Bob Dylan Bootleg Series Continues With Influential '65-'66 Albums In Two-, Six- and 18-Disc Sets
September 24, 2015 at 12:34 PM (PT)
BOB DYLAN went into a studio in NEW YORK in JANUARY, 1965 to record "Bringing It All Back Home," then followed that with "Highway 61 Revisited" and, going to NASHVILLE, "Blonde On Blonde," ending in MARCH, 1966, a 14-month perdiod that produced three of rock's most iconic albums.
That period is the subject of LEGACY RECORDINGS' "BOB DYLAN -- The Cutting Edge, 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 12," which will be released as a deluxe six-CD anthology by COLUMBIA RECORDS/LEGACY on NOVEMBER 6th.
This latest volume, which will also be available in a two-CD/three 12" vinyl LP "Best Of The Cutting Edge" and a limited edition ultra deluxe 18-CD available exclusively on bobdylan.com, which includes every note recorded on these three historic session with producers TOM WILSON (in NEW YORK) and BOB JOHNSTON (in NASHVILLE).
This trilogy of album masterpieces secured DYLAN's reputation "as a songwriter and performer of unprecedented depth, power and originality while significantly impacting the course of popular music and culture." All recordings are "pristine" transfers and mixed from the original studio tracking tapes.
The collection provides a rare exploration into DYLAN's creative process in the studio, allowing fans to experience another side of the artist through the evolution of his songs and recordings from this truly groundbreaking period.
The 18CD "Collector's Edition" will be limited to a worldwide pressing of only 5,000 copies. All previously unreleased recordings have been mixed, utilizing the original studio tracking tapes as the source, eliminating unwanted '60s-era studio processing and artifice. The 18CD edition includes DYLAN's original nine mono 45 RPM singles released during the time period, packaged in newly created picture sleeves featuring global images from the era. The limited edition includes rare hotel room recordings from the SAVOY HOTEL in LONDON (MAY 4th, 1965), the NORTH BRITISH STATION HOTEL in GLASGOW (MAY 13th, 1966) and a DENVER hotel (MARCH 12th, 1966) as well as a strip of original film cells from "Don't Look Back."
The release includes an annotated book featuring hundreds of rare and never-before-seen photographs and memorabilia and new essays penned especially for the collection by BILL FLANAGAN and SEAN WILENTZ.