Does anyone own an original '62 pressing of Dylan's "Mixed Up Confusion" single? I have both the '85 CD pressing of Biograph and the '97 reissue. As has been well-documented, the two respective versions of "Mixed Up Confusion" from these two pressings are VERY different from each other, especially in regards to instrumentation and speed/pitch. Of course, the so-called "single" version included in the '97/'02 (current) reissue of Biograph is reputed to be a stereo remix of the original '62 mono single. For reference, here's a link with these two Biograph versions: http://web.me.com/emuchka/Site/Welcome.html However, something doesn't seem right with the '97 Biograph version - is it just me, or do the guitars, bass and tambourine sound like they were recorded and mixed during the mid-60's, á la the Byrds and Simon & Garfunkel??? To my ears, it just doesn't sound right for a '62 recording, and it sounds completely different from the instrumentation for "Corrina, Corrina" included on Freewheelin'. To put it bluntly, I have a feeling that the so-called "single" version included on the current Biograph is NOT simply a stereo remix of the song as released in '62. But I have never heard (nor seen) an original '62 pressing to compare. Circumstantial evidence to back up this theory: - According to Michael Krogsgaard, Tom Wilson actually conducted a session on Dec. 8, 1964 (without Dylan present) to overdub new "folk-rock" backing tracks to "Mixed Up Confusion." http://www.punkhart.com/dylan/sessions-1.html So, perhaps when the stereo remix was done, could the remix engineer have actually used this '64 "overdubbed" multitrack tape as the source for the "new" stereo version??? This could explain why the two Biograph versions of "Mixed Up Confusion" sound so different. To my ears, the instrumentation from the version included on the '85 pressing of Biograph just sounds much more like I would expect a Dylan recording from '62 to sound. And it seems to sound much closer to the instrumentation on "Corrina, Corrina" as well. Anybody agree? And just to thicken the plot, according to the Searching for a Gem web site, the original '62 single has a harmonica solo immediately after Dylan's "I got mixed up confusion..." vocal intro. Well, the '85 Biograph version DOES have this harmonica solo, whereas the '97 Biograph version DOESN'T. And the words of the sixth stanza of the '85 version ("Well I'm lookin' for some answers...But I don't know who to ask") apparently match the original '62 single, whereas the '97 lyrics ("An' I feel like a stranger...In a world I'm livin' in") do not. http://www.searchingforagem.com/1960s/1962.htm So, what's the real story here? I am way off base? Can anyone confirm if the '97 Biograph version is, indeed, the actual '62 single (instrumentation, lyrics, speed/pitch), simply remixed for stereo?