Julee Cruise – The Voice Of Love

Julee Cruise - The Voice Of LoveYou can’t miss this one, it’s got one of those very weird and nearly-disgusting David Lynch photos on the cover. Julee, for those of you who don’t know, remember or care, did the vocals on most of the Twin Peaks music, and her first album was wonderful. This one leaves a bit to be desired, but shows some promise for the next album. The sound is largely the same as that of her previous album, with music by Angelo Badalamenti and largely pointless lyrics by David Lynch. The best song on the album, curiously, is “In My Other World”, written by Julee herself, which is something I hope she can continue. Badalamenti’s backing is most appropriate for her vocals, but in this case her songwriting makes the piece stand out; the lyrics, though vague, are much more coherent than any of Twin Peaks director/writer Lynch’s aimless wanderings. “Until The End Of The World,” an atypically percussion-heavy song which seems to have no connection to the film of the same name (though Julee is featured on that movie’s soundtrack album), is also a standout. For the most part, the rest of the album suffers rating: 2 out of 4badly because it seems simply to be the entire soundtrack of Twin Peaks – Fire Walk With Me with vocals overdubbed. A disappointment after the first album, and hopefully, should Julee do yet another album, the David Lynch influence can be shaken off some more.

Order this CD

  1. This Is Our Night (4:07)
  2. The Space For Love (3:24)
  3. Movin’ In On You (4:04)
  4. Friends For Life (4:44)
  5. Up In Flames (4:40)
  6. Kool Kat Walk (6:23)
  7. Until the End of the World (5:33)
  8. She Would Die For Love (6:07)
  9. In My Other World (4:47)
  10. Questions in a World of Blue (4:48)
  11. The Voice of Love (3:14)

Released by: Warner Bros.
Release date: 1993
Total running time: 51:51