Cover vs. Original

All Along the Watchtower


That is not an easy choice: But in this case I have to decide in favour of the cover version ofJimi Hendrix. His style of playing guitar is just sensational.
Bob Dylan was impressed by Jimis version of his song, too. So he even once played it during a concert in the style of Jimi Hendrix.
But I can't wait to see how you will vote...

Jimi Hendrix
1968

vs.

Bob Dylan
1967

CD-Cover: Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland 65.5 % 34.5 % CD-Cover: Bob Dylan - John Wesley Harding
Results of the voting: Cover versus Original
Click on the cover for listening Click on the cover for listening
Jimi Hendrix 7600 Votes Bob Dylan

Comments about All Along the Watchtower:

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Jimi made this song his own. Enough said
- SuperDave, New Roads, LA, United States, 1-.-0.2007
Jimi all the way!
- Todd, Buffalo, NY, United States, 2-.-1.2006
Hendrix's arrangement and guitar works are definitely way better and are more spiced up with better quality whereas for Dylan's,it is more onto a slower and acouistic-like feel.I don't mean that Dylan's worse but it's just different
- Franshire Pierreou, Quebec, Canada, 1-.-1.2006
I actually prefer the XTC version from their first album in 1978. Tore it apart and rebuilt it.
- JOHN, St. Helens, England, 0-.-1.2006
Dylan's original all the way! Although it's a great cover.
- Sinéad, County Galway, Ireland, 9-.-0.2006
different moods different versions.

- santosh, manchester, England, 8-.-0.2006
This is a very tough call, I'm not sure which way I'm going to go. Probably for Jimi though.
- Ben, Portland, United States, 7-.-0.2006
jimi's can't be beat
- don, Easton,MD, United States, 7-.-0.2006
i've got to go with the hendrix version just on pure spirit. this song coming from his strings personifies the mystique that is jimi. dylan knows he created a transcendent vehicle with this song, but hendrix was born to drive that vehicle
- joe, lancaster, pa, United States, 7-.-0.2006
jimi`s version number 1
- william, amsterdam, Netherlands, 5-.-0.2006
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