Eureka (Jim O'Rourke album)

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Studio album by Jim O'Rourke
Released February 25, 1999
Recorded July 1997 - December 1998
Length 42:08
Label Drag City
Producer Jim O'Rourke
Jim O'Rourke chronology
Bad Timing
(1998)Bad Timing1998
Halfway to a Threeway
(1999)Halfway to a Threeway1999
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork 5.3/10[3]

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.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Jim O'Rourke, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Prelude to 110 or 220/Women of the World" (Ivor Cutler) 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
6. "Something Big" (Burt Bacharach) 3:13
7. "Eureka" 9:11
8. "Happy Holidays" 1:36
Total length: 42:08


  1. ^ a b AllMusic review
  2. ^ "40 best: Reissues / Compilations of 2009". Fact. December 23, 2009. Retrieved October 1, 2016. 
  3. ^ Pitchfork review