John Malkovich is a pretty great actor with a really great voice. Nevertheless, it's difficult to imagine anyone anticipating an album's worth of Malkovich’s Plato readings set to scores by the likes of Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon, the Cars’ Ric Ocasek and the Dandy Warhols -- but here we are.

Dubbed Just Like a Puppet Show, the album is the first in a collaborative series between Malkovich, producer and composer Eric Alexandrakis and director and photographer Sandro. It will include 11 tracks that capture the actor reciting Plato's “Allegory of the Cave,” which were then remixed by a laundry list of artists that also includes OMD, Efterklang, Placebo, Blondie’s Chris Stein, the Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan and Young the Giant -- among others (see the track list at the bottom of the page).

Today (Sept. 18), Malkovich and company have shared his collaboration with Ocasek, “Cyroblue Cheese O.” Take a listen below:

“The poem ALLEGORY OF A CAVE narrated by JOHN MALKOVICH sounded eerie to me, so I set it into that kind of musical landscape,” Ocasek said of the song in a press release. “The poem felt current, even though it was written around 380BC by PLATO. Only the ridiculers and weapons have changed as we move through time.”

Just Like a Puppet Show will be issued as a special Record Store Day Black Friday release on Nov. 27. It will be accompanied by a collection of photos by Sandro. That’s the somewhat terrifying and probably cave-evoking cover art below:

John Malkovich

Just Like a Puppet Show Track List
1. “Cryolife 7:14 A.M.” (Mixed by Yoko Ono & Sean Lennon)
2. “Cryocarbon 14C” (Mixed by OMD)
3. “Cryoblue Cheese Ο” (Mixed by Ric Ocasek)
4. “CryoZolon X” (Mixed by Dweezil Zappa)
5. “Cryoparoxsym A” (Mixed by Young the Giant)
6. “Platogenia X And The Caves” (Mixed by the Dandy Warhols)
7. “Cryostat Ø” (Mixed by Efterklang)
8. “Cryoplacebo 47/XXY” (Mixed by Placebo)
9. “Photogenia C (Ruler Of Light)” (Mixed by Chris Stein)
10. “Optimogenia Z [Edit Mix]” (Mixed by Harry Waters)
11. “Cryopian D” (Mixed by Dolores O'Riordan)

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