22 April 2013

22 April 2013 - Julee Cruise - Rockin' Back Inside My Heart

I must open this post with a statement of explanation.  In my humble but correct opinion, Twin Peaks is one of the ten best television series of all time, and one of the eight best American series.  The pilot might be the most perfect piece of television ever produced (TVGuide ranked that #45 - I rate it higher).

Angelo Badalamenti worked with David Lynch on the music for his defining television series, much as he had on the movie Blue Velvet.  In each case, they went to Julee Cruise, with her haunting voice, to provide vocal talent.  In the case of Twin Peaks, she even appeared on a few episodes as a bar singer.  Of course, I've never been to a bar anything like that one.

This song, which did make it into the series, was the 2nd single from her album Floating Into The Night.  Not only does it retain a disturbing cool, it's got a neat but jarring saxophone solo in the middle.  Enjoy.

I first heard this song on the Canadian radio station CFNY.  The version I heard sounded vastly different.  It was a dance remix.... and it strangely worked.  More bass and drum heavy than the original, sure, but the beat matched the song.... while giving it a much different, upbeat feel.   And it didn't lose the awesome sax solo.

No video, but here's that remix.  Enjoy.

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