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Bob Dylan
Columbia CS-8579
3/19/62
Back Cover

Side One
You're No Good Fuller 1:37
Talkin' New York Dylan 3:15
In My Time Of Dyin' - 2:37
Man Of Constant Sorrow Traditional 3:06
Fixin' To Die Blues White 2:17
Pretty Peggy-O - 3:22
Highway 51 Blues Jones 2:49
Side Two
Gospel Plow - 1:44
Baby, Let Me Follow You Down von Schmidt 2:32
House Of The Risin' Sun Holmes-White 5:15
Freight Train Blues - 2:16
Song To Woody Dylan 2:39
See That My Grave Is Kept Clean Jefferson 2:40
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Bob Dylan-guitar, harmonica, keyboards, vocals
Produced by: John Hammond

 

Mixed Up Confusion¹ / Corrina, Corrina¹
Dylan (2:26) / arr Dylan (2:26)
Columbia 42656, 12/62

 
The famous rockin' Mixed-Up Confussion, with
George Barnes-guitar
Bruce Langhorne-guitar
Dick Wellstood-piano
Gene Ramey-bass
Herb Lovelle-drums
 


The Freewheelin'
Columbia CS-8786
5/27/63 BB RS500
Back Cover

 
Freewheelin' Mono Promo


The promo had these four songs which were replaced
Side One
Blowin' In The Wind Dylan 2:46
Girl From The North Country Dylan 3:18
Masters Of War Dylan 4:31
Down The Highway Dylan 3:20
Bob Dylan's Blues Dylan 2:18
A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall Dylan 6:45
Side Two
Don't Think Twice It's Alright Dylan 3:36
Bob Dylan's Dream Dylan 4:58
Oxford Town Dylan 1:45
Talking World War III Blues Dylan 6:22
Corrina, Corrina Traditional 2:37
Honey Just Allow Me One More Chance Thomas 1:55
I Shall Be Free Dylan 4:44
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Bob Dylan-guitar, harmonica, keyboards, vocals
Produced by: John Hammond

Note: The mono album promo was sent to radio stations that had four songs that were replaced before
consumer releases were made. See note 2.
 

Blowin' In The Wind / Don't Think Twice It's Alright
Dylan (2:46) / Dylan (3:36)
Columbia 428556, 7/63

 

The Times They Are A-Changin'
Columbia CS-8905
1/13/64 BB
Back Cover

 
11 Outlined Epitaphs continued on insert


 
11 Outlined Epitaphs continued on insert


Side One
The Times They Are A-Changin' Dylan 3:12
Ballad Of Hollis Brown Dylan 5:03
With God On Our Side Dylan 7:05
One Too Many Mornings Dylan 2:38
North Country Blues Dylan 4:33
Side Two
Only A Pawn In Their Game Dylan 3:30
Boots Of Spanish Leather Dylan 4:38
When The Ship Comes In Dylan 3:15
The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll Dylan 5:45
Restless Farewell Dylan 5:32
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Bob Dylan-guitar, harmonica, keyboards, vocals
Produced by: Tom Wilson

Note: Liner notes by Bob, 11 Outlined Epitaphs, continued on insert (see notes)
 


Another Side Of
Columbia CS-8993
8/8/64 BB
Back Cover

Side One
All I Really Want To Do Dylan 4:02
Black Crow Blues Dylan 3:12
Spanish Harlem Incident Dylan 2:22
Chimes Of Freedom Dylan 7:09
I Shall Be Free No. 10 Dylan 4:45
To Ramona Dylan 3:50
Side Two
Motorpsycho Nitemare Dylan 4:31
My Back Pages Dylan 4:20
I Don't Believe You Dylan 4:20
Ballad In Plain D Dylan 8:15
It Ain't Me Babe Dylan 3:30
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Bob Dylan-guitar, harmonica, keyboards, vocals
Produced by: Tom Wilson

 

 ➜ Live: 10/31/64, Philharmonic Hall; released 2004: Bootleg Series Vol. 6 


In Concert [Not Released]
Columbia CS-9102 (assigned catalog number)
11/64
Side One
When The Ship Comes In† Dylan -
Who Killed Davey Moore?† Dylan -
Percy's Song† Dylan -
Bob Dylan's New Orleans Rag‡ Dylan -
Seven Curses† Dylan -
Side Two
Last Thoughts On Woody Guthrie‡ Dylan -
Lay Down Your Weary Tune† Dylan -
Dusty Old Fairgrounds‡ Dylan -
John Brown‡ Dylan -
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Bob Dylan-guitar, harmonica, vocals

