Anthology: Movie Themes 1974–1998

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Anthology: Movie Themes 1974–1998
John Carpenter - Anthology (Movie Themes 1974-1998).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 20, 2017 (2017-10-20)
Genre
Length42:26
LabelSacred Bones
John Carpenter chronology
Classic Themes Redux EP
(2016)
Anthology: Movie Themes 1974–1998
(2017)
Halloween (2018)
(2018)

Anthology: Movie Themes 1974–1998 is the third studio album by American film director and composer John Carpenter, released on October 20, 2017, through Sacred Bones Records.[1] The album features re-recordings of Carpenter's best known film score themes,[2] and was created in collaboration with Carpenter's son Cody Carpenter and his godson Daniel Davies.[1] To coincide with the album's release, a remix of "Halloween" by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross was also released.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
Consequence of SoundB+[4]
Dread Central5/5 stars[5]
Exclaim!8/10[6]
The Independent4/5 stars[7]
Mojo4/5 stars[8]
Pitchfork8.0/10[9]

Upon its release, Anthology: Movie Themes 1974–1998 received positive reviews from music critics.[10]

Track listing[edit]

All music is composed by John Carpenter, except as noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."In the Mouth of Madness" 5:17
2."Assault on Precinct 13" 2:55
3."The Fog" 3:03
4."Prince of Darkness" 3:12
5."Santiago (Vampires)" 2:42
6."Escape from New York" 3:32
7."Halloween" 2:57
8."Porkchop Express (Big Trouble in Little China)" 3:50
9."They Live" 3:06
10."The Thing"Ennio Morricone3:37
11."Starman"Jack Nitzsche2:34
12."Dark Star" 1:26
13."Christine" 4:15
Total length:42:26

Included with the deluxe limited edition vinyl releases was a 7" single that had two tracks that were left off of the album.[1][11]

Deluxe limited edition vinyl bonus tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
14."March of the Children (Village of the Damned)"Carpenter, Dave Davies 
15."Body Bags"  

Personnel[edit]

  • John Carpenter – composition, performance, recording
  • Cody Carpenter – performance, recording
  • Daniel Davies – performance, recording

Additional personnel

  • John Spiker – recording and bass on "In the Mouth of Madness"
  • John Konesky – guitar on "In the Mouth of Madness"
  • Scott Seiver – drums on "In the Mouth of Madness"
  • Ben Lee – harmonica on "They Live"
  • Jay Shaw – layout and design

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Scottish Albums (OCC)[12] 37
UK Albums (OCC)[13] 89

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Grow, Kory (August 22, 2017). "Filmmaker John Carpenter to Revisit Greatest Hits on New Album". Rolling Stone. Retrieved August 24, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Simpson, Paul. "John Carpenter – Anthology: Movie Themes 1974–1998". AllMusic. Retrieved October 21, 2017.
  3. ^ Kreps, Daniel (October 13, 2017). "Hear Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross' Chilling Take on 'Halloween' Theme". Rolling Stone. Retrieved October 26, 2017.
  4. ^ Roffman, Michael (October 16, 2017). "John Carpenter – Anthology: Movie Themes 1974–1998". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved October 21, 2017.
  5. ^ Bronstein, David (October 18, 2017). "John Carpenter's Anthology Movie Themes: 1974–1998 (Album)". Dread Central. Retrieved October 23, 2017.
  6. ^ Bauer, Matt (October 31, 2017). "John Carpenter: Anthology: Movie Themes 1974–1998". Exclaim!. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  7. ^ Gill, Andy (October 19, 2017). "Album reviews: Niall Horan – Flicker, Pink – Beautiful Trauma, Destroyer – Ken". The Independent. Retrieved October 21, 2017.
  8. ^ Mojo November 2017, p.112
  9. ^ Marsh, Calum (October 23, 2017). "John Carpenter: Anthology: Movie Themes 1974–1998". Pitchfork. Retrieved October 23, 2017.
  10. ^ "Anthology: Movie Themes 1974–1998 – John Carpenter". Metacritic. Retrieved October 21, 2017.
  11. ^ "John Carpenter Anthology: Movie Themes 1974–1998". Sacred Bones Records. Archived from the original on October 11, 2017. Retrieved August 24, 2017.
  12. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 28, 2017.
  13. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 28, 2017.

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