Despite the high-calibre cast that celebrated Bob Dylan's 30th stage anniversary at New York's Madison Square Garden, one event in particular has gone down in pop history: the moment when Sinead O'Connor rips up a picture of the Pope, is booed, Bob Marley's "War" is recited and Kris Kristofferson weeps from the stage. Some interpreted this moment as the final death of pop as a counterculture. In the new edition of the double CD this recitation is missing again. But there is O'Connor's version of "I Believe In You" from the afternoon rehearsal, together with Clapton's cover of "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" the only change compared to the 1993 CD edition. Here are some of the best cover versions of Dylan's works. In 1992 it was by no means to be expected that grunge novices like Pearl Jam would play an acoustic goose bump version of "Masters Of War" or that Lou Reed would choose the forgotten number "Foot Of Pride". But wouldn't there have been more outtakes to really make the edition "Deluxe"? Bonus material can be found on the parallel released DVD incl. 40 minutes "Behind The Scenes" as well as interview and recordings of the rehearsals.
Top Track: Masters Of War