Andrew Gold's Halloween Howls
guest appearances from Linda Ronstadt and David Cassidy
It's not too late to order this fun record for your young children or grandchildren. The late Andrew Gold produced, performed, engineered and mixed this 1996 children's Halloween album. It's not scary and not meant to be.
Gold also wrote most of these tunes aimed at the kindergarten set. In addition to Gold's originals, there are covers of "The Monster Mash" (with Linda Ronstadt and Stephen Bishop), "The Addams Family" and "Ghostbusters". Also participating but not specifically credited are: Karla Bonoff, and Nicolette Larson ("to name a few" accordiing to the annotation.)
This lighthearted, fun for the little kids album had its vinyl debut last year on Craft Records. There's time to get it for those young ones. They'll enjoy and you might too, though mostly watching the kids bounce along.
For adult Halloween fun find some Zacherle records or DVDs or watch Svengoolie!
The sound? 1990's crunchy synth digital style. But it's clean and works here as the sound is as cartoonish as the music and somehow Gold's mix produces ridiculous amounts of three- dimensionality and stage depth. "12x12" cover art by the talented illustrator Jess Rotter is a nice extra.
Order today and you'll probably get it well before Halloween! Play it for the kids and show them how your turntable spins silly stuff!