Dec 122011

Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International doesn’t come out for another month, but the massive four-disc tribute is available to stream below. We’re just making our way through it ourselves, but the Gaslight Anthem’s “Changing of the Guards” and Queens of the Stone Age‘s “Outlaw Blues” are early highlights. On the flip side, Ke$ha‘s “Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright” is truly atrocious (though Miley Cyrus‘ “You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go” isn’t bad at all). For whatever reason, you can stream 60-second excerpts of the first two discs and the full songs for the second two. At 2+ hours of music, though, we think you’ll survive. Stream the album below, then tell us what the best/worst songs are in the comments. (via Facebook)

Get more info on the album and Amnesty International on their website.

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  6 Responses to “Stream Amnesty International’s Four-Disc Bob Dylan Tribute”

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  1. I think Kesha’s cover is really cool and honest actually.

  2. Miley Cyrus? Mick Hucknall? Natasha and Daniel Beddingfield? I thought they were both in Career Death Hell.
    I’m glad I’m not a legendary troubadour if that’s the calibre of turns they can dredge up. And Maroon 5 can bugger off. Ditto Sting and Lenny Kravitz.
    The Eric Burdon ‘Gotta Serve Somebody’ is decent I’d say. Marianne Faithfull is always welcome at my house. A game old bird IMHO. Patti Smith would get a cup of tea and a biscuit and all, but she’d probably want Earl Grey with a gluten-free dairy-free fat-free custard cream.

  3. How about a link to where the box can be bought?

  4. Oh, I see, it’s at the bottom of the player. A button says ‘buy all’.

  5. I have to call you out on the Ke$ha comment… I found her cover to be quite interesting and it made me think about the original with greater depth than I had before. In the process, she sounded good as well. If you’re going to flippantly label it as “atrocious” and move on without explanation as though assuming everyone agrees with you, it sounds less like criticism and more like what Mary J. Blige might call “hateration…”

  6. I am with you, Adam. Except for Sting, not a big fan, but liked his heartfelt (if thats possible) rendition. Marianne and Patti are wonderful. And Ziggy…..Miley Cyrus does not deserve to be singing Dylan…Same with Maroon 5. Taj Mahal and Franti were fun…and Pete Seeger made me cry….

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