Video: Johnny Winter Performs “Highway 61 Revisited” from Deluxe ‘Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary Concert’ DVD

March 6th, 2014

Today, GuitarAficionado.com presents a vintage clip of blues great Johnny Winter in action.

In the video, which you can check out below, the slide guitar master performs a truly rocking version of Bob Dylan’s “Highway 61 Revisited” on October 16, 1992.

That’s the day a slew of respected artists — from George Harrison to Johnny Cash to Neil Young — got together at New York City’s Madison Square Garden to celebrate Bob Dylan’s 30th anniversary as a recording artist.

The concert was released as an album and video in 1993. On March 4, however, Columbia Records and Legacy Recording released Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration — Deluxe Edition in three configurations: 2CD, 2DVD and Blu-ray.

The 2DVD/Blu-ray versions of the show, which were struck from a new high-def video master with remastered audio, include 40 minutes of previously unreleased material, including behind-the-scenes rehearsal footage, interviews and more (The new material includes Eric Clapton’s soundcheck performance of “Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright.”) It also marks the show’s first appearance on DVD.

The DVD includes performances by Winter, Harrison (making his first U.S. concert appearance in 18 years), Clapton (whose performance earned a spot in Guitar World‘s guide to Clapton’s 50 best guitar moments in the March 2014 issue), Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, the Band, Lou Reed, Richie Havens, Roger McGuinn of the Byrds, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Ron Wood, Chrissie Hynde, Eddie Vedder and more.

Last week, Legacy Recordings released a career-spanning box set by Winter — True to the Blues: The Johnny Winter Story. You can check out our exclusive premiere of a track from the box set — “Eyesight to the Blind,” as performed at the 1970 Atlanta International Pop Festival — right here.

For more about Winter, visit his Facebook page. For more about Sony Legacy, visit legacyrecordings.com.

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  1. Posted by perry collins on March 6th, 2014, 18:27 [Reply]

    very cool, 61 was always one of many favorites performed by JW, hoping he’s well these days… a thank you to guitar aficionado for the providing of content by way of this site and that truly beautiful magazine keep on keepin on….pc

  2. Posted by Larry C on March 6th, 2014, 19:42 [Reply]

    Johnny was really good in the early 90’s ,I thought that’s when he was doing his best playing.Always saw him in Philly back then and he was smokin’!

  3. Posted by Clayton Williams on March 7th, 2014, 07:52 [Reply]

    Saw J Winter at Rivoli theatre in Myrtle Beach, I was front row. I think it was in the nineties. It was a hell of a show.

  4. Posted by Thomas Morris on March 8th, 2014, 17:18 [Reply]

    Always loved Johnny Winter-We saw him Head lining a great Blue Festival in Cape Coral Fl-He played this sone at the end as an Encore-I have quite a collection of his albums-at least 20 and that*s not all of them+cassettes and CD*S+The Firebird with a hand signed photo-I hope his new manager pulls him through his health issues-Thom and Roxanne!!

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