David Lynch, Danger Mouse, Sparklehorse versus EMI

So I stumbled across this music and situation earlier this week.

Dark Night Of The Soul is an album with songs written by Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse, it also contains several notable collaborators and singers throughout, including the film director David Lynch,  The Flaming Lips, Vic Chesnutt, Frank Black of The Pixies and many others who combine to present a haunting, poignant and beautiful body of work.


The really sad part is it seems as of today that the album may never be officially released at all.

According to the official Dark Night Of The Soul Web site “due to an ongoing dispute with EMI” the book of photographs will “now come with a blank, recordable CD-R. All copies will be clearly labeled: ‘For legal reasons, enclosed CD-R contains no music. Use it as you will.'”

Hope the suits at EMI, who have had legal issues with Danger Mouse before around his use of The Beatles White Album, can work it out, and this compelling album will get the commercial release it deserves.  Heaven knows with all the garbage that does get released, be a terrible shame if the matter cannot be resolved.

In the meantime, you can hear the individual tracks below.

Dark Night Of The Soul (David Lynch)

Revenge (Flaming Lips)

Just War (Gruff Rhys of The Super Furry Animals)

Jaykub (Jason Lytle)

Little Girl (Julian Casablancas of The Strokes)

Angel’s Harp (Frank Black of The Pixies)

Pain (Iggy Pop)

Star Eyes (I Can’t Catch It) (David Lynch)

Everytime I’m With You (Jason Lytle)

Insane Lullaby (James Mercer of The Shins)

Daddy’s Gone (Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse and Nina Persson of The Cardigans)

The Man Who Played God (Suzanne Vega)

Grim Augury (Vic Chesnutt)


~ by john on May 16, 2009.

2 Responses to “David Lynch, Danger Mouse, Sparklehorse versus EMI”

  1. Nice fight back against “the man.” 🙂

  2. thx Pamela, def got to try and stop the lawyers taking over!

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