January 24, 2012

New Archive release: Laura Palmer's Theme bundle (part 2): Piano Versions


The rest of this week's release contains the various piano versions of "Laura Palmer's Theme" that were used in the series, including two unused versions, and a full length Solo Piano version, only a very brief portion of which was heard on the show. So, its heard here in full for the first time. I have to say once again how thankful I am for these releases. It would have been such a shame if these had remained unheard!

FWWM fans also take note, the "Goodnight princess" piano version, one of the last pieces in the film to remain unreleased, is included here. The version in the "Montage" track on the original soundtrack is actually not the version heard in the film,. I believe it was created for the track itself when assembling the soundtrack to work with the flow of the montage. The released TK3 version is the one used in the film.

Laura Palmer’s Theme (Piano):
(Piano A) TK1 (1:06)
Episode 03: After Leland breaks down at the Great Northern, Hawk and Cooper escort him out (mixed with a dark vibrato sound)
Episode 15: Palmer living room, Leland tells Donna & James they can write to Maddy, he sees bob in mirror, takes Maddy’s body in golf bag (second half mixed with Unease Motif/The Woods [not-reversed]) (repeated end)
Episode 15: Leland closes trunk to his car, sees Bob in rearview mirror (mixed with Windom Earle’s Motif)

(Piano A) TK2 (1:07)
Pilot: Doc Hayward and Donna in car, tells her “we’re so thankful to have a daughter like you” (note: this seems to be a slightly different or edited version, but its very close)

(Piano A) TK3 (1:13)
Episode 02: James & Donna talk about their feelings, “I don’t think that what we’re feeling or doing is wrong”
Episode 02: Leland cries over broken & bloody picture of Laura
Episode 07: Jacoby sees Maddy dressed as Laura at the gazebo (mixed with Unease Motif/The Woods [not-reversed])
Episode 11: Leland confesses to killing Jacques
Episode 14: End of scene where Audrey confronts Ben about OEJ, says he loved Laura (mixed with Laura Palmer’s Theme)
Episode 20: At Dead Dog Farm, Jean lectures to Cooper (slow speed and mixed with White Lodge Rumble)
FWWM: A sobbing Leland tells Laura he loves her, “goodnight princess”

(Piano A) TK4 (1:14)
Episode 12: Sternwood releases Leland & says a date for his trial will be set

(Piano B) TK1 (0:56)

(Piano B) TK2 (1:33)

Laura Palmer’s Theme (Piano Bridge) (0:20)
Episode 01: At Donna’s for dinner, Donna & James smile at each other then hold hands across the table

Laura Palmer’s Theme (Solo Piano) (4:13)
Episode 07: Last dissonant chord only(!) is heard after Cooper's line, "We've got a trout on the line, Hawk"
Episode 22: Malcolm threatens Evelyn on stairs (segues from Evelyn’s Mourning)

1 comment:

  1. Would be great to see covers for Piano A, not for all of them but for each of four, with the images of scenes where these tracks are used :)