A reminder that Valentine’s Day is just about two months down the road: On February 4, Hear Music/Concord Music Group will release the compilation Sweetheart 2014, featuring a bunch of big names covering older songs that tend toward the romantic. Highlights include Vampire Weekend doing Andrea Bocelli, Fiona Apple and her sister Maude Maggart doing Anton Karas, Phosphorescent doing Bob Dylan, Beck doing John Lennon, and a bunch more.
Have a listen to My Morning Jacket’s Jim James' take on Bob Marley's “Turn Your Lights Down Low”, above. Sample all of the tracks on the album through the link.
The physical version of the album will be sold only at Starbucks. It will also be available digitally through all outlets. It’s the fifth in a series of Valentine’s Day covers albums that Starbucks has sold.
01 Jim James: “Turn Your Lights Down Low” (Bob Marley cover)
02 Vampire Weekend: “Con Te Partirò” (Inspired by the Andrea Bocelli recording)
03 Beck: “Love” (John Lennon cover)
04 Phosphorescent: “Tomorrow Is A Long Time” (Bob Dylan cover)
05 The Head and the Heart: “Don’t Forget Me” (Harry Nilsson cover)
06 Valerie June: “Happy or Lonesome” (the Carter Family cover)
07 Bahamas: “Always on My Mind” (Willie Nelson cover)
08 Thao: “If You Were Mine” (Ray Charles cover)
09 Ben Harper: “Fade Into You” (Mazzy Star cover)
10 Fiona Apple: “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: “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours” (Stevie Wonder cover)