Blonde on Blonde

~ Release group by Bob Dylan

Annotation

Released in Europe in the early 90s:
Label: Columbia (LC 0162) - Cat#: 463369 2 - EAN: 5 099746 336929 - Format: CD - Disc ID: vk5YC9gY_G39x5oU3VJYHsnVBL8-

Unknown release date:
Label: CBS (LC 0149) - Cat#: CDCBS 22130 - EAN: 5 099702 213028 - Format: CD - Disc ID: dEy3lVklXZfGmTT5pC2TXtr4NUE-

The release with catalogue number 512352 5 is the Spiegel Edition, part of The Vinyl Classics series. The catalogue info is for the extra sleeve and what is printed on the CD. The jewel case artwork is exactly the same as for 512352 2, including the catalogue number and EAN. The CD is black and looks like a vinyl record. It also has the same disc id as 512352 2, CfMonbWEmkO6tDj8k0KBoRXrH6M-.

The release with catalogue number 82876736032 is the The Vinyl Classics release (no 'edition'). The catalogue info is for the extra sleeve and what is printed on the CD. The jewel case artwork is exactly the same as for 512352 2, including the catalogue number and EAN. The CD is black and looks like a vinyl record. It also has the same disc id as 512352 2, CfMonbWEmkO6tDj8k0KBoRXrH6M-.

The release with catalogue number 5123525000 is the Special Edition, part of The Vinyl Classics series. The catalogue info is for the extra sleeve and what is printed on the CD. The front insert has catalogue number CDCBS 66012. The rear insert has catalogue number 498678.2 and EAN 9399700078046. The CD is black and looks like a vinyl record. It has disc id 0DSHjbRRUsEfO88qfiQGZXcb8_Q-.

The release with catalogue number 88697139782 is the Carbon Neutral® Entertainment release. The catalogue number printed on the CD is 512352 2.

The release with catalogue number SRCS 6682 is a so-called Super Bit Mapping (SBM) golden CD. It has disc id HJt3ykgiAlh9VWGAhiHG0rQ3AbY-.

The release with catalogue number CK 64411 is a so-called Super Bit Mapping (SBM) golden CD. It has disc id 1x7ST9c_qiZ_uPMX.NxZ9h6VY_k-.


Also part of the 10-cd box set The Bob Dylan 60's Collection, catalog number 88697 51773 2, with these discs:

Bob Dylan (disc id) | Live at The Gaslight 1962 (disc id) | The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (disc id) | The Times They Are A-Changin' (disc id) | Another Side of Bob Dylan (disc id) | Bringing It All Back Home (disc id) | Highway 61 Revisited (disc id) | Blonde on Blonde (disc id) | John Wesley Harding (disc id) | Nashville Skyline (disc id)

Release with catalog # 88697594202 is part of a box set with Highway 61 Revisited. The individual disc has catalog # 512352 2 and barcode 5099751235224.

Annotation last modified on 2012-04-03 03:01 .

