This year marks the 25th anniversary of The Crimson Idol – the legendary story of Jonathan Aaron Steele, which 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. The album is still considered to be the best of W.A.S.P.‘s career, and one of the greatest concept albums of all time! It undoubtedly belongs in every metal head’s record collection!
Napalm Records now proudly presents ReIdolized (The Soundtrack to the Crimson Idol), the 25th anniversary of the iconic hit album plus the original The Crimson Idol movie on DVD and BluRay! For the first time EVER as originally intended – film and soundtrack united and released as one special product! The product will also feature 4 missing songs that were originally intended to be part of the original The Crimson Idol.
ReIdolized (The Soundtrack to the Crimson Idol) will be released worldwide on February 2nd, 2018 via Napalm Records!
Track listing CD1:
1 “The Titanic Overture”
2 “The Invisible Boy”
3 “Arena of Pleasure”
4 “Chainsaw Charlie (Murders in the New Morgue)”
5 “The Gypsy Meets the Boy”
6 “Michael’s Song”
7 “Miss You”
8 “Doctor Rockter”
Track listing CD2:
1 “I Am One”
2 “The Idol”
3 “Hold on to My Heart”
4 “Hey Mama”
5 “The Lost Boy”
6 “The Peace”
7 “Show Time”
8 “The Great Misconceptions of Me”
Taking nearly three years to complete, The Crimson Idol was originally recorded as a Blackie Lawless solo album, but bandleader Lawless decided to release it under the W.A.S.P. name.
Unusually, the album’s tour—named The Crimson Idol Tour—took place fifteen years after its release to mark its fifteenth anniversary, commencing on October 26, 2007.
A film recorded for the album was also shown in public for the first time, which was played along with the band as they performed their tracks to it in synch. The shows marked the first time that the album has been played from start to finish by the band since its recording.