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HALLOWEEN VI: The Curse of the Definitive Album

Side A
Artist Song Buy
Alan Howarth  Halloween: The Curse Of Michael Myers - Jamie's Escape (edit) (1995)  buy on itunes
Inkubus Sukkubus  Samhain (edit) (1993)  buy on itunes
John Zacherle  Dinner With Drac (1958)  buy on itunes
Christopher Lee  Intro (1997)  buy on itunes
Roky Erickson  Night of the Vampire (1981)  buy on itunes
Roky Erickson  Burn the Flames (1986)  buy on itunes
Iron Maiden  Transylvania (1980)  buy on itunes
New Order  Dracula's Castle (2005)   buy on itunes
Misfits  Hybrid Moments (1985)  buy on itunes
Alice Cooper  See Me In the Mirror (1984)  buy on itunes
Messer Chups  Hearty Dracula (2007)  buy on itunes
Various Artists  Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch Me (1975)  buy on itunes
The Birthday Party  Release the Bats (1982)  buy on itunes
Philip Glass, played by The Kronos Quartet  Renfield (1999)   buy on itunes
Blue +yster Cult  Nosferatu (1977)  buy on itunes
Annie Lennox  Love Song for a Vampire (1992)   buy on itunes
Side B
Composed by Franz Schubert, played by Danny Jaeger and Michel Rubini  Trio In E-Flat, Op 100 (Excerpt) (edit) (1983)  buy on itunes
King Diamond  Halloween (1986) (edit)  buy on itunes
Marilyn Manson  Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) (1995)  buy on itunes
Ozzy Osbourne  Waiting for Darkness (1983)  buy on itunes
The Jimmy Castor Bunch  Dracula, PT. 1 (1976)  buy on itunes
Frank Zappa  Transylvania Boogie (1970)  buy on itunes
Oingo Boingo  No One Lives Forever (1985)  buy on itunes
Ramones  Howling at the Moon (Sha-La-La) (1984)  buy on itunes
Misfits  Vampira (1982)  buy on itunes
Harry Breuer, Gary Carol and Pat Prilly  March of the Martians (1971)  buy on itunes
Gorillaz  Dracula (2001)  buy on itunes
Bif Naked  Vampire (1999)  buy on itunes
Rob Zombie  Never Gonna Stop (The Red Red Kroovy) (2001)  buy on itunes
Alice Cooper  Fresh Blood (1983)  buy on itunes
James Bernard  Taste the Blood of Dracula - The Young Lovers (1970)  buy on itunes


The tradition since 2006 continues.

110 minutes long. My sixth Halloween album in the Definitive line.

This time while the cover shows Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers and there is a song on here about Samhain, that's as far as the comparisons go. This is a straight up album dedicated to Vampires, their movies and their powerful lusts and passions.

The first side is vampires (mainly Dracula) in the late 19th century. Lots of classic stuff abounds, with Transylvania, Dracula's Castle, the Realising of the Bats and poor Renfield. Two mentions are made about the creatures of the night, the first in Burn the Flames and the second in Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch Me from TRHPS.

The second side is Dracula and other vampires in more modern times (1970s - now). I can just picture Dracula (after Dracula PT. 1 by Jimmy Castor) totally getting down to Transylvania Boogie by Frank Zappa.

The album somewhat opens with Intro by a group called Christopher Lee. It's 100% moody synth replete with Chris Lee voice clips. The album closes with The Young Lovers which is from the Christopher Lee movie Taste the Blood of Dracula.

As of this writing Bela Lugosi is still my favoirte Dracula, and Christopher Lee is STILL alive at 89 years old! God bless both men.

This album is dedicated to (vamp)Erin Smith. My loving girlfriend.
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