Vince Guaraldi / A Charlie Brown Christmas

Expanded deluxe editions

Vince Guaraldi’s score from the classic 1965 animated Peanuts special, A Charlie Brown Christmas, is subject of a major reissue campaign from Craft Recordings.

One the the best selling jazz albums of all time is explored across a number of formats, including a comprehensive 4CD+blu-ray super deluxe edition, which features hours of newly unearthed session tapes from Fantasy Records’ vaults. This set also offers a blu-ray audio with a Dolby Atmos Mix and hi-res stereo mixes.

The 5CD+blu-ray super deluxe edition of A Charlie Brown Christmas

In fact, the standard version of the album has now been upgraded with a new stereo mix from engineer, Paul Blakemore. This features on a special 2LP deluxe vinyl which offers 13 bonus alternates. An expanded CD edition mirrors this content.

A single LP vinyl edition maintains the original 1965 mix but for this reissue is offered in gold foil sleeved with embossing details. So the outside cover is gold, but the actual vinyl is available in a number of coloured vinyl variants, depending on retailer.

The ‘gold foil’ vinyl edition of A Charlie Brown Christmas also has an embossed sleeve

The super deluxe offers more than 50 never-before-heard outtakes from five recording sessions and features both mixes of the album on CD 1. It is housed in a hardcover book which helps to guide fans through the entire recording process, via new, in-depth sleeve notes by Derrick Bang – a Peanuts expert.

The single LP vinyl editions of A Charlie Brown Christmas are released on 16 September 2022. The super deluxe, 2LP and single CD editions follow on 2 December (was 14 October), via Craft Recordings.


A Charlie Brown Christmas Vince Guaraldi /

    • Side 1
      1. O Tannenbaum
      2. What Child Is This
      3. My Little Drum
      4. Linus & Lucy
      5. Christmas Time Is Here (instrumental)
    • Side 2
      1. Christmas Time Is Here (vocal)
      2. Skating
      3. Hark, The Herald Angels Sing
      4. Christmas Is Coming
      5. Für Elise
      6. The Christmas Song

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