Yim Yames – Tribute To
In 2001, with little more than a guitar and an avalanche of vocal reverb, My Morning Jacket frontman, Jim James, held a late-night tribute to the passing George Harrison. This is an intimate affair, traveling the arc of a six song set. Positioning Harrison’s Beatles compositions with choice cuts off his classic All Things Must Pass, it’s sequenced as only a true fan could have requested. Starting with the romantic pining of the White Album’s “Long, Long, Long” and ending with the plaintive reassurance of “All Things Must Pass”, James mirrors Harrison’s spiritual love and mystical calm throughout this homage. Even more fitting are the echoey vocals of Jim James, recalling the saturated production of Phil Spector who recorded All Things Must Pass. Whether its the ghostly, backwood bjango reading of “Love You To” or the stripped-down, overdubbed harmonizing on “My Sweet Lord”, Jim James will make you want to revisit the originals, which is the perfect eulogy a musician can give to a fellow songwriter.
Listen To: Yim Yames – My Sweet Lord