Elvis Costello, Mumford and Sons’ Marcus Mumford and My Morning Jacket’s Jim James are working with producer T Bone Burnett as well as Carolina Chocolate Drops’ Rhiannon Giddens and Dawes’ Taylor Goldsmith on an album based on long-lost Bob Dylan lyrics from the 1967 “Basement Tapes” sessions. Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes will be released this fall alongside the Sam Jones-directed documentary Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued.
Burnett says, “Great music is best created when a community of artists gets together for the common good. There is a deep well of generosity and support in the room at all times, and that reflects the tremendous generosity shown by Bob in sharing these lyrics with us.”
Jones adds, “The discovery of these previously unknown Bob Dylan songs that were thought lost since 1967 is the stuff of Hollywood fiction and a find of truly historical proportions. It is a unique opportunity to film T Bone and these great artists as they collaborate with a young Bob Dylan, and each other, to create new songs and recordings. These days and nights in the studio have been nothing less than magical.”