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WATCH: Bob Dylan Gets Surprisingly Candid in Bill Flanagan Interview

By: Maura O'Malley

March 24, 2017

Bob Dylan recently sat down for a surprisingly candid interview with author Bill Flanagan. Pretty nuts, considering the legend is known for his notoriously mysterious and reclusive ways.

His latest, a Sinatra cover album called Triplicate drops next Friday, March 31, so this interview lines up nicely with its release. But that’s not to say this interview is just standard procedure; in fact, it couldn’t be further from that. Dylan has remained tight-lipped throughout his career, so this interview is a rarity.

Just how candid did he get? For starters, we learn that he prefers CDs over streaming music and that he’s a huge fan of I Love Lucy and Joan Baez. And speaking of Baez, his gushing over her sounds more like the poetic lyrics to a beloved Dylan song than a free-flowing conversation. See for yourself:

“She was something else, almost too much to take. Her voice was like that of a siren from off some Greek island. Just the sound of it could put you into a spell. She was an enchantress. You’d have to get yourself strapped to the mast like Odysseus and plug up your ears so you wouldn’t hear her. She’d make you forget who you were.”

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You can read the full interview on Dylan’s website.