I've long loved the "Zappa In New York" version of this song (especially that descending sax line), and I've wanted to work out a version for a while. I also really like Michael Hedges' version of it, too. For a while now, I've envisioned a version of "All Along The Watchtower" that melds the Hedges version to the Hendrix (but not played as well), and this ended up taking that approach, much to my surprise. I wasn't expecting to do it this way. The electric part is actually a bit more influenced by the Zappa's Universe version with Steve Vai and Mike Keneally

It feels like I've been working on this forever, but I've had a few down periods where I couldn't get to it. Comments welcome...

https://soundcloud.com/alantig/sofa