ARTICLE Variety: A New Reissue of David Lynch Collaborator Julee Cruise’s Debut Album ‘Floating Into the Night’ Spotlights Their Special Collaboration

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Mordeen

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Dom

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June 9 is my wedding anniversary. It was a grim sidetrack. She was The Roadhouse. Her exclusion in The Return was bitter.

- Mordeen
Yes, I'd really hoped for a new song. It was one of my biggest disappointments in The Return. Music is terribly important to me in TV shows and films. In the same way, I love the film Blade Runner 2049, but was disappointed with the score. Use Vangelis. Use Jóhann Jóhannsson, but don't turn the film out with a score from Hans Zimmer, who could have done a great job, but only give him a fortnight to create it! It's the one real demerit I have marked on that film.

Julee Cruise, in terms of Twin Peaks, was as important to me as all the other characters. She made The Roadhouse the magical place it was. She was kind of the voice of the series. I imagined her as one of the extensions of the Lodges. A bit like Mylène Farmer, a French superstar singer who emerged in the 1980s, you have this angelic voice, singing soothing tunes, but there's a melancholy darkness floating (ahem) just below the surface! Mylène's early music videos are also incredible!
 

David Locke

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I have an original pressing of Floating Into the Night on vinyl and it sounds wonderful, very crisp and clear. Such a great record. I like the new pink vinyl.

I do wish Julee had performed a new song for The Return, and I always thought the snippet of her singing "The World Spins" at the end of Part 17 was kinda odd. Especially considering how that song was already used to such devastating effect back in Season 2. But now I wonder if that was a deliberate choice by Lynch, to have Julee singing the same song in a similar red-curtained space, right after we've essentially gone back in time with Coop to the night Laura died. So maybe it was sort of another way to say "It Is Happening Again," as we revisit the night that kickstarted the entire TP series of events. I can see why Julee was disappointed, though, as she gets so little screen-time considering how key she is to the series.
 

AXX°N N.

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I always thought the intended effect was to emphasize how impossible it was to return, and I always found it like the gentlest candle-flame, how slow she fades in and out of the trees and how quick the snippet. I get the disappointment, but I felt it worked so effectively. Would an entire new song or the full performance have fit the mood of something slipping through your fingers?
 

Dom

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I always thought the intended effect was to emphasize how impossible it was to return, and I always found it like the gentlest candle-flame, how slow she fades in and out of the trees and how quick the snippet. I get the disappointment, but I felt it worked so effectively. Would an entire new song or the full performance have fit the mood of something slipping through your fingers?
Tong could have been called 'Slipping Through My Fingers'! ;)
 

Jerry Horne

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Sacred Bones recently released a very limited Julie Cruise mix tape. It's worth tracking down for a few rare songs including an instrumental version of 'The Swan' that can be heard in the Pilot to Twin Peaks.
 

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