According to TwentyFourBit, Jim O’Rourke has produced a Burt Bacharach tribute album to be released April 7 on Japanese label ADWR. Titled All Kinds of People ~Love Burt Bacharach~, the album contains 11 tracks featuring the likes of Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth), Yoshimi (Boredoms, OOIOO), Glenn Kotche (Wilco, Loose Fur, etc.), Bacharach collaborator Donna Taylor, free-jazz musician Akira Sakata, Shibuya-kei musician Kahimi Karie, and, of course, O’Rourke himself. If that weren’t enough, O’Rourke, Kotche, and other artists will perform tracks from the album in Tokyo and Osaka in mid-April.
Now, we don’t have any tracks we can share, but to get yourself pumped for some tribute action, check out O’Rourke’s cover of “Something Big” off his 1999 album, Eureka (yes, we named our Eureka! section after it):
All Kinds of People ~Love Burt Bacharach~ tracklist:
01. “Close To You” by Haruomi Hosono
02. “Always Something There To Remind Me” by Thurston Moore
03. “Anonymous Phone Call” by Jim O’Rourke
04. “After The Fox” by Akira Sakata, Masaya Nakahara
05. “You’ll Never Get To Heaven” by Aoyama Youiti
06. “Do You Know The Way To San Jose” by Kahimi Karie
07. “Don’t Make Me Over” by Kosaka Tadashi, Jim O’Rourke
08. “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head” by Koike Mitsuko
09. “I Say A Little Prayer” by Yoshimi
10. “Trains And Boats And Planes” by Jim O’Rourke
11. “Walk On By” by Donna Taylor
O’Rourke’s latest album, The Visitor (TMT Review), was released last year via Drag City. He also donated an exclusive track to our Darfur benefit compilation and was all over our recent decade list feature (Insignificance, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, Fenn O’Berg, etc.). We can’t get enough of O’Rourke!
[Photo: Seth Tisue]