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Jim O’Rourke Vinyl Series Launches With Old News #5

Editions Mego is starting up a new vinyl series of recordings from Jim O’Rourke’s archive. Confusingly, the series starts with Old News #5: a double LP which includes live recordings from Chicago, Tokyo and London from 1992, 2003 and 2010. Old News editions 1–4 were cassettes and CDR releases O’Rourke produced in limited runs sold on tour, and Editions Mego are picking up the series from here. There are plans afoot for a sixth in the series, but none to reissue Old News 1–4. Old News #5 is released on 10 June on Editions Mego, and will not be released in any other formats.