Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Lost Highway...a David Lynch film...Original Soundtrack..featuring David Bowie

Say what you will about David Lynch's Lost Highway film, but the soundtrack is, bar none, amazing. With Lynch serving as executive producer, we get Mr. Trent Reznor producing one of the finest soundtracks ever put together. Not exactly rare, but certainly a "lost" gem. The music itself on the Lost Highway soundtrack is amazing and varied. David Lynch has always made excellent choices for his soundtracks, and this is no exception. The album starts and ends with different edits of David Bowie's 'I'm Deranged'. In between these two bookends, though, anything goes, from heavy/industrial rock (Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, Rammstein) to latin jazz (Antonio Carlos Jobim) to pop/rock (Smashing Pumpkins, Lou Reed). Of course there are also more 'soundtracky' pieces from Barry Adamson, Trent Reznor and Lynch's 'resident composer' Angelo Badalamenti.

The Cat's Meow

This rarity is currently fetching up to $60 a new copy. The music is so true to the 1920's style of music. A combination of covers and originals. You won't keep from tapping your feet to the tunes. Kirsten Dunst sings "After You've Gone" and she does a fabulous job. Highly recommended .
1. Avalon - Al Jolson
2. Wild Cat Blues - Clarence Williams' Blue Five
3. Stumbling
4. Whispering
5. Everybody Loves My Baby - Eva Taylor
6. Hesitation Blues
7. How Ya Gonna Keep 'Em Down On The Farm?
8. Ain't We Got Fun
9. April Showers
10. Charleston - Paul Whiteman
11. Breeze
12. A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody
13. If You Were The Only Girl In The World
14. When I Lost You
15. After You've Gone - Kirsten Dunst
16. California Here I Come - Al Jolson