The Art of Darkness

Vintage Haunted Mansion Album

November 15th, 2012 by Cobwebs

Wow, does this bring back memories. Long ago, back in the Vinyl Age, records with accompanying storybooks (with audio cues to turn the pages) were hugely popular. Disney released “The Story and Song from the Haunted Mansion” in 1969, and when I was a kid I played this record until the grooves wore down.

This video is just a static image of the album cover instead of displaying the individual pages, but the whole soundtrack is here (bonus: The voice of the male teenager is a young Ron Howard).

Disney has also re-released the album on CD. According to the description, “It is packaged in a Digipak with the original booklet of Collin Campbell’s illustrations and text. When you place the CD in your computer a flash program runs which houses a gallery of the booklet and cover paintings without any text and which are printable.”

This should appeal to Elder Goths who remember the original album as well as to anyone else who appreciates a touch of the retro in their spookiness.

(via BoingBoing)

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