Bob Dylan's rare album

Bob Dylan has produced just 100 copies of his new compilation album, 'The 50th Anniversary Collection' and has hidden them in selected record shops across Europe

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This article is from 2013.

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan has produced just 100 copies of his new album.

The 71-year-old singer's record label, Sony, decided to create the super-limited edition four-CD album, entitled 'The 50th Anniversary Collection', to avoid losing control of the songs under European Union copyright rules.

The album features 86 live tracks and studio outtakes recorded by Dylan in 1962-63, including a previously unheard version of his classic 'Blowin' In The Wind'.

According to sources at Sony, the compilation isn't really meant for mass consumption and is just an attempt to keep the tracks from entering the public domain.

A source explained to Rolling Stone magazine: "This isn't a scheme to make money. The whole point of copyrighting [this material] is that we intend to do something with it at some point in the future. But it wasn't the right time to do it right after [Dylan] released 'Tempest'."

The 100 copies have been sent to specialist record collector shops in Britain, Germany, France and Sweden, and the rare item is already being sold for £1,000 on eBay.

This article is from 2013.

Bob Dylan & His Band

Country/folk/rock from the living legend, now in his 70s but still going strong.

Bournemouth International Centre

Thu 4 May

£50–£75 / 0844 576 3000

Liverpool Echo Arena & Convention Centre

Mon 8 May

£60.50–£71.50 / 0844 800 0400

London Palladium, W1F

Fri 28 Apr

£76.50–£96.50 / 0844 412 4655

Sat 29 Apr

£76.50–£96.50 / 0844 412 4655

Sun 30 Apr

£76.50–£96.50 / 0844 412 4655

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