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Ryan Adams: 2015

Ryan Adams / Taylor Swift

Ryan Adams / Taylor Swift 1989 album covers side by side.

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For Ryan Adams, musical inspiration comes in many forms and from many directions. Perhaps that is no more evident than on his latest album, a front-to-back cover of Taylor Swift's 1989. The concept started rather innocently last Christmas when Ryan got a new/old four-track cassette recorder and began experimenting with a couple of the songs from 1989.

I sat down with him to discuss those lost early demos, the decision to record this album, and the connection he has to these songs. As any conversation with Ryan Adams goes, we tackle on a number other subjects including some of his favorite '80s records and the genius of "Eddie and The Cruisers II: Eddie Lives!"

[recorded: 9/28/15]