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Jim James Shares Abbey Lincoln Cover “The World Is Falling Down”

Tribute To 2 Due Out December 8 via ATO

Nov 20, 2017 My Morning Jacket
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My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James is releasing Tribute To 2, an album of covers that is the sequel to his 2009 George Harrison covers EP Tribute To (which is also being reissued), on December 8 via ATO. He previously shared his cover of The Beach Boys’ “I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times” (from their classic album Pet Sounds). Now he has shared a cover of Abbey Lincoln’s “The World Is Falling Down,” via a visual for the song. The original appeared on the jazz singer’s 1990 album of the same name. Listen to James’ cover below, followed by the album’s tracklist again.

Tribute To was recorded to eight-track in the days following George Harrison’s death and featured covers of Harrison and Beatles songs. Tribute To 2 was recorded over a period of years in various different locations. It includes covers of songs by Sonny & Cher, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, and more.

James had this to say about the album in a previous press release: “These are some of my favorite covers - songs I recorded trying to bring myself peace during a rough time or trying to make myself laugh or just have fun. I hope others can relate and enjoy the journey during these tough times and hopefully in times of peace and love as well!”

The reissue of Tribute To includes a previously unreleased cover of Bob Dylan’s “If Not For You” recorded during the original sessions.

James released an excellent solo album, the politically-charged Eternally Even, last fall via ATO. It was one of Under the Radar‘s Top 100 Albums of 2016.

My Morning Jacket released their last album, The Waterfall, in 2015. Read our 2015 interview with Jim James about the album.

Tribute To 2 Tracklist:

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 Tracklist:

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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