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LOST SONGS: THE BASEMENT TAPES CONTINUED (director: Sam Jones; cinematographers: Shana Hagen/Sam Jones/Tyler Rumph/Arlene Nelson/Graham Willoughby; editors: Joshua Altman/Brian Freundlich; cast: T Bone Burnett, Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens, Taylor Goldsmith, Jim James, Marcus Mumford; Runtime: 106; MPAA Rating: NR; producer: Carol Cohen; Showtime (Beware Doll Films); 2014)

"A great behind the scenes rock documentary on the creative process."

Reviewed by Dennis Schwartz

A great behind the scenes rock documentary on the creative process. It's directed in a no-nonsense and rambling homage manner by Sam Jones ("Boomerang"/"I am Trying to Break Your Heart"). The musicians display no egos, work hard and find ways for each to make Dylan's timeless unfinished songs theirs.

A group of musicians that have not played together as a band gather together to create songs based on the newly discovered lyrics from when the 27-year-old Dylan was recovering in 1967 from a motorcycle accident and lived mysteriously in the Woodstock, NY area. Music producer T-Bone Burnett brings Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens, Taylor Goldsmith, Jim James, and Marcus Mumford together in a dramatic two-week studio session at Capitol Studios. This piece beautifully plays off the legendary 1975 album The Basement Tapes by Bob Dylan and The Band.

REVIEWED ON 1/27/2016       GRADE: A-

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