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  • Summary: Produced by T Bone Burnett, Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens of Carolina Chocolate Drops, Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes, Jim James of My Morning Jacket, and Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons, helped complete and record the unfinished lyrics written in 1967 by Bob Dylan.
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  • Record Label: Island
  • Genre(s): Country, Folk, Americana, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Alternative Pop/Rock, Roots Rock
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Kansas City
I listen to you time and time again While you tell me just what's right And you tell me a thousand things a day Then sleep somewhere else in the... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Nov 20, 2014
    100
    Lost on the River recalls the spontaneity and sheer love of music-making of the original, but it’s not hamstrung by reverence or caution.
  2. Mojo
    Nov 19, 2014
    80
    It's song-setting, rather than scene-stealing. [Dec 2014, p.86]
  3. Nov 10, 2014
    80
    The songs unfurl as they go, gathering resonance and gravity. But the personalities of the songwriters, who are bandleaders on their own, push through.
  4. Dec 19, 2014
    80
    The album is as loose and free as anything that Dylan And The Band recorded during that time. [Dec 2014, p.66]
  5. Uncut
    Nov 10, 2014
    70
    Lost On The River is an album of good, sometimes excellent songs with a unique creation story which, in the end, adds little substance to the narrative of perhaps the most mythologised recordings in musical history. As footnotes go, however, it's an entertaining, energised and often fascinating one. [Dec 2014, p.64]
  6. Nov 11, 2014
    61
    Nearly every track on Lost on the River has a couple of memorable moments: a marvelous turn of phrase, a brief Jim James guitar meltdown, an instant of the band members discovering how their voices can harmonize. But what it lacks is the casual joy of Dylan's Basement Tapes.
  7. Nov 12, 2014
    50
    The New Basement Tapes is a mostly pleasant collection of sleek and sometimes forgettable tunes.

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