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All Along the Watchtower

All Along the Watchtower


by Bob Dylan

All Along the Watchtower Resources


Jimi Hendrix – "All Along the Watchtower"

Live from the Isle of Wight. It's different from the album version, but worth a look.

Dave Matthews Band – "All Along the Watchtower"

Live from the Woodstock music festival in 1999. If you're into DMB, you'll probably like this cover.

Neil Young – "All Along the Watchtower"

An excellent cover by fellow legend Neil Young, as performed live at the Dylan 30th Anniversary Celebration.

Bob Dylan – "All Along the Watchtower"

Don't judge Bob based on this loud, mumbling version of the song he played at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995. It's very different from the original John Wesley Harding recording.

Trailer for Clockers

The theatrical trailer for Spike Lee's movie Clockers features Hendrix's version of "All Along the Watchtower" about 90 seconds in. You get a good feel for how the song has been used in films and on television: to symbolize all hell breaking loose.


Eddie Vedder – "All Along the Watchtower"
The Pearl Jam front-man covered the song for the soundtrack of the Todd Haynes film I'm Not There about Dylan's life.


John Wesley Harding

The classic album cover of John Wesley Harding, featuring a grainy photo of a sly-looking Bob.

Old Watchtower

Photo of an old watchtower.

Vietnam Watchtower

A small concrete watchtower built by the French in Vietnam.


1967 Recording Sessions
A log of Bob Dylan's recording sessions, including the recording of John Wesley Harding in Nashville, TN.

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