Legendary David Lynch tribute concert gets album release

Last year's star-packed show celebrating the work of the revered director featured the Flaming Lips and Karen O

A legendary tribute concert featuring the likes of the Flaming Lips, Duran Duran and Karen O, which was put on last year to celebrate 10 years of David Lynch’s nonprofit organisation, is set to be released as a double LP.

The show at the Ace Hotel in LA also included Moby, Zola Jesus, My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, Sky Ferreira and Lykke Li playing a series of classic tracks featured in and inspired by Lynch’s moviemaking career, and has already attained near-mythical status amongst fans of the gothic auteur.

Lynch’s friend and longstanding collaborator Angelo Badalamenti played a haunting version of the theme music from the director’s TV magnum opus Twin Peaks, alongside arrangements of ‘Blue Velvet’ and ‘Love Me Tender’.


The double LP will be made up of recordings taken at the concert, and called The Music of David Lynch. Highlights include Lykke Li’s spectral version of Chris Isaak’s classic ‘Wicked Game’, British folk legend Donovan doing Elvis Presley’s ‘Love Me Tender’, and Chicago band Twin Peaks appearing on the strength of their name alone.

The David Lynch Foundation aims to help people suffering from trauma, especially children, veterans and the homeless, by teaching them transcendental meditation. David Lynch is behind some of the strangest films and TV series of the last 30 years, including ‘Eraserhead’, ‘Blue Velvet’ and ‘Mulholland Drive’. A sequel to his surreal 90s TV show Twin Peaks is currently in the works.

The Music of David Lynch is due out on 15 April on Communion.

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