John Carpenter Revisits His Greatest Works with 'Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998'
The album will feature rerecorded versions of themes from 'The Thing,' 'Halloween,' 'Escape from New York' and more
Published Aug 22, 2017Having explored plenty of Lost Themes over his last few releases, John Carpenter has now turned his attention to rerecording some of his greatest hits for a new release.
Titled Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998, the album will arrive October 20 through Sacred Bones. The collection brings together 13 classic themes from Carpenter's career rerecorded with his son Cody Carpenter and godson Daniel Davies. The two had worked with the elder Carpenter on both Lost Themes and Lost Themes II.
Among the many works included on the new collection are reworks of themes from such Carpenter classics as The Thing, Assault on Precinct 13, Halloween, Escape from New York, Dark Star, They Live, Christine and more.
Ahead of Anthology's arrival, Carpenter has shared the rerecording of the theme from 1994 horror film In the Mouth of Madness.
"I worked on the soundtrack for In the Mouth of Madness with Jim Lang," the composer said in a statement. "We never came up with a great main title theme. ... I came up with a heavy metal theme inspired by Metallica's 'Enter Sandman.' My friend Dave Davies played lead guitar, and now, over 20 years later, his son Daniel is playing the lead. [It's] one of my favourite themes."
Carpenter has also announced a tour in support of the record, which includes two dates in Canada. He'll play Toronto's Danforth Music Hall on November 12 before playing Montreal's Metropolis on November 13.
Read through the tracklist to find Carpenter's tour dates and "In the Mouth of Madness" below. You can also pre-order the album as a variety of variants over here.
Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998:
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
10/29 Las Vegas, NV - The Joint at Hard Rock Casino
10/31 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium
11/02 Anaheim, CA - City National Grove
11/04 San Francisco, CA - The Warfield
11/05 Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst
11/07 Maplewood, MN - Myth Live
11/09 Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom
11/10 Detroit, MI - El Club
11/12 Toronto, ON - The Danforth Music Hall
11/13 Montreal, QC - Metropolis
11/15 Boston, MA - Royale
11/16 New York, NY - Terminal 5
11/18 Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero
11/19 Syracuse, NY - The Palace Theatre