Sufjan Stevens, the Magic Numbers and Engineers lead the lineup for the upcoming tribute album “Dream Brother: The Songs of Jeff & Tim Buckley.” Due Jan. 31 via Rykodisc, the 13-track set also features contributions from the Earlies, Adem, Kathryn Williams, King Creosote and Micah P. Hinson.
Covering Tim Buckley tracks are Stevens (“She Is”), the Magic Numbers (“Sing a Song for You”), Engineers (“Song to the Siren”), Williams (“Buzzin’ Fly”) and Tungg (“No Man Can Find the War”), among others.
Jeff Buckley material receiving the interpretative treatment includes “Mojo Pin” (Adem), “Grace” (King Creosote) and “Everybody Here Wants You” (Matthew Herbert and Dani Siciliano).
“‘Dream Brother’ is a model tribute,” writes Buckleys biographer David Browne in the liner notes. “It’s clear that the British and American bands and singer-songwriters who’ve contributed to this unique, joint salute to the Buckleys love their music, but they’re happy (not sad) to shake things up as much as they can.”
Here is the track list for “Dream Brother”:
“Sing a Song for You,” the Magic Numbers
“Yard of Blonde Girls,” Micah P. Hinson
“She Is,” Sufjan Stevens
“Grace,” King Creosote
“I Must Have Been Blind,” the Earlies
“Dream Brother,” Bitmap
“Song to the Siren,” Engineers
“Mojo Pin,” Adem
“No Man Can Find the War,” Tunng
“Morning Theft,” Stephen Fretwell
“Buzzin’ Fly,” Kathryn Williams
“Everybody Here Wants You,” Matthew Herbert and Dani Siciliano
“The River,” Clayhill