This Just In: Floating Into The Night

I recently (finally) made it through the first season of Twin Peaks. It was my third attempt and I swore I wouldn’t try again if I couldn’t stay awake this time. No, it’s not that I find Twin Peaks bad or boring, rather, the music is so relaxing that it puts me to sleep. And as a part-time insomniac, I’ll take sleep when I get it. “What does your insomnia have to do with records?” you ask. Well, PLAIN Recordings just reissued Floating Into The Night, the debut album by Julee Cruise, also known as the singer in the bar on Twin Peaks. The album was produced by Angelo Badalamenti & David Lynch, and features some of the iconic music used in the series and some of Lynch’s other film work. If you’re familiar with all of these aforementioned names (it’s safe to assume you are, right?), you’re probably excited about this record. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, drink a damn fine cup of coffee and take a listen.

Julee Cruise – Floating Into The Night LP:
Listen/Watch: “Falling”
Floating Into the Night is the 1989 debut album by vocalist Julee Cruise featuring songs written and produced by composer Angelo Badalamenti and film director David Lynch. The songs ‘Falling’ and ‘Rockin’ Back Inside My Heart’ were both featured in Lynch’s cult television series Twin Peaks, and ‘Into the Night,’ ‘The Nightingale,’ and ‘The World Spins’ also appeared in the show. The instrumental version of ‘Falling’ was the theme song for Twin Peaks while the album as a whole is almost an unofficial soundtrack to the series. The track ‘Mysteries of Love’ was prominently featured in Lynch’s classic film Blue Velvet. Cruise’s dreamy, light vocals match perfectly with the music and lyrics to make this album sound like it is unattached to any era. Reissued on 180-gram vinyl.” -Forced Exposure

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