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[Listen] Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International

It wasn't too long ago that we posted about this monster Bob Dylan tribute album featuring some awesome covers from the likes of Queens of the Stone Age, Silversun Pickups, The Gaslight Anthem, Bryan Ferry, Pete Townshend, Sinéad O’Connor, Elvis Costello, Fistful of Mercy, Bad Religion and Cage the Elephant to literally name just 10 of them! Today though, you can stream Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International in full, including a cover from Ke$ha. In case you're wondering she takes on a personal favourite of mine, "Don't Think Twice It's Alright" from Bobby D's 1962 album The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan. 

Give the 70+ unheard gems a listen by simply jumping over to the official Amnesty International Facebook page, give it a like and voila, music in your ear holes. While you're here be sure to go pre-order a copy for yourself over here.

[News] Bob Dylan Tribute Album: 'Chimes of Freedom' Tracklist Feat. QOTSA, My Morning Jacket, Pete Townshend & More

In celebration of Amnesty International's 50th Anniversary, a collection of Bob Dylan covers has been put together and is set for release in January on the 24th to be precise. The full tracklist has appeared and it's frikkin' crazy! Like good crazy and absurd crazy, you know?! It'll be a 72 track monster compiling 4 discs and a host of talent from the world of music. It also throws a few weird number sin but hey, you gotta take the good with the bad. 

Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International will include covers from the likes of Queens of the Stone Age who take on "Outlaw Blues" from 1965's Bringing It All Back Home. My Morning Jacket tackle "You’re A Big Girl Now", Mariachi El Bronx add their fine acoustic goodness to "Love Sick". The Who’s Pete Townshend tackles the crooner number "Corrina, Corrina" and Cage the Elephant do "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll". Now, thrown into the mix we have Miley Cyrus covering Blood on the Tracks' "You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go". The one I really don't want to see covered in glitter and crap is "Don't Think Twice it's Alright" but that's been taken up by none other than Ke$ha. KE$SHA!? But still, this compilation will definitely be worth a listen. The full track listing of pure awesome can be found after the jump via CoS.


Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International Tracklist:
Disc 1
01. Raphael Saadiq – Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
02. Patti Smith – Drifter’s Escape
03. Rise Against – Ballad of Hollis Brown
04. Tom Morello The Nightwatchman – Blind Willie McTell
05. Pete Townshend – Corrina, Corrina
06. Bettye LaVette – Most of the Time
07. Charlie Winston – This Wheel’s On Fire
08. Diana Krall – Simple Twist of Fate
09. Brett Dennen – You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere
10. Mariachi El Bronx – Love Sick
11. Ziggy Marley – Blowin’ in the Wind
12. The Gaslight Anthem – Changing of the Guards
13. Silversun Pickups – Not Dark Yet
14. My Morning Jacket – You’re A Big Girl Now
15. The Airborne Toxic Event – Boots of Spanish Leather
16. Sting – Girl from the North Country
17. Mark Knopfler – Restless Farewell

Disc 2
01. Queens Of The Stone Age – Outlaw Blues
02. Lenny Kravitz – Rainy Day Woman # 12 & 35
03. Steve Earle & Lucia Micarelli – One More Cup of Coffee (Valley Below)
04. Blake Mills – Heart Of Mine
05. Miley Cyrus – You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
06. Billy Bragg – Lay Down Your Weary Tune
07. Elvis Costello – License to Kill
08. Angelique Kidjo – Lay, Lady, Lay
09. Natasha Bedingfield – Ring Them Bells
10. Jackson Browne – Love Minus Zero/No Limit
11. Joan Baez – Seven Curses (Live)
12. The Belle Brigade – No Time To Think
13. Sugarland – Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You (Live)
14. Jack’s Mannequin – Mr. Tambourine Man
15. Oren Lavie – 4th Time Around
16. Sussan Deyhim – All I Really Want To Do
17. Adele – Make You Feel My Love (Recorded Live at WXPN)

Disc 3
01. K’NAAN – With God On Our Side
02. Ximena Sariñana – I Want You
03. Neil Finn with Pajama Club – She Belongs to Me
04. Bryan Ferry – Bob Dylan’s Dream
05. Zee Avi – Tomorrow Is A Long Time
06. Carly Simon – Just Like a Woman
07. Flogging Molly – The Times They Are A-Changin’
08. Fistful Of Mercy – Buckets Of Rain
09. Joe Perry – Man Of Peace
10. Bad Religion – It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
11. My Chemical Romance – Desolation Row (Live)
12. RedOne featuring Nabil Khayat – Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
13. Paul Rodgers & Nils Lofgren – Abandoned Love
14. Darren Criss featuring Chuck Criss and Freelance Whales – New Morning
15. Cage the Elephant – The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
16. Band of Skulls – It Ain’t Me, Babe
17. Sinéad O’Connor – Property of Jesus
18. Ed Roland and The Sweet Tea Project – Shelter From The Storm
19. Ke$ha – Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
20. Kronos Quartet – Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right

