Beck Covers Brazilian Legend Caetano Veloso’s ‘Michaelangelo Antonioni’

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Los Angeles’ most favored musical chameleon Beck has a new album on the way &#8212 well, a new pamphlet &#8212 but in the meantime he’s doing that other thing that he does so well. No, not releasing new songs via video game &#8212 covering awesome songs of yore. His latest is a dreamy remake of “Michelangelo Antonioni,” a tribute to the Italian film legend of the same name, originally written by Brazilian music legend Caetano Veloso.

Beck initially shared the song on Twitter and, according to Pitchfork, it hails from the compilation honoring the Tropicalismo innovator on his 70th birthday. A Tribute to Caetano Veloso is due October 22 in the UK via Universal. Other contributors include Pretenders heroine Chrissie Hynde, British pop-rockers Magic Numbers, and freaky folky Devendra Banhart, plus Brazilian stars like Seu Jorge and Sérgio Dias of Os Mutantes.

A Tribute to Caetano Veloso:
1. The Magic Numbers: “You Don’t Know Me”
2. CéU: “Eclipse Oculto”
3. Chrissie Hynde: “The Empty Boat”
4. Sérgio Dias: “London, London”
5. Beck: “Michaelangelo Antonioni”
6. Jorge Drexler: “Fora Da Ordem”
7. Marcelo Camelo: “De Manhã”
8. Devendra Banhart: “Quem Me Dera”
9. Momo: “Alguém Cantando”
10. Luisa Maita: “Trilhos Urbanos”
11. Ana Moura: “Hanelas Alberta Nº 2”
12. Tulipa Ruiz: “Da Major Importância”
13. Miguel Poveda: “Força Estranha (Fuerza Extraña)”
14. qinhO: “Qualquer Coisa”
15. Seu Jorge: “Peter Gast”
16. Mariana Aydar: “Araçá Blue”


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