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Bob Dylan – The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12, A Deluxe 6CD Anthology, To Be Released By Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings On November 6

Latest Volume in Acclaimed Dylan Bootleg Series Premieres Previously Unreleased Studio Recordings–including Never-Before-Heard Songs, Outtakes, Rehearsal Tracks, and Alternate Versions–from the Bringing It All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde On Blonde Sessions

The Best of The Cutting Edge 1965-1966,
Available in Special 2CD and 12″ Vinyl 3LP Configurations,
Collects Highlights from the Sessions

 

Ultra Deluxe 18CD Limited Edition–Available Exclusively on bobdylan.com–Includes Every Note Recorded in the Studio During These Renowned Sessions

 

September 24, 2015 – New York, NY – Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release Bob Dylan’s The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 [http://smarturl.it/BD_LP] on Friday, November 6, 2015.

The latest chapter in Columbia/Legacy’s highly acclaimed Bob Dylan Bootleg Series focuses on the legendary studio sessions that produced Bringing It All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde On Blonde, the trilogy of album masterpieces which secured Dylan’s reputation as a songwriter and performer of unprecedented depth, power and originality while significantly impacting the course of popular music and culture. All recordings included in The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 are pristine transfers and mixed from the original studio tracking tapes.

Importantly, The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 provides a rare exploration into Dylan’s creative process in the studio, allowing fans to experience another side of Bob Dylan through the evolution of his songs and recordings from this truly groundbreaking period.

The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 – Deluxe Edition brings together for the first time many of the most sought-after recordings of the entire Dylan canon. Here, across 6 CDs, are previously unheard Dylan songs, studio outtakes, rehearsal tracks, alternate working versions of familiar hits–including the complete “Like A Rolling Stone” session–and more.

The Best of The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol.12 is available in a 2CD or 3 12″ vinyl LP set and brings together some of the musical high points of the deluxe and super-deluxe collections.

An 18CD Collector’s Edition of The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 will be available exclusively on bobdylan.com. Limited to a worldwide pressing of only 5,000 copies, this 18CD edition will include every note recorded during the 1965-1966 sessions, every alternate take and alternate lyric. All previously unreleased recordings have been mixed, utilizing the original studio tracking tapes as the source, eliminating unwanted 1960s-era studio processing and artifice. The 18CD edition includes Dylan’s original nine mono 45 RPM singles released during the time period, packaged in newly created picture sleeves featuring global images from the era. The limited edition includes rare hotel room recordings from the Savoy Hotel in London (May 4, 1965), the North British Station Hotel in Glasgow (May 13, 1966) and a Denver, Colorado hotel (March 12, 1966) as well as a strip of original film cels from “Don’t Look Back.”

The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 comes with an annotated book featuring hundreds of rare and never-before-seen photographs and memorabilia and new essays penned especially for the collection by Bill Flanagan and Sean Wilentz.

Generally regarded as three of the most important and influential albums of the golden era of 60’s rock, Bringing It All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde On Blonde (a double album) were written and recorded across a span of merely 14 months (from January 1965 through March 1966) with producers Tom Wilson (Bringing It All Back Home, “Like A Rolling Stone”) in New York and Bob Johnston in New York (Highway 61 Revisited) and Nashville (Blonde On Blonde).

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Bob Dylan
The Best of The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12

DISC 1
1. Love Minus Zero/No Limit – Take 2 (1/13/1965) acoustic
2. I’ll Keep It with Mine – Take 1 (1/13/1965) piano demo
3. Bob Dylan’s 115th Dream – Take 2 (1/13/1965) solo acoustic
4. She Belongs to Me – Take 1 (1/13/1965) solo acoustic
5. Subterranean Homesick Blues – Take 1 (1/14/1965) alternate take
6. Outlaw Blues – Take 2 (1/13/1965) alternate take
7. On the Road Again – Take 4 (1/14/1965) alternate take
8. Farewell, Angelina – Take 1 (1/13/1965) solo acoustic
9. If You Gotta Go, Go Now – Take 2 (1/15/1965) alternate take
10. You Don’t Have to Do That – Take 1 (1/13/1965) solo acoustic
11. California – Take 1 (1/13/1965) solo acoustic
12. Mr. Tambourine Man – Take 3 (1/15/1965) with band, incomplete
13. It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry – Take 8 (6/15/1965) alternate take
14. Like a Rolling Stone – Take 5 (6/15/1965) rehearsal
15. Like a Rolling Stone – Take 11 (6/16/1965) alternate take
16. Sitting on a Barbed Wire Fence – Take 2 (6/15/1965) unreleased take
17. Medicine Sunday – Take 1 (10/5/1965) early version of Temporary Like Achilles
18. Desolation Row – Take 2 (8/4/1965) piano demo
19. Desolation Row – Take 1 (8/4/1965) alternate take

