Scary Music SACD 60580
  • CAT # 80580-25

    1. The Legend Lives (SFX) / End Theme from Sleepy Hollow 4:34
    2. This Is Halloween from Tim Burton's The Nightmare before Christmas 3:14
    3. Beetlejuice 2:11
    4. The Haunted Fun House (SFX) 3:06
    5. The Addams Family 2:18
    6. Tubular Bells from The Exorcist 2:40
    7. Ghostbusters 3:22
    8. The Munsters 2:22
    9. They've Landed! (SFX) / Martian Hop 2:40
    10. Tales from the Crypt 1:29
    11. Monster Mash 3:49
    12. The Shining 3:06
    13. Thriller (with SFX) 3:58
    14. The Carousel from The Haunting 3:24
    15. Dark Shadows 1:29
    16. Beware of the Blob 2:53
    17. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes / Tomatoes on the Rampage (SFX) 2:50

Now available in discrete multi-channel surround SACD as well as the CD recording!

"There is probably something fundamental in a good vicarious scare: more than simply being fun, it also allows us to experience emotions that heighten our awareness of some deep unspoken plane of our common humanity." —Richard E. Rodda, in the liner notes

Telarc celebrates Halloween a few weeks early with the release of Scary Music, the highly anticipated follow-up to conductor Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra’s Chiller recording. This imaginative gathering of haunted pop favorites is sure to send a shiver down the spine.

Scary Music features an eerie collection of sound effects and frighteningly memorable performances of theme music from such well-known Hollywood horror films as Ghostbusters, The Blob, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Beetlejuice, The Haunting, Sleepy Hollow and The Shining.

Memorable scary music has also originated in television. Tales from the Crypt was one of the most hair-raising series ever to be broadcast; Dark Shadows first appeared as a made-for-TV movie and then became a series. The Munsters and the eccentric Addams Family (which also made it to the big screen) represent television’s lighter side.

Popular songs provide yet another source for Scary Music. Two of the biggest singles of the early 1960s were one-hit wonders: the Ran-Dells’ "Martian Hop" and Bobby Pickett’s "Monster Mash". Chilling pop music of a different sort is represented by Rod Temperton’s title song for Michael Jackson’s Thriller, the best-selling album of all time, and Michael Oldfield’s "Tubular Bells", which was used in the movie The Exorcist.

Chiller (CD-80189), Maestro Kunzel’s previous musical expression of the macabre, held the #1 position on the Billboard Classical Crossover chart for seven weeks in 1989. Released just in time for Halloween, Scary Music is destined to become another hit.

The legendary Erich Kunzel has been conducting the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra since 1965 and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra since its inception in 1977. He has since led the ensemble to unprecedented success with music lovers worldwide who have discovered the CPO through its performances, television programs and best-selling Telarc recordings.

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