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What cover of a song is actually better than the original?

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Can't believe no one mentioned Atlantic City by The Band. My jaw dropped when I learned that was written and originally recorded by Bruce Springsteen.
Mama Tried is another one, I like the grateful dead version better than the original by Merle Haggard
 

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I’m a Bob Dylan fan, but Hendrix’s cover of All Along the Watchtower has to be an obvious choice here, right?
I remember reading somewhere that even Dylan thought Hendrix' version was better and actually changed the way he played it in concert to be more like Jimi's version.
 

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I remember reading somewhere that even Dylan thought Hendrix' version was better and actually changed the way he played it in concert to be more like Jimi's version.
I saw Dylan in 2005 or 2006, at Willie Nelson’s 4th of July event in Ft Worth. Dylan played Watchtower and yeah, it did sound a lot more like Hendrix’s version.
 
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