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Miley Cyrus’s second act starts now. Her country-fied cover of Bob Dylan’s “You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go” shows off a more mature, lovely side of her.
The video for the track, recorded for the 73-song “Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan: Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International,” showcases Cyrus in an empty apartment, accompanied only by three sidemen as she plaintively sings the song seated on a stool beside guitarist Johnzo West. She sounds great. She doesn’t overplay it or underplay it. She’s could have a great country record inside of her.
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At 19, she’s the youngest artist on the Jan. 24 collection. Pete Seeger, who adorably contributes a cover of “Forever Young,” is the oldest at 92. Other artists include Elvis Costello, Adele, Ke$ha and My Morning Jacket.
The four-CD compilation retails for $24.99 (and the digital download for $19.99), but you can test several of the tracks, including Pete Townshend’s “Corrina, Corrina,” Diana Krall’s “Simple Twist of Fate,” Raphael Saddiq’s “Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat,” and Johnny Cash’s “One Too Many Mornings” featuring the Avett Bros. at Amnesty International’s website.
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