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Published: 2012/05/03

Levon Helm, Donald Fagen, Warren Haynes and More Featured On "Toast To Freedom" Song Tribute to Amnesty International

Amnesty International is releasing a new commemorative song dedicated to human rights activism around the world, titled “Toast To Freedom.” Nearly 50 artists contribute on the track, including the late Levon Helm, Kris Kristofferson, Carly Simon, Angelique Kidjo, Ewan McGregor, Donald Fagen, Warren Haynes, Keb Mo, Eric Burdon, Taj Mahal, Florent Pagny, Marianne Faithfull, Jane Birkin, Jimmy Barnes, Rosanne Cash, Shawn Mullins, the Blind Boys of Alabama, among others. The song was written by veteran guitarist/producers Carl Carlton (Robert Palmer, Eric Burdon, Keb Mo) and Larry Campbell (Levon Helm Band, Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello).

The basic tracks for the song were recorded at Levon Helm’s studio in Woodstock, N.Y and produced/engineered by Bob Clearmountain (The Who, Paul McCartney, Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen), which was then sent out to artists, who added vocals.

The song becomes available for purchase on today via the Toast to Freedom website. Check out a trailer for the song in the video below.

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