NEWS: Yim Yames (a.k.a. Jim James from My Morning Jacket) to Release George Harrison Covers Album, Tribute To, August 4
John Lennon once said he didn’t believe that musicians created emotions in their listeners. Rather, he believed that an artist’s role is to bring feelings to the surface that already live deep within us. Thus, while all human beings are connected to one another in some way, there is a special bond we feel with the artists that help us shine a light within our own core.
A few days after George passed away in 2001, Yim Yames was moved to record this six-song EP of 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, Yames performs beautiful renditions of four cuts from All Things Must Pass, as well as two Beatles songs. These six tracks have a raw, minimalist feel – featuring little more than Yames’ vocals and acoustic guitar. With all the space, the room in which the tracks were recorded truly serves as another instrument in the mix, creating an ethereal aura for a backdrop.
Tribute To tracklist:
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.
Preview “Behind That Locked Door,” currently available for download on YimYames.com