Published Oct 20, 2011While it's true, tribute discs to folk/rock icon Bob Dylan are hardly a rarity (just check the I'm Not There soundtrack, or Bryan Ferry's Dylanesque project), but news of an upcoming, charity-minded collection featuring a handful of big hitters paying their respects to the celebrated singer-songwriter is welcomed all the same.
As Consequence of Sound points out, the upcoming Chimes of Freedom: Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International toasts both Dylan's mighty songbook, as well as the human rights organization. The collection, which sees release on November 22 in North America and a day earlier in the UK, will gather interpretations from Adele, My Morning Jacket, Patti Smith, Sting and even pop starlet Ke$ha.
While a full tracklisting has yet to be unveiled, we know Adele will take on "To Make You Feel My Love," a collaboration between punkers Bad Religion and Lucinda Williams finds them doing "Tryin' to Get to Heaven," and Sting, My Morning Jacket and the Dave Matthews Band have teamed up for a cover of Dylan's 1975 tune "You're a Big Girl Now."
Proceeds from the album will go to Amnesty International.