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Listen: Jeff Tweedy covers Roky Erickson’s ‘For You (I’d Do Anything)’

Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy has shared a cover of Roky Erickson’s “For You (I’d Do Anything).”

The cover comes from a forthcoming compilation that pays tribute to the late psych rocker Erickson of 13th Floor Elevators. The upcoming collection features covers from Margo Price, Niko Case, Lucinda Williams, and more. May The Circle Remain Unbroken: A Tribute To Roky Erickson is out on July 17th.

Tweedy’s rendition of “For You (I’d Do Anything)” is sparse and minimal. Revolving around an intimate piano line, Tweedy’s perfectly rough, rollicking vocals take the lead. This melancholic rendition allows the lyrics to shine, as Tweedy sings lines like, “For you/ I’d do anything for you/ For you/ There ain’t nothing I wouldn’t do.”

Listen to Tweedy’s cover of “For You (I’d Do Anything)” alongside the original below.
 


 
The forthcoming album was sanctioned by the Erickson estate and produced by Bill Bentley. May the Circle Remain Unbroken will be released as a Record Store Day exclusive vinyl release, and it will feature a previously unreleased Erickson track called “Love Heiroglyphics.” A CD version of the album will be out later in 2021.

Check out the tracklist for May the Circle Remain Unbroken below.
 
May the Circle Remain Unbroken: A Tribute to Roky Erickson Tracklist:

01 – Billy F Gibbons – “(I’ve Got) Levitation”
02 – Mosshart Sexton – “Starry Eyes”
03 – Jeff Tweedy – “For You (I’d Do Anything)”
04 – Lynn Castle / Mark Lanegan – “Clear Night for Love”
05 – The Black Angels – “Don’t Fall Down”
06 – Neko Case – “Be and Bring Me Home”
07 – Margo Price – “Red Temple Prayer (Two-Headed Dog)”
08 – Gary Clark Jr. / Eve Monsees – “Roller Coaster”
09 – Ty Segall – “Night of the Vampire”
10 – Lucinda Williams – “You’re Gonna Miss Me”
11 – Chelsea Wolfe – “If You Have Ghosts”
12 – Brogan Bentley – “May the Circle Remain Unbroken”

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