Sounds Eclectic: The Covers Project

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Sounds Eclectic: The Covers Project
Sounds Eclectic The Covers Project album cover.jpg
Compilation album by Various artists
Released March 13, 2007
Recorded June 2001–April 2006
Label Hear Music
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
USA Today 3/4 stars[1]

Sounds Eclectic: The Covers Project is a compilation album consisting of cover songs performed by a variety of artists on KCRW.[2] The recordings come from "Sounds Eclectic", a weekly syndicated public radio program hosted by Nic Harcourt that plays a variety of music, taken from the archives of the daily KCRW program Morning Becomes Eclectic. One exception is The Flaming Lips' performance of Radiohead's "Knives Out", which was recorded in their tour bus on the way to the studio.[3] The album was sold exclusively at select Starbucks locations (Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, San Diego, Austin, Boston, and Washington, D.C.) starting March 13, 2007.[4][5] A portion of sales helped the station's effort to digitize its music library.[4]

Track listing[edit]

# Song Performer Original artist Length Recorded
1. "Out on the Weekend" Girls in Hawaii Neil Young 3:30 4/19/06
2. "I Go to Sleep" Sia The Pretenders 2:58 1/10/06
3. "Crazy in Love" The Magic Numbers Beyoncé 4:08 11/01/05
4. "Creep" Damien Rice Radiohead 4:04 1/24/03
5. "I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl" Nikka Costa Nina Simone 2:11 5/23/05
6. "Fire and Rain" Dido James Taylor 3:18 8/14/03
7. "Wishing on a Star" Paul Weller Rose Royce 3:34 9/12/05
8. "Harvest" Rufus Wainwright with Chris Stills Neil Young 3:18 9/29/03
9. "Gentle on My Mind" R.E.M. John Hartford 2:19 6/12/01
10. "Mad World" Gary Jules and Mike Andrews Tears for Fears 3:06 4/26/04
11. "Knives Out" The Flaming Lips Radiohead 4:20 8/08/02
12. "Black Dog" Robert Plant Led Zeppelin 4:48 3/16/05
13. "Moses" Missy Higgins Patty Griffin 3:00 6/16/05
14. "Let's Dance" M. Ward David Bowie 4:52 5/06/04
15. "Hallelujah" k.d. lang Leonard Cohen 5:04 7/27/04



  1. ^ USA Today review
  2. ^ "Sounds Eclectic: The Covers Project". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  3. ^ Llewellyn, Kati (2007-02-01). "R.E.M., Lips, Ward Cover Radiohead, More on Comp". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2009-02-20. 
  4. ^ a b Hasty, Katie (2007-02-01). "KCRW Collects 'Covers' For Starbucks Release". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Archived from the original on January 29, 2014. Retrieved 2009-02-20. 
  5. ^ "For The Record: Quick News On Madonna, Michelle Williams, James Blunt, Foxy Brown, Ice Cube & More". MTV. 2007-02-27. Retrieved 2009-02-20. 
  6. ^ "Sounds Eclectic: The Covers Project". KCRW. Retrieved 2009-02-01.