New Jim James covers album coming!
My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James will soon issue a new solo album filled with covers. Tribute To 2 is due out on December 8 and is currently available for pre-order via ATO’s online store.
Jim James released an EP of George Harrison covers under the Yim Yames moniker as Tribute To back in 2009. The singer/guitarist recorded the covers shortly after Harrison’s 2001 passing and the collection will be reissued to celebrate the release of Tribute To 2. James’ new album features “a collection of cover songs that reverbate with hope and blur the boundaries of time and genre.”
The My Morning Jacket frontman interprets songs made famous by a wide variety of artists including The Beach Boys, Sonny and Cher, Dianne Izzo, Ray Noble and Al Bowlly, Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Emerson Lake and Palmer and Abey Lincoln for Tribute To. Up first from the LP is Jim James’ version of “I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times” by The Beach Boys.
“‘I Just Wasn’t Made for These Times’ is a song that has spoken to me very deeply from the first time I heard it,” said Jim James. “So often, many of us just feel like we don’t fit in, like somehow we were dropped into the wrong life at the wrong time. This song has such a beautiful way of resonating with that energy and relating to the pain of life on earth, but also offering hope and comfort in the beautiful sounds of togetherness.”
Tribute To 2 Tracklist
1. I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times (The Beach Boys)
2.Baby Don’t Go (Sonny & Cher)
3.Wild Honey (Dianne Izzo)
4.Midnight, the Stars and You (Ray Noble & al Bowlly)
5.Crying in the Chapel (Elvis Presley)
6.Funny How Time Slips Away (Willie Nelson)
7.Love Is The Sweetest Thing (Ray Noble & Al Bowlly)
8.I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight (Bob Dylan)
9.Lucky Man (Emerson, Lake & Palmer)
10. The World is Falling Down (Abbey Lincoln)
11.Blue Skies (Irving Berlin)