Bob Dylan and Van Morrison: Knocking on Heaven's Door (live 1998)

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Bob Dylan and Van Morrison: Knocking on Heaven's Door (live 1998)

Previously Elsewhere had lifted an obscure Dylan song (John Brown) from this concert in Birmingham, but of course this -- with Morrison -- was the popular showstopper.

From the way the audience responds we might guess that just after Dylan starts the song, Morrison comes on stage.

It's also a pretty good and enjoyably ragged treatment of a song which has had some ropey version by everyone from buskers, drunks at weddings to superstar sessions.

Are they in harmony, a natural pairing? Of course not.

But here they are, two aging warriors on an old warhorse. 

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buck nelson - Apr 22, 2014

Thank you for making my ears smile-again!

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