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Bob Dylan: Getting in Touch with Christ (You Know It Ain’t Easy)

Steve Turner, New Musical Express, 3 January 1981

BECAUSE HE DIDN'T preach in between numbers during his recent West Coast concerts and because he sang ‘Like A Rolling Stone’ and ‘The Times They Are A Changin’’, there were concerned Christians in America who thought that brother Bob Dylan might well be on his way to becoming an ex-brother. But fear not! Just in time, he’s given his first post-conversion interview to the Los Angeles Times – in which he explains how his conversion came about, why he wrote the songs for ‘Slow Train Coming’ and how his attitude to his old material has changed since his ’79 tour.

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