"Searching For A Gem"

Bob Dylan's Officially Released Rarities and Obscurities

[The Official Rarities Yearly Lists] [Traveling Wilburys] [Online Performances (bobdylan.com)] [Online Performances (Other)] [Interviews with Bob] [VHS & DVD] [International Mono Releases] [International Stereo Releases] [Released Rarities] [Honourable Mentions] [Honourable Mentions Video] [Questionable Releases] [Questionable Video Releases]


[The Official Rarities Yearly Lists]
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"There are those who worship loneliness, I'm not one of them,
In this age of fibreglass I'm searching for a gem."

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1973/2001 by Ram's Horn Music

A list-in-progress of officially released but elusive recordings of Bob Dylan, compiled by Alan Fraser.

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All the songs listed in the Official Rarities section are cross-referenced by song title in these alphabetical pages.
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21 Dec 2014:
A Merry Christmas, Hanukkah, Samhain, Hogmanay or whatever festival you celebrate at this time of the year to all our contributors and visitors, and of course a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year! The
Searching For A Gem web-site and Inbox will be CLOSED from now until the New Year, so please do not send in any contributions or queries until this message disappears.

9 Dec 2014: Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin, Paul S. Levine, Ed Ricardo and others for news that Shadows In The Night is now listed for release on 3 Feb 2015. A complete track list has been added to the new album page.

8 Dec 2014: Thanks to Stuart Moore for news that the new book "THE LYRICS: Since 1962" can be bought in Australia from Angus & Robertson for $150 Aus.

2 Dec 2014: Thanks to Keith Venturoni for news from the Steve Hoffman Forum that this year's 50th Anniversary Collection 1964 will be a 9LP set, to be released on 8 Dec 2014! The full tracklist has now been added to 2014 and more details will be added when available.

26 Nov 2014: Thanks to Fred Muller for information that information that Bob performed a private concert at Philadelphia's Academy of Music on 23 Nov 2014 for the Swedish TV programme "Experiment Ensam [Experiment Alone]", a series in which people experience alone events that usually take place for large crowds. The solo audience member was Fredrik Wikingsson, a Swedish TV presenter. The four song set list was: Heartbeat (written by Bob Montgomery/Norman Petty, made famous by Buddy Holly); Blueberry Hill (written by Vincent Rose/Larry Stock/Al Lewis, made famous by Fats Domino); It's Too Late (She's Gone) (Chuck Willis) and an unknown blues jam. As well as being shown on Swedish TV, these performances will be released on YouTube on 15 Dec 2014. Thanks to Ed Ricardo for information that the unknown blues jam is Key to the Highway (Charles Segar/Big Bill Broonzy).

7 Nov 2014: Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin and Fred Muller for information that there is a "hidden track" on CD6 of The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 - The Basement Tapes Complete! Track 22 (2:26) is not included in the track listings on the rear of the slipcase or in the book containing the CDs, but consists of previously uncirculating alternate takes of 900 Miles From My Home and Confidential, the first takes of both are on CD5. 900 Miles From My Home is traditional (here arranged Bob!) performed by many artists including Cisco Houston, and Confidential, written by Dorinda Morgan, was a US hit for Sonny Knight in 1956.

6 Nov 2014: The video clip of Bob and Johnny singing One Too Many Mornings at Columbia Studios, Nashville, TN, 18 Feb 1969, from the Johnny Cash documentary The Man = His World = His Music will be included in the UK BBC TV documentary "The Heart Of Country: How Nashville became Music City USA", broadcast on BB4 at 21:00 and 01:30 on Friday 7 Nov 2014.

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Bob Dylan's Official Rarities Pages


Official Rarities and Obscurities

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Traveling Wilburys

Online Performances (bobdylan.com)

Online Performances (Other)

Interviews with Bob

VHS & DVD

International Mono Releases

International Stereo Releases

Released Rarities

Honourable Mentions

Honourable Mentions Blowin' In The Wind covers

Honourable Mentions Video
 
Questionable Releases

Questionable Releases (Dylan Albums)

Questionable Releases Video

Index of International Releases by Country (work in progress)
 

"International Stereo Releases" is organised by album and split into "Regular Albums" (again with one page per album),  "Compilations" and "Stereo Singles (All Formats)".  The new "Index of International Releases by Country" will summarise both mono and stereo album and single releases by individual country.


Lists compiled from "Searching For A Gem"

All the pages below contain lists of tracks that aren't on Bob's regular albums. There is no overlap between them, in that each rarity is listed on one page only.

