18 Songs, 1 Hour 17 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

For the devastating third season of Twin Peaks, David Lynch knew he needed take the show's sound further while still honoring its incredible original music (“Twin Peaks Theme,” “Audrey’s Dance”). The synthy drones of moody new compositions by Angelo Badalamenti, like “Dark Space Low” and “Night,” give a sense of the show’s melancholic and mysterious themes.

EDITORS’ NOTES

For the devastating third season of Twin Peaks, David Lynch knew he needed take the show's sound further while still honoring its incredible original music (“Twin Peaks Theme,” “Audrey’s Dance”). The synthy drones of moody new compositions by Angelo Badalamenti, like “Dark Space Low” and “Night,” give a sense of the show’s melancholic and mysterious themes.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

despaina ,

"Heartbreaking"

Absolutely beautiful

trevba ,

Arresting, Moving, and Mysterious

My very favorite track is Johnny Jewel’s “Windswept (Reprise),” which supplies a moving meditation on the fate of Dale Cooper. “Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima” is utterly arresting even without the accompanying visuals from Part 9. Angelo Badalamenti’s “Dark Mood Woods / The Red Room” conveys foreboding and mystery with elegant restraint. Old Badalamenti favorites like “Twin Peaks Theme,” “Laura Palmer’s Theme,” and “Audrey’s Dance” are also included.

For most of the Roadhouse performances and several other featured songs, check out this season’s other album, “Twin Peaks (Music From The Limited Event Series)."

Thrizzzy ,

Not enough music

I could not help but be disappointed by The Return's sparing use of score throughout the series. I understand that Lynch was more interested in exploring the soundscape on a deeper level with electricity cracking and humming, but so many scenes that went silent would have benefitted greatly from the hours of Badalamenti's classic scoring. Having said that, now I am going to complain that this album contains too many old tracks that I already own. The new tracks that Badalamenti did record for this series are fine bits of atmospheric synth work, but I missed the jazzy exuberance of his original series and FWWM scores.