Yes indeed, it’s that time of year again. Bob Dylan is set to release another installment in the Bootleg Series. Entitled The Cutting Edge 1965-1966, The Bootleg Series Vol. 12, this covers the prolific period when Dylan recorded Bringing It All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited, and Blonde on Blonde. It’s fair to say that the last two albums of this trilogy belong in the pantheon of Dylan’s best.
There are three editions of this set. A 2-disc or 3-LP version called The Best Of The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 12
(Amazon.com, Amazon UK) is sold at a standard double-disc price. The 6-CD version, which notably contains all the sessions for Like a Rolling Stone (Amazon.com, Amazon UK) costs $150. And the Collector’s Edition, at $599, contains 18 CDs, nine 45 RPM singles, and some bonus goodies, includes “Every note recorded by Bob Dylan in the studio in 1965/1966.” This is only available from bobdylan.com.
There are only 5,000 copies of this set worldwide, so you’d better hurry if you want one.
Learn more about the set in this video: