The detailed nature of some of the revised editing points strongly to the direct influence of those involved in the original recording. It doesn't seem likely, for example, that a staff engineer would take the decision to delete specific phrases from Robbie Robertson's lead guitar playing on "Visions Of Johanna". However, one person who doesn't seem to have been involved in the remixing is original producer Bob Johnston. When questioned in the late 1990s about the stereo mixes of Blonde On Blonde, he was clearly under the belief that the original mix was still the one in use.
The notion that the initial US stereo edition contains Robertson's mix gains some support from the matrix numbers of US pressings - see Appendix B.