Showtime Announces Bob Dylan 'LOST SONGS' Original Documentary
Today, Showtime announced LOST SONGS: THE BASEMENT TAPES CONTINUED, an original Showtime documentary produced by T Bone Burnett and Sam Jones, and directed by Jones. The documentary will present an exclusive and intimate look at five of today's most acclaimed artists - Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops) Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes), Jim James (My Morning Jacket) and Marcus Mumford (Mumford & Sons) - as they create music for two-dozen recently discovered lyrics written by Bob Dylan.
These verses were penned by Dylan in the summer of 1967 and originally intended for The Basement Tapes, a diverse and influential body of work. A rare look inside the creative process of recording an album and the discovery of long-lost Dylan lyrics, LOST SONGS: THE BASEMENT TAPES CONTINUED is set to premiere later this year on SHOWTIME.
LOST SONGS: THE BASEMENT TAPES CONTINUED will Capture this unprecedented musical collaboration between these five musicians and 13-time Grammy winner T Bone Burnett, as they collaborate with a 26-year-old Bob Dylan, and record an album of these newly completed compositions in Hollywood's famed Capitol Studios. Jones, who is directing the film, will weave these studio sessions into a broader narrative that will incorporate the stories behind the original Basement Tapes, expound on their cultural significance and chart their enduring influence.
The premiere of LOST SONGS: THE BASEMENT TAPES CONTINUED later this year on Showtime will coincide with the release of the Burnett-produced studio album on Electromagnetic Recordings/Harvest Records (Capitol Music Group).
LOST SONGS: THE BASEMENT TAPES CONTINUED is a film and recording collaboration by Sam Jones and T Bone Burnett. Carol Cohen serves as producer of the film.
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