The Best of The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12
Latest Volume in Acclaimed Dylan Bootleg Series Premieres Previously Unreleased Studio Recordings. Includes 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
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Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings are set to release Bob Dylan’s THE CUTTING EDGE 1965-1966: THE BOOTLEG SERIES VOL. 12 on Friday, November 6 2015, through Sony Music Entertainment Australia.
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, significantly impacted 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.
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.
Widely 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’) and Bob Johnston in New York (HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED) and Nashville (BLONDE ON BLONDE).