Eureka (Jim O'Rourke album)

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Eureka
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Studio album by Jim O'Rourke
ReleasedFebruary 25, 1999 (1999-02-25)
RecordedJuly 1997 - December 1998
GenreSymphonic pop[1]
Length42:08
LabelDrag City
ProducerJim O'Rourke
Jim O'Rourke chronology
Bad Timing
(1998)
Eureka
(1999)
Halfway to a Threeway
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[2]
Entertainment WeeklyB[3]
NME8/10[4]
Pitchfork5.3/10[5]

Eureka is a 1999 studio album by Jim O'Rourke, originally released on Drag City.[6] It is named after the Nicolas Roeg film of the same name.[7] NME named it the 16th best album of 1999.[8] In 2012, Fact placed it at number 24 on the "100 Best Albums of the 1990s" list.[9]

Track listing[edit]

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

No.TitleLength
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

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from liner notes.

  • Jim O'Rourke – vocals, guitar, bass guitar, piano, organ, synthesizer, bells
  • Brian Calvin – backing vocals (1)
  • Jeff Stafford – backing vocals (1)
  • Jennifer Peterson – backing vocals (1)
  • Maureen Loughnane – backing vocals (1)
  • Edith Frost – backing vocals (6)
  • Teria Garteris – backing vocals (6)
  • Julie Pomerleau – violin (1, 3, 4, 6), viola (1, 3, 4, 6)
  • Fred Lonberg-Holm – cello (1, 4, 5)
  • Joan Morrone – French horn (2, 5, 8)
  • Jeb Bishop – trombone (3, 5, 6, 7)
  • Rob Mazurek – cornet (3, 5)
  • Bob Weston – trumpet (3, 7)
  • Mike Colligan – clarinet (4)
  • Ken Vandermark – saxophone (4)
  • Richard Skabbs – organ (1)
  • Darin Gray – bass guitar (2, 5, 8)
  • Ken Champion – pedal steel guitar (2, 5, 8), piano (2, 5, 8)
  • Rian Murphy – drums (4)
  • Glenn Kotche – drums (1, 2, 5, 8), percussion (3)
  • Tim Barnes – percussion (1, 2, 5)
  • Steve Butters – percussion (4)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "40 best: Reissues / Compilations of 2009". Fact. December 23, 2009. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  2. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Eureka – Jim O'Rourke". AllMusic. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  3. ^ Weingarten, Marc (April 9, 1999). "Eureka". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved November 10, 2017.
  4. ^ Martin, Piers (February 26, 1999). "Jim O'Rourke – Eureka". NME. Archived from the original on June 23, 2000. Retrieved November 10, 2017.
  5. ^ Schreiber, Ryan. "Jim O'Rourke: Eureka". Pitchfork. Archived from the original on October 11, 2000. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  6. ^ "Jim O'Rourke - Eureka". Drag City. Retrieved February 22, 2018.
  7. ^ Ratliff, Ben (September 2, 2009). "Once Insider, Now Outsider, and Liking It". The New York Times. Retrieved February 22, 2018.
  8. ^ "Albums And Tracks Of The Year: 1999". NME. October 10, 2016. Retrieved February 22, 2018.
  9. ^ "The 100 Best Albums of the 1990s". Fact. September 3, 2012. Retrieved March 6, 2018.

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