Bob Dylan "Visions of Johanna" (alternate version) (video)
Published Nov 02, 2015Bob Dylan is preparing to roll out another huge batch of extras with the latest instalment in his Bootleg Series. This collection focuses on the mid-'60s, and now an alternate version of his song "Visions of Johanna" has gotten a video.
This version is peppier and more rock-oriented than the one that appeared on 1966's Blonde on Blonde. While Dylan and his band tear into a barroom groove, we see visuals that are every bit as cryptic as the lyrics, as archival footage of the singer is intercut with late-night shots of New York City and seemingly disconnected images of people lazing around, a snake, some sort of mummy, blindfolds, an eagle and more.
Watch the curious clip below [via the Guardian]. It was directed by John Hillcoat.
The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 will be out on November 6 through Columbia/Legacy. There are a few different versions of the set, with the largest consisting of a whopping 18 discs.