Beck to release Song Reader album featuring Jack White, Jeff Tweedy, Laura Marling and Jarvis Cocker
Beck is set to release a recorded version of his Song Reader project with an all-star cast including Jack White, Jeff Tweedy, Laura Marling and Jarvis Cocker.
Two years ago, in 2012, Beck released the album in sheet music form, leaving it up to individual musicians around the world to interpret his compositions in their own style. Three live shows have been staged since that release and later this month, on July 28, the first Song Reader album will be officially released.
Beck himself contributes one song, titled Heaven's Ladder.
The Song Reader tracklisting is:
Moses Sumney – 'Title of this Song'
Fun – 'Please Leave A Light On When You Go'
Tweedy – 'The Wolf is on the Hill'
Norah Jones – 'Just Noise'
Lord Huron – 'Last Night You Were A Dream'
Bob Forrest – 'Saint Dude'
Jack White – 'I'm Down'
Beck – 'Heaven's Ladder'
Juanes – 'Don't Act Like Your Heart Isn't Hard'
Laura Marling – 'Sorry'
Jarvis Cocker – 'Eyes That Say 'I Love You''
David Johansen – 'Rough On Rats'
Jason Isbell – 'Now That Your Dollar Bills Have Sprouted Wings'
The Last Polka – 'Marc Ribot'
Eleanor Friedberger – 'Old Shanghai'
Sparks – 'Why Did You Make Me Care?'
Swamp Dogg – 'America, Here’s My Boy'
Jack Black – 'We All Wear Cloaks'
Loudon Wainwright III – 'Do We? We Do'
Gabriel Kahane with Ymusic – 'Mutilation Rag'
Beck released his latest album, Morning Phase, in February of this year.
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