Thursday, June 4, 2009

The Best Album No One Ever Heard...

Some collaborations seem like they should never come to be, but the teaming up of Sparklehorse, Danger Mouse, and David Lynch are a match made in heaven. The album I am alluding to the above collaboration called, "Dark Night of the Soul". I first heard about this album from a friend and listen via the NPR website, but was astounded to hear it would never see the light of day.
Originally, the album was to be released as part of a book of over 100 images from material by David Lynch with a the companion c.d. packaged with the collection. Unfortunately, due to legal issues with the boys from EMI, however a blank recordable CD-R with copies clearly labeled: "For Legal Reasons, enclosed CD-R contains no music. Use it as you will."

Featuring A-list contributors like Iggy Pop, Frank Black, and the Flaming Lips the album moves from harmonic melodies to rock-ous choruses. An album that could have easily been a great release of the season is shelved for the time being, but the year is not quite over.

For those of you wishing to listen to the entire album I highly suggest going to the NPR site, just click on the image above and you'll be whisked away to the album site. Which by the way, I've worn out the NPR site and can only wish this album will be released for many people to enjoy.
In the meantime, here is a list of notable numbers currently in play:
  • DADDY - "Live at the Women's Club" , as well as, the new album to be released next week
  • Pearl Jam - "Ten" reissue
  • Dark Night of the Soul - Self Titled

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