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Beck's Song Reader to Have Musical Release; Beck to Have His Own Sunglasses

Image courtesy of Images Courtesy Warby Parker/Lauren Dukoff (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Images Courtesy Warby Parker/Lauren Dukoff (via ABC News Radio)

In December of 2012,  Beck  published  Song Reader , a book of illustrated sheet music showcasing a bunch of new Beck songs. Eighteen months later, Beck will release an album of  Song Reader  tunes performed by himself,  fun. ,  Jack White ,  Jarvis Cocker ,  David Johansen  and others. 

The album hits digital and bricks-and-mortar locations on July 29 and is being released in partnership with glasses company Warby Parker. All profits from the release will benefit 826 National, an organization that helps kids and teens advance their writing skills. More information can be found at  826National.org .

To commemorate the occasion, Warby Parker is releasing a pair of its Carmichael sunglasses especially designed for Beck in what the company calls the artist's "two favorite colors" -- the official color is Black Cherry. The glasses will also have a July 29 release and will be available in Warby Parker stores and online at  WarbyParker.com  

Here is the track listing for  Song Reader

"Title of this Song" -- Moses Sumney 
"Please Leave a Light on When You Go" -- fun.
"The Wolf Is on the Hill" -- Tweedy 
"Just Noise" -- Norah Jones 
"Last Night You Were a Dream" -- Lord Huron 
"Saint Dude" -- Bob Forrest 
"I’m Down" -- Jack White 
"Heaven’s Ladder" -- Beck 
"Don’t Act Like Your Heart Isn’t Hard" -- Juanes 
"Sorry" -- Laura Marling 
"Eyes That Say 'I Love You'” -- Jarvis Cocker 
"Rough on Rats" -- David Johansen 
"Now That Your Dollar Bills Have Sprouted Wings" -- Jason Isbell 
"The Last Polka" -- Marc Ribot
"Old Shanghai" -- Eleanor Friedberger 
"Why Did You Make Me Care?" -- Sparks 
"America, Here’s My Boy" -- Swamp Dogg 
"We All Wear Cloaks" -- Jack Black 
"Do We? We Do" -- Loudon Wainwright III  
" Mutilation Rag" -- Gabriel Kahane & yMusic


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