Disc 4
01. Maroon 5 – I Shall Be Released
02. Carolina Chocolate Drops – Political World
03. Seal & Jeff Beck – Like A Rolling Stone
04. Taj Mahal – Bob Dylan’s 115th Dream
05. Dierks Bentley – Senor (Tales of Yankee Power) (Live)
06. Mick Hucknall – One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later)
07. Thea Gilmore – I’ll Remember You
08. State Radio – John Brown
09. Dave Matthews Band – All Along the Watchtower (Live)
10. Michael Franti – Subterranean Homesick Blues
11. We Are Augustines – Mama, You Been On My Mind
12. Lucinda Williams – Tryin’ To Get To Heaven
13. Kris Kristofferson – Quinn The Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn)
14. Eric Burdon – Gotta Serve Somebody
15. Evan Rachel Wood – I’d Have You Anytime
16. Marianne Faithfull – Baby Let Me Follow You Down (Live)
17. Pete Seeger – Forever Young
18. Bob Dylan – Chimes Of Freedom

[Watch] Fistful of Mercy Cover Bob Dylan, PJ Harvey and The Velvet Underground

Last year I was pretty excited when heard new of a new band called Fistful of Mercy consisting of Ben Harper, Joseph Arthur and Dhani Harrison. Their debut As I Call You Down was made available in October via Hot Records, and you can pick yourself up a copy over here.

 The band were recieved with warm open arms and their live shows were also impressive out of a recording studio environment. You can see them in a live situation here, when they performed on Conan O'Brien's late night show where they perform lead single "Father's Son" with the help of RATM's Tom Morello.

Now, Their live show's consist of their debut but they have also played numerous covers on stage. As our friends over at TwentyFourBit have pointed out they do pretty good renditions of Bob Dylan’s 1975 Blood on the Tracks “Buckets of Rain”  as well as PJ Harvey’s To Bring You My Love title track, and The Velvet Underground's “Pale Blue Eyes”. Check out the Dylan cover up top and the other two after the jump.

PJ Harvey Cover:

The Velvet Underground Cover:

[Watch] Fistful Of Mercy - "Father's Son" Feat. Tom Morello Live on Conan

Day one we got Jack White. Day two we got Soundgarden and now on day three Conan O'Brien has delivered up Fistful Of Mercy featuring Tom Morello on guitar too! Craziness. They play the track which was our first taste from the band back in September titled "Father's Son" taken from their debut, As I Call You Down. Tom adds his trademark sound to the track with a classic Digitech Whammy octave up solo...When you hear it you'll know the ones I mean! Check out the video up top courtesy of The Audio Perv.
[Watch] Fistful Of Mercy - "Father's Son" Live on Jimmy Fallon

I can't get enough of this band at the moment and last night they played Jimmy Fallon and gave us a taste of what they're chemistry on stage is like and I enjoyed every second of it. I liked this track the first time I heard it and can't help but clap along and stamp my foot to it when it's played. Check out the performance from Fistful Of Mercy above and head over here to pick up their debut album As I Call You Down. Thanks to the Audio Perv for the video.
[Listen] Fistful of Mercy - "Things Go 'Round"
Today we have another glorious preview of the new Ben Harper, Joseph Arthur and Dhani Harrison collaboration which has taken the form of, Fistful of Mercy. The track is taken from their debut album As I Call You Down which is available from tomorrow! The track is a corker, and I've had it on repeat all lunch. The chorus is infectious and I challenge you to not have it embedded within your mind by the time you head to bed tonight. Give it a listen below and head over here to pick up the album.

Fistful of Mercy - Things Go 'Round by Some Kind of Awesome

[Listen] Fistful of Mercy - "Fathers' Son"
Earlier in the month we wrote up on a new project from Ben Harper, Joseph Arthur and Dhani Harrison and via Spinner we have some more new material from the group, Fistful of Mercy. The track titled, "Fathers' Son" is an uptempo track that will have you clapping your hands along and singing along too by the second Chorus. Check it out below. Their debut album As I Call You Down is available from the 5th of October on Hot Records, you can pre order it over here. They hit the road touring in November so be sure to watch them if you get chance. For more information head on over to there official website.

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[Download] Fistful of Mercy - "Fistful of Mercy"

Ben Harper, Joseph Arthur and Dhani Harrison debuted their new project Fistful of Mercy last month on KCRW. And we have a treat for you on this lovely Friday in the form of a download of the track that inspired the bands name. Check out the beautiful harmonies these three talented guys have managed to create, it's simply spine tingling.

Over the space of three days they managed to go from no tracks and no idea what direction they were going in, to having recorded 9 acoustic tracks. Their debut album As I Call You Down is available from the 5th of October on Hot Records, you can pre order it over here. Download the track below and look out for these guys when they hit the road in November. I am waiting eagerly to hear more tracks from these guys and after downloading this you might be too.

Fistful Of Mercy - "Fistful Of Mercy" by Some Kind of Awesome

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