Beck ‘Song Reader’ All-Star Compilation Announced Due Out July 29th; Includes Forecastle Headliners Jack White and Beck!


It’s been over a year and a half since Beck released his sheet music album Song Reader, and it has been over a year since we had our two-year anniversary party featuring a bunch of Nashville artists arranging and performing these songs.  Big news today though, with Warby Parker announcing an all star compilation album of the songs, featuring performances by Jack White, Jeff Tweedy, fun., Jarvis Cocker, Jack BlackLord Huron, and a host of others joining Beck to bring the songs to life!  Makes you wonder if we might hear a track or two at Forecastle Festival this year, given that both Jack White and Beck are headlining the event?  Maybe you should enter to win tickets here to find out!

The album is set to release in Warby Parker stores, and online at on July 29th. Warby Parker & Artists’ Proceeds From Album To Benefit The 826 National Organization. Continue reading below for the full tracklisting and cover art, and have another listen to the Milktooth video for the ‘Song Reader’ track “Eyes That Say I Love You” to get in the mood.

1. Moses Sumney – Title of this Song
2. Fun – Please Leave A Light On When You Go
3. Tweedy – The Wolf is on the Hill
4. Norah Jones – Just Noise
5. Lord Huron – Last Night You Were A Dream
6. Bob Forrest – 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

Song Reader

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