Recorded in 1964, the music of A Boy Named Charlie Brown contains Vince Guaraldis earliest Peanuts creations, including the first appearance of "Charlie Brown's Theme" and "Linus and Lucy," which became the defining song of all the early TV specials. This LP re-issue features the 1972 artwork depicting a helpless Charlie Brown on a pitcher's mound and comes with 8 newly created baseball cards of favorite Peanuts characters. The album was mastered from the original analog tapes by Kevin Gray.
Just in time for the chilly days of fall to hopefully start filling the forecast comes another lovely reissue of cool jazz written for use in some Peanuts-associated entertainment. In this case, it was the first feature film to feature Charlie Brown and the gang, originally released in 1969. And, as ever, the music works just as well without the animated antics of the Peanuts gang. These are delightful originals from Guaraldi and co., filled with the breezy feel of the West Coast jazz sound of the time that calls up warm seaside strolls and autumnal snuggles. The soundtrack is given a nice pop, too, via the mastering work of Kevin Gray. The LP also came with a bit of collector's catnip: a charming set of baseball cards for the Peanuts characters.
- Vinyl LP
- Mastered from the Original Analog Tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
- 8 Baseball Cards featuring the Peanuts Characters
- Made in USA
- Oh, Good Grief
- Pebble Beach
- Happiness Is
- Charlie Brown Theme
- Linus And Lucy
- Blue Charlie Brown
- Baseball Theme
- Freda (With The Naturally Curly Hair)