WATCH: Follow the Evolution of Bob Dylan’s “Subterranean Homesick Blues” in a Compilation of Newly Released Edits
The specially made track combines multiple unreleased takes from the upcoming twelfth installment in the exhaustive Bootleg Series.
Bob Dylan’s Bootleg Series has been rolling for some time now, and as the releases keep getting churned out, it’s continually surprising that there’s even any more material left to uncover. That said, Vol. 11—the most recent release—was revelatory, so best to keep judgment aside until the music is actually in front of you.
Not holding anything back, the latest upcoming installment, The Cutting Edge: 1965–1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12, is as massive as any in the series, and documents every single take Dylan used to make the music on Bringing It All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited, and Blonde on Blonde, amongst a litany of other rarities and demos from the era. To give some perspective on just how monstrous the collection is, that includes an entire disc of “Like a Rolling Stone” outtakes.
In a demonstration of the range covered by the collection, which is due out November 6, Dylan’s camp just has put together an alternate dimension version of “Subterranean Homesick Blues” that combines several different approaches to the hallmark track. To accompany the intriguing odyssey, the music is set to (appropriately enough) outtake footage from D. A. Pennebaker’s legendary promo video for Don’t Look Back shot in 1965.
The Cutting Edge 1965–1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 is out November 6.
(via Consequence of Sound)