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 UTC.

Album

ReleaseFormatTracksCountry/DateLabelCatalog#Barcode
Official
Blonde on Blonde2×12" Vinyl8 + 6
  • US1966-05-16
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 Blonde2×Vinyl8 + 6
CBS (CBS Records' international imprint from 1962–1990; renamed since 1991 as Columbia)66012
Blonde on Blonde2×Vinyl8 + 6
CBS (CBS Records' international imprint from 1962–1990; renamed since 1991 as Columbia)66012
Blonde on Blonde2×12" Vinyl8 + 6
CBS (CBS Records' international imprint from 1962–1990; renamed since 1991 as Columbia)SBP-473314/5
Blonde on Blonde (mono)2×12" Vinyl8 + 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 212" Vinyl6
CBS (CBS Records' international imprint from 1962–1990; renamed since 1991 as Columbia)S 62737
Blonde on Blonde, Volume 112" Vinyl8
CBS (CBS Records' international imprint from 1962–1990; renamed since 1991 as Columbia)S 62739
Blonde on Blonde2×Vinyl8 + 6
CBS/Sony (imprint used in Japan, South Korea and Southeast Asia 1968–1991; also used in Spain until 1997)40AP-274, 40AP-275
Blonde on BlondeCD14
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 BlondeCassette14
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)CGT 841074640084140
Blonde on BlondeCD14
  • AU1987-03-30
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)CDCBS 660125099706601227
Blonde on Blonde (Cover: "2-Record Set on 1 Compact Disc")CD14
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)CGK 841074640084126
Blonde on BlondeCD14
CBS (CBS Records' international imprint from 1962–1990; renamed since 1991 as Columbia)CDCBS 660125099706601227
Blonde on BlondeCD14
  • GB1989-03-06
CBS (CBS Records' international imprint from 1962–1990; renamed since 1991 as Columbia)CDCBS 221305099702213028
Blonde on BlondeCD14
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)463369 25099746336929
Blonde on Blonde2×12" Vinyl8 + 6
Globus International (label, distributor)21 0065-6-1312
Blonde on BlondeCD14
  • JP1993-04-21
Sony Records (1991 - 2001 group/division of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) - used to organize imprints; not a release label)SRCS 66824988009668222
Blonde on Blonde (Collector's Edition Master Sound Gold disc Super Bit Mapping)CD14
Legacy (Legacy Recordings), Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)01-480417-10, COL 480417 25099748041722
Blonde on BlondeCD14
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 BlondeCD14
  • US1997-07-14
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)480417-25099748041722
Blonde on BlondeSACD14
SME Records (Japanese imprint - not equivalent to "Sony Music Entertainment")SRGS 4531
Blonde on BlondeSACD14
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)CS 841074640084164
Blonde on Blonde2×Vinyl8 + 6
Sundazed MusicLP 5110
Blonde on Blonde2×Hybrid SACD8 + 6
  • GB2003-09-15
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)512352 65099751235262
Blonde on Blonde2×Hybrid SACD (CD layer) + 2×Hybrid SACD (SACD layer, 2 channels) + 2×Hybrid SACD (SACD layer, multichannel)8 + 8 + 8 + 6 + 6 + 6
  • US2003-09-16
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)C2H 90325827969032565
Blonde on Blonde2×Hybrid SACD8 + 6
  • JP2003-10-22
Sony Records International (Japanese TEXTLESS walking eye imprint)MHCP-10005, MHCP-100064562109403664
Blonde on BlondeCD14
  • GB2004-03-29
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 512352-25099751235224
Blonde on BlondeCD14
  • CA2004-06-01
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)CK 92400827969240021
Blonde on BlondeCD14
  • US2004-06-01
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)CK 92400827969240021
Blonde on BlondeCD14
  • DE2004-07-26
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)512352 55099751235255
Blonde on BlondeCD14
  • JP2004-08-18
Sony Records International (Japanese TEXTLESS walking eye imprint)MHCP-3734562109407969
Blonde on BlondeCD14
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)51235250005099751235255
Blonde on BlondeCD14
  • GB2006-04-03
Sony BMG Music Entertainment (Aug 5, 2004 - Oct 1, 2008; do not use if a specific sub-label is available)82876736032828767360324
Blonde on BlondeCD14
  • GB2007-09-03
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)88697139782886971397826
Blonde on BlondeBlu-spec CD14
  • JP2009-03-25
Sony Music Japan International Inc. (Do not use as a label, see the annotation.)SICP 200914547366044904
Blonde on BlondeCD14
Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment; for use as release label only when no sub-label/imprint is specified)88697594202886975942022
Blonde on Blonde2×CD8 + 6
  • JP2010-11-10
Sony Music Japan International Inc. (Do not use as a label, see the annotation.)SICP 2957-8[none]
Blonde on BlondeCD14
Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment; for use as release label only when no sub-label/imprint is specified)88697995662886979956629
Blonde on BlondeBlu-spec CD14
  • JP2013-03-06
Sony Records International (Japanese TEXTLESS walking eye imprint)SICP 300284547366189926
Blonde on Blonde (MFSL remaster)Hybrid SACD14
Mobile Fidelity Sound LabUDSACD 2097821797209762
Blonde on Blonde3×12" Vinyl4 + 6 + 4
Mobile Fidelity Sound LabMFSL 3-45009821797450096
Blonde on BlondeDigital Media14
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 Blonde2×Vinyl8 + 6Simply VinylSVLP 063643346006314
Blonde on BlondeDigital Media14Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)074640084126

Relationships

live performances:50 Years of Blonde on Blonde by Old Crow Medicine Show
included in:2cd: Highway 61 Revisited / Blonde on Blonde
Limited Edition Catalog Box Set
The Bob Dylan 60’s Collection
The Complete Album Collection, Volume 1
The Complete Album Collection: The 60’s
The Original Mono Recordings
part of:Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2012 edition (number: 9) (order: 9)
The Guardian 100 Best Albums Ever (number: 24) (order: 24)
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2020 edition (number: 38) (order: 38)
1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die (2005 edition) (order: 61)
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/master/3773 [info]
reviews:https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/hmjw [info]
other databases:https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/bob_dylan/blonde_on_blonde/ [info]
Allmusic:https://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000650098 [info]
Wikidata:Q598116 [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.