Music of Twin Peaks


Music of Twin Peaks

The American TV series Twin Peaks spawned three soundtrack albums: one inspired by the series, one for the prequel film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me and one focusing on music from Season Two but also including tracks used in the pilot, Season One, and the prequel film. Starting in March, 2011, previously unreleased and unused tracks began appearing on davidlynch.com for purchase.

Contents

Soundtrack from Twin Peaks

Soundtrack from Twin Peaks
Soundtrack album by Angelo Badalamenti
Genre Instrumental, Jazz, Ambient
Length 49:07
Label Warner Bros.
Producer David Lynch, Angelo Badalamenti
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
Q (magazine) 4/5 stars[1]

All the songs from the album were written by Angelo Badalamenti, which received the 1990 Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance for "Twin Peaks Theme". Most of the songs are instrumental pieces, but the three songs that contain lyrics were written by David Lynch. These three songs are available on the singer Julee Cruise's album Floating into the Night. Cruise's album also contains songs that were used in the series, but are not included in any soundtrack release.

  1. "Twin Peaks Theme"
  2. "Laura Palmer's Theme"
  3. "Audrey's Dance"
  4. "The Nightingale" (vocal by Julee Cruise)
  5. "Freshly Squeezed"
  6. "The Bookhouse Boys"
  7. "Into The Night" (vocal by Julee Cruise)
  8. "Night Life In Twin Peaks"
  9. "Dance Of The Dream Man"
  10. "Love Theme from Twin Peaks"
  11. "Falling" (vocal by Julee Cruise)

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
Soundtrack album by Angelo Badalamenti
Released 1992
Genre Instrumental, Jazz, Ambient
Length 57 minutes
Label Warner Bros.
Producer David Lynch, Angelo Badalamenti
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link

The film soundtrack features music by Angelo Badalamenti and Thought Gang with lyrics by David Lynch. Badalamenti, Julee Cruise, and Jimmy Scott provide vocals.

  1. "Theme from Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me"
  2. "The Pine Float"
  3. "Sycamore Trees" (vocal by Jimmy Scott)
  4. "Don't Do Anything (I Wouldn't Do)"
  5. "A Real Indication (by Thought Gang, vocal by Angelo Badalamenti)
  6. "Questions in a World of Blue" (vocal by Julee Cruise)
  7. "The Pink Room"
  8. "The Black Dog Runs at Night" (by Thought Gang, vocal by Angelo Badalamenti)
  9. "Best Friends"
  10. "Moving Through Time"
  11. "Montage from Twin Peaks - Girl Talk/Birds in Hell/Laura Palmer's Theme/Falling"
  12. "The Voice of Love"

Twin Peaks Music: Season Two Music and More

Twin Peaks: Season Two Music and More
Soundtrack album by Angelo Badalamenti
Released 2007
Genre Instrumental, Jazz, Ambient
Length 75 minutes
Label Absurda/David Lynch
Producer David Lynch, Angelo Badalamenti
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link

Some seventeen years after the release of the first volume of music from the television series, a second volume was issued in October 2007 to coincide with the release of the Gold Box Edition DVD release of the TV series.

  1. "Love Theme Intro" 2:21 (*)
  2. "Shelly" 2:17
  3. "New Shoes" 3:48
  4. "High School Swing" 1:51
  5. "Hayward Boogie" 2:16 (performed by Alicia Witt)
  6. "Blue Frank" 5:10
  7. "Audrey's Prayer" 2:10
  8. "I'm Hurt Bad" 2:30
  9. "Cop Beat" 1:56
  10. "Harold's Theme" 1:42
  11. "Barber Shop" 1:25
  12. "Night Bells" 2:47
  13. "Just You" 3:36 (vocal by James Marshall, Sheryl Lee & Lara Flynn Boyle)
  14. "Drug Deal Blues" 3:08
  15. "Audrey" 2:26
  16. "Josie and Truman" 4:32
  17. "Hook Rug Dance" 2:24
  18. "Packard's Vibration" 2:39
  19. "Half Heart" 5:31
  20. "Laura's Dark Boogie" 5:01
  21. "Dark Mood Woods/The Red Room" 9:01
  22. "Love Theme Farewell" 2:34

(*) before the first track there is a bonus track (Hidden Track One Audio, HTOA) which can be reached by rewinding while playing the first track, length 4:19

The Twin Peaks Archive

Twin Peaks Archive
Soundtrack album by Angelo Badalamenti, David Lynch
Released 2011
Recorded 1989-1992
Genre Instrumental, Jazz, Ambient
Length 4 hours, 30 minutes, 52 seconds
Label www.davidlynch.com
Producer David Lynch, Angelo Badalamenti

On March 10, 2011, www.davidlynch.com reinvented itself as site dedicated to the music of David Lynch and his collaborators. One of the features of the site is The Twin Peaks Archive, described as an "open album" with previously unreleased tracks from Twin Peaks and Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me being released on a regular basis. Many of the tracks stream for free on the site, set to photo slide shows featuring images from the series and movie. They are also available for purchase as MP3s or Apple Lossless files. Related tracks are often sold together as bundles.

