75 Artists Record Bob Dylan for Amnesty International

By Team JamBase Nov 23, 2011 7:54 am PST


Two iconic forces that have impacted the past 50 years – the life-saving human rights activism of Nobel Peace Prize-winning Amnesty International and the incomparable artistry of Bob Dylan – are being saluted by 80 musicians who contributed new or previously unreleased recordings to Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International.

Chimes of Freedom is Executive Produced by legendary music executive Jeff Ayeroff and Julie Yannatta, who spearheaded Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur – a 2007 collection of John Lennon solo compositions performed by major artists including U2, Green Day, and R.E.M.

The collection is scheduled for physical (4 discs) and digital release in North America on January 24, 2012 through Fontana Distribution. It will be distributed internationally through Fontana International, a Universal Music company, on January 30.


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

    DISC 2

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

    DISC 3

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

    DISC 4

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

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