Note: Recorded at: Carnegie Hall, 10/26/63† and Town Hall, 4/12/63‡
Most of these recordings have been released in the Bootleg Series
 


Bringing It All Back Home
Columbia CS-9128
3/22/65 BB RS500
Back Cover

Side One
Subterranean Homesick Blues Dylan 2:17
She Belongs To Me Dylan 2:48
Maggie's Farm Dylan 3:51
Love Minus Zero/No Limit Dylan 2:47
Outlaw Blues Dylan 3:00
On The Road Again Dylan 2:30
Bob Dylan's 115th Dream Dylan 6:29
Side Two
Mr Tambourine Man Dylan 5:25
Gates Of Eden Dylan 5:42
It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) Dylan 7:30
It's All Over Now Baby Blue Dylan 4:13
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Bob Dylan-guitar, harmonica, keyboards, vocals
with:
John Hammond, Jr-guitar
Bruce Langhorne-guitar
Kenny Rankin-guitar
Al Gorgoni-guitar
Paul Griffin-piano, keyboards
Frank Owens-piano
John Boone-bass
John Sebastian-bass
Bill Lee-bass
Joe Macho-bass
Bobby Gregg-drums
Produced by: Tom Wilson

 

Subterranean Homesick Blues / She Belongs To Me
Dylan (2:17) / Dylan (2:48)
Columbia 43242, 4/65 BB

 
Like A Rolling Stone / Gates Of Eden
Dylan (6:00) / Dylan (5:48)
Columbia 43346, 6/65 BB

 
Holy Sh!t—Bob "goes electric" at Newport Folk Festival, July 25
What, nobody heard the last album or the two singles???
 
Highway 61 Revisited
Columbia CS-9189
8/30/65 BB RS500
Back Cover

 
Drawing


This rare drawing was included in a very few mono albums
 
UK Back Cover

Side One
Like A Rolling Stone Dylan 5:59
Tombstone Blues Dylan 5:53
It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry Dylan 3:25
From A Buick 6 Dylan 3:06
Ballad Of A Thin Man Dylan 5:48
Side Two
Queen Jane Approximately Dylan 4:57
Highway 61 Revisited Dylan 3:15
Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues Dylan 5:08
Desolation Row Dylan 11:18
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Bob Dylan-guitar, harmonica, piano, Police car
with:
Michael Bloomfield-guitar
Alan Kooper-organ, piano
Paul Griffin-piano, organ
Bobby Gregg-drums
Harvey Goldstein-bass
Charley McCoy-guitar
Frank Owens-piano
Russ Savakus-bass
Produced by: Bob Johnston

 

Positively 4th St / From A Buick 6
Dylan (3:50) / Dylan (3:06)
Columbia 43389, 9/65 BB

some early 45s had an alternate take of Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window? instead of Positively 4th St
The Hawks were hired to tour
England

Released in 1998
with Dylan.
Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?¹ / Highway 61 Revisited
Dylan (3:27) / Dylan (3:20)
Columbia 43477, 1/66 BB

 
One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later) / Queen Jane Approximately
Dylan (4:49) / Dylan (4:55)
Columbia 43541, 2/66

 
Rainy Day Women #12 & 35³ / Pledging My Time³
Dylan (2:26) / Dylan (2:06)
Columbia 43592, 4/66 BB

 

 ➜ Live: 5/17/66, Free Trade Hall, Manchester; released 1998: Bootleg Series Vol. 4 

I Want You³ / Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues¹
Dylan (2:57) / Dylan (5:36)
Columbia 43683, 6/66 BB

B-side recorded live in Liverpool, England with The Hawks

Blonde On Blonde
Columbia C2S-841
7/9/66 BB RS500
Full Cover

 
Inside Cover


Large vertical picture of Claudia Cardinale was replaced on second issue in 1968.
 
