On November 6th, Bob Dylan will continue his long-running Bootleg Series by focusing on one of the most prolific and iconic eras in his career. The Cutting Edge 1965–1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 collects every single song he recorded during the sessions that produced Bringing It All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde on Blonde.
The six-CD set features a number of never-before-heard versions of some classic tracks including two extremely different versions of “Subterranean Homesick Blues”. One of those versions, an acoustic demo, was released on the first Bootleg Series, while the other is a pre-single electric version. Dylan is for the first time sharing a new listen to the classic track by blending all three takes.
The previously unheard audio comes accompanied by some previously unseen video, as well. Many are familiar with D. A. Pennebaker’s promotional clip in which Dylan drops cue cards with the song’s lyrics written on them. However, the alleyway scene was not the only version of the clip that was shot. In this new cut, we see parts of two other scenes — in a park and atop a roof with additional background cameos in each.