Monday, November 23, 2015


Less than three weeks after its release date, the whole world probably knows about the newest entry in Columbia/Legacy’s Bob Dylan sweepstakes: The Cutting Edge, a collection in three configurations of Mr. Dylan’s 1965–1966 sessions that produced Bringing It All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited, and Blonde on Blonde, as well as several non-album singles. The collection is made up primarily of outtakes, false starts, and alternate versions of songs many of us have been listening to in released form for years. Depending on your level of interest in this period of Dylan’s work, there is a 2-CD set of highlights, a 6-CD deluxe box, and for the high-rollers, an 18-CD limited edition available only from Sony’s Bob Dylan store. Lots of fascinating material to be sure. Here is an early version of “Outlaw Blues,” a little bluesier and funkier than the version that made it onto Bringing It All Back Home and with the added bonus of John Sebastian on harmonica. 

Bob Dylan • Outlaw Blues (Take 2 remake) • 1965

Get it: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12: The Cutting Edge


  1. I guess I am not part of the whole world. This is news to me! sQ

    1. Well, then, sQ, you heard it here first. . . . Stay tuned for all the top world, entertainment, and sports news, right here on Radio Free Lompoc.