September 19, 2011

New Archive release: Dance Of The Dream Man Solo bundle


In the same way that "Laura Palmer's Theme" and "Love Theme" are basically two sides of the musical coin, "Dance Of The Dream Man" and "Freshly Squeezed" are in some ways "one and the same". So the naming of the tracks can be a little confusing. For the most part, the faster versions seem to be called "Dance Of The Dream Man", while the slower versions are "Freshly Squeezed". Of course they released "Freshly Squeezed (Fast Cool Jazz Version)" under the Freshly Squeezed name, so that's not always set in stone.

This week's release includes 4 solo versions and a "Drum and Bass" version of DOTDM. As the description from says, the solo versions created for the series were sometimes used as "building blocks" to be later mixed with other tracks, or used on their own. The slower versions of these particular solos (which I assume would be known as the "Freshly Squeezed" solo versions) were used more than these. Perhaps we will see those as well at some point.

In addition, there is still at least a few "Full" versions of the faster tracks that remain unreleased.

Here's the breakdown for the tracks included in this bundle:
Dance Of The Dream Man (Drums And Bass)
Episode 11: Louie tells Ben of M.T. Wentz's forthcoming arrival
Episode 11: Ben & Catherine (as Tojamura) greet each other from across the Great Northern lobby
Episode 11: (scene above continues) Louie checks Tojamura in (Mixed with "Dance Of The Dream Man (Solo Flute)")
Episode 21: Cooper and company wait for the outcome of the showdown between Lana and Mayor Milford

Dance Of The Dream Man (Solo Clarinet)
Episode 6: Truman and Cooper prepare to leave the Great Northern for OEJs
Episode 12: Ben gives Cooper ransom money for Audrey (first 5 seconds of track)

Dance Of The Dream Man (Solo Clarinet 2)
-Unused by itself, but this solo was used to create the version of "DOTDM" heard at the start of Episode 1 (Cooper hangs upside down in his room at the Great Northern)
  (Note: A full version of that track will probably be released at a later date)

Dance Of The Dream Man (Solo Flute)
Episode 11: Louie checks Tojamura in (Mixed with "Dance Of The Dream Man (Drums And Bass)")
  (Note: Unused by itself)

Dance Of The Dream Man (Solo Bass)
Episode 16: Cooper sees the Old Waiter in the Great Northern hallway
Episode 17: Bobby tries on Leo's suit coat in preparation to meet with Ben Horne (Mixed with "Audrey's Dance (Percussion & Clarinets)")
  (Note: The beginning portion of this track heard in this scene is missing from the released version)
Episode 21: Andy tells Lucy he thinks Little Nicky murdered his parents

Another big thank you to for bringing us these releases!! Grab the bundle and enjoy my new cover art for the five tracks.


  1. Great! Solo clarinet cover seems to be in different color palette - shouldn't they be all as a bundle in the same? ;-)

  2. Can't wait for the Bookhouse Boys covers for last week's release

  3. Thanks! My Bookhouse Boys post is finally up!