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In 2012 UK label Sunday Best issued David Lynch‘s debut album Crazy Clown Time as a limited super deluxe edition. While that set boasted a lavish book, the two LPs and CD repeated the same 14 tracks from the album. There was no bonus material at all.

For last year’s follow-up album, The Big Dream, the same team have now put together another super deluxe edition, but have ended up with something rather different. The flashy and undoubtedly expensive-to-produce book is gone and replaced with a rather more modest seven-inch box set.

What The Big Dream SDE lacks in ostentation, it makes up for in practicality and pure audio content. This time around we get two bonus CDs; the second disc contains some extra tracks and a series of remixes, while a third CD offers up an entirely instrumental version of The Big Dream, and even includes instrumentals of some of the bonus tracks on CD 2.

A heavyweight vinyl seven-inch record is also provided – its two tracks repeating a couple of selections from CD 2. A soft booklet has appropriately abstract and weird imagery with lyrics.

This box set is limited to 500 copies worldwide. A metal keyring has the album cover motif on one side and has ‘your’ number on the reverse.

This super deluxe has a lot going for it and seems to get the balance right between actual audio content and presentation. At £75 it is certainly expensive, but with only 500 available it seems you are paying for the exclusivity and the Lynch ‘brand’ as much as for the music within.

The Big Dream super deluxe edition is out now and can be ordered here.


Track listing:

Disc 1

  • 1.The Big Dream
  • 2. Star Dream Girl
  • 3. Last Call
  • 4. Cold Wind Blowin’
  • 5. The Ballad of Hollis Brown
  • 6. Wishin’ Well
  • 7. Say It
  • 8. We Rolled Together
  • 9. Sun Can’t Be Seen No More
  • 10. I Want You
  • 11. The Line it Curves
  • 12. Are You Sure

Disc 2

  • 1. I’m Waiting Here (David Lynch & Lykke Li)
  • 2. And Light Shines
  • 3. Bad The John Boy
  • 4. Are You Sure (Bastille Remix)
  • 5. Wishin’ Well (Hot Since 82 Remix)
  • 6. The Big Dream (Venetian Snares Remix)
  • 7. We Rolled Together (Yttling Jazz Remix)

Disc 3

  • 1.The Big Dream (Instrumental)
  • 2. Star Dream Girl (Instrumental)
  • 3. Last Call (Instrumental)
  • 4. Cold Wind Blowin’ (Instrumental)
  • 5. The Ballad of Hollis Brown (Instrumental)
  • 6. Wishin’ Well (Instrumental)
  • 7. Say It (Instrumental)
  • 8. We Rolled Together (Instrumental)
  • 9. Sun Can’t Be Seen No More (Instrumental)
  • 10. I Want You (Instrumental)
  • 11. The Line it Curves (Instrumental)
  • 12. Are You Sure (Instrumental)
  • 13. I’m Waiting Here (Instrumental)
  • 14. And Light Shines (Instrumental)
  • 15. Bad The John Boy (Instrumental)

Bonus 7” Heavy Vinyl

  • AA. Bad The John Boy
  • A. Are You Sure (Bastille Remix)
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Jut2k

It may not be as deliciously weird as “Crazy Clown Time (and certainly not for everyone), but “The Big Dream” is still a great listen. One of the extra tracks here, “The Big Dream (Venetian Snares Remix)”, is quite brilliant.

Ken

Agree, Bert. Shame, as he’s one of my favorite filmmakers, and you always want your favorites to bat 1.000. I’m much more excited about the upcoming Twin Peaks blu-ray.

Ranasakawa

I’ve never heard of David Lynch. I’ll check out youtube before I make a judgement.

Bert

Unfortunately it is an utterly rubbish album, often bordering on self parody.