Reissue Inside Cover


The "whisperer" photo disappeared, too.
Side One
Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 Dylan 4:35
Pledging My Time Dylan 3:55
Visions Of Johanna Dylan 7:30
One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later) Dylan 4:57
Side Two
I Want You Dylan 3:10
Memphis Blues Again Dylan 7:07
Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat Dylan 3:50
Just Like A Woman Dylan 4:52
Side Three
Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine) Dylan 3:30
Temporary Like Achilles Dylan 5:07
Absolutely Sweet Marie Dylan 4:57
4th Time Around Dylan 4:37
Obviously 5 Believers Dylan 3:37
Side Four
Sad Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands Dylan 11:20
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Bob Dylan-guitar, harmonica, piano, vocals
with:
Robbie Robertson-guitar, vocals
Joe South-guitar
Wayne Moss-guitar, vocals
Jerry Kennedy-guitar
Al Kooper-organ, guitar, horn, keyboards
Paul Griffin-piano
Bill Atkins-keyboards
Garth Hudson-keyboards, sax
Richard Manuel-keyboards, drums, vocals
Hargus "Pig" Robbins-piano, keyboards
Rick Danko-bass, violin, vocals
Henry Strzelecki-bass
Kenneth A. Buttrey-drums
Sanford Konikoff-drums
Wayne Butler-trombone
Charlie McCoy-harmonica, bass, guitar, trumpet
Produced by: Bob Johnston

Note: The commonly held belief that this came out in May is a hotly contested one. Overdubs on 4th Time Around were done on June 16.
After a lively discussion on a Frank Zappa forum, the early July release date seems more accurate.
Say, what happened to Claudia?
 

Wow, that was close. Dumps Triumph in Woodstock, July 29, breaking back.
During recovery, becomes neighbor and family guy, sings a few songs with a bunch of friends to pass the time . . . 
Just Like A Woman³ / Obviously 5 Believers
Dylan (2:56) / Dylan (3:31)
Columbia 43792, 8/66 BB

 
Festival

Greatest Hits
Columbia KCS-9463
3/27/67 BB
Back Cover

 
Glaser Poster


Side One
Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 Dylan 4:40
Blowin' In The Wind Dylan 2:51
The Times They Are A-Changin' Dylan 3:16
It Ain't Me Babe Dylan 3:38
Like A Rolling Stone Dylan 6:12
Side Two
Mr Tambourine Man Dylan 5:31
Subterranean Homesick Blues Dylan 2:22
I Want You Dylan 3:09
Positively 4th Street(non-LP 45) Dylan 4:12
Just Like A Woman Dylan 4:53

Note: Listed here to link to the ground-breaking (at the time) Milt Glaser poster that was included!
 

Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat³ / Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine)
Dylan (2:20) / Dylan (3:26)
Columbia 44069, 4/67 BB

 
Dont Look Back
The Hawks become The Band.
Festival

John Wesley Harding
Columbia CS-9604
12/27/67 BB RS500
Back Cover

Side One
John Wesley Harding Dylan 2:55
As I Went Out One Morning Dylan 2:49
I Dreamed I Saw St.Augustine Dylan 3:51
All Along The Watchtower Dylan 2:30
Ballad Of Frankie Lee And Judas Priest Dylan 5:34
Drifter's Escape Dylan 2:54
Side Two
Dear Landlord Dylan 3:15
I Am A Lonesome Hobo Dylan 3:19
I Pity The Poor Immigrant Dylan 4:12
The Wicked Messenger Dylan 2:02
Down Along The Cove Dylan 2:29
I'll Be Your Baby Tonight Dylan 2:41
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Bob Dylan-guitar, harmonica, piano, vocals
with:
Pete Drake-steel guitar
Charlie McCoy-bass
Kenneth Buttrey-drums
Produced by: Bob Johnston

 

Say, wasn't there a tribute concert for Woody that featured Dylan and The Crackers in Jan, 1968 ?? 
 
Nashville Skyline
Columbia KCS-9825
4/9/69 BB
Back Cover

Side One
Girl From The North Country* Dylan 3:41
Nashville Skyline Rag Dylan 3:12
To Be Alone With You Dylan 2:05
I Threw It All Away Dylan 2:23
Peggy Day Dylan 1:59
Side Two
Lay Lady Lay Dylan 3:20
One More Night Dylan 2:25
Tell Me That It Isn't True Dylan 2:45
Country Pie Dylan 1:35
Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You Dylan 3:23
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Bob Dylan-guitar, harmonica, keyboards, vocals
with:
Johnny Cash-vocals*
Pete Drake-steel guitar
Charlie McCoy-guitar, harmonica
Bob Wilson-organ, piano
Charlie Daniels-bass, guitar
Kenneth Buttrey-drums
Produced by: Bob Johnston

 

I Threw It All Away / Drifter's Escape
Dylan (2:23) / Dylan (2:50)
Columbia 44826, 5/69 BB

 

