Vampire Weekend, Fiona Apple, Jim James Set for Valentine Compilation

Starbucks' annual CD will also feature Beck, Sharon Jones, Ben Harper

Jim James of My Morning Jacket performs in Mountain View, California.
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December 11, 2013 1:50 PM ET

Starbucks has released the tracklist for the chain's latest Valentine's Day compilation in their annual series Sweetheart: Our Favorite Artists Play Their Favorite Love Songs. The 13-song set, featuring artists including Vampire Weekend, Fiona Apple, Jim James and Beck, is due out on February 4th via Concord/Hear Music. It will be sold at digital retailers as well as that Starbucks down the road from you. 

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The songs chosen range from the obvious, like Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings doing Stevie Wonder's "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" to the not-so-obvious, like Fiona Apple's cover of Anton Karas' "I'm in the Middle of a Riddle" and Vampire Weekend's take on Andrea Bocelli's "Con Te Partiro." 

To get the buzz going, they've released Jim James' cover of Bob Marley's "Turn Your Lights Down Low."

Here is the full track list for Sweetheart: Our Favorite Artists Play Their Favorite Love Songs:

Jim James – "Turn Your Lights Down Low" (Bob Marley)
Vampire Weekend – "Con Te Partino" (Andrea Bocelli arrangement)
Beck – "Love" (John Lennon)
Phosphorescent – "Tomorrow Is a Long Time" (Bob Dylan)
The Head and the Heart – "Don't Forget Me" (Harry Nilsson)
Valerie June – "Happy or Lonesome" (The Carter Family)
Bahamas – "Always on My Mind" (Willie Nelson)
Thao – "If You Were Mine" (Ray Charles)
Ben Harper – "Fade Into You" (Mazzy Star)
Fiona Apple – "I'm in the Middle of a Riddle" (Anton Karas)
Brandi Carlile – "The Chain" (Fleetwood Mac)
Blake Mills – "I Hope" (Bobby Charles)
Sharon Jones – "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" (Stevie Wonder)

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