Jim O'Rourke ‎– Simple Songs

Drag City ‎– DC620
Vinyl, LP, Album


A1 Friends With Benefits
A2 That Weekend
A3 Half Life Crisis
A4 Hotel Blue
B1 These Hands
B2 Last Year
B3 End Of The Road
B4 All Your Love

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Tip-on gloss/matt sleeve. Printed inner sleeve.

Recorded at Steamroom Tokyo and Hoshi To Neji.
Mixed at Steamroom Tokyo.

This one is for K.W.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Sticker): 7 81484 06201 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): DC-620-A 23443.1 (3) GOLDEN
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): DC-620-B 23443.2 (3) GOLDEN FOLLOW THE LIEDER
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A (Outer Edge. Etching)): RTIDragcity

Other Versions (5 of 6) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
dc620cd, dc620cd-promo Jim O'Rourke Simple Songs(CD, Album, Promo) Drag City, Drag City dc620cd, dc620cd-promo US 2015 Sell This Version
LOVECD440 Jim O'Rourke Simple Songs(CD) Love Da Records LOVECD440 Hong Kong 2015 Sell This Version
DC620 Jim O'Rourke Simple Songs(LP, Album, TP) Drag City DC620 US 2015 Sell This Version
PCD-18787 Jim O'Rourke Simple Songs(CD, Album) P-Vine Records PCD-18787 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
dc620cd Jim O'Rourke Simple Songs(CD, Album) Drag City dc620cd US 2015 Sell This Version


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April 26, 2017

Quiet record, but that's pretty easy to fix by, ya know, SLIDING THAT VOLUME THE FUCK UP. No scratches or pops on my copy.


July 14, 2016
Pops from scratches on the first tracks of both sides, note: on a mint version. A new, sealed record! Too bad. Very enjoyable songwriting.


January 13, 2016
After receiving a second copy - I returned the first one because it had a scratch on it (see my comment below) - I can definitely assert that this album has a vinyl pressing problem. Volume is much too low and when you turn it up, you get more surface noise than music, especially on the quieter parts. It's bad, especially as this is one of last year's very best albums. The songwriting and musicianship are superb, with beautiful arrangements. It sounds as a lost 70s soft-rock gem and it's a testament to Japan's current musicianship. Too bad it is spoiled by the careless vinyl mastering and pressing job.


August 14, 2015
not sure if all drag city Lp's are cut like this one, the one i have of Joanna Newsom 'Ys' sounds great and dynamic, but surprisingly this one sounds really discreet, volume is really low ! Well.. once adjusted it sounds ok. Great LP though... and cover print is great