Label: Columbia - 88697 15349 2,Legacy - 88697 15349 2 • Format: CD Compilation Digipak • Country: US • Genre: Rock, Folk, World, & Country • Style: Folk Rock, Folk
Although "All Along the Watchtower" has been performed many times by a variety of artists -- including Richie Havens, Jeff Healey, XTC, Buddy Miles, Indigo Girls, Bobby Womack, U2, John Mellencamp, Dave Mason, and TSOL -- it remains one of the few Dylan songs most commonly identified not with the songwriter himself.
"All Along the Watchtower" is a song written and recorded by the American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. The song initially appeared on his album John Wesley Harding, and it has been included on most of Dylan's subsequent greatest hits the past 35 years, he has performed it in concert more than any of his other songs.
· All Along the Watchtower started as one piece of a suite of low-key, restrained songs from the Bob Dylan album John Wesley Harding. After the stormy years before (Dylan going electric – outrage, betrayal, a motorcycle accident), this was the sound of the woods.
Mike from Coopersburg, Pa The Hendrix version of All Along the Watchtower is a classic. I get goosebumps every time I hear it. Hendrix certaintly dug Dylan. Hendrix aspired to the have Dylans use of poethic prose. Another cover of the all Along the Watchtower was done by Dave Mason.
· Bob Dylan’s version of All Along the Watchtower. All Along the Watchtower really shows the poetic prowess of Bob Dylan. With allusions to Isaiah 21, we get a sense that the two protagonists, the joker, and the thief, are in a metaphorical prison is their society, this is their Babylon in which they long to see fall.
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