Halloween, Vol. 2: Creatures Collection

Halloween, Vol. 2: Creatures Collection

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by Mannheim Steamroller
     
 
Further cementing his status as the go-to guy for holiday music of all types, Chip Davis (a.k.a. Mannheim Steamroller) continues his Halloween series with another spooky collection of originals and arrangements of scary TV and movie themes. A companion CD outfitted with bloodcurdling sound effects and dance remixes of "Creatures of the Night," as well as a bonus DVD

Overview

Further cementing his status as the go-to guy for holiday music of all types, Chip Davis (a.k.a. Mannheim Steamroller) continues his Halloween series with another spooky collection of originals and arrangements of scary TV and movie themes. A companion CD outfitted with bloodcurdling sound effects and dance remixes of "Creatures of the Night," as well as a bonus DVD of dance videos, make this three-disc set as necessary to All Hallow's Eve celebration as a costume and a bowl of candy.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
Chip Davis, the indefatigable keyboardist who's been churning out hits under the Mannheim Steamroller moniker since the 1970s, fires off another round of sonic scariness with Halloween, Vol. 2: Creatures Collection. The follow-up to 2004's Halloween Monster Mix, it focuses on modernized, synth-led versions of classic themes from horror films and TV shows, such as Psycho and Dark Shadows. Davis is best known for Christmas music, but this disc shows he can handle horrific soundscapes just as well.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/12/2006
Label:
American Gramaphone
UPC:
0012805103329
catalogNumber:
1033

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Creatures of the Night
  2. The Addams Family Theme Song
  3. Psycho Theme Song
  4. Dark Shadows Theme Song
  5. Superstition
  6. The Outer Limits Theme Song/Control Voice
  7. Monster Mash
  8. Trick or Treat
  9. Dr. Who Theme Song
  10. The X-Files Theme Song
  11. Black Magic Woman
  12. The Munsters Theme Song
  13. Mummy Walk (Psilvu Sahara)

Disc 2

  1. Devil's Oath
  2. Midnight Carnival
  3. Go to the Light
  4. Purgatory's Pond
  5. Cosmic Flatliner
  6. Demon's Dance
  7. Alien Space Battle
  8. Creatures of the Night
  9. Creatures of the Night
  10. Creatures of the Night
  11. Creatures of the Night

Disc 3

  1. Creatures of the Night
  2. Psycho
  3. Monster Mash
  4. Creatures of the Night Dance Instructional Video

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mannheim Steamroller   Primary Artist
Josie Aiello   Background Vocals
Johnny Rutledge   Vocals
Barry Scott   Vocals,Actor,Track Performer
Roberta Thomas   Background Vocals
Simbryt Whititngton   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Jack Marshall   Composer
Robert Cobert   Composer
Ron Grainer   Composer
Chip Davis   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Contributor
Graeme Coleman   Composer
David Cwirko   Engineer
Tom Hartig   Graphic Design
Bernard Herrmann   Composer
Nicholas Pike   Composer
Jessica Smith   Choreographer
Stevie Wonder   Composer
Brian Ackley   Engineer
Jennifer Hersch   Graphic Design
Leonard Capizzi   Composer
Mark Snow   Composer
Matt Prock   Engineer
Kelly "Mikey" Davis   Lyricist,Vocal Treatments
Bear 1   Engineer

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Halloween, Vol. 2: Creatures Collection 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have loved MS since the first Fresh Aire, and I own most of the albums. This falls FAR short of any of the previous albums. I loved the first Halloween compilation, with it's combination of updated classical tracks and a few original tracks. This album has NO classical inspiration at all. Deriving entirely from pop culture, all mr. Davis seems to have done is lay down an endless ba-boom chi-chik, ba-boom chi-chick and layer some marginally recognizable tunes over the top. My wife described it as being just like Philip Glass, but without as much melody...The second disc has some interesting environmental tracks (the only reason this album got a second star) - but these would be best used as part of a haunted house; certainly not something you would put on just to listen to. The last third, however, is just back to more techno-mix. Listen on-line if you have to, but don't bother buying it; I can't imagine anyone would want to listen to this more than once - if that much.
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