As I mentioned in my article showcasing my favorite vinyl releases of 2016, one of the best was the long awaited re-release of Angelo Badalamenti’s score for TWIN PEAKS, which arrived courtesy of Death Waltz Recordings and Mondo. Well, it is happening again!
Mondo has just issued a press release announcing the new vinyl re-release of TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME, the 1992 prequel film by David Lynch scored yet again by Angelo Badalamenti. The new artwork (approved by David Lynch and pictured) by Sam Smith and packaging by Jay Shaw are the perfect complement to last year’s TWIN PEAKS (the series) vinyl release.
Mark your calendars. These beautiful things go on sale January 25th over at Mondotees.com. And keep your eyes peeled on the Drafthouse website as well. The theater chain is planning screenings of the film to coincide with the new vinyl release at select locations. The full press release and details are below!
Alamo Drafthouse is also celebrating the film’s anniversary and soundtrack release with screenings of Fire Walk With Me at select locations nationwide. The screenings will take place in January, with optional ticket bundles including the 2XLP soundtrack. Visit drafthouse.com for tickets and more details. There will also be a pop-up show at The Regent Theater in Los Angeles. Visit theregenttheater.com for tickets and more details.
“Fire Walk With Me is an altogether more brooding affair than the Twin Peaks series soundtrack. Badalamenti won a grammy for the title track of this LP and it’s not hard to see why – it’s dangerous, and bursting with smokey jazz thanks to Jimmy Scott. We went back to the master tapes in the Warner Archives and had this recut to fit across two LPs as the score clocks in at 51 minutes. It sounds incredible and punchy, but super nuanced too,” said Mondo Record Label Manager Spencer Hickman.
“The simple truth is that, for years, too few people had heard the score because the film had been so widely, wrong-headedly dismissed. Today, Fire Walk With Me is recognized as a lost classic, and Badalamenti’s music is right at the heart of its reassessment. Having loved it from the outset (I gave the film a rare rave review on its first release), I remain utterly devoted to this superb soundtrack album, and to the shimmering visions which it still conjures up after more than two decades of delirious, devoted listening,” film critic Mark Kermode (excerpt from the liner notes).
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 2XLP
Music by Angelo Badalamenti
Artwork by Sam Smith
Layout & Design by Jay Shaw
- Director-approved artwork
- Composer-approved audio
- Sleeve notes By film critic Mark Kermode
- Vinyl re-master by Tal Miller at Warner Archives
- Laquers cut by David Cheppa at Plush Vinyl
- 2 x 180G Cherry Pie vinyl
- 425gsm Gatefold sleeve housed inside a bespoke black die cut outer jacket with black spot varnish finish, complete with obi strip.
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