Searching For A Gem"

Bob Dylan's Officially Released Rarities and Obscurities

Audio: 2020

All the songs listed in the Official Rarities section are cross-referenced by song title in these alphabetical pages.
A-E F-J K-O P-S T-Z

      

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This yearly page now contains only the main Rarities List. Promotional Items (Albums and Singles) are now here. All Honourable Mentions are now here.

If you have any entries to add to the list or additions/corrections to existing entries, please let me know! Please note I cannot value your Dylan rarities - see the Mission page for reasons why. Contact the dealers on my Trading page for assistance!

Revised: 04 May, 2021.


Titles in red are not available on a currently released Bob Dylan CD (for these see bobdylan.com )

Key to symbols used:
Links to other World Wide Web pages -
Links to email addresses -
Performances currently available on commercial CD are marked by (these are the ones that count as obscurities rather than as rarities)

Audience recordings are indicated by (A).


The Avener - "Heaven" - CD/stereo vinyl releases, 96 Musique/Capitol 085 644 1 (France), 24 Jan 2020:


96 Musique/Capitol 085 644 1 (France) - front with sticker, scan by Jack from Canada

96 Musique/Capitol 085 644 1 (France) - rear of card sleeve, scan by Jack from Canada

96 Musique/Capitol 085 644 1 (France) - CD scan by Jack from Canada

96 Musique/Capitol 085 644 1 (France) - outside of unfolded card sleeve, scan by Jack from Canada

LP front picture from www.amazon.co.uk

96 Musique/Capitol 085 644 1 (France) - outside of booklet, scan by Jack from Canada

96 Musique/Capitol 085 644 1 (France) - inside of unfolded card sleeve, scan by Jack from Canada

R-1915-2 Masters Of War - "rework" of album track from The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan by The Avener (2:48)
For the original single, see 2018.

This CD comes in a three-panel card sleeve with a booklet.

Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin and Jack from Canada for information and scans.


George Harrison & Friends - "The Concert For Bangladesh" - single-sided acetate: Capitol/EMI (no catalogue number) (USA), Jan 1972, offered for sale Jan 2020:


A&M US afternoon show acetate with five rarities, picture from eBay
Gerd Rundel has found a very highly priced single-sided disc on eBay with the Dylan afternoon show that Arie de Reus confirms to be a genuine A&M acetate from 1972 (A&M recorded both the afternoon and evening concerts). This acetate contains the following rarities, four of which are new:

R-2173 A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall - recorded live at the Concert for Bangladesh with George Harrison, Leon Russell and Ringo Starr, Madison Square Garden, New York, 1 Aug 1971 (afternoon show)

R-2174 Blowin' In The Wind - from the Concert for Bangladesh, 1971 (afternoon show)

R-2175 It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry - from the Concert for Bangladesh, 1971 (afternoon show)

R-0722-2 Love Minus Zero/No Limit - recorded live at the Concert for Bangladesh with George Harrison, Leon Russell and Ringo Starr, Madison Square Garden, New York, 1 Aug 1971 (afternoon show), bonus track on remixed Epic 2CD release, see 2005

R-2176 Just Like A Woman - from the Concert for Bangladesh, 1971 (afternoon show)

For the original Bangladesh audio releases, see 1972.

Thanks to Gerd Rundel and Arie de Reus for information.


"Japanese Singles Collection" - 2CD set, Sony Music SICP-31361~2 (Japan), 25 Mar 2020:


Sony Music SICP-31361~2 (Japan) - front with obi and tour sticker, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

This 2CD set exclusive to Japan was released on Blu-spec CD2 discs to mark Bob's tour there in April 2020, now cancelled. Track by track liner notes are by Heckel Sugano. The CD obi and front stickers were expected to show "来日記念盤" for "Japan Tour Edition".


Sony Music SICP-31361~2 (Japan) - Amazon Japan poster scan by Colin Hindson


Sony Music SICP-31361~2 (Japan) - detail of Amazon Japan poster, scan by Colin Hindson


Sony Music SICP-31361~2 (Japan) - outside of 36-page colour booklet with original front art, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson


Thanks to Jack from Canada for finding new artwork. Steve Perrin informs me that the new cover picture is based on artwork by Japanese Ukiyo-e artist Hokusai, namely his "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji" and "The Great Wave off Kanagawa". The picture also incorporates the picture of Bob and Suze Rotolo from The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan with traditional Japanese
Sugegasa straw hats! The original artwork is now used as the front of the insert booklet. According to Sonny Boy McFitzson Amazon Japan are including a 24cm x 24cm print of the new artwork as a bonus (see above).

 

Sony Japan's blog on 25 Feb 2020 said: “Sending all the artworks of this collection for Bob's approval, his manager loved the "Great Waves and Fuji" painting, which had been originally intended for a booklet page,  so much that he required it to be the front cover. Finally the front insert and booklet front were exchanged, even though it was almost too late.

 

Tracklisting:

 

CD1
1. Subterranean Homesick Blues (CBS LL-764-C, 1965)
2. Like A Rolling Stone (CBS LL-821-C, 1965)
3. Positively 4th Street (CBS LL-847-C, 1965)
4. Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window? (CBS LL-882-C, 1966)
5. Blowin' In The Wind (CBS LSS-434-C, 1966)
6. One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later) (CBS LL-919-C, 1966)
7. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 (CBS LL-928-C, 1966)
8. I Want You (CBS LL-956-C, 1966)
9. Just Like A Woman (CBS LL-987-C, 1966)
10. Lay, Lady, Lay (CBS/Sony CBSA 82001, 1969)
11. The Times They Are A-Changin' (CBS LSS-434-C, 1966)
12. Take A Message To Mary (CBS/Sony CBSA 82070, 1970)
13. Watching The River Flow (CBS/Sony CBSA 82116, 1971)
14. When I Paint My Masterpiece (CBS/Sony CBSA 82132, 1971)
15. George Jackson (Big Band Version) (CBS/Sony SOPA 1, 1972)
16. Knockin' On Heaven's Door (CBS/Sony SOPB 257, 1973)
17. A Fool Such As I (CBS/Sony SOPB 269, 1973)

 

Tracks 1-4 and 6-9 are mono.

