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Halloween Product Review:


Audio CD
Mannheim Steamroller
Label: American Gramaphone

Looking for unique Halloween songs and sounds for your Halloween Bash? This CD fills all your needs. The "derangement" of the songs is spectacular. You get the eerie effects of Halloween with a twist. You also get 40 minutes of "spine-tingling" movie quality sound effects, perfect for your haunted house. - Wendy Hogan, Kids' Turn Central

Press Release:


Best-Selling Christmas Artist in History to Change the Way We Hear Another Major Holiday

OMAHA – In 1984, Chip Davis and Mannheim Steamroller released their first Christmas album. Their unique approach, which combined ancient instruments with synthesizers and mixed classical-style melodies with rock and roll arrangements, led to the group becoming the #1-selling Christmas music artist in history (22 million Christmas albums sold to date). This fall, Mannheim Steamroller is set to change the way we hear another major holiday with the release of HALLOWEEN.

HALLOWEEN is a two CD set – a music disc with 13 tracks (of course), and a bonus sound effects disc with 40 minutes of spine-tingling movie quality sounds.

All songs on the music disc are deranged by Chip Davis and include J.S. Bach’s Toccata in deMole, perhaps the most familiar haunting melody of all time, also known as a major theme in Phantom of the Opera. The Funeral March of the Marionettes, is the familiar spooky theme to Alfred Hitchcock Presents, and the eerie Sorcerer’s Apprentice features the most famous bassoon solo of all time (Chip majored in bassoon performance at music college).

Also on the music disc is Rite of Twilight which combines the theme from the hit TV series, The Twilight Zone with excerpts from Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. Ride of the Valkyries, from Richard Wagner’s 1876 opera, Die Walkure, was made famous to today’s masses in the film, Apocalypse Now (the helicopter theme).

The sound effects disc contains 40 minutes of digital sound effects sure to raise the hairs on the back of your neck. Included are super high quality Ghost Voices, Alien Space Ship, Digital Death and Enchanted Forest, among others.

Put both discs in your changer and hit shuffle for nearly two hours of music and chilling sound effects – perfect for any party.

Mannheim Steamroller composer Chip Davis says, “Halloween is one of our greatest holidays, but there really isn’t much music associated with it. I have a huge Halloween party on my farm every year that includes hayrack rides and costumed characters. I needed some music and sound effects for the party. So I picked some pieces that are often associated with Halloween and Mannheim-ized them. I also wrote a couple of originals.”

Composer and musician Chip Davis is one of the most successful innovators and entrepreneurs in music today. More than 25 years ago, he transformed popular instrumental music by mixing pop music with classical and rock styles, introducing what has become known as the New Age music genre. His Grammy winning Fresh Aire series has sold over 6 million albums, and his Christmas album sales are in excess of 22 million, making Mannheim the best-selling Christmas artist of all time.

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