JOHN CARPENTER - Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998 (Vinyl) (LP)


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Date of release: Oct 20 2017

JOHN CARPENTER - Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998 (Vinyl) (LP)

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.
Anthology is a near-comprehensive survey of John Carpenter's greatest themes,
from his very first movie, the no-budget sci-fi film Dark Star, to 1998's supernatural
Western, Vampires. Those sit alongside the driving, Led Zeppelin-influenced
Assault on Precinct 13 theme, Halloween's iconic 5/4 piano riff, and the eerie synth
work of The Fog. Carpenter and his band also cover Ennio Morricone's bleak,
minimalist theme for The Thing.
We also get vital new recordings of the themes to '80s classics and fan favorites
Big Trouble in Little China, Escape From New York, Christine, and They Live, along
with the romantic Starman, which earned Jeff Bridges his first Oscar nomination
as a lead actor. The collection is rounded out by the menacing, heavy themes to
Prince of Darkness and In the Mouth of Madness, the latter a Metallica-inspired riff
originally played for the film by Kinks guitarist Dave Davies, and now played by
his son Daniel.
In the weeks following Anthology's October 20 release, Carpenter will return
to the road, playing both classic movie themes and material from his two Lost
Themes albums. The performances will once again affirm the power of the Horror
Master's brilliant work as a composer and musician, and undoubtedly send
audiences rushing home to their DVD libraries to dive yet again into the most
rewarding filmography in genre cinema.

1.In The Mouth Of Madness (5:17)
2.Assault On Precinct 13 (2:56)
3.The Fog (3:04)
4.Prince Of Darkness (3:13)
5.Santiago (Vampires) (2:43)
6.Escape From New York (3:32)
7.Halloween (2:58)
8.Porkchop Express (Big Trouble In Little China) (3:51)
9.They Live (3:07)
10.The Thing (3:38)
11.Starman (2:35)
12.Dark Star (1:27)
13.Christine (4:16)


JOHN CARPENTER - Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998 (Vinyl) (LP)
Cat No: SBR177LP
Barcode: 0616892521747
Packaging: LP Regular

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