 

CD2
1. On A Night Like This (Asylum/Warner-Pioneer P-1293 Y, 1974)
2. Something There Is About You (Asylum/Warner-Pioneer P-1315 Y, 1974)
3. Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine) (live from Before The Flood) (Asylum/Warner-Pioneer P-1330Y, 1974)
4. Tangled Up In Blue (CBS/Sony SOPB 307, 1975)
5. Mr. Tambourine Man (CBS/Sony SOPB 321, 1975)
6. Hurricane (Part 1) (CBS/Sony SOPB 349, 1975)*
7. Mozambique (CBS/Sony SOPB 360, 1976)
8. One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below) (CBS/Sony 06SP 1, 1976)
9. Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again (live from Hard Rain) (CBS/Sony 06SP 126, 1976)*
10. Baby Stop Crying (CBS/Sony 06SP 241, 1978)
11. Gotta Serve Somebody (CBS/Sony 06SP 410, 1979)*
12. Man Gave Names To All The Animals (CBS/Sony 06SP 433, 1979)
13. Sweetheart Like You (CBS/Sony 07SP 765, 1983)
14. Tight Connection To My Heart (CBS/Sony 07SP 901, 1985)
* Single version (edited)

For illustrations of all the singles used, see below. There are two noticeable timing differences between the stereo and mono versions: Like a Rolling Stone 6:08/5:59, Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 4:35/4:26.

The set includes five rarities, all from CBS/Sony singles:

R-0084-15 George Jackson - "Big Band" version, A-side of 1971 Columbia single (see 1971), lyrics on bobdylan.com here
For full details of all appearances on LP and CD compilations, see 1971.

R-0099-14 A Fool Such As I (Bill Trader) - Self Portrait out-take recorded at Columbia Studios, Nashville, TN, 26 Apr 1969
This is the stereo version from the 1973 Dylan album, see 1973
. This song was written by Bill Trader, but is frequently wrongly credited on releases of this album and Columbia singles to "B. Abner" (Buford Abner) - see authorship note here! A mono version (presumably a reduction from stereo) was released on Columbia 7" singles (R-0099M, see 1974).

R-0126-12 Hurricane (Part I) (Bob Dylan/Jacques Levy) : A-side of single (3:45), swear-word not bleeped (stereo version), see Hurricane 7" singles 1975-76 for full details

R-0128-5   Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again - 3:35 edit of live version from the Hard Rain album (6:06), see 1976 for the original Japanese single release

R-0148-7 Gotta Serve Somebody - 3:57 single edit of album track from Slow Train Coming (5:22), see 1979 for the original Japanese single release
 


Sony Music SICP-31361~2 (Japan) - obi scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Sony Music SICP-31361~2 (Japan) - inside pages of 36-page colour booklet, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Sony Music SICP-31361~2 (Japan) - inside pages of 36-page colour booklet, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson (CBS-LL-764-C, CBS LL-821-C)

Sony Music SICP-31361~2 (Japan) - page from "Nikkei" newspaper, 25 Mar 2020, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Sony Music SICP-31361~2 (Japan) - inside pages of 36-page colour booklet, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson (CBS LL-847-C, CBS LL-882-C)

Sony Music SICP-31361~2 (Japan) - inside pages of 36-page colour booklet, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson (CBS 45S-211-C*, CBS LL-919-C)

Sony Music SICP-31361~2 (Japan) - detail of obi, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Sony Music SICP-31361~2 (Japan) - inside pages of 36-page colour booklet, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson (CBS LL-928-C, CBS LL-956-C)

Sony Music SICP-31361~2 (Japan) - inside pages of 36-page colour booklet, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson (CBS LL-987-C, CBS/Sony CBSA 82001)

Sony Music SICP-31361~2 (Japan) - front insert scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Sony Music SICP-31361~2 (Japan) - tour sticker scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson (all dates now cancelled)

Sony Music SICP-31361~2 (Japan) - inside pages of 36-page colour booklet, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson (CBS/Sony SONG 80154, CBS/Sony CBSA 82070)

Sony Music SICP-31361~2 (Japan) - inside pages of 36-page colour booklet, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson (CBS/Sony SCBSA 82116, CBS/Sony SCBSA 82132)

Sony Music SICP-31361~2 (Japan) - front picture from www.amazon.co.jp

Sony Music SICP-31361~2 (Japan) - replaced front picture from www.sonymusic.co.jp (now front of colour booklet)

Sony Music SICP-31361~2 (Japan) - inside pages of 36-page colour booklet, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson (CBS/Sony SOPA 1, CBS/Sony SOPA 257)

Sony Music SICP-31361~2 (Japan) - inside pages of 36-page colour booklet, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson (CBS/Sony SOPB 269, Asylum/Warner-Pioneer P-1293Y)

Sony Music SICP-31361~2 (Japan) - detail of front picture from www.amazon.co.jp (Bob and Suze Rotolo)

"Rainstorm below the Summit" by Hokusai, picture found by Steve Perrin

Sony Music SICP-31361~2 (Japan) - inside pages of 36-page colour booklet, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson (Asylum/Warner-Pioneer P-1315Y, Asylum/Warner-Pioneer P-1330Y)

Sony Music SICP-31361~2 (Japan) - inside pages of 36-page colour booklet, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson (CBS/Sony SOPB 307, CBS/Sony SOPB 321)

"
Fine Wind, Clear Morning" by Hokusai, picture found by Steve Perrin


"The Great Wave off Kanagawa" by Hokusai, picture found by Steve Perrin


Sony Music SICP-31361~2 (Japan) - inside pages of 36-page colour booklet, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson (CBS/Sony SOPB 349, CBS/Sony SOPB 360)

