Oct 132011

We’ve been hearing a lot about Q magazine’s upcoming U2 tribute these past few days, but a rival British publication has their own tribute album out now. It’s MOJO, which pays tribute to George Harrison, who died 10 years ago next month, on the Harrison Covered album. It includes a few classic covers, but most of the tracks are new, and you can listen to ‘em below.

Up-and-comers like Emmy the Great and the Felice Brothers deliver folk-rocky takes on their favorite Harrison cuts (“All Those Years Ago” and “Behind That Locked Door,” respectively). Some Beatles songs get fresh takes too, though the artists eschew obvious choices for deeper cuts. Lanterns on the Lake deliver a spooky, shimmering “Long Long Long” while the Webb Sisters bring the harmonies Leonard Cohen loved so much to “I Need You.” George’s old peer Graham Nash even drops by to assist on Jonathan Wilson’s “Isn’t It a Pity.” It’s 10 new Harrison-penned covers in all, and you can stream ‘em below. Pick up the latest issue of MOJO to get the full CD.

The Webb Sisters – I Need You (The Beatles cover)

Ron Sexsmith – Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth) (George Harrison cover)

Alessi’s Ark – The Ballad Of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll) (George Harrison cover)

Lanterns On The Lake – Long Long Long (The Beatles cover)

Jonathan Wilson feat. Graham Nash – Isn’t It A Pity (George Harrison cover)

Emmy the Great – All Those Years Ago (George Harrison cover)

Hurray for the Riff Raff – My Sweet Lord (George Harrison cover)

Peter Bruntnell – Think For Yourself (The Beatles cover)

Trevor Moss and Hannah Lou – Your Love Is Forever (George Harrison cover)

The Felice Brothers – Behind That Locked Door (George Harrison cover)

Get ‘Harrison Covered’ for free with purchase of the new MOJO Magazine.

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