composer and founder Chip Davis has done it again. After hitting the #1 spot on the Billboard charts with 2003's Halloween
, his first foray into the nation's second biggest retail holiday, Chip is continuing his holiday takeover with a new 3-disc set that includes a 13-track music disc, a brand new sound effects CD, and in true over-the-top Steamroller style, a DVD complete with a new "Creatures of the Night" dance (a.k.a. "Thriller" meets "The Macarena") created specially for Mannheim Steamroller.
Halloween 2 features new digital takes of traditional Halloween fare like "Monster Mash" and theme songs from The Addams Family
, Dr. Who
, The X-Files
, The Munsters
, and Psycho
. The album also gives a Halloween spin to other favorites such as Stevie Wonder
's "Superstition" and the rock classic "Black Magic Woman," plus several dance remixes by noted club DJs from London and Baltimore. Utilizing the latest in state-of-the-art digital recording, the sound effects disc is sure to raise the hairs on necks everywhere.
Highlighted is a DVD containing a debut dance created especially for Mannheim Steamroller, set to the original Chip Davis song "Creatures of the Night." Guaranteed to become the latest dance craze, this choreographed group dance in "Thriller"-meets-"Macarena" fashion will be launched in dance clubs across the nation as part of Mannheim Steamroller's Halloween invasion.
Davis first ventured into Halloween with the album Mannheim Steamroller Halloween
back in 2003. Mannheim Steamroller then released Monster Mix
, which combined favorites of the first album with original sound effects, breaking records in 2004 as the first single act to ever own the top 3 positions (#1 - Monster Mix, #2 - Christmas Celebration, #3 - Halloween) on Billboard's Top New Age Albums Chart.
Over his 28-year career, Chip Davis has sold more than 36 million albums. Of those, more than 20 million albums have been the Christmas music of Davis' group Mannheim Steamroller. The newest holiday release, Christmas Celebration
is well on its way to matching, and succeeding the first 3 studio Christmas albums in sales.
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