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July 29, 2007 6:21 PM   Subscribe

What is this song from the movie "Lost Highway".

During the part later on in the film when Patricia Arquette and Balthazar Getty have sex in the desert in front of the car headlights, a song plays that is not on the actual Lost Highway soundtrack (which I have). It's a long, dreamy sequence. What is the song?
posted by BE ADEQUITE to Media & Arts (6 answers total)
Best answer: Is it this song? "Song to the Siren" by This Mortal Coil.
posted by iconomy at 6:30 PM on July 29, 2007

I believe it is by This Mortal Coil - the track is called "Song to the Siren".
posted by bitterkitten at 6:32 PM on July 29, 2007

Response by poster: I knew someone would probably answer immediately. Thanks a million!
posted by BE ADEQUITE at 6:33 PM on July 29, 2007

If you like that one, there are three excellent TMC CDs. This Mortal Coil is a project of Ivo who is the label boss for 4AD. For a few years he would gather a crew of 4AD artists and hangers on and produce a record of dreamy ambiance and spacy covers. SttS is on It'll End in Tears, if memory serves. My personal favorite is Blood, which I would highly recommend if Song to the Siren strikes a chord with you.
posted by spartacusroosevelt at 7:03 PM on July 29, 2007 [1 favorite]

And the voice is Elisabeth Frasier (Cocteau Twins), I believe.
posted by grabbingsand at 8:58 PM on July 29, 2007

Lovely tune, but I don't think TMC ever matched it again. If you like it, you may love Tim Buckley, who did the original version that's every bit as good (and probably better) than the TMC version - even performing it on "The Monkees." Check that out too.
posted by Dee Xtrovert at 12:35 AM on July 30, 2007

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