Nightmare and Horror

I don't have much time to write about these records, so the reviews won't be as in-depth as you are used to finding on Eclectic Grooves. However, I wanted to share these rarities of horror with you at least a couple days before Halloween.

Richard Taylor- Nightmare
From: Major/Random Records, 1962

This is a sinister recording of Edgar Allen Poe's creepy tales "The Tell Tale Heart" and "The Pit and the Pendulum" narrated by Richard Taylor. Behind Taylor's breathless narration lies a stunning backdrop of guitar that comes into the forefront at crucial moments within the tales. Be prepared to be scared out of your wits!

Richard Taylor- Horror
From: Major/Random Records, 1962

The musical backdrop on "The Black Cat Part 1 and 2" consists of eerie, funereal organs. With a slightly more restrained delivery than he employs on the Nightmare album, Taylor weaves a haunting tale about a mysterious black cat that will make the hair on your neck stand up.

These are the first two volumes of four where Taylor narrates classic Edgar Allen Poe stories. As you listen to these spooky sounds this Halloween, make sure that you have the lights off with only the glow of a jack-o-lantern to lead your way. You will thank me for this later! I plan on posting more Halloweeen goodies, so keep your eyes peeled for more ghoulish gems.

Your comments are always appreciated!


just watched this last night. the old vincent price flick. crazy thanks. my wife is quaking.
Kevin said…

Just wanted to say thanks for commenting so often. It is greatly appreciated, and makes me feel like it is a worthwhile thing to keep doing. As far as this recording, I don't think that it has anything to do with Vincent Price, but I could be wrong. These are both readings of Edgar Allen Poe stories that are complimented by spooky background music.

Best, Kevin

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