Ryan Adams' latest release is a song-for-song cover of Taylor Swift's 1989 album. Left: Julia Brokaw /Courtesy of the artist. Right: Jason Merritt/Getty Images hide caption

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Ryan Adams Locates The Dark Underbelly Of Taylor Swift's '1989'

Adams handles Swift's music with care and respect, to the point where his version of 1989 can feel positively dour.

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Ryan Adams On World Cafe

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The roots-rock singer just released his self-titled 14th album. But the big news coming out of his World Cafe session was the debut of an unreleased song called "The Door."

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Ryan Adams' new album, the latest in a prolific career, is called Ashes & Fire. David Black/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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