Dana's Downloadable Album of the Month for October, 2004
"AT HOME WITH THE MUNSTERS"
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Happy Halloween, everybody! (Well, a little early...)
Here's a rare one: The Munsters' record from 1964. This LP was recorded by the original cast to cash in on the success of the television show, which debuted in September, 1964. Universal TV Productions were the masterminds behind the series, and since they owned the rights to most of the classic horror films ("Frankenstein", "The Mummy", etc.), a crazy '60s sitcom seemed in order.
"The Munsters" came out during the same television season as Filmways Productions' "The Addams Family." I was in 4th grade that year, and became a devout Addams Family fan. In those days, you were either a "Munsters" fan, or and "Addams Family" fan. The Addams family just seemed cooler!
Whereas "The Addams Family" was offbeat and macabre in a beatnik sort of way, "The Munsters" was goofier and more slapstick. Years later, I came to appreciate "The Munsters", and in retrospect, I think "The Munsters" is actually a funnier show. Fred Gwynne was priceless as the dim-witted "Herman Munster", and they had not one, but TWO cool cars, designed by George Barris. (Even though I preferred "The Addams Family", I remember putting the Munster's model car together, and accidentally squirting model car glue in my eye!)
"At Home With The Munsters" captures the nutty ambiance of the show, with appearances by all the cast members. Each actor gets his own song to perform, although it's obvious that Eddie Munsters' song is performed by another child, and I suspect that Marilyn's song was not performed by Pat Priest, the main actress who played the "homely" neice of the Munsters.
This album has been going for big bucks on Ebay lately (around $70) and I'm sorry to say that I don't actually own a copy of it! Thanks to my friends, I'm able to offer this rare Halloween gem to you all. Thanks to Jeff Chenault for the front cover scan, Dale Yarger for the BACK cover scan, Lorenzo Walker for the original sound files, and to Frank M. Young for painstakingly restoring the crackly LP sound to pristine digital quality!
I've included CD label art, if you're so inclined, as well as full tray art. Fold the tray art in half, and insert into a CLEAR CD case.
I've also zipped all the mp3 files into one file, as well as all the art into another zip file, to make it easy to download without having to hover over your computer for a long time.
Happy downloading and Happy Halloween! - Dana
At Home With The Munsters - mp3's
Each mp3 file ranges in size from 1.4 to 2.4 megs.
01 At The Munsters
02 Herman Says Hello
03 It Takes All Kinds of People
04 Knock Upon Our Door
05 Meet Our Pets!
06 Meet Grandpa!
07 Grandpa's Lab
09 I Wish Everyone Was Born This Way
10 When Will I Fine A Boy Like Me?
11 Knock Upon Our Door (reprise)
12 Herman's Favorite Story
13 Lily's Favorite Story
14 Grandpa's Recipe
15 Final Theme
All mp3 files in one big zip file.
It's 35 megs big! Download, and go watch TV!
Download all artwork in one zip file!
Burn it to CD-R and enjoy it!
This album comes down on October 31st, 2004.
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