Hi everyone and Happy 10th anniversary to the board!
Would anyone recall a syndicated radio vignette series called "Beyond the Limits"? Aired during the weeks leading up to Hallowe'en in the late 1980's/early 1990's in my area, each vignette lasted about 60 to 90 seconds in length, featured a semi-low-toned male narrator solemnly describing tales of the supernatural/unexplained (often taken from well-known traditional tales, older books of "true" ghost stories, and in one case even recalling the '50s teenage ballad concerning a shivering girl named Laurie who asks an unsuspecting young man at a dance for his sweater, then disappears with it (you know the rest)). Each vignette was accompanied by the identical backing track: a monophonic, saw-wave Moog bass with well-spaced, heavily reverbed and echoed "bloops" and "bleeps". The conclusion was also the same for each vignette: a dramatically paused, "There _is_ a natural (logical?) explanation... Isn't there?" preceding the final Moog bass notes Ab G Eb C.
I was wondering if anyone knew of the availability of any recordings of the series, be it digitally or on hard copy (vinyl? tape? cart? open reel?). Just the ambient music behind each seriously-intoned, narrated story was enough to make me scared of entering any empty room in the house! As much as it may still scare me, I would love to hear at least one again... Preferably in a safe, fully-lit environment.
Thanks! and HAPPY HALLOWE'EN!