A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS LIMITED SILVER EDITION CASSETTE DURING NOVEMBER 5
This holiday season, perennial favorite A Charlie Brown Christmas returns on tape for the first time in three decades. Released November 5th on Craft Recordings and available for Pre-order today, this silver-colored collector’s cassette is limited to 5,000 units worldwide and makes the perfect stocking stuffer for PEANUTS fans of all ages. The timeless soundtrack of the 1965 TV special features a host of Christmas standards from the Vince Guaraldi trio, as well as originals such as “Christmas Time Is Here” and the iconic “Linus and Lucy”. Click here to watch the release trailer.
The cassette serves as a companion piece to the recently announced “Silver Foil” vinyl edition of A Charlie Brown Christmas, which reimagines the album’s classic white cover with a stunning embossed silver foil dust jacket. Available October 1, Limited Press can be found in multiple vinyl color variations at select retailers, while fans can pre-order an edition of clear vinyl infused with festive glitter exclusively from the official Craft Recordings store.
On December 9, 1965, A Charlie Brown Christmas aired on television screens across America and instantly captured the hearts and ears of a generation. To bolster the animated special, based on the hugely popular comic book PEANUTS by Charles M. Schulz, was an engaging score by Bay Area jazz artist Vince Guaraldi, which brought characters like Charlie Brown, Lucy and Snoopy to life. thanks to its evocative clues.
Working primarily with bassist Fred Marshall and drummer Jerry Granelli, Guaraldi has combined interpretations inspired by traditional holiday dishes (“O Tannenbaum”, “Hark, the Herald Angels Sing” and “What Child Is This”) with original compositions , including Theme “Linus and Lucy”, “Ice Skating” and “Christmas Time Has Arrived”. The latter song, available as an instrumental and vocal track, featured young choristers from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in San Rafael, California.
More than five decades later, the Emmy® and Peabody®-winning animated classic is now streaming on Apple TV + and has spawned more than two dozen subsequent PEANUTS promotions. Guaraldi’s soundtrack, meanwhile, has since grown into one of the best-selling jazz albums in history, just behind Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue, and consistently ranks among the best-selling holiday albums in the world. United States annually in 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 Top Ten for the very first time, 55 years after its initial release. The album was also inducted into the GRAMMY® Hall of Fame and added to the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress. To learn more about Vince Guaraldi, follow us on Facebook, YouTube, Spotify, and Apple Music.
A list of Charlie Brown Christmas Silver Edition cassette tracks:
In front of
2. What child is this
3. My little drum
4. Linus and Lucy
5. Christmas time has arrived (instrumental)
1. Christmas time has arrived (voice)
3. Listen, sing the herald angels
4. Christmas is coming
5. Für Elise
6. The Christmas song
7. Green sleeves