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Power Records "Ghostly Sounds: A Haunting Experience" (Power Records, S343, 1974)

A completely different "Ghostly Sounds" lp than my last post, this one comes from Power Records & was released in at least two versions with the tracks jumbled into somewhat altered sequences (this rip is off the first pressing w/ the less familiar "Raised Fist" Power Records logo).

Since the contents here are loose stories-in-sound, to get yourself in the proper mood please feel free to click the image below for the enlarged back cover descriptions as penned by one "A. Ghost".

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for both Ghostly Sounds rips, Jason. Though it's been decades since I listened to the Power Records GS, I keep thinking that mine was different. I don't recall a spooky voice reading the summary of each track, as it does in yours. I also remember the Mad Harpist being somewhat different. Finally, and I'm sure of this one, there was a dog sound effect (mad dogs) that was used on its own track, as well as the Swamp Monster sound story. The sound was similar to the dogs track on "Sounds To Make You Shiver!" but it had a bit where the dog sounded absolutely terrifying. Maybe most of this is just all of those nights I've slept since last listening.


3/06/2006 10:29 AM

Blogger Jason said...

Heh, I don't think it's your mind playing tricks on you; if my memory serves me it's the later pressings that have the variants you describe. This week I'll make a copy of the other copy I have (diff cat #, diff track sequence, etc) & either add it to this post or as a standalone followup.

3/06/2006 10:43 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cool, I grabbed this one around Hallowe'en, but needed a scan of the back cover, thanks.


3/06/2006 12:21 PM

Blogger The Usual Decaying City said...

Yet again you have filled my life with terror and joy with this post.
This is the version I had as a kid and I've been searching for a nice clean copy for years. Thanks a million and one for this. I hope to some day turn my yammering blog into more of audio share. I may need some advice on ripping! I now owe you another beer. What is the name of your band?

Keep Cool...Mark

3/06/2006 1:36 PM

Blogger Jason said...

Excellent news on all fronts. My band is The Knockout Pills & I think we're hitting the midwest & east late summer (booking now).

3/06/2006 2:12 PM

Anonymous steve said...

Wow, more great stuff. My vinyl copy of this is also one of the later pressings without the narration. They deleted, for some reason "A. Ghost" from the back (can't be it's too corny!) - but they didn't revise two of my favorite funny typos "They reek havoc in the old cathedral until the peeling church bells ring..." Stinky ghosts and exfoliating bells!

3/06/2006 3:35 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Groove Grotto has "Horror Hop" up.

Dr. Terror

3/06/2006 8:41 PM

Anonymous Chris Swank said...

I just discovered something either very trivial or very interesting. Notice the number of this release is 343. The last Frankie Stein release was number 342. Makes me wonder if this was either originally a Sixties release or a carryover of the original Power Records numbering before they switched to the 8000 series. I like all three versions of this one, though.

10/14/2006 9:48 PM

Blogger Kveldulf said...

Having loved Side2 of the William Castle "Ghost Story" album, I'm delighted to find more of the same on this album! thank you!

11/05/2007 9:04 PM

Blogger geemarcus said...

Hi Jason, I've enjoyed your blog since downloading "Halloween Junkie 2006" from Demonoid (those are your torrents, right?). I'm listening to the version of this record without the narration right now and it's reminding me of a record I had when I was a kid. I lent it to my scoutmaster for a Haunted Ghost Walk our troop put on (must be around 1978) and never got it back. I figured if anyone would know what it is based on my meager description it's you.

If my memory is correct it had a mostly black cover with red and yellow accents, and a skull or skeleton. I think that one side was just sound effects and the other had a narrative of a trip through a haunted house. I'll never forget the opening narration, where a deep, heavily reverb-ed voice says "So, you want to visit a haunted house, hmmmmm?"

Does this sound familiar? Thanks for all the great stuff!

11/07/2008 2:42 PM

Blogger FulciLives said...

Any chance of a re-up of this? I had the other 2nd variation as a kid but would love to hear this ... actually the other one is down as well. Would be nice if you could re-upload both ... I no longer have it

5/17/2010 11:07 AM

Blogger Freddy said...

I remember this well. Loved it.
Great stuff, yes PLEASE re-up this one sometime. Thanks.
Have a great Halloween.

10/18/2011 9:10 AM


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