Album

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
Blonde on Blonde 2×12" Vinyl 8 + 6 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) C2S 841 [none]
Blonde on Blonde 2×Vinyl 8 + 6 CBS (CBS Records' international imprint from 1962–1990; renamed since 1991 as Columbia) 66012
Blonde on Blonde 2×Vinyl 8 + 6 CBS (CBS Records' international imprint from 1962–1990; renamed since 1991 as Columbia) 66012
Blonde on Blonde (mono) 2×12" Vinyl 8 + 6 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) C2L 41
Blonde on Blonde, Volume 2 12" Vinyl 6 CBS (CBS Records' international imprint from 1962–1990; renamed since 1991 as Columbia) S 62737
Blonde on Blonde, Volume 1 12" Vinyl 8 CBS (CBS Records' international imprint from 1962–1990; renamed since 1991 as Columbia) S 62739
Blonde on Blonde 2×Vinyl 8 + 6 CBS/Sony (Japan) 40AP-274, 40AP-275
Blonde on Blonde CD 14 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) CD 644114 2
Blonde on Blonde Cassette 14 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) CGT 841 074640084140
Blonde on Blonde CD 14 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) CDCBS 66012 5099706601227
Blonde on Blonde (Cover: "2-Record Set on 1 Compact Disc") CD 14 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) CGK 841 074640084126
Blonde on Blonde CD 14 CBS (CBS Records' international imprint from 1962–1990; renamed since 1991 as Columbia) CDCBS 22130 5099702213028
Blonde on Blonde CD 14 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) 463369 2 5099746336929
Blonde on Blonde 2×12" Vinyl 8 + 6 Globus International (label, distributor) 21 0065-6-1312
Blonde on Blonde CD 14 Sony Records (1991 - 2001 company - group/division of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan)) SRCS 6682 4988009668222
Blonde on Blonde CD 14 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) CK 64411 [none]
Blonde on Blonde CD 14 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) 480417-2 5099748041722
Blonde on Blonde SACD 14 SME Records (Japanese imprint - not equivalent to "Sony Music Entertainment") SRGS 4531
Blonde on Blonde SACD 14 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) CS 841 074640084164
Blonde on Blonde 2×Hybrid SACD 8 + 6 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) 512352 6 5099751235262
Blonde on Blonde 2×Hybrid SACD (CD layer) + 2×Hybrid SACD (SACD layer) 8 + 6 + 8 + 6 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) C2H 90325 827969032565
Blonde on Blonde 2×Hybrid SACD 8 + 6 Sony Records International (Japanese TEXTLESS walking eye imprint) MHCP-10005, MHCP-10006 4562109403664
Blonde on Blonde CD 14 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) 512352 2, 5123522000, COL 512352-2 5099751235224
Blonde on Blonde CD 14 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) CK 92400 827969240021
Blonde on Blonde CD 14 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) CK 92400 827969240021
Blonde on Blonde CD 14 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) 512352 5 5099751235255
Blonde on Blonde CD 14 Sony Records International (Japanese TEXTLESS walking eye imprint) MHCP-373 4562109407969
Blonde on Blonde CD 14 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) 5123525000 5099751235255
Blonde on Blonde CD 14 Sony BMG Music Entertainment (Aug 5, 2004 - Oct 1, 2008; do not use if a specific sub-label is available) 82876736032 828767360324
Blonde on Blonde CD 14 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) 88697139782 886971397826
Blonde on Blonde Blu-spec CD 14 Sony Music Japan International Inc. (Do not use as a label, see the annotation.) SICP 20091 4547366044904
Blonde on Blonde CD 14 Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment; for use as release label only when no sub-label/imprint is specified) 88697594202 886975942022
Blonde on Blonde 2×CD 8 + 6 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) MONO-88697761042 886977610424
Blonde on Blonde 2×CD 8 + 6 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) MONO-88697761042 886977929229
Blonde on Blonde 2×CD 8 + 6 Sony Music Japan International Inc. (Do not use as a label, see the annotation.) SICP 2957-8 [none]
Blonde on Blonde CD 14 Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment; for use as release label only when no sub-label/imprint is specified) 88697995662 886979956629
Blonde on Blonde Blu-spec CD 14 Sony Records International (Japanese TEXTLESS walking eye imprint) SICP 30028 4547366189926
Blonde on Blonde (mfsl remaster) Hybrid SACD 14 Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab UDSACD 2097 821797209762
Blonde on Blonde 3×12" Vinyl 4 + 6 + 4 Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab MFSL 3-45009 821797450096
Blonde on Blonde Digital Media 14 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)
Blonde on Blonde 2×Vinyl 8 + 6 Simply Vinyl SVLP 063 643346006314
(unknown)
Blonde on Blonde 2×Vinyl 8 + 6 Sundazed Music LP 5110

Relationships

included in: The Complete Album Collection, Volume 1
part of: Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2012 edition (number: 9)
1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die (2005 edition)
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000650098 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/3773 [info]
Wikidata: Q598116 [info]
other databases: https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/bob_dylan/blonde_on_blonde/ [info]
reviews: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/hmjw [info]

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The world is divided into those who think double albums are a really only single albums weighed down by too much filler and the over-indulgence of their creators, and those who treasure every minute, revering the range afforded by the extra space the format provides. As someone who has yet to hear a double album that couldn't be trimmed to single figures, I confess a bias when it comes to Blonde On Blonde. Regularly spied in orbit around heavenly bodies such as Pet Sounds, Revolver in those stellar "best album ever" lists, side one is a golden run of songs that are about as perfect as you could want.

Even a cursory glance at the highlights would be enough to confirm this first disc's classic status: the rambunctious stomp of "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35", the shrill punctuation of Dylan's harp on the surly rant of "Pledging My Time", a riotous neck-wrung blues soloing on "Leopard Skin Pill-Box Hat", opulent, elegiac verses on "Visions Of Johanna", the popish affectations and beautiful detail of "I Want You" and "Just Like A Woman."

Consolidating what he'd begun on Bringing It All Back Home and Highway 61 Revisited, the recording of Blonde On Blonde was part of an intense, fertile outpouring for Dylan. One can understand why Dylan and producer Bob Johnston were keen to present as much of it as they could. As a result however, the taut energy of the first disc become somewhat elasticised across the second, "Sad Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands", whose eleven minute length even caught the backing musicians by surprise, being the chief culprit. Of course one person's prolix poetry is another's visionary epic.

One point which both sceptics and believers can all agree on however is the extent to which Dylan is utterly at ease with himself here. Credit also, should go to the crew backing him up. And if their backing is at times a little hurried or patchy, the improvisatory nature of their trying to keep up with the man at the microphone is also a part of this album's overall charm.