Eagle Rock Entertainment has just announced that they will be releasing a brand new documentary featuring previously unheard Bob Dylan lyrics. The doc will feature an excellent array of musicians using sets of lyrics originally written by Bob Dylan in 1967 during The Basement Tapes sessions. The DVD, Lost Songs – The Basement Tapes Continued, features Elvis Costello, Jim James, Marcus Mumford and many more. The original Basement Tapes were recorded in 1967 and featured the artists that later became The Band backing some of Bob Dylan’s greatest work. Though not officially released until 1975, the album demonstrates an incredible chemistry between the musicians, and is often considered some of the best material either artist has to offer.
“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,” according to Eagle Rock Entertainment. The documentary is directed by Sam Jones, perhaps best known for the 2003 Wilco documentary I Am Trying to Break Your Heart. The film is intended to accompany the November 2014 Harvest Records release Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes which the DVD will surely bring new perspective to.