Beck Carries John Lennon’s Torch on Touching ‘Love’ Cover

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The holiday season may be in the rearview mirror, but Starbucks is already looking forward to Valentine’s Day. On February 4, the coffee juggernaut will release Sweetheart 2014, its fifth compilation of lovestruck cover songs. Out via Hear Music/Concord Music Group, the upcoming collection features a total of 13 tracks, among them Phosphorescent’s version of Bob Dylan’s “Tomorrow Is a Long Time,” Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings’ rendition of Stevie Wonder’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours,” Vampire Weekend‘s interpretation of “Con Te Partirò” (an Italian song famously performed by Andrea Bocelli), and Jim James’ previously heard cover of Bob Marley’s “Turn Your Lights Down Low.”

Also included is Beck’s take on John Lennon’s low-key “Love,” which is available for streaming right now. Like Beck’s forthcoming Morning Phase album, the stripped-down strummer files neatly next to the alt-rock icon’s bleary-eyed, heartbroken masterpiece, 2002’s Sea Change. Bask in “Love” below (via Esquire), and scroll further for the full track list to Sweetheart 2014.

Sweetheart 2014 track list:

1. Jim James – “Turn Your Lights Down Low” (Bob Marley cover)
2. Vampire Weekend – “Con Te Partirò” (Inspired by the Andrea Bocelli recording)
3. Beck – “Love” (John Lennon cover)
4. Phosphorescent – “Tomorrow Is a Long Time” (Bob Dylan cover)
5. The Head and the Heart – “Don’t Forget Me” (Harry Nilsson cover)
6. Valerie June – “Happy or Lonesome” (the Carter Family cover)
7. Bahamas – “Always on My Mind” (Willie Nelson cover)
8. Thao & the Get Down Stay Down – “If You Were Mine” (Ray Charles cover)
9. Ben Harper – “Fade Into You” (Mazzy Star cover)
10. Fiona Apple feat. Maude Maggart – “I’m in the Middle of a Riddle” (Anton Karas cover)
11. Brandi Carlile – “The Chain” (Fleetwood Mac cover)
12. Blake Mills – “I Hope” (Bobby Charles cover)
13. Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings – “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours” (Stevie Wonder cover)


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