  1. "Deer Meadow Shuffle"
  2. "Deer Meadow Shuffle (Film Version)"
  3. "Just You (Instrumental)" (*)
  4. "Twin Peaks Theme (Alternate)"
  5. "Annie and Cooper"
  6. "Nightsea Wind"
  7. "Freshly Squeezed (Bass Clarinet Version)"
  8. "Twin Peaks Theme (Harp and Guitar)"
  9. "Twin Peaks Theme (Nostalgia Version)"
  10. "Twin Peaks Theme (Solo Rhodes)"
  11. "Mysterioso #1" (*)
  12. "Mysterioso #1 (Film Version)"
  13. "Mysterioso #2" (*)
  14. "Mysterioso #2 (Film Version)"
  15. "Love Theme (Alternate)"
  16. "Love Theme (Solo Rhodes)"
  17. "Americana"
  18. "James Hurley (Outtake)" (*)
  19. "Mister Snooty"
  20. "Freshly Squeezed (Fast Cool Jazz Version)"
  21. "Picking On Country"
  22. "I'm Hurt Bad (Industrial Symphony Version)"
  23. "Western Ballad"
  24. "Preparing for M.T. Wentz"
  25. "Secret Country"
  26. "Dark Mood Woods (Full Version)"
  27. "RR Swing"
  28. "Great Northern Piano Tune #1"
  29. "Great Northern Piano Tune #2"
  30. "Great Northern Piano Tune #3"
  31. "Twin Peaks Theme (Solo Piano)"
  32. "Girl Talk"
  33. "Birds in Hell"
  34. "Audrey's Prayer (Clarinet & Synth)"
  35. "Audrey's Prayer (Synth Version)"
  36. "Freshly Squeezed (Solo Vibraphone)"
  37. "The Norwegians"
  38. "Sneaky Audrey"
  39. "Miss Twin Peaks (Rehearsal)" (*)
  40. "Miss Twin Peaks Theme"
  41. "Lucy's Dance"
  42. "Lana's Dance"
  43. "Miss Twin Peaks (Finale)"
  44. "Sycamore Trees (Instrumental)"
  45. "South Sea Dreams"
  46. "Hula Hoppin'"
  47. "Laura Palmer's Theme (Piano and Rhodes)"
  48. "Owl Cave"
  49. "Half Speed Orchestra 1 (Stair Music/Danger Theme)"
  50. "Half Speed Orchestra 2 (Dark Forces)"
  51. "Half Speed Orchestra 3 (Windom Earle's Motif)"
  52. "Slow Speed Orchestra 1 (24 Hours)"
  53. "Slow Speed Orchestra 2 (Unease Motif/The Woods)"
  54. "Slow Speed Orchestra 3 (Black Lodge Rumble)"
  55. "James Visits Laura"
  56. "Harold's Theme (Josie's Past)"
  57. "Harold's Theme (The Living Novel)"
  58. "Laura Palmer's Theme (Ethereal Pad Version)"
  59. "Laura Palmer's Theme (Ghost Version)"
  60. "Laura Palmer's Theme (Letter from Harold)"
  61. "Dance of the Dream Man (Solo Saxophone)"
  62. "Solo Percussion 1"
  63. "Solo Percussion 2 (Grady's Waltz)"
  64. "Solo Percussion 3"
  65. "Audrey's Dance (Percussion & Clarinets)"
  66. "Northwest Gulch"
  67. "Dance of the Dream Man (Drums and Bass)"
  68. "Dance of the Dream Man (Solo Bass)"
  69. "Dance of the Dream Man (Solo Clarinet)"
  70. "Dance of the Dream Man (Solo Clarinet 2)"
  71. "Dance of the Dream Man (Solo Flute)"
  72. "Just You (Instrumental)"
  73. "Bookhouse Boys"
  74. "Bookhouse Boys (Solo Guitar)"
  75. "Earle's Theme"
  76. "Half Speed 5 (Leo's Theme)"
  77. "Hank's Theme"
  78. "Hank's Theme 2"
  79. "Invitation to Love (Lovers Dilemma)"
  80. "Invitation to Love (Bumper)"
  81. "Invitation to Love Theme"
  82. "Lana's Theme"
  83. "Horne's Theme"
  84. "Wheeler's Theme"
  85. "Freshly Squeezed (Clarinet)"
  86. "Freshly Squeezed (Complete Version)"
  87. "Freshly Squeezed (Fast Cool Jazz Solo Bass)"
  88. "Freshly Squeezed (Fast Cool Jazz Version)"
  89. "Freshly Squeezed (Flute)"
  90. "Freshly Squeezed (Mid-Temp Version)"
  91. "Freshly Squeezed (Solo Bass Clarinet)"
  92. "Freshly Squeezed (Solo Clarinet)"
  93. "Freshly Squeezed (Solo Flute)"
  94. "Josie and Jonathan"
  95. "The Mill Deal"
  96. "The Mill Fire"

(*) unused in series or film

In the media

  • Techno artist Moby sampled "Laura Palmer's Theme" for his 1992 song "Go".
  • British Indie Rock band The Wedding Present covered "Falling" in the Hit Parade 1 album (1992)
  • Futurepop band Apoptygma Bezerk sampled the "Twin Peaks Theme" in their song "Moment of Tranquility", off of their album "Welcome to Earth".
  • American solo artist Goddamn Electric Bill covered the "Twin Peaks Theme".
  • The Gothic Metal band Farmer Boys have a song called "Where the Sun Never Shines" which have various sound clips from the pilot episode spliced in with the song on their (2004) album The Other Side.
  • Lo-fi indie folk act Mount Eerie's song "Between Two Mysteries" from the album Wind's Poem includes elements of the "Twin Peaks Theme".

Notes

  1. ^ Q: 122. May 1995. 

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