The Best Dylan Covers: Buddy Miller with God on our side

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The Best Dylan Covers: Buddy Miller with God on our side

With God on Our Side was released as the third track Bob Dylan’s 1964 album The Times They Are A-Changin’. Dylan first performed the song during his debut at The Town Hall in New York City on April 12, 1963. Dylan is known to sing the song only rarely in concert.

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Buddy Miller recorded the song for his 2004 album Universal United House of Prayer. 

Universal United House of Prayer is Buddy Miller’s fifth solo album, and his first for New West Records. The album appeared for one week and reached No. 64 on theBillboard Top Country Albums chart. It received the 2004 Americana Music Award for Album of the Year for 2004, and contains the Mark Heard-penned song “Worry Too Much”, which won the award for Song of the Year that same year.

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“The cover of Bob Dylan’s historical antiwar tome “With God on Our Side” may feel, initially, like an anomaly here. But the sheer beauty and bewilderment in Miller’s reading makes it a spiritual of a different kind.”
– Thom Jurek (allmusic)

It’s a great song and a wonderful cover, Miller’s almost desperate interpretation is one of my all-time favourite Bob Dylan covers.

Buddy Miller – With God On Our Side:

Other entries in the series:
The Best Dylan covers: Stevie Wonder – Blowin’ in the wind
The Best Dylan Covers: George Harrison – If Not For You
The Best Dylan Covers: Emmylou Harris – Every Grain of Sand
The Best Dylan Covers: Them – It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
The Best Dylan Covers: Joan Baez – Farewell Angelina
The Best Dylan Covers: Roger McGuinn – Up To Me
The Best Dylan Covers: Jeff Beck Group – Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You
The Best Dylan Covers: Susan Tedeschi – Lord Protect My Child
The Best Dylan Covers: Lucinda Williams – Tryin’ To Get To Heaven
The Best Dylan Covers: Jerry Garcia Band – Simple Twist of Faith
The Best Dylan Covers: Bruce Springsteen – All Along The WatchTower
The Best Dylan Covers: Patti Smith – Changing Of The Guards
The Best Dylan Covers: Johnny Rivers – Positively 4th Street
The Best Dylan Covers: Antony and The Johnsons – Knocking On Heaven’s Door
The Best Dylan Covers: Dave Alvin – Highway 61 Revisited
The Best Dylan Covers: 16 Horsepower – Nobody ‘Cept You
The Best Dylan Covers: Alicia Keys – Pressing On
The Best Dylan Covers: Cowboy Junkies – If You Gotta Go, Go Now
The Best Dylan Covers: Nina Simone – The Ballad of Hollis Brown
The Best Dylan Covers: Ramones – My Back Pages
The Best Dylan Covers: The Long Ryders – Masters of War
The Best Dylan Covers: Cat Power – Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis blues again
The Best Dylan Covers: The Flying Burrito Bros – To Ramona
The Best Dylan Covers: Chrissie Hynde – I Shall Be Released
The Best Dylan Covers: Norah Jones – I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
The Best Dylan Covers: Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash – It Ain’t Me Babe

– Hallgeir