Last month John Carpenter announced Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998; a collection of his classic movie themes, set for release on October 20th via Sacred Bones. Today, he has shared a second glimpse from the release; along with a new video he has created to accompany “Christine”.
Carpenter describes the track as: “Electronica for a killer car”. He continues: “Most of the sound track for Christine was 1950s rock ’n roll (with a main title appearance of George Thorogood and the Destroyers’ “Bad to the Bone”). I filled in where necessary.”
The new John Carpenter-directed clip to accompany the track succinctly re-imagines his classic 1983 film, based on the Stephen King novel of the same name.
Watch below the video for “Christine”.
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: Movie Themes 1974-1998 track list:
1. In the Mouth of Madness (stream)
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
13. Christine (official video)
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, full dates below.
John Carpenter North American live dates:
Oct 29: Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Casino
Oct 31: Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
Nov 2: Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove
Nov 4: San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
Nov 5: Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
Nov 7: Maplewood, MN @ Myth Live
Nov 9: Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
Nov 10: Detroit, MI @ El Club
Nov 12: Toronto, ON @ The Danforth Music Hall
Nov 13: Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
Nov 15: Boston, MA @ Royale
Nov 16: New York, NY @ Terminal 5
Nov 18: Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
Nov 19: Syracuse, NY @ The Palace Theatre