Listen To Neil Young’s Cover Of Bob Dylan’s ‘Blowin’ In The Wind’
Neil Young live in 2009 - DrSalvadoctopus / Youtube
It’s always delightful to sing a song that your hero had created with the intent to share its penetrating power. Among dozens of artists who sang Bob Dylan’s iconic protest song “Blowin’ In The Wind,” one version, in particular, shone the brightest of them all: Neil Young’s.
Bob Dylan and Neil Young have established themselves as renowned musicians who conquered the world of music with the strum of their guitars and the power of their lyrics. And while it’s evident that the two share a common bond for music, they too, we’re massive fans of each of their work.
Dylan was a cut above the rest, the standard that people tend to follow. This is why Young was never hesitant to mimic the legend’s way of doing things. Sometimes it flatters Dylan, sometimes it doesn’t. Nevertheless, his soulful rendition to his classic track proves why Young has so much respect to offer for his beloved hero.
Back in 1991, inside Young’s live performance at Hershey, Pa, he took a moment to fully show everyone his version of this political anthem. Like an expert on this song, he set its tone to a whole new level, showing that he knows how to make this thing all on his own. He frequently plays his rendition during this time since it became a part of his live album Weld.
You can listen to the performance below.