The Bootleg Series, Vol. 12: The Cutting Edge 1965-1966

The Bootleg Series, Vol. 12: The Cutting Edge 1965-1966

by Bob Dylan

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Overview

This double-disc culling of the much larger six-disc The Cutting Edge 1965-1966 does indeed leave some gems behind -- it's inevitable, given how terrific its parent box is -- but it does distill it to its essence, suggesting just how wild and insatiable Bob Dylan's 14-month run between Bringing It All Back Home and Blonde on Blonde really was. Two previously released, but necessary, songs are here -- "I'll Keep It with Mine," "Farewell Angelina" -- but so are most of the jaw-droppers from the big box: a solo acoustic "Bob Dylan's 115th Dream," a heavy but drumless stomp on "Outlaw Blues," a rhumba "On the Road Again," a lithe and funny "If You Gotta Go, Go Now" with backing vocals by Angeline Butler, a careening "It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry," a sorrowful "Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?," a locomotive "Visions of Johanna," a swift and speedy "Just Like a Woman," and another incomplete version of "She's Your Lover Now" that also hints at untapped greatness. On its own, this set is tremendous -- so good it may satiate some listeners, but if it merely whets your appetite, the larger box will not disappoint.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/06/2015
Label: Sony Legacy
UPC: 0888751244221
catalogNumber: 512442
Rank: 21846

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bob Dylan   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica,Piano,Vocals,Slide Whistle
John Hammond   Guitar
Kooper   Organ,Piano,Celeste,Electric Piano
Robbie Robertson   Guitar
John Sebastian   Bass,Harmonica
Joe South   Bass,Guitar
Rick Danko   Bass
Sam Lay   Drums
Bobby Gregg   Drums
Harvey Brooks   Bass
Gorgoni   Guitar
Paul Griffin   Organ,Piano,Electric Piano
Levon Helm   Drums
Garth Hudson   Organ
Jerry Kennedy   Guitar
Bruce Langhorne   Guitar,Tambourine
Richard Manuel   Piano
Charlie McCoy   Guitar
Wayne Moss   Guitar
Frank Owens   Piano,Electric Piano
Hargus "Pig" Robbins   Piano
Jeff Rosen   Compield
Russ Savakus   Bass
Henry Strzelecki   Bass
Joseph Macho   Bass
Mike Bloomfield   Guitar
Kenneth Rankin   Guitar
Sandy Konikoff   Drums
Kenneth Buttrey   Drums
Angeline Butler   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Bob Johnston   Producer
Jeff Rosen   Producer
Tom Wilson   Producer
Bill Flanagan   Liner Notes
Geoff Gans   Art Direction
Jeremy Holiday   Editorial Coordinator
Steve Berkowitz   Producer
Sean Wilentz   Liner Notes
Ben Rollins   Liner Notes

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