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Early Recordings, Chapter 2: Learning

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All Music Guide - Kenyon Hopkin
Considering that its later albums contributed some of the finest country-rock in the early '00s, it seems out of character for My Morning Jacket to be covering a new wave ballad such as Berlin's "Take My Breath Away." With Jim James' pretty vocals, however, anything is possible, and he turns a lovely song into a beautiful one. So is the case with much of Early Recordings, Chapter 2: Learning. The band's collection of early work is mainly My Morning Jacket in name only, as James played most of the instruments and, other than the covers there's also a version of the Pet Shop Boy's "West End Girls" and Hank Williams' "Why Don't You Love Me?", takes full credit for ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Kenyon Hopkin
Considering that its later albums contributed some of the finest country-rock in the early '00s, it seems out of character for My Morning Jacket to be covering a new wave ballad such as Berlin's "Take My Breath Away." With Jim James' pretty vocals, however, anything is possible, and he turns a lovely song into a beautiful one. So is the case with much of Early Recordings, Chapter 2: Learning. The band's collection of early work is mainly My Morning Jacket in name only, as James played most of the instruments and, other than the covers there's also a version of the Pet Shop Boy's "West End Girls" and Hank Williams' "Why Don't You Love Me?", takes full credit for songwriting. Much of this is lo-fi, allowing a more intimate feel to James' performances, some of which are live. Whether that includes the captivating "Just One Thing" or "I Will Be There When You Die," he hints at what was to come on At Dawn and It Still Moves.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/23/2004
  • Label: Darla Records
  • UPC: 708527015421
  • Catalog Number: 154
  • Sales rank: 53,950

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Tonite I Want 2 Celebrate w/You! - Jim James (2:26)
  2. 2 Just One Thing - Jim James (2:32)
  3. 3 Take My Breath Away! - Jim James (5:57)
  4. 4 West End Girls - Jim James (5:34)
  5. 5 Dream a Lil Dream O' Me - Jim James (4:28)
  6. 6 Death Is the Easy Way - Jim James (3:13)
  7. 7 Bermuda Highway - Jim James (3:35)
  8. 8 Nothing 2 Me - Jim James (3:04)
  9. 9 I Won't Cry - Jim James (2:26)
  10. 10 Why Dont U Love Me - Jim James (4:08)
  11. 11 That Someone Else Was You - Jim James (2:12)
  12. 12 Tyrone - Jim James (5:12)
  13. 13 I Will Be There When You Die/Sunrides and the Girls Scream - Jim James (5:15)
  14. 14 Good Nights and Happy Trails!!!!! - Jim James (3:07)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
My Morning Jacket Primary Artist
Jim James Guitar, Vocals
Johnny Quaid Bass, Guitar
Two-Tone Tommy Bass Guitar
J. Glenn Drums
Danny Cash Bass, Keyboards
Carl Broemel Guitar
Bo Koster Keyboards
Technical Credits
Pet Shop Boys Composer
Giorgio Moroder Composer
Tom Whitlock Composer
Erykah Badu Composer
Jim James Composer
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