Chimes of Freedom (album)

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Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International
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"   Johnny Cash feat. The Avett Brothers 3:48
2. "Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat"   Raphael Saadiq 3:43
3. "Drifter's Escape"   Patti Smith 3:22
4. "Ballad of Hollis Brown"   Rise Against 5:12
5. "Blind Willie McTell"   The Nightwatchman 5:16
6. "Corrina, Corrina" (Traditional) Pete Townshend 2:34
7. "Most of the Time"   Bettye LaVette 5:16
8. "This Wheel's on Fire" (Dylan, Rick Danko) Charlie Winston 3:07
9. "Simple Twist of Fate"   Diana Krall 3:51
10. "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere"   Brett Dennen 3:04
11. "Love Sick"   Mariachi El Bronx 3:42
12. "Blowin' in the Wind"   Ziggy Marley 2:43
13. "Changing of the Guards"   The Gaslight Anthem 5:23
14. "Not Dark Yet"   Silversun Pickups 6:23
15. "You're a Big Girl Now"   My Morning Jacket 5:11
16. "Boots of Spanish Leather"   The Airborne Toxic Event 5:12
17. "Girl from the North Country"   Sting 2:54
18. "Restless Farewell"   Mark Knopfler 5:52
Disc 2
No. Title Artist(s) Length
1. "Outlaw Blues"   Queens of the Stone Age 4:09
2. "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35"   Lenny Kravitz 4:08
3. "One More Cup of Coffee (Valley Below)"   Steve Earle & Lucia Micarelli 4:44
4. "Heart of Mine"   Blake Mills 5:31
5. "You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go"   Miley Cyrus 3:33
6. "Lay Down Your Weary Tune"   Billy Bragg 4:19
7. "License to Kill"   Elvis Costello 5:13
8. "Lay, Lady, Lay"   Angelique Kidjo 3:09
9. "Ring Them Bells"   Natasha Bedingfield 4:09
10. "Love Minus Zero/No Limit"   Jackson Browne 4:21
11. "Seven Curses (Live)"   Joan Baez 5:05
12. "No Time to Think"   The Belle Brigade 8:06
13. "Tonight I'll Be Staying Here with You (Live)"   Sugarland 3:57
14. "Mr. Tambourine Man"   Jack's Mannequin 4:27
15. "4th Time Around"   Oren Lavie 4:23
16. "All I Really Want to Do"   Sussan Deyhim 5:18
17. "Make You Feel My Love (Recorded Live at WXPN)"   Adele 4:07
Disc 3
No. Title Artist(s) Length
1. "With God on Our Side"   K'naan 3:40
2. "I Want You"   Ximena Sariñana 3:37
3. "She Belongs to Me"   Neil Finn with Pajama Club 2:58
4. "Bob Dylan's Dream"   Bryan Ferry 3:55
5. "Tomorrow Is a Long Time"   Zee Avi 3:59
6. "Just Like a Woman"   Carly Simon 5:12
7. "The Times They Are a-Changin'"   Flogging Molly 3:02
8. "Buckets of Rain"   Fistful of Mercy 3:14
9. "Man of Peace"   Joe Perry 7:43
10. "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue"   Bad Religion 3:06
11. "Desolation Row (Live)"   My Chemical Romance 3:01
12. "Knockin' on Heaven's Door"   RedOne featuring Nabil Khayat 3:52
13. "Abandoned Love"   Paul Rodgers & Nils Lofgren 4:32
14. "New Morning"   Darren Criss featuring Chuck Criss of Freelance Whales 3:07
15. "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll"   Cage the Elephant 5:02
16. "It Ain't Me, Babe"   Band of Skulls 3:23
17. "Property of Jesus"   Sinéad O'Connor 3:36
18. "Shelter from the Storm"   Ed Roland and the Sweet Tea Project 4:12
19. "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right"   Kesha 3:49
20. "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right (instrumental)"   Kronos Quartet 4:03
Disc 4
No. Title Artist(s) Length
1. "I Shall Be Released"   Maroon 5 4:10
2. "Political World"   Carolina Chocolate Drops 2:49
3. "Like a Rolling Stone"   Seal & Jeff Beck 7:25
4. "Bob Dylan's 115th Dream"   Taj Mahal 5:01
5. "Señor (Tales of Yankee Power) (Live)"   Dierks Bentley 3:51
6. "One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later)"   Mick Hucknall 4:59
7. "I'll Remember You"   Thea Gilmore 4:48
8. "John Brown"   State Radio 4:49
9. "All Along the Watchtower (Live)"   Dave Matthews Band 7:03
10. "Subterranean Homesick Blues"   Michael Franti 2:18
11. "Mama, You Been on My Mind"   We Are Augustines 3:30
12. "Tryin' to Get to Heaven"   Lucinda Williams 4:42
13. "Quinn the Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn)"   Kris Kristofferson 2:38
14. "Gotta Serve Somebody"   Eric Burdon 4:57
15. "I'd Have You Anytime" (George Harrison, Dylan) Evan Rachel Wood 3:54
16. "Baby, Let Me Follow You Down (Live)" (Trad arr. by Eric von Schmidt) Marianne Faithfull 2:28
17. "Forever Young"   Pete Seeger with the Rivertown Kids 3:15
18. "Chimes of Freedom"   Bob Dylan 7:13


  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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