Bob Dylan’s Basement Tapes isn’t done yet. The original sessions back in the Sixties yielded around 30 songs, 24 of which were released on The Basement Tapes in 1975. Producer T Bone Burnett found unfinished lyrics from the sessions and decided to have a second go at it; this time without Dylan and without a basement. Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons, and Jim James of My Morning Jacket will complete and record the songs with Dylan’s permission.
The new sessions will take place in one of the best recording studios in the world, not a basement, and will yield close to 50 songs. Each artist has written the music to the previously unfinished Dylan lyrics. The release is entitled, Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes, and is due out this fall. In addition, a Showtime documentary is being filmed about the making of the new album. The documentary Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued, is also scheduled to premier in the fall.
[via Rolling Stone]
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