Sacred Bones Records has announced the upcoming release of a new John Carpenter album called John Carpenter Anthology (Movie Themes – 1974 – 1998)! The album is set to release on October 20, 2017 in both Vinyl and CD editions. Two tricked out, limited editions of the John Carpenter Anthology were also available briefly. They were hand signed, numbered editions of 500, but they quickly sold out. Bummer. To eBay, you go!
From The Sacred Bones Records pre-order page:
John Carpenter is a legend. As the director and composer behind dozens of classic movies, Carpenter has established a reputation as one of the greatest filmmakers in the history of modern cinema, as well as one of its most influential musicians. The minimal, synthesizer-driven themes to films like Halloween, Escape From New York, and Assault on Precinct 13 are as indelible as their images, and their timelessness was evident as Carpenter performed them live in a string of internationally sold-out concert dates in 2016.
Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998 collects 13 classic themes from Carpenter’s illustrious career together on one volume for the first time. Each theme has been newly recorded with the same collaborators that Carpenter worked with on his hit Lost Themes studio albums: his son, Cody Carpenter, and godson, Daniel Davies.
The John Carpenter Anthology spans a big chunk of the horror master’s career, from 1974’s Dark Star to 1998’s Vampires. Check out the track listing below!
1. In the Mouth of Madness
2. Assault on Precinct 13
3. The Fog
4. Prince of Darkness
5. Santiago (Vampires)
6. Escape from New York
8. Porkchop Express (Big Trouble in Little China)
9. They Live
10. The Thing
12. Dark Star
More good news: Carpenter is touring to support the album! Check out the tour dates below…
Sacred Bones Records also has the full list of dates. Keep your eyes open for additional tour stops. According to Ticketmaster, the pre-sale for the John Carpenter Anthology tour starts on August 24, 2017 for some venues. If you missed him the last time around, you won’t want to miss him again!
Are you ready for the new John Carpenter album and tour? Let us know in the comments!