There’s a new four-CD Bob Dylan tribute, entitled Chimes of Freedom, that benefits Amnesty International and features an insane lineup of artists including Patti Smith, Bettye LaVette, Rise Against, Pete Townsend, Ziggy Marley, My Morning Jacket, Steve Earle, Billy Bragg, Michael Franti, Lucinda Williams, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Kesha, Bad Religion, Seal, Kronos Quartet and A LOT more. Here’s the official word on the project via Amnesty International:
“Chimes of Freedom features a stellar and diverse group of artists across the generational and musical spectrum. The performers, including many of Amnesty International’s longtime supporters, range in age from Miley Cyrus, 19, to folk music legend Pete Seeger, who, at 92, records Dylan’s poignant “Forever Young,” with a children’s chorus.
The diversity of the musicians and musical genres — from rock, rap, hip-hop to pop, folk, country, jazz and blues — attests to Amnesty’s depth of support in the music community, the universal appeal of the core message of human rights, and the breadth of Dylan’s impact on culture. Almost every track on the album is being released for sale for the first time — except for the title song, Dylan’s original 1964 recording of “Chimes of Freedom.”
As labels start gearing up for the holiday rush on music, the box sets start pouring in. They do make great presents for that fan who has everything else. We carry cd and vinyl versions whenever possible. Here are a few of the biggies, though there are probably more worthy mentionables, and there will be more coming down the pipe, so stay tuned and we’ll let you know when we receive them.