Sony Music SICP-31361~2 (Japan) - inside pages of 36-page colour booklet, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson (CBS/Sony 06SP 1, CBS/Sony 06SP 126)

Sony Music SICP-31361~2 (Japan) - rear with obi scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Sony Music SICP-31361~2 (Japan) - rear insert scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Sony Music SICP-31361~2 (Japan) - inside pages of 36-page colour booklet, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson (CBS/Sony 06SP 241, CBS/Sony 06SP 410)

Sony Music SICP-31361~2 (Japan) - inside pages of 36-page colour booklet, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson (CBS/Sony 06SP 433, CBS/Sony 07SP 765)

Sony Music SICP-31361~2 (Japan) - detail of rear insert, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Sony Music SICP-31361~2 (Japan) - reverse of front insert, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Sony Music SICP-31361~2 (Japan) - inside pages of 36-page colour booklet, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson (CBS/Sony 07SP 901)

Sony Music SICP-31361~2 (Japan) - outside of 68-page monochrome booklet, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Sony Music SICP-31361~2 (Japan) - reverse of rear insert, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Sony Music SICP-31361~2 (Japan) - front of postcard scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Sony Music SICP-31361~2 (Japan) - inside pages of 68-page monochrome booklet, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Sony Music SICP-31361~2 (Japan) - inside pages of 68-page monochrome booklet, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Sony Music SICP-31361~2 (Japan) - rear of postcard scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Sony Music SICP-31361~2 (Japan) - front of Tower Records sticker, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Sony Music SICP-31361~2 (Japan) - inside pages of 68-page monochrome booklet, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Sony Music SICP-31361~2 (Japan) - inside pages of 68-page monochrome booklet, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson (cancelled tour dates on right)

Sony Music SICP-31361~2 (Japan) - rear of Tower Records sticker, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Sony Music SICP-31361~2 (Japan) - CD1 scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Sony Music SICP-31361~2 (Japan) - detail of CD1, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Sony Music SICP-31361~2 (Japan) - detail of CD2, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

Sony Music SICP-31361~2 (Japan) - CD2 scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

 


Sony Music SICP-31361~2 (Japan) - spine scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson

 


Sony Music SICP-31361~2 (Japan) - opposite spine scan by Colin Hindson

 


CBS 45S-211-C (Japan) - front scan by Hans Seegers
*Despite being illustrated in the booklet above, the 1966 stereo single CBS 45S-211-C was not used as the source for Blowin' In The Wind - both this and The Times They Are A-Changin' come from the 1966 stereo EP CBS LSS-434-C.


Original Japanese Singles/EPs:

 


CBS LL-764-C (Japan) - front scan by Hans Seegers (Subterranean Homesick Blues)


CBS LL-821-C (Japan) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (Like A Rolling Stone)


CBS LL-847-C (Japan) - front scan by Hans Seegers (Positively 4th Street)

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CBS LL-882-C (Japan) - front scan by Hans Seegers (
Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?)


CBS LL-919-C (Japan) - front scan by Hans Seegers (One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later))

RDWJpnFront1.jpg (22725 bytes)
CBS LL-928-C (Japan) - front scan by Hans Seegers (Rainy Day Women #12 & 35)

IWY7JpnFront.jpg (23072 bytes)
CBS LL-956-C (Japan) - front scan by Hans Seegers (I Want You)

JLAW7JpnFront.jpg (22086 bytes)
CBS LL-987-C (Japan) - front| scan by Hans Seegers (Just Like A Woman)


CBS LSS-434-C (Japan) - front scan by Hans Seegers (Blowin' In The Wind, The Times They Are A-Changin')

Lady7JpnFront.jpg (27559 bytes)
CBS/Sony CBSA 82001 (Japan) - front scan by Hans Seegers (Lay, Lady, Lay)

Mary7JpnFront.jpg (20275 bytes)
CBS/Sony CBSA 82070 (Japan) - front scan by Hans Seegers (Take A Message To Mary)


CBS/Sony SCBSA 82116 (Japan) - front scan by Hans Seegers (Watching The River Flow)

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CBS/Sony CBSA 82132 (Japan) - front scan by Hans Seegers (When I Paint My Masterpiece)


CBS/Sony SOPA 1 (Japan) - front scan by Hans Seegers (George Jackson)


CBS/Sony SOPB 257 (Japan) - front scan by Hans Seegers (Knockin' On Heaven's Door)

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CBS/Sony SOPB 269 (Japan) - front scan by Hans Seegers (A Fool Such As I)


Asylum
/Warner-Pioneer P-1293Y (Japan) - front scan by Wil Gielen (On A Night Like This)


Asylum/Warner-Pioneer P-1315Y (Japan) - front scan by Wil Gielen (
Something There Is About You)

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Asylum/Warner-Pioneer P-1330Y (Japan) - front scan by Hans Seegers (
Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine) - live)


CBS/Sony SOPB 307 (Japan) - front scan by Hans Seegers (Tangled Up In Blue)

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CBS/Sony SOPB 321 (Japan) - front scan by Wil Gielen (Mr. Tambourine Man)


CBS/Sony SOPB 349 (Japan) - front scan by Ronald Born (Hurricane Part I)


CBS/Sony SOPB 360 (Japan) - front scan by Hans Seegers (Mozambique)

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CBS/Sony 06SP 1 (Japan) - front scan by Hans Seegers (
One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below))

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CBS/Sony 06SP 126 (Japan) - front scan by Hans Seegers (
Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again - live)


CBS/Sony 06SP 241 (Japan) - front scan by Hans Seegers (Baby Stop Crying)


CBS/Sony 06SP 410 (Japan) - front scan by Hans Seegers (Gotta Serve Somebody)


CBS/Sony 06SP 433 (Japan)- front scan by Hans Seegers (
Man Gave Names To All The Animals)

SweetheartJpnFront.JPG (23778 bytes)
CBS/Sony 07SP 765 (Japan) - front, my copy (Sweetheart Like You)


CBS/Sony 07SP 901 (Japan) - front scan by Hans Seegers (Tight Connection To My Heart)


Sony Music SICP-31361~2 (Japan) - detail from page 14 of booklet 2, scan by Sonny Boy McFitzson (CBS/Sony SONE 70025)
All the mono and stereo singles from which these 31 tracks were selected are listed here. Sonny Boy McFitzson points out that for Sony Music to re-release the 1960s CBS singles, originally released by Nippon Columbia, is as big a deal as when Columbia/CBS bought the rights to reissue Planet Waves and Before The Flood from Asylum in 1982.

