Yim Yames Tribute To on 180g Vinyl LP + CD
My Morning Jacket Frontman Jim James' Tribute to George Harrison!
A few days after George Harrison passed away in 2001, Jim James (My Morning Jacket) was moved to record this six-song EP of Harrison covers, paying tribute to a man that he never met, but with whom he felt a special connection. The tracks have a serene quality that mourn the loss of a legendary spirit while celebrating his enduring influence.
On the EP, under the moniker Yim Yames, James performs beautiful renditions of four cuts from Harrison's classic album All Things Must Pass as well as two Beatles tunes that he penned. These six tracks have a raw, minimalist feel, featuring little more than James' vocals and acoustic guitar. With all the space, the room in which the tracks were recorded truly serve as another instrument in the mix, creating an ethereal backdrop.
From his warm, multi-layered vocals on the opening track "Long Long Long" to his near-whisper at the end of the album closer "All Things Must Pass," James sings in a fittingly intimate manner. In the album's liner notes, he refers to Harrison as "a prime example of the healing power of music." These words apply just as much to this EP and as the final chords on Tribute To ring out, one can't help but feel a deep, satisfying sense of catharsis.
Yim Yames Tribute To Track Listing:
1. Long, Long, Long
2. Behind That Locked Door
3. Love You To
4. My Sweet Lord
5. Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll)
6. All Things Must Pass