May 28, 2017

Sundaze 1722

Hello, as mentioned yesterday the Giro is up for an exiting 30k timetrail finish,the mountainriders could really shake of Tom Dumoulin just a 15 sec loss saw him drop from 2nd to 4th but he's still just 53 sec behind race leader Quintana who might well have dropped back to 4th after the last race, i tip Pinot 2nd and Nibali 3rd. Go Tom.

Over at Monaco, mr Hamilton had an off day during qualifying he's starting 12th oh dear, In front tomorrow the Ferraris with Bottas a close 3rd for Verstappen who qualified well in front of his teammate Ricciardo who leads the rest of the field, tactics will be very important tomorrow...

Today's Artist is an American composer, best known for his work scoring films for director David Lynch, notably Blue Velvet, the Twin Peaks saga (1990–1992, 2017), The Straight Story and Mulholland Drive.He received the 1990 Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance for his "Twin Peaks Theme", and has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the World Soundtrack Awards and the Henry Mancini Award from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.. ....N'Joy

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Badalamenti was born in Brooklyn, New York to an Italian family; his father, who was of Sicilian descent, was a fish market owner. He began taking piano lessons at age eight. By the time Badalamenti was a teenager, his aptitude at the piano earned him a summer job accompanying singers at resorts in the Catskill Mountains. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Eastman School of Music and then earned Master of Arts degrees in composition, French horn, and piano from the Manhattan School of Music in 1960.
Film scoring

Badalamenti scored films such as Gordon's War, and Law and Disorder, but his big break came when he was brought in to be Isabella Rossellini's singing coach for the song "Blue Velvet" in David Lynch's 1986 film Blue Velvet. Inspired by This Mortal Coil's recent cover of Tim Buckley's "Song to the Siren", Lynch had wanted Rossellini to sing her own version, but was unable to secure the rights. In its place, Badalamenti and Lynch collaborated to write "Mysteries of Love", using lyrics Lynch wrote and Badalamenti's music. Lynch asked Badalamenti to appear in the film as the piano player in the club where Rossellini's character performs. This film was the first of many projects they worked on together.

After scoring a variety of mainstream films, including A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, he scored Lynch's cult television show, Twin Peaks which featured the vocals of Julee Cruise. Many of the songs from the series were released on Cruise's album Floating into the Night. From the soundtrack of the television series, he was awarded the Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance for the "Twin Peaks Theme".

Other Lynch projects he worked on include the movies Wild at Heart, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, Lost Highway, Mulholland Drive (where he has a small role as a gangster with a finicky taste for espresso), and The Straight Story as well as the television shows On the Air and Hotel Room. Other projects he has worked in include the television film Witch Hunt, and the films Naked in New York, The City of Lost Children, A Very Long Engagement, The Wicker Man, Dark Water and Secretary. He has also worked on the soundtrack for the video game Fahrenheit (known as Indigo Prophecy in North America).

He was composer for director Paul Schrader on such films as Auto Focus, The Comfort of Strangers and Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist. In 1998, Badalamenti recorded "A Foggy Day (in London Town)" with artist David Bowie for the Red Hot Organization’s compilation album Red Hot + Rhapsody a tribute to George Gershwin which raised money for various charities devoted to increasing AIDS awareness and fighting the disease. In 2005, he composed the themes for the movie Napola (Before the Fall), which were then adapted for the score by Normand Corbeil. In 2008, he directed the soundtrack of The Edge Of Love, with Siouxsie, Patrick Wolf and Beth Rowley on vocals.

Badalamenti received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the World Soundtrack Awards in 2008. On July 23, 2011, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers presented Badalamenti with the Henry Mancini Award for his accomplishments in film and television music.

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Nicolas Cage and Laura Dern play a pair of lovers on the run in David Lynch's surrealist road movie Wild at Heart. Cage's Sailor Ripley is a violent ex-convict with an Elvis Presley fixation who falls in love with Dern's Lula Pace Fortune, the daughter of a rich, but mentally unstable, Southern belle named Marietta (Diane Ladd, Dern's real-life mother). Just after Sailor is released from prison, where he was jailed for brutally killing one of Marietta's thugs, he and Lula take off on a wild cross-country trip, pursued by his parole officer, her mother, criminals, bounty hunters, and detectives. Along the way, Sailor and Lula have a lot of sex, share their pasts, share their respective obsessions for Elvis and The Wizard of Oz, and meet a lot of bizarre characters.

