Extensive anthology to be released by Columbia Records on November 6.

Columbia Records have announced details of Bob Dylan‘s The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Nov. 12. The deluxe six-CD anthology will be released by Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings on November 6, and features previously unheard songs, outtakes, rehearsal tracks and alternate versions from the sessions for Bringing It all Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde On Blonde. All the recordings have been mixed from the original studio tracking tapes. The set includes an annotated book featuring rare and previously unseen photographs, memorabilia and new essays written by Bill Flanagan and Sean Wilentz.

An “ultra deluxe” 18-CD edition (available exclusively through BobDylan.com) includes every note recorded in the studio during the sessions. It will be limited to 5,000 copies worldwide, and has been mixed from the original studio tracking tapes, eliminating vestiges of the 1960s studio processing. Dylan’s original nine mono 45 RPM singles from the period are also included, packaged in newly created picture sleeves, along with rare hotel room recordings from London’s Savoy Hotel (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.

Meanwhile a condensed version of the set will be released as The Best Of The Cutting Edge 1965-1966, in 2-CD and 3-LP sets.

Explore the tracklist for the release below, and watch The Story Behind The Cutting Edge.

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

DISC 2

  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.

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)

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