“Michelangelo Antonioni” (Caetano Veloso Cover)

    As part of a tribute to Brazilian tropicália legend Caetano Veloso’s 70th birthday, Beck took the role of covering his track “Michelangelo Antonioni.” It’s been quite some time since we’ve heard material from Beck and this cover filled the gap nicely. 

    Beck’s deep soulful vocals drowned in reverb replaces Veloso’s soothing voice as the strings were replaced by a soundscape of lush sounds and effects. And although sung in English instead of the beautiful Portuguese language, Beck did his tribute just right.

    The tribute, titled A Tribute to Caetano Veloso will be by Universal Records UK on October 22, 2012., The tribute also features Devendra Banhart, Os Mutantes’ Sérgio Dias, Chrissie Hynde, Seu Jorge, the Magic Numbers, and more.