Tribute To

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Tribute To
YimYamesTributeTo.jpg
EP by
ReleasedAugust 4, 2009
RecordedDecember 2001
GenrePop music
Length26:39
LabelATO
ProducerJim James
Yim Yames chronology
Tribute To
(2009)
New Multitudes
(2012)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
CHARTattack4/5 stars[2]
Drowned In Sound7/10[3]
Entertainment WeeklyB[4]
OnMilwaukee.com(favorable)[5]
Pitchfork Media6.7/10[6]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[7]
The Skinny4/5 stars[8]
Spin8/10[9]

Tribute To is an EP by My Morning Jacket lead singer Jim James (under the name Yim Yames), consisting entirely of George Harrison (and Beatles) covers.[10] The EP was released as a digital download via his website, on July 7, 2009. The album was released as a CD on August 4, 2009.[11] James recorded the album in December 2001 on a relative's eight-track reel-to-reel tape recorder, just days after Harrison's passing.[10] Of the recording, James told Billboard magazine that "I felt like I was in the weirdest head space when I did that EP … I felt really confused a lot of the time. I wanted to just do it and let it come out even if I messed stuff up. It's definitely not the tightest or most professional recording you're ever going to hear in your life but I like that. I think it lends it a more childish atmosphere."[10]

The recordings were described as "delicate and suitably reverential" by The Skinny.[8]

James announced that a portion of the proceeds would be donated to the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary.[10]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by George Harrison.

No.TitleLength
1."Long, Long, Long"3:58
2."Behind That Locked Door"4:18
3."Love You To"4:22
4."My Sweet Lord"3:33
5."Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll)"5:10
6."All Things Must Pass"5:21
Total length:26:39


Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ CHARTattack review
  3. ^ Drowned In Sound review
  4. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  5. ^ Tanzilo, Bobby (2009) "OnMilwaukee.com Recommends: July 9, 2009", OnMilwaukee.com
  6. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  7. ^ Rolling Stone review
  8. ^ a b Forgan, Duncan (2009) "Yim Yames – A Tribute To George Harrison", The Skinny, July 29, 2009.
  9. ^ Anderson, Stacey (September 2009). "Yim Yames Tribute To". Spin. p. 88. Retrieved May 18, 2015.
  10. ^ a b c d Ayers, Michael D. (2009) "Jim James Reveals George Harrison E.P. Details", Billboard, June 25, 2009.
  11. ^ Ryan, Larry (2009) "Caught in the Net: Nu-folkers bare their teeth", The Independent, July 24, 2009.

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