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Words and Music By Bob Dylan
Hollies Cantan Canciones de Bob Dylan
Hollies Cantan Dylan
First Released: 1969

Original UK LP  •  US LP  •  Dylan notes on US LP  •  Other International LPs  •  Spanish Song Titles  •  CDs  •  Picture-sleeves  •  Other Hollies Covers

Original UK LP

AUK LPOriginal Black and Yellow Parlophone labelsUK LP, rear sleeveC
A.Parlophone PMC 7078 (mono) / PCS 7078 (stereo)  (UK)
B.original issue black & yellow label       C.rear sleeve
Parlophone/EMI PCS 7078  (UK, 1978 reissue)
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Side One
When The Ship Comes In
I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
I Want You
This Wheel's On Fire
I Shall Be Released
Blowin' In The Wind †
Side Two
Quit Your Lowdown Ways
Just Like A Woman *
The Times They Are A-Changin'
All I Really Want To Do
My Back Pages *
The Mighty Quinn *
Note: All issues shown have the same track order
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Original LP Credits
With Accompaniment Arr. & Cond. by Mike Vickers
* With Accompaniment Arr. & Cond. by Lou Warburton
(A "Hollies" Recording)
Produced by Ron Richards
Photography: Ron Richards, Brian Newton
Vocal on all tracks -- Tony Hicks, Alan Clarke and Terry Sylvester
All Tracks --
Banjo & Lead Guitar -- Tony Hicks.
Bass Guitar, Piano & Organ -- Bernard Calvert.
Rhythm Guitar -- Terry Sylvester.
Drums and Percussion -- Bobby Elliott.
Harmonica -- Allan Clarke.


US LP US Epic LP labels: original yellow and reissue '70s orange and '80s blue labels US LP (rear sleeve)
D.Epic BN 26447  (USA, 1969; as Words And Music by Bob Dylan, yellow labels)
Epic BN 26447  (USA, reissued w/same cover, different labels)
Epic BN 26447  (Canada, mid-70s; reissue w/same cover, orange labels)
E.original yellow / 70s reissue orange / 80s reissue blue labels   F.rear sleeve
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US LP Credits
(A "Hollies" Recording)
Produced by Ron Richards
Allan Clarke ... lead singer
Tony Hicks ... lead guitar, vocals
Terry Sylvester ... rhythm guitar, vocals
Bobby Elliott ... drums
Bernie Calvert ... bass guitar, piano
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Cover design: James Cook
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The sleeve notes on the US LP were arranged into five "Thoughts,"  the first four of which are a general critique of The Hollies.
Reprinted below is Thought #5 which is specific to the Words And Music By Bob Dylan album.
Thought #5: Few groups would dare to tackle an album of Bob Dylan's songs, let alone be able to pull it off.  Despite Dylan's magnificent presence, this is still a Hollies album.  The fact that most of the material is familiar should help people who have been into other things to see the beauty in The Hollies' very original approach.  My favorites are the good-timey "When The Ship Comes In," the intense "This Wheel's On Fire" and "I Shall Be Released," and the gospel-ish "Quit Your Lowdown Ways," but for sheer guts the most impressive cut is probably "Blowin' In The Wind" on which The Hollies manage to be intimidated neither by Dylan's vesion nor by the hit arrangement by Peter, paul and Mary; somehow they can bring freshness even to one of the most familiar tunes in pop history.  Although it focuses on the writing of only one composer, The Hollies' Words And Music By Bob Dylan has tremendous depth and variety.
I have been shouting unabashedly about The Hollies for years. Maybe this time it will make a difference.
John Gabree - High Fidelity

US Reel-to-Reel (Box front) US Reel-to-Reel (Reel in box) US Reel-to-Reel (Box back)
Epic HN 662  (USA, 1969)  Reel-to-Reel Tape album
Liner notes were included on insert sheet

