Lost Highway

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Lost Highway
Soundtrack by
ReleasedFebruary 18, 1997
LabelNothing, Interscope
ProducerTrent Reznor

Lost Highway is the soundtrack album for the 1997 David Lynch film of the same name. It was produced by Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails), and includes The Smashing Pumpkins song, "Eye", though this song specifically was not produced by Reznor. The album reached No. 7 on the Billboard 200 and reached gold status in the United States.

Songwriter Billy Corgan originally submitted "Tear" as a contribution to the soundtrack, but Lynch, who later would call Corgan a "magical musician",[1] rejected it. Corgan quickly finished off "Eye" and Lynch loved it, using it in a nightclub scene in the film.[2]

Tracks of interest[edit | edit source]

Main release
6."Eye"Billy CorganThe Smashing Pumpkins4:51

Release history[edit | edit source]

Released Label Catalog ID Format Country External sites
1996 Nothing • Interscope INTD-90090 CD US Discogs MusicBrainz [1]

More releases: DiscogsMusicBrainz

Certifications[edit | edit source]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[3] Platinum 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[4] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Turner, Gustavo. ""Billy Corgan is a Magical Musician" Declares David Lynch Archived 2009-11-08 at the w:Wayback Machine". LA Weekly Blogs. 2009-11-04.
  2. Justin Coloma (director), Amy Kettenburg (producer/interviewer) (2009-11-04). DLF.TV Visits Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins (FLV). David Lynch Foundation.
  3. "Canadian album certifications – Various Artists – Lost Highway". Music Canada. 1997-09-22. Retrieved December 14, 2022.
  4. "American album certifications – Soundtrack – Lost Highway". RIAA. 1997-05-06. Retrieved December 14, 2022. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.