Trent Reznor And Atticus Ross Create New Interpretation Of “Halloween” Theme

Halloween by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

John Car­pen­ter is set to release Anthol­o­gy: Movie Themes 1974–1998, a col­lec­tion of 13 of Carpenter’s clas­sic movie themes new­ly record­ed with the col­lab­o­ra­tors that worked on his Lost Themes albums, next Fri­day, Octo­ber 20th via Sacred Bones. To cel­e­brate the impend­ing release, Trent Reznor and Atti­cus Ross have shared a new ver­sion of Carpenter’s icon­ic “Hal­loween” theme (appro­pri­ate­ly land­ing on DSPs on Fri­day the 13th).

“I clear­ly remem­ber my friends and I at 13 years old con­ning our par­ents into let­ting us see Hal­loween when it came out in 1978. We left the the­ater for­ev­er changed. We were dam­aged and scarred, with the shit gen­uine­ly scared out of us and that theme stuck firm­ly in our heads. John Car­pen­ter, it’s your fault that I turned out the way I did.”
~ Trent Reznor

Speak­ing about the new ver­sion, John Car­pen­ter states, “Moody and dark, ‪Trent Reznor and Atti­cus Ross’ ver­sion of HALLOWEEN does amaz­ing jus­tice to the orig­i­nal. I’m impressed.”

On the new album, Car­pen­ter is joined by the musi­cians that accom­pa­nied him on his last two releas­es and sub­se­quent tours: 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 54 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.

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.

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. Tick­ets for the tour are on sale now, includ­ing spe­cial VIP pack­ages that include meet and greets with John Car­pen­ter and exclu­sive mer­chan­dise (for more details check 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.

In addi­tion to CD, black LP and dig­i­tal ver­sion, ‘Anthol­o­gy…’ will be avail­able on the fol­low­ing lim­it­ed edi­tion col­or vinyl formats:

  • DELUXE LP w/ 7″ – “CHRISTINE RED” – 3000 units (exclu­sive­ly avail­able in stores out­side of the US)
  • DELUXE LP w/ 7″ –  “THE FOG OVER ANTONIO BAY” – 2000 units (exclu­sive­ly avail­able in US stores)
  • COLOUR LP – “ANTI-GOD GREEN” – 500 units (exclu­sive­ly avail­able through Sacred Bones mail-order) **SOLD OUT**
  • DELUXE LP w/ 7″ – “HALLOWEEN ORANGE” – 500 units (exclu­sive­ly avail­able via Sacred Bones mail-order) **SOLD OUT**
  • DELUXE LP w/ 7″ – “DARK STAR DEEP SPACE” – 500 units (exclu­sive­ly avail­able on tour)

Anthol­o­gy: Movie Themes 1974–1998’ track­list:

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
7. Hal­loween
8. Pork­chop Express (Big Trou­ble in Lit­tle Chi­na)
9. They Live
10. The Thing
11. Star­man
12. Dark Star
13. Chris­tine

Source: NIN

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