Pages 2-12 of the monochrome booklet have track by track commentaries by Yasufumi Amatatsu which begin with The oldest one among Bob Dylan records I have with me is Blowin' in the Wind, maybe, with a thumbnail of SONE 70025 (1968).

Pages 13-14 of the same booklet have an essay by Shinichiro Tatsumi about "Peaks of Nippon Columbia" where the top Dylan collector in Japan admits he hasn't even completed the Nippon releases, together with a photo of his vault which Sonny Boy McFitzson visited in Mar 2011.


CBS/Sony SONE 70025 (Japan, 1968) - front scan by Hans Seegers

Pages 15-64 of the same booklet have songs lyrics with thumbnails of the singles. Page 64 has an advert for the 7" single SIKP 1002 (see International Singles: All Formats 2020s) whose vinyl is actually clear pink and described again as "using mono masters, remastered in 2010". Page 65 has text "This CD set was produced in conjunction with the Japan tour held in 2020". These were the concert dates confirmed by 20 Feb 2020. The set credits include:

"In association with: Shinichiro Tatsumi the supreme Dylan collector in Japan.
Designed by: “Subterranean” JAM
Advised by: Testuya Shiroki the director of Sony Music International, and Hiroshi Sasaki for Sony Music Japan with the help of Jeroen Vandermeer and others
Assisted by: Norio Kurihara
Thanks to: Jeff Rosen; Shinichiro Tatsumi; UDO ARTISTS Inc.; Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd. (for providing CBS covers); Warner Music Japan Inc. (for providing Asylum covers); Akihiro Nakamura."

Nothing is mentioned about the tour cancellation anywhere in the packaging, which means copies must have been manufactured before 12 Mar 2020.

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Wil Gielen, Ronald Born, Jack from Canada, Moise Potié, Michel Pomarede, Sonny Boy McFitzson, David McBride and Colin Hindson for information and pictures.


"Murder Most Foul" - track made available on bobdylan.com (USA), 27 Mar 2020:


Picture from bobdylan.com

bobdylan.com has unveiled a previously unreleased song by Bob entitled Murder Most Foul, almost seventeen minutes long, about the assassination of President John F Kennedy in Dallas. TX, on 22 Nov 1963. Bob's message to his fans is:

"Greetings to my fans and followers with gratitude for all your support and loyalty across the years. This is an unreleased song we recorded a while back that you might find interesting. Stay safe, stay observant and may God be with you. Bob Dylan"

The lyrics have a reference to 50 years having passed. This entry has been added to Online Performances (bobdylan.com).

The title is a quote from William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" (Act 1, Scene 5): "Murder most foul, as in the best it is. But this most foul, strange and unnatural."

Great news is that Murder Most Foul became #1 on the US "Billboard" chart for the week ending 9 Apr 2020. This is Bob's first #1 in the USA, as his previous best, Like A Rolling Stone, only made it to #2. However, Blowin' In The Wind by Peter, Paul and Mary, and Mr. Tambourine Man by The Byrds both reached #1.

Murder Most Foul was released as CD2 of the 2CD set Rough And Rowdy Ways on 19 Jun 2020, so is no longer a rarity. This may mean it was not recorded at the Rough And Rowdy Ways sessions in early 2020, but no recording date has been revealed.

Thanks to Alan Hoaksey, Fred Muller, Éamonn Ó Catháin and Derek Barker for information.
 


"I Contain Multitudes" - track made available on bobdylan.com (USA), 17 Apr 2020:


Picture from bobdylan.com
bobdylan.com has unveiled a second previously unreleased song by Bob entitled I Contain Multitudes, (4:38)

The photo was taken at Sporthalle Alpenstrasse, Salzburg, Austria, 9 Jul 1996 by Andrea Orlandi. The song title comes from the Walt Whitman poem "Song of Myself" (1855), "Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes.)"

This entry has again been added to Online Performances (bobdylan.com).

I Contain Multitudes was released as track 1 of CD1 of the 2CD set Rough And Rowdy Ways on 19 Jun 2020, so is no longer a rarity.

Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin, Harold Lepidus and Andrea Orlandi for information.


"False Prophet" - track made available on bobdylan.com (USA), 8 May 2020:


Picture from bobdylan.com
bobdylan.com has unveiled a third previously unreleased song by Bob entitled False Prophet (6:01). These three tracks are now revealed to be from Bob's new studio album, Rough And Rowdy Ways, to be released on 19 Jun 2020. Sonny Boy McFitzson says that verses six and seven from the published lyrics are reversed.

The skeleton illustration is taken from the cover of "The Shadow" magazine, USA, 15 Jul 1942. This song is said to have been inspired by the 1954 Sun Records B-side, If Lovin' Is Believing by Billy ''The Kid'' Emerson. This time the song title comes from the Bible: "Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves." (Matthew 7:15)

This entry has again been added to Online Performances (bobdylan.com).


Picture from Instagram

Sun Records 195 (USA, 1954) - B-side picture from www.discogs.com

Thanks to Harold Lepidus and Dag Braathen for information.


