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We are thrilled be returning to our favorite town this week in the form of TWIN PEAKS: LIMITED EVENT SERIES SOUNDTRACK - the first of the two soundtrack albums for the third season of David Lynch's essential television series. The soundtrack features a continuation in the artwork of our previous TWIN PEAKS releases (TWIN PEAKS SEASON ONE and TWIN PEAKS FIRE WALK WITH ME).
This week, our new release goes on sale on Thursday (5/9) at NOON (CT) along with the next round of Greg Ruth's print series via mondotees.com.
NEW THIS WEEK
DEATH WALTZ RECORDING CO.
TWIN PEAKS: Limited Event Series Soundtrack 2XLP. Various Artists. Pressed on 2X 180 vinyl (Disc 1: Cherry Pie Splatter & Disc 2: Machine Room Grey). Expected to Ship in May 2019. Ships. $35
We are thrilled to be returning to the town of Twin Peaks with our very own version of Season Three's Limited Event Series Score. Featuring tracks by Angelo Badalamenti, Johnny Jewel, David Lynch and Dean Hurley, split across 2XLPs. The package compliments our previous TWIN PEAKS releases featuring a red die-cut, spot gloss sleeve that reveals a key moment in the show.
Mike Bozzi at Bernie Grundman Mastering has mastered the vinyl and Bernie Grundman supervised the cutting master with pressing duties being handled by QRP (Quality Record Pressings) in Kansas. The work here is incredible, whether breathing new life into familiar themes or creating brand new ear worms in the form of smokey jazz, ambient and industrial stylings. The score is thick with atmosphere and dripping in mood and tension proving once again that Lynch and Badalamenti are both bona fide geniuses who deserve every plaudit given to them.
Sleeve notes By Angelo Badalamenti, vinyl re-master by Tal Miller. Laquers cut by David Cheppa at Plush Vinyl. 180G Damn Fine Coffee color vinyl. Wirth a 425gsm Gatefold sleeve housed inside a bespoke white die cut outer jacket with white spot varnish finish, complete with obi strip. $23
From the brooding opening bars of the main "Fire Walk With Me" theme, Angelo Badalamenti’s gorgeous, eerie score introduces us to a cinematic experience which significantly begins with the smashing of a television screen. Just as the main title from BLUE VELVETt echoed the Hitchcockian hues of Bernard Herrmann, so here we have just the slightest touch of TAXI DRIVER, as Jim Hynes’ plaintive, keening trumpet soars above a landscape of melancholy keyboards, drawing us into a world which is at once alien and familiar. $33