Soundtrack from Twin Peaks

Soundtrack from Twin Peaks (also known as Music from Twin Peaks) is a soundtrack album by American composer Angelo Badalamenti. It was released on September 11, 1990, by Warner Bros. Records and is the official soundtrack to the television series Twin Peaks (1990–1991). Though mostly instrumental, three tracks feature vocals by Julee Cruise.

Soundtrack from Twin Peaks
A signpost reading "Welcome to Twin Peaks – Population: 51,201" on a rural roadside, with the main road visible to the left. Several trees (barren and in bloom) and an electricity pole are visible directly behind the signpost; a mountain with snow on its peak is visible in the further background. Brown bold text with a green outline reads "Twin Peaks" in the center; black bold serif text above reads "Soundtrack from"; white bold serif text below reads "Music composed by Angelo Badalamenti".
Soundtrack album by
ReleasedSeptember 11, 1990 (1990-09-11)
Recorded1989–1990
StudioExcalibur Sound, New York City
Genre
Length49:47
LabelWarner Bros.
Producer
Angelo Badalamenti chronology
Soundtrack from Twin Peaks
(1990)
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
(1992)
Singles from Soundtrack from Twin Peaks
  1. "Falling"
    Released: 1990
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork9.0/10[2]
Q4/5 stars[3]
Uncut9/10[4]

BackgroundEdit

The series' co-creator David Lynch produced the album alongside Badalamenti and wrote lyrics for several tracks, including the series' theme song "Falling".

Upon its release, Soundtrack from Twin Peaks placed in several international charts—including the top 10 in Norway, Sweden, Australia and the Netherlands—and "Twin Peaks Theme" received the award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance at 33rd Annual Grammy Awards.[5]

Several tracks of the soundtrack were sampled numerous times[6], a famous example is "Laura Palmer's Theme", which was sampled in the Woodtick Mix of the song "Go" by Moby.[7]

Track listingEdit

All music is composed by Angelo Badalamenti.

No.TitleLyricsLength
1."Twin Peaks Theme" (instrumental) 5:10
2."Laura Palmer's Theme" (instrumental) 4:52
3."Audrey's Dance" (instrumental) 5:17
4."The Nightingale" (vocals by Julee Cruise)David Lynch4:56
5."Freshly Squeezed" (instrumental) 3:48
6."The Bookhouse Boys" (instrumental) 3:29
7."Into the Night" (vocals by Julee Cruise)Lynch4:44
8."Night Life in Twin Peaks" (instrumental) 3:27
9."Dance of the Dream Man" (instrumental) 3:41
10."Love Theme from Twin Peaks" (instrumental) 5:04
11."Falling" (vocals by Julee Cruise)Lynch5:21
Total length:49:47

PersonnelEdit

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Soundtrack from Twin Peaks.[8]

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[27] Platinum 70,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[30] Gold 50,000^
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[31] Gold 28,316[31]
France (SNEP)[32] Gold 100,000*
Netherlands (NVPI)[33] Gold 50,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[34] Platinum 100,000^
Sweden (GLF)[35] Gold 50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[36] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[37] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mansfield, Brian. "Twin Peaks [Original Television Soundtrack] – Angelo Badalamenti". AllMusic. Retrieved September 21, 2017.
  2. ^ Walls, Seth (September 10, 2016). "Angelo Badalamenti: Twin Peaks OST". Pitchfork. Retrieved September 10, 2016.
  3. ^ "Angelo Badalamenti: Twin Peaks". Q. No. 104. May 1995. p. 122.
  4. ^ Pinnock, Tom (December 2016). "Angelo Badalamenti: Twin Peaks". Uncut. No. 235. p. 47.
  5. ^ "Twin Peaks [Original TV Soundtrack] – Angelo Badalamenti | Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved October 16, 2014.
  6. ^ "Samples taken from Soundtrack from Twin Peaks".
  7. ^ "Moby's 'Go (Woodtick Mix)' sample of Angelo Badalamenti's 'Laura Palmer's Theme'".
  8. ^ Music from Twin Peaks (Liner notes). Angelo Badalamenti. Warner Bros. Records. 1990. 7599-26316-2.CS1 maint: others (link)
  9. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Soundtrack / Angelo Badalamenti – Twin Peaks". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 16, 2014.
  10. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Soundtrack / Angelo Badalamenti – Twin Peaks" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved October 16, 2014.
  11. ^ "Top RPM Albums: Issue 1367". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  12. ^ "Top 10 Sales in Europe" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 8 no. 8. February 23, 1991. p. 30. OCLC 29800226. Retrieved February 3, 2019 – via American Radio History.
  13. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Soundtrack / Angelo Badalamenti – Twin Peaks" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved October 16, 2014.
  14. ^ "European Top 100 Albums" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 8 no. 11. March 16, 1991. p. 21. OCLC 29800226. Retrieved February 3, 2019 – via American Radio History.
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  17. ^ "Top 10 Sales in Europe" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 8 no. 15. April 13, 1991. p. 30. OCLC 29800226. Retrieved February 3, 2019 – via American Radio History.
  18. ^ a b "Top 10 Sales in Europe" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 8 no. 9. March 2, 1991. p. 25. OCLC 29800226. Retrieved February 3, 2019 – via American Radio History.
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  20. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Soundtrack / Angelo Badalamenti – Twin Peaks". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 16, 2014.
  21. ^ "Top 10 Sales in Europe" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 8 no. 13. March 30, 1991. p. 25. OCLC 29800226. Retrieved February 3, 2019 – via American Radio History.
  22. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Soundtrack / Angelo Badalamenti – Twin Peaks". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 16, 2014.
  23. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  24. ^ "Billboard 200 – The week of November 3, 1990". Billboard. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  25. ^ "Soundtrack Chart History – New Age Albums". Billboard. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  26. ^ "Top 100 Albums of 1990". RPM. Vol. 53 no. 6. December 22, 1990. ISSN 0315-5994. Retrieved February 3, 2019 – via Library and Archives Canada.
  27. ^ a b "Annual Charts – 1991 ARIA Albums Chart". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  28. ^ "Jaaroverzichten – Album 1991" (in Dutch). dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  29. ^ "European Top 100 Albums – 1991" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 8 no. 51/52. December 21, 1991. p. 24. OCLC 29800226. Retrieved February 3, 2019 – via American Radio History.
  30. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Various Artists – Twin Peaks". Music Canada. November 29, 1990. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  31. ^ a b "Soundtrack" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  32. ^ "French album certifications – BOF – Twin Peaks" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. October 31, 1997. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  33. ^ "Dutch album certifications – Angelo Badalamenti – Twin Peaks" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers. Retrieved February 3, 2019. Enter Twin Peaks in the "Artiest of titel" box.
  34. ^ Salaverrie, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (PDF) (in Spanish) (1st ed.). Madrid: Fundación Autor/SGAE. p. 931. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  35. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 1987−1998" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. February 24, 1992.
  36. ^ "British album certifications – Original Soundtrack – Twin Peaks". British Phonographic Industry. January 1, 1991. Retrieved February 3, 2019. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Twin Peaks in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  37. ^ "American album certifications – Angelo Badalamenti – Twin Peaks". Recording Industry Association of America. December 13, 1990. Retrieved February 3, 2019. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 

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