Sacred Bones to reissue Julee Cruise album The Voice of Love on vinyl for the first time, alongside 12-inch of rare demos

Sacred Bones to reissue Julee Cruise album The Voice of Love on vinyl for the first time, alongside 12-inch of rare demos
Photo: David Lynch (yes, really)

Don’t let yourself be hurt this time…especially because this is the type of news that’s destined to uplift rather than send you into a sad or trashcan-heaving angry spiral.

August 17 will mark the date that the Sacred Bones label reissues Julee Cruise’s sophomore album The Voice of Love, alongside a brand new 12-inch entitled Three Demos, which’ll consist (natch) of three demo versions of songs that eventually went on to be featured on Cruise’s 1989 debut Floating Into the Night. The songs in question are “Floating,” “Falling,” and “The World Spins” — and, should you need a reminder despite TMT going full Twin Peaks for a week around this time last year: Cruise, director David Lynch, and composer Angelo Badalamenti were like three peas in a subtly-creepy pod when it came to Cruise’s first and second albums (“Falling,” of course, became the award-winning opening theme for Twin Peaks).

It’s also worth noting (and press on the subject does as much) that potentially none of this music would’ve happened had Lynch actually succeeded in obtaining the rights, for his 1986 film Blue Velvet, to “Song to the Siren” by This Mortal Coil (originally written by Tim Buckley). The difficulty in obtaining said rights preceded a connection with Cruise, and prior to any Twin Peaks stuff, the trio collaborated on what became the cinematically prominent track, “Mysteries of Love.” “[Sing] like an angel… ,” Lynch reportedly told Cruise in the studio.

This Voice of Love reissue is the first of its kind on vinyl; Pre-order everything here and here; then have a listen to “Floating,” with its distinctly spoken-word intro, floating down below.


Three Demos tracklisting:

01. Floating (Demo)
02. Falling (Demo)
03. The World Spins (Demo)


The Voice of Love tracklisting:

01. This is Our Night
02. The Space For Love
03. Movin in on You
04. Friends for Life
05. Up In Flames
06. Kool Kat Walk
07. Until The End Of the World
08. She Would Die For Love
09. In My Other World
10. Questions in a world of Blue
11. The Voice of Love

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