VARIOUS ARTISTS - Chimes Of Freedom - The Songs Of Bob Dylan. Honoring 50 Years Of Amnesty International

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Rock, Folk/Folkrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2012, eclipsed Nr. 137 / 2-2012 | VÖ-Jahr: 2012 | Wertung: ohne Wertung | Label: Universal | Autor: SaS

Another new Dylan tribute, as if the master had not been honoured enough with such actions on his 70th birthday in May. But the present is not for Dylan, but for the non-profit organization Amnesty International, which is turning 50 these days. In an unprecedented epic breadth, 75 songs are presented on four CDs by the international rock and pop elite. So it's no wonder that on one side veterans like Sting, Pete Seeger, Mark Knopfler, Patti Smith or Marianne Faithful, on the other indie stars like Queens Of The Stone Age, The Gaslight Anthem or My Morning Jacket, but also pop stars like Kesha, Adele or Seal are represented with their interpretations. The result is, of course, interesting, yet mixed. This is not only due to the different styles (after all, there is something for everyone), but also to the fatigue, which Dylan covers now generally cause the listener. Especially since the soundtrack to "I'm Not There" actually seemed to be the last word on the subject.

Top track: Changing Of The Guards (The Gaslight Anthem)

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