Chimes of Freedom (album)

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Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International
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Compilation album by Various artists
Released January 24, 2012 (USA & Canada) February 6, 2012 (Rest of the World)
Genre Rock, pop, folk, country, punk, blues, jazz, alt-rock,
Length 5 hr 21 min
Label Amnesty International distributed by Fontana
Producer Jeff Ayeroff, Julie Yannatta. (Executive Producers)
Helen Garrett, Karen Scott (Executive Producers for Amnesty International)
Martin Lewis (Contributing Producer)

Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International is a charity compilation album featuring new recordings of compositions by Bob Dylan by multiple artists, released on January 24, 2012.[1] Proceeds from the album were donated to the human rights organization Amnesty International.[2] It debuted in the U.S at number 11 on the Billboard 200 with 22,000 copies sold while the 2-CD version available at Starbucks debuted at number 38 with more than 10,200 copies sold.[3]

Featured artists include Adele, Miley Cyrus, My Chemical Romance, Silversun Pickups, Kesha, The Gaslight Anthem, Pete Townshend, Seal, Jeff Beck, Elvis Costello, Mark Knopfler, Darren Criss, Eric Burdon, Sting, Patti Smith, My Morning Jacket, Pete Seeger, Steve Earle and Rise Against.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [5]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars [4]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Bob Dylan, except where noted.

