Jim James of My Morning Jacket is no stranger to cover songs, having paid homage to everyone from James Brown to Elton John in his band’s oft-epic live sets. Now, with his first proper release as a solo artist, James is focusing his tribute on one singular talent: George Harrison.
As previously reported, James’ six-song EP of Harrison covers, Tribute To, was recorded in 2001, just after the Beatles guitarist passed away. While the EP is set for an August 4 release in CD format (under James’ solo pseudonym “Yim Yames”), James is offering up a digital version of the songs for purchase right now — and a free download of “Behind That Locked Door” from Harrison’s 1970 triple album, All Things Must Pass.
To get the free download, go to James’ site, yimyames.com, and submit your email address. You can stream the EP’s six songs in the widget above.