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Knockin'on heaven's door. Peter Melonas Peter Melonas
   
In January 1975 Eric Clapton played on Arthur Louis's recording of «Knockin'on Heaven's Door» which was arranged in a cross-over reggae style. After the recording sessions with Louis, Clapton recorded his own version of the song which was released as a single in August 1975 two weeks after Louis's version. Clapton's version made it to No. 38 On the uk charts, but the single was less successful in the U. S where it failed to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 (although it reached on No. 109 On Cash Box's Looking Ahead chart. Clapton's 1996 boxed set Crossroads 2: Live in the Seventies features a performance of the song recorded in London in April 1977. There were also performances of the song included on the Journeyman (1990) and the One More Car, One More Rider world tours. Several Clapton compilation albums also feature the song. In 1987, Guns N'Roses started performing the song. A live version of the song was released on the 12» single of «Welcome to the Jungle» the same year. They recorded and released a studio version in 1990 for the soundtrack of the film Days of Thunder that reached No. 18 On the us Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart and No. 3 On Poland's lp3 chart. This version was slightly modified for the 1991 album Use Your Illusion ii, discarding the responses in the second verse. Released as the second single from the album, it reached No. 2 On the uk Singles Chart and the New Zealand Singles Chart. Elsewhere, the single topped the charts of Belgium and the Netherlands; it was the best-selling song of 1992 in the latter country. In Ireland, where the song also reached No. 1, It became Guns N'Roses'third (and to date last) number-one single as well as their ninth consecutive top-five hit.
Their performance of the song at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert in 1992 was used as the B-side for the single release and was also included on their Live Era:'87–'93 album, released in 1999. The music video for this version of the song was directed by Andy Morahan.
Knockin'on heaven's door
Modern and Contemporary Art,  Prints,  Prints
Author: Peter Melonas
30.5 x  45.7 cm  /   12 x  18 in
Themes: Music, Jazz, Rock  /   Origin: Arts of North America  /   Genre: Symbolism  /   Authenticity / Provenance: Reproduction, Copy  /   Period: Contemporary  /  
 
Posted: july 5, 2020 / Modified: july 6, 2020
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