Beck: arriva in CD 'Song Reader' (Jack White, Tweedy…)


Due passi e mezzo indietro. All’11 dicembre 2012 quando Beck pubblicava il discusso libro-spartito-molto voluminoso ‘Song Reader’ edito dalla McSweeney. Poi lo scorso anno una serie di pop-up show (San Francisco, Londra, Los Angeles) vedevano l’artista americano proporre alcune delle nuove canzoni (guarda) con al fianco una serie di illustri ospiti: da Franz Ferdinand a Van Dyke Parks, da Jack Black a Jarvis Cocker (guarda), da Jenny Lewis a Dan The Automator. Nel novembre 2013 Beck rivelava: “We’re just trying to get different musicians to agree and I hope that happens soon… If we got people to participate in a compilation of the songs I think that would be great and I’d also love to do another compilation of the versions that fans are doing. There’s some really good versions out there”. Ora è venuto il momento. Il 29 luglio via Capitol arriva ‘Song Reader’ co-prodotto con Randall Poster.

1. Moses Sumney – Title of this Song
2. Fun – Please Leave A Light On When You Go
3. Tweedy – The Wolf is on the Hill
4. Norah Jones – Just Noise
5. Lord Huron – Last Night You Were A Dream
6. Bob Forrest – Saint Dude
7. Jack White – I’m Down
8. Beck – Heaven’s Ladder
9. Juanes – Don’t Act Like Your Heart Isn’t Hard
10. Laura Marling – Sorry
11. Jarvis Cocker – Eyes That Say “I Love You”
12. David Johansen – Rough On Rats
13. Jason Isbell – Now That Your Dollar Bills Have Sprouted Wings
14. The Last Polka – Marc Ribot
15. Eleanor Friedberger – Old Shanghai
16. Sparks – Why Did You Make Me Care?
17. Swamp Dogg – America, Here’s My Boy
18. Jack Black – We All Wear Cloaks
19. Loudon Wainwright III – Do We? We Do
20. Gabriel Kahane with Ymusic – Mutilation Rag