture from amazon.com

2012 Pirate 2DVD set - front scan from eBay


2012 Pirate 2DVD set - rear scan from eBay

There is also a 5DVD set from Classic Rock called The Essential Dylan that includes The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration, but I assume this is of the same quality. Thanks for Bill Hester for finding a 2009 European DVD called Tribute To Dylan from Immortal/Zoom/101 Distribution. This appears to have the complete concert but is still probably from a VHS source. Thanks to Manuel GarcŪa Jara for finding what purports to be a Sony 2DVD release on eBay - Hans Seegers says this is also definitely pirated, probably from the VHS or laserdisc release.

For the original 1993 releases of this set, see VHS & DVD 1990s Part 1. For the 2014 DVD and Blu-ray Deluxe Editions, see VHS & DVD 2010s.


"The Broadcast Archives: Classic Performances" - DVD release, Archive Media Publishing APX2652DVD (UK), 2008:


Archive Media Publishing APX2652DVD (UK) - picture from www.eil.com
This unauthorised DVD contains TV broadcasts by Bob such as I'll Remember You with Linda Ronstadt, Tom Petty and Willie Nelson on Maggie's Farm, and the 30th Anniversary Concert celebration performance of My Back Pages.

Thanks to Jean-Pol Hiernaux for scans of an "iPod-ready" version that plays in multi-media players as well as DVD players. The white panel on the rear of the insert specifically says the product must not be sold in the USA! Thanks also to Vladimir Krutoshinskij for the scans.


Archive Media Publishing APX2652DVD (UK) - outside of DVD insert, scan by Vladimir Krutoshinskij


Archive Media Publishing APX2652DVD (UK) - iPod-ready version, scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux

Archive Media Publishing APX2652DVD (UK) - outside of insert from iPod-ready version, scan by Jean-Pol Hiernaux

Archive Media Publishing APX2652DVD (UK) - DVD scan by Vladimir Krutoshinskij


Archive Media Publishing APX2652DVD (UK) - inside of DVD insert, scan by Vladimir Krutoshinskij


"Bob Dylan 1978-1989: Both Ends Of The Rainbow" - DVD release, Chrome Dreams CVIS 603  (UK), 10 Jun 2008:


Chrome Dreams CVIS 603  (UK) - picture found by Harold Lepidus
This unauthorised DVD produced in association with UK Dylan magazine "Isis" contains performance footage and interviews from Bob's Gospel era and the remainder of the 1980s.

Thanks to Harold Lepidus for information.


"Bob Dylan Broadcasting Live" - DVD release, Storm Bird (catalogue number?) (UK), 11 Aug 2008:


UK DVD release, picture from amazon.co.uk
Yet another unauthorised DVD of Dylan video performances!

Tracklisting: 1. When You Gonna Wake Up 2. Jokerman 3. God Knows 4. Maggie's Farm 5. License To Kill 6. My Back Pages 7. I Shall Be Released 8. Across The Borderline 9. Knockin On Heavens Door 10. It Ain't Me, Babe.

This looks like DVD2 of the following release. Thanks to Harold Lepidus for information.


"Bob Dylan: Masterpieces" - 2DVD release, Edgehill Publishing (catalogue number?) (UK), 8 Sep 2008:


UK DVD release, picture from amazon.co.uk
Yet another unauthorised DVD of Dylan video performances, including all the ones from the previous release!

Featuring full length performances of:: All Along the Watchtower, It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding), Just Like a Woman, Gotta' Serve Somebody, Masters of War, Don't Start Me Talkin', Highway 61 Revisited, Takes a Lot to Laugh, Takes a Train to Cry, Mr Tambourine Man, Rainy Day Women Nos. 12 & 35, When You Gonna Wake Up?, Jokerman, God Knows, Maggie's Farm, License to Kill, My Back Pages, I Shall Be Released, Across the Borderline, Knockin' on Heavens Door, It Ain't Me Babe.

Thanks to Harold Lepidus for information.


Various Artists - "Sunshine Of Your Love" - DVD release, Masterplan (catalogue number?) (UK), Sep 2008:


Picture from amazon.co.uk
This unauthorised DVD is taken from a "Guitar Legends In Concert" show at Expo '92, Seville, Spain, on 17 Oct 1991. The show including Keith Richards, Phil Manzanera and Jack Bruce was broadcast on satellite TV and GM radio. Bob's contribution is:

All Along The Watchtower (R-0432); Boots Of Spanish Leather; Across The Borderline (Ry Cooder/John Hiatt/Jim Dickinson); Answer Me (Gerhard Winkler/Fred Rauch/Carl Sigmann); Shake, Rattle & Roll (Charles Calhoun) [shared vocals with Keith Richards]; I Can't Turn You Loose (Otis Redding) [Bob plays guitar with ensemble].

