The Big Dream


David Lynch


Amoeba Review

Brad, Hollywood 09/01/2013

I was in the middle of my David Lynch obsession in the early ’90s with Twin Peaks and Wild At Heart. And now 20 years later, he has managed to put out some amazing albums…as weird and dark and brilliant as you would expect from this wonderful, fantastic man. Read More

07/15/2013

David Lynch can pretty much do whatever he wants at this point, eschewing his award-winning film career for other projects. Following his beats-heavy debut album, Crazy Clown Time, The Big Dream takes a sharp turn down a dark blues highway. While electronic beats still show up, eliciting a nice Stonesy stomp in songs like “Star Dream Girl” and getting trip-hoppy in songs like “Wishin’ Well,” The Big Dream is heavily mired in blues sound and mythology. The result pulls up imagery of decayed Americana, much as his films do, with cryptic lyrics that hint at dank roadhouses where a woman sings and “every night they come to dream of her,” like a memorable scene of Twin Peaks. He even covers Bob Dylan, in a dreamy version of “The Ballad of Hollis Brown.” Lynch nods to his own musical past as well, such as on “Cold Wind Blowin’,” which sounds like his beloved collaborations with Julee Cruise, only with Cruise’s airy flutter of a voice replaced with Lynch’s prickly, heavily effected tenor. (For even more Julee Cruise-style,’50s-flavored dream pop, pick up the vinyl version of The Big Dream, which includes Lynch’s incredible collaboration with Lykke Li, “I’m Waiting Here.”) Though The Big Dream sees Lynch and longtime musical collaborator Angelo Badalamenti painting from a samey palette of grays, their adherence to a solid musical idea, and one that clearly draws on Lynch’s strengths, makes The Big Dream overall an improvement on its predecessor. Though fans will pine away for the next Lynch film, The Big Dream is a successful dose of Lynch’s singular ability to conjure impossible dreams with his work. Read More


Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
File/Price
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1.
The Big Dream
David Lynch 04:07
2.
Star Dream Girl
David Lynch 03:27
3.
Last Call
David Lynch 03:48
4.
Cold Wind Blowin'
David Lynch 03:49
5.
The Ballad of Hollis Brown
David Lynch 05:12
6.
Wishin' Well
David Lynch 03:39
7.
Say It
David Lynch 03:58
8.
We Rolled Together
David Lynch 04:00
9.
Sun Can't Be Seen No More
David Lynch 04:40
10.
I Want You
David Lynch 03:47
11.
The Line It Curves
David Lynch 06:01
12.
Are You Sure
David Lynch 03:46

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