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Bob Dylan announces 'Cutting Edge' rarities set from mid-Sixties

(Don Hunstein)

Bob Dylan has announced the next volume in his Bootleg Series collection of reissues. The twelfth installment of the series will be titled Bob Dylan - The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 and will hit shelves on Nov. 6 via Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings.

The collection, which comes in a two-disc highlights edition, a six-disc deluxe edition, and an 18-disc collector’s edition, covers one of Dylan’s most historic phases, when he first transitioned to electric rock music and recorded the albums Bringing It All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited, and Blonde on Blonde.

The two-disc “best of” version includes outtakes of many of the classic songs on those albums, but pales in comparison to the six-disc deluxe edition, which features multiple takes of many of the songs and an entire disc devoted to the “Like A Rolling Stone” recording sessions. That disc contains over a dozen takes of the iconic tune, as well as isolated tracks from the master take. The 18-disc collector’s edition is a bounty of riches for Dylan acolytes: A press release promises that the set, limited to 5,000 copies, “will include every note recorded during the 1965-1966 sessions, every alternate take and alternate lyric.”

The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 will comes with a book including rare photographs, memorabilia, and essays written for the project by author Bill Flanagan and historian Sean Wilentz. The collection follows previous installments of the series that covered demos from 1962 to 1964; live performances from 1964, 1966, and 1975; outtakes from the sessions for 1970’s Self Portrait; and, most recently, his “basement tapes” recordings with The Band from 1967.

Check out the track lists for the different editions of the collection below.

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

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 - Master 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)