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6 Degrees Entertainment

Title - 'Naked Lunch: Collector's Edition, Vol. 6'
Artist - Howard Shore

Howe Records is pleased to announce the release of three expanded collector's edition soundtracks celebrating the 35th anniversary, 15-film collaboration between celebrated filmmaker David Cronenberg and Academy Award-winning composer Howard Shore.

Here on NAKED LUNCH: COLLECTOR'S EDITION VOL. 6, Howard Shore again masters the mood with this foray into the seamy underworld of William Burroughs. In this story about a place called Interzone, full of sinister centipedes and slimy "mugwumps," there is nothing better at giving listeners the creepy-crawlies than the depressing styles of what many could instantly identify as "beatnik" jazz.

Indeed, to be even more authentic to the period, he collaborates with Ornette Coleman and also incorporates the Thelonious Monk composition 'Misterioso.' And it's this 'Simpatico/Misterioso' piece that intertwines Coleman runs with Monk's 'Mysterioso' that ensures the listener's inner head is turned once it comes on.

1. Naked Lunch
2. Hauser And O'Brien / Bugpowder - Howard Shore/Ornette Coleman
3. Mugwumps
4. Centipede
5. The Black Meat
6. Simpatico / Misterioso - Howard Shore/Thelonious Monk
7. Fadela's Coven
8. Interzone Suite
9. William Tell
10. Mujahaddin
11. Intersong - Ornette Coleman
12. Dr. Benway
13. Clark Nova Dies
14. Ballad / Joan - Ornette Coleman
15. Cloquet's Parrots / Midnight Sunrise
16. Nothing Is True; Everything Is Permitted
17. Welcome To Annexia
18. Writeman - Howard Shore/Ornette Coleman

This soundtrack's best moments, however, and to my mind, occur when Shore drops the beat pose and just shines darkly. And, funnily enough, those moments can be heard a lot more in the expanded section of this CD where the five additional tracks (with a 16 minute run time) can now be heard.

19. Hauser and O'Brien (complete)
20. Dual Typewriters
21. Simpatico (reprise) 22. Martinelli
23. Intersong (take 2)
24. Bugpowder (take 9)