Bryan Ferry is proud to announce his participation in Amnesty International’s latest music project, Chimes Of Freedom: The Songs Of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International. The album project features over 80 musicians across the generational and musical spectrum who have donated their time to support Amnesty International, and is dedicated to people worldwide who are unjustly imprisoned or threatened for the peaceful expression of their beliefs.

‘Bob Dylan’s Dream’ was originally recorded by Bryan Ferry in 2006 during sessions for the Dylanesque album. The track didn’t make it onto the Dylanesque album because BF wasn’t happy with the vocal recording. When Amnesty approached in the summer, we knew that this was a good reason to finish off ‘Bob Dylan’s Dream’.

Piano & Keyboards – Colin Good
Guitars – Chris Spedding & Oliver Thompson
Percussion – Frank Ricotti
Vocals & Harmonica – Bryan Ferry
Violin – Gavyn Wright
Violin – Jacki Shave
Viola – Jon Thorne
Cello – Anthony Pleeth

Recorded at: Townhouse Studios & Studio One, London
Produced by: Rhett Davies & Bryan Ferry
Associate Producer : Colin Good
Mixed by: Simon Willey & Rhett Davies

You can support Amnesty International’s life-saving work by pre-ordering Chimes Of Freedom today! Please visit:

The original version of “Bob Dylan’s Dream” can be found on the album ‘The Freewheelin’ released in 1963.

Lyrics to Bob Dylan’s Dream

While riding on a train goin’ west
I fell asleep for to take my rest
I dreamed a dream that made me sad
Concerning myself and the first few friends I had
With half-damp eyes I stared to the room
Where my friends and I spent many an afternoon
Where we together weathered many a storm
Laughin’ and singin’ till the early hours of the morn
By the old wooden stove where our hats was hung
Our words were told, our songs were sung
Where we longed for nothin’ and were quite satisfied
Talkin’ and a-jokin’ about the world outside
With haunted hearts through the heat and cold
We never thought we could ever get old
We thought we could sit forever in fun
But our chances really was a million to one
As easy it was to tell black from white
It was all that easy to tell wrong from right
And our choices were few and the thought never hit
That the one road we traveled would ever shatter and split
How many a year has passed and gone
And many a gamble has been lost and won
And many a road taken by many a friend
And each one I’ve never seen again
I wish, I wish, I wish in vain
That we could sit simply in that room again
Ten thousand dollars at the drop of a hat
I’d give it all gladly if our lives could be like that

Copyright © 1963, 1964 by Warner Bros. Inc.;
renewed 1991, 1992 by Special Rider Music