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Dylan Releases The Cutting Edge 1965-1966

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When it comes to folk music, there is always one name that appears at the top of the list, love him or hate him, but just about everyone knows him, Bob Dylan.

In an incredible musical journey that veered from solo acoustic, to full band acoustic, and then, to the dismay of a huge number of his fans at the time, to the use of electric guitars. His first three electric albums were made in 1965 and 1966.boxset

Dylan’s music is notoriously known as being one of the most bootlegged of the sixties generation. In light of that, his new CD box set, The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 12, will be released November 6th to cultivate the missing recordings from Bringing It All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde on Blonde, all of which were pivotal Bob Dylan albums.

It will be available in a two-disc, a three 12-inch LP set, a six-disc, and a colossal 18-disc limited-edition version, which includes every take from every song from the three albums.

The huge 379-track collection includes nine of his mono 45 RPM singles and, incredibly, includes everything Dylan recorded in the two-year period. An entire album is dedicated to “Like A Rolling Stone”.

It all sounds great up until now, right? Not so fast. Sadly, the 18-CD Collector’s Edition will only be available in the US; and not only that— it will only be released as a limited edition of 5,000 copies with a hefty price tag of around $600. Why such a limited amount of copies? After all, for die-hard Dylan fans this box set is the mother lode. Is this a case of record company politics playing a game of supply and demand, or is it a repeat of what Sony did in 2012 with Dylan’s 100-copy limited-edition, The 50th Anniversary Collection? It was released only in Europe only to exploit a recent European copyright law that would have made them lose the copyright in those European markets.

Either way, fans will have to race to get this extraordinary collector’s edition of The Cutting Edge. And, if fans don’t get it? —Well, let’s just hope they don’t get their hands on a bootleg—not that anyone at Rock My World’s endorsing it. Wouldn’t that be ironic?

Here is the track listing for the six-disc set:

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)

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