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Eureka is a 1999 studio album by Jim O'Rourke, originally released on Drag City. It is named after the Nicolas Roeg film of the same name. NME named it the 16th best album of 1999. In 2012, Fact placed it at number 24 on the "100 Best Albums of the 1990s" list. All tracks written by Jim O'Rourke, except where noted. Brian Calvin – backing vocals (1). Jeff Stafford – backing vocals (1).
Eureka finds Jim O'Rourke blending many styles together, something that is important to know. There's jangle pop, folk, relaxing jazz, and an assortment of other more vague influences and whatnot. Thanks such diversity, Eureka rarely tires itself, getting all the rabbit action can handle. At just the right time, Eureka decides to start wrapping things up with the title track, an almost mournful and melancholic way to end the album, with that wonderful, gentle voice and crawling tempo. Geniunely sad, he sings "Youre thinking on your feet, While youre sitting there on your ass, Fresh crease in your shirts, No stain of sweat on your back, Theres no need, Theres an employee, To make up for all of your slack A seed dont make a tree, Without a servant who waters the grass.
Eureka by Jim O'Rourke, released 25 February 1999 1. Prelude To 110 Or 120, Women Of The World 2. Ghost Ship In A Storm 3. Movie On The Way Down 4. Through The Night Softly 5. Please Patronize Our Sponsors 6. Something Big 7. Eureka 8. Happy Holidays He's alive!!! And can he sing! Could this be the world's first experimental MOR album? Nah, but time will tell whether or not it is the most supreme. Wackos of the world, take over. Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Purchasable with gift card.
Eureka (Jim O'Rourke album). Eureka is the second Drag City album by American musician Jim O'Rourke. O'Rourke continues to use Drag City for his more conventional work. It was released in 1999. It is named after the 1984 Nicolas Roeg film of the same name. It is one of three albums recorded by O'Rourke that are named after Roeg films. Women of the World" is an Ivor Cutler song and "Something Big" is by Burt Bacharach. Prelude To 110 Or 220", "Movie On The Way Down" and "Through The Night Softly" are named after Chris Burden performance pieces.
A excellent staple in the art/chamber pop catalogue. BEST TRACKS: Ghost Ship in a Storm, Something Big, Eureka, Prelude to 110 or 220/Women of the World. 70. I'm little disappointed. Ghost Ship is such a beautiful and touching track, it's one of the best songs I've ever heard so far that I was ready to call this album a masterpiece.
Jim O'Rourke – Eureka. Label: Domino – wiglp62. Format: Vinyl, LP, Album. Includes a 16" x 23" poster. p)&(c)1999 domino recording co ltd made in england. eureka was made at the steam room between 7/97 and 12/98, some was recorded at solid sound through the kindness of phil bonnet. all songs (c) 1999 field code music/bmi; outside of usa & canada (c) 1999 rough trade publishing, except "something big" (c) 1973 new hidden valley music c. . music c. april music, inc. (ascap). women of world" (c) 1983 rough trade records, (p) 1983 mcps.
Jim O'Rourke has undergone a radical transformation since leaving Chicago's rock-improv ensemble Gastr Del Sol. While previously enjoying the singular role of avant-garde guitar hero, O'Rourke has slowly blossomed into a skillful producer with an extremely refined artistic sense. On Eureka he embraces an orchestral pop motif replete with horns, strings, and even female background vocalists. This Jim O'Rourke album is quiet brilliance. Peaceful, easy to listen to, and arty without being stupid.
Band Name Jim O'Rourke. 5. Please Patronize Are Sponsers. 6. Something Big. 7. Eureka.
|1||Prelude To 110 Or 220 / Women Of The World||8:46|
|2||Ghost Ship In A Storm||3:54|
|3||Movie On The Way Down||7:37|
|4||Through The Night Softly||4:47|
|5||Please Patronize Our Sponsors||3:04|
|9||Little Island Walking||4:36|
- Manufactured By – Blues Interactions, Inc.
- Distributed By – Blues Interactions, Inc.
- Backing Vocals – Brian Calvin (tracks: 1), Edith Frost (tracks: 6), Jeff Stafford (tracks: 1), Jennifer Peterson (tracks: 1), Maureen Loughnane (tracks: 1), Teria Garteris (tracks: 6)
- Bass – Darin Gray (tracks: 2, 5, 8)
- Cello – Fred Lonberg-Holm* (tracks: 1, 4, 5)
- Clarinet – Mike Colligan* (tracks: 4)
- Cornet – Rob Mazurek (tracks: 3)
- Drums – Glenn Kotche (tracks: 1 to 3, 5, 6, 8), Rian Murphy (tracks: 5)
- French Horn – Joan Morrone (tracks: 2, 5, 8)
- Lead Vocals – Jim O'Rourke
- Organ – Richard Skabbs (tracks: 1)
- Percussion – Glenn Kotche (tracks: 3), Steve Butters (tracks: 4), Tim Barnes (tracks: 1, 2, 5)
- Piano – Ken Champion (tracks: 2), Ken Champion (tracks: 5)
- Saxophone – Ken Vandermark (tracks: 4)
- Steel Guitar – Jim O'Rourke, Ken Champion (tracks: 2, 5)
- Trombone – Jeb Bishop (tracks: 3, 6, 7)
- Trumpet – Bob Weston* (tracks: 3)
- Viola – Julie Pomerleau (tracks: 1, 4, 6)
- Violin – Julie Pomerleau (tracks: 1, 3, 4, 6)
- Written-By – Bacharach And David (tracks: 6), Ivor Cutler (tracks: 1)
NotesJapan-only release manufactured using Blu-spec blue laser technology for more precise readings and less distortion. Includes the bonus track "Little Island Walking" and Japanese liner notes.
Standard jewel case with obi.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 4 995879 185759
- Rights Society: JASRAC
|DC162CD||Jim O'Rourke||Eureka (CD, Album)||Drag City||DC162CD||US||1999|
|DC162||Jim O'Rourke||Eureka (Cass, Album, Promo)||Drag City||DC162||US||1999|
|wigcd62||Jim O'Rourke||Eureka (CD, Album)||Domino||wigcd62||UK||1999|
|PCD-23002, pcd23002||Jim O'Rourke||Eureka (CD, Album)||P-Vine Records, P-Vine Records||PCD-23002, pcd23002||Japan||1999|
|wiglp62||Jim O'Rourke||Eureka (LP, Album)||Domino||wiglp62||UK||1999|
Performer: Jim O'Rourke
Date of release: 2009
Style: Downtempo, Experimental
Size MP3: 1425 mb
Size FLAC: 1515 mb
Rating: 4.6 / 5
Other Formats: AAC MP2 XM WAV MP1 ASF AC3