The life and work of musicologist Harry Smith will be saluted by acts such as Elvis Costello, Beck, Wilco and Lou Reed on the four-disc boxed set "The Harry Smith Project: Anthology of American Folk M

The life and work of musicologist Harry Smith will be saluted on the four-disc boxed set "The Harry Smith Project: Anthology of American Folk Music Revisited," due Oct. 24 via Shout! Factory. The two-CD/two-DVD collection is drawn from concerts staged by Hal Willner in London, Brooklyn and Los Angeles and also features a new documentary on Smith's enduring influence.

Highlights of the CDs include performances by Beck, Wilco, Steve Earle, Richard Thompson, Beth Orton, Lou Reed, Nick Cave and David Johansen. Another look at the tribute concerts is offered on one of the DVDs, which rounds up 26 selections from such artists as Elvis Costello, Philip Glass, Kate and Anna McGarrigle and the Folksmen, the fictional band portrayed by "Spinal Tap" principals Michael McKean, Harry Shearer and Christopher Guest.

Released in 1952 as a six-LP set, Smith's "Anthology of American Folk Music" introduced listeners to iconic artists such as Mississippi John Hurt, Robert Johnson, the Carter Family and Blind Lemon Jefferson. Smith was also a filmmaker and a painter; three of his short films are included here as a DVD bonus feature.

Here is the track list for "The Harry Smith Project":

Disc one:
"Old Dog Blue," David Johansen
"Prison Cell Blues," Steve Earle
"James Alley Blues," Wilco
"Frankie," Beth Orton
"Last Fair Deal Gone Down," Beck
"Sugar Baby," Kate and Anna McGarrigle
"The Butcher's Boy," Elvis Costello
"Way Down the Old Plank Road," David Thomas
"The Coo Coo Bird," Richard Thompson and Eliza Carthy
"My Baby Done Left Me," Ed Sanders
"John the Revelator," Nick Cave
"Oh Death Where Is They Sting?," Eric Mingus and Gary Lucas
"Dry Bones," Roswell Rudd and Sonic Youth
"No Depression in Heaven," Garth and Maud Hudson
"K.C. Moan," Geoff Muldaur
"When That Great Ship Went Down," Gavin Friday and Maurice Seezer

Disc two:
"A Lazy Farmer Boy," Robin Holcomb
"Sail Away Lady," Van Dyke Parks and Mondrian String Quartet
"Poor Boy Blues," Geoff Muldaur
"Spike Driver Blues," Marianne Faithfull
"See That My Grave Is Kept Clean," Lou Reed
"Ommie Wise Part 1 & 2 (What Lewis Did Last...)," Kate and Anna McGarrigle with Elvis Costello
"Fatal Flower Garden," Gavin Friday
"I Wish I Was a Mole in the Ground," Bob Neuwirth and Eliza Carthy
"Fishing Blues," David Thomas
"He Got Better Things for You," Mary Margaret O'Hara
"Harry Goes a Courtin'," Mocean Worker
"The House Carpenter," Robin Holcomb and Todd Rundgren
"This Song of Love," Don Byron, Percy Heath and Bill Frisell
"Shine on Me," Nick Cave
"James Alley Blues," David Johnansen
"Single Girl Married Girl," Petra Haden

Disc three (DVD):
"The Butcher's Boy," Elvis Costello
"Old Dog Blue," David Johansen
"John the Revelator," Nick Cave
"Last Fair Deal Gone Down," Beck
"One Hot Summer Night With Harry Smith," Ed Sanders
"Sugar Baby," Kate and Anna McGarrigle
"See That My Grave Is Kept Clean," Lou Reed
"Frankie," Beth Orton
"Dry Bones," Rosewell Rudd and Sonic Youth
"Old Joe's Place," the Folksmen
"The House Carpenter," Robin Holcomb and Todd Rundgren
"When That Great Ship Went Down," Gavin Friday and Maurice Seezer
"Etude No. 10," Philip Glass
"James Alley Blues," David Johansen
"Oh Death Where Is Thy Sting?" Eric Mingus and Gary Lucas
"Single Girl, Married Girl" Petra Haden
"The Coo Coo Bird," Richard Thompson and Eliza Carthy
"I Wish I Was a Mole in the Ground," Bob Neuwirth and Eliza Carthy
"Poor Boy Blues," Geoff Muldaur
"This Song of Love," Don Byron, Percy Health and Bill Frisell
"Ommie Wise Part 1 & 2 (What Lewis Did Last...)," Kate and Anna McGarrigle with Elvis Costello
"Prison Cell Blues," Steve Earle
"Fishing Blues," David Thomas