Watch Beck cover Sunday Morning

Expect to hear more from Beck's Record Club next week.
Expect to hear more from Beck's Record Club next week.

We told you yesterday about Beck's new Record Club experiment, which involves him covering various complete albums, each one in a single day.

Well, lo and behold, this venture has already borne fruit: a cover of Sunday Morning from The Velvet Underground & Nico has appeared on Beck's website, complete with rough 'n' ready studio footage.

According to Beck, there was "nothing rehearsed or arranged ahead of time," and this being the case, it's a surprisingly professional-sounding piece of work (though, in truth, it's not exactly a complex arrangement).

Collaborators were "Nigel Godrich, Joey Waronker, Brian Lebarton, Bram Inscore, Yo, Giovanni Ribisi, Chris Holmes, and from Iceland, special guest Thorunn Magnusdottir".

You can hear the song on Beck's website, but we had trouble with the video player so here's a YouTubed version, too.

Ben Rogerson
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I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.