Jim O'Rourke "(They Long to Be) Close to You" (Burt Bacharach cover)

Jim O'Rourke "(They Long to Be) Close to You" (Burt Bacharach cover)
As you may recall, avant-music great Jim O'Rourke paid his respects to Burt Bacharach this year with the recently released tribute comp All Kinds of People ~Love Burt Bacharach~. Well, if you haven't tracked down the import yet on Japan's AWDR, here's a small consolation.

TwentyFourBit points to a stream of the O'Rourke-produced Bacharach tune "(They Long to Be) Close to You." The track features Wilco's Glenn Kotche behind the kit and Yellow Magic Orchestra's Haruomi Hosono at the mic.

You can download the track here.

And since we're on the topic of covers and tributes, check out this great redo of Hosono's "Sportsmen" by YMO bud Yukihiro Takahashi. The track appeared on the stellar Tribute to Haruomi Hosono comp, which also features the talents of Mr. Jim O'Rourke, as well as Cornelius, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Van Dyke Parks.