Bob Dylan ‎– The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan

Columbia ‎– CL 1986
Vinyl, LP, Album, Mono, Pitman Pressing

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Mono 1st Pressing made by Columbia's plant in Pitman, NJ [has P in runout].

Has red "2-Eye" labels with Guaranteed High Fidelity in black at bottom [see photos].

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): x"Lp" 58717
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): x"Lp" 58718
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped (variation 1)): XLP-58717-3B P o
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped (variation 1)): XLP-58718-2A P o
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped (variation 2)): XLP-58717-3L P o
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped (variation 2)): XLP-58718-2B P o
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped (variation 3)): XLP-58717-3A P o
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped (variation 3)): XLP-58718-2H P o
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped (variation 4)): ♢ XLP-58717-3L o
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped (variation 4)): XLP-58718-2A P o

Other Versions (5 of 198) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
S 62193 Bob Dylan The Freewheelin'(LP, Album) CBS S 62193 Spain 1971 Sell This Version
CL 1986 Bob Dylan The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan(LP, Album, Mono, RE, RP, 360) Columbia CL 1986 US 1966 Sell This Version
CBS 62193 Bob Dylan The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan(LP, Album, Mono) CBS CBS 62193 Italy 1966 Sell This Version
CL 1986 Bob Dylan The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan(LP, Album, Mono, Ter) Columbia CL 1986 US 1963 Sell This Version
CD-115 Bob Dylan The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan(HDCD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Sony Music (2) CD-115 China 2000 Sell This Version


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April 2, 2019
I also have a Beatles White album with no printing at all, just white vinyl where a label would be and it says Bagles - 95 in runouts one side and a different spelling the other side. Will consider selling too.


April 2, 2019
I have this. I will consider selling it. If someone is sincere, let me know!



February 2, 2018
I just found a copy of the 2nd release that has "Masterworks" on the labels, my cover is the first cover I believe having the '1' on the back bottom right. I'm not seeing this release on this page. I've heard its from 64 or 65. Reluctant to start a new release without the confirmed info. Any idea which copy I have?


October 10, 2017
How can I tell when a particular reissue was released? I have a stereo LP with a catalog number of JC 8786. The sole Discogs entry with this catalog number is listed as released in 1986 but I acquired my LP in 1981. Is this a distinct release to add to Discogs? If so, how can I tell when this particular version was released?


April 6, 2017
gostaria de entender o porque a Whiplash Net mencionou este disco( no qual eu tenho)como um dos dez mais raros do mundo...


May 20, 2016
edited 2 months ago

“I first heard this album when it was loaned to me by Rick Von Schmitt. Rick's a guitar player, and I meet him at the ivy covered halls of Harvard University.” Now that’s not true of course, but with this release you can hear the hinting of what is to come with this great artist. This release boarders on the folk Dylan and the Surreal Dylan ... the one who was about to descent on the world with all the passion and fury of a freight train.

Ya, there are still the remnants of the folk songs here, and the fledgling beginnings of the blues. Bob knows his vision is about to be realized, he’s just got to get his walking shoes in order and convince everyone else ... and when one looks back, this change was magnificently done.

His voice, in the manner of folk music of the day, was mixed much much more to the front and center, but then that probably has a lot to do with the recording techniques used at the time, remember this album was first released in MONO. Never the less, it’s his voice that rings in your ears, his lyrics, not the haunting melodies that are just around the corner. Bob was still finding his voice at this stage, and I for one am surprised at how quickly he developed the deeper resonating sound he became known for. He sounds so very young here, almost out of place, like he doesn’t own the material he’s singing. Columbia was ready to drop him, lucky for them someone had the insight and courage required to nurture and gave him time to find his footing. Can you imagine anything worse then to have dropped this artist? I’ve always wondered what happened to the guy who dropped The Beatles.

The most notable and interesting bits of this album are what is not on the album at all, but what were deleted. Bob recorded four electric guitar tracks that someone decided shouldn’t be on this release, so they weren’t ... otherwise we would be contending with a whole ‘nother side of Bob Dylan here. Columbia thought they had a good thing here, you know what record companies are like, they wanted Bob to give them another one, just like the last one. But Bob he had other things in mind, in the book, “The Great Divide” regarding The Band, Bob bluntly says that he was only in the folk scene as a foot in the door, he had no intentions of being a folkie, or even believed in the causes ... he just managed to write some fine songs that ran in that vein. I don’t know who was more upset when he finally stepped out of his closet, the public or the folk musicians who thought he belonged to them.

Great piece of history here, but not something that I ever play, though there is a song or two from this release that are on my iPod. For me, from this release, I take “Don’t Think Twice” and “Corrina, Corian.”

And as to Rick [actually Erick] Von Schmitt, well he was at the Newport Folk and Jazz Festival [I was there for that], he didn’t do anything worthy of mentioning. He’ll go down in history as the man Dylan mentioned in one of his songs, just like the girl on the cover.

*** The Fun Facts: The photo for the album was taken in February 1963, a few weeks after Rotolo had returned from Italy, by the CBS staff photographer Don Hunstein at the corner of Jones Street and West 4th Street in the West Village, New York City, close to the apartment where the couple lived at the time.

Review by Jenell Kesler


March 21, 2016
From wikipedia:

Another Holy Grail for some collectors is Bob Dylan's The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, the 1963 pressing that has four songs that were deleted from subsequent pressings, known to fetch up to $35,000 in stereo and $16,500 in mono in excellent condition.

So which version is that?


September 19, 2015
edited over 3 years ago
how do you remove a comment?


March 12, 2015
I got an UK SBPG 62193 (CS 8786) 33 RPM, all fair and well BUT with the STEREO label in the top right corner of the front instead of in the top center.
I can't find any releases like this here and no information online.
Has anyone any ideas??


February 3, 2015

I am selling my pressing here.
COLUMBIA (CL-1986 “The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan”)
Identification numbers of this press are XLP-58717-1A and XLP-58718-1A