Johnny Cash/The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - "Johnny Cash And The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra" - CD releases: Columbia/Legacy 19439804552 (USA)/ Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 19439804552 (USA/Europe), 13 Nov 2020:

Columbia/Legacy 19439804552 (USA):


Columbia/Legacy 19439804552 (USA) - front with sticker, scan by Jack from Canada

R-2244 Girl Of The North Country - new orchestral version with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of duet with Bob and Johnny Cash from Nashville Skyline

Unusually for 2020, this CD release comes in a jewel case. There is a front sticker which mentions Bob.


Columbia/Legacy 19439804552 (USA) - front sticker scan by Jack from Canada


Columbia/Legacy 19439804552 (USA) - rear insert scan by Jack from Canada

Columbia/Legacy 19439804552 (USA) - reverse of rear insert scan by Jack from Canada

Columbia/Legacy 19439804552 (USA) - CD scan by Jack from Canada

Columbia/Legacy 19439804552 (USA) - outside of unfolded front insert booklet, scan by Jack from Canada

Columbia/Legacy 19439804552 (USA) - centre pages of front insert booklet with picture of Bob, scan by Jack from Canada


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 19439804552 (USA) - detail of rear insert, scan by Jack from Canada (FBI Anti-Piracy Warning, "Made in Mexico")

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 19439804552 (Europe):


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 19439804552 (Europe) - front of slipcase with sticker (my copy)

The European CD release also comes in a jewel case with a card outer slipcase. The front sticker is attached to the slipcase, not the shrink-wrap.


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 19439804552 (Europe) - front sticker mentioning Bob (same as US sticker)


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 19439804552 (Europe) - rear of slipcase

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 19439804552 (Europe) - rear insert


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 19439804552 (Europe) - reverse of rear insert


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 19439804552 (Europe) - CD

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 19439804552 (Europe) - outside of unfolded front insert booklet

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 19439804552 (Europe) - centre pages of front insert booklet with picture of Bob

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 19439804552 (Europe) - detail of CD ("Made in the EU")


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 19439804552 (Europe) - detail of rear of slipcase ("Made in the EU")

Thanks to Jack from Canada for information and scans.


"50th Anniversary Collection 1970" - 3CD set, Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 19439816262 (Europe), 4 Dec 2020:


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 19439816262 (Europe) - front picture from Badlands web-site

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 19439816262 (Europe) - rear picture from Badlands web-site

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 19439816262 (Europe) - CD1 (my copy)

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 19439816262 (Europe) - detail of CD1 ("Made in the EU")

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 19439816262 (Europe) - CD2

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 19439816262 (Europe) - CD3

Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 19439816262 (Europe) - outside of unfolded card sleeve


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 19439816262 (Europe) - inside of unfolded card sleeve


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 19439816262 (Europe) - detail of rear of card sleeve (Germany address, "Made in the EU")

Thanks to Philip Jump of Badlands for news about this very limited 3CD set with 74 tracks, released on Friday 4 Dec 2020 to preserve copyright of Bob's recordings within the EU. All of the tracks are previously unreleased out-takes from Self Portrait (Mar 1970 sessions) and New Morning (May-Aug 1970 sessions) and will be rarities. R-numbers will be added in due course.

The full tracklist is (songs in red are not on a regular Dylan album):

CD1:

  1. I Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound (Tom Paxton) (3 Mar 1970) (0:37)
  2. Universal Soldier (Buffy Sainte-Marie) - take 1 (3 Mar 1970) (1:02)
  3. Spanish Is The Loving Tongue (Charles Badger Clark/Billy Simon) - take 1 (3 Mar 1970) (3:08)
  4. Went To See The Gypsy - take 1 (3 Mar 1970) (2:51)
  5. Went To See The Gypsy - take 3 (3 Mar 1970) (2:31)
  6. Woogie Boogie (3 Mar 1970) (2:04)
  7. Went To See The Gypsy - take 4 (4 Mar 1970) (2:38)
  8. Thirsty Boots (Eric Andersen) - take 1 (4 Mar 1970) (3:48)
  9. Little Moses (A. P. Carter) - take 1 (5 Mar 1970) (1:14)
  10. Alberta - take 2 (5 Mar 1970) (2:53)
  11. Come All Ye Fair And Tender Ladies (traditional) - take 1 (5 Mar 1970) (4:56)
  12. Things About Comin' My Way (Walter Vinson) - takes 2 & 3 (5 Mar 1970) (2:31)
  13. Went To See The Gypsy - take 6 (5 Mar 1970) (2:28)
  14. Untitled 1970 Instrumental #1 (5 Mar 1970) (2:46)
  15. Come A Little Bit Closer (Tommy Boyce/Bobby Hart/Wes Farrell) - take 2 (5 Mar 1970) (1:17)
  16. Alberta - take 5 (5 Mar 1970) (2:52)
  17. Sign On The Window - take 2 (1 May 1970) (3:21)
  18. Sign On The Window - takes 3-5 (1 May 1970) (1:32)
  19. If Not For You - take 1 (1 May 1970) (0:51)
  20. Time Passes Slowly - rehearsal (1 May 1970) (2:22)
  21. If Not For You - take 2 (1 May 1970) (3:28)
  22. If Not For You - take 3 (1 May 1970) (2:53)
  23. Song To Woody - take 1 (1 May 1970) (3:54)
  24. Mama, You Been On My Mind - take 1 (1 May 1970) (1:59)
  25. Yesterday (Lennon/McCartney) - take 1 (1 May 1970) (2:57)

R-2248 I Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound (Tom Paxton) - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 3 Mar 1970

R-2249 Universal Soldier (Buffy Sainte-Marie) (take 1) - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 3 Mar 1970

R-2250 Spanish Is The Loving Tongue (Charles Badger Clark/Billy Simon) (take 1) - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 3 Mar 1970

R-2251 Went To See The Gypsy (take 1) - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 3 Mar 1970

R-2252 Went To See The Gypsy (take 3) - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 3 Mar 1970

R-2253 Woogie Boogie - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 3 Mar 1970

R-2254 Went To See The Gypsy (take 4) - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York

R-2254 Thirsty Boots (Eric Andersen) (take 1) - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 4 Mar 1970

R-2256 Little Moses (A. P. Carter) (take 1) - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 5 Mar 1970

R-2257 Alberta (take 2) - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 5 Mar 1970

R-2258 Come All Ye Fair And Tender Ladies (traditional) (take 1) - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 5 Mar 1970

R-2259 Things About Comin' My Way (Walter Vinson) (takes 2 & 3) - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 5 Mar 1970

R-2260 Went To See The Gypsy (take 6) - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 5 Mar 1970

R-2261 Untitled 1970 Instrumental #1 - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 5 Mar 1970

R-2262 Come A Little Bit Closer (Tommy Boyce/Bobby Hart/Wes Farrell) (take 2), 5 Mar 1970

R-2263 Alberta (take 5) - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 5 Mar 1970
Peter Coulthard is of the opinion that this is actually the same take as R-2257, although differently mixed and running at a different speed.

