Tribute To Working under a barely there pseudonym, My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James recorded this six-track EP of George Harrison covers shortly after the Beatle's death… Tribute To Working under a barely there pseudonym, My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James recorded this six-track EP of George Harrison covers shortly after the Beatle's death… 2009-08-04 Yim Yames Folk
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Tribute To (2009)

Yim Yames | COVERING GEORGE Yim Yames
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COVERING GEORGE Yim Yames
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Aug 04, 2009; Lead Performance: Yim Yames; Genre: Folk

Working under a barely there pseudonym, My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James recorded this six-track EP of George Harrison covers shortly after the Beatle's death in 2001. Tribute To actually sounds even older than that: In stripped-down readings of ''Long, Long, Long'' and ''Love You To,'' James floats his 
high-pitched vocals in a ghostly wash of reverb, while his folky acoustic strumming summons a mellow faded-photo vibe. James mostly resists tinkering with Harrison's melodies, which keeps surprise at bay. Then again, how exactly would one improve this stuff? B

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Originally posted Jul 29, 2009 Published in issue #1059 Aug 07, 2009 Order article reprints