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Spooktacular Party Songs
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock
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John W. MacConnell | Spokane, WA USA | 09/16/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Several of the songs on this CD are NOT the original releases. These are:Monster Mash, Haunted House, The Purple People Eater, SpookyIf you want the originals, this is not the CD for you."
A half-way decent collection of Halloween tunes from K-Tel
Lawrance M. Bernabo | The Zenith City, Duluth, Minnesota | 11/01/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
""Music for Your Halloween Party" does indeed include the original versions of the dozen songs K-Tel put together for this 1996 collection. The album starts with the official song of Halloween, "Monter Mash" as performed by Bobby "Boris" Pickett and then goes for anything that talks about monsters (Warren Zevon's "Werewolves of London," Sheb Wooley's "Purple People Eater," and Ray Parker's "Ghostbusters) or has a Halloween theme, such as "Spooky." There is even "The Time War" from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" and the theme for "The Addams Family" (television show vocal version, not the theatrical film). But well before they got to ten tracks the producers just went for some classic party tracks, which explains the presence of Buster Poindexter's "Hot Hot Hot," "Tequila" by the Champs, and "Celebration" by Kool & the Gang. You can have fun trying to come up with reasons why any one of those particular songs is perfect for Halloween. I have yet to come across the perfect Halloween music collection, which would specifically require double figures of tracks that deal explicitly with the idea of horror either explicitly (e.g., "Don't Fear the Reaper") or through a pop culture connection (e.g., "Tubular Bells"), but there are probably all sorts of licensing reasons that we have not gotten to that apex yet. So, given what is out there at this time "Music for Your Halloween Party" is an above average effort and if you are looking for some Halloween tunes you could easily do a lot worse than these dozen tracks."