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Jim James

Although chiefly known as the frontman of My Morning Jacket, Jim James played a wider role in indie rock during the early 21st century, appearing on albums by several artists (including Bright Eyes, M. Ward, America, and Bobby Bare, Jr.) while also pursuing a small solo career under the alias of Yim Yames. He made his solo debut with 2009's Tribute To, a short collection of George Harrison covers recorded shortly after the guitarist's death in 2001. In 2008, during a My Morning Jacket tour, James fell off the stage and was seriously injured, forcing the band to cancel the rest of its dates. During his recuperation, he did a great deal of self-reflection. He read the 1929 graphic novel God's Man by Lynd Ward, which had been given to him by the artist Gary Burden. James was deeply affected by the book. In 2010, he began writing and recording on his own in bits and spurts. He played all the instruments, sang all vocals, and produced the album, Regions of Light and Sound of God. It was issued in February 2013 on ATO, and followed by a North American solo tour. He contributed to the New Basement Tapes, a group of studio collaborators who issued a compilation of unfinished, unreleased songs by Bob Dylan titled Lost on the River. Conceived of and produced by T-Bone Burnett, other performers included Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford, Taylor Goldsmith, and Rhiannon Giddens. James resumed his role with My Morning Jacket for 2015's acclaimed The Waterfall and toured in support. In September of 2016, he announced the release of his second solo album, Eternally Even, which he co-produced with Blake Mills (Alabama Shakes). The gritty, tense, nine-song set was issued in November just before election day. ~ Andrew Leahey
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Jim James

  1.   Song
  2.   A New Life
  3.   Know Til Now
  4.   State Of The Art
  5.   Dear One
  6.   Here in Spirit
  7.   Same Old Lie
  8.   God's Love To Deliver
  9.   All Is Forgiven
  10.   I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
  11.   Turn Your Lights Down Low
  12.   Eternally Even
  13.   Love You To
  14.   In the Moment
  15.   We Ain't Getting Any Younger, Pt. 2
  16.   All Things Must Pass
  17.   Wasted
  18.   Candyman
  19.   Of The Mother Again
  20.   Exploding
  21.   Long, Long, Long
  22.   Behind That Locked Door
  23.   Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll)
  24.   They're All in Love
  25.   My Sweet Lord
  26.   True Nature
  27.   The World's Smiling Now
  28.   We Ain't Getting Any Younger, Pt. 1
  29.   Hide in Plain Sight
  30.   Actress
  31.   The World Is Falling Down

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