Thursday, October 17, 2013

Ghoulish Halloween music galore!

In case you hadn't noticed, and I'm sure you have, the stores are stocked full of Halloween goodies (and Christmas items, too!). Which means one thing: it's time to break out the Halloween music. And where better to start than your local Pima County Public Library, where we have some of the best ghoulish tunes to send shivers up and down your spine.

If you look for these in some branches, be aware they may be on display shelves and not in the CD section. Click on the titles in quotations to follow the link.

Looking for the perfect Halloween party mix, featuring standard favorites like The Twilight Zone theme song, Alice Cooper, and Werewolves of London? Then look no further than "Halloween Party Hits" and crank that party to 11.

Enjoy some "Halloween Fright Night" performed by the 101 Strings Orchestra. Nightmare on Elm Street? The Shining? Frankenstein? Night of the Living Dead? Yes, they're all done in classical form on strings here. Genius.

Need those spooky sound effects for the perfect creepy evening? Gates creaking, wind howling, ghosts crying? And best of all, this is presented by Martha Stewart. "Spooky Scary Sounds for Halloween"


"New Wave Halloween" brings you classics like Oingo Boingo, The Time Warp, Pet Sematary by the Ramones, Siouxsie and the Banshees, and the Munster's Theme among others, in a wonderful collection of new wave hits. This is a popular CD so make sure to place a hold on it- and enjoy it any time of the year!

Need more thunder claps, screams, grave diggers, rattling chains, werewolves, and evil demonic laughter? Look no further than "Halloween Sounds of Horror"

The television show Glee also has an album of Rocky Horror goodies here: "The Rocky Horror Glee Show"

Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas" is a wonderful ghoulish CD for any occasion, Halloween or Christmas. Interesting factoid: do you know who directed the Nightmare Before Christmas? It's not Tim Burton; it's someone named Henry Selick.

For the kiddos, more sound effects can be found on "Hunk-ta-bunk-ta-Spooky!"

Also for the kids, don't forget the Wiggles! And have yourself a "Wiggly Halloween" this year!

Don't forget "57 Kid's Greatest Halloween Songs, Games & Stories" which has tons of fun from the Monster Mash on down to the Witch Doctor.

And link to these and other great tunes here: Halloween

Have a safe and wonderful seasonal good time!

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