Sugarland, Adele Among Artists on Bob Dylan Covers Album
Sugarland have long made a habit of including unique cover songs in their live shows. Now one of those remakes is part of an expansive four-CD set that includes a total of 80 iconic tunes written and first popularized by Bob Dylan. ‘Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International,’ aims to aid the global human rights organization in its fight against censorship and attacks on free speech, whether involving artists, writers, musicians, political activists or bloggers.
The award-winning duo is featured doing a live version of Dylan’s ‘Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You,’ a track the singer-songwriter first included on his landmark 1969 album, ‘Nashville Skyline,’ which was recorded in Music City.
Miley Cyrus offers her take on ‘You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go,’ first popularized by Dylan on 1975′s ‘Blood on the Tracks,’ long considered one of the best albums of his career.
Other artists on the collection include Lucinda Williams, Kris Kristofferson, Elvis Costello, Maroon 5 and Adele, who performs her version of ‘Make You Feel My Love,’ one of Dylan’s earliest compositions and a tune familiar to country fans thanks to versions by both Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood.
The four-CD set will be released both physically and digitally in North America on Jan. 24, 2012, and will be available internationally one week later.
Amnesty International began in 1962 as a one-year campaign to free political prisoners and has evolved into a worldwide movement fighting for justice, freedom and human dignity. The organization currently has more than three million supporters in 150 countries. Coincidentally, Bob Dylan released his very first album in March 1962.
Sugarland have been added to the lineup featured on the 2012 Grammy Nominations TV special, airing live Nov. 30 from Los Angeles at 8:00 PM ET on CBS.
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