John Malkovich is releasing a concept album, which is a decidedly John Malkovich-esque thing to do. Titled Like A Puppet Show, the album features Malkovich reading Plato’s Allegory Of The Cave over a score composed by Eric Alexandrakis. Musicians including Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon, Dolores O’Riordan, Ric Ocasek, and everyone’s third-favorite Zappa, Dweezil, were invited to further manipulate the tracks, resulting in a near-infinite collage of Malkoviches. (Like A Puppet Show will also feature exclusive photos of Malkovich performing the reading to really flesh out the experience.)
The album will premiere exclusively on vinyl for Record Day on November 27th. However, it will be available for download by Christmas, so you won’t have to worry about leaving out friends or family members who have gone digital when planning your holiday shopping. So go ahead and throw that musty old album of Christmas standards in the fire: For a taste of what everyone will be listening to while sipping eggnog this yuletide season, head over to Soundcloud to hear the first single from Like A Puppet Show, “Cryoblue Cheese O,” as mixed by Ocasek.