THE TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGIN
COLUMBIA KCS 8905
RARE ITEM AVAILABLE NOW.
This Demonstration album is signed by Bob Dylan with the inscription
“Best Wishes Bob Dylan”. A Certificate of Authenticity verifies that the
signature is genuine. The
vinyl record, inner liner with lyrics and cover are all clean.
The vinyl is in excellent condition and appears to have
never been played. The cover has a few minor scuffs along the outside edges and
a wonderful tan patina that gradually fades inward from the edges of this
vintage album. The back of the cover has a light, circular wear mark. Words
from the album are printed on the back of the cover and continued inside on the
insert, which is in excellent condition.
The top of the reverse of the album cover has the words
“Demonstration - Not For Sale”
stamped in gold. This type of album – a Demo album - was typically sent for free to radio stations
by the record company with the hope that the DJs would give the record play
time and thereby introduce the music to a large population and boost sales. The
circumstances of Bob signing this are not known – whether at some sort of
meet-and-greet or when the album was sent out. I have never heard of or seen
another album quite like this one.
Dylan’s inscription is also rare. He does not give many
autographs, and when he does, it’s nearly always just his name. For him to have
added the phrase, “Best Wishes” is unusual, and a nice touch. The autograph is
verified as authentic by the Sports Cards, Toys and Antiquities Company of Long Beach, CA.
They are members of the UACC, IACC and the Manuscript Society (societies of
autograph and manuscript collectors). Their Certificate of Authenticity is
Also included is an album holder purchased from Rock Art
Picture Show. It was used to display the album and protect it from accidents
and the elements. One corner of the holder got cracked however (see photo). So of
course it’s optional whether or not the buyer wishes to use it to display the
album. At any rate, it is included.
(note: this album was produced by Columbia in or near 1964. Insurance will be included with shipping.)
The Times They Are a-Changin' is the third studio album by American
singer-songwriter Bob Dylan released on January 13, 1964 by Columbia Records.
Produced byTom Wilson, it is the
singer-songwriter’s first collection to feature only original compositions. The
album consists mostly of stark, sparsely arranged ballads concerning issues
such as racism, poverty and social change. The title track is one of Dylan's
most famous; many feel that it captures the spirit of social and political
upheaval that characterized the 1960s.
The Times They Are A-Changin’
Ballad of Hollis Brown
With God On Our Side
One Too Many Mornings
North Country Blues
Ony A Pawn In Their Game
Boots of Spanish Leather
When The Ship Comes In
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll