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Jack White, Jarvis Cocker and Laura Marling join Beck for ‘Song Reader’ record

2012’s sheet music release finally gets a recorded counterpart, with some big names contributing.

Beck’s ‘Song Reader’ project is set to get a full recorded release, with some big name friends along for the ride.

‘Song Reader’ initially came out in 2012 as sheet music, before gaining an eventual live outing with a little help from his friends. Now it’s looking finally getting a physical release in recorded form.

Featuring tracks from Jack White, Jack Black (yes, both White and Black - Ed), Jarvis Cocker, Laura Marling and Eleanor Friedberger as well as Beck himself, it will be released on July 29th.

The Californian’s year is already looking busy - he’s just released ‘Morning Phase’, his first album in six years, and he’s aiming on putting out a second record in 2014, all while appearing at Festival No. 6 and Bestival.

The full track listing for ‘Song Reader’ reads:

01. Moses Sumney – Title of this Song
02. Fun – Please Leave A Light On When You Go
03. Tweedy – The Wolf is on the Hill
04. Norah Jones – Just Noise
05. Lord Huron – Last Night You Were A Dream
06. Bob Forrest – Saint Dude
07. Jack White – I’m Down
08. Beck – Heaven’s Ladder
09. 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 with Ymusic – Mutilation Rag

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