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Courtney Barnett released a reimagined cover of the Velvet Underground’s “I’ll Be Your Mirror,” the release comes with the announcement of an upcoming tribute album titled I’ll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to the Velvet Underground & Nico. The record was executive produced by Lou Reed’s dear friend and producer Hal Willner who passed away in April of 2020. I’ll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to the Velvet Underground & Nico. is set to release on Sept. 24.
“I love them… (The Velvet Underground & Nico). When I listen to ‘I’ll Be Your Mirror’ and read the lyrics, I realize it’s a perfect song. I can relate to every inch of it. I just felt like I could get inside the world of this song,” Barnett said in a press release.
I’ll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to the Velvet Underground & Nico will feature contributions from Michael Stipe, Matt Berninger, Andrew Bird, Lucius, Kurt Vile & The Violators, St. Vincent & Thomas Bartlett, Thurston Moore, Bobby Gillespie, King Princess, Fontaines D.C., and Iggy Pop & Matt Sweeney. The release will be a track-by-track tribute to the original debut album.
Listen to Courtney Barnett’s cover of “I’ll Be Your Mirror” here.
I’ll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to the Velvet Underground & Nico
1. Sunday Morning – Michael Stipe (3:50)
2. I’m Waiting For The Man – Matt Berninger (3:44)
3. Femme Fatale – Sharon Van Etten (w/ Angel Olsen on backing vocals) (4:43)
4. Venus In Furs – Andrew Bird & Lucius (6:55)
5. Run Run Run – Kurt Vile & The Violators (6:59)
6. All Tomorrow’s Parties – St. Vincent & Thomas Bartlett (4:52)
7. Heroin – Thurston Moore feat. Bobby Gillespie (7:24)
8. There She Goes Again – King Princess (3:29)
9. I’ll Be Your Mirror – Courtney Barnett (2:27)
10. The Black Angel’s Death Song – Fontaines D.C. (3:12)
11. European Son – Iggy Pop & Matt Sweeney (7:45)