Chimes Of Freedom: The Songs Of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years Of Amnesty International

 

Two iconic forces that have impacted the past half century –  Amnesty International and Bob Dylan –  are being saluted by 80 musicians in Chimes of Freedom.

In January 1961, on a cold snowy evening in Greenwich Village, a twenty-year-old Bob Dylan, fresh out of Minnesota, began his professional career in earnest playing at a hole-in-the-wall coffee house. A few months later, the British lawyer Peter Benenson and some friends in London launched the campaign that became Amnesty International.

It was a coincidence. Yet from the start, Dylan’s artistic work and Amnesty’s political work drew on a common sensibility that ultimately changed the world.

For half a century, Amnesty has pressed to secure the fundamental human rights of the persecuted and imprisoned across the globe. Over that same half century, Dylan’s art has explored and expressed the anguish and hope of the modern human condition.

Chimes of Freedom is dedicated to people worldwide who are unjustly imprisoned or threatened for the peaceful expression of their beliefs. 

Amnesty International encourages all those who are inspired by Dylan’s music to take action on behalf of people like:

  • Jabbar Savalan – Youth activist in Azerbaijan who was detained after using Facebook. Savalan was released on December 26th, 2011 after Amnesty International members took action on his case
  • Women of Zimbabwe Arise – Human rights defenders who have been repeatedly harassed, intimidated, beaten and jailed by authorities
  • Liu Xiaobo – Nobel Peace Prize laureate imprisoned in China for seeking political reforms

 

Chimes Of Freedom Playlist (use next button between songs)

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Performed by:  Bryan Ferry

Composer:  Bob Dylan

Label / Appears courtesy of: Bryan Ferry appears courtesy of Dene Jesmond Enterprises

Musicians: 

Piano & Keyboards – Colin Good

Guitars Chris Spedding & Oliver Thompson

Drums Andy Newmark

Percussion Frank Ricotti

Vocals & Harmonica Bryan Ferry

Violin Gavyn Wright

Violin Jacki Shave

Viola Jon Thorne

Cello Anthony Pleeth

Recorded at: Townhouse Studios & Studio One, London

Produced by: Rhett Davies & Bryan Ferry

Associate Producer: Colin Good

Mixed by: Simon Willey & Rhett Davies

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Read the complete liner notes by Sean Wilentz  or view the full track listings

resource : https://music.amnestyusa.org/products/bryan-ferry-bob-dylan-s-dream

Full Track Listing

DISC 1

Johnny Cash Feat. The Avett Brothers

 

One Too Many Mornings

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 feat. Danielle Haim 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
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 of 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
Kesha Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
Kronos Quartet Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right (Instr)
   
   
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 with The Rivertown Kids Forever Young
Bob Dylan Chimes Of Freedom
   

 

DIGITAL ONLY
Outernational When The Ship Comes In
Silverstein Song To Woody
Daniel Bedingfield Man In The Long Black Coat

 

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