Bob Dylan – Gift Pack Series Japan 2 LP box set with calendar and obi


A rare complete copy of the 1973 Japan-only 2 LP box set Gift Pack Series by Bob Dylan, including the original obi and poster.

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Offered for sale is a rare Japan-only 2 LP box set by Bob Dylan entitled Gift Pack Series, complete with all inserts and the original obi.

This box was issued twice, in 1972, with a 1973 calendar, and in 1973, with a 1974 calendar/poster.

About this copy: This copy of Gift Pack Series is an original 1972 Japanese pressing on the CBS label, including the following:

  • 2 LPs
  • Box
  • Original obi
  • Lyric booklet
  • 2 custom inner sleeves
  • 1973 calendar promoting other CBS artists -one for each month

These boxes turn up from time to time, but the calendar is usually missing.

The box is VG++, with slight foxing.  The obi is VG++, with slight foxing.

The lyric booklet is M-.  The inner sleeves are M-.  The calendar is VG++ with slight foxing.

Side one is VG+ with a light fingernail mark through the first four tracks.  It’s largely inaudible and only tics a few times.  Sides two, three and four are M- with a few spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.

A nice copy of a scarce Dylan box set that is almost never found complete, or in this condition.

Background: The Gift Pack Series was a short-lived set of 2 LP box sets that were issued in late 1972, likely as holiday gifts.  All were compilation albums by well-known artists.

Tracks are:

  • Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
  • The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carrol
  • Love Minus Zero / No Limit
  • Desolation Row
  • It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
  • Like A Rolling Stone
  • Positively 4th Street
  • Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
  • Queen Jane Approximately
  • One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later)
  • I Want You
  • Just Like A Woman
  • John Wesley Harding
  • All Along The Watchtower
  • Quinn The Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn)
  • Lay, Lady, Lay
  • New Morning
  • If Not For You
  • Blue Moon
  • Take A Message To Mary
  • Belle Isle
  • Alberta #2
  • You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere
  • I Shall Be Released
  • Blowin’ In the Wind

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: CBS
Catalog Number:
SOPH 41~42
Year of Release: 1972
Format: Stereo
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Weight 28 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.5 in