Great White Wonder
Trade Mark of Quality, no number
7/69
Side One
Candy Man*
Ramblin' 'Round*
Black Cross*
Ain't Got No Home*
Death Of Emmett Till*
Poor Lazarus*
Side Two
New Orleans Rag**
If You Gotta Go, Go Now**
Only A Hobo**
Sitting On A Barbed Wire Fence**
Mighty Quinn***
This Wheel's On Fire***
Side Three
Baby Please Don't Go*
Interview By Pete Seeger**
Dink's Song*
See That My Grave Is Kept Clean*
East Orange New Jersey*
Man Of Constant Sorrow*
Side Four
I Shall Be Released***
Open The Door, Homer***
Too Much Of Nothing***
Nothing Was Delivered***
Tears Of Rage***
Living The Blues****

* Minnesota Tapes, Dec 1961
** Outtakes, etc, 1963-69
*** Basement Tapes, with The Band, 1967
**** with Johnny Cash (outtake from TV show, May 1 69)

Note: Rolling Stone did an article on GWW (RS42) that led to a parody review that led to . . . 
 

For further info on the history of bootlegs, follow this link.
 

Gee, do ya think we'll ever get to hear those Basement Tapes ?? 
 
Lay Lady Lay / Peggy Day
Dylan (3:20) / Dylan (1:59)
Columbia 44926, 8/69 BB

 
Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You / Country Pie
Dylan (3:32) / Dylan (1:52)
Columbia 45004, 10/69 BB

 

Self Portrait
Columbia C2X-30050
6/8/70 BB
Back Cover

 
Inside Cover

Side One
All The Tired Horses Dylan 3:11
Alberta #1 Dylan 2:55
I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know Null 2:22
Days Of 49 Lomax-Lomax-Warner 5:42
Early Morning Rain Lightfoot 3:31
In Search Of Little Sadie Dylan 2:26
Side Two
Let It Be Me Becaud-Curtis-Delanoe 2:58
Little Sadie Dylan 1:59
Woogie Boogie Dylan 2:06
Belle Isle Dylan 2:28
Living The Blues - 2:41
Like A Rolling Stone† Dylan 5:14
Side Three
Copper Kettle Beddoe 3:32
Gotta Travel On Clayton-Ehrlich-Lazar-Six 3:04
Blue Moon Rodgers-Hart 2:26
The Boxer Simon 2:45
The Mighty Quinn (Quinn The Eskimo)† Dylan 2:54
Take Me As I Am Or Let Me Go Dylan 2:59
Side Four
Take A Message To Mary Bryant 2:44
It Hurts Me Too Dylan 3:16
Minstrel Boy† Dylan 3:29
She Belongs To Me† Dylan 2:42
Wigwam Dylan 3:08
Alberta #2 Dylan 3:20
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Bob Dylan-guitar, harmonica, organ, piano, vocals
with: a cast of thousands
Produced by: Bob Johnston

Note: †Recorded live at the Isle of Wight, with The Band
 

Wigwam / Copper Kettle (The Pale Moonlight)
Dylan (3:08) / Dylan (3:32)
Columbia 45199, 7/70 BB

 

New Morning
Columbia KC-30290
10/21/70 BB
Back Cover


That's Bobby with Victoria Spivey at the 1962 recording session
where he played harmonica.
Side One
If Not For You Dylan 2:40
Day Of The Locusts Dylan 3:58
Time Passes Slowly Dylan 2:35
Went To See The Gypsy Dylan 2:47
Winterlude Dylan 2:22
If Dogs Run Free Dylan 3:37
Side Two
New Morning Dylan 3:57
Sign On The Window Dylan 3:45
One More Weekend Dylan 3:08
The Man In Me Dylan 3:05
Three Angels Dylan 2:05
Father Of Night Dylan 1:38
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Bob Dylan-guitar, harmonica, organ, piano, vocals
with:
David Bromberg-dobro, guitar
Ron Cornelius-guitar
Buzzy Feiten-guitar
Al Kooper-organ, piano, guitar, French horn
Harvey Brooks-bass
Charlie Daniels-bass, guitar
Russ Kunkel-drums
Billy Mundi-drums
Hilda Harris, Albertine Robinson, Maretha Stewart-vocals (Father Of Night)
Produced by: Bob Johnston

 

Watching The River Flow / Spanish Is The Loving Tongue¹
Dylan (3:34) / [no credit] (3:34)
Columbia 45409, 6/71 BB

