The latest addition to the Twin Peaks Archive over at davidlynch.com is the solo sax version of the “Dance of the Dream Man”. Seriously, If I ever die, I want a saxophonist to play this at my funeral.
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DANCE OF THE DREAM MAN (SOLO SAX)
Another highly signature sonic stamp of the series comes in the form of this solo saxophone version of ‘Dance of the Dream Man’ (previously included in-part amidst the montaged ‘Bookhouse Boys’ track from the original soundtrack). The artfully-long plate reverb effect on this distinctive version manages to transform Al Regni’s sax into a symphonic ensemble of harmonic overtones and lush chordal accompaniment. The sonic treatment additionally has the effect of embedding a ripe sense of place or location into the recording. Even when divorced from the images of the television show, this recording seems to carry with it a detailed description of the abstract environment it represents. Coupled with the strong sense of melody and musical technique, we are presented with one of the more mood-rich pieces of the series to be executed on a solo instrument.
These two previously unseen stills appear in the background slideshow for this track.