This 20-track collection features exclusively recorded versions of Beck songs from the Song Reader release, with Beck and music supervisor Randall Poster producing the album.
'Like a kid getting a special package in the mail and opening it up with anticipation, these interpretations of songs from the Song Reader book have surpassed what I could have imagined...' says Beck. 'It amazes me to hear how these musicians have made the songs their own and in the process revealed that the interpretation is the living breathing soul of the piece. These interpretations have made the book something new - something better.'
The 20 songs on Song Reader include versions by Jack White, Jarvis Cocker, Laura Marling, Sparks, Loudon Wainwright III, Norah Jones, Fun. and Jack Black. There is also a tune by Tweedy, the new band formed by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy and his son Spencer.