Beck Reissues Coming This Fall
For 20+ years, Beck has released records that have scoured any idea of what a genre is. From the indecipherable pop-hook and slacker chorus of “Loser” from 1994’s Mellow Gold to the award-winning beauty of 2014’s Morning Phase, Beck continues to bring his indelible style of mashed up music to the masses. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Beck’s Grammy winning album Odelay, UMe is reissuing Becks DGC/Geffen/Interscope catalog beginning with three of his most genre-defying records including: 1996’s Odelay, 2002’s Sea Change, and 2005’s Guero.
Odelay broke new ground on the seminal 90’s landscape, working closely with the production team, The Dust Brothers, Beck crafted a set of songs with a sound that simply hadn’t been heard until this record. Odelay spawned hits “Where It’s At”, “Devil’s Haircut”, and “The New Pollution” and won two Grammy awards for Best Alternative Music Album, and Best Rock Vocal Performance. The album has since gone on to be featured on many best-of lists including Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.
2002’s Sea Change marked a significant shift in Beck’s sound from the previous R&B inspired Midnite Vultures. Beck picked up a guitar and channeled heartbreak into a beautiful collection of songs with production from Nigel Godrich. The album was considered a masterpiece by multiple outlets and will be reissued as a double LP.
2005’s Guero saw Beck once again collaborate with the Dust Brothers to unfold a mash-up of sounds, sonic landscapes, and Latin-inspired rhythms. Lead single “E-Pro” shot to #1 on the Billboard Modern Rock Charts while “Go It Alone” featured Jack White on bass.
Beck recently released a new single “Wow” and is currently flirting with the release of his yet-untitled thirteenth studio album slated for a late October release.
All three reissues of Odelay, Sea Change, and Guero will be available October 28th via Universal Records with the rest of the catalog release at a later date.To pre-order Beck on vinyl click here