Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Jim James Covers The Beach Boys

We're quite open with our love for cover songs here at If It's Too Loud..., and today we bring you one of the most obvious choices for a cover that we've ever brought you before. Jim James of My Morning Jacket was basically created to make complex, dense musical arrangements. He has an upcoming covers album coming out, and one of the more obvious choices is the first song we can currently listen to: His version of The Beach Boys' "I Just Wasn't Made for These Times." The song, originally off Pet Sounds, is a gorgeous, lush ballad, with instrumentation far more complex and involved than it seems on first listen. James' version of the song is an almost perfect recreation, with just a few slight changes here and there.

You can watch the video for Jim James' version of "I Just Wasn't Made for These Times" below. It is off the album Tribute To 2, which is a sequel to Tribute To. The first in the series was an EP of The Beatles and George Harrison covers. Tribute To 2 will include covers of songs originally done by Sonny & Cher, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, and more. It will be out December 8 on ATO Records. It can be pre-ordered here. For more on Jim James, check out his website.

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