Fast Tracks: “Spanish Mary” From Lost on the River


TRACK 4

“Spanish Mary”

From Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes

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Liner notes: “Is it a mystery to live/Or is it a mystery to die?” Rhiannon Giddens asks with cool grace, as banjo and mellotron add arresting texture to this spooky toe-tapper.

Behind the music: Entrusted with previously unseen Bob Dylan lyrics from 1967, T Bone Burnett recruited Elvis Costello, Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops), Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes), Jim James (My Morning Jacket), and Marcus Mumford (Mumford & Sons) to collaborate on these “new” songs.

Check it out if you like: Dylan’s Basement Tapes.