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New Basement Tapes get Lost on TV

Monday, November 3, 2014 – The New Basement Tapes - Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops), Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes), Jim James (My Morning Jacket) and Marcus Mumford (Mumford & Sons) - will make their first live performances via three national television appearances in November. This is conjunction with the release of a 20-song disc out next week.

The group will perform on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Nov. 10, Ellen on Nov. 14 and Jimmy Kimmel Live on Nov. 19.

The New Basement Tapes' T Bone Burnett-produced album," Lost On the River: The New Basement Tapes," was founded on a treasure trove of recently discovered lyrics handwritten by Bob Dylan in 1967 during the period that generated the recording of his original "Basement Tapes."

With Dylan having entrusted the lyrics to Burnett, the artists and Burnett convened in March at Capitol Studios in Hollywood to write and create music together for the long-lost lyrics, swapping instrumental and vocal roles throughout the marathon sessions. The result was dozens of new songs and recordings, 20 of which are included on "Lost On the River: The New Basement Tapes," which will be released by Electromagnetic Recordings/Harvest Records on Nov. 10.

The original documentary "Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued" will premiere on Showtime on Friday, Nov. 21 at 9 p.m. eastern/Pacific. The documentary, which is directed by Sam Jones, will look at the making of "Lost On The River." A trailer for the film can be viewed and a performance of "Six Months In Kansas City (Liberty Street)" by The New Basement Tapes can be viewed here.

Songs are:
1. Down On The Bottom
2. Married To My Hack
3. Kansas City
4. Spanish Mary
5. Liberty Street
6. Nothing To It
7. Golden Tom - Silver Judas*
8. When I Get My Hands On You
9. Duncan and Jimmy
10. Florida Key
11. Hidee Hidee Ho #11
12. Lost On The River #12
13. Stranger
14. Card Shark
15. Quick Like A Flash*
16. Hidee Hidee Ho #16
17. Diamond Ring*
18. The Whistle Is Blowing*
19. Six Months In Kansas City (Liberty Street)
20. Lost On The River #20

* Not available on 15-track standard edition of the album

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