Beck has recorded a John Lennon cover for a compilation album of artists singing their favourite songs.
Beck chose ‘Love’ by John Lennon.
Lennon recorded the song for his 1970 ‘John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band’ album but the only two musicians on the recording were John Lennon on vocals and acoustic guitar and producer Phil Spector on piano.
‘Love’ was first covered by 60s pop group The Letterman in 1971. It reached no. 48 on the USA chart for them. The second person to cover the song was Barbra Streisand that same year for her album ‘Barbra Joan Streisand’. She also covered Lennon’s ‘Mother’ on the same album. It reached no. 11 on the Billboard chart.
Beck will release his next studio album in February. It was partly recorded at Jack White’s Third Man Records studio in Nashville.
Beck’s cover of Lennon’s ‘Love’ will appear on the ‘Sweetheart 2014’ album to be released on Valentine’s Day.
Sweetheart 2014 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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