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For those of you who listen to the weekly broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion you will no doubt remember fondly Garrison Keillor's Halloween shows. Who could forget the lighthearted story of a bat from This Wonderful World or Keillor's dramatic reading of The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe or the light hearted fun of a Celebrity Halloween?

A Prairie Home Companion has just released, Horrors!, a two hour, two CD or two cassette compilation of some of their best Halloween skits and musical numbers culled directly from the radio show. No need to hunt through the countless hours of taped broadcasts only to find you forgot to flip a tape or your copy has been worn through from repeated listening. The good people at A Prairie Home Companion have done the work for you and collected only the best.

Those of you who may be unfamiliar with A Prairie Home Companion or the works of Garrison Keillor, (how did you get an internet connection in that cave of yours?) Horrors! is a lighthearted and humorous look at Halloween. Backed by a talented crew of eclectic performers, Garrison Keillor presents comedy skits, dramatic readings, musical numbers, and the world famous News from Lake Wobegon monologue. Two full hours of Halloween fun fit for the entire family!

Contents of the compilation include:

Tape or CD 1

  • Halloween
  • This Wonderful World: Bats
  • Butch Thompson: In the Dark
  • The News from Lake Wobegon: The Ethics of Jokes
  • Blue Turtles by Rich Dworsky
  • The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe
  • Halloween: The Movie
  • Cafe Boeuf
  • That's Odd

Tape or CD 2

  • Halloween at the Radio Station
  • Funerary Verse
  • Flies
  • News from Lake Wobegon: The Do-Rites
  • Celebrity Halloween
  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • Buried Alive
  • Butch Thompson: Creepy Feeling by Jelly Roll Morton

You can also listen to Real Audio® files of Halloween and Fall-related material from A Prairie Home Companion here or by visiting the A Prairie Home Companion website hosted by Minnesota Public Radio.

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Reviewed by: Hauntmaster  10/15/1998 - A Prairie Home Companion® and Lake Wobegon® are registered trademarks of Garrison Keillor


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