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On March 1, 1994, Beck's major-label debut Mellow Gold — you know, the one with "Loser" — was released. Another album that came out that day? The Greek multi-instrumentalist Yanni's Live At The Acropolis, which sold more than four million copies and brought the genre "New Age" to many a suburban living room. The alt-rock icon celebrated this coincidence by covering the album in its entirety as part of his Record Club, during which he and a bunch of his pals recreate old albums over the course of a day. The first track on Acropolis, "Santorini," is recreated in the above clip; Beck drafted Sonic Youth's Thurston [...]