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A Musical Conversation with T Bone Burnett

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A Musical Conversation with T Bone Burnett

A Musical Conversation with T Bone Burnett

A Musical Conversation with T Bone Burnett

Only Available in Archive Formats.

From 'Twenty Twenty'

Fatally Beautiful

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Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend

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Driving Wheel

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From 'New False Identity'

Palestine Texas

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Hollywood Mecca of the Movies

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T Bone Burnett has toured with Bob Dylan, collaborated with Elvis Costello and written for such performers as Emmylou Harris, Arlo Guthrie and Warren Zevon. He's produced albums for an astonishing variety of artists, including Los Lobos, k.d. lang and Tony Bennett, Roy Orbison, Allison Krause and The Wallflowers. As executive music producer for the film Walk the Line, he coached Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon on singing like Johnny Cash and June Carter.

The all-purpose musician returns to recording with a CD of new music and a 40-song retrospective. hide caption

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The all-purpose musician returns to recording with a CD of new music and a 40-song retrospective.

But it has been more than a decade since Burnett offered his own music. That changes with the release of two CDs: The True False Identity, a compilation of new songs, and Twenty Twenty, a 40-song retrospective.

Burnett talks with Liane Hansen about his life in music.

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The True False Identity
Artist
T Bone Burnett
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Sony
Released
2006

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Twenty Twenty
Artist
T Bone Burnett
Label
Sony
Released
2006

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