Jeff Tweedy has offered a rendition of “For You (I’d Do Anything)” to an upcoming tribute to Roky Erickson. Due out on July 17th for the second Record Store Day “Drops” date, May The Circle Remain Unbroken: A Tribute To Roky Erickson is the first-ever posthumous tribute to the late psych-rock pioneer and was made with the full support of the Roky Erickson estate.
For his contribution, the Wilco frontman takes on a track that appeared throughout Erickson’s discography, including a version with Okkervil River. Erickson’s versions have throttled between minimalistic art-pop and conventional country-folk. Tweedy opts to thread the needle as he offers light instrumentation and just a touch of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot indie magic to his sweet delivery.
Also featured on May The Circle Remain Unbroken are Billy F Gibbons, The Black Angels, Gary Clark Jr., Margo Price, Ty Segall, Lucinda Williams, and more. Those who pick up the album on Record Store Day will also receive a bonus flexi-disc with a previously unreleased Erickson song recorded in the early 1970s, “Love Hieroglyphics”.
Listen to Jeff Tweedy’s cover of “For You (I’d Do Anything)” from the upcoming Roky Erickson tribute album, May The Circle Remain Unbroken: A Tribute To Roky Erickson via the player below or on your preferred streaming platform. Click here for more information on the RSD release.
Jeff Tweedy – “For You (I’d Do Anything)” (Roky Erickson)
[Video: Light In The Attic Records]