Joan of Arc have always been an unpredictable band. In their 17 year history they have consistently side-stepped convention and expectation, often leaving less-adventurous listeners scratching their heads in the wake of their insane endeavors. In 2011 Joan of Arc released their most conventionally “rocking” album in years, the Albini-engineered Life Like. Now in 2012, Joan of Arc explore the other extreme: an epic instrumental soundtrack to the 1928 silent film The Passion of Joan of Arc.
You read that correctly, Chicago’s Joan of Arc have written and recorded a complete soundtrack for the 80 minute classic French silent film The Passion of Joan of Arc. Recorded live on opening night of the 2011 Chicago International Movies and Music Festival, the new album Joan of Arc Presents Joan of Arc is slated for release on April 10 on Joyful Noise Recordings.
Released on vinyl and digital only, Joan of Arc Presents Joan of Arc is intended to be synced manually to film all Dark Side of the Moon / Wizard of Oz style.
The 2xLP is available in three extremely limited pressings:
175 hand-numbered copies on white vinyl
175 hand-numbered copies on black and white split color vinyl
175 hand-numbered copies on blood red vinyl
Pre-order is available now for $20 here:
JOAN OF ARC PRESENTS JOAN OF ARC :: JOYFUL NOISE RECORDINGS
Joan of Arc Releases Soundtrack To 1928 Silent Film The Passion of Joan of Arc [News]March 8, 2012