A few of my favorite tracks for All Hallows’ Eve!
Spooky, Dusty Springfield
Dracula, Christine Pilzer
Sisters of the Moon, Fleetwood Mac
I love this version of Fleetwood Mac’s Sisters of the Moon. I think the castanets give the track a real edge, and towards the end (approximately minute 4:00) they almost take on a ritualistic timbre as their frequency increases almost as if in the culmination of an ancient seance. I picture rising plumes of smoke from burning incense, thrashing bodies, diaphanous flowing fabrics, and incantations invoking spirits’ name both sacred and profane.