Vince Guaraldi Trio – A Charlie Brown Christmas: Silver Foil Edition (Red Vinyl LP)

$62.00

Ahead of the 2021 holiday season, Craft Recordings is pleased to announce a special vinyl edition of A Charlie Brown Christmas – the Vince Guaraldi Trio’s enduring soundtrack to the 1965 Peanuts animated special. This collectible release reimagines the album’s classic jacket, wrapping it in an elegant silver foil. The embossed Peanuts characters on the cover, meanwhile, have never been more striking as they gather around the Christmas Tree.

It all began in 1964 when producer Lee Mendelson set out to make a TV documentary about cartoonist Charles M. Schulz, the creator of the immensely popular Peanuts comic strip. For the film’s score, he hired Bay Area jazz artist Vince Guaraldi, a fast-rising star who had recently earned a Grammy for his instrumental crossover hit, “Cast Your Fate to the Wind.” Although A Boy Named Charlie Brown never made it to the airwaves, Mendelson was struck by Guaraldi’s sophisticated cues and the soundtrack for the unaired documentary was released on Fantasy Records.

Guaraldi’s soundtrack, meanwhile, has since become one of the best-selling jazz albums in history, second only to Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue, and regularly ranks among America’s top-selling holiday albums every December. In 2016, A Charlie Brown Christmas was certified 4x platinum by the RIAA, while last year, A Charlie Brown Christmas entered the Billboard 200’s Top Ten for the very first time – 55 years after its initial release. The album has also been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame and added to the Library of Congress’s National Recording Registry.

  1. O Tannenbaum
  2. What Child Is This
  3. My Little Drum
  4. Linus & 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. Für Elise
  11. The Christmas Song

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