Friday, February 10, 2012

Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower (Bob Dylan cover)

Artist: Jimi Hendrix
Song: All Along The Watchtower
Album: Electric Ladyland (Get the album on Amazon)

This is in my opinion a better recording than the original. The guitar solo is absolutely brilliant, which really isn't that surprising. After all, it is played by Jimi Hendrix. 
Of course it's not only the guitar solo. He really improved on the whole song. Bob Dylan said this about Jimi in an interview from 1995: 
"It overwhelmed me, really. He had such talent, he could find things inside a song and vigorously develop them. He found things that other people wouldn't think of finding in there. He probably improved upon it by the spaces he was using. I took license with the song from his version, actually, and continue to do it to this day."

I hope you like it :)

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