The Best Of The Cutting Edge: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 (LP)


Bob Dylan

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The long-running Bootleg Series of Bob Dylan demos and previously unreleased material returns to Dylan’s most acclaimed period for Vol. 12. From 1965-1966, Dylan released his most vaunted recordings in one of the most flawless album runs in history, including Bringing It All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde On Blonde. His every move from this era could be mined for gold, and thankfully, The Cutting Edge is more than a historically curious work. These early takes on the songs that would become classics can be drastically different, such as a waltzing rendition of “Like a Rolling Stone” or a rollicking rip through “Visions of Johanna” that greatly contrasts to the placid original and are as fascinating as they are revelatory to listen to. The two-CD and three-LP sets are strong enough on their own accord that no Dylan fan should be without them, while a six-CD deluxe edition with a hardcover book gives Dylan completists more of what they love—fodder to argue over which version of “Desolation Row” or “She’s Your Lover Now” is the essential version. As with the other Bootleg Series releases, Dylan is one of a handful of artists for which this treatment isn’t overkill. Rather, it’s a fascinating glimpse into one of our greatest artist’s most fertile periods, a deep look into the masterpieces that would come to be.



Track Listing



Side A Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Love Minus Zero / No Limit (Take 2, Acoustic)
Bob Dylan 03:11
2.
I'll Keep It with Mine (Take 1, Piano Demo)
Bob Dylan 04:11
3.
Bob Dylan's 115th Dream (Take 1 & 2, Solo Acoustic)
Bob Dylan 06:17
4.
She Belongs to Me (Take 1, Solo Acoustic)
Bob Dylan 02:57
5.
Subterranean Homesick Blues (Take 1, Alternate Take)
Bob Dylan 02:38
6.
Outlaw Blues (Take 2, Alternate Take)
Bob Dylan 03:29
7.
On the Road Again (Take 4, Alternate Take)
Bob Dylan 02:31


Side B Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Farewell, Angelina (Take 1, Solo Acoustic)
Bob Dylan 05:28
2.
If You Gotta Go, Go Now (Take 2, Alternate Take)
Bob Dylan 02:50
3.
You Don't Have to Do That (Take 1, Solo Acoustic)
Bob Dylan 00:50
4.
California (Take 1, Solo Acoustic)
Bob Dylan 03:05
5.
Mr. Tambourine Man (Take 3 with Band, Incomplete)
Bob Dylan 03:23
6.
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry (Take 8, Alternate Take)
Bob Dylan 03:28
7.
Sitting On a Barbed Wire Fence (Take 2)
Bob Dylan 03:58
8.
Medicine Sunday (Take 1)
Bob Dylan 01:01


Side C Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Like a Rolling Stone (Take 5, Rehearsal - Short Version)
Bob Dylan 01:44
2.
Like a Rolling Stone (Take 11, Alternate Take)
Bob Dylan 05:56
3.
Desolation Row (Take 2, Piano Demo)
Bob Dylan 02:00
4.
Desolation Row (Take 1, Alternate Take)
Bob Dylan 11:15


Side D Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Tombstone Blues (Take 1, Alternate Take)
Bob Dylan 07:30
2.
Positively 4th Street (Take 5, Alternate Take)
Bob Dylan 04:24
3.
Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window (Take 1, Alternate Take - Short Version)
Bob Dylan 04:05
4.
Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues (Take 3, Rehearsal)
Bob Dylan 05:39
5.
Highway 61 Revisited (Take 3, Alternate Take)
Bob Dylan 03:30


Side E Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Queen Jane Approximately (Take 5, Alternate Take)
Bob Dylan 06:02
2.
Visions of Johanna (Take 5, Rehearsal)
Bob Dylan 07:40
3.
She's Your Lover Now (Take 6, Rehearsal)
Bob Dylan 04:58
4.
Lunatic Princess (Take 1)
Bob Dylan 01:20
5.
Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat (Take 8, Alternate Take)
Bob Dylan 03:26


Side F Titles
Artist
Length
1.
One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later) [Take 19, Alternate Take)
Bob Dylan 05:10
2.
Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again (Take 13, Alternate Take)
Bob Dylan 04:03
3.
Absolutely Sweet Marie (Take 1, Alternate Take)
Bob Dylan 05:01
4.
Just Like a Woman (Take 4, Alternate Take)
Bob Dylan 05:19
5.
Pledging My Time (Take 1, Alternate Take)
Bob Dylan 03:22
6.
I Want You (Take 4, Alternate Take)
Bob Dylan 02:51
7.
Highway 61 Revisited (Take 7, False Start)
Bob Dylan 00:32

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