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Amnesty International Tribute to Bob Dylan

Amnesty International offer a tribute to Bob Dylan as they produce 4-cd tribute album of his work covered by accomplished musicians.

 

 

Idolised by many recognised and successful artists, Bob Dylan is considered widely as one of the most influential singer-songwriters that there ever has been. So it is a true testament to his accomplishments that not only are Amnesty International releasing a thorough 4-disc tribute of his work titled “Chimes Of Freedom” but that of the 76 tracks on the album, over 80 artists are contributing and covering his songs.

It is no surprise why Amnesty International, who have for 50 years been protecting human rights, chose to honour Bob Dylan’s work musically, as it seems that being charitable is just another side to the ever talented Mr Dylan. In the 1960’s Dylan participated in the civil rights movement and joined protest rallies, and in 2009 he released “Christmas in the Heart” of which all his royalties were donated to Feed America, Crisis (UK) and the World Food Programme.

The musicians who feature on the “Chimes of Freedom” album are varied; Adele is contributing her version of Make You Feel My Love, whilst other notable artists include Billy Bragg, Elvis Costello and Bryan Ferry. However, the other musicians who perform on the album are from a diverse range of genres, from Miley Cyrus and Ke$ha to Queens of the Stone Age and My Chemical Romance, all offering their take on Dylan’s remarkable work.

Proceeds from "Chimes of Freedom: Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International" will go to Amnesty International to fund their worldwide fight for humanity and human rights.


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