Remastered From Original Stereo Master Tapes!
A newly remastered edition of one of the most popular and beloved holiday albums of all-time. This special 2012 edition of the multi-platinum selling classic includes three bonus tracks that did not appear on the original 1965 LP.
Newly remastered with 24-bit technology from the original stereo master tapes.
Features three bonus tracks that did not appear on the original 1965 LP: "Greensleeves", "Thanksgiving Theme", and "Great Pumpkin Waltz".
Digi packaging includes a 20-page booklet featuring memorable Peanuts character images from the Charlie Brown Christmas television special, as well as insightful new liner notes by Peanuts and Vince Guaraldi historian, Derrick Bang (author of Vince Guaraldi at the Piano).
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 Guaraldis 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 Browns struggles against the crassness of holiday commercialism in search of the true meaning of Christmas mirrored Guaraldis philosophy of music. Schulzs 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.
Remastered from original stereo master tapes
Remastered with 24-bit technology
Three bonus tracks that did not appear on original 1965 LP
20-page booklet: Memorable Peanuts character images from the Charlie Brown Christmas television special; new liner notes
Vince Guaraldi, piano
Fred Marshall, bass
Monty Budwig, bass
Jerry Granelli, drums
Colin Bailey, drums
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]
8. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
9. Christmas Is Coming
10. Für Elise
11. The Christmas Song
13. Great Pumpkin Waltz
14. Thanksgiving Theme