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listen  1. Title Of This SongMoses Sumney 4:55$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen  3. The Wolf Is On The HillTweedy 2:22$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Just NoiseNorah Jones 2:00$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Last Night You Were A DreamLord Huron 3:23$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Saint DudeBob Forrest 4:06$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. I'm DownJack White 3:04$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Heaven's LadderBeck 3:18$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Don't Act Like Your Heart Isn't HardJuanes 3:27$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. SorryLaura Marling 2:05$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Eyes That Say "I Love You"Jarvis Cocker 3:19$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Rough On RatsDavid Johansen 2:48$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. Now That Your Dollar Bills Have Sprouted WingsJason Isbell 5:11$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. The Last PolkaMarc Ribot 4:33$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. Old ShanghaiEleanor Friedberger 2:55$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen16. Why Did You Make Me Care?Scott Sparks 4:40$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen17. America, Here's My BoySwamp Dogg 3:05$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen18. We All Wear CloaksJack Black 2:30$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen19. Do We? We DoLoudon Wainwright III 2:52$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen20. Mutilation RagGabriel Kahane 2:08$1.29  Buy MP3 


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 29, 2014)
  • Original Release Date: 2014
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Capitol
  • ASIN: B00LD0VDK2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #31,304 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

This 20-track collection features exclusively recorded versions of Beck songs from the Song Reader release, with Beck and music supervisor Randall Poster producing the album.

'Like a kid getting a special package in the mail and opening it up with anticipation, these interpretations of songs from the Song Reader book have surpassed what I could have imagined...' says Beck. '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.'

The 20 songs on Song Reader include versions by Jack White, Jarvis Cocker, Laura Marling, Sparks, Loudon Wainwright III, Norah Jones, Fun. and Jack Black. There is also a tune by Tweedy, the new band formed by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy and his son Spencer.

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It's a great listen, and I enjoyed it very much!
Bradley H. Simanek
The songs hang together well for a cohesive listening experience.
Maria D.
I would definitely recommend you take a chance with this album.
Jaster Mereel

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Northuis on October 10, 2014
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I was disappointed when this was released solely as sheet music,
I am glad it has come out recorded, albeit by "various artists".
There seems to be almost two albums worth of music here with
two distinct themes--relationship songs and more irreverent takes
on social issues. The relationship songs seem to be the weakest
and a few of those performances are cloying--the cuts by Moses
Sumney, Fun, Sparks and Juanes are all unlistenable to my tastes.
The better relationship songs are performed by Jarvis Cocker, Norah
Jones and Laura Marling. The non-relationship songs seem to have
more of the bite expected when listening to Beck--Jason Isbell's take
on "Now That Your Dollar Bills..." is one of the highlights of the album
with it's blistering guitars and in your face lyrics. America, Here's My Boy
and Do We? We Do-- are both folk protest songs that are brilliant and
brilliantly interpreted. There are also what seem to be some Bertold
Brecht and Kurt Weill style tunes here, We All Wear Cloaks sung
by Jack Black (I can't stand him as an actor but have to admit to liking
his performance here) and Old Shanghai sung by Eleanor Friedberger.
Also a couple of instrumentals that show Becks knowledge of old-timey
styles.
Beck has been known to scrap whole albums and most of his recent albums
seem to be groups of songs that all are in the same mode, here he shows
his range from almost Waitsian wordplay in songs like Rough On Rats to
folk anthems to Klezmer, why does he not mix it up more on his albums
like he used to--or on this one? It would be interesting to hear him perform
these songs, I am still waiting for the Rock & Roll album he said he was
working on before the dismal Modern Guilt album was released.
4 1/2 stars for this mixed bag.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Bradley H. Simanek on August 1, 2014
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What a pleasant surprise... though I shouldn't be. It's a "Beck album" in sound and flavor (which should be expected since he's listed as a producer), despite the fact it's other artists performing the songs. The best analogy would be those "tribute" album where other artists contribute cover versions of a given artists' catalog... except here the songs haven't been recorded/released by the original artist. It's a great listen, and I enjoyed it very much!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Maria D. on August 6, 2014
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The album puts me in mind of a mix tape compiled by someone who knows what I would like to hear & also what I should hear.
The songs hang together well for a cohesive listening experience.
One of the better albums I have listened to in a long time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By claudefrolo on September 5, 2014
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I like Beck.

I have enjoyed most of his albums.

I especially enjoyed his Record Club project; if you're not familiar, Beck and misfit musicians recorded a personal version of a classic album in a day (at the of this review it was available: http://www.beck.com/recordclub/).

This is not a serious album; it is a very enjoyable album.

I am familiar with Beck's catalog. When I close my eyes, I can hear Beck's voice in the music. The album would be an interesting way to hear Beck for the first time. Although the songs and artists are unrelated, there is a vibe or feeling that ties it all together.

I appreciate the album for the wide range of musicians on it. After only a few listens, tracks 1 and 19 stand out.

I respect what Beck has done with his reputation and popularity. I can't imagine many artists today that could attract such a talented group of artists to record his music.

Worthwhile!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 24, 2014
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A cynical person would say this is an overproduced collection of mediocre songs by a mix of familiar and unfamiliar artists. I appreciate the mix of influences and styles, and I didn't hate any of the songs, but I feel like I need to do more research to really "get it."
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I wasn't quite sure what to expect with this album. I have always been a fan of Beck, but he only sings on one track on the album. He did, however, write the lyrics and sheet music which where released earlier in hardcover book form for people to perform on their own. Some of the artists I am fans of such as Jack Black and Jack White. Other artists I was aware of in name only like Norah Jones, Fun., and Tweedy. Many others I had never heard of. Wow, I'm impressed with not only the range in sound, but also the consistent quality of the tracks. The songs sung by the artists I had never heard of have quickly become some of my favorites. Songs such as Sorry sung by Laura Marling, Why Did You Make Me Care? sung by Scott Sparks, and Last Night You Were A Dream sung by Lord Huron. My favorite song hands down is Old Shanghai sung by Eleanor Friedberger. There really isn't a bad track on here. I would have to say that the instrumental track The Last Polka is the weakest link. All the songs have an essence of Beck while still letting the artist performing also influence them. The combination works better then anyone, except maybe Beck, could have expected. I would definitely recommend you take a chance with this album. You won't be disappointed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By kylie on September 13, 2014
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Not bad not great. Wish he'd come out with something a little more up beat.
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