Continuing his exhaustive Bootleg Series this November, Bob Dylan is set to release the latest instalment The Cutting Edge 1965–1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 on the 6th of the month. Charting every single track recorded by Dylan over one of his most prolific periods, one which produced his famous Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde on Blonde, recordings include outtakes, rehearsals and alternates.
Volume 12 will be available on CD and vinyl, including as a massive Deluxe edition comprised of 18 discs. And which according to Dylan’s website, where the Deluxe edition will be exclusively available, “includes every note recorded in the studio during these renowned sessions”. A super fan’s dream, there is even an entire disc devoted to versions of his classic song Like A Rolling Stone.
Ahead of the full release, previously unheard recordings have been released. Including Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?, It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry and Subterranean Homesick Blues. It is an interesting insight into the writing process, and one which few artists would probably be comfortable sharing. Previous Bootleg Series releases have included early demos of Subterranean Homesick Blues, but in this latest version Dylan has actually created a composite of three different takes. Listen below for the alternate version, understandably Bob hadn’t got those tongue twisting lyrics down quite yet!