Columbia RecordsOn Thursday, a lengthy new interview Bob Dylan gave with AARP magazine that focused mostly on his upcoming standards album, Shadows in the Night, premiered online at AARP.org. Now, the AARP organization has announced that the folk-rock great will be giving away free copies of the album to 50,000 of the magazine’s readers.

According to the AARP, a U.S.-based interest group for people aged 50 and over, the CDs will be sent out to randomly chosen subscribers.

During the interview, Dylan’s first in nearly three years, he talked about his desire to give away copies of the album, which features renditions of 11 songs recorded by the late Frank Sinatra.

“A lot of [the magazine’s] readers are going to like this record,” he said. “If it was up to me, I’d give you the records for nothing and you give them to every [reader of your] magazine.”

Dylan, who is now 73, also discussed how the themes of his own songs have matured as he’s aged. “Look, you get older. Passion is a young man’s game,” he maintained. “Young people can be passionate. Older people gotta be more wise. I mean, you’re around a while, you leave certain things to the young. Don’t try to act like you’re young. You could really hurt yourself.”

Shadows in the Night will be released on February 3.

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