DISC2
1. Tombstone Blues – Take 1 (7/29/1965) alternate take
2. Positively 4th Street – Take 5 (7/29/1965) alternate take
3. Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window – Take 1 (7/30/1965) alternate take
4. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues – Take 3 (8/2/1965) rehearsal
5. Highway 61 Revisited – Take 3 (8/2/1965) alternate take
6. Queen Jane Approximately – Take 5 (8/2/1965) alternate take
7. Visions of Johanna – Take 5 (11/30/1965) rehearsal
8. She’s Your Lover Now – Take 6 (1/21/1966) rehearsal
9. Lunatic Princess – Take 1 (1/27/1966)
10. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat – Take 8 (2/14/1966) alternate take
11. One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later) – Take 19 (1/25/1966) alternate take
12. Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again – Take 13 (2/17/1966) alternate take
13. Absolutely Sweet Marie – Take 1 (3/7/1966) alternate take
14. Just Like a Woman – Take 4 (3/8/1966) alternate take
15. Pledging My Time – Take 1 (3/8/1966) alternate take
16. I Want You – Take 4 (3/10/1966) alternate take
17. Highway 61 Revisited – Take 7 (8/2/1965) false start

All tracks previously unreleased except Disc 1, track 2, Biograph; Disc 1, track 8, The Bootleg Series, Volume 1-3.

Bob Dylan
The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12

(6 CD Deluxe Edition)

DISC 1:
1. Love Minus Zero/No Limit – Take 1 (1/13/1965) acoustic, incomplete
2. Love Minus Zero/No Limit – Take 2 (1/13/1965) acoustic
3. Love Minus Zero/No Limit – Take 3 remake (1/13/1965) acoustic
4. Love Minus Zero/No Limit – Take 1 remake (1/14/1965) electric
5. I’ll Keep It with Mine – Take 1 (1/13/1965) piano demo, previously released on Biograph, 1985
6. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue – Take 1 (1/13/1965) solo acoustic, previously released on The Bootleg Series, Vol. 7, 2005
7. Bob Dylan’s 115th Dream – Take 1 (1/13/1965) acoustic, incomplete
8. Bob Dylan’s 115th Dream – Take 2 (1/13/1965) acoustic
9. She Belongs to Me – Take 1 (1/13/1965) solo acoustic
10. She Belongs to Me – Take 2 Remake (1/13/1965) acoustic
11. She Belongs to Me – Take 1 Remake (1/14/1965) electric
12. Subterranean Homesick Blues – Take 1 (1/13/1965) solo acoustic, previously released on The Bootleg Series, Vol. 1-3, 1991
13. Subterranean Homesick Blues – Take 1 remake (1/14/1965) electric
14. Outlaw Blues – Take 1 (1/13/1965) solo acoustic
15. Outlaw Blues – Take 2 Remake (1/13/1965) electric
16. On the Road Again – Take 1 (1/13/1965) solo acoustic
17. On the Road Again – Take 4 (1/14/1965) electric
18. On the Road Again – Take 1 remake (1/15/1965) electric
19. On the Road Again – Take 7 remake (1/15/1965) electric
20. Farewell, Angelina – Take 1 (1/13/1965) solo acoustic, previously released The Bootleg Series, Vol. 1-3, 1991
21. If You Gotta Go, Go Now – Take 1 (1/13/1965) solo acoustic
22. If You Gotta Go, Go Now – Take 2 (1/15/1965) electric
23. You Don’t Have to Do That – Take 1 (1/13/1965) solo acoustic, incomplete

DISC 2:
1. California – Take 1 (1/13/1965) solo acoustic
2. It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding) – Take 1 (1/15/1965) acoustic, demo
3. Mr. Tambourine Man – Takes 1 – 2 (1/15/1965) incomplete, with band
4. Mr. Tambourine Man – Take 3 (1/15/1965) incomplete, with band
5. It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry – Take 1 (6/15/1965)
6. It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry – Take 8 (6/15/1965)
7. It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry – Take 3 (7/29/1965)
8. It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry – Take 3 remake (7/29/65)
9. Sitting on a Barbed Wire Fence – Take 2 (6/15/1965)
10. Tombstone Blues – Take 1 (7/29/1965)
11. Tombstone Blues – Take 9 (7/29/1965) previously released on The Bootleg Series, Vol. 7, 2005
12. Positively 4th Street – Takes 1-3 (7/29/1965)
13. Positively 4th Street – Take 4 (7/29/1965)
14. Positively 4th Street – Take 5 (7/29/1965)
15. Desolation Row – Take 1 (8/4/1965)
16. Desolation Row – Take 2 (8/4/1965) piano demo
17. Desolation Row – Take 5 remake (8/2/1965)
18. From a Buick 6 – Take 1 (7/30/1965)
19. From a Buick 6 – Take 4 (7/30/1965) released in error on first pressing of Highway 61 Revisited, 1965

