Some of our favorite artists have joined forces to bring us their favorite love songs for this Valentine’s Day with a record, Sweetheart 2014 (Hear Music/Concord Music Group), out February 4. The track list (below) seems solid, with The Head and the Heart taking the Harry Nilsson classic “Don’t Forget Me” (also covered by Neko Case on Middle Cyclone), Valerie June digging deep into the Carter Family archive for “Happy or Lonesome”, Brandi Carlile finally putting her take on Fleetwood Mac’s epic “The Chain” (she’s been performing it live off and on recently) and Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings taking on Stevie Wonder’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered”.
Sweetheart 2014 will be available at Starbucks and online through iTunes (and others) Feb. 4.
1. Jim James – Turn Your Lights Down Low (Bob Marley cover)
2. Vampire Weekend – Con Te Partir (Inspired by the Andrea Bocelli recording)
3. Beck – Love (John Lennon cover)
4. Phosphorescent – Tomorrow Is A Long Time (Bob Dylan cover)
5. The Head and the Heart – Don’t Forget Me (Harry Nilsson cover)
6. Valerie June – Happy or Lonesome (The Carter Family cover)
7. Bahamas – Always on My Mind (Willie Nelson cover)
8. Thao & The Get Down Stay Down – If You Were Mine (Ray Charles cover)
9. Ben Harper – Fade Into You (Mazzy Star cover)
10. Fiona Apple – I’m In The Middle of a Riddle (Anton Karas cover)
11. Brandi Carlile – The Chain (Fleetwood Mac cover)
12. Blake Mills – I Hope (Bobby Charles cover)
13. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings – Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours (Stevie Wonder cover)