Beck Announces Official Song Reader Album
Posted by Joseph Lee on 07.09.2014
It features Jack White...
Billboard reports that Beck has announced an official version of Song Reader, which was previously released in 2012 as sheet music only. It will be released on July 29 through Capitol. Song Reader will include several musicians bringing their own spin to 19 of the 20 songs, including Jack White, Jack Black, fun., Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, Norah Jones, Pulp's Jarvis Cocker, Juanes and Laura Marling.
Beck said: "It amazes me to hear how these musicians have made the songs their own and in the process revealed that the interpretation is the living breathing soul of the piece… These interpretations have made the book something new -- something better."
Beck's last album, 2014's Morning Phase, debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 in March, his second-highest charting release so far.
Here's the track list:
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"