Beck Puts Song Reader To Music
Beck, Harvest Festival 2012: Photo Ros O'Gorman

Beck, Harvest Festival 2012: Photo Ros O'Gorman

Beck Puts Song Reader To Music TRACKLISTING

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on July 10, 2014

in New Music,News

Beck’s sheet music album ‘Song Reader’ is finally going to be heard … but not from Beck.

Beck has assembled an all-star cast to put to sound his Song Reader book of sheet music.

In the six years between Modern Guilt and Morning Phase, Beck worked as a producer for the likes of Charlotte Gainsbourg and Thurston Moore, started the Record Club which released cover albums by various artists and he put together Song Reader. The project was a book of sheet music written by the artist which he hoped would be recorded by other artists.

On Wednesday, Beck announced the Song Reader album which contains those compositions as recorded by twenty different artists including Loudon Wainwright III, David Johansen, Sparks, Norah Jones, Jack White, .fun and Jason Isbell among others. Beck himself takes on one song, Heaven’s Ladder.

The album was produced by Beck and Randall Poster and is being issued by Capitol Records and Warby Parker, an eyeglasses maker who previously released Beck branded glasses. Both Beck and Warby Parker will donate the proceeds from the album to 826 National, an organization that provides students, ages 6 to 18, with chances to pursue their creativity and improve their writing skills.

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

more from vvnmusic.com

Comments

comments

Related Posts

Prince at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on 21 October 2003. Photo by Ros O'Gorman http:://www.noise11.com
Prince To Be Celebrated By Massive All-Star Lineup In Los Angeles

Prince's extraordinary career is going to be celebrated in a mammoth all-star gig featuring a load of artists from all corners of the musical spectrum.

January 10, 2020
Nirvana
WATCH: Nirvana Reform With Beck and St. Vincent

Surviving members of the iconic rock band Nirvana reformed on stage in Los Angeles on Saturday night with Beck, St. Vincent and Violent Grohl (Dave's daughter) replacing Kurt Cobain on vocals.

January 6, 2020
Nilsson Losst and Founnd
New Music Releases for 22 November 2019

Major new titles coming this week from: Human Nature, Robbie Williams, Leonard Cohen, Christy Moore, Labrinth, Coldplay, Rod Stewart, David Byrne, Jason Aldean, Harry Nilsson, Luke Evans, Akon, James Morrison, Lindemann, Friendly Fires, Trippie Redd, Beck, Animal Collective, Danny Brown, Ben Lee, Iggy Azalea (EP) and the final So Fresh compilation of the year.

November 22, 2019
Neil Young and Stephen Stills, photo by Ros O'Gorman, noise11
Neil Young, Sheryl Crow, Patti Smith Light Up The Blues For Autism In LA

Neil Young, Stephen Stills, Burt Bacharach, Judy Collins, Sheryl Crow, Beck, Patti Smith, Heartbreakers’ Benmont Tench and Mike Campbell as well as Chris and Oliver Stills gathered in Los Angeles to play for Autism on Saturday night (21 April 2018).

April 23, 2018
Beck, Harvest Festival 2012: Photo Ros O'Gorman
Beck To Play Melbourne and Canberra Shows

Beck will perform in Melbourne and Canberra when he is in Australia in February for the Sydney City Limits festival.

December 11, 2017
Beck, Harvest Festival 2012: Photo Ros O'Gorman
That Time Beck Beat Beyoncé At The Grammy Awards

Beck is glad he has had the chance to chat with Beyonce after his surprise Best Album win at the 2015 Grammy Awards.

October 20, 2017
Beck, Harvest Festival 2012: Photo Ros O'Gorman
Beck and Spoon To Play iHeartRadio ALTer EGO Festival

iHeartMedia has announced the first-ever iHeartRadio ALTer EGO. The biggest names in Alternative Rock will come together at the historic, “Fabulous” Forum in Los Angeles on January 19, 2018 to celebrate everything Alternative Rock.

October 18, 2017