It’s hard to think of a better cover song than Bob Dylan’s ‘All Along The Watchtower’, from his 1973 album, Dylan, All Along The WATCHTOWER.
The song is a simple and effective introduction to the title character, and it makes an already great album even better.
For some, ‘All Down the Road’ is the best Dylan cover song, and I think that’s because it is a perfect introduction to Dylan’s songwriting abilities.
The track begins with a haunting acoustic melody that sounds like a cross between the sound of a tree branch and a broken window.
As Dylan’s voice begins to sing, the song’s chorus starts to build.
The chorus builds on itself, adding to the song and giving it a new dimension.
Dylan sings the words ‘I love you’ over and over again, and when the words stop, Dylan’s heart stops.
It’s a beautiful, haunting, and touching song.
The melody is the only element that could make this song any better, and that’s where the song falls flat.
The rest of the track, while beautifully haunting and beautiful, is nothing to write home about.
‘All Around the World’, ‘Take Me to the Moon’, ‘The Road’, and ‘Don’t Look Back’ are all good examples of Dylan’s ability to create moods, atmospheres, and musical structures from a simple song that’s catchy, but not quite memorable.
It is clear that Dylan was trying to create something special out of his music, but it’s the way he chose to create it that makes it so much more enjoyable.
I can’t think of many other covers that are as effective as Dylan’s track ‘All Through the Night’, but I can think of few more effective than ‘All along the watchtower’.
It’s so catchy, and you just can’t help but fall in love with Dylan’s vocal delivery.
I hope that this article helped you find the best and worst songs of Bob’s career.