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Bob Dylan's Officially Released Rarities and Obscurities

Audio: 2023

All the songs listed in the Official Rarities section are cross-referenced by song title in these alphabetical pages.

"The Philosophy of Modern Song" by Bob Dylan, to be published in Japan on 13 Apr 2023. The obi on the right hand copy says "Translated by Yoshiaki Sato, Published by Iwanami Books Pub. Co."

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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: 17 May, 2023.

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

Key to symbols used:
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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).

"Shadow Kingdom" - CD/stereo vinyl 2LP set: Columbia (catalogue numbers?) (USA), 22 Apr 2023/(Europe), 2 Jun 2023:

2023 2LP set, picture from Record Store Day web-site
Thanks to Fred Muller, Sergio Mariano Romay and André Wilbers for news that the audio from the 2021 video Shadow Kingdom, originally released on 18 Jul 2021, will be released as a 2LP set in the USA on Record Store Day, 22 Apr 2023. The performance will be on Sides 1-3, Side 4 will have an etched design. It will be released in Europe on vinyl and CD on 2 Jun 2023.

Set list:

When I Paint My Masterpiece; Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine); Queen Jane Approximately; I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight; Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues; Tombstone Blues; To Be Alone With You; What Was It You Wanted?; Forever Young; Pledging My Time; The Wicked Messenger; Watching The River Flow; It's All Over Now, Baby Blue.

R-numbers will be allocated in due course.

The band on stage was Alex Burke, Shahzad Ismaily, Janie Cowen, Buck Meek and Joshua Crumbly. However, it is reported that these young musicians only mimed and the tracks were actually recorded in a Los Angeles Studio in May 2021 with Bob's regular band. The location of the show is given as the "Bon Bon Club, Marseilles, France", but this is entirely fictional!

For details of the 2021 video, see VHS & DVD 2020s. The Shadow Kingdom video will be available for download or rental from 6 Jun 2023, but not as a Blu-ray or DVD.

"Time Out Of Mind" - Blu-ray Audio Edition: Sony Music/SDE 19658809229 (Europe), 12 May 2023:

Sony Music/SDE 19658809229 (Europe) - front of slipcase (my copy)

Thanks to Sergio Mariano Romay for news that the 2022 Remix of Time Out Of Mind from CD1 of The Bootleg Series Vol. 17: Fragments - 'Time Out Of Mind' Sessions (1996-1997) will also be released on 12 May 2023 as #8 in the SDE (SuperDeluxeEdition) Surround Series, in immersive audio. The format is a Blu-ray Audio gold disc with Dolby Atmos surround sound and Hi-Res Stereo versions of the remixed album. The DVD-style case comes in a card slipcase and there is a 12-page stapled booklet. The surround sound tracks are rarities:

R-2372 Time Out Of Mind (2022 Remix) from CD1 of The Bootleg Series Vol. 17: Fragments - 'Time Out Of Mind' Sessions (1996-1997) in Dolby Atmos surround sound versions

Sony Music/SDE 19658809229 (Europe) - outside of unfolded insert

Sony Music/SDE 19658809229 (Europe) - rear of slipcase

Sony Music/SDE 19658809229 (Europe) - rear of sealed Blu-ray case

Sony Music/SDE 19658809229 (Europe) - front of sealed Blu-ray case

Sony Music/SDE 19658809229 (Europe) - Blu-ray Audio

Sony Music/SDE 19658809229 (Europe) - outside of unfolded booklet


Promotional/Regular Items for 2023

Living In Another Country: International Stereo Releases

Stereo promo albums and singles for 2023 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.

The Bootleg Series Vol. 17 - Fragments: "Time Out Of Mind" Sessions 1996-1997 (2023)

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