In an interesting move, ATO Records has put together a great collection of artists to record Bob Dylan's somewhat obscure '80s material. On March 25th of this year, the first volume of the tribute called Bob Dylan In The 80s will be released. You can pre-order vinyl, digital download, and CD versions of the record at ATO Records. Vinyl pre-orders will include a download card featuring 7 additional tracks.
The album also supports a good cause. Some money from album sales will go to Pencils of Promise, a non-profit organization that "builds schools and increases educational opportunities in the developing world."
Bob Dylan in the '80s: Volume One Tracklist:
Langhorne Slim & The Law - "Got My Mind Made Up"
Built to Spill - "Jokerman"
Reggie Watts - "Brownsville Girl (Reprise)"
Craig Finn - "Sweetheart Like You"
Ivan & Alyosha - "You Changed My Life"
Deer Tick - "Night After Night"
Dawn Landes & Bonnie "Prince" Billy - "Dark Eyes"
Tea Leaf Green - "Waiting To Get Beat"
Aaron Freeman & Slash - "Wiggle Wiggle"
Elvis Perkins - "Congratulations"
Hannah Cohen - "Covenant Woman"
Marco Benevento - "Every Grain Of Sand"
Yellowbirds - "Series Of Dreams"
Blitzen Trapper - "Unbelievable"
Lucius - "When The Night Comes Falling From The Sky"
Glen Hansard - "Pressing On"
Carl Broemel - "Death Is Not The End"
BONUS TRACKS (available with vinyl)
Spirit Family Reunion - "Man of Peace"
Widespread Panic - "Solid Rock"
Grayson Capps - "Silvio"
Neal Casal - "Property of Jesus"
The Low Anthem - "Lenny Bruce"
Jesse & The Handy Dandy Bandy - "Handy Dandy"
Chastity Brown - "Saving Grace"
More info on the album is available at 80sdylan.com.