Bob DylanSelf Portrait

Label:Columbia – C2X 30050
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Textured Gatefold
Genre:Rock, Pop
Style:Folk Rock, Country Rock, Pop Rock, Vocal, Ballad


A1All The Tired Horses3:11
A2Alberta #12:55
A3I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know
Written-ByC.A. Null*
A4Days Of 495:42
A5Early Mornin' Rain
Written-ByG. Lightfoot*
A6In Search Of Little Sadie2:26
B1Let It Be Me
Written-ByG. Becaud*, M. Curtis*, P. Delanoe*
B2Little Sadie1:58
B3Woogie Boogie2:06
B4Belle Isle2:28
B5Living The Blues2:41
B6Like A Rolling Stone5:14
C1Copper Kettle
Written-ByA.F. Beddoe*
C2Gotta Travel On
Written-ByD. Lazar*, L. Ehrlich*, P. Clayton*, T. Six*
C3Blue Moon
Written-ByL. Hart*, R. Rodgers*
C4The Boxer
Written-ByP. Simon*
C5The Mighty Quinn (Quinn, The Eskimo)2:54
C6Take Me As I Am (Or Let Me Go)
Written-ByB. Bryant*
D1Take A Message To Mary
Written-ByF. Bryant-B. Bryant*
D2It Hurts Me Too3:16
D3Minstrel Boy3:29
D4She Belongs To Me2:42
D6Alberta #23:20

Companies, etc.


1970 US 1st release in a textured gate fold jacket.

Label Variation to Bob Dylan - Self Portrait - see scans.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Label): XSM 153504
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Label): XSM 153505
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C Label): XSM 153506
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D Label): XSM 153507
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 Side A runout etched): XSM-153504-1A T1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 Side B runout stamped): XSM153505-1AD
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 Side C runout stamped): XSM153506-1AB
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 Side D runout stamped): XSM153507-1AB
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 Side A runout etched): XSM 153504 1L C5
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 Side B runout etched): XSM 153505 1K A6
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 Side C runout etched): XSM 153506 1J C3
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 Side D runout etched): XSM 153507 1M D3
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3 Side A): XSM153504-1H o
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3 Side B): XSM153505-1F o 91 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3 Side C): XSM153506-1G o
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3 Side D): XSM153507-1H o
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4 A-side runout etched [stamped]): ○ XSM 153504- 1L [B 3 7]
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4 B-side runout etched [stamped]): ○ XSM 153505- 1L [B 3 7]
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4 C-side runout etched [stamped]): ○ XSM 153506·1L [B 3 7]
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4 D-side runout etched [stamped]): ○ XSM153507·1[JT initials in one] [A 3 7]
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5 Side A): ○ XSM 153504-1J C 11
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5 Side B): ○ XSM 153505-1L C1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5 Side C): XSM 153506-1L A D
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5 Side D): XSM153507-1J A C

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Self Portrait (2×LP, Album, Stereo)CBS66250UK1970
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Self Portrait (2×LP, Album, Stereo, Santa Maria Pressing)ColumbiaC2X 30050US1970
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Self Portrait (2×LP, Album, Gatefold)CBS, CBS66250, S 66250Italy1970
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Self Portrait (2×LP, Album)CBSS 66250France1970
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Self Portrait (2×LP, Album)CBSS2BP 220057Australia1970



  • hondahawk04's avatar
    I really got into Blonde, Nashville, and JW Harding, but I could not get past the first three tracks on this thing so it's been sitting almost completely unplayed since I bought it. I've bought no more Dylan records since this one. Seeing these reviews makes me wonder if I maybe should pull it out again and play it before I die.
    • traver89's avatar
      Edited 2 years ago
      Everything but Matrix NR matches Are discogs correct in all?
      • anc232's avatar
        I have a UK version, seemingly identical to
        However, in the bottom right of the front cover it says '© Bob Dylan (1970)'. Having had a few copies of Self Portrait, I've never seen this before...
        Any ideas? Am I just missing something in the list above, or is this a different variant to be added?
        • Trace_Blends's avatar
          How can this be first press? Does not have 360-SOUND STEREO labels. Those are always earlier issue...
          • Totally trashed by the critics when it came out. This has turned into one of my top 10 favorite Dylan albums. Many said he put this out to "get back" at fans and critics who critisized his decision to "plug in", so he made an "easy listening" album. I find hard to believe why a 2LP set to do that?!
            Anyhow this strands on its own merit with some of the most beautiful and majestic music he's ever done, with many greatquirky versions of familiar and some got so familiar material.
            A rare beast of a two record set that you can sit down and listen to in its entirety.
            • connorman1995's avatar
              Musicians with roles

              Bob Dylan - vocal/guitar/harmonica/keyboards
              Norman Blake, Fred Carter, Joe Osborn, Ron Cornelius, Bubba Fowler, Robbie Robertson , Fred Foster - guitar
              Charlie McCoy - guitar/bass/harmonica/vibes
              Pete Drake - steel
              David Bromberg - dobro
              Bob Moore, Rick Danko, Charlie Daniels, Stu Woods - bass
              Kenneth Buttrey, Al Rogers - drums/percussion
              Doug Kershaw - fiddle
              Levon Helm - mandolin
              Bill Pursell, Richard Manuel, Garth Hudson, Al Kooper, Bob Wilson - piano/organ
              Brenton Banks, George Binkley, Emanuel Green, Barry McDonald, Martin Katahn, Sheldon Kurland, Lilian Hunt - violin
              Gary Vanosdale, Solie Fott, Marvin Chantry - viola
              Martha McCrory, Byron Bach - cello
              Freddie Hill, Ollie Mitchell - trumpet
              Karl Himmel - sax/clarinet/trombone
              Albert Butler - sax/clarinet
              Dennis Good, Rex Peer, Frank Smith - trombone
              Gene Mullins - horn
              Delores Edgin, Hilda Harris, Carol Montgomery, June Page, Albertine Robinson, Maretha Stewart, Arrangements by Bill Walker
              Apr/1969 – Mar/1970, Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville
              • evilmainer's avatar
                I bought my copy in Greensboro, NC (hippo records = great shop) with Side 1/2 Matrix Identical match, but Side 3 = XSM153506-1AB and Side 4: XSM153507-1B, ...ugh. I cannot find any consistency or clue at discrepency. I normally dont find a match like this, oh well...
                • ohbuoyancy's avatar
                  In my copy one record has matrix numbers etched that only match the Canadian release, but it has the US labels and everything else. The other record has US matrix numbers and matching labels. This was my dad's and he was the original owner, likely purchased in the southern US.


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