Producer T Bone Burnett is spearheading an interesting music project inspired by Bob Dylan's The Basement Tapes, the album featuring informal recordings the folk-rock legend made with members of The Band during the late 1960s. A collection of lyrics Dylan wrote during that period recently was rediscovered by his publishing company and have been handed over to Burnett for use in an upcoming album titled The Basement Tapes…Continued.
Burnett, whose resume includes acclaimed albums by Robert Plant, Elton John and Gregg Allman, plans to call on a variety of contemporary artists to help finish the songs and record them at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles. The sessions, which will take place in early 2014, also will be filmed and photographed for an upcoming documentary and a companion book.
The project, which has been sanctioned by Dylan, will be released via Burnett's newly created Electromagnetic Recordings imprint, which is part of the Capitol Music Group. Burnett first worked with Dylan back in 1975, when he was a guitarist on Bob's Rolling Thunder Revue tour.
The Basement Tapes, which was released in 1975, is made up mainly of recordings done in 1967 in Woodstock, New York, while Dylan was recovering from a serious motorcycle accident.
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