Twin Peaks Archive Expands With The Mill Deal Bundle

Three previously unreleased songs from the Twin Peaks soundtrack  have been made available for $0.99  at davidlynch.com:

  • The Mill Deal
  • Josie and Jonathan
  • The Mill Fire

THE MILL DEAL

Certainly one of the premiere iconic images to the show’s visual legacy, the Packard Sawmill also embodied the most complex story line amidst the entire Twin Peaks saga. Its plot involved a small multitude of players and can be thought of as the foundation to the more ‘soap opera-ish’ flavors of the show. In reality, the lumber mill that was featured as the Packard Mill in the series was demolished and downsized only a few months after the show’s pilot was filmed. The old mill would remain in tact, however, as images of the original building and its working hardware would be replayed week after week during the show’s opening title sequence. In a way, this is very analogous to the life of Twin Peaks itself. Although ‘dismantled’ from a broadcast perspective, the show has continued to live on in a kind of suspended montage, romantically existing always as it once was…

Included within this bundle are ‘The Mill Deal’ as well as ‘Josie and Jonathan’ (a half-speed version ‘The Mill Deal’ utilized in the second season). Additionally included is ‘The Mill Fire,’ which is one of the rare action-oriented tracks of the series that actually resembles some of the more typical television music of the period. It offers a good comparative reminder of just how different from its contemporaries a majority of the music for Twin Peaks was.

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The Packard Mill today
Photo of the Packard Mill filming location in Snoqualmie, August 2010.

Pieter Dom

Written by Pieter Dom

Founder and curator of Welcome to Twin Peaks since 2011. Bobsessed since March 1991.

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