Blue Moon (Beck song)

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"Blue Moon"
Beck - Blue Moon single cover.jpg
Single by Beck
from the album Morning Phase
ReleasedJanuary 20, 2014 (2014-01-20)[1]
FormatCD
GenreFolk rock
Length
  • 4:02 (album version)
  • 3:47 (single edit)[2]
LabelCapitol
Songwriter(s)Beck Hansen[3][2]
Producer(s)Beck Hansen[2]
Beck singles chronology
"I Won't Be Long"
(2013)
"Blue Moon"
(2014)
"Waking Light"
(2014)
Music video
"Blue Moon" on YouTube

"Blue Moon" is a song written,[3][2] produced[2] and performed by Beck, issued as the lead single from his twelfth studio album Morning Phase. The song is the musician's first release on Capitol Records (after leaving his previous label, Geffen Records). The song was nominated for Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance at the 57th Grammy Awards. Beck performed the song on Ellen[4] and Saturday Night Live.[5][6]

Critical reception[edit]

The song has received positive reviews from critics. Kory Grow of Rolling Stone, while comparing the song's melody to material from Beck's 2002 album Sea Change, called the song "anything but desolate", as well as "lush".[7] Leonie Cooper of NME called the song "one of the most captivating things Beck has ever composed".[8]

Personnel[edit]

  • Beck Hansen – vocals, piano, acoustic guitar, electric bass, ukulele, charango
  • Joey Waronker – drums, percussion
  • Roger Joseph Manning, Jr. – clavinet, background vocals

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amazon.com: Blue Moon: Beck: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.com. Retrieved September 24, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Beck - Blue Moon (CD) at Discogs". Discogs. Zink Media. Retrieved September 24, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Blue Moon - Beck - Listen, Appearances, Song Review - AllMusic". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved September 24, 2014.
  4. ^ "Beck Performs 'Blue Moon' - YouTube". YouTube. Capitol Records. April 1, 2014. Retrieved September 24, 2014.
  5. ^ "Beck - Blue Moon (Live on SNL) - YouTube". YouTube. Capitol Records. March 3, 2014. Retrieved September 24, 2014.
  6. ^ Navaroli, Joel. "SNL Archives - Episodes - 03.01.2014 #7". SNL Archives. Retrieved September 24, 2014.
  7. ^ Grow, Kory (January 20, 2014). "Beck Releases 'Blue Moon,' First Track From New Album 'Morning Phase' - Rolling Stone". Rolling Stone. Retrieved September 24, 2014.
  8. ^ Cooper, Leonie (21 February 2014). "NME Reviews - Beck - 'Morning Phase' - NME.COM". NME. Time Inc. UK. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Beck – Blue Moon" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  10. ^ "Beck Chart History (Japan Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  11. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Airplay Top 100. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
  12. ^ "Beck Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved February 19, 2015.
  13. ^ "Beck Chart History (Hot Rock Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  14. ^ "Beck Chart History (Adult Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  15. ^ "Beck Chart History (Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  16. ^ "Beck Chart History (Rock Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  17. ^ "Adult Alternative Songs: Year End 2014". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2014.

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