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Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door (Rolling Thunder Revue, 1975) – excerpt from Renaldo and Clara

The sound of the The Rolling Thunder Revue band in 1975 is magical. I love David Mansfield’s pedal steel playing, Howie Wyeth’s drumming, Rob Stoner’s bass playing, Scarlet Rivera’s violin playing and face paint – better said there’s nothing I don’t like about it. Mick Ronson (RIP) also played a huge part in this band and we will not forget him.

Regardless of what you hear Renaldo and Clara is a must watch and you gotta sit through the whole thing. Smoke a joint, have a glass of wine or a beer – whatever relaxes you, and just get into it. It does go for a long time but it is well worth it.

I think the RTR versions of this song are pretty good and I love it when the band builds it down at 2.22 and Mansfield, Rivera and Roger McGuinn play this great thing that you gotta hear to believe.
Speaking of McGuinn I think the two tours really took it out of him, but I think it would take it out of anyone. Lots of drugs and heavy drink keep you up and throw you down.

Was anyone lucky enough to see one of these shows in 1975?


Dignity Live in Sheffield, 2000

If you don’t want to feel the hairs on the back of neck stand up – DON”T WATCH THIS!

Great video of a great performance of a great song here.
I never really got into this song as much until I heard the outtake on Tell Tale Signs. I can tell Bob really respects this song, which would be one of the reasons he left it alone when he released Oh Mercy.

I’ve said it before on DylanTube and I’ll say it again. Bob Dylan in 2000-2001 kicks ass. I believe it is a peak in his live career. I love his cruised out approach to delivering songs, the way he holds his fender stratocaster, the way he looks in general. In my opinion this would be one of his best band combinations also. Charlie Sexton, Larry Campbell, Tony Garnier and David Kemper – there is some good chemistry with them and they helped Bob rise in a big way.

Bob does a pretty good lead solo at ’round about the 3 minute mark and Tony’s bass playing is pretty punchy indeed.

Enjoy this one friends and don’t be afraid to leave your own comment.

Dylan Chords & Lyrics

For Bob Dylan chords you can’t go past Eyolf Østrem’s website Dylan Chords (http://DylanChords.com). Eyolf has an amazing ear and can convert Dylan’s most subtle guitar playing into tabs. Eyolf is a highly respected expert in the Bob Dylan community and we are very lucky for his talent, effort and intelligence. A huge amount of work put into this and I have found it extremely helpful

Use the official Bob Dylan website to find lyrics. Go here http://www.bobdylan.com/#/songs and either search for a Bob Dylan song or browse by alphabetical order.

I own a a Bob Dylan lyrics book that has all the albums up to Love and Theft. Perhaps you can buy an updated one now?
Bob Dylan – Lyrics: 1962-2001

I noticed this on Amazon and thought of the beginner guitarist Bob Dylan fan.

Also see –

Bob Dylan: Anthology

Bob Dylan Anthology: Guitar Tab Edition