Over 70 Artists Cover Bob Dylan On “Chimes Of Freedom” To Honor Longtime Human Rights Activists Amnesty International

[pullquote quote=”This album is a powerful fusion of the music community’s respect for Amnesty’s life-affirming work and for Bob Dylan’s enduring brilliance” credit=”Producers Jeff Ayeroff & Julie Yannatta”]This year marked 50 years of dedicated human rights activism by
Amnesty International
, the organization that has set the standard for the movement for as long as most of us can remember. In honor of all the organizations contributions since it was founded in 1961, more than 70 artists have got together on Chimes Of Freedom; a unique compilation with over 75 renditions of classic [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Bob Dylan[/lastfm] tunes that are still as relevant today as ever.

The incomparable artistry and influence of [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Bob Dylan[/lastfm] has always been nothing short of groundbreaking, so when it came time do decide on a way to celebrate and reflect on the last 50 years of hard work and changes for the better that Nobel Peace Prize-winning organization Amnesty International has provided, Dylan’s music was more than a clear fit. Unfortunately, it’s not often enough that activism organizations like AI are able to successfully make such positive changes in the world for such a long period of time, so after 50 long years, its only fitting that a tribute album would feature songs written by an artist like Dylan who has had just as much of an impact on the world, for just as long.

Putting together a compilation like this in which so many people have to work as a unit was surely no easy task from any angle. However, it’s truly fascinating how everyone who contributed to Chimes Of Freedom from the artists, to session musicians, engineers and even producers all stayed true to the values of AI; going so far as to all work entirely pro-bono. The record is also produced by the same team that in 2007 helped put together Amnesty International‘s widely successful compilation record Instant Karma which similarly featured renditions of cover songs in this case by [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]John Lennon[/lastfm], as performed by a number of icons like [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]U2[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Green Day[/lastfm] & [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]R.E.M.[/lastfm] in an effort to aid and raise awareness of the vile conditions in Darfur.

Click play below to see a classic video of [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Bob Dylan[/lastfm] performing Forever Young in 1993:

The material selected for Chimes Of Freedom is just as strong, relevant and well produced as its 2007 predecessor and puts on display an even more diverse cast of icons that span from as far back as the organizations inception to today. Seeing 19-year old [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Miley Cyrus[/lastfm] on the same record as 92-year old [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Pete Seeger[/lastfm] is not only an incredible idea, but more importantly a remarkable testament to the diversity that is at the heart of everything that AI does. The diversity of the record is truly its best element and genres featured are just as intriguing as its generation-spanning cast giving listeners a variety of genres to choose from including rock, rap, hip-hop, pop, jazz, blues, folk, and even country; so there’s without a doubt sure to be at least a few tracks for everyone on Chimes Of Freedom.

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Check out a few of the many highlights from Chimes Of Freedom below and then click the ‘next’ button at the bottom of this page to see the full list!

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Pete Townshend[/lastfm] - Corrina, Corrina

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Sugarland[/lastfm] - Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You (Live)

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Adele[/lastfm] - Make You Feel My Love (Recorded Live at WXPN)

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Maroon 5[/lastfm] - I Shall Be Released

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Dave Matthews Band[/lastfm] - All Along the Watchtower (Live)

Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International is available today on Amazon and in AI’s Official Store.

See the full track listing!

The track listing for Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International is as follows:

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Johnny Cash[/lastfm] / [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Avett Brothers[/lastfm] –  One Too Many Mornings
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Raphael Saadiq Leopard[/lastfm] - Skin Pill-Box Hat
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Patti Smith[/lastfm] - Drifter’s Escape
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Rise Against[/lastfm] - Ballad of Hollis Brown
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Nightwatchman[/lastfm] - Blind Willie McTell
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Pete Townshend[/lastfm] - Corrina, Corrina
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Bettye LaVette[/lastfm] - Most of the Time
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Charlie Winston[/lastfm] - This Wheel’s On Fire
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Diana Krall[/lastfm] - Simple Twist of Fate
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Brett Dennen[/lastfm] - You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Mariachi El Bronx[/lastfm] - Love Sick
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Ziggy Marley[/lastfm] - Blowin’ in the Wind
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Gaslight Anthem[/lastfm] - Changing of the Guards
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Silversun Pickups[/lastfm] - Not Dark Yet
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]My Morning Jacket[/lastfm] - You’re A Big Girl Now
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Airborne Toxic Event[/lastfm] - Boots of Spanish Leather
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Sting[/lastfm] - Girl from the North Country
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Mark Knopfler[/lastfm] - Restless Farewell

