Title: “Re-Idolized” (The Soundtrack to the Crimson Idol)
Label: Napalm Records
Release date: 2 February 2018
Tracklist: CD 1:
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
9. I Am One
10. The Idol
11. Hold On To My Heart
12. Hey Mama
13. The Lost Boy
14. The Peace
15. Show Time
16. The Great Misconceptions Of Me
DVD / Blu-ray:
"The Crimson Idol" Movie
Lineup: Blackie Lawless - Vocals, Guitarist
Mike Duda - Bass Guitar
Doug Blair - Lead Guitar
In 1992 W.A.S.P. released "The Crimson Idol". It's the story of Jonathan Aaron Steele, an abused child looking for love. Discovering music years later, he rises to international superstardom. Later followed by a catastrophic fall. 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the original release and one of the greatest concept albums of all times. "The Crimson Idol" undoubtedly belongs in every metal head’s record collection. The album about the anti-hero Jonathan Steele 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. This film has never been released - Until now! Napalm Records presents "REIDOLIZED", the 25th anniversary of the iconic hit album plus the original "The Crimson Idol" movie on DVD and Blu-ray! For the first time ever as originally intended – film and soundtrack united - released as one product.
For who like me loved "The Crimson Idol" and thinks it’s the best album of W.A.S.P.'s career, will love this movie, a long video clip. An hour where W.A.S.P. carry us into the deep and sadness story of Jonathan Steele life.
A childhood spent in a religious family where the punishments inflicted, both physical and psychological, was frequently inflicted.
Jonathan had just one point of reference, his older brother, at the death, Jonathan, 14 years old, he leaves the house where he grew up to reach the big city, fame and fortune or at least this is his dream vision of his future.
His new life leads him to meet ambiguous characters like evil label owner, a gipsy woman, Doctor Rockter, A walk through drugs, women an excesses.
His memory returns to his past life, loneliness, sadness, desperation in a life he dreamt but the emptiness took him to destroy.
This’s a long video on the fragility of the human being, with W.A.S.P. music, a sequence of imagines, the "The Crimson Idol" soundtrack that gives to the scenes a particular touch of ‘soul’.
Written and narrated by Blackie Lawless, which is the executive producer, directed by Ralph Ziman and with the management consulting of Rod Smallwood and Andy Taylor.
Great names for this work that ensure a successful project for fans and more.
W.A.S.P. - "Chainsaw Charlie" (Official Video)