Appendix A: Discography of significant Blonde On Blonde releases

 

The following is a list of the vinyl and CD releases of the album which have been been of some historical significance in terms of their musical content.  Releases with an asterisk (*) after the catalogue number are believed to be still available.

Label

Catalogue No.

Country

Year

Description

Columbia

C2L 41

US

1966

Mono vinyl (US mix)

Columbia

C2L 41

Canada

1966

Mono vinyl (Canadian mix)

CBS 66012 France 1966 Mono vinyl (French mix)

CBS

DDP 66012

UK

1966

Mono vinyl (Canadian mix on sides 1 & 2, US mix on sides 3 & 4)

Columbia

C2S 841

US

1966


1968

Stereo vinyl (original mix) - original mix sides have matrix numbers including -2 in the suffix.
Stereo vinyl (revised mix) - remixed sides have matrix numbers including -3 or higher.

Columbia C2S 841 Canada 1966 Stereo vinyl (original mix) - original mix sides have matrix numbers including -1 in the suffix.

CBS

SDDP 66012

UK

1966

Stereo vinyl (original mix)

NB Later copies (late 1970s/early 1980s) with orange/yellow labels may contain the revised stereo mixes. These appear to be pressings with matrix numbers ending in A4/B3/C5/D3 or above.  Some later stereo copies also drop the S from the catalogue number, giving DDP 66012 - the original UK mono number!

CBS/Sony

40AP 274-5

Japan

Mid-1970s

This Japanese vinyl issue used the original stereo mix, and it is likely that all previous Japanese editions (including SONP 50158-159, SOPI 3-4, SOPJ 47-48) did likewise.

CBS S2BP 220019 Australia 1966 Stereo vinyl (revised mix)
CBS SBP-473314 / 473315 New Zealand 1966 Stereo vinyl (revised mix)

CBS

22130

UK

1982

Stereo vinyl (revised mix)

Columbia

CBS

CGK 841

CDCBS 66012
CDCBS 22130

US

UK

1987


Original CD
(remixed; most tracks abridged)

Columbia

CGK 841

US

1988?

Original CD (1987 remix as above, but only two tracks abridged)

Columbia

CGK 841

463369 2

US

Europe

1989

1989?

Original CD (1987 remix as above, now full length)

Columbia

CK 53016

US

1992

MasterSound gold CD - new remix by Mark Wilder

Columbia

66012 1

Holland

1992

1997

Stereo vinyl (reissue of 1966 revised mix)
Re-press of above

Simply Vinyl

SVLP063

UK

1999

180g stereo vinyl reissue.  
Early copies have original stereo vinyl mix
(e.g. matrix SVLP 0063 A -1-1-/ )
Later copies have first abridged version of original CD mix!
(e.g. matrix 08 45860 20 1A1  SVLP 063)

Columbia

CS 841

US

1999

Super Audio CD (SACD) - new remix by Michael Brauer

Sundazed LP 5110 * US 2002 Reissue of US mono version on 180g vinyl
Columbia CGK 841 US 2003? Late copies of this CD edition contain the 1999 stereo remix (as per SACD)
Columbia C2H 90325   US 2003 Hybrid SACD edition (2 discs) containing stereo remix (as per 1999 SACD) in CD and SACD formats, plus 5.1 surround mix in SACD format only
Columbia 512352 6   UK 2003 Hybrid SACD as above
Columbia

CK 921400 *
512352 2 *
US
UK
2004 New standard CD (single disc) containing the stereo CD layer only from the SACD edition
Columbia 88697761042-7 *

88697761051-7 *
US/EU 2010 Mono double CD as part of The Original Mono Recordings CD box set.
As above but on vinyl
Music On Vinyl MOVLP245 * EU 2010 180g mono vinyl
Columbia/Legacy 88875146311  * EU 2015 Re-press of above
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab MFSL45-009 * US 2013 45rpm stereo vinyl 3-LP set, remastered by Krieg Wunderlich and Shawn Britton from the 1999 stereo remix
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab UDSACD 2097 * US 2013 Hybrid SACD remastered by Rob LoVerde and Shawn Britton from the 1999 stereo remix (NB no 5.1 mix)
Columbia Special Products 88875124402 US 2015 All individual tracks remixed in stereo by Steve Addabbo as part of The Bootleg Series Vol.12: The Cutting Edge 1965-66, Collector's Edition (limited edition, CD only)

Those wanting more comprehensive information about international releases of the album should visit Alan Fraser's website Searching For A Gem.

 

Last updated November 2017

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