Bob Dylan has admitted he cannot take people seriously when they compare him to Frank Sinatra.

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan

The singer's 36th studio album 'Shadows in the Night' features a number of tracks associated with Sinatra, such as 'That Lucky Old Sun', but Dylan insists that the music icon is beyond compare.

Speaking to the American Association of Retired Persons magazine, he replied when asked whether he's taking a risk making records previously sung by Sinatra: "There's nothing risky about making records.

"Comparing me with Frank Sinatra? You must be joking. To be mentioned in the same breath as him must be some sort of high compliment.

"Nobody touches him. Not me or anyone else."

He goes on to confess that the new LP is "out of step with the current media culture" but dismissed it as being "corny".

"These songs, take 'em or leave 'em, if nothing else, are songs of great virtue. That's what they are.

"If they sound trite and corny to somebody, well so much for that.

"But people's lives today are filled on so many levels with vice and the trappings of it. Ambition, greed and selfishness all have to do with vice.

"We see the destruction of human life and the mockery of it, everywhere we look. These songs are anything but that. Romance never does go out of fashion.

"It's radical. Maybe it's out of step with the current media culture."

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