Dylan’s Barking Dogs on “Every Grain of Sand”

One of Bob Dylan’s greatest songs is “Every Grain of Sand.” There are several wonderful versions of the song, but one unique aspect of the version that appeared on The Bootleg Series, Vols. 1-3 : Rare And Unreleased, 1961-1991 is that you get to hear Dylan’s dogs barking in the background.

So give a listen to this version of “Every Grain of Sand.” If you are interested in the dogs’ part, pay special attention starting around the 2:14 mark and again around the 3:09 mark. Check it out.

“Every Grain of Sand,” which Dylan first released on Shot Of Love (1981), was listed by Rolling Stone as one of the ten best Dylan songs of the 1980s at number three.

Photo by Chimesfreedom. What is your favorite version of “Every Grain of Sand”? Leave your two cents in the comments.

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