Danger Mouse/Sparklehorse LP

Danger Mouse/Sparklehorse LP Dark Night of the Soul Gets Release Date

Danger Mouse/Sparklehorse LP <I>Dark Night of the  Soul</i> Gets Release Date

The Dark Night of the Soul album has had a tumultuous history, to say the least. The collaboration between producer Danger Mouse, Sparklehorse frontman Mark Linkous, visionary director David Lynch, and a battalion of special guests (Iggy Pop, Wayne Coyne, James Mercer, Julian Casablancas, more) was originally due out last year as an album/book package. But a dispute between EMI and Danger Mouse caused the label to cancel the album’s release. Instead, the album was intentionally leaked, and the accompanying book came packaged with a blank CD-R. But earlier this year, EMI and Danger Mouse announced that they’d patched things up and that the album would get a release.

Now, we can report that Parlophone/EMI will release Dark Night of the Soul July 12 in the UK and July 13 in the U.S. via Capitol.

Unfortunately, Linkous didn’t live to see Dark Night of the Soul on shelves; he committed suicide in March. His family has issued a statement about the album’s release: “Mark felt that it was an honor to be able to collaborate with so many of the artists on this record. His time and dedication to this project was immense and his hopes for its release are finally being realized. We are glad that people will now be able to hear these songs and know the beautiful gift that Mark shared with all of us through his music.”

Danger Mouse also says, “I told Mark that we’d worked things out with EMI back in January and he was very happy that the album was finally going to be released this year. Mark meant a great deal to a lot of people and I’m grateful to have made music with him and to be a part of his legacy.”

The album will come packaged with a series of original photos from Lynch. It is also being dedicated to Vic Chesnutt, who contributed to the album, and who died last winter.

via Pitchfork

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