Holy Greil

The BASEMENT TAPES CD has gotten its first advance praise from none other than rock and pop music guru/legend Greil Marcus, author of "Lipstick Traces" and "The Old, Weird America," the seminal book on Dylan and The Band's Basement Tapes. Here's what he has to say about the new CD: "Remarkable…I'm stunned, especially by 'I'm Not There.' The archaeological work…seems to me completely right, never forced, lucid, luminous, but the performance, as with Dylan's, is where the truth of the song reveals itself. It just broke me in half. Also 'Yea Heavy,' 'Kickin' My Dog,' and second only to 'I'm Not There' the gorgeous 'Crash on the Levee.'" -Greil Marcus