Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons, Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens, Taylor Goldsmith, and Jim James take on Bob Dylan in “Nothing to It,” the first track released from Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes.

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SHOWTIME will premiere captivating new original documentary LOST SONGS: THE BASEMENT TAPES CONTINUED on Friday, November 21st at 9:00 p.m. Produced by Oscar winner T Bone Burnett and Sam Jones and directed by Jones, the documentary chronicles the recording of new music from long-lost lyrics penned by legendary songwriter Bob Dylan. 

LOST SONGS: THE BASEMENT TAPES CONTINUED is 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. 

Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford, Jim James Record ‘Lost’ Dylan Lyrics
 
The project, ‘Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes,’ will come out in the fall
From RollingStone.com:March 25, 2014Words: Kory GrowPhoto: Courtesy of Showtime
Producer T Bone Burnett has found a way to extend the legacy of Bob Dylan's legendary “basement tapes,” recordings he made with members of the Band in the late Sixties in upstate New York that were heavily bootlegged until their official release in 1975.
With Dylan’s permission, he has enlisted the likes of Elvis Costello, Mumford and Sons' Marcus Mumford and My Morning Jacket's Jim James to write and record their own songs using lyrics Dylan penned during his basement sojourn for a release titled Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes, according to the Los Angeles Times. The release is due out this fall.
"These are not B-level Dylan lyrics," Burnett told the Times. “They’re lyrics he just never got around to finishing.”
The original Basement Tapes sessions yielded at least 30 songs – 24 of which were issued as The Basement Tapes in the Seventies – that Dylan worked on with the Band in the foundation of a pink West Saugerties, New York house, affectionately called “Big Pink,” which also served as the springboard for the Band’s debut, Music From Big Pink. In addition to the music that made it out, Dylan wrote many lyrics during that time that were never recorded.
The Burnett-helmed sessions will produce an estimated 50 or so “new” Dylan songs. The rock and folk icon’s only involvement in the release has been allowing his lyrics to be used and giving the project his blessing. Each artist, which also includes Dawes’ Taylor Goldsmith and Carolina Chocolate Drops’ Rhiannon Giddens, has written their own music for the lyrics. They have recorded multiple versions of the same songs and each has worked with one another to record the music needed.
Song titles for the new project include “Florida Key,” “Card Shark,” “Hi-De-Ho” and “Lost on the River,” tough Burnett and his group have not yet decided how many songs will come out on the release.
The making of the new album will serve as the basis for a Showtime documentary dubbed Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued, by filmmaker Sam Jones. It is scheduled to premiere in the fall.
But that cinematic touch is not the only departing point from Dylan’s original sessions. “This is the exact opposite of The Basement Tapes,” Costello told the Times in Capitol Records Studio A. “We’re in the best recording studio in the world, and we’re not in a basement.”_____Read this article at RollingStone.com.
Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford, Jim James Record ‘Lost’ Dylan Lyrics
 

The project, ‘Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes,’ will come out in the fall

From RollingStone.com:
March 25, 2014
Words: Kory Grow
Photo: Courtesy of Showtime

Producer T Bone Burnett has found a way to extend the legacy of Bob Dylan's legendary “basement tapes,” recordings he made with members of the Band in the late Sixties in upstate New York that were heavily bootlegged until their official release in 1975.

With Dylan’s permission, he has enlisted the likes of Elvis CostelloMumford and Sons' Marcus Mumford and My Morning Jacket's Jim James to write and record their own songs using lyrics Dylan penned during his basement sojourn for a release titled Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes, according to the Los Angeles Times. The release is due out this fall.

"These are not B-level Dylan lyrics," Burnett told the Times. “They’re lyrics he just never got around to finishing.”

The original Basement Tapes sessions yielded at least 30 songs – 24 of which were issued as The Basement Tapes in the Seventies – that Dylan worked on with the Band in the foundation of a pink West Saugerties, New York house, affectionately called “Big Pink,” which also served as the springboard for the Band’s debut, Music From Big Pink. In addition to the music that made it out, Dylan wrote many lyrics during that time that were never recorded.

The Burnett-helmed sessions will produce an estimated 50 or so “new” Dylan songs. The rock and folk icon’s only involvement in the release has been allowing his lyrics to be used and giving the project his blessing. Each artist, which also includes Dawes’ Taylor Goldsmith and Carolina Chocolate Drops’ Rhiannon Giddens, has written their own music for the lyrics. They have recorded multiple versions of the same songs and each has worked with one another to record the music needed.

Song titles for the new project include “Florida Key,” “Card Shark,” “Hi-De-Ho” and “Lost on the River,” tough Burnett and his group have not yet decided how many songs will come out on the release.

The making of the new album will serve as the basis for a Showtime documentary dubbed Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued, by filmmaker Sam Jones. It is scheduled to premiere in the fall.

But that cinematic touch is not the only departing point from Dylan’s original sessions. “This is the exact opposite of The Basement Tapes,” Costello told the Times in Capitol Records Studio A. “We’re in the best recording studio in the world, and we’re not in a basement.”
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Read this article at RollingStone.com.

"Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright"  |  Marcus Mumford and Justin Hayward-Young (The Vaccines)

Click here for a video of this performance.

Click here to check out the full Mumford & Sons and Friends Daytrotter session recorded at the Troy Gentlemen of the Road Stopover.

