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26 September 2022

Beck Covers Neil Young Classic ‘Old Man’: Listen

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Beck has shared a cover version of the Neil Young classic, Old Man. The song was originally released on Young’s 1972 album, Harvest, hear both versions below.

It is not yet clear whether Beck’s track is part of a larger project or a standalone release.

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Meanwhile, Beck performed with Gorillaz at the Forum, Los Angeles last week. The singer performed Possession Island, which is set to appear on the forthcoming Gorillaz album, Cracker Island, coming in February 2023. Beck and Gorillaz also played their 2020 song The Valley Of The Pagans from Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez. Other special guests at the star-studded show included Tame Impala, Schoolboy Q, Thundercat, Del The Funky Homosapien and De La Soul.

Cracker Island will also include collaborations with Stevie Nicks, Bad Bunny, Adeleye Omotayond, Tame Impala and Bootie Brown. It’s produced by eight-time Grammy Award-winning producer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Greg Kurstin along with Gorillaz and Remi Kabaka Jr.

Press material about Gorillaz’s new album states: “Originally based at Kong Studios in West London, the group of musical misfits – Murdoc, Noodle, Russel and 2D – have relocated to Silverlake, California as they recruit new members to join The Last Cult in search of the one truth to fix the world. Reports from the Golden State indicate that Murdoc is in love with the lady next door. Russel is glued to the TV. Noodle is compiling a handbook of wisdom and knowledge. And 2D is busy being 2D.”

Guitarist Noodle said of the new record: “Cracker Island is the sound of change and the chorus of the collective.” Drummer Russel added: “When the reckoning comes, gotta be ready to step through the gateway. Cracker Island’s got the entry codes…”.

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