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Blue Velvet [Soundtrack]

Angelo Badalamenti Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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1. Main Title
2. Night Streets/Sandy And Jeffrey
3. Frank
4. Jeffrey's Dark Side
5. Mysteries Of Love (French Horn Solo)
6. Frank Returns
7. Mysteries Of Love (Instrumental)
8. Blue Velvet/Blue Star/Montage
9. Lumberton U.S.A./Going Down To Lincoln/Sound...
10. Akron Meets The Blues
11. Honky Tonk Part 1 - Bill Doggett
12. In Dreams - Roy Orbison
13. Love Letters - Ketty Lester
14. Mysteries Of Love - Julee Cruise

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5.0 out of 5 stars THE MYSTERIES OF LOVE Feb. 7 2002
Format:Audio CD
This is one of the most cherished cd's I own. I usually put it on and listen to the last three songs before listening to the rest of the album. The rest of the soundtrack is terrific especially the instrumental theme track, "Blue Velvet" and the Twin Peaks-like music in "Lumberton, U.S.A.", the small town where Blue Velvet takes place in. I would have loved it if Bobby Vinton's original version of "Blue Velvet" were included which was the inspiration for the film and was the song in the opening sequence and Main Titles, but instead we get Isabella Rosselini's version when she sings at a nightclub. I liked Rosselini's version too but it was somehow cut short to only a minute long. The soundtrack is entirely instrumental until track #12. The strength of the cd really comes in full force at the end when Roy Orbison's "In Dreams" takes you back to the scene of the unforgettable lip-synching by Dean Stockwell. It's a classic Lynch moment. Following this is Ketty Lester's "Love Letters", an absolutely gorgeous slow song played when Jeffrey Beaumont finds the man with the missing ear killed in the apartment of madman Frank Booth. The soundtrack ends with Julee Cruise's "Mysteries Of Love," an ethereal dream-like love song played at the end of the film in the unforgettable scene when Dorothy Vallens becomes reunited with her long lost son.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Little Night Music March 29 2000
Format:Audio CD
Originally brought to "Blue Velvet" as Isabella Rossellini's singing coach, Angelo Badalamenti ended up scoring the film as well (he even makes an appearance as the jazz bar's piano player). This soundtrack began his harmonious working relationship with David Lynch, and Badalamenti has contributed music to every Lynch film since. It also marks the first work the two did with the angel-voiced Julee Cruise (she sings on one of three versions of "Mysteries Of Love"). The lush orchestration of "Night Streets" and "Jeffrey's Dark Side" are dreamlike, and Isabella's smokey performance of the title tune is also included. This disc planted the seeds that would develop further into the jazz noir of the "Twin Peaks" and "Lost Highway" projects. The three non-Badalamenti tracks include Ketty Lester's haunting rendition of "Love Letters," and Roy Orbison's "In Dreams" (which is forever linked now with Dean Stockwell's lip-synching and Dennis Hopper's mania). As with all of Lynch's films, sound and music play integral roles in the delivery of mood, and this CD does a fine job of transporting you back to the dark corners of Lumberton.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Too Bad the Title Song Isn't on the SOUNDTRACK!! March 14 2001
Format:Audio CD
The soundtrack is great, but Bobby Vinton's "Blue Velvet" was not included. Fans of the opening sequence may want to reconsider. All you're going to get is the version sung by Isabella - who butchered it. She can act, but she can't sing. Though, Badalamenti's adaptation of the song is nice. The standouts: Doggett Trio, Love Letters, Mysteries of Love, Aakron Meets the Blues. NOTE: If you want to invest in "Bobby Vinton's Greatest Hits" for Blue Velvet, adjust the balance clockwise to about eight to make the vocal harmonies sound distant as Lynch did. The song was also originially recorded in B-Flat, and Lynch speeded the pitch control to the key of B, which actually sounds better. Just be warned: the song "Blue Velvet" is NOT on the soundtrack.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A superb soundtrack! Feb. 7 2002
Format:Audio CD
The soundtrack to Blue Velvet is just as hauntingly brilliant as the film itself. When you listen to this one, you can easily remember scenes from the film and its one of the best soundtracks I've ever bought. Its haunting, eerie and a tad bit creepy at moments but its the kind of music you might listen to in the dark with the headphones on, a glass of wine in one hand and a cigarette in the other, imagining yourself at the club watching Isabella singing her rendition of "Blue Velvet". Simply put, it takes you back to Lumberton and the film very nicely.
If you like ethereal and strange music, this is a good one for your collection. If you're already a Blue Velvet fan, you will love this as well. Brilliant.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Mysteries of Love June 6 2000
Format:Audio CD
My Favs on the CD:
MAIN TITLE: A great, lush string/clarinet piece that sharply contrasts to the films dark tone. But works perfectly. A little short at 1:27.
MYSTERIES OF LOVE (FRENCH HORN SOLO): A very sweet, kind sounding song played brilliantly on the french horn. Follows the tune of Julee Cruise's vocals.
IN DREAMS: What can I say?
LOVE LETTERS: A haunting rendition of a timeless song.
MYSTERIES OF LOVE: The absolute best song! It is so sad, yet weet and tender. I LOVE IT!
Sadly, the CD leaves much to be desired, but it is really good and has variety most soundtracks lack.
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