After the widespread adulation over both Blue Velvet and Twin Peaks, it was clear that the soundtrack to David Lynch's ironic and brutal interpretation of the road movie wasn't going to nestle quite as snugly into the arms of popular consciousness. Classical orchestrations, duck-tailed rock & roll, and billowing Man From Another Place jazz latched onto one another with accommodating schizophrenia, lending an edge of a parasitical experience to this dark, very funny film. Take Powermad with their pinwheel-arm speed metal or Nicolas Cage crooning through a startling, charming "Love Me Tender." As impressive as it is divisive, probably the only way to score a film that includes a distressed girl trying to hold her brains in as she talks about missing pockets.

VA - David Lynch's Wild At Heart (O.S.T.)  (flac 268mb)

01 Gewandhausorchester Leipzig - Im Abendrot (Excerpt) 1:47
02 Powermad - Slaughterhouse 5:21
03 Angelo Badalamenti And Kinny Landrum - Cool Cat Walk 3:22
04 Nicolas Cage - Love Me 2:55
05 Them - Baby Please Don't Go 2:40
06 Koko Taylor - Up In Flames 6:15
07 Chris Isaak - Wicked Game 4:05
08 Gene Vincent & The Blue Caps - Be-Bop A Lula 2:35
09 Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orchestra - Smoke Rings 3:02
10 Rubber City - Perdita 4:11
11 Chris Isaak - Blue Spanish Sky 3:55
12 Angelo Badalamenti And Kinny Landrum - Dark Spanish Symphony (Edited) (String Version) 2:35
13 Rubber City - Dark Spanish Symphony (50's Version) 2:41
14 Angelo Badalamenti And Kinny Landrum - Dark Lolita 2:14
15 Nicolas Cage - Love Me Tender 3:00

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Composer Angelo Badalamenti, who wrote the music for the television series for which this movie served as a "prequel," presents another low-key score mixing after-midnight jazz with ambient sounds, never taken at more than a medium tempo. The mood is dark and languid, appropriate to the unusual tone of the TV show and movie. Jimmy Scott and Julee Cruise contribute eerie vocals to songs with lyrics by director David Lynch. As the soundtrack to the 'prequel' movie of the Twin Peaks series, this album captures perfectly the essence of 'Fire Walk With Me'. It is an extremely dark album, for the most part. This album is much more acid jazz and noir than even the Twin Peaks soundtrack, and it is god-awfully beautiful.

Angelo Badalamenti - O.S.T. Fire Walk With Me (flac  295mb)

01 Theme From Twin Peaks - Fire Walk With Me 6:40
02 The Pine Float 3:58
03 Sycamore Trees 3:52
04 Don't Do Anything (I Wouldn't Do) 7:17
05 A Real Indication 5:31
06 Questions In A World Of Blue 4:50
07 The Pink Room 4:02
08 The Black Dog Runs At Night 1:45
09 Best Friends 2:12
10 Moving Through Time 6:41
11 Montage From Twin Peaks - Girl Talk / Birds In Hell / Laura Palmer's Theme / Falling 5:27
12 The Voice Of Love 3:55

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This soundtrack is absolutely amazing. Badalamenti is in top form, and there's not a single track on here which disappoints.

Twin Peaks Theme - From the opening guitar, you're instantly brought to the minds-eye vistas of scenic Twin Peaks- Douglas Firs, mountains, a mill, and... just a slight undertone of darkness. Laura Palmer's Theme - Now, the true depths of the album are introduced. The minimal piano in the background only underscores the feelings of apprehension, suspicion, and paranoia... with just a hint of lightness popping up around 1:04... only to be brought back into the shadows at 1:56. Audrey's Dance - Evocative of an old Private I movie... or a derelict Old-South speak easy... or a small-town strip club reeking of Parliaments and cheap whiskey. This track paints a definite picture- your experiences in life will determine the color palette. The Nightingale - Julee Cruise lends her voice to several tracks on this and other Twin Peaks works, and she is nothing short of amazing.  Freshly Squeezed - Similar in feel to 'Audrey's Dance', this one would fit perfectly in a smoky old jazz club.  The Bookhouse Boys - God, that intro sax just cuts right through you. The brushed drums, the haphazard hi-hats, it all comes together in a haze of pure mystery. Into The Night - This track will have you on your knees. Cruise devastates the yearning, the loss, the anxiety, the redemption. Night Life in Twin Peaks this song will definitely scratch your nerves. Dance of the Dream Man - Whereas Audrey's Dance made you want to indulge your inner pole-dancer, this one will have you feeling Rat-Pack-ready. Jazzy and urban, haunting and upbeat, this one will have you ironing out a nice shirt and trying to figure out how to exactly to 'put on the Ritz'. Love Theme from Twin Peaks - Opens with even more throbbing anxiety than Laura Palmer's Theme, the highs get a little higher and the lows get a little lower. A deep one. Falling - Oh, Julee Cruise. Julee, Julee Cruise. This soundtrack could serve as the perfect gateway drug to your wondrousness, the perfect song to wrap up the album. .

