David Lynch: Twin Peaks director's movie music highlights

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David Lynch isn't just a heralded filmmaker and coffee connoisseur (tried the David Lynch Signature Cup yet?), he's also a successful recording artists having put out the album Crazy Clown Time in 2011.

He's back with second LP The Big Dream, releasing on July 15, which sees the Blue Velvet director trying his hand at a Bob Dylan cover ('The Ballad of Hollis Brown') and teaming up with Swedish songstress Lykke Li for a sprightly little "doo-wop" number.

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Lynch music aficionados will also be glad to hear that the director's live-streamed Duran Duran concert from 2011 has been turned into a feature film with a view to an eventual cinema and DVD release.

With the sound-vision intersection being such a key component to Lynch's surreal, off-the-wall style, Esquire hits the rewind button on his film and TV back catalogue to pick out some musical highlights from the Twin Peaks mastermind.

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'Love Me' in Wild at Heart

Nicolas Cage delivers a sweaty serenade of the Elvis Presley classic to Laura Dern's Lula's in Lynch's 1990 film. Cage would go on to marry a member of the Presley family, while Dern proved to be a lucky charm for Lynch again in Inland Empire.

'I'm Deranged' in Lost Highway

Bill Pullman tears down Lynch's Lost Highway to the sound of David Bowie's Outside track. It's a song so good they used it twice; during both the opening and closing credits for the film.

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'In Dreams' in Blue Velvet

Dennis Hopper resurrected his career as the gas-inhaling Frank Booth, and the fim's stand-out musical scene came courtesy of drug dealer Ben (Dean Stockwell) lip-synching to Roy Orbison.

'Lenox Avenue Blues' in Eraserhead

Lynch's breakthrough came thanks to this late '70s body horror. Already he was starting to establish his taste for memorably melding sound and image. Fats Waller provided unsettling organ music a little help from Peter Ivers.

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'Falling' in Twin Peaks

Long before Lost sent minds spinning, Lynch was top dog when it came to surreal television. An instrumental version of Julee Cruise's 'Falling' - written by Lynch and Angelo Badalamenti - provided the opener for two seasons of small-screen weirdness.

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'Crying' ('Llorando') in Muholland Dr

Lynch's stunning 2001 masterpiece returned to Roy Orbison, as Rebekah del Rio turned in a show-stopping a cappella rendition of 'Crying'... in Spanish.

'Love Me Tender' in Wild at Heart

Nicolas Cage's Sailor Rilpey leaps across cars to reunite with Laura Dern at the close of this wild romance to sing 'Love Me Tender', a song he earlier promised her he would only sing to his wife.

'This Magic Moment' in Lost Highway

Lou Reed's track accomnpanies a stunning slow-motion sequence where Balthazar Getty's Pete Dayton gets his first glimpse of Patricia Arquette's Alice Wakefield.