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Beck's Record Club – "Keys to Imagination" (Yanni Cover feat. Thurston Moore,

As you may have heard elsewhere, Beck has moved on to his next Record Club.  This time he is working with Thurston Moore from Sonic Youth, Tortoise and a team of awesome studio musicians.  Here is what he had to say about it on his website:

“This installment of the Record Club takes on ‘Yanni Live At The Acropolis’. The original album featured Yanni with a full orchestra at the Athenian Acropolis. A TV special of the concert was played repeatedly on PBS through the mid 90’s. To flesh out the complex arrangements, several studio musicians were brought in to read a heavily doctored score with interpolations of everything from Stravinsky to Bobby Brown (and others). Beck and Thurston Moore from Sonic Youth provided auxiliary music and noise, with Thurston improvising lyrics over the previously instrumental track ‘Santorini.’ Tortoise show up later on a few other tracks. Look for the complete rerecording of this musical monolith, originally captured at the bedrock of Western Culture, done here at Sunset Sound Studios on June 13th, 2010. We’ll have the songs up here sequentially, one every week.”

This track is the second from the series – Yanni’s “Keys to Imagination.”  They previously posted the video on Beck’s Vimeo for “Santorini.”  As always, once they have completed the album, I’ll compile MP3s of the tracks here for download.

Record Club – Keys to Imagination (Yanni Cover)

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Posted by Matthew Hickey

Matthew is the music editor and co-founder of Turntable Kitchen. He’s addicted to vinyl records, pour over coffee, craft beer, small batch bourbon, and pan roasting pork chops.

  • Paul

    When are you going to post the entire Yanni cover album for Record Club?

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