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Event Report: John Carpenter in Concert (2017)

After composing the scores to the majority of his movies over his illustrious, three-decade filmmaking career, John Carpenter released his debut solo album, Lost Themes, in 2015. He quickly followed it up with another record, appropriately titled Lost Themes II, the following year. He accompanied the second release with his first-ever live performances. It was unclear if it would be his only tour, so fans traveled from far and wide to witness the master of horror play his classic themes live. Needless to say, it was a massive hit.

Carpenter has just released his third studio album, Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998. While the previous records were all-new, original music, Anthology - as its name suggests - finds Carpenter re-recording his classic film cues alongside his Lost Themes collaborators: his son, Cody Carpenter, a talented synth musician in his own right; and his godson, Daniel Davies, the son of The Kinks guitarist Dave Davies.

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