Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan [Box]

Chimes Of Freedom: The Songs Of Bob Dylan [Box]


Designed as a celebration for Amnesty International's 50th Anniversary, Chimes of Freedom is the mother of all tribute albums: a four-disc salute to Bob Dylan that runs some 76 songs performed by singers from all corners of the globe. Apart from Lennon/McCartney -- the former of which was the subject of producers Jeff Ayeroff and Julie Yannatta's previous 2007 collection Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur -- no other songwriter of the rock & roll era could attract so many different artists from so many different genres as Dylan, something that is a testament to the resilience of his catalog. From the very start of his career, Dylan saw his songs covered by all manners of artists, ranging from colleagues and peers to longhair rock bands, easy listening outfits, and weirdos like William Shatner, so the absurd abundance of Chimes of Freedom in a way fits into the grand pattern of history: his songs were always up for grabs, they've survived terrible misguided covers, they've been performed with loving faith, they've been reinvented once and again. Given its monumental length, it should be of no great surprise that Chimes of Freedom has songs that fall into each category, although it is surprisingly bereft of awfulness. Not even Miley Cyrus' painful-in-theory straight-ahead cover of "You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go" is awful: she may not know who Verlaine and Rimbaud are, but she focuses on the melody and winds up selling the song in the process. Most of the artists here perform a similar trick, choosing love songs over protests, keeping things intimate instead of anthemic. Naturally, there are exceptions to the rule, but the scales on Chimes of Freedom are tipped toward pretty stripped-down sincerity -- even Ke$ha abandons Auto-Tune for a nearly a cappella interpretation of "Don't Think Twice It's Alright" -- an aesthetic that's easy to digest and helps make the artists that do something different pop out dramatically: Flogging Molly's Pogues-ian run through "The Times They Are A-Changing," Bryan Ferry's eerie reading of "Bob Dylan's Dream," Elvis Costello adding spikes to "License to Kill," Sin?ad O'Connor tearing up "Property of Jesus," and Queens of the Stone Age tapping into Bob's rowdy side with a tremendous "Outlaw Blues." After a parade of faithful salutes ranging from Billy Bragg's impassioned "Lay Down Your Weary Tune" to Lenny Kravitz's absurd re-creation of "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35," it's great to hear actual re-interpretations of Dylan's songs -- after all, even Bob himself doesn't always sing the same song the same way twice. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

  • Condition: Used - Good
    HPB condition ratings
    • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
    • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
    • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
    • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
    • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
    • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
    Conditions Guide
  • Format: Compact Disc
  • Sold by: HPB West Madison
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  • Label: Amnesty International
  • UPC: 817974010016


