'Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued'
(Blu ray / NR / 2015 / Eagle Vision)
Overview: 'Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued' is a film by director Sam Jones that accompanies the album 'Lost On The River' released by Harvest Records in November 2014. The project focuses on sixteen sets of lyrics that were written by Bob Dylan during the legendary 'The Basement Tapes' sessions in 1967, but only recently rediscovered.
Blu ray Verdict: For all fans of incredible, non-mainstream music, this 'Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued' lovingly presents the continued reveal of a unique project bringing together an extraordinary group of artists to work on previously unknown Bob Dylan lyrics with Grammy-winning producer T Bone Burnett.
Under the auspices of producer T-Bone Burnett and with the approval of Bob Dylan, an extraordinary collective of musicians was brought together to set the lyrics to music: Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens, Taylor Goldsmith, Jim James and Marcus Mumford.
The film presents an exclusive and intimate look at the making of the 'Lost On The River' album set against the important and historical cultural backdrop of Bob Dylan and The Band's original 'The Basement Tapes'. The documentary gives us, the witness to these delightfully rare sessions background on the actual project, all the way from the lyrics being discovered in a box to the final songs being recorded at the iconic Capitol Records studio in Hollywood.
Focusing, of course, on sixteen sets of lyrics written by Bob Dylan during these aforementioned legendary Basement Tapes sessions in 1967, this continued documentary is yet another unearthed gem from Eagle Vision. For all fans of Dylan, for all fans of classic, rare, classic music, to all fans of great, heartfelt, raw music in general, 'Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued' is a Blu ray experience that will burn a hole in your player, trust me! This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Bonus Tracks;
"Diamond Ring," "Down On The Bottom," "Hidee Hidee Ho #16," "Kansas City," "Six Months In Kansas City (Liberty Street)," and "The Whistle Is Blowing"