Bob Dylan – John Wesley Harding

Something sounds familiar on this record? Yes, it’s “All Along the Watchtower,” a track I have listened too all these years from Jimi Hendrix. Dylan’s original is softer and quieter than Hendrix’s rock cover. As with the rest of the album, Dylan returns to his acoustic twang and harmonica twirl for a laid-back, mysterious country sound. “I’ll Be Your Baby, Tonight” is just achingly beautiful. Dylan sounds as charming as ever: “Kick your shoes off, do not fear / Bring that bottle over here / I’ll be your baby tonight.”