Bob Dylan: Live versions of 10 songs from “John Wesley Harding”

John Wesley Harding is the eighth studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released on December 27, 1967, by Columbia Records. Produced by Bob Johnston, the album marked Dylan’s return to semi-acoustic instrumentation and folk-influenced songwriting after three albums of lyrically abstract, blues-indebted rock music. John Wesley Harding shares many stylistic threads with, and was recorded around the same time as, the prolific series of home recording sessions with The Band, partly released in 1975 as The Basement Tapes, and released in complete form in 2014 as The Bootleg Series Vol. 11: The Basement Tapes Complete.

Drifter’s Escape

studio version recorded October 17, 1967.

San José Event State Center
San José, California
9 May 1992
  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
  • John Jackson (guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • Ian Wallace (drums)
  • Charlie Quintana (drums & percussion)


I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine

studio version recorded October 17, 1967.

Shoreline Amphitheatre
Mountain View, California
11 June 1988
  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • G. E. Smith (guitar)
  • Kenny Aaronson (bass)
  • Christopher Parker (drums)

The Ballad Of Frankie Lee And Judas Priest

studio version recorded October 17, 1967.

Cardiff International Centre Arena
Cardiff, Wales
23 September 2000
  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Charlie Sexton (guitar)
  • Larry Campbell (guitar, mandolin, pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • David Kemper (drums & percussion)

All Along The Watchtower

studio version recorded November 6, 1967.

Woodstock ‘94
Saugerties, New York
14 August 1994
  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
  • John Jackson (guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • Winston Watson (drums & percussion)

John Wesley Harding

Never performed live.

As I Went Out One Morning

studio version recorded November 6, 1967.

Maple Leaf Gardens
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
10 January 1974
  • Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar, harmonica)
  • Robbie Robertson (guitar)
  • Garth Hudson (organ, piano and clavinette)
  • Richard Manual (keyboards)
  • Rick Danko (bass)
  • Levon Helm (drums)

Only live performance of this song

I Pity The Poor Immigrant

studio version recorded November 6, 1967.

Hughes Stadium
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado
23 May 1976
  • Bob Dylan (guitar & vocal)
  • Joan Baez (guitar and shared vocal)
  • Scarlet Rivera (violin)
  • T-bone J. Henry Burnett (guitar & piano)
  • Steven Soles (guitar)
  • Mick Ronson (guitar)
  • Bobby Neuwirth (guitar & vocal)
  • Roger McGuinn (guitar & vocal)
  • David Mansfield (steel guitar, mandolin, violin & dobro)
  • Rob Stoner (bass)
  • Howie Wyeth (drums)
  • Gary Burke (percussion)

I Am A Lonesome Hobo

Never performed live.

The Wicked Messenger

studio version recorded November 29, 1967.

Xcel Energy Center
St. Paul, Minnesota
25 October 2001
  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Charlie Sexton (guitar)
  • Larry Campbell (guitar, mandolin, pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • David Kemper (drums & percussion)

I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight

studio version recorded November 29, 1967.

Den Fynske Landsby
Odense, Denmark
27 June 2011
  • Bob Dylan (vocal & keyboard)
  • Stu Kimball (guitar)
  • Charlie Sexton (guitar)
  • Donnie Herron (violin, mandolin, steel guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • George Recile (drums & percussion)

Down Along The Cove

studio version recorded November 29, 1967.

Shepherds Bush Empire Theatre
London, England
23 November 2003
  • Bob Dylan (vocal & piano)
  • Freddie Koella (guitar)
  • Larry Campbell (guitar, mandolin, pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • George Recile (drums & percussion).

Dear Landlord

studio version recorded November 29, 1967.

Van Wezel Performing Arts Center
Sarasota, Florida
9 November 1992
  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
  • John Jackson (guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • Ian Wallace (drums)
  • Winston Watson (drums & percussion)

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