R-2264 Sign On The Window (take 2) - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 1 May 1970

R-2265 Sign On The Window (takes 3 & 4) - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 1 May 1970

R-2266 If Not For You (take 1) - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 1 May 1970

R-2267 Time Passes Slowly (Rehearsal) - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 1 May 1970

R-2268 If Not For You (take 2) - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 1 May 1970

R-2269 If Not For You (take 3) - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 1 May 1970

R-2270 Song To Woody (take 1) - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 1 May 1970
This is a remixed/remastered version of R-0419 from The Gelston Acetates, a set of Columbia acetates which surfaced in
1986.

R-2271 Mama, You Been On My Mind (take 1) - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 1 May 1970
This is a remixed/remastered version of R-0420 from The Gelston Acetates, a set of Columbia acetates which surfaced in
1986.

R-2272 Yesterday (Lennon/McCartney) (take 1) - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 1 May 1970
This is a remixed/remastered version of R-0422 from The Gelston Acetates, a set of Columbia acetates which surfaced in
1986.

CD2:

  1. Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues - take 1 (1 May 1970) (3:48)
  2. Medley: I Met Him On A Sunday (Ronde Ronde) (Shirley Owens/Beverly Lee/Addie Harris/Doris Coley)/Da Doo Ron Ron (Jeff Barry/Ellie Greenwich/Phil Spector) - take 1 (1 May 1970) (2:46)
  3. One Too Many Mornings - take 1 (1 May 1970) (3:15)
  4. Ghost Riders In The Sky (Stan Jones) - take 1 (1 May 1970) (2:30)
  5. Cupid (Sam Cooke) - take 1 (1 May 1970) (3:28)
  6. All I Have To Do Is Dream (Felice & Boudleaux Bryant) - take 1 (1 May 1970) (2:13)
  7. Gates Of Eden - take 1 (1 May 1970) (3:51)
  8. I Threw it All Away - take 1 (1 May 1970) (2:30)
  9. I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met) - take 1 (1 May 1970) (2:37)
  10. Matchbox (Blind Lemon Jefferson/Carl Perkins) - take 1 (1 May 1970) (3:22)
  11. Your True Love (Carl Perkins) - take 1 (1 May 1970) (1:16)
  12. Telephone Wire - take 1 (1 May 1970) (1:33)
  13. Fishing Blues (Henry Thomas) - take 1 (1 May 1970) (0:26)
  14. Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance (Henry Thomas) - take 1 (1 May 1970) (1:56)
  15. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 - take 1 (1 May 1970) (1:08)
  16. It Ain't Me, Babe (1 May 1970) (4:14)
  17. If Not For You (1 May 1970) (2:20)
  18. Sign On The Window - take 1 (1 May 1970) (3:30)
  19. Sign On The Window - take 2 (1 May 1970) (3:35)
  20. Sign On The Window - take 3 (1 May 1970) (3:18)
  21. Alligator Man (Floyd Chance/Jimmy "C" Newman) (1 Jun 1970) (2:55)
  22. Alligator Man [Rock Version] (Floyd Chance/Jimmy "C" Newman) (1 Jun 1970) (2:39)
  23. Alligator Man [Country Version] (Floyd Chance/Jimmy "C" Newman) (1 Jun 1970) (2:49)
  24. Day Of The Locusts - take 2 (1 Jun 1970)(3:49)
  25. Sarah Jane 1 (traditional) (1 Jun 1970) (3:07)
  26. Sign On The Window (1 Jun 1970) (3:49)
  27. Sarah Jane 2 (traditional) (1 Jun 1970) (2:15)

R-2273 Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues (take 1) - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 1 May 1970
This is a remixed/remastered version of R-0423 from The Gelston Acetates, a set of Columbia acetates which surfaced in
1986.

R-2274 Medley: I Met Him On A Sunday (Ronde Ronde) (Shirley Owens/Beverly Lee/Addie Harris/Doris Coley)/Da Doo Ron Ron (Jeff Barry/Ellie Greenwich/Phil Spector) (take 1) - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 1 May 1970
This is a remixed/remastered version of R-0424 from The Gelston Acetates, a set of Columbia acetates which surfaced in
1986.

R-2275 One Too Many Mornings (take 1) - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 1 May 1970
This is a remixed/remastered version of R-0425 from The Gelston Acetates, a set of Columbia acetates which surfaced in
1986.

R-2276 Ghost Riders In The Sky (Stan Jones) (take 1) - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 1 May 1970

R-2277 Cupid (Sam Cooke) (take 1) - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 1 May 1970

R-2278 All I Have To Do Is Dream (Felice & Boudleaux Bryant) (take 1) - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 1 May 1970

R-2279 Gates Of Eden (take 1) - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 1 May 1970

R-2280 I Threw It All Away (take 1) - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 1 May 1970
Thanks to Larry Crum for noticing that R-2280 is the same take that appeared on the Sony Custom Mix CD site in Apr 2003 (R-0606, see
Online Performances (Other) ). The mix is different and it does not include about 14 seconds of talk and guitar strums which are at the beginning of the Custom Mix CD track.

