The ever deep lyrical canon of Bob Dylan will be given new life. Jim James, Elvis Costello, T Bone Burnett and Rhiannon Giddens (of the Carolina Chocolate Drops), just to name a few, have been gifted the opportunity to compose the music that will surround the words of Dylan. Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes, will be a showcase similar to that of the Mermaid Avenue volumes as performed by Billy Bragg and Wilco. This collaborative effort will be released November 11th. These Zimmerman lyrics were written during the Basement Tapes era of 1967. There will be two versions released; a standard edition housing 15 tracks and an additional 20-song deluxe version. Showtime will be airing a documentary of the recording process on November 21st. Allowing other artists access to untouched songs is more than a generous offer, it's an opportunity to cultivate creativity from one of America's greatest songwriters. For more on the physical records click here.
"Nothing To It" | Lost On the River: The New Basement Tapes
Track Listing (Deluxe): 1. Down On The Bottom 2. Married To My Hack 3. Kansas City 4. Spanish Mary 5. Liberty Street 6. Nothing To It 7. Golden Tom—Silver Judas 8. When I Get My Hands On 9. Duncan & Jimmy 10. Florida Key 11. Hidee Hidee Ho #11 12. Lost On The River #12 13. Stranger 14. Card Shark 15. Quick Like A Flash 16. Hidee Hidee Ho #16 17. Diamond Ring 18. The Whistle Is Blowing 19. Six Months In Kansas City (Liberty Street) 20. Lost On The River #20
Soon there's going to be a more complete version of the original Basement Tapes released featuring the man who penned these written treasures, along with The Band. It doesn't get much better. Hitting the road this fall, Dylan will make multiple three night stays across the U.S. One of which is in Oakland at the Paramount Theatre. For a complete list of tour dates click here.