Other International LPs

LP (WRC, Australia) LP (New Zealand, 1976 reissue) LP (Hansa, Germany)
LP (German reissue) LP (Chile) Rear-sleeve of Argentina LP; front same as UK PCS7078
G.World Record Club S/5565  (Australia)
H.Regal/EMI  SREG 30194 and WRC 1598M (New Zealand, 1976 reissue); EMI  PCSP-4000  (Australia)
I.Hansa 79637 IT  (Germany)
I2.Polydor  2459 164   (Germany,"Rocky Collection" reissue)
J.Odeon LDC-36742  (Chile, asHollies Cantan Canciones de Bob Dylan, 1970;
titles in English with Spanish translations on rear, English only on labels.)
K.Ariel M-4046 (Argentina, labels & rear sleeve titled Hollies Cantan Dylan, titles in Spanish
with English translations, rear & labels. Front of sleeve same as A)
NOT SHOWN.Odeon/EMI SURL 20601 (Uruguay, 1969, titled Hollies Sing Dylan, titles in Spanish
with English translations, rear & labels. Front of sleeve same as A)
In table below, note the different Spanish titles for the 3 South American editions
English Title Argentina LP Chile LP Uruguay LP
When The Ship Comes In
Cuando El Barco Entra Cuando Entre El Barco Cuando llega el barco
I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
Sere Tu Nena Esta Noche Esta Noché Sere Tu Amor Seré tu nena ersta noche
I Want You
Te Necesito Te Deseo Te deseo
This Wheel's On Fire
Ruedas de Fuego Ruedas En Llamas Ruedas de fuego
I Shall Be Released
Sere Liberado Seré Liberado Seré libre
Blowin' In The Wind
Soplando en El Viento Soplando El Viento Soplando en el viento
Quit Your Lowdown Ways
Mantente Bajo Tu Camino Deja Esos Malos Modales Aleja tus pesares
Just Like A Woman
Justo Como Una Mujer Sólo Como Una Mujer Como unba mujer
The Times They Are A-Changin'
Los Tiempos Estan Cambiando Los Tiempos Están Cambiando Los tiempos en que hay cambios
All I Really Want To Do
Todo Lo Que Realmente Puedo Hacer Todo Lo Que Quiero Hacer Realmente Todo lo que realmente quiero hacer
My Back Pages
Mis Ultimas Paginas Mis Páginas de Atrás Mis páginas traseras
The Mighty Quinn
Poderoso Quinn El Poderoso Quinn Mighty Quinn
Other international editions:
Parlophone PCS 7078  (S.E.Asia/Hong Kong/Malaysia, same as A)
Parlophone PCS 7078  (The Netherlands, same as A)
Parlophone PCS 7078, Parlophone PCSM 6047  (New Zealand, same as A)
Parlophone PCSO 7078  (Australia, same as A)
Odeon OP-8754  (Japan, cover unknown)


CD (Polydor, Germany) LP (PCS 7078)/CD (UK + others) CD (Japan, with OBI strip)
Polydor 837 874-2
(Germany, first CD release)
EMI  0777 7 81330 2 5
(Europe, 1993 [UK# CZ-520]
with 2 bonus tracks)
Toshiba-EMI  TOCP-7730
(Japan, 1993
with 2 bonus tracks)

Group photo from the '93 CD.  Graham Nash (left) appears only on the 2 bonus tracks.
Note titles are wider than the original LP.    Notes byBobby Elliott
1993 CD Bonus Tracks:
Blowin' In The Wind  (single version, recorded August 1968)
The Times They Are A Changin'
(Live at Lewisham Odeon, London, May 1968)
Added 1993 CD Credits:
Album compiled by Vic Lanza
Digitally remastered by Steven Rooke and Vic Lanza
Re-issue package design by Phil Smee
CD (1999 Europe reissue) CD (Polydor, Germany)
EMI  7243 5 20131 2 8
(Europe, 1999 [UK# 520 1312], digipak, digital remaster,NO bonus tracks)
Added 1999 CD Credits:
Digitally remastered by Peter Mew at Abbey Road Studios, London, Spring 1999.  Series devised by Nigel Reeve;  Produced for release by Lucy Jordache
Toshiba/EMI TOCP-67125
(Japan, 3/23/2004)
Hollies Sing Dylan, Plus
mini-LP sleeve, wth the 2 bonus tracks as 1993 CD 
+ 12 Hollies non-Dylan tracks
CD (1999 Europe reissue) CD (1999 Europe reissue)
digipack back/front                           Magic Records  3930540    (France, 2005)                           digipack inside
"Remastered in High Definition 24-Bit"
This 2005 reissue has the 2 bonus tracks as the earlier CDs, plus a 3rd bonus track of the live Blowin' In The Wind,
no details given but probably the 1982 Live in Mainz version that appeared on the 1984 German LP 20 Years (see  below),
and also on the 1988 CD-single "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother."
UK 12/2006 reissue :  EMI : 7243-5-28246-2-5  (no bonus tracks, original UK artwork)

Picture Sleeve 7" Singles & EPs

Picture-sleeve (Netherlands) Picture-sleeve (Germany) EP (Portugal) EP (Argentina)
Parlophone 5.C006.04137 M  (Netherlands, 1969) Hansa  14 366 AT
(Germany, 1969)
Parlophone  8E 016 91423
(Portugal EP, 1969, 4 tracks)*
Ariel A-549
(Argentina EP, 1969, 4 tracks)
*The Portuguese EP is untitled, the Dylan songs (I'll Be Your Baby Tonight  + Mighty Quinn) are the 3rd & 4th tracks
The Argentina EP has 4 Dylan tracks: I Want You,  I'll Be Your Baby Tonight,  Quit Your Lowdown Ways,  All I Really Want To Do.   More HERE
Other Hollies covers

20 Years
Polydor  (Germany, 1984)
Compilation LP with live version of Blowin' In The Wind
Rec. 2/23/82 Live in Mainz Germany

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