Beck Streams 'Morning Phase' Album Online in Full

Check out the follow up to "Sea Change."

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The long wait for Beck's new album "Morning Phase" is nearly over and the singer-songwriter is currently letting fans preview the new album online, Gigwise reports.

The first album from Beck since 2008's "Modern Guilt" is currently streaming on NPR, over a week ahead of its full release. "Morning Phase" is due for release 25 February via. Capitol Records and encompasses 13 tracks inlcluding new single "Waking Light."

The album has been described as a musical sequel to the classic "Sea Change" album, with Beck having worked with the same musicians on his new record.

"In the interim, a lot of life has happened," Beck told Billboard. "It had a huge impact on all of us, to revisit those songs. I think we were all feeling them in a different, maybe deeper way."

The impact of revisiting "Sea Change" is what eventually spun of into "Morning Phase," with band member Meldal-Johnsen describing how being together again reignited the dynamic.

"It's the same room with the same guys," he said, "with the same microphones and a lot of the same equipment and the same engineer. We don't even talk when we start these songs; we just listen and respond. These are the tones and sounds and approaches that come forth from that recipe and these five guys. I think Beck responds to music in that trusting way, where he lets things unfold without judgment."

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    It's a masterpiece.
    I couldn't agree more... I have never been a Beck fanboy by any means but this album is very refreshing (which is ironic given when these tracks were 1st conceived)definitely worth a listen.
    So good. Im not really a fan of all of the tracks, but great album, nonetheless.
    Like I Is
    Really excited for this. Sea Change is a seminal Beck album, and it's great to see him return with such strong material. To me, Modern Guilt lacked a lot of soul, and Morning Phase makes up for that lack in spades.
    Wonder if this is really justsongs from the from Sea Change sessions that never made it at the time. Looking forward to hearing it anyway.
    Bedside Shred
    Waking Light bowled me over...very powerful. That said, Sea Change is a great album. Might pick this up down the line.