Vince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas





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CFAN 8431 SA
UPC: 025218730327

Hybrid Stereo SACD

Hybrid Stereo SACD  

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180 Gram Vinyl Record

Before he met Charles Schulz and Charlie Brown, Vince Guaraldi was a household name in jazz because of his work with Cal Tjader and his success with "Cast Your Fate to the Wind" from his Jazz Impressions of Black Orpheus album. The CBS television program A Charlie Brown Christmas spread Guaraldi’s fame far beyond jazz households. First broadcast in 1965, the show is one of the best-loved animated specials in TV history, repeated year after year during the Christmas season. Charlie Brown’s struggles against the crassness of holiday commercialism in search of the true meaning of Christmas mirrored Guaraldi’s philosophy of music. Schulz’s story struck in Guaraldi a responsive chord, many chords. The simplicity, the rightness, of the music he crafted to reflect the personalities of Charlie, Lucy, Snoopy, Linus and the rest of the Peanuts gang is greatly responsible for the success of the production. There are no choirs, no strings, no sounding brass, no tympani rolls; just occasional children’s voices and jazz trio music written and played with perfection and sensitivity.

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 Version]
7. Skating
8. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
9. Christmas Is Coming
10. Für Elise
11. The Christmas Song
12. Greensleeves

Customer Reviews (4.75 Stars) 4 person(s) rated this product.

Classic for all times

posted on 09/02/2011
5 Stars


posted on 12/10/2010
5 Stars
Even though you can hear the tape hiss, the transparency of the original recording comes through nicely . The CD is good , and the vinyl is good , the SACD makes it sound like they are singing in front of you , great imaging .

A must have album... slightly less so on SACD..

posted on 02/09/2005
4 Stars
Reviewer: Nate Greenleaf
Don't get me wrong. I absolutely love SACD, unfortunately, this is the first album that hasn't dramatically blown me away. There is still a loud audible analog hiss. The only major difference I can quickly discern from the RBCD version is that the levels have been fixed as the need for compression isn't so great, and it is a better sounding album for that reason alone. I would expect anyone who likes music to own this disk, although it isn't as much of the SACD marvel as I had been hoping for.

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