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

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Posted on Sat, 07/16/2016 - 6:41am
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The Bootleg Series Vol. 12: The Cutting Edge 1965–1966 is a set of recordings from 1965 and 1966 by Bob Dylan, released on Legacy Records in November 2015. It is mostly unreleased session demos and outtakes from recording sessions for the albums Bringing It All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde on Blonde. Three different versions of the set were released simultaneously: a two-disc Best of edition in the packaging and format standard to the rest of the series after the first installment; a six-disc box set Deluxe edition similar in packaging to its counterpart from the previous Bootleg set; and a temporarily available 18-disc limited Collector's Edition available exclusively by order from Dylan's official website, which also came with nine mono vinyl singles reproducing singles released around the world by Dylan during this era. This soon sold out - as a result, many people will likely never be able to hear the complete sessions. Stated on the website as being limited to 5000 copies total in manufacture ever, the Collector's Edition was unique as it included "...every note recorded during the 1965-1966 sessions, every alternate take and alternate lyric."


1-1Love Minus Zero / No Limit - Take 2, Acoustic3:09
1-2I'll Keep It With Mine - Take 1, Piano Demo4:10
1-3Bob Dylan's 115th Dream - Take 2, Solo Acoustic6:15
1-4She Belongs To Me - Take 1, Solo Acoustic2:56
1-5Subterranean Homesick Blues - Take 1, Alternate Take2:37
1-6Outlaw Blues - Take 2, Alternate Take3:28
1-7On The Road Again - Take 4, Alternate Take2:31
1-8Farewell, Angelina - Take 1, Solo Acoustic5:27
1-9If You Gotta Go, Go Now - Take 2, Alternate Take2:49
1-10You Don't Have To Do That - Take 1, Solo Acoustic0:49
1-11California - Take 1, Solo Acoustic3:04
1-12Mr. Tambourine Man - Take 3, With Band, Incomplete3:23
1-13It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry - Take 8, Alternate Take3:27
1-14Like A Rolling Stone - Take 5, Rehearsal1:43
1-15Like A Rolling Stone - Take 11, Alternate Take5:55
1-16Sitting On A Barbed Wire Fence - Take 2, Unreleased Take3:58
1-17Medicine Sunday - Take 1, Early Version Of Temporary Like Achilles1:00
1-18Desolation Row - Take 2, Piano Demo1:59
1-19Desolation Row - Take 1, Alternate Take11:16
2-1Tombstone Blues - Take 1, Alternate Take7:28
2-2Positively 4th Street - Take 5, Alternate Take4:22
2-3Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window? - Take 1, Alternate Take4:03
2-4Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues - Take 3, Rehearsal5:38
2-5Highway 61 Revisited - Take 3, Alternate Take3:28
2-6Queen Jane Approximately - Take 5, Alternate Take6:01
2-7Visions Of Johanna - Take 5, Rehearsal7:39
2-8She's Your Lover Now - Take 6, Rehearsal4:57
2-9Lunatic Princess - Take 11:19
2-10Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat - Take 8, Alternate Take3:26
2-11One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later) - Take 19, Alternate Take5:09
2-12Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again - Take 13, Alternate Take4:02
2-13Absolutely Sweet Marie - Take 1, Alternate Take5:00
2-14Just Like A Woman - Take 4, Alternate Take5:18
2-15Pledging My Time - Take 1, Alternate Take3:21
2-16I Want You - Take 4, Alternate Take2:51
2-17Highway 61 Revisited - Take 7, False Start0:32


  • Bob Dylan — vocals, guitar, piano, harmonica
  • Mike Bloomfield, Al Gorgoni, John Hammond, Jr., Jerry Kennedy, Bruce Langhorne, Charlie McCoy, Wayne Moss, Kenny Rankin, Robbie Robertson — guitars
  • Joe South — guitar, bass
  • Paul Griffin— piano, electric piano, organ
  • Al Kooper — organ, electric piano, celeste
  • Frank Owens — piano, electric piano
  • Richard Manuel, Hargus "Pig" Robbins — piano
  • Garth Hudson — organ
  • John Sebastian — bass, harmonica
  • John Boone, Harvey Brooks, Rick Danko, Joseph Macho, Jr., Russ Savakus, Henry Strzelecki — bass
  • Kenny Buttrey, Bobby Gregg, Levon Helm, Sandy Konikoff, Sam Lay — drums
  • Angeline Butler — backing vocals on "If You Gotta Go, Go Now"


Liner Notes: Al Kooper
Liner Notes: Angeline Butler
Liner Notes: Ben Rollins
Liner Notes: Bill Flanagan
Liner Notes: Rowland Scherman
Liner Notes: Sean Wilentz
Producer: Bob Johnston
Producer: Tom Wilson
Written-By: Bob Dylan


2-CD featuring the best of Bob Dylan's unreleased studio recordings from 1965 and 1966, Includes alternate versions of songs such as 'Like A Rolling Stone', 'Desolation Row', 'Visions Of Johanna' and 'Highway 61 Revisited'. Packaged with a 60-page booklet with exclusive photography and liner notes. All in cardboard slipcase.



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