Mr. D's Apochrypha
"Mr. D's Apocrypha"

(Columbia releases with tracks that aren't on Bob's regular albums)

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

Bob's Appearances on Compilations
Bob's Appearances on Compilations
(including Film Soundtracks)

Duets with Bob
Duets with Bob

Bob Supporting Other Artists
Bob "On The Side"

Revised: 21 December, 2014


Contacting Bob Dylan: This is a fan site with no connection to Bob - that means you can't contact him through me!  I used to have a postal address that I thought was correct, but I have since informed by someone who wrote to that address that their mail was returned. I have never had an email address. I can only suggest you contact Bob's publisher Simon & Schuster or use the contact address at bobdylan.com . I also have no means of helping anyone who wants to meet Bob Dylan or obtain his autograph!

Access the yearly pages from here by going to the Official Rarities Yearly Lists. Traveling Wilburys now have their own pages. "VHS & DVD" is now split into multiple pages, including pages for films and TV series with Dylan rarities and pages for films and TV series with Dylan album tracks. "International Mono Releases" now has a page per official album plus pages for compilation albums, mono 7" singles and mono 7" EPs. "International Stereo Releases" is split into "Regular Albums" (again with one page per album),  "Compilations" and "Stereo Singles (All Formats)". "Honourable Mentions" are items which don't qualify for these lists, but may be of interest to Dylan collectors. "Questionable Releases" and "Questionable Releases Video" are items sent in by contributors of dubious provenance.

[The Official Rarities Yearly Lists] [Traveling Wilburys] [Online Performances (bobdylan.com)] [Online Performances (Other)] [Interviews with Bob] [VHS & DVD]
[International Mono Releases] [International Stereo Releases] [Released Rarities] [Honourable Mentions]
[Honourable Mentions Video] [Questionable Releases] [Questionable Releases Video]

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All the songs listed in the Official Rarities section are cross-referenced by song title in these alphabetical pages.
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For records that have been wrongly associated with Bob but definitely have no connection with him, see here. Sorry, for legal and other reasons it is not possible for this site to offer valuations of your Dylan rarities, for details of online Dylan traders, see here. For other Bob Dylan related sites that may be of interest to Searching For A Gem visitors, see here.

Searching For A Gem is compiled by:

Alan Fraser
Macclesfield, Cheshire,
England
For more information on England's Macclesfield, see . There is also a Macclesfield in North Carolina, USA, and two in Australia: one in South Australia (near Adelaide) and one in Victoria (near Melbourne)! All three towns were founded by Cheshire expatriates.


Alan Fraser, UK - webmaster
Email: bob-rare@searchingforagem.com

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Hans Seegers, Holland - Dylan discographer and collector supreme
Email: dignity.dylan@upcmail.nl


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Alan has contributed to the UK magazines "Record Collector", "Q", "Mojo" and "Uncut" as well as to the "Village Voice", Dylan fanzines "Isis" and "The Bridge" and several books on Bob Dylan, and has also appeared on BBC Radio talking about this site. Alan is the EDLIS "Gemologist", for the EDLIS Parties and Gatherings Facebook page, go to .

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Arie de Reus, Holland


Stuart Moore, Australia


Gerd Rundel, Germany


Manuel García Jara, Spain


Wil Gielen, Holland


Harold Lepidus, Massachusetts, USA


Franck Faugere, France


Les Kokay, New Zealand

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The original version of "Bob Dylan's Official Rarities" was hosted on Guilio Molfese's "Breadcrumb Sins" site and also appeared in "The Bob Dylan Companion", edited by Carl Benson, Schirmer Books, New York, 1998.


Larry Eden in his trademark Rolling Thunder hat, photo by "jackobob"

This site is respectfully dedicated to the memory of Larry "Lambchop" Eden, who followed Bob all over the world for many years, and sadly died in 2007. I bought part of his Dylan collection when he was raising money to move to India some years before. He's one of the few fans Bob has ever acknowledged from the stage, saying "This is Lambchop. He's been to more of my shows than I have!". Let's hear it for the Chopper!

[The Official Rarities Yearly Lists] [Traveling Wilburys] [Online Performances (bobdylan.com)] [Online Performances (Other)] [Interviews with Bob] [VHS & DVD] [International Mono Releases] [International Stereo Releases] [Released Rarities] [Honourable Mentions] [Honourable Mentions Video] [Questionable Releases] [Questionable Video Releases]

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All the songs listed on this web-site are cross-referenced by song title in these alphabetical pages.
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