R-2281 I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met) (take 1) - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 1 May 1970

R-2282 Matchbox (Blind Lemon Jefferson/Carl Perkins) (take 1) - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 1 May 1970

R-2283 Your True Love (Carl Perkins) (take 1) - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 1 May 1970

R-2284 Telephone Wire (take 1) - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 1 May 1970
Sonny Boy McFitzson says the riffs in this performance seem to be taken from Howlin' Wolf's Smokestack Lightning.

R-2285 Fishing Blues (Henry Thomas) (take 1) - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 1 May 1970

R-2286 Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance (Henry Thomas) (take 1) - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 1 May 1970

R-2287 Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 (take 1) - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 1 May 1970

R-2288 It Ain't Me, Babe - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 1 May 1970

R-2289 If Not For You - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 1 May 1970

R-2290 Sign On The Window (take 1) - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 1 May 1970

R-2291 Sign On The Window (take 2) - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 1 May 1970

R-2292 Sign On The Window (take 3) - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 1 May 1970

R-2293 Alligator Man (Floyd Chance/Jimmy "C" Newman) - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 1 Jun 1970

R-2294 Alligator Man [Rock Version] (Floyd Chance/Jimmy "C" Newman) - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 1 Jun 1970

R-2295 Alligator Man [Country Version] (Floyd Chance/Jimmy "C" Newman) - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 1 Jun 1970

R-2296 Day Of The Locusts (take 2) - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 1 Jun 1970
This recording date and position is almost certainly incorrect - the Princeton University ceremony that is widely accepted to have inspired the lyrics of this song didn't take place until 9 Jun 1970. Krogsgaard doesn't list any takes of Day Of The Locusts until 12 Aug 1970! See below.

R-2297 Sarah Jane 1 (traditional) - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 1 Jun 1970

R-2298 Sign On The Window - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 1 Jun 1970

R-2299 Sarah Jane 2 (traditional) - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 1 Jun 1970

CD3:

  1. If Not For You - take 1 (2 Jun 1970) (3:12)
  2. If Not For You - take 2 (2 Jun 1970) (2:33)
  3. Jamaica Farewell (Irving Burgie) (3 Jun 1970) (3:59)
  4. Can't Help Falling In Love (George Weiss/Hugo Peretti/Luigi Creatore) (3 Jun 1970) (3:25)
  5. Long Black Veil (Marijohn Wilkin/Danny Dill) (3 Jun 1970) (6:41)
  6. One More Weekend (3 Jun 1970) (3:21)
  7. Bring Me Little Water, Sylvie (traditional) - take 1 (4 Jun 1970) (4:36)
  8. Three Angels (4 Jun 1970) (2:24)
  9. Tomorrow Is A Long Time - take 1 (4 Jun 1970) (3:34)
  10. Tomorrow Is A Long Time - take 2 (4 Jun 1970) (3:28)
  11. New Morning (4 Jun 1970) (3:32)
  12. Untitled 1970 Instrumental #2 (4 Jun 1970) (2:37)
  13. Went To See The Gypsy (5 Jun 1970) (3:01)
  14. Sign On The Window - stereo mix (5 Jun 1970) (3:12)
  15. Winterlude (5 Jun 1970) (2:13)
  16. I Forgot To Remember To Forget 1 (Stan Kesler/Charlie Feathers) (5 Jun 1970) (2:08)
  17. I Forgot To Remember To Forget 2 (Stan Kesler/Charlie Feathers) (5 Jun 1970) (2:22)
  18. Lily Of The West (traditional) - take 2 (5 Jun 1970) (3:40)
  19. Father of Night - Rehearsal (5 Jun 1970) (1:29)
  20. Lily Of The West (traditional) (5 Jun 1970) (3:27)
  21. If Not For You - take 1 (12 Aug 1970) (3:12)
  22. If Not For You - take 2 (12 Aug 1970) (2:31)

R-2320 If Not For You (take 1) - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 12 Aug 1970 (track 21 repeated in error, not the recording from 2 Jun 1970, R-2300, as listed above)
R-2300 is now listed in 2021.

R-2321 If Not For You (take 2) - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 12 Aug 1970 (track 22 repeated in error, not the recording from 2 Jun 1970, R-2301, as listed above)
R-2301 is now listed in 2021.

R-2302 Jamaica Farewell (Irving Burgie) - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 3 Jun 1970

R-2303 Can't Help Falling In Love (George Weiss/Hugo Peretti/Luigi Creatore) - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 3 Jun 1970

R-2304 Long Black Veil (Marijohn Wilkin/Danny Dill) - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 3 Jun 1970

R-2305 One More Weekend - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 3 Jun 1970

R-2306 Bring Me Little Water, Sylvie (Huddie Ledbetter "Lead Belly") (take 1) - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 4 Jun 1970

R-2307 Three Angels - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 4 Jun 1970

R-2308 Tomorrow Is A Long Time (take 1) - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 4 Jun 1970

R-2309 Tomorrow Is A Long Time (take 2) - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 4 Jun 1970

R-2310 New Morning - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 4 Jun 1970

R-2311 Untitled 1970 Instrumental #2 - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 4 Jun 1970
Sonny Boy McFitzson is of the opinion that, even though he isn't credited in the booklet, the harmonica player is Charlie McCoy, not Bob.

R-2312 Went To See The Gypsy - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 5 Jun 1970

R-2313 Sign On The Window (stereo mix) - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 5 Jun 1970
Steve Perrin points out this is a remix of take 3 from 1 May 1970 (R-2292)

R-2314 Winterlude - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 5 Jun 1970

R-2315 I Forgot To Remember To Forget 1 (Stan Kesler/Charlie Feathers) - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 5 Jun 1970

R-2316 I Forgot To Remember To Forget 2 (Stan Kesler/Charlie Feathers) - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 5 Jun 1970

Sonny Boy McFitzson has noticed that both 1970 versions of this song have an extra verse “When I'm cuddled up dancing with another” which isn't included in Elvis', Johnny Cash's nor The Basement Tapes versions. This version with the extra verse has also been recorded by Wanda Jackson on her 2006 album I Remember Elvis.

