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    Bob Dylan Freewheelin' Rare LPs (Columbia 1986/8786, 1963). Two scarcities together for the first time - at least in our auctions. Included is the rare version of Freewheelin' that has vinyl cuts other than the ones listed on the front cover and on the label itself. This extremely rare album variation is cited by the Goldmine Album Guide at the top of its "100 Most Valuable U. S. Albums" chart. After Freewheelin' was recorded in 1963, there were four tracks that did not make the final release -- "Talkin' John Birch Society Blues," "Let Me Die in My Footsteps," "Rocks and Gravel," and "Gamblin' Willies Dead Man's Hand." The reasons for this depend on whom you ask; some say CBS pressured Dylan to remove "Talkin' John Birch" because they feared some would find it offensive; others say Dylan simply chose to reshuffle the track list for artistic reasons (a number of tracks recorded with a full backing band had already been scrapped to maintain Dylan's presence as an acoustic folk performer). Either way, just before the first version of the album was to be shipped, the decision was made to replace four of the songs. Somehow a number of the original discs got out, although the covers and the record labels showed the revised songlist. The songs listed on the cover and on the labels of this copy that supplanted the originals listed above, and which were included on the common commercial-release version are "Girl From The North Country", "Masters Of War", "Bob Dylan's Dream", and "Talking World War III Blues". This rare, rare version is in EX 7/ VG-EX 6 condition.

    Also included: A Canadian release of the album (Columbia 8786), with even more confusing song listings! The front gives one order, the label another - believe the label! The order on the cover is, in fact, the songs actually on the rare US version described in the previous paragraph! This copy's on the Columbia "360 Sound Eyeball" label. Condition: MT 9 (in original shrinkwrap)/ MT 9.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2009
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
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