DISC 3:
1. Like a Rolling Stone – Take 1-3 (6/15/1965)
2. Like a Rolling Stone – Take 4 (6/15/1965)
3. Like a Rolling Stone – Take 5 (6/15/1965)
4. Like a Rolling Stone – Rehearsal (6/16/1965)
5. Like a Rolling Stone – Take 1 (6/16/1965)
6. Like a Rolling Stone – Takes 2-3 (6/16/1965)
7. Like a Rolling Stone – Take 4 (6/16/1965) released on Highway 61 Revisited, 1965
8. Like a Rolling Stone – Take 5 (6/16/1965)
9. Like a Rolling Stone – Take 6 (6/16/1965)
10. Like a Rolling Stone -Take 8 (6/16/1965)
11. Like a Rolling Stone – Takes 9-10 (6/16/1965)
12. Like a Rolling Stone – Take 11 (6/16/1965)
13. Like a Rolling Stone – Take 12 (6/16/1965)
14. Like a Rolling Stone – Take 13 (6/16/1965)
15. Like a Rolling Stone – Take 14 (6/16/1965)
16. Like a Rolling Stone – Take 15 (6/16/1965)
17. Like a Rolling Stone – Master take – lead guitar isolated track
18. Like a Rolling Stone – Master take – vocal and guitar isolated track
19. Like a Rolling Stone – Mast take – drums and organ isolated track
20. Like a Rolling Stone – Master take – piano and bass isolated track

DISC 4:
1. Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window – Take 1 (7/30/1965)
2. Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window – Take 17 (7/30/1965 released in error on the first pressing of Positively 4th Street single
3. Highway 61 Revisited – Take 3 (8/2/1965)
4. Highway 61 Revisited – Take 5 (8/2/1965)
5. Highway 61 Revisited – Take 7 (8/2/1965)
6. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues – Take 1 (8/2/1965)
7. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues – Take 3 (8/2/1965)
8. Just Like Tom Thumb’s blues – Take 13 (8/2/1965)
9. Queen Jane Approximately – Take 2 (8/2/1965)
10. Queen Jane Approximately – Take 5 (8/2/1965)
11. Ballad of a Thin Man – Take 2 (8/2/1965) incomplete
12. Medicine Sunday – Take 1 (10/5/1965)
13. Jet Pilot – Take 1 (10/5/1965) Previously released on Biograph, 1985
14. I Wanna Be Your Lover – Take 1 (10/5/1965)
15. I Wanna Be Your Lover – Take 6 (10/5/1965)
16. Unknown Instrumental – Take 2 (10/5/1965)
17. Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window – Takes 5-6 (11/30/1965)
18. Visions of Johanna – Take 1 (11/30/1965)
19. Visions of Johanna – Take 5 (11/30/1965)

DISC 5:
1. Visions of Johanna – Take 7 (11/30/1965)
2. Visions of Johanna – Take 8 (11/30/1965) previously released on The Bootleg Series, Vol. 7, 2005
3. Visions of Johanna – Take 14 (11/30/1965)
4. She’s Your Lover Now – Take 1 (1/21/1966)
5. She’s Your Lover Now – Take 6 (1/21/1966)
6. She’s Your Lover Now – Take 15 (1/21/1966) previously released on The Bootleg Series, Vol. 1-3, 1991
7. She’s Your Lover Now – Take 16 (1/21/1966) solo piano
8. One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later) – Take 2 (1/25/1966)
9. One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later) – Take 4 (1/25/1966)
10. One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later) – Take 19 (1/25/1966)
11. Lunatic Princess – Take 1 (1/27/1966)
12. Fourth Time Around – Take 11 (2/14/1966)
13. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat – Take 3 (2/14/1966)
14. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat – Take 8 (2/14/1966)

DISC 6:
1. Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again – Take 1 (2/17/1966)
2. Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again – Rehearsal (2/17/1966)
3. Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again – Take 5 (2/17/1966) previously released on The Bootleg Series, Vol. 7, 2005
4. Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again – Take 13 (2/17/1966)
5. Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again – Take 14 (2/17/1966)
6. Absolutely Sweet Marie – Take 1 (3/7/1966)
7. Just Like a Woman – Take 1 (3/8/1966)
8. Just Like a Woman – Take 4 (3/8/1966)
9. Just Like a Woman – Take 8 (3/8/1966)
10. Pledging My Time – Take 1 (3/8/1966)
11. Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine) – Take 1 (3/9/1966)
12. Temporary Like Achilles – Take 3 (3/9/1966)
13. Obviously 5 Believers – Take 3 (3/10/1966)
14. I Want You – Take 4 (3/10/1966)
15. Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands – Take 1 – (2/16/1966)