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Bob Dylan The Cutting Edge 1965-1966 Bootleg Series

REVIEW: Bob Dylan The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: Bootleg Series

Bob Dylan’s music is timeless, and it can be enjoyed by many different generations.  This is why Bob Dylan The Cutting Edge Bootleg Series makes very special gift.

Many believe that “Bringing It All Back Home”, “Highway 61”, and “Blonde on Blonde” are three albums that changed the course of modern music.  Surprisingly, Bob Dylan recorded  these significant albums within one year, between 1965 and 1966.  The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Volume 12 takes you inside the studio during the recording of these three albums.

Unreleased Songs

Bob Dylan Cutting Edge Bootleg Series 6 CD box set comes with wealth of unreleased songs and outtakes.  It even comes with rehearsal recordings and alternate versions of the songs.  These unreleased songs gives you a unique insight into what it was like in the recording studio during making of these remarkable albums.

Bob Dylan The Cutting Edge Bootleg Series includes alternate versions of songs such as “Desolation Row”.

Here is revisited alternate take of “Highway 61”.

And of course, it includes complete 16-take session for ‘Like A Rolling Stone’.  Here is example of “Like A Rolling Stone” fifth take.

About half of the first disc is Bob Dylan’s unplugged sessions.  It is refreshing to hear him singing with just a instrument.  Here is example of “She Belongs to Me” where Bob Dylan sings with just an acoustic guitar.

The rest of the recording is accompanied by amazing musicians such as Mike Bloomfield on guitar, Al Kooper on organ, Robbie Robertson on guitar, Richard Manuel on piano, Garth Hudson on organ, Rick Danko on bass, and Levon Helm on drums.  Numerous additional musicians are also showcased.

Bob Dylan The Cutting Edge The Bootleg Series 2Surprisingly, the quality of the overall recording is excellent considering it recorded in 60’s, and many of the songs are rehearsal takes.

You also hear occasional studio chatters and several incomplete takes, which paint a picture of how it was like in this studio session, and insights into his the process and the changes he went through in order to complete the records.

Hard Cover Book and Notes

To top it off, there is 120-page hardcover book with exclusive photography and liner notes which completes the whole Bob Dylan The Cutting Edge 1965-1966 experience.

Makes a Great Gift

If you know a friend who is big Bob Dylan fan, or even he is not a Bob Dylan fan but fan of the music, this is perfect gift for him. You can purchase Bob Dylan The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol.12 (6CD) – UK Edition at Amazon for $257.98.

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