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  • Audio CD (28 July 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Virgin EMI
  • ASIN: B00LD0VDK2
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 25,453 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Title Of This SongMoses Sumney 4:55£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Please Leave A Light On When You GoFun. 2:42£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. The Wolf Is On The HillTweedy 2:21£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Just NoiseNorah Jones 1:59£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Last Night You Were A DreamLord Huron 3:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Saint DudeBob Forrest 4:05£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. I'm DownJack White 3:03£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Heaven's LadderBeck 3:18£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Don't Act Like Your Heart Isn't HardJuanes 3:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. SorryLaura Marling 2:04£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Eyes That Say "I Love You"Jarvis Cocker 3:17£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Rough On RatsDavid Johansen 2:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Now That Your Dollar Bills Have Sprouted WingsJason Isbell 5:10£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. The Last PolkaMarc Ribot 4:32£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Old ShanghaiEleanor Friedberger 2:53£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Why Did You Make Me Care?Scott Sparks 4:38£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. America, Here's My BoySwamp Dogg 3:03£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. We All Wear CloaksJack Black 2:29£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Do We? We DoLoudon Wainwright III 2:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Mutilation RagGabriel Kahane 2:07£0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Description

Twenty Beck compositions previously released exclusively as stunningly illustrated sheet music have come to life with the help of Norah Jones, Jack White, Laura Marling, Jarvis Cocker, Jack Black and of course Beck himself. The Warby Parker release of Beck Song Reader marks the first officially recorded incarnation of the project, which has already inspired interpretations from hundreds of musicians the world over. The record includes the studio-quality debut of songs previously only played live either by Beck himself or at one of the handful of Song Reader concerts staged over the last two years.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Chris Widgery VINE VOICE on 19 Nov. 2014
Format: Audio CD
I am not a Beck fan. Which isn't to say I dislike him, but I don't particularly like him. Not a fan. But this is great.

Beck wrote 20 songs and published them as sheet music. And so people started to perform them. And he put this album together of some of the best. So you get different artists, with different styles and sounds, but all perfoming Beck songs, so there is a consistency that holds them all together. Not every song works for me. Some I love, some I can leave, but, overall, the net impact is fabulous. It's varied and the same simultaneously. Wonderful stuff.
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Beck originally released these songs as a book of sheet music a couple of years back and YouTube has many videos of cover versions uploaded by muscians of differing levels of talent : ). Beck had annouced that he intended to gather an album of these covers together and, with almost no fanfair or publicity, here it is. And it's really good. Boasting both familiar artists (Jack White, Jarvis Cocker, Norah Jones and Fun &c) and several I've never heard of, this is an eclectic mix where the common thread is the quirky lyrics Beck wrote. There are many different styles represented here and some have taken more liberties with the material than others but they do all fit together really well. My only gripe is that the song "Do We? We Do" is covered by Loudon Wainwright III - there are some fantastic covers of this song on YouTube but this version to me is one of the poorest. I'll get over it though!
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By Readyletsgo on 31 Oct. 2014
Format: Audio CD
Just got around to listening to this, and I must say, Beck is there, each song is his, but with a twist of different artists.
There are a couple of tracks that some people will just not get, jazzy, blues, soul. But to me they are just a different take. Think Guerolito but not dancy. I'm not a fan of Jack Black, but I love his version of 'We All Wear Cloaks'. Scott Sparks is another one I like. Norah Jones track is ok, but its Norah. Jack White, Fun., Beck, they are all good listens.

Its nice to add to the Beck collection as it would be more or his music that he wouldnt release as an ablum, more like he would release just online. I want more

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This album may just be the best ever Beck album, despite him taking a backseat to an brilliant range of covers. Basically it is all Beck' music but interpreted by artists such as Laura Marling, Norah Jones, Jack White, Sparks and even Jack Black among others. I found that Marling's 'Sorry' and Sparks 'Why did you make me care?' to be the standout tracks, but the others are great. What makes it is the eclectic range range of interpretations ranging from the grand fantasy of Sparks and Black and the intimacy of Marling. This is original and exciting, and the most entertaining Beck album since 'The Information'. I missed him live in Sept and really cross.
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Steve Graham on 10 Oct. 2014
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Arrived in good time, as described. No issues
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