Just ran across this piece on NPR’s website reporting that the heavily anticipated Danger Mouse/Sparklehorse produced Dark Night Of The Soul compilation may not see an official release due to entanglements with EMI. Not the first time Danger Mouse has had to deal with the label (see the 2004 Grey Album situation).
Dark Night of the Soul is poised to be one of the year’s most memorable records. But don’t rush out to buy it any time soon. Danger Mouse says he can’t release the album because of an unspecified dispute with EMI Records. EMI’s representatives have acknowledged the dispute, but offered no specifics. They’ve released a statement saying “Danger Mouse is a brilliant, talented artist for whom we have enormous respect. We continue to make every effort to resolve this situation and we are talking to Brian Burton (Danger Mouse) directly. Meanwhile, we need to reserve our rights.” Danger Mouse says he plans to release the book of David Lynch photos, with a blank, recordable CD. The disc will be labeled, “For legal reasons, enclosed CD contains no music. Use it as you will.” (via)
The comp is to be comprised of a limited edition (5000 copies), hand-numbered 100-plus page book of photos by David Lynch, said to be “a visual narrative for the music.” Artists involved in the collaboration include: The Flaming Lips, Gruff Rhys, Jason Lytle, Julian Casablancas, Black Francis, Iggy Pop, James Mercer, Mark Linkous, Nina Persson, David Lynch, Suzanne Vega and Vic Chesnutt.
Elsewhere: Stream the album in its entirety via NPR’s website HERE….
MP3: Revenge (Featuring Wayne Coyne)