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Marcus Mumford, Elvis Costello and Others Working on an Album Inspired by Bob Dylan Lyrics

This could be interesting. Mumford and Son’s Marcus Mumford, Elvis Costello, My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James, Carolina Chocolate Drops’ Rhiannon Giddens and Dawe’s Taylor Goldsmith are among the artists contributing to a new album utilizing lyrics from Bob Dylan’s “basement tapes.” In the ‘60s, the rock legend recorded 30 songs with members of the Band, though they were officially released until mid ‘70s. For the new, T-Bone Burnett produced record, Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes, the artists are writing their own songs using lyrics from the classic Dylan tapes. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Burnett said, “These are not B-level Dylan lyrics. They’re lyrics he just never got around to finishing.” The album, and a Showtime documentary about its production, are due out this fall …

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