Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Mad Monster Party
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
A wacky and fun blast from the past, from the creators of TVs Rudolph, The Red Nose Reindeer. Mad Monster Party contains a jazzy score by composer Maury Laws, with lyrics by Jules Bass. It features the vocal talents of B... more »
A wacky and fun blast from the past, from the creators of TVs Rudolph, The Red Nose Reindeer. Mad Monster Party contains a jazzy score by composer Maury Laws, with lyrics by Jules Bass. It features the vocal talents of Boris Karloff, Phyllis Diller, Ethel Ennis and Gale Garnett. This deluxe package includes a 16-page booklet with dozens of never before published photographs and concept drawings by Mad Magazine alumnus Jack Davis and Don Duga.
Mad Monster Fun
Bennet Pomerantz | Seabrook, Maryland | 07/05/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you a fan of the Universal classic monsters like Frankstein, Dracula, The Invisible Man...and you enjoy funny satire, MAD MONSTER PARTY is for you. The soundtrack to this Rankin Bass cartoon from the 1960's is wonderful on audio. Boris Karloff and Physill Diller was never singers. However their one song each are pure delights. This soundtrack captures the feel of the stop motion feature film. The only depressing thing is the soundtrack is only 30 minutes long and you wish it would last forever--Bennet Pomerantz, AUDIOWORLD"
Did you sell your soul to the devil?
Johnny Heering | Bethel, CT United States | 02/03/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is the soundtrack to the cult classic Rankin/Bass "Animagic" movie. The film came out in 1968, but amazingly, the soundtrack wasn't released until 1998. It's a pretty cool soundtrack, with most of the instrumentals being on the "jazzy" side. Then there is "The Mummy", which is someone's idea of what rock and roll sounds like. Aside from the instrumentals, there are five songs with vocals. "Mad Monster Party" is sung by jazz singer Ethel Ennis, and is somewhat reminiscent of "Goldfinger". Comedienne Phyllis Diller sings the comedic love song "You're Different"; she had vocal training and could actually carry a tune. Gale Garnett sings two songs; "Our Time To Shine" is a dixieland style song and "Never Was a Love Like Mine" is a love ballad. Miss Garnett was a one hit wonder; her hit was titled "We'll Sing in the Sunshine". Boris Karloff "sings" (actually recites) the semi-novelty "One Step Ahead". This soundtrack is a lot of fun, and fans of this cult classic will want to get it."
NEW PACKAGING 12-2002!
Richard J. Goldschmidt | Oak Lawn, IL USA | 12/16/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD is even better now with a NEW Full color booklet! Re-designed by PERCEPTO to celebrate the DVD release, they decided to improve the CD...and that wasn't easy to do...it was already GREAT! I was fortunate to provide the text and the images in the booklet and I am very happy with the NEW look! PERCEPTO and I are working on a followup of RARITIES, which we hope to have out sometime in 2003! MARCH 4th will see the release of THE WACKY WORLD OF MOTHER GOOSE and THE DAYDREAMER on DVD so perhaps, it will be issued by then! Enjoy! Rick Goldschmidt RANKIN/BASS Historian"