CD Tribute To [EP] [Digipak] (CD 4670389),
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Tribute To [EP] [Digipak]

  • 1. Long, Long, Long - (featuring Jim James)
    2. Behind That Locked Door - (featuring Jim James)
    3. Love You To - (featuring Jim James)
    4. My Sweet Lord - (featuring Jim James)
    5. Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll) - (featuring Jim James)
    6. All Things Must Pass - (featuring Jim James)
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 21667

  • Credits

    Tributee: George Harrison.
    Personnel: Yim Yames (vocals, acoustic guitar).
    Audio Remasterer: Bob Ludwig.
    Recording information: Above The Cadillac Studios, Shelbyville, KY (2001).
    George Harrison may not have influenced My Morning Jacket's knotty, psychedelic Americana as much as other songwriters, but his spirituality did find its way into the band's work, from the catharsis of AT DAWN to the Biblical metaphors in "Gideon." Appropriately, Jim James makes his solo debut with a collection of Harrison songs, using little more than his vocals and acoustic guitar to re-create the source material. This is a quiet, scaled-down affair, with no traces of Phil Spector's lush orchestrations or Harrison's infamous slide guitar. Instead, James wraps himself in reverb--a nod to the echoing production of ALL THINGS MUST PASS, perhaps, but also a reminder that this EP was recorded in 2001, the same year that spawned the reverb-heavy AT DAWN--and multi-tracks his own voice into towers of fragile harmonies. "My Sweet Lord," once a communal hymn, is stripped of its choral arrangement and turned into a solitary prayer, while the Beatles' "Love You To" leaves its Indian homeland in favor of the swampy American backwoods. TRIBUTE TO remains reverent despite those unique touches, however, and Jim James (or Yim Yames, or whatever he's calling himself nowadays) sounds fairly fantastic throughout.

  • Critic Reviews
    Spin (p.88) - "The result is spare and somber -- just that windy Americana tenor against a squeaky acoustic guitar."
    Entertainment Weekly (p.60) - "James floats his high-pitched vocals in a ghostly wash of reverb, while his folky acoustic strumming summons a mellow faded-photo vibe."
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