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The New Basement Tapes

Postby Six String » 05 Apr 2021, 02:58

How many people here bought it?
How many like it?
Is it time ti rethink this project?

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I’ve never stopped listening to this but it’s never spent large amounts of time on my tt, just consistent. It sounds better today than it ever has. I think this is a hidden gem. Thoughts?
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Re: The New Basement Tapes

Postby der Freiherr » 05 Apr 2021, 03:40

Are you talking about the Dylan Basement Tapes archive box thingie or an alleged "supergroup?"
I bought the Basement Tapes box with the intention of poring over it with Invisible Republic and the Harry Smith Anthology (among other things) but it's a daunting project and I haven't gotten to it yet, though it's always there, right on the horizon of things I want to do.

I've always loved the Basement Tapes LP thing they cobbled together int the 70s.
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Re: The New Basement Tapes

Postby Walk In My Shadow » 05 Apr 2021, 14:46

I suppose you're talking about the box?

I have the original but didn't shell out for the full meal.

Didn't really want to hear six takes of Tears of Rage and others.

A bit much.
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Re: The New Basement Tapes

Postby Mike Boom » 05 Apr 2021, 16:36

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I quite like this, has some good stuff on it


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Re: The New Basement Tapes

Postby toomanyhatz » 05 Apr 2021, 17:43

How many people here bought it? - Didn't buy it, but got a promo copy from my work (back when we were still in the office)

How many like it? - I...like it, sure. There's a lot of talented people on it. And some of the new music works just fine. But I couldn't escape the feeling that the assembled cast was trying way too hard to treat a project that was very spontaneous and instinctive when Dylan did it with far too much reverence. Dylan just puts it out there like he's idly swishing his tail, these guys try to recreate the feeling of Making Art. The main effect that had on me was to give me more appreciation for the original.

Is it time to rethink this project? - Maybe. I'll give it another listen soon and see if my opinion has changed any. I can certainly always get some joy out of hearing Rhiannon Giddens sing.
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Re: The New Basement Tapes

Postby Six String » 05 Apr 2021, 19:16

Mike Boom wrote:Image


I quite like this, has some good stuff on it



This is what I was posting about. I played it last night and it was sounding better than I remembered. I used to listen to side one and then stop. Last night was different.
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Re: The New Basement Tapes

Postby Matt Wilson » 05 Apr 2021, 20:08

Didn't even know about a New Basement Tapes set. But this is what you need folks:

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Re: The New Basement Tapes

Postby C » 07 Apr 2021, 13:45

Matt Wilson wrote:Didn't even know about a New Basement Tapes set. But this is what you need folks:

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Three zillion CDs....?



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Postby Matt Wilson » 07 Apr 2021, 16:14

You're not questioning the box set king are you?
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Postby C » 07 Apr 2021, 16:22

Matt Wilson wrote:You're not questioning the box set king are you?

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Postby LMG » 07 Apr 2021, 16:51

The most reliable sound on a BCB discussion: everyone barking up the wrong tree...

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Re: The New Basement Tapes

Postby Muskrat » 09 Apr 2021, 22:24

https://smile.amazon.com/River-Deluxe-Version-Basement-Tapes/dp/B00MRKX9MW/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2J9L1WYMUQTK4&keywords=new+basement+tapes&qid=1618003318&sprefix=new+basement+tapes%2Caps%2C223&sr=8-1

Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes is a music event 47 years in the making. It's an historic album project from five of music's finest artists -- Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops), Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes), Jim James (My Morning Jacket) and Marcus Mumford (Mumford & Sons) -- in unique collaboration with a 26-year-old Bob Dylan. Produced by project creator T Bone Burnett, the album was recorded in March, 2014 at Capitol Studios in Hollywood, where the artists and Burnett convened for two weeks to write and create music for a treasure trove of long-lost lyrics handwritten by Bob Dylan in 1967 during the period that generated the recording of the legendary Basement Tapes. The collective completed and recorded dozens of songs, the first 20 of which appear on this deluxe edition.
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