This album is extremely cohesive. The instrumentals are perfectly balanced by Cruise, and both categories of song are represented perfectly. A great album for late-night listening, road trips, nostalgia, and dark wistful days. The music from Twin Peaks is dark, cloying, and obsessive -- and one of the best scores ever written for television.

Angelo Badalamenti - Twin Peaks (flac 255mb)

01 Twin Peaks Theme 4:45
02 Laura Palmer's Theme 5:08
03 Audrey's Dance 5:15
04 The Nightingale (Voc Julee Cruise) 4:54
05 Freshly Squeezed 3:48
06 The Bookhouse Boys 3:24
07 Into The Night (Voc Julee Cruise) 4:42
08 Night Life In Twin Peaks 3:23
09 Dance Of The Dream Man 3:39
10 Love Theme From Twin Peaks 4:34
11 Falling (Voc Julee Cruise) 5:18

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The Twin Peaks Archive by David Lynch and Angelo Badalamenti is an album with rare and unreleased tracks from both the television series as well as the prequel film.The counter officially stops at a whopping 212. Two hundred and twelve previously unreleased Twin Peaks tracks. The catalog was initially released between 2011 and 2012 via None of the 212 songs were —at least in their full-length form— previously included in the Music From Twin Peaks, Twin Peaks Season Two Music And More and   Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me soundtracks. Rare Twin Peaks production stills appeared in the background on David Lynch’s website.

There are currently no plans to release Twin Peaks Archive by Angelo Badalamenti and David Lynch as a physical album, and they’ve been removed from But today, you can purchase download the entire catalog of nearly 10 hours of music as a digital download for only US $9.90 . Here, expect every Sundaze posting to end with 70 minutes plus batch of tracks the coming 8 weeks.

Angelo Badalamenti and David Lynch - Twin Peaks Archive part 2   (flac 318mb)

025 Secret Country 3:01
026 Dark Mood Woods (Full Version) 4:30
027 RR Swing 2:00
028 Great Northern Piano Tune #1 1:14
029 Great Northern Piano Tune #2 (Truman And Josie) 1:13
030 Great Northern Piano Tune #3 3:30
031 Twin Peaks Theme (Solo Piano) 1:25
032 Girl Talk 2:07
033 Birds In Hell 4:23
034 Audrey's Prayer (Synth Version) 2:16
035 Audrey's Prayer (Clarinet & Synth) 2:14
036 The Norwegians 1:20
037 Sneaky Audrey 1:29
038 Freshly Squeezed (Solo Vibraphone) 1:42
039 Miss Twin Peaks (Piano Rehearsal) 1:04
040 Miss Twin Peaks Theme 1:40
041 Lana's Dance 1:17
042 Lucy's Dance 1:32
043 Miss Twin Peaks (Finale) 1:26
044 Sycamore Trees (Instrumental) 4:11
045 South Sea Dreams 1:27
046 Hula Hoppin' 0:58
047 Love Theme (Piano And Rhodes) 5:02
048 Owl Cave 2:57
049 Slow Speed Orchestra 1 (24 Hours) 8:13
050 Slow Speed Orchestra 2 (Unease Motif / The Woods) 3:29
051 Slow Speed Orchestra 3 (Black Lodge Rumble) 6:52
052 Half Speed Orchestra 1 (Stair Music / Danger Theme) 2:36
053 Half Speed Orchestra 2 (Dark Forces) 2:02
054 Half Speed Orchestra 3 (Windom Earle's Motif) 1:42

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Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for these. Angelo Badalamenti is a genius.

Anonymous said...

Dearest Rho, would it be possible to re-upload FLAC encodes of both VA - "David Lynch's Wild At Heart (O.S.T.)" and Angelo Badalamenti - "Twin Peaks" ?
Much thanks, as always, for your in-depth & far ranging posts.

Anonymous said...

Dearest Rho, much thanks for the wonderful re-upload - very much appreciated!