All Along The Watchtower, A Dylan Song, A Hendrix Masterpiece

So Dylan makes this apparently (postapocalyptic motorcycle accident) disappointing (next release after Blonde on Blonde) album that includes this song. And the only reason anyone, anywhere on this planet (or elsewhere) knows this song is because Jimi Hendrix covered it.  And for the last 30 years or so whenever Dylan plays this tune he does his version of the Hendrix cover. Two of the greatest musical people of the second half of the 20th century somehow combine to bring you a song a truly great song for the ages. Repeat, they did not work on this together.

Original version, sort of…

WordPress will not publish this but I hope this link works for you.

Hendrix version

and the version Dylan has been playing forever.


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