Bob Dylan - Bootleg Series Vol. XII "The Cutting Edge"*

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  1. timnor

    timnor Forum Resident

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    Thanks. Yes I realised I was just interested to know what it cost when it was in print inclusive shipping and taxes.
     
  2. Richard--W

    Richard--W Forum Resident

    Wasn't The Cutting Edge available briefly on a memory stick / thumb drive
    in a little blue box, or was that a bootleg?
     
  3. posnera

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    Bootleg
     
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  4. mtruslow

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    I’d take it. At this point. Maybe CBS would consider it like they did with the harmonica Dylan catalogue.
     
  5. streetlegal

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    Could some kind person remind me which take of "Tom Thumb's Blues" this is . . . I think I prefer it to the "original"? I assume it's on my 6CD collection, but can't remember right now:

     
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  6. Percy Song

    Percy Song Tom's Tambourine Man

    It's Take 3, which appears on all five versions of The Cutting Edge, but it has been edited down for this video from 5:39-ish to 3:07-ish.
     
  7. streetlegal

    streetlegal Forum Resident

    Thanks, Percy. The editing down threw me.
     
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  8. MEMark

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    Hi all--A little help, if you don't mind. What are the crucial versions on the 6-CD set that do not appear on the 2-CD set? I ask b/c I have the 2-CD version and want to shore it up with the must-haves from the 6-CD version. The Guardian did a good article on this, but wanted to get your opinions.

    Thanks! If this has already been answered, please point me to the right post--I couldn't find it.

    Bob Dylan's The Cutting Edge: a fan's perfect playlist
     
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  9. Bill

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    Do a search. It's all there!
     
  10. MEMark

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    Assuming your post was aimed at me, I'm gonna try not to be rude here: As I said, I tried to find this information in this thread and elsewhere on this site, but could not. Perhaps I am not so good with the Hoffman search engine--that's entirely possible. Given all that, perhaps you could point me to a particular post or suggest a particular search phrase that will help me find my answers rather than simply telling me "it's all there"? Thanks so much!
     
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  11. Bill

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    This release was beaten into submission here. Lots of lists of favorite takes.
    You are in the thread. I read them all. Try searching the thread using best or favorite as search word.
    Thank you for not being rude. I appreciate it.
     
  12. NumberEight

    NumberEight Came too late and stayed too long

    You may find this helpful...

    Bob Dylan's The Cutting Edge: a fan's perfect playlist
    Dylan’s Bootleg Series of outtakes has arrived at his most legendary period – 1965-66. The double-disc version isn’t enough, but the six-disc one is too much for most.

    Here are the extra tunes to buy and still have change from $30:
    Bob Dylan's The Cutting Edge: a fan's perfect playlist

    And this is a useful consensus:
    BS 12 - Cutting Edge - Favourite Tracks - Expecting Rain

    (Personally, I think you can never have too many takes of One Of Us Must Know.) :)
     
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2019
  13. MEMark

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    THANKS! Yeah, I really like that Guardian article--and this poll from ER looks super helpful.
     
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  14. NumberEight

    NumberEight Came too late and stayed too long

    Glad you like them. I agree with most of the opinions in the Guardian article. (But see my late edit at the bottom of my earlier post.)
     
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  15. Percy Song

    Percy Song Tom's Tambourine Man

    Or "She's Your Lover Now", or "Visions of Johanna", or "Absolutely Sweet Marie", which means that Big Blue was an essential purchase.

    Conversely (perversely, perhaps?), I think it is possible to have too many takes of "Like A Rolling Stone", and I consider this to be the great failing of the 6CD set.

    Incidentally, a friend of mine who is considerably more talented than I am when it comes to software manipulation, gave me permission to display the following two images he made. For those interested in the "paperwork" who struggled to decipher the studio documentation displayed on a deep blue background behind Disc 1 and Disc 2 of the 6CD set, this is what they look like when that colour has been modified. Of course, as one might have confidently predicted, there are images included that do not appear on Big Blue or the 2CD set or elsewhere on the 6CD set.

    Image behind Disc One

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    Image behind Disc 2

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    More recently, Team Bob posted on Instagram a full image of the (rather dull) Artist Job Sheet of "Desolation Row" which is featured in the top right corner of the image behind Disc 2

    [​IMG]


     
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  16. NumberEight

    NumberEight Came too late and stayed too long

    Essential indeed.

    The Cutting Edge Collector’s Edition represented the culmination - and probably the ultimate goal, if I’d thought about it - of the decades I’d spent collecting/listening to Dylan bootlegs.
     

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