Jim James, the frontman for My Morning Jacket, has released a six song EP dedication to George Harrison. It was recorded shortly after Harrison’s death in November 2001 but finally released last Tuesday. If you are a fan of George, you will love it. The songs are totally stripped down to the core with James vocals clearly being the highlight on the disc. I have recently discovered Mr. James as I finally jumped onto the My Morning Jacket bandwagon with their last release-“Evil Urges.” And while pursing more music by Mr. James I came across their cover of the Elton John classic “Rocket Man” and was blown away. This man has some talent.
Back to the tribute to George, his cover of “My Sweet Lord” will command your attention as you will be enthralled with the sound of this classic song. Same goes for his cover of “Long, Long, Long.” I just keep hitting the rewind button on this tune and fly away.
Here is a taste of the EP below as James does his best for the classic “Behind That Locked Door” off of George’s masterpiece “All Things Must Pass.” If you want to “mellow” out look no further than this six song EP. (By the way, his name is “Yim Yames” for this EP).
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