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Back to the basement to finish a project Bob Dylan began in 1967
Back to the basement to finish a project Bob Dylan began in 1967

How fertile was the "Basement Tapes" period in 1967 when Bob Dylan holed up in upstate New York, away from fan and media scrutiny, writing and recording song after song after song with the group soon to be known as the Band? Their months-long collaboration yielded about 100 songs, captured on relatively crude two-track tape recordings now being issued in complete form for the first time. Dylan also wrote dozens of other sets of lyrics that he never got around to finishing, a chunk of which are newly completed in "Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes," a related project for which producer T Bone Burnett assembled an ad hoc band to compose music for those...

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