Halloween Monster Mix - (Import CD)
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- Rock & Pop
- Mono / Stereo
- Chip Davis
- Halloween: Monster Mix
Personnel: Jennifer Cappelli, Carmen Llop, Mark Agnor, Fox Fehling, Roberta Freier, Sando Xia, Steven Boe, Alison Dalton, Amy Cutler, David Earl Taylor, Clara Lindner, Arnie Roth, Michael Shelton (violin); Clara Takarabe, Karen Dirks, Benton Wedge, Marlou Johnston, Loretta Gillespie, Daniel Strba (viola); Lewis Kirk, Robert Barris (bassoon); Christine Worthing, Gregory Flint, Jason Herrick, Dale Clevenger (horns); Brenda Donati, Scott Rosenthal, Robert Kassinger, Larry Gray (double bass).
Audio Remixer: Brian Ackley.
After the incredible success of Mannheim Steamroller's numerous Christmas albums, a Halloween collection would seem inevitable, and Midwestern maestro Chip Davis does not disappoint. This generously over-stuffed double program is packed with the Mannheim trademark brand of buoyant synthesizer merriment, here goose bumped up for maximum shivers.
The first disc is what one might expect: electric interpretations of ghostly classical staples including "The Sorcerer's Apprentice," "Night on Bald Mountain", Bach's "Toccata Fugue," and Wagner's "Flying Dutchman." Original tracks include "Rock and Roll Graveyard" and "All Hallow's Eve," the latter sounding like the theme to a 1970's undead version of the Mod Squad. The second disc is more along the lines of a spooky sound effects record, perfect as background for a Halloween bash, or to scare trick or treaters. "Ghost Voices" is especially creepy, with Chip's synths creating an unearthly baby's cry that tingles its way straight up the spine.
- Country of Origin
- American Gramaphone Records
- Fontana Distribution
- Mannheim Steamroller
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Sorcerer's Apprentice, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Enchanted Forest
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Hall of the Mountain King
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Other Side, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Harvest Dance
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Enchanted Forest II
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Reaper, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Night on Bald Mountain
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Ghost Voices
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Enchanted Forest III
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Crystal
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Mountain King
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Night Ambience
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Full Moon
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] Enchanted Forest IV
- [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] Flying Dutchman, The
- Studio / Live
- Chris Sabold; Brian Pinke; Dave Cwirko; Kelly "Mikey" Davis; Matt Lejeune; Brian Ackley
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