Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Yim Yames

A Tribute To

Rough Trade Records

Yim Yames is the pseudonym taken by My Morning Jacket front man Jim James for the purpose of this tribute to George Harrison. James describes the late Beatle as a 'prime example of the healing power of music'. The featured tracks were recorded at the time of Harrison's death in 2001 and it is obvious that Harrison's music had long been a source of comfort and catharsis to James.
Judging by the simplicity with which the songs are recreated here, James’ priority was to celebrate the personal connection he felt with Harrison’s music. There is little instrumentation other than James’ guitar and vocals; the songs themselves and James’ trademark lush reverb do all the talking. This is an unpolished, rough diamond of a record that is haunted throughout by a spirit that will warm your soul and remind you of a great-departed talent. Aaron Kennedy

Score: 7/10
Download: Behind that locked door (from YimYames.com)
For fans of: MMJ, George Harrison

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