Vince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas


Analogue Productions



Product No.:
AAPJ 8431
UPC: 753088843136

200 Gram Vinyl Record

200 Gram LP  

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Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from the original stereo analog master tapes

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Peanuts comic creator Charles M. Schulz called on pianist extraordinaire Vince Guaraldi and his trio to compose and perform music that would reflect the humor, charm and innocence of Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the entire Peanut gang for their 1965 Christmas TV special. It was a perfect match.

When Guaraldi's A Charlie Brown Christmas album was inducted into the Library of Congress, the Library's media release noted, "A Charlie Brown Christmas introduced jazz to millions of listeners." According to annotator and Guaraldi biographer Bang, "The importance of [that] sentence can not be overstated." Children all over the world who had resisted jazz as the music of their parents were given an introduction.

The album's centerpiece track, today as it was in 1965, is "Christmas Time Is Here," the soulful instrumental version that clocks in at just over six minutes.

1. O Tannenbaum
2. What Child Is This?
3. My Little Drum
4. Linus And Lucy
5. Christmas Time Is Here (Instrumental)
6. Christmas Time Is Here (Vocal)
7. Skating
8. Hark, The Herald Angels Sing
9. Christmas Is Coming
10. Fur Elise
11. The Christmas Song

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 5 person(s) rated this product.

Definitely a Winner!

posted on 06/18/2018
5 Stars
Reviewer: Ken C.
I debated buying this since it is "seasonal" and already have the CD but recently pulled the trigger anyway. Forget the seasonal aspect, this is great jazz and this LP release sounds sublime! There is more nuance and "flavor" everywhere from bass plucks to voice textures. This will be a favorite of mine for a long time to come, and especially at Christmas time.

First rate reissue!

posted on 01/06/2016
5 Stars
Reviewer: RCG
I do not own the 2LP 45RPM version to compare this to, but I can safely say this is the best version I have ever heard of this title. Given the original recording's non-audiophile origins, the amount of detail revealed (or better yet, the layers of Fantasy "crud" removed) helps delineate the instruments and voices. When you listen to the vocal version of "Christmastime is Here," for example, the chorus sounds like a group of individual voices you can pick out, not the mass of sound that Fantasy's own releases (including their lackluster SACD) are faulty of.

And musically, it is such a great album! Many of these songs have become part of many listeners' holiday tradition and rightfully so. The melodies are both uncomplicated yet memorable.

Pressing quality is also top notch. Highly recommended!

Another Home Run by Chad

posted on 12/16/2014
5 Stars
Reviewer: Tim Smith
Ordered this with Duke Ellington Masterpieces. This is so good. Great pressing and sound. Hit the vinyl jackpot with these two recordings.

A Charlie Brown Christmas - Vince Guaraldi Trio

posted on 12/05/2014
5 Stars

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