Popular American musician, singer and songwriter Beck is busy preparing for the release of his new album and in addition to that, the ‘Lost Cause’ singer has recorded ‘Love’ – a John Lennon cover – for the upcoming compilation album of different artists performing their favorite songs.
‘Love’ was recorded by Lennon for his ‘John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band’ album, which was released in 1970 and the only two musicians on the recording were Lennon himself on vocals and acoustic guitar and producer Phil Spector, who played the piano. The song was first covered in 1971 by The Letterman, the 60s pop group and the second artist to cover it was Barbra Streisand – also in 1971 – for her ‘Barbra Joan Streisand’ album.
The ‘Where It’s At’ singer is scheduled to release his upcoming record in February 2014 and the album was partly recorded at the Third Man Records studio – which is owned by Jack White – in Nashville.
‘Sweetheart 2014’ album will be released on Valentine’s Day 2014 and here is the official tracklisting:
Jim James ‘ ‘Turn Your Lights Down Low’ (Bob Marley cover)
Vampire Weekend ‘ ‘Con Te Partirò’ (Inspired by the Andrea Bocelli recording)
Beck ‘ ‘Love’ (John Lennon cover)
Phosphorescent ‘ ‘Tomorrow Is A Long Time’ (Bob Dylan cover)
The Head and the Heart ‘ ‘Don’t Forget Me’ (Harry Nilsson cover)
Valerie June ‘ ‘Happy or Lonesome’ (The Carter Family cover)
Bahamas ‘ ‘Always on My Mind’ (Willie Nelson cover)
Thao ‘ ‘If You Were Mine’ (Ray Charles cover)
Ben Harper ‘ ‘Fade Into You’ (Mazzy Star cover)
Fiona Apple ‘ ‘I’m In The Middle Of A Riddle’ (Anton Karas cover)
Brandi Carlile ‘ ‘The Chain’ (Fleetwood Mac cover)
Blake Mills ‘ ‘I Hope’ (Bobby Charles cover)
Sharon Jones ‘ ‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours’ (Stevie Wonder cover)
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