The My Morning Jacket crew has been on a little break, nevertheless Mr Jim James is still keeping himself busy. Along with the recently announced Monsters Of Folk debut, James will be releasing a tribute EP to the late great George Harrison.
For his first official solo outing, James will debut a George Harrison tribute EP entitled "Tribute To" under the name "Yim Yames" on August 4. The six song set is due on ATO and was recorded a few days after Harrison passed away in 2001. James takes on four of Harrison's tracks from "All Things Must Pass" and two tunes that he penned with the Beatles: "Long, Long, Long" and "Love You To."
The set is said to evoke a "raw, minimalist feel" with James utilizing just his voice and an acoustic guitar. James refers to Harrison as "a prime example of the healing power of music" in the liner notes.
Obviously this should quickly vault up any best of lists as well as dominate my aural senses for the immediate future. Definitely an album I can't wait to pick up. The tracklist for the EP is as follows, admittedly I will be skipping to track 4 for my first playback.
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
*Update*: Here's Behind That Locked Door available from free download from www.yimyames.com.
**Awesomer Update: The Yim Yames website claims "full length solo record coming soon". Hooray!