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Jim James covers Beach Boys’ “I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times” for new LP

Jim James

My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James is releasing a sequel to his 2009 EP, Tribute To, which featured six George Harrison covers. Tribute To 2 is another covers album, but this time to a variety of artists, including The Beach Boys, Sonny & Cher, WIllie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Emerson Lake & Palmer, and more. His cover of The Beach Boys’ “I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times” is out now, and it stays pretty true to the original but throws in some new tricks. It’s got orchestral backing, triumphant horns, and Jim James doing a nice impression of Brian Wilson’s vocal style. Listen below.

The album will be out December 8 via ATO, and that same day he’ll also reissue Tribute To, which features another Bob Dylan cover as a bonus track. You can see the tracklists for both releases below.

Meanwhile, My Morning Jacket have upcoming shows, including a New Year’s Eve run in Colorado and One Big Holiday in the Dominican Republic.

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Tribute To 2 – Track Listing
1. I Just Wasn’t Made for These Times —- by The Beach Boys
2. Baby Don’t Go —- by Sonny & Cher
3. Wild Honey —- by Diane Izzo
4. Midnight, the Stars and You —- by Ray Noble & Al Bowlly
5. Crying in the Chapel —- by The Orioles
6. Funny How Time Slips Away —- by Willie Nelson
7. Love is the Sweetest Thing —- by Ray Noble & Al Bowlly
8. I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight —- by Bob Dylan
9. Lucky Man —- by Emerson, Lake & Palmer
10. The World is Falling Down —- by Abbey Lincoln
11. Blue Skies —- by Irving Berlin

Tribute To – Reissue Track Listing
1. Long, Long, Long —- by George Harrison
2. Behind That Locked Door —- by George Harrison
3. Love You To —- by George Harrison
4. My Sweet Lord —- by George Harrison
5. Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll) —- by George Harrison
6. All Things Must Pass —- by George Harrison
7. If Not For You [Bonus Track] —- by Bob Dylan

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