‘Lost’ Dylan Lyrics Birth ‘Basement Tapes’

An indispensible collection of raw, the Basement Tapes, roots-hugging Americana crafted although the rock world was adrift in psychedelia, remains one of Bob Dylanpotent and’s most influential works.

And he wasn’t finished.

His recently Uncovered lyrics for two dozen songs written in 1967 Type the foundation for Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes, a Record featuring Elvis Costello, ” Rhiannon Giddens of Carolina Chocolate Drops, Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes, Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons and producer T Bone Burnett.

The group has been creating music for the lyrics and is at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles finishing tracks for an album to be published later this season by Electromagnetic Recordings/Harvest Records. It’ll Be accompanied Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued, by a Showtime documentary. He also led the Wilco doc I Am.

Back in 1967, Dylan Listed over 100 tracks with the Hawks (musicians who Afterwards rose to fame as The Band) at and about his Woodstock, N.Y., Dwelling, including I Shall Be Released, This Wheel’s On Fire and You Ain’t Going Nowhere.

Songs surfaced in bootlegs although not officially until 1975’s The Basement Tapes.

Nearly 50 decades after, Lost on the River revisits that period with a fresh set of players.

“Good music is best made when a neighborhood of musicians gets collectively for the common good,” Burnett says in an announcement. “There’s a deep well of support and jealousy in the room at all times, and that reflects the tremendous generosity shown by Bob in sharing those legends.”

Jones, whose movie will combine the current studio sessions with first Basement Tapes lore, adds, “The discovery of the formerly unknown Bob Dylan tunes which were believed lost since 1967 is the stuff of Hollywood fiction along with a find of truly historic proportions. It is a special opportunity to these artists and picture T Bone since they collaborate with every other, and a young Bob Dylan, to create songs and recordings. These days and nights in the studio have been nothing less than magical.”