January 7, 2014 15:09

Vampire Weekend cover Andrea Bocelli's 'Time To Say Goodbye (Con Te Partiro)'

Band record unlikely cover version for Starbucks Valentine's Day compilation

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Vampire Weekend have recorded a cover version of Andrea Bocelli's 'Time To Say Goodbye (Con Te Partiro)'.

The unlikely cover was recorded for inclusion on a forthcoming Starbucks compilation of artist performing covers of their favourite love songs. You can hear the song here, via Rolling Stone. The album will also feature contributions from My Morning Jacket's Jim James, Valerie June, Phosphorescent and Ben Harper.

Beck previously shared a cover of John Lennon's 'Love', taken from the same compilation album - due for release on February 14. It's a reworked version of the track, which originally featured on Lennon's 1970 debut solo album 'John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band'.

Meanwhile, Vampire Weekend recently revealed a new version of their song 'Step' featuring rapper Danny Brown. The track, which is available to download for free, also features Heems of Das Racist and Despot.

The tracklisting for 'Sweetheart 2014' is:

Jim James – 'Turn Your Lights Down Low' (Bob Marley cover)
Vampire Weekend – 'Con Te Partirò' (Inspired by the Andrea Bocelli recording)
Beck – 'Love' (John Lennon cover)
Phosphorescent – 'Tomorrow Is A Long Time' (Bob Dylan cover)
The Head and the Heart – 'Don’t Forget Me' (Harry Nilsson cover)
Valerie June – 'Happy or Lonesome' (The Carter Family cover)
Bahamas – 'Always On My Mind' (Willie Nelson cover)
Thao – 'If You Were Mine' (Ray Charles cover)
Ben Harper – 'Fade Into You' (Mazzy Star cover)
Fiona Apple – 'I'm In The Middle Of A Riddle' (Anton Karas cover)
Brandi Carlile – 'The Chain' (Fleetwood Mac cover)
Blake Mills – 'I Hope' (Bobby Charles cover)
Sharon Jones – 'Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours' (Stevie Wonder cover)


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