They create something deeper than what came before – something harder to quantify.
One Track Mind: Bob Dylan and the Band, “Odds and Ends” from The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 (2014)
Lost time may never be found again but, sometimes, lost songs are.
Willie Nelson’s presence here means a debt has finally been repaid.
We find Phil Ochs sharpening his weapons for a final attack on injustice.
As layered as it is honest, as reflective as it is determined.
Thompson takes an old favorite, and does an unexpected thing.
One Track Mind: Elvis Costello, Jim James + Marcus Mumford, “Nothing To It” from Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes (2014)
You can tell their heart is in it. But something important is off.
Richard Manuel, and this is so sad, was on to something at the end.
A reminder from Thorn to be thankful, in bad times – and good.
This lightly grooved, calliope-paced aside plays to Levon Helm’s many strengths.