Legendary producer would 'love to give him the sound for him to play in'
Legendary musician and now producer T-Bone Burnett has revealed that he’d like to work with Bob Dylan.
Burnett’s musical career started when Dylan asked him to play on the Rolling Thunder Revue tour in 1975, and the pair have most recently worked together on song for the film The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood — however when asked by Uncut if he would consider producing Dylan, like he has Elvis Costello and Robert Plant — he replies: “I would if he asked me. I would love to record Bob with a deep, warm sound, like the kind I know he loves.”
Burnett adds that he’d love to set up recording in the same style as Plant and Krauss’ ‘Raising Sand’ was made. He says: “I would love to be able to just set up a room with mics in it and…leave [laughs]. I’d love to give him the sound for him to play in. But it’s complicated, and I don’t know if I could produce a record for Bob.”
For the full interview with Burnett by Bud Scoppa, check out the latest issue of Uncut (May 2008) — on sale now.
Burnett talks about the rumours of converting Dylan to Christianity, breaking up the Attractions and more.
The new issue also features brand new indepth interviews with Led Zeppelin’s Plant, Page and Paul Jones.