What's New on the Site
More precise release dates for some UK singles.
Further information concerning the release date of Dylan's final single of this period.
Odds & ends relating to the release history of Blonde On Blonde.
Minor enhancements to Appendixes A and F of the Blonde On Blonde section.
More about when exactly Blonde On Blonde was released
An update to the Singles section regarding the mix used for "Pledging My Time"
Minor updates to the Blonde On Blonde section, including further evidence regarding the album's release date.
Minor updates to the Singles section regarding the mis-pressed "Positively 4th Street"
New section on Dylan's 1965-66 singles
General Considerations section including a new discussion of release
dates, and a couple of items moved from the main menu
Improvements made in the light of Daryl Sanders' book That Thin, Wild Mercury Sound: Dylan, Nashville and the Making of Blonde on Blonde
There are also new annotations to the some of the articles about The Cutting Edge
Welcome to the re-launched site at its new address. It looks pretty much the same as before – sorry, no facelift – but the content has been updated in a number of ways:
There's a new page about the monumental release of the complete 1965-66 studio sessions, in the form of The Bootleg Series Vol.12: The Cutting Edge 1965-1966, Collector's Edition. This provides links to a series of articles written for the UK Dylan Magazine ISIS, giving a detailed commentary on each studio track.
The new mixes made for The Cutting Edge are also brought into the discussions of the three original studio albums of this period.
The article previously dedicated to the now long-departed Sony SACD editions has been replaced by a more wide-ranging essay about the impact of advancing audio technology, bringing it up to the present.
The article on the generic differences between mono and stereo releases has been expanded with some information about how the industry made the transition to stereo.
I've slightly reduced the space devoted to changes in the albums' packaging, particularly in relation to the numerous 21st century editions. This is always well covered and illustrated on Alan Fraser's Searching For A Gem website.
The text of all the essays has been reviewed, and brought up to date or amended where it seemed appropriate.