Blue Velvet [Original Score]

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Dean Carlson
Beautiful and strange, the score to David Lynch's Blue Velvet is a staggering surrealist's nightmare told with the heart of a saint. Dense orchestrations float along whispers of dark, unnerving melodies; an astounding sense of menace coils inside even the most reassuring of moments. This marked the first collaboration between Lynch and Angelo Badalamenti, and its fusion of the sublime and the dangerous is breathtaking. There are Bernard Herrmann violin slashes, revisited classics Roy Orbison's "In Dreams," Bobby Vinton's title track, and the peak of the whole experience, "Mysteries of Love." This Mortal Coil turned down requests to use their beloved version of "Song to the...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Dean Carlson
Beautiful and strange, the score to David Lynch's Blue Velvet is a staggering surrealist's nightmare told with the heart of a saint. Dense orchestrations float along whispers of dark, unnerving melodies; an astounding sense of menace coils inside even the most reassuring of moments. This marked the first collaboration between Lynch and Angelo Badalamenti, and its fusion of the sublime and the dangerous is breathtaking. There are Bernard Herrmann violin slashes, revisited classics Roy Orbison's "In Dreams," Bobby Vinton's title track, and the peak of the whole experience, "Mysteries of Love." This Mortal Coil turned down requests to use their beloved version of "Song to the Siren," but Badalamenti manages to construct a piece of such simplicity, of such beauty, that you wonder why a composer didn't create it before in the first place. Brutally compelling, like one of Jeffrey Beaumont's own mysteries, this is an extraordinary experience filled with both fear and love.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/10/2008
  • Label: That's Entertainment
  • EAN: 5015062112726
  • Catalog Number: 1127

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Angelo Badalamenti Primary Artist, Conductor
Bill Doggett Vocals
Roy Orbison Vocals
Julee Cruise Vocals
City of Prague Symphony Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Ric Hancock Matrix 12
Kitty Lester Vocals
Jim Limbean Matrix 12
Technical Credits
Bill Doggett Composer
Roy Orbison Composer
Clifford Scott Composer
Angelo Badalamenti Composer
Henry Glover Composer
Edward Heyman Songwriter
Richard Kraft Executive Producer
Tom Null Executive Producer
Bernie Wayne Additional Music
Victor Young Composer
Billy Butler Composer
Michele Stone Mastering
Lee Morris Additional Music
David Lynch Songwriter, Original Album Producer, Additional Music
John Yap Executive Producer
Jiri Sobac Engineer
Shep Sheppard Composer
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