Release Date: 26 Nov 2021
Angelo Badalamenti’s haunting original score inspired by Shostakovich’s 15th Symphony eerily accentuates the noir mood of David Lynch’s 1986 thriller Blue Velvet and is juxtaposed with trashy Hammond-led boogie and overblown baroque pop from Roy Orbison and Ketty Lester.
A precursor to Lynch’s Twin Peaks and Mulholland Drive, the iconic soundtrack marks the beginning of Angelo Badalamenti’s creative partnership with David Lynch and sets a template for ethereal noir soundtracks in a modern, quite disturbed age torn between terror and ecstasy. Both Badalamenti and Lynch have been heavily involved in this deluxe expanded edition, contributing to new liner notes and shaping the audio program, which comes directly off the unedited master tapes. Bobby Vinton’s “Blue Velvet” has also been added to the track-listing for the first time. Pressed on marbled blue vinyl. Album cover features original art from the Italian movie poster designed by Enzo Sciotti.