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    Default VARIOUS ARTISTS "chimes of freedom:the songs of Bob Dylan"

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

    this is a four cd set that features covers of Bob Dylan songs to mark the 50th Anniversary of not only Amnesty International but also the 50th anniversary of the start of Bob Dylan's illustrious career,and what better way than to celebrate Amnesty International than with a collection of tracks by one who wrote so many human rights,social issue songs and also basically set the tone for the whole 1960s 'peace/love' movenments in Bob Dylan!

    i bought this one the day it was released here some three weeks ago, just got around to listening to all four cds....and overall?, im not very impressed with the sounds on this 69 track boxset of Dylan covers.
    sure, there have been numerous classic covers of Dylan tracks over the last six decades,none moreso,than those by The Byrds IMO,followed by the Manfred Mann covers, and obviously other artists who may have occasionally done one or two good versions.
    however,here, at least half these tracks are sub-standard,at least a quarter of the remaining ones are 'so-so' to 'average' covers,leaving probably enough good ones that this could have and probably should have been condensed into a very good single disc album.
    sure, some artists i absolutely adore feature on here like My Morning Jacket,Elvis Costello,Pete Townshend & Kris Kristofferson, but they all lack that killer "oomph!" that i thought they might inject into these songs...others i like like Gaslight Anthem,Adele,Sinead O'Connor,Neil Finn/Pajama Club all do reasonable versions, even artists i am not overly keen on like Bryan Ferry and Mick Hucknall do Dylan justice here.
    all the artists featured here did so in their own time and all royalties from these songs go directly to Amnesty International courtesy of an agreement,whereby even Dylan gave the organisation free access to all his material to do with whatever they chose to for their 50th for that alone,all the artists involved and Dylan himself need to be congratulated, that aside though...unless you want to buy this as a donation to the Charity for their use and feel as though you actually got something for your donation, then i suggest you do not buy it,well, not for the songs anyway...!

    below is a selection of tracks from the 4 cd set that i think are pretty darn good covers....!

    Seal & Jeff Beck "like a rolling stone"
    Seal & Jeff Beck Like A Rolling Stone - YouTube audio

    Mick Hucknall "one of us must know"
    Mick Hucknall - One Of Us Must Know - YouTube audio

    Dierks Bentley "senor"
    Senor ( Tales Of Yankee Power ) - Dierks Bentley - YouTube audio

    Diana Krall "simple twist of fate"
    Diana Krall - Simple Twist Of Fate - Studio Version - YouTube audio

    Gaslight Anthem "changing of the guard"
    The Gaslight Anthem - Changing Of The Guards - YouTube audio

    Queens Of The Stoneage "outlaw blues"
    Outlaw Blues - Queens of The Stone Age (Bob Dylan cover) - YouTube audio

    Lenny Kravitz "rainy day woman #12 & 35"
    Lenny Kravitz Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 - YouTube audio

    Billy Bragg "lay down your weary tune"
    Billy Bragg - Lay Down Your Weary Tune (Bob Dylan cover) - YouTube audio

    Jackson Browne "love minus zero/no limits"
    Jackson Browne - Love Minus Zero No Limits - YouTube audio

    Adele "make you feel my love" live

    Ximena Sarinana "i want you"
    Ximena Sariñana covers "I WANT YOU" by Bob Dylan - YouTube audio

    Neil Finn & Pajama Club "she belongs to me"
    Neil Finn's Pajama Club performs She Belongs To Me - YouTube audio

    Bryan Ferry "bob dylans dream"
    Bryan Ferry - Bob Dylan's Dream - YouTube audio

    Fistful Of Mercy "buckets of rain"
    Fistful Of Mercy - Buckets Of Rain (Bob Dylan Cover) (Live At La Cigale) - YouTube live

    Sinead O'Connor "property of jesus"
    Sinead O'Connor - Property Of Jesus - YouTube audio

    Ed Roland "shelter from the storm"
    Ed Roland - Shelter From The Storm - YouTube audio

    the biggest dissapointment for me on this album was Elvis Costello's "licence to kill" cover....he should have nailed this one,but alas, it nailed him!

    also, to avoid being prejudice for and against artists on here, i didnt look at the artist name on my ipod whilst listening to this, i just made a note of the track # of each song and relayed it here in the attached linked songs....!

    album rating 1.7
    Last edited by CRAZY-HORSE; 20-02-2012 at 07:52.

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    oh yeh,, i forgot to mention that i put this one in Alternative because most of the artists featured would be classified as "alternative"...

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