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Amnesty International today announced the impending release, on January 24, of an extraordinary 4-CD set of Bob Dylan songs performed by some of today’s greatest recording artists. The collection honors the fiftieth anniversary of AI’s formation — which happened to coincide with the young Bob Dylan’s arrival on the New York folk scene. The eclectic collection includes performances by Joan Baez (“Seven Curses”), Elvis Costello (“License to Kill”), KNAAN (“With God on Our Side”), Mark Knopfler (“Restless Farewell”), Diana Krall (“Simple Twist of Fate”), Ziggy Marley (“Blowin’ in the Wind”), My Chemical Romance (“Desolation Row”), and Pete Seeger (“Forever Young”) — 80 artists in all, performing 73 songs in new releases. SW, with great pleasure, contributed the liner notes. Details and complete track list here.