AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL releases 4CD Bob Dylan Tribute Album



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NEW YORK (January 24, 2012) – Amnesty International celebrates its 50th anniversary with the release of Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan, a four-disc collection set for release today in North America, and on January 30th in the UK. The already critically-acclaimed tribute contains 76 newly-recorded Bob Dylan songs by more than 80 artists, including performers such as Adele, K'naan, Elvis Costello, Dierks Bentley, Darren Criss, Jackson Browne, Johnny Cash, Patti Smith, Pete Townshend, Sting, Queens Of The Stone Age, Maroon5, My Morning Jacket, and Carly Simon (click HERE for the full track listing).

"Chimes of Freedom is an abundance of riches. It's fair to say that the collection shows how deeply musicians feel about the beauty of Dylan's music - across generations - and how passionate they are about supporting human rights. We hope all of their fans will be inspired, too, and engage with millions of activists around the globe to protect the rights of people everywhere" said Helen Garrett, director of special projects for Amnesty International.

In 1962, Amnesty International evolved from a one-year campaign to free political prisoners into a worldwide movement fighting for justice, freedom and human dignity; today the organization has more than three million supporters in 150 countries. In March of the same year, Bob Dylan’s debut album was released, launching an unparalleled recording career.

Almost every track on the album is being released for the first time, with 70 songs recorded especially for Chimes of Freedom. All of the artists, session musicians, arrangers, engineers, producers and recording studios worked pro bono on the project, which aims to raise support for Amnesty’s fight against censorship and attacks on free speech, whether involving artists, writers, musicians, political activists or bloggers.

Chimes of Freedom is dedicated to the thousands of people worldwide who are imprisoned or threatened for the peaceful expression of their beliefs. Amnesty encourages people who are inspired by Dylan’s music to join their three million activists worldwide who are taking action to protect human rights.
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