R-2317 Lily Of The West (traditional) (take 2) - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 5 Jun 1970

R-2318 Father of Night (Rehearsal) - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 5 Jun 1970

R-2319 Lily Of The West (traditional) - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 5 Jun 1970

R-2320 If Not For You (take 1) - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 12 Aug 1970 (this track has in fact always been correct)

R-2321 If Not For You (take 2) - recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, 12 Aug 1970 (this track has in fact always been correct)

Even though Krogsgaard lists that five takes of If Not For You, three of which were complete, were recorded on 12 Aug 1970, there are several reports that tracks 21 and 22 of CD3 are exactly the same as tracks 1 and 2 from 2 Jun 1970. My guess is that these two tracks have been duplicated by mistake and the two intended tracks from 12 Aug 1970 remain unreleased!

March 3, 4, 5 and May 1, 1970 sessions took place at Studio B, Columbia Recording Studios, New York City.

June 1-5 and August 12, 1970 sessions took place at Studio E, Columbia Recording Studios, New York City.

The Gelston Acetates, 1986


Gelston acetate 10, scan by Arie de Reus (1 May 1970, Reel 1, Side 1)
The following tracks from the George Harrison sessions on 1 May 1970 were included in The Gelston Acetates, a set of Columbia acetates which surfaced in 1986. Both acetates shown just have "Bob Dylan Jams" without song titles. As the 2020 tracks have been remixed from the rough mixes and remastered I have allocated them new R-numbers.
Gelston acetate 11, scan by Arie de Reus (1 May 1970, Reel 1, Side 2)

R-0419 Song To Woody - recorded with George Harrison during the New Morning sessions at Columbia Studios, New York, 1 May 1970 (R-2270)

R-0420 Mama, You Been On My Mind - recorded as R-0419 (R-2271)

R-0503 Don't Think Twice, It's All Right (instrumental) - recorded as R-0419 (not in this set?)

R-0421 Working On A Guru- recorded as R-0419, officially released in 2013 on CD2 of The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10 - Another Self Portrait (1969-1971)

R-0422 Yesterday (John Lennon/Paul McCartney) - recorded as R-0419 (R-2272)

R-0423 Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues - recorded as R-0419 (R-2273)

R-0424 Da Doo Ron Ron (Jeff Barrie/Ellie Greenwich/Phil Spector) - recorded as R-0419 (R-2274)

R-0538 One Too Many Mornings (instrumental) - recorded as R-0419 (not in this set?)

R-0425 One Too Many Mornings - recorded as R-0419 (R-2275)

Missing Recordings

Thanks to Steve Perrin for pointing out that My Previous Life, listed by Michael Krogsgaard as recorded on 5 Mar 1970, is not the song written by Don Ross but almost certainly the song on CD1 titled Things About Comin' My Way (track 12). Thanks to Peter Coulthard for pointing out that Dock Of The Bay from 3 Mar 1970 is probably not the Steve Cropper/Otis Redding song but I Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound (CD1, track 1), which includes "San Francisco Bay" in the lyrics. Peter is also certain that What's It All About from 5 Jun 1970 overdubbed 13 Jul 1970 is actually Sign on The Window which includes the refrain "This must be what it's all about..." and that Lonesome Me from 1 Jun 1970 is not the Don Gibson song but Tomorrow Is A Long Time, listed on the 4th June log as "Lonesome Would Be Nothing At All" and which contains the line "lonesome would mean nothing to you at all".

These known 1970 performances listed by Michael Krogsgaard in his Recording Sessions articles, all recorded at Columbia Studios, New York, are still missing from the set: When A Fellow's Out Of A Job (Grant Rogers/John Barnes) 3 Mar 1970; Ahoooah (Owau) (Instrumental) 5 Jun 1970*; Blowin’ In The Wind (electric version with musicians including Al Kooper and David Bromberg) 30 Jun 1970.

*Untitled 1970 Instrumental #2 is dated as being from 4 Jun 1970 but Derek Barker in "Isis" issue 211 thinks they are one and the same.

Bob Dylan 1970 - 3CD set (USA/Europe/Japan), 26 Feb 2021:


Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music 19439856412 (Europe) - picture from Badlands web-site
Thanks to Badlands for information that this very limited 3CD set will be reissued with new artwork in the USA, Europe and Japan as Bob Dylan 1970 on 26 Feb 2021. This will apparently be a limited release so the 74 tracks it contains may remain rarities. The front photo was used for several European single releases of Watching The River Flow in 1971 and for the rear of the booklet with both 3LP and 3CD versions of The Bootleg Series Vol. 15 - Travelin' Thru 1967-1969 in 2019. DylanWatch45.JPG (27428 bytes)
CBS 7329 (Norway) - front scan by Yan Friis (1971)

Columbia/Legacy 19075981932 (USA) - rear of booklet, scan by Jack from Canada (2019)

Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin for pointing out this new set is slightly different: Day Of The Locust -Take 2, formerly CD2, track 24, dated 1 Jun 1970, is now CD3, track 23 and dated 12 Aug 1970. This now agrees with Michael Krogsgaard's dating (see comment above). The new set also corrects a mistake whereby two tracks were repeated - these are R-2300/2301 and R-2320/2321 above, so that the missing two tracks from 2 Jun 1970 are now included and R-2300/R-2301 will be heard for the first time.

Thanks also to Arie de Reus, Steve Perrin, Jack from Canada, Yan Friis, Philip Jump and Mike Ward of Badlands and Derek Barker of "Isis".


Promotional/Regular Items for 2020



Living In Another Country: International Stereo Releases

Stereo promo albums and singles for 2020 which don't contain rare material but which are still very collectable are now included with promo releases of regular albums and commercially released singles on the appropriate page in International Stereo Releases.


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