The music of the American television series Twin Peaks, and its 1992 prequel film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, was composed by Angelo Badalamenti. Twin Peaks' co-creator David Lynch penned lyrics for five songs used throughout the series—including "Falling", "The Nightingale", "Into the Night", "Just You" and "Sycamore Trees"—and three songs featured in Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, including "A Real Indication", "Questions in a World of Blue" and "The Black Dog Runs at Night." Julee Cruise, who made cameo appearances in both the series and film, provided vocals for four of Lynch's and Badalamenti's collaborations, and jazz vocalist Jimmy Scott performed on "Sycamore Trees." Three of the series actors, James Marshall, Lara Flynn Boyle and Sheryl Lee, provided vocals for "Just You."
Badalamenti's compositions have been released on three soundtrack albums: Soundtrack from Twin Peaks (1990), Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) and Twin Peaks Music: Season Two Music and More (2007). Starting in March 2011, David Lynch began distributing The Twin Peaks Archive, a collection of previously unreleased and unused songs on his official web site for digital download. In total, 215 songs were made available for download.
All the songs from the album were written by Angelo Badalamenti, who received the 1990 Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance for "Twin Peaks Theme". Most of the songs are instrumental pieces, but three songs that contain lyrics were written by David Lynch. These three songs are available on the singer Julee Cruise's album Floating into the Night. Cruise's album also contains songs that were used in the series, but are not included in any soundtrack release.
Some seventeen years after the release of the first volume of music from the television series, a second volume was issued in October 2007 to coincide with the release of the Gold Box Edition DVD release of the TV series.
On March 10, 2011, davidlynch.com relaunched as a site dedicated to the music of David Lynch and his collaborators. One of the features of the site was The Twin Peaks Archive, described as an "open album" with previously unreleased tracks from Twin Peaks and Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me being released on a regular basis. Many of the tracks streamed for free on the site, set to photo slide shows featuring images from the series and movie. They were also available for purchase as MP3s or Apple Lossless files. Related tracks were often sold together as bundles. The Archive concluded in July 2012.
"Deer Meadow Shuffle"
"Deer Meadow Shuffle (Film Version)"
"Just You (Instrumental Baritone Guitar)" (*)
"Twin Peaks (Alternate Version)"
"Annie And Cooper"
"Freshly Squeezed (Bass Clarinet)"
"Twin Peaks (Harp & Guitar)"
"Twin Peaks (Nostalgia Version)"
"Twin Peaks (Solo Rhodes)"
"Mysterioso #1 (Film Version)"
"Mysterioso #2" (*)
"Mysterioso #2 (Film Version)"
"Love Theme (Alternate Version)"
"Love Theme (Solo Rhodes)"
"James Hurley (Americana)" (*)
"Dance Of The Dream Man (Vibraphone)" (*)
"Picking on Country"
"I'm Hurt Bad (Industrial Symphony No. 1 Version)"