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David Lynch Releases Star-Studded Charity Album

Written by Barnaby Smith on July 14, 2011

The fabled and decorated film director David Lynch has recently been dipping a toe into the world of music, what with his own album of electronica, to go alongside his famously awesome use of music in his films. His latest venture is a charity album that has brought together some very large names from the music world.

Spinner reports on the release of the album, entitled Download for Good: Music That Changes the World. The collection, overseen by Lynch himself, features the likes of Peter Gabriel, Tom Waits, Maroon 5, Andy Summers of The Police, Dave Stewart, Iggy Pop, Alanis Morrissette, Moby, Nancy Sinatra, Jakob Dylan and Daryl Hannah. The album is designed to spread the word of transcendental meditation, to which David Lynch and the David Lynch Foundation Music are strict adherents. Lynch first discovered the practice during the filming of his 1977 film Eraserhead, and he has continued with it ever since.

The 33-track album is available for download through iTunes. In a press release Lynch said, “The artists who have shared their music are spreading happiness… When you download these songs, you’ll get to enjoy great music and also know that you are bringing happiness to someone, somewhere in the world. Great artists, great mood, great music, great good is going to come. I encourage you to download for good.”

In honour of this special release, we can offer you easily the worst ever song about meditation ever recorded, the Beach Boys‘  TM Song from their grim 1976 album 15 Big Ones.


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