W.A.S.P. – Re-Idolized [The Soundtrack to the Crimson Idol] (2018) Retail full
Napalm Records will release February 2, 2018, W.A.S.P. “Re-Idolized (The Soundtrack To The Crimson Idol)”, the 25th anniversary of the iconic concept album ‘The Crimson Idol’ as it was originally intended — film and soundtrack united and released as one special product.
“Re-Idolized (The Soundtrack To The Crimson Idol)” also features several songs never released before, discarded by the record company due to ‘CD physical space’.
Indeed, “Re-Idolized (The Soundtrack To The Crimson Idol)” comes in 2 CD, as with the new songs doesn’t fit into 1.
The Crimson Idol CD was originally intended to be accompanied by a movie, with several hundred hours of film that were shot to create approximately 60 minutes of movie footage. “Re-Idolized (The Soundtrack To The Crimson Idol)” includes the video for the first time, both on DVD / Blu-ray.
The album is still considered to be the best of W.A.S.P.’s career, and one of the greatest Rock concept albums of all time. “The Crimson Idol” tells the twisted tale of a suicidal rock and roll icon and the perils that come with fame.
With guitarist Chris Holmes no longer a member of W.A.S.P., Blackie Lawless recorded “The Crimson Idol” with guitarist Bob Kulick (KISS, BLACKJACK) and drummers Stet Howland and Frankie Banali (QUIET RIOT).
In fact, the record was intended as a solo album, but Lawless bowed to fan pressure and released it under the W.A.S.P. name.
It’s a great record and more Rock fans need to be familiar with it, hell, even re-acquainted with it.
Too often we’re inundated with mundane crap and cookie cutter nonsense, but, more often than not, gems like “Re-Idolized (The Soundtrack To The Crimson Idol)” get released and soon forgotten because of the ‘attention deficit hyperactivity disorder’ age of the Internet we live in.
Let’s not let that happen this time.
Voted one of the Top 20 conceptual albums of all-time by Metal Hammer magazine, The Crimson Idol is obviously more of a soundtrack than, say, a straight rock ‘n’ roll album.
Now it’s complete in “Re-Idolized (The Soundtrack To The Crimson Idol)”, adding very good tracks never heard before. While this is an advanced copy, you can clearly hear how the album is sonically re-imagined, updated to 2018.
You’ve seen it first here, at 0dayrox
01 – The Titanic Overture
02 – The Invisible Boy
03 – Arena Of Pleasure
04 – Chainsaw Charlie (Murders In The New Morgue)
05 – The Gypsy Meets the Boy
06 – Michael’s Song
07 – Miss You
08 – Doctor Rockter
01 – I Am One
02 – The Idol
03 – Hold on to My Heart
04 – Hey Mama
05 – The Lost Boy
06 – The Peace
07 – Show Time
08 – The Great Misconceptions of Me
Blackie Lawless – vocals, guitar, keyboards, bass
Mike Duda – bass
Doug Blair – lead guitar