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Any Major Halloween Vol. 4

October 27th, 2017 Leave a comment Go to comments

Here is the fourth and most likely final Halloween mix. This lot aims to be a bit spooky for about half of it, and then a little more relaxed, but without going too much novelty, other than that great disco track and that bizarre closing track.

One of the tracks here is in itself slightly spooky: The Doors’ Ghost Song was recorded in 1978, eight years after singer John Morrison”s death. Morrison’s spoken vocals were unscored recordings of his poetry; in 1978 the rest of the band put music to those recordings. The present track has very much a late “70s disco-influenced vibe. This is what the Doors might have been.

So, four mixes of Halloween, and I have managed without the Rocky Horror Show, and didn’t need to consider those other Halloween staples, Ghostbusters and Thriller — though I did use The Monster Mash in the Halloween in black white mix from last year.

As always, the mix is timed to fit on a standard CD-R and includes home-ghostbusted covers. PW in comments.

1. John Carpenter – Halloween Main Theme (1978)
2. Florence And The Machine – My Boy Builds Coffins (2009)
3. Kate Bush – Watching You Without Me (1985)
4. Genesis – Home By The Sea (1983)
5. The Chameleons – Swamp Thing (1986)
6. The Fall – Lucifer Over Lancashire (1986)
7. Ween – Cold Blows The Wind (1997)
8. Team Ghost – Dead Film Star (2013)
9. Menomena – Ghostship (2007)
10. Danny Elfman – This Is Halloween (1993)
11. Steeleye Span – Allison Gross (1973)
12. Tom Waits – Big Joe And Phantom 309 (1975)
13. The Doors – Ghost Song (1978/1970)
14. Oingo Boingo – Dead Man”s Party (1985)
15. Blue Magic – Born On Halloween (1975)
16. Hot Blood – Soul Dracula (1976)
17. Five Man Electrical Band – Werewolf (1974)
18. Iron Butterfly – Real Fright (1969)
19. France Gall – Frankenstein (1972)
20. Lambert, Hendricks and Ross – Halloween Spooks (1961)
Bonus track: Jethro Tull – Flying Dutchman (1979)


Any Major Halloween Vol. 1
Any Major Halloween Vol. 2
Any Major Halloween Vol. 3
Any Major Murder Songs Vol. 1

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  1. halfhearteddude
    October 28th, 2017 at 08:13 | #1

    PW = amdwhah

  2. Jason
    October 30th, 2017 at 01:56 | #2

    Another great comp – thanks!

    Suggestion if you do another installment: ‘Skinned’ by Blind Melon from Soup (1995)

  3. Jason
    October 30th, 2017 at 02:11 | #3

    thanks so much – really enjoyed it.

    a few suggestions if you do another: Skinned by Blind Melon, Hell is For Children by Pat Benatar, and Season of the Witch by Donovan (and sorry if you had them already and I missed them)

  4. Jasper
    October 30th, 2017 at 23:04 | #4

    A good entry for the fourth one would perhaps be Siouxsie and the Banshees’ version of The Doors’ “You’re Lost Little Girl”. Very spooky atmosphere.

  5. Stinky
    October 31st, 2017 at 04:51 | #5

    As always a fun and comprehensive mix! Thanks! – Stinky

  6. Gary Mickelburgh
    September 17th, 2022 at 23:49 | #6

    Could you please re-up the links for this, thank you

  7. amdwhah
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