David Lynch Releases Super Deluxe Collector's Edition of "Crazy Clown Time"
Thu, 26 Jan 2012 10:29:03
Last year, director and cinematic auteur David Lynch unveiled his debut LP Crazy Clown Time, his first, fully-fledged foray into music, to widespread critical acclaim. Recorded over a period of several months at his own studio near Mulholland Drive with engineer Dean Hurley, it was a majestic, yet powerfully idiosyncratic vision of "modern blues" that could only have germinated from the unique mind of Lynch himself, accompanied with lush, dark, off-kilter imagery.
Now, Lynch has teamed up with the legendary Vaughan Oliver to release a Super Deluxe Collector's Edition of Crazy Clown Time, limited to 1000 copies worldwide. It was released on Jan. 23 2012. Housed in a red "leatherette" book with silver spine, this lavish package includes the album on CD, two heavyweight vinyl LPs and a 24 page art and lyrics book, cased in a rigid black Suedelle slipcase. Rich, luxe, awesome.
About the design, in Oliver's own words:
"The design of the Super Deluxe was inspired by the original photograph of the hand with red die that David sent for use on the front cover. Red, black and silvery grey in color it also has a low culture feel about it which I developed in a tactile way with special materials. I was aiming for a sexy, kitsch quality with the black suede slipcase and red foil-blocked type. The book that slides out enhances this concept with a red leatherette finish and silver clothed spine whilst adding an 'art book' touch with the 'tipped in' image of the red die set into a debossed square centered on the book cover. The overall effect exudes, sex, sleaze and 'roulette wheel' ambience. Central to the content is a lavish 12"x12" booklet which allows David's 'forensic' photographs to dominate over a very simple, reserved approach to the lyrics layout."
1. Pinky's Dream
2. Good Day Today
3. So Glad
4. Noah's Ark
5. Football Game
6. I Know
7. Strange and Unproductive Thinking
8. The Night Bell With Lightning
9. Stone's Gone Up
10. Crazy Clown Time
11. These Are My Friends
12. Speed Roadster
13. Movin' On
14. She Rise Up
Will you try and nab one of these special editions? Visit DavidLynch.com for more info.