Two dozen unreleased Bob Dylan lyrics will be recorded by a veritable supergroup comprised of Elvis Costello, My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, Marcus Mumford, T-Bone Burnett, Rhiannon Giddens of Carolina Chocolate Drops and Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes.
According to L.A. Times, the Dylan lyrics are from 1967, circa his Basement Tapes sessions, with the songwriter giving the ambitious project his full blessing. The endeavor is expected to produce a full-length release, Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes, which is expected to arrive before the end of 2014. Among the song titles include “Florida Key,” “Card Shark” and “Hi-De-Ho.”
In other Costello news, he’ll be doing a solo acoustic tour of a few U.S. cities in June after playing some European shows with his current backing band, the Impostors, in April. Get dates at his website.
— Scott T. Sterling, Radio.com