Band conjures up soundtrack for Halloween

halloween night with pumpkin in grass tree bat and hunting house in background

halloween night with pumpkin in grass tree bat and hunting house in background

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Musicians have been working on what could be one of the spookiest albums ever released.

For the past seven months instrumentalists from Blackpool, Fleetwood and Lytham have been collaborating on the ultimate creepy soundtrack for Halloween.

The resulting album, “Halloween Classical”, is credited to the Gothic Philharmonic and has just been released by Blackpool-based Thundersqueak Records.

There are 63 tracks on the UK edition of the album in almost seven hours of haunting tunes from beyond the grave..

It even comes with a warning not to listen to it whilst alone in the dark.

Label boss and producer/compiler of the album, Dunk Jowitt said: “There’s something about classical music that can give us the shivers more effectively than most other types of music.

“It can conjure up a supernatural quality that other music just can’t replicate so the brief was that the music had to be both scary and in the classical vein but not necessarily played on classical instruments.

“We made a couple of exceptions so that the theme tunes for Halloween and Psycho could appear on the album and there is the odd moment of light relief like Dukas’ Sorcerer’s Apprentice but you definitely won’t find any death metal or spooky sound effects.

“It was very much touch and go whether it was going to be finished and online in time so we’re hopeful that it is going to be available on all the other online stores like Amazon before Halloween.”

The full album is at itunes.apple.com/tj/album/halloween-classical-music/id1044617902