For an official Global Satellite Network radio broadcast of part of the show containing R-0432 and R-0433, see 1992.

Thanks to Harold Lepidus for information.


"Rolling Thunder Revue" - DVD release, Intergroove.de (catalogue number?) (Germany?), 11 Nov 2008:


Front picture from amazon.com
This unauthorised DVD release includes 10 performances from the broadcast "Hard Rain" TV Special recorded at Fort Collins, CO, 23 May 1976 (see VHS & DVD 1970s), and eleven performances from the first "Hard Rain" TV Special which was never actually broadcast, recorded at the Bellevue Biltmore Hotel, Clearwater, FL, 22 Apr 1976. The "Hard Rain" TV Special on this DVD was apparently recorded from Japanese TV, because there are Japanese lyric subtitles during the performances plus red text boxes containing commentary in Japanese which float across the screen! This DVD is not recommended.

Thanks to Dennis Rooney for information.


Rear picture from amazon.com

"Bob Dylan: The Essential Dylan" - 5DVD release, Classic Rock CBX 2991 (UK), 15 Jun 2009:


Classic Rock CBX 2991 (UK) - picture from eil.com
This unauthorised 5DVD set in a box includes a book. The video material includes The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration, but I assume this is of the same quality as the 2008 Classic Rock offering listed above.

For the original 1993 releases of The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration, see VHS & DVD 1990s Part 1.


"Bob Dylan 1978-1989: Both Ends Of The Rainbow (Special Edition 2 Disc Set)" - DVD+CD set, Pride PG2DVD120  (USA/UK), 14 Jul 2009:


Pride PG2DVD120  (USA/UK) - picture from MVD Entertainment Group
Thanks to Clint Weiler of MVD Entertainment Group, Oaks, PA, for information about this two disc set which has the 2008 DVD listed above plus a CD of interviews. Thanks to Chrome Dreams in the UK for the promotional copy, which comes in a three panel digipak.

For more details, see here .


Pride PG2DVD120  (USA/UK) - outside of unfolded digipak (my copy)

Pride PG2DVD120  (USA/UK) - inside of unfolded digipak with discs (DVD centre, CD right)

"Bob Dylan: Keep Your Eyes On The Prize" - DVD release, Silver & Gold SGDVD030 (UK), 17 Aug 2009:


Silver & Gold SGDVD030 (UK) - picture from eil.com
This film traces Bob's early career up to the controversial world tour with the Hawks in 1966. It includes interviews with people such as Mickey Jones (the tour drummer), English folk singer Martin Carthy, and contributions from Derek Barker, C P Lee and Clinton Heylin.

"Bob Dylan: Weary Blues From Waiting" - DVD release, Silver & Gold (catalogue number?) (UK), 19 Apr 2009:


Picture from amazon.co.uk
I have no information yet as to this DVD's contents, but it lasts only 45 mins.

Bob has performed this Hank Williams song only once, with the Rolling Thunder Revue at the Civic Center, Lakeland, FL, 18 Apr, 1976, the first public performance of the 1976 leg of the tour.


"Classic Broadcasts" - DVD+CD release, Komet Media KOM 3609 (UK), 12 Jul 2010:


Picture from eil.com
I have no information so far about what's on the CD, but the DVD tracklist is:

1. Gotta Serve Somebody
2. I Believe in You
3. When You Gonna Wake Up?
4. I'll Remember You
5. Maggies Farm
6. Mr Tambourine Man
7. Masters of War
8. Its Alright Ma ( I'm Only Bleeding)
9. My Back Pages
10. All Along The Watchtower
11. Seeing The Real You At Last
12. Highway 61 Revisited

Thanks to Paul S. Levine for information about this item.


"Constant Sorrow" - 4DVD set + book release, Abstract Sounds Media (catalogue number?) (UK), 28 Feb 2011:


Picture from amazon.co.uk
This unauthorised set includes a book by Jeff Perkins and four DVDs. Thanks to Derek Barker for information that the DVDs are from Classic Rock with probably most of the material included in the 5DVD set The Essential Bob Dylan from 2009 above.

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