CD Review: Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes - BassPlayer.com

CD Review: Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes

Helmed by T-Bone Burnett, this rootsy experiment assembles a studio dream team—including Elvis Costello, Jim James, Zach Dawes, and Taylor Goldsmith, all of whom rotate on bass—to bring music to a sheaf of lost lyrics by Bob Dylan, sanctioned by the man himself.
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Helmed by T-Bone Burnett, this rootsy experiment assembles a studio dream team—including Elvis Costello, Jim James, Zach Dawes, and Taylor Goldsmith, all of whom rotate on bass—to bring music to a sheaf of lost lyrics by Bob Dylan, sanctioned by the man himself. Costello gets bouncy on “Nothing to It,” Goldsmith goes upright on the jugband-ish “Card Shark,” Dawes hits the pedal on “Kansas City,” and James lays out in languid splendor on the title track. That’s just a taste of the 20 cuts collected here.

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