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Queens Of The Stone Age[/lastfm] - Outlaw Blues
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lenny Kravitz[/lastfm] - Rainy Day Woman # 12 & 35
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Steve Earle[/lastfm] & [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lucia Micarelli[/lastfm] - One More Cup of Coffee (Valley Below)
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Blake Mills[/lastfm] - Heart Of Mine
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Miley Cyrus[/lastfm] - You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Billy Bragg[/lastfm] - Lay Down Your Weary Tune
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Elvis Costello[/lastfm] - License to Kill
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Angelique Kidjo[/lastfm] - Lay, Lady, Lay
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Natasha Bedingfield[/lastfm] - Ring Them Bells
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jackson Browne[/lastfm] - Love Minus Zero/No Limit
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Joan Baez[/lastfm] - Seven Curses (Live)
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Belle Brigade[/lastfm] - No Time To Think
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Sugarland[/lastfm] - Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You (Live)
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jack’s Mannequin[/lastfm] - Mr. Tambourine Man
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Oren Lavie[/lastfm] - 4th Time Around
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Sussan Deyhim[/lastfm] - All I Really Want To Do
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Adele[/lastfm] - Make You Feel My Love (Recorded Live at WXPN)

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]K’NAAN[/lastfm] - With God On Our Side
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Ximena Sariñana[/lastfm] - I Want You
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Neil Finn[/lastfm] / [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Pajama Club[/lastfm] - She Belongs to Me
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Bryan Ferry[/lastfm] - Bob Dylan’s Dream
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Zee Avi[/lastfm] - Tomorrow Is A Long Time
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Carly Simon[/lastfm] - Just Like a Woman
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Flogging Molly[/lastfm] - The Times They Are A-Changin’
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Fistful Of Mercy[/lastfm] - Buckets Of Rain
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Joe Perry[/lastfm] - Man Of Peace
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Bad Religion[/lastfm] - It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]My Chemical Romance[/lastfm] - Desolation Row (Live)
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]RedOne[/lastfm] / [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Nabil Khayat[/lastfm] - Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Paul Rodgers[/lastfm] / [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Nils Lofgren[/lastfm] - Abandoned Love
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Darren Criss[/lastfm] / [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Chuck Criss[/lastfm] / [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Freelance Whales[/lastfm] - New Morning
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Cage the Elephant[/lastfm] - The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Band of Skulls[/lastfm] - It Ain’t Me, Babe
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Sinéad O’Connor[/lastfm] - Property of Jesus
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Ed Roland and The Sweet Tea Project[/lastfm] - Shelter From The Storm
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Ke$ha[/lastfm] - Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Kronos Quartet[/lastfm] - Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Maroon 5[/lastfm] - I Shall Be Released
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Carolina Chocolate Drops[/lastfm] - Political World
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Seal[/lastfm] & [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jeff Beck[/lastfm] - Like A Rolling Stone
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Taj Mahal[/lastfm] - Bob Dylan’s 115th Dream
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Dierks Bentley[/lastfm] - Senor (Tales of Yankee Power) (Live)
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Mick Hucknall[/lastfm] - One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later)
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Thea Gilmore[/lastfm] - I’ll Remember You
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]State Radio[/lastfm] - John Brown
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Dave Matthews Band[/lastfm] - All Along the Watchtower (Live)
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Michael Franti[/lastfm] - Subterranean Homesick Blues
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]We Are Augustines[/lastfm] - Mama, You Been On My Mind
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lucinda Williams[/lastfm] - Tryin’ To Get To Heaven
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Kris Kristofferson[/lastfm] - Quinn The Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn)
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Eric Burdon[/lastfm] - Gotta Serve Somebody
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Evan Rachel Wood[/lastfm] - I’d Have You Anytime
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Marianne Faithfull[/lastfm] - Baby Let Me Follow You Down (Live)
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Pete Seeger[/lastfm] - Forever Young
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Bob Dylan[/lastfm] - Chimes Of Freedom

Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International is available today on Amazon and in AI’s Official Store.


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