B-side is solo piano version

Greatest Hits Vol II
Columbia KG-31120
11/17/71 BB
Back Cover

 
Inside Cover

Side One
Watching The River Flow‡(non-LP 45) Dylan 3:34
Don't Think Twice It's Alright Dylan 3:38
Lay Lady Lay Dylan 3:17
Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again Dylan 7:05
Side Two
I'll Be Your Baby Tonight Dylan 2:38
All I Really Want To Do Dylan 4:02
My Back Pages Dylan 4:22
Maggie's Farm Dylan 3:52
Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You Dylan 3:23
Side Three
She Belongs To Me Dylan 2:48
All Along The Watchtower Dylan 2:32
The Mighty Quinn (Quinn, The Eskimo)* Dylan 2:45
Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues Dylan 5:26
A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall Dylan 6:49
Side Four
If Not For You Dylan 2:40
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue Dylan 4:15
Tomorrow Is A Long Time**(prev unr) Dylan 3:03
When I Paint My Masterpiece‡(prev unr) Dylan 3:24
I Shall Be Released†(prev unr) Dylan 3:02
You Ain't Going Nowhere†(prev unr) Dylan 2:46
Down In The Flood†(prev unr) Dylan 2:47

† recorded September 24, 1971 with Happy Traum on bass, banjo, second guitar and vocal harmony
‡ produced and arranged by Leon Russell
* rec 8/31/69, Isle Of Wight, England, with The Band
** rec 4/12/63, Town Hall, New York

Note: The three photos comprising the cover were taken at the Concert For Bangladesh.
 

George Jackson (Big Band Version)¹ / George Jackson (Acoustic Version)¹
Dylan (5:33) / Dylan (3:38)
Columbia 45516, 11/71 BB

 

 

Bobby's Best Blood

What to pick for the "Post 71" album? There were two great albums with The Band in '74: studio (Planet Waves) or live (Before The Flood), but lets's jump ahead for what is now considered a Top 5 disc by Bobby.

And that would be the album that everybody refers to as "the breakup album," with ties to his disolving marriage to Sara. Not so fast, the composesr doth protest: It's based on Anton Chekov short stories. Whatever! There's no denying that several of the songs rival "Positively 4th St" as slap-in-the-face tirades.

Even the album had a checkered history. Recorded in New York City in September, 1974 (as noted) and set to be issued around Christmastime. That is until Bobby's brother David heard the pre-release acetate. Too dark, he exclaimed. So David set up recording sessions in Minneapolis to redo five songs (as noted). Some have different lyrics and "Idiot Wind" was radically changed. The New York versions of those recordings have since slipped out, either thru Sony/Legacy's Bootleg series, or thru "other outlets."

And then there was the fiasco with Pete Hamill's liner notes. After critics lambasted them, Columbia revised the back cover to eliminate them. Then, the fine folks at The Grammys© awarded Hamill "Best Liner Notes." Columbia was forced to reinstate them. A tip for collectors: black text liner notes: original issue; white liner notes: third issue. Details here.


Blood On The Tracks
Columbia PC-33235
1/20/75  1  RS500
Back Cover

 
1st Reissue Back Cover

 
2nd Reissue Back Cover

Side One
Tangled Up In Blue(Minneapolis) Dylan 5:40
Simple Twist Of Fate Dylan 4:18
You're A Big Girl Now(Minneapolis) Dylan 4:36
Idiot Wind(Minneapolis) Dylan 7:45
You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go Dylan 2:58
Side Two
Meet Me In The Morning Dylan 4:19
Lily, Rosemary And The Jack Of Hearts Dylan 8:50
If You See Her, Say Hello(Minneapolis) Dylan 4:46
Shelter From The Storm Dylan 4:59
Buckets Of Rain(Minneapolis) Dylan 3:29
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Bob Dylan-vocals, guitar, harmonica, organ, mandolin
with (New York City):
Eric Weissberg & Deliverance (Meet Me In The Morning only)
Eric Weissberg-guitar
Charles Brown III-guitar
Buddy Cage-pedal steel guitar
Thomas McFaul-keyboards
Richard Crooks-drums
with (New York City):
Tony Brown-bass
Paul Griffin-organ
 
with (Minneapolis): [uncredited]
Kevin Odegard-guitar
Chris Weber-guitar, 12-string guitar
Gregg Inhofer-piano, organ
Peter Ostroushko-mandolin
Billy Peterson-bass
Bill Berg-drums
Produced by: Bob Dylan

 


Links!  

Official Bob Dylan web site
Searching For A GemHighly recommended!
Olof Björner's Bob SiteHighly recommended! (massive reference site—see ya in a day or so)
Bob's Boots

 


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