OriginalMotionPictureSoundTrack


1. Jitterbug (Angelo Badalamenti)
    Opening sequence with dancing couples

2. Mulholland Drive (Angelo Badalamenti)
   
Rita's and later Diane's limo ride up Mulholland Dr.

3. Rita Walks/Sunset Blvd/Aunt Ruth (A. Badalamenti)
    Rita's walk down to Aunt Ruth's apartment

4. Diner (Angelo Badalamenti & David Lynch)
   
Dan and Herb at Winkie's

5.  Mr. Roque/Betty's Theme (Angelo Badalamenti)
   
Phone call chain and Betty's arrival at LAX

6. The Beast (Milt Buchner)
    Adam catching his wife in bed with the poolman

7. Bring It On Home (Sonny Boy Williamson)
    Kenny (big man) beating up Gene and Lorraine

8. I've Told Every Little Star (Linda Scott)
    2nd stage performance (Blonde) at Adam's audition

9. Dwarfland/Love Theme (Badalamenti & Lynch)
    Betty & Rita at Sierra Bonita, discovering of the corpse

10. Silencio (Angelo Badalamenti)
      Soundtrack during the magician's speech

11. Llorando (Rebekah Del Rio)
     
Woman singing at Club Silencio

12. Pretty 50s (David Lynch & John Neff)
      Convertible scene with Camilla and Adam kissing

13. Go Get Some (David Lynch & John Neff)
      Diane and Camilla nude on couch

14. Diane and Camilla (Angelo Badalamenti)
 
       Not featured in the movie

15. Dinner Party Pool Music (Angelo Badalamenti)
      Diane & Camilla arriving to Adam's party (poolside)

16. Mountains Falling (David Lynch & John Neff)
      Diane watching Camilla and blond girl kissing (party)

17. Mulholland Dr./Love Theme (Angelo Badalamenti)

       Betty & Rita making out

       Camilla leading Diane up the secret path

       Closing image of Betty & Rita superimposed on city

*Sixteen Reasons by Connie Stevens is featured in the film,
  but was not included on the soundtrack due to rights issues.


Mountains Falling

The song that is played when Adam, perhaps, announces his engagement or wedding to Camilla, is co-written by David Lynch. It is contained on the CD called Blue Bob, is called "Mountains Falling" and is played in Mulholland Drive at the same time when Diane is humiliated, falling into her personal abyss, from the party at the top of the mountain down to the diner in the city, where she may be buying a hit man to kill Camilla. - (ID-ea)


John Neff (Sound designer) on the recording process

"Well, we recorded in Prague, with the symphony there. David and Angelo had been there two other times, Blue Velvet and Lost Highway. So some of it is orchestral, and some of it isn’t. The opening track is a "jitterbug" kind of theme. We had a band, and members of the orchestra that played other instruments the last day of the session, and they set up, and we sort of coached them through that. The main title theme from the TV show was done by Angelo on the synthesizer, and then in Prague, we recorded the strings to go underneath it. They didn’t replace the synth, because David loved the feeling and timing of how Angelo played, but it's augmented with the orchestra. 
Some of the incidental music is recorded by the orchestra, and then once we get it on the mix stage, Dave likes to sometimes slow thing down, add a lot of reverb. He uses reverb like an instrument. Lots of long reverbs that then produce notes that we blend in, and things like that, so he really paints with a broad brush reverb wise. Mr. Roque's theme was cut back in December of 1998 before David started mixing The Straight Story. There's other artists music in the film, not like Lost Highway, that really modern heavy metal stuff… except for mine and David's music of course (Blue Bob), but he has some 50's stuff in there as well. 
We actually ran into a snafu with this movie, one of the songs in the film ("Sixteen Reasons") is not on the soundtrack album because the licensing fees and the other requirements were so far and beyond what the other artists were getting, that the record company said "No, we’re not going to do it."

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John Neff on The "Jitterbug" recording

"The Jitterbug contest music was the last thing we recorded in Prague during the scoring sessions for Mulholland Drive, in December of 2000. I had made a beatmap of the music piece David had cut the scene to, because either the rights to use that piece were too expensive or it was not available at all. So the musicians had to 'jam' to an existing beat track, and one of them made a comment just as the track started. It is embedded, and David kind of liked it. The language is Czech. Interestingly, the horns were overdubbed and David did not like them at their proper pitch, so I lowered them one octave. That's why they sound so haunting. David and I sort of composed the part back in Hollywood from various parts that were not recorded at the same time, which is why we put an "Arranged By" credit on the track."

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Related: 
Interview with Angelo Badalamenti (composer)
Interview with John Neff
(MD sound designer)
MD Soundtrack downloads at www.singingfish.com
MD Soundtrack available at www.amazon.com

Threads:
The importance of the soundtrack - (Winston Smith)

The Soundtrack stirs up emotions - (deepmovie)

'Pretty 50's' and 'He's Large' - (Gus Mahler)

Starting to get hooked on Badalamenti's music - (VIDEODROME13)