Bob Dylan – Bob Dylan still sealed 1965 U.S. mono LP

$395.00

Free U.S. shipping!  A 1965 U.S. mono pressing of Bob Dylan, the debut LP by Bob Dylan, with the record still sealed in the original plastic inner sleeve.

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Offered for sale is a still sealed U.S. mono pressing of Bob Dylan’s self-titled Bob Dylan LP.

While the shrink wrap has been opened, the record is still sealed in the original plastic inner sleeve.

About this copy: This copy of Bob Dylan is a 1965 pressing of an album that was originally released in 1962.

This is technically a third pressing, with 360° Sound on the labels written in white.  This label was used from August, 1965, through April, 1967, so this LP was issued during that time frame.

As the record is still sealed in the original inner sleeve, the disc is presumably new and unplayed.

The cover is M- and still retains its original shrink wrap.  The opened wrap is otherwise fully intact, with no rips or tears.  There is a retail sticker attached to the wrap.

The perforated seal on the inner sleeve is fully intact.

Stamper numbers:

Side 1: XLP55619-1C
Side 2: XLP55620-1L

An absolutely gorgeous copy of a classic Dylan LP, and the only sealed mono copy that we’ve ever seen.  It’s likely to be your final upgrade.

Background: Bob Dylan’s 1962 debut got the attention of a few critics, but didn’t do much in the way of sales until later in the decade when he became somewhat more famous.  The first album consisted mostly of cover tunes; it wasn’t until his next album, The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, that he started to record mostly self-penned material.

Bob Dylan went almost unnoticed upon the original release in 1962, though it did reach #13 on the UK charts, likely after he had success with later efforts.

While this album has been available in stereo since the album’s March 1962 release, mono copies were only available from 1962 through early 1968, making them rarer overall than stereo copies.  Additionally, mono copies have a different mix than the stereo versions.

Allmusic.com gave Bob Dylan a 4 star review:

Bob Dylan’s first album is a lot like the debut albums by the Beatles and the Rolling Stones — a sterling effort, outclassing most, if not all, of what came before it in the genre, but similarly eclipsed by the artist’s own subsequent efforts. … Within a year of its release, Dylan, initially in tandem with young folk/protest singers like Peter, Paul & Mary and Phil Ochs, would alter the boundaries of that revival beyond recognition, but this album marked the pinnacle of that earlier phase, before it was overshadowed by this artist’s more ambitious subsequent work. In that regard, the two original songs here serve as the bridge between Dylan’s stylistic roots, as delineated on this album, and the more powerful and daringly original work that followed.

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Columbia
Catalog Number:
CL 1779
Year of Release: 1965
Format: Mono
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Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.25 in