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Beck - Song Reader


The now legendary Beck, Song Reader--twenty Beck compositions previously released exclusively as stunningly illustrated sheet music in partnership with McSweeney’s—will receive a long awaited traditional release on July 29, when Warby Parker/Capitol Records issues the Beck Song Reader compilation album, produced by Beck and Randall Poster, known for his music supervision work with directors Wes Anderson, Martin Scorsese, Sam Mendes and many others. Warby Parker will commemorate the release of Song Reader by reissuing limited-edition Carmichael frames created in collaboration with Beck, this time in Black Cherry—as well as a new edition of the Song Reader book, featuring two new prints from artist Marcel Dzama.

The 20-track all-star collection features exclusively recorded versions of Song Reader charts by the likes of Jack White, Jeff Tweedy, David Johansen, Jason Isbell, Fun., Eleanor Friedberger, and several more including 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. The most recent of these was presented by the L.A. Philharmonic in partnership with McSweeney’s and Warby Parker at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles on November 24, 2013. Described by The Los Angeles Times as an “expertly delivered and received night… another big step in Beck's long, fascinating evolution,” the show’s highlights included Jarvis Cocker’s interpretively danced “Why Did You Make Me Care?" and Jack Black’s borderline frightening “We All Wear Cloaks,” the latter of which makes its recorded debut on the Beck Song Reader album.

1.   Moses Sumney   Title of this Song    

2.   Fun   Please Leave A Light On When You Go    

3.   Jeff Tweedy   The Wolf is on the Hill    

4.   Norah Jones   Just Noise    

5.   Lord Huron   Last Night You Were A Dream    

6.   Bob Forest   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 & Ymusic   Mutilation Rag