I’m not wasting any time recapping the cinematic and musical legacy of genre icon John Carpenter, because if you’re reading this, you already know about that. I’m gonna skip straight to the awesome news recently posted by the man himself.
Since Carpenter launched essentially his second career as a rock star a couple of years ago, recording and touring for his two LOST THEMES albums, which included collaborations with numerous artists and producers (who were themselves long-time fans of his work) and dozens of remixes, we’ve previously noted additional singles released by the multi-talented artist and his colleagues (all via Sacred Bones Records), which contain completely new recordings of his classic film scores like HALLOWEEN, ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK and ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13.
Well, it seems John’s had a master plan all along: he’s not only releasing an entire album of these revisited movie themes entitled ANTHOLOGY… but just like LOST THEMES, he’s planning on taking these newly-spun tunes and more on the road for a massive live tour.
ANTHOLOGY: MOVIE THEMES 1974-1998 contains 13 re-recorded tracks from Carpenter’s films, spanning his cinematic career from 1974’s DARK STAR to 1998’s VAMPIRES. As with LOST THEMES, John collaborated with his son Cody Carpenter and godson Daniel Davies (son of Kinks’ Ray Davies) on these new versions.
Here’s the complete tracklist:
- “In the Mouth of Madness”
- “Assault on Precinct 13”
- “The Fog”
- “Prince of Darkness”
- “Santiago (Vampires)”
- “Escape From New York”
- “Porkchop Express (Big Trouble in Little China)”
- “They Live”
- “The Thing”
- “Dark Star”
ANTHOLOGY is set to drop on October 20 from Sacred Bones Records. You can preorder your copy at their official store.
Now for those tour dates… here’s the most current list (may be subject to change):
October 29: Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Casino
October 31: Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
November 2: Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove
November 4: San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
November 5: Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
November 7: Maplewood, MN @ Myth Live
November 9: Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
November 10: Detroit, MI @ El Club
November 12: Toronto, ON @ The Danforth Music Hall
November 13: Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
November 15: Boston, MA @ Royale
November 16: New York, NY @ Terminal 5
November 18: Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
November 19: Syracuse, NY @ The Palace Theatre
Oh, but I’m not finished yet… here’s a new single to tide you over: Carpenter and crew’s new take on his theme to IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS!