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Beck Song Reader


Download links and information about Beck Song Reader. This album was released in 2014 and it belongs to Alternative genres. It contains 20 tracks with total duration of 01:05:21 minutes.

Release date: 2014
Genre: Alternative
Tracks: 20
Duration: 01:05:21
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No. Title Length
1. Title of This Song (Moses Sumney) 4:55
2. Please Leave a Light On When You Go (Fun.) 2:42
3. The Wolf Is On the Hill (Tweedy) 2:22
4. Just Noise (Norah Jones) 2:00
5. Last Night You Were a Dream (Lord Huron) 3:23
6. Saint Dude (Bob Forrest) 4:06
7. I’m Down (Jack White) 3:04
8. Heaven’s Ladder (Beck) 3:18
9. Don’t Act Like Your Heart Isn’t Hard (Juanes) 3:27
10. Sorry (Laura Marling) 2:04
11. Eyes That Say “I Love You” (Jarvis Cocker) 3:18
12. Rough On Rats (David Johansen) 2:48
13. Now That Your Dollar Bills Have Sprouted Wings (Jason Isbell) 5:11
14. The Last Polka (Marc Ribot) 4:33
15. Old Shanghai (Eleanor Friedberger) 2:55
16. Why Did You Make Me Care? (Sparks) 4:40
17. America, Here’s My Boy (Swamp Dogg) 3:05
18. We All Wear Cloaks (Jack Black) 2:30
19. Do We? We Do (Loudon Wainwright III) 2:52
20. Mutilation Rag (Gabriel Kahane) 2:08



In December of 2011, Beck released an "album" you couldn't hear. Specifically, his Song Reader was 20 pieces of sheet music published by the indie publisher McSweeney's. A year later, 20 artists recorded versions of those songs for this benefit album (proceeds go to Dave Eggers' program 826 Valencia). From household names (Jacks White and Black, Norah Jones) to underground icons (David Johansen, Marc Ribot), the record is as eclectic as its cast of musicians. Sparks' "Why Did You Make Me Care?" is orchestral pop, while Beck's performance of "Heaven's Ladder" resembles the mellow '70s rock he dabbles in on 2014's Morning Phase. Tweedy's "The Wolf Is on the Hill" is recognizably Beck-ian, but Ribot's "The Last Polka" sounds nothing like him. Song Reader is a fun, fascinating album—and all for a good cause.