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Audio: Inside the Making of Bob Dylan's 'Absolutely Sweet Marie'

Listen to our exclusive clip from the new book, 'Bob Dylan in America'

September 7, 2010 1:55 PM ET
Audio: Inside the Making of Bob Dylan's 'Absolutely Sweet Marie'

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In Bob Dylan in America, Sean Wilentz — a Princeton history professor and Rolling Stone contributing editor — traces Bob Dylan's influences, from Woody Guthrie to classical composer Aaron Copland, and tells the stories behind some of Dylan’s greatest songs. The highlight: Wilentz's detailed account of the recording of Blonde on Blonde, which includes new interviews with musicians like the Band's Robbie Robertson and thoughts on the album’s master tapes. Listen to this exclusive clip from the audio book, out today, to hear about the making of Blonde on Blonde's "Absolutely Sweet Marie."

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