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Track listings

  • Disc 1:
  • 1. One Too Many Mornings Johnny Cash (Previously Unreleased, Featuring The Avett Brothers)
  • 2. Leopard Skin Pill Box Hat Raphael Saadiq (Previously Unreleased)
  • 3. Drifters Escape Patti Smith (Previously Unreleased)
  • 4. Ballad Of Hollis Brown Rise Against (Previously Unreleased)
  • 5. Blind Willie Mc Tell Tom Morello (Previously Unreleased)
  • 6. Corrina, Corrina Pete Townshend (Previously Unreleased)
  • 7. Most Of The Time Bettye La Vette (Previously Unreleased)
  • 8. This Wheel's On Fire Charlie Winston (Previously Unreleased)
  • 9. Simple Twist Of Fate Diana Krall (Previously Unreleased)
  • 10. You Ain't Goin' Nowhere Brett Dennen (Previously Unreleased)
  • 11. Love Sick Mariachi El Bronx (Previously Unreleased)
  • 12. Blowin' In The Wind Ziggy Marley (Previously Unreleased)
  • 13. Changing Of The Guards The Gaslight Anthem (Previously Unreleased)
  • 14. Not Dark Yet Silversun Pickups (Previously Unreleased)
  • 15. You're A Big Girl Now My Morning Jacket (Previously Unreleased)
  • 16. Boots Of Spanish Leather The Airborne Toxic Event (Previously Unreleased)
  • 17. Girl From The North Country Sting (Previously Unreleased)
  • 18. Restless Farewell Mark Knopfler (Previously Unreleased)
  • Disc 2:
  • 1. Outlaw Blues Queens Of The Stone Age (Previously Unreleased)
  • 2. Rainy Day Woman #12 & 35 Lenny Kravitz (Previously Unreleased)
  • 3. One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below) Steve Earle/Lucia Micarelli (Previously Unreleased)
  • 4. Heart Of Mine Blake Mills (Previously Unreleased, Featuring Daniel Ben Haim)
  • 5. You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go Miley Cyrus (Previously Unreleased)
  • 6. Lay Down Your Weary Tune Billy Bragg (Previously Unreleased)
  • 7. License To Kill Elvis Costello (Previously Unreleased)
  • 8. Lay, Lady, Lay Ang‚Lique Kidjo (Previously Unreleased)
  • 9. Ring Them Bells Natasha Bedingfield (Previously Unreleased)
  • 10. Love Minus Zero/No Limit Jackson Browne (Previously Unreleased)
  • 11. Seven Curses Joan Baez
  • 12. No Time To Think The Belle Brigade (Previously Unreleased)
  • 13. Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You Sugarland (Previously Unreleased)
  • 14. Mr. Tambourine Man Jack's Mannequin (Previously Unreleased)
  • 15. 4th Time Around Oren Lavie (Previously Unreleased)
  • 16. All I Really Want To Do Sussan Deyhim (Previously Unreleased)
  • 17. Make You Feel My Love [Recorded Live At Wxpn] Adele (Previously Unreleased)
  • Disc 3:
  • 1. With God On Our Side K'naan (Previously Unreleased)
  • 2. I Want You Ximena Sari¤Ana (Previously Unreleased)
  • 3. She Belongs To Me Neil Finn (Previously Unreleased, Featuring Pajama Club)
  • 4. Bob Dylan's Dream Bryan Ferry (Previously Unreleased)
  • 5. Tomorrow Is A Long Time Zee Avi (Previously Unreleased)
  • 6. Just Like A Woman Carly Simon (Previously Unreleased)
  • 7. Times They Are A Changin', The Flogging Molly (Previously Unreleased)
  • 8. Buckets Of Rain Fistful Of Mercy (Previously Unreleased)
  • 9. Man Of Peace Joe Perry (Previously Unreleased)
  • 10. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue Bad Religion (Previously Unreleased)
  • 11. Desolation Row My Chemical Romance (Previously Unreleased)
  • 12. Knockin' On Heaven's Door Red One (Previously Unreleased, Featuring Nabil Khayat)
  • 13. Abandoned Love Nils Lofgren/Paul Rodgers (Previously Unreleased)
  • 14. New Morning Darren Criss (Previously Unreleased, Featuring Freelance Whales/Chuck Criss)
  • 15. Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll, The Cage The Elephant (Previously Unreleased)
  • 16. It Ain't Me, Babe Band Of Skulls (Previously Unreleased)
  • 17. Property Of Jesus Sin‚Ad O'connor (Previously Unreleased)
  • 18. Shelter From The Storm Ed Roland (Previously Unreleased)
  • 19. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right Ke$Ha (Previously Unreleased)
  • 20. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right Kronos Quartet (Previously Unreleased)
  • Disc 4:
  • 1. I Shall Be Released Maroon 5 (Previously Unreleased)
  • 2. Political World The Carolina Chocolate Drops (Previously Unreleased)
  • 3. Like A Rolling Stone Jeff Beck/Seal (Previously Unreleased)
  • 4. Bob Dylan's 115th Dream The Phamtom Blues Band/Taj Mahal (Previously Unreleased)
  • 5. Se¤Or (Tales Of Yankee Power) Dierks Bentley (Previously Unreleased)
  • 6. One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later) Mick Hucknall (Previously Unreleased)
  • 7. I'll Remember You Thea Gilmore (Previously Unreleased)
  • 8. John Brown State Radio (Previously Unreleased)
  • 9. All Along The Watchtower Dave Matthews Band (Previously Unreleased)
  • 10. Subterranean Homesick Blues Michael Franti (Previously Unreleased)
  • 11. Mama, You Been On My Mind We Are Augustines (Previously Unreleased)
  • 12. Tryin' To Get To Heaven Lucinda Williams (Previously Unreleased)
  • 13. Quinn The Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn) Kris Kristofferson (Previously Unreleased)
  • 14. Gotta Serve Somebody Eric Burdon (Previously Unreleased)
  • 15. I'd Have You Anytime Evan Rachel Wood (Previously Unreleased)
  • 16. Baby Let Me Follow You Down Marianne Faithfull (Previously Unreleased)
  • 17. Forever Young Pete Seeger (Previously Unreleased, Featuring Rivertown Kids)
  • 18. Chimes Of Freedom Bob Dylan
 
HPB condition ratings
  • New: Item is brand new, unused and unmarked, in flawless condition.
  • Fine/Like New (F): No defects, little usage. May show remainder marks. Older books may show minor flaws.
  • Very Good (VG): Shows some signs of wear and is no longer fresh. Attractive. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Good (G): Average used book with all pages present. Possible loose bindings, highlighting, cocked spine or torn dust jackets. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Fair (FR): Obviously well-worn, but no text pages missing. May be without endpapers or title page. Markings do not interfere with readability. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Poor (P): All text is legible but may be soiled and have binding defects. Reading copies and binding copies fall into this category. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
  • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
  • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
  • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
  • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: This movie is unopened and brand new.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): Near new. No defects, little sign of use. Plays perfectly. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. No skipping; no fuzzy or snowy frames in VHS.
  • Very Good (VG): Attractive and well cared for but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, but will play almost perfectly. For VHS: barely detectable distortion or very few fuzzy or snowy frames.
  • Good (G): This item is in okay condition and basically works well. There may be some minor distortion on VHS tape; slight scratching or wear on DVD.
  • Fair (FR): Basically plays, but may be obviously well-worn with some scratching or tape distortion.
  • Poor (P): Disc or tape is intact, but may be scratched or stretched. There may be skips or distortion or product defects.
Conditions Guide
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