All Along The Watchtower (track) by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
From the album Electric Ladyland (track #15)
All Along The Watchtower appears on the following album(s) by The Jimi Hendrix Experience:
- Electric Ladyland (track #15) (this album) (1968)
- Experience Hendrix: The Best Of Jimi Hendrix (track #5) (compilation) (1997)
- The Essential Jimi Hendrix (track #15) (compilation) (1978)
- Freedom: Atlanta Pop Festival (track #8) (2015)
- The Jimi Hendrix Experience (track #54) (compilation) (2000)
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All Along the Watchtower deserves paragraphs of praise and it still wouldn’t be enough. Inversely, one could leave a comment saying “This song fucking rules!!!111” and it wouldn’t be inaccurate one iota.
Hendrix’s version of Watchtower is a meticulous masterpiece dressed up like a loose jam. Some of the most lyrical and moving rock guitar solos ever recorded and the tidal waves of drums, percussion, acoustic and electric guitars provide the perfect backing for the soloing to fully thrive.
I have always absolutely loved this song.
The best record of all-time.
The Byrds made a great cover from a fine Dylan record.
Hendrix transform a Dylan song into a outstanding psych rock classic.
One of the most amazing covers of all time. However I wouldn't call this Jimi's best song by a longshot.
Yes, the best cover of all time. The genius of the singer and the song. Hendrix takes Dylan's spooky folk tale and takes the foreboding the song evokes and turns it into an apocalyptic comedown to the sixties and the summer of love in the era of race riots and Vietnam. Although it was recorded in '68, this track, along with the Stones, gimme shelter, is the explosive finale and the ultimate not so fond farewell to the most significant decade in popular culture. Superb.
Combination of all that was good in rock music. The guitar playing is one of a kind.
Best cover of all time? I don't know.
Best cover I've ever heard? Definitely.
Perhaps the greatest cover there is. Bob Dylan live performances are actually influenced by the way Jimi Hendrix played it.
So...you hate it because it's a cover song? That's pretty narrow minded....
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