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Yim Yames
July 29, 2009 at 04:00 AM EDT

Working under a barely there pseudonym, My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James recorded this six-track EP of George Harrison covers shortly after the Beatle’s death in 2001. Tribute To actually sounds even older than that: In stripped-down readings of ”Long, Long, Long” and ”Love You To,” James floats his ?high-pitched vocals in a ghostly wash of reverb, while his folky acoustic strumming summons a mellow faded-photo vibe. James mostly resists tinkering with Harrison’s melodies, which keeps surprise at bay. Then again, how exactly would one improve this stuff? B

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