Tribute To [EP]

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  • Summary: My Morning Jacket's Jim James releases his tribute EP to the late George Harrison.
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  1. Cover albums can be forgettable and throwaway, but not this one. This is a truly memorable and worthwhile tribute to the quiet Beatle.
  2. 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.
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    The result is spare and somber--just that windy Americana tenor against a squeaky acoustic guitar.
  4. Tribute To may be minor in James’ catalog, but it proves surprisingly moving in its off-the-cuff run-throughs.
  5. When George Harrison planned the reissue of "All Things Must Pass" in 2000, he fought the urge to simplify the original mixes. So he might well have loved this EP of his songs, most from All Things, recorded in 2001 by Jim James shortly after Harrison's death.
  6. A modest release, Tribute To will obviously be of most interest to My Morning Jacket and George Harrison admirers, but the quality of the covers deserves a wider audience.
  7. The covers attain a ghostly somnolence but also blend together, most of the color drained from the originals in favor of a uniform austerity.

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  1. SamR
    Aug 8, 2009
    James' rendition of "My Sweet Lord" adds a new perspective to the song, which is definitely worth checking out.