Cover vs. Original

Knockin' on Heaven's Door


In this case the decision is quite difficult for me. On the one hand so many bands covered this great song, but Guns 'n' Roses created the best cover version. On the other hand the original version by Bob Dylan fits in my opinion better to this song.
So finally my winner here is Bob Dylan.

Guns 'n' Roses
1991

vs.

Bob Dylan
1973

CD-Cover: Guns 'n' Roses - Use Your Illusion II 52.2 % 47.8 % CD-Cover: Bob Dylan - Pat Garrett And Billy The Kid
Results of the voting: Cover versus Original
Click on the cover for listening Click on the cover for listening
Guns 'n' Roses 8395 Votes Bob Dylan

Comments about Knockin' on Heaven's Door:

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What about Jon Bon Jovi
- Wolrab, Victoria, Canada, 0-.-1.2006
GUNS 'N' ROSES: WHO ARE THEY TO DEMOLISH A SO BEAUTIFUL SONG OF THE MASTER : B O B D Y L A N ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
- Emmanuel Gaillard, Québec, Canada, 0-.-1.2006
As Dylan has never done it for me, I'd have to vote for the Gunners' version. Bob Dylan can craft an awesome song - he just can't sing it. Same goes for Joan Osborne's version of his "Man in the Long Black Coat." She just sings it with so much more "oomph" than Dylan ever could.
- Shayne, Melbourne, Australia, 9-.-0.2006
Bob ofc !
- Kika, Geneva, Switzerland, 8-.-0.2006
I can't vote in this case. Ufff, I can't say what of both songs are better.
- David Urlanga, Beranga, Spain, 7-.-0.2006
Dylan!!! Beautiful Song.

Also check out versions by Roger McGuinn and Warren Zevon
- Herby, Palm Harbor, United States, 7-.-0.2006
Dumb song
- Gaza Cup, West Pinball, Ohio, United States, 7-.-0.2006
Dumb song
- Gaza Cup, West Pinball, Ohio, United States, 7-.-0.2006
GnR get my vote. Dylan is great but I feel that Slash's guitar solo really convey's that emotion in the song.
- Minstrel, Toronto, Canada, 7-.-0.2006
Tricky one - both are excrementally bad. But at least Dylan doesn't sing like he's taking a shit.
- Don, Glasgow, Scotland, 6-.-0.2006
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