VIDEO PREMIERE: Mumford & Sons’ Marcus Mumford and Justin Hayward-Young of The Vaccines perform Bob Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright” live for Daytrotter. Click through to join Daytrotter and watch!
Click here to check out the full Mumford & Sons and Friends Daytrotter session recorded at the Troy Gentlemen of the Road Stopover.

VIDEO PREMIERE: Mumford & Sons’ Marcus Mumford and Justin Hayward-Young of The Vaccines perform Bob Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright” live for Daytrotter. Click through to join Daytrotter and watch!

Click here to check out the full Mumford & Sons and Friends Daytrotter session recorded at the Troy Gentlemen of the Road Stopover.

Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons joins the Punch Brothers on Bob Dylan’s “Farewell” to close out Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of “Inside Llewyn Davis” on September 29, 2013 at Town Hall in New York City.

NOTE: This video had to be removed from YouTube due to a copyright claim by Warner Music Group.

Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons performs Bob Dylan’s “I Was Young When I Left Home” at Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of “Inside Llewyn Davis” on September 29, 2013 at Town Hall in New York City.

NOTE: This video had to be removed from YouTube due to a copyright claim by Warner Music Group.

I have been searching the video from the first perfomance of "Lover's Eyes", in the time called "Untitled". This video was in the cbs radio website and was the best perfomance of "Lover's Eyes" that i ever seen. It's so emocional, with Marcus crying. Have you seen this video?

- Asked by Anonymous

Hello, and thank you for the question. You can watch the first-ever performance of Mumford & Sons’ then-untitled track “Lovers’ Eyes” right here (and check out the audio post with downloadable mp3 here!). This was recorded at the 2011 KROQ GRAMMY Pre-Party at the Clive Davis Theater the night before Mumford & Sons took the GRAMMY stage by storm with Bob Dylan and The Avett Brothers. You can watch that performance here.

Cheers!

Bob Dylan, Justin Timberlake Included on 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Soundtrack ]

Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, Marcus Mumford also contribute

June 27, 2013 8:00 AM ET
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It only makes sense that a movie about a folk singer would include a soundtrack album, and the Coen brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis will get one late this summer. The soundtrack features songs by Bob Dylan and Dave Van Ronk, along with tunes performed by stars of the movie, including Justin Timberlake, Oscar Isaac and Carey Mulligan, as well as Marcus Mumford (Mulligan’s husband) and the Punch Brothers. 

The 14-song collection, produced by T Bone Burnett, Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, is due out September 17th on Nonesuch (pre-order it here). It’s the Coens’ fourth collaboration with Burnett, whose soundtrack to their 2000 film O Brother, Where Art Thou? won five Grammys.

Inside Llewyn Davis chronicles a struggling young folk singer, played by Isaacs, as he tries to find his place in the burgeoning Greenwich Village folk scene in 1961. The movie recently won the Grand Prix at the Cannes International Film Festival. It will premiere in the United States on December 6th.

The track listing, and a red-band trailer, are below:

  1. "Hang Me, Oh Hang Me" (Traditional; Arranged by T Bone Burnett) – Oscar Isaac
  2. "Fare Thee Well (Dink’s Song)" (Traditional; Arranged by Oscar Isaac and T Bone Burnett) – Marcus Mumford and Oscar Isaac
  3. "The Last Thing on My Mind" (Tom Paxton) – Stark Sands
  4. "Five Hundred Miles" (Hedy West) – Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan and Stark Sands
  5. "Please Mr. Kennedy" (Ed Rush, George Cromarty, T Bone Burnett, Justin Timberlake, Joel Coen and Ethan Coen) – Oscar Isaac, Justin Timberlake and Adam Driver
  6. "Green, Green Rocky Road" (Len Chandler and Robert Kaufman) – Oscar Isaac
  7. "The Death of Queen Jane" (Traditional; Arranged by Oscar Isaac and T Bone Burnett) – Oscar Isaac
  8. "The Roving Gambler" (Traditional) – John Cohen with the Down Hill Strugglers
  9. "The Shoals of Herring" (Ewan MacColl) – Oscar Isaac
  10. "The Auld Triangle" (Brendan Behan) – Chris Thile, Chris Eldridge, Marcus Mumford, Justin Timberlake and Gabe Witcher
  11. "The Storms Are on the Ocean" (A.P. Carter) – Nancy Blake
  12. "Fare Thee Well (Dink’s Song) (Traditional; Arranged by Oscar Isaac and T Bone Burnett) – Oscar Isaac
  13. "Farewell" (Bob Dylan) – Bob Dylan
  14. "Green, Green Rocky Road" (Len Chandler and Robert Kaufman) – Dave Van Ronk

Inside Llewyn Davis Cannes Teaser Trailer

Click here to read this article on RollingStone.com.

Click to listen to and watch videos of previous collaborations between Marcus Mumford, The Punch Brothers, and Oscar Isaac on “Dink’s Song" and "The Auld Triangle.”

Throwback Thursdays: 2011 GRAMMY Performance

In honor of Mumford & Sons winning Album of the Year for Babel at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards on February 10, 2013, this week’s Throwback is to their GRAMMY debut with The Avett Brothers and Bob Dylan on February 13, 2011.

Click here for full Mumford & Sons coverage from this year’s GRAMMY Awards, including photos, videos of the band’s performances, and more.

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