May 12, 2012

New Archive Release: Packards' Vibration


The Packards' theme, or "Packards' Vibration", debuted with the intro of Andrew Packard at the end of episode 18 and became the Packards' dominant theme for the rest of the series. The version released on the second soundtrack was one of several tracks "spruced up" for the release. It featured a sped-up "Freshly Squeezed (Solo Vibraphone) at the beginning of the track, and also is slightly sped up and altered.

The original version has now been released from the TP Archive.

Packards’ Vibration (2:23)
Episode 18: Catherine tells Josie that she is now her maid, threatens her, Andrew revealed to be alive
Episode 19: Catherine & Pete dine, tells Josie to put on her little maid’s cap
Episode 20: Truman is dismayed to find Josie working as Catherine’s maid, wants to take care of her (half-speed)
Episode 22: Truman & Cooper meet with Josie, she holds Truman’s hand under the table
Episode 22: Cooper lifts fiber from Josie’s coat, Eckhardt calls Josie, Catherine listens
Episode 22: Josie answers the door for Eckhardt
Episode 22: Catherine talks to Eckhardt about giving Josie to him, Josie serves pig head
Episode 23: Josie enters, sees Andrew and collapses, Andrew laughs
Episode 23: After Hawk kicks Hank’s crutch out from under him, Truman yells to get him out of there, Cooper tells Albert he will try to get Josie to confess
Episode 23: Josie tells Catherine she feels like she is going insane, Catherine leaves her a gun
Episode 23: End of the Andrew and Josie toast scene
Episode 23: Truman leaves Catherine’s to find Josie, Andrew reveals himself as alive to Eckhardt, points the finger at Josie
Episode 26: Pete drops, then opens the outermost box of the puzzle box
Episode 27: After opening the puzzle box, Andrew smashes the smaller plastic box with a rolling pin to reveal a small metal box
Episode 28: After shooting open the metal box Andrew, Pete & Catherine pull a key from it, place it in the cake-saver
Episode 28: Truman finds the bug in the bonsai (Owl Cave plays, but the ending of Packards' Vibration is used at the end)

Also included with this release is the short track "The Mill Dirge", a variation on "The Mill Deal". The write-up included with the release states that the track was unheard, but it was in fact used at the end of episode 16:

The Mill Dirge (0:31)
Episode 16: End of episode- The owl flies towards the screen (segues from The Culmination)


  1. Info:

    Your Infosite about Twin Peaks Archive ( is not correct:

    167 Evelyn's Mourning (Mix) (1:47)
    167 Evelyn's Mourning (1:21)

    Double Numbers! In fact there are actually 178 tracks in the Archive! (

    But fantastic Work as always Ross! :-)

    Thank you very much!


  2. To advertise flac tags, and to show just how much fun I'm having with Ross' fabulous covers and invaluable guide I'm posting these two snaps of my Foobar in action:

    Thanks again!

  3. I can't open the cover for the Mill Dirge. Is there one?

  4. hey ross, any insight re when the next release will occur?

    1. Mike, there should be a new release this week. And there may possibly only be a couple of more releases. Here's what was posted over on the Dugpa boards:

      -There will be a release next week (May 31). Substantial bundles are being prepared to close out the Series.

      -Dean has spent countless hours searching for the 'The Swan (Instrumental)', 'Windom Earles Theme (Strings)' and 'Leland's Dance' and it looks like they may be lost for good.

      -Also there are no plans to release the sound FX.

    2. Thanks, Ross. Disappointing re the missing tracks, but I guess more has been uncovered than you would've originally guessed, right?

    3. Yeah- finding out there are missing tracks is disappointing. I was especially interested "Windom Earle's Theme (Strings)" which only popped up in an episode recap. It sounded very cool.