Disc 1
No. Title Artist(s) Length
1. "One Too Many Mornings" (released on "The Times They Are a-Changin'"; 1964) Johnny Cash feat. The Avett Brothers 3:48
2. "Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat" (released on "Blonde on Blonde"; 1966) Raphael Saadiq 3:43
3. "Drifter's Escape" (released on "John Wesley Harding"; 1967) Patti Smith 3:22
4. "Ballad of Hollis Brown" (released on "The Times They Are a-Changin'"; 1964) Rise Against 5:12
5. "Blind Willie McTell" (outtake from "Infidels"; 1983) The Nightwatchman 5:16
6. "Corrina, Corrina" (traditional) (released on "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan"; 1963) Pete Townshend 2:34
7. "Most of the Time" (released on "Oh Mercy"; 1989) Bettye LaVette 5:16
8. "This Wheel's on Fire" (Dylan, Danko) (released on "The Basement Tapes"; 1975) Charlie Winston 3:07
9. "Simple Twist of Fate" (released on "Blood on the Tracks"; 1975) Diana Krall 3:51
10. "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere" (released on "Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II"; 1971, and on "The Basement Tapes"; 1975) Brett Dennen 3:04
11. "Love Sick" (released on "Time Out of Mind"; 1997) Mariachi El Bronx 3:42
12. "Blowin' in the Wind" (released on "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan"; 1963) Ziggy Marley 2:43
13. "Changing of the Guards" (released on "Street-Legal"; 1978) The Gaslight Anthem 5:23
14. "Not Dark Yet" (released on "Time Out of Mind"; 1997) Silversun Pickups 6:23
15. "You're a Big Girl Now" (released on "Blood on the Tracks"; 1975) My Morning Jacket 5:11
16. "Boots of Spanish Leather" (released on "The Times They Are a-Changin'"; 1964) The Airborne Toxic Event 5:12
17. "Girl from the North Country" (released on "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan"; 1963, and on "Nashville Skyline"; 1969) Sting 2:54
18. "Restless Farewell" (released on "The Times They Are a-Changin'"; 1964) Mark Knopfler 5:52
Disc 2
No. Title Artist(s) Length
1. "Outlaw Blues" (released on "Bringing It All Back Home"; 1965) Queens of the Stone Age 4:09
2. "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35" (released on "Blonde on Blonde"; 1966) Lenny Kravitz 4:08
3. "One More Cup of Coffee (Valley Below)" (released on "Desire"; 1976) Steve Earle & Lucia Micarelli 4:44
4. "Heart of Mine" (released on "Shot of Love"; 1981) Blake Mills 5:31
5. "You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go" (released on "Blood on the Tracks"; 1975) Miley Cyrus 3:33
6. "Lay Down Your Weary Tune" (outtake from "The Times They Are a-Changin'"; 1964) Billy Bragg 4:19
7. "License to Kill" (released on "Infidels"; 1983) Elvis Costello 5:13
8. "Lay, Lady, Lay" (released on "Nashville Skyline"; 1969) Angelique Kidjo 3:09
9. "Ring Them Bells" (released on "Oh Mercy"; 1989) Natasha Bedingfield 4:09
10. "Love Minus Zero/No Limit" (released on "Bringing It All Back Home"; 1965) Jackson Browne 4:21
11. "Seven Curses (Live)" (outtake from "The Times They Are a-Changin'"; 1964) Joan Baez 5:05
12. "No Time to Think" (released on "Street-Legal"; 1978) The Belle Brigade 8:06
13. "Tonight I'll Be Staying Here with You (Live)" (released on "Nashville Skyline"; 1969) Sugarland 3:57
14. "Mr. Tambourine Man" (released on "Bringing It All Back Home"; 1965) Jack's Mannequin 4:27
15. "4th Time Around" (released on "Blonde on Blonde"; 1966) Oren Lavie 4:23
16. "All I Really Want to Do" (released on "Another Side of Bob Dylan"; 1964) Sussan Deyhim 5:18
17. "Make You Feel My Love (Recorded Live at WXPN)" (released on "Time Out of Mind"; 1997) Adele 4:07
Disc 3
No. Title Artist(s) Length
1. "With God on Our Side" (released on "The Times They Are a-Changin'"; 1964) K'naan 3:40
2. "I Want You" (released on "Blonde on Blonde"; 1966) Ximena Sariñana 3:37
3. "She Belongs to Me" (released on "Bringing It All Back Home"; 1965) Neil Finn with Pajama Club 2:58
4. "Bob Dylan's Dream" (released on "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan"; 1963) Bryan Ferry 3:55
5. "Tomorrow Is a Long Time" (released on "Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II"; 1971) Zee Avi 3:59
6. "Just Like a Woman" (released on "Blonde on Blonde"; 1966) Carly Simon 5:12
7. "The Times They Are a-Changin'" (released on "The Times They Are a-Changin'"; 1964) Flogging Molly 3:02
8. "Buckets of Rain" (released on "Blood on the Tracks"; 1975) Fistful of Mercy 3:14
9. "Man of Peace" (released on "Infidels"; 1983) Joe Perry 7:43
10. "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" (released on "Bringing It All Back Home"; 1965) Bad Religion 3:06
11. "Desolation Row (Live)" (released on "Highway 61 Revisited"; 1965) My Chemical Romance 3:01
12. "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" (released on "Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid"; 1973) RedOne featuring Nabil Khayat 3:52
13. "Abandoned Love" (outtake from "Desire"; 1976) Paul Rodgers & Nils Lofgren 4:32
14. "New Morning" (released on "New Morning"; 1970) Darren Criss featuring Chuck Criss of Freelance Whales 3:07
15. "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll" (released on "The Times They Are a-Changin'"; 1964) Cage the Elephant 5:02
16. "It Ain't Me, Babe" (released on "Another Side of Bob Dylan"; 1964) Band of Skulls 3:23
17. "Property of Jesus" (released on "Shot of Love"; 1981) Sinéad O'Connor 3:36
18. "Shelter from the Storm" (released on "Blood on the Tracks"; 1975) Ed Roland and the Sweet Tea Project 4:12
19. "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" (released on "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan"; 1963) Kesha 3:49
20. "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right (instrumental)" (released on "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan"; 1963) Kronos Quartet 4:03
Disc 4
No. Title Artist(s) Length
1. "I Shall Be Released" (released on "Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II"; 1971) Maroon 5 4:10
2. "Political World" (released on "Oh Mercy"; 1989) Carolina Chocolate Drops 2:49
3. "Like a Rolling Stone" (released on "Highway 61 Revisited"; 1965) Seal & Jeff Beck 7:25
4. "Bob Dylan's 115th Dream" (released on "Bringing It All Back Home"; 1965) Taj Mahal 5:01
5. "Señor (Tales of Yankee Power) (Live)" (released on "Street-Legal"; 1978) Dierks Bentley 3:51
6. "One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later)" (released on "Blonde on Blonde"; 1966) Mick Hucknall 4:59
7. "I'll Remember You" (released on "Empire Burlesque"; 1985) Thea Gilmore 4:48
8. "John Brown" (released under the pseudonym Blind Boy Grunt on "Broadside Ballads, Vol. 1"; 1963) State Radio 4:49
9. "All Along the Watchtower (Live)" (released on "John Wesley Harding"; 1967) Dave Matthews Band 7:03
10. "Subterranean Homesick Blues" (released on "Bringing It All Back Home"; 1965) Michael Franti 2:18
11. "Mama, You Been on My Mind" (outtake from "Another Side of Bob Dylan"; 1964) We Are Augustines 3:30
12. "Tryin' to Get to Heaven" (released on "Time Out of Mind"; 1997) Lucinda Williams 4:42
13. "Quinn the Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn)" (released on "Self Portrait"; 1970) Kris Kristofferson 2:38
14. "Gotta Serve Somebody" (released on "Slow Train Coming"; 1979) Eric Burdon 4:57
15. "I'd Have You Anytime" (George Harrison, Dylan) (released on "All Things Must Pass"; 1970) Evan Rachel Wood 3:54
16. "Baby, Let Me Follow You Down (Live)" (trad. arr. by Eric von Schmidt) (released on "Bob Dylan"; 1962) Marianne Faithfull 2:28
17. "Forever Young" (released on "Planet Waves"; 1974) Pete Seeger with the Rivertown Kids 3:15
18. "Chimes of Freedom" (released on "Another Side of Bob Dylan"; 1964) Bob Dylan 7:13
Digital bonus tracks
No. Title Artist(s) Length
1. "When the Ship Comes In" (released on "The Times They Are a-Changin'"; 1964) Outernational 3:27
2. "Song to Woody" (released on "Bob Dylan"; 1962) Silverstein 2:12
3. "Man in the Long Black Coat" (released on "Oh Mercy"; 1989) Daniel Bedingfield 2:27

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wilson, Greg (October 27, 2011). "Miley Cyrus to Cover Bob Dylan on New Album". NBC. Retrieved October 28, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Miley Cyrus, Ke$ha, Adele cover Bob Dylan for charity tribute album | News". Nme.Com. 2011-10-27. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  3. ^ Chimes of Freedom Debuts at #11 on Billboard! Amnesty International. Retrieved February 2, 2011.
  4. ^ Levy, Joe, Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan at Rolling Stone
  5. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Chimes of Freedom at AllMusic

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