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, 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 [4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Bob Dylan, except where noted. 

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


  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. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Chimes of Freedom (album) at AllMusic

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