Jim O’Rourke Preps Bacharach Tribute Album

Burt Bacharach is both one of the most accomplished and beloved songwriters in pop music and this guy. This April, O’Rourke will release a far more dignified tribute to Bacharach titled All Kinds of People (via 24Bit). O’Rourke played many instruments (guitar, keyboards bass) on and produced the covers album, while Wilco’s Glenn Kotche handled drums. Thurston Moore and Boredom’s Yoshimi are among the artists who contributed. The covers span Bacharach’s long career, with songs that were originally recorded by the Carpenters, Dionne Warwick, and Burt himself. O’Rourke will perform selections from the album alongside some of its other artists a week before release. Both of those shows will take place in Japan, where O’Rourke’s been living, working, and recording Joanna Newsom records. The full tracklist and guestlist:

01 “Close To You” (Haruomi Hosono)
02 “Always Something There To Remind Me” (Thurston Moore)
03 “Anonymous Phone Call” (Jim O’Rourke)
04 “After The Fox” (Akira Sakata, Masaya Nakahara)
05 “You’ll Never Get To Heaven” (Aoyama Youiti)
06 “Do You Know The Way To San Jose” (Kahimi Karie)
07 “Don’t Make Me Over” (Kosaka Tadashi, Jim O’Rourke)
08 “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head” (Koike Mitsuko)
09 “I Say A Little Prayer” (Yoshimi)
10 “Trains And Boats And Planes” (Jim O’Rourke)
11 “Walk On By” (Donna Taylor)

All Kinds of People ~Love Burt Bacharach~ is out 4/7 via AWDR.