Artist:
Vince Guaraldi Trio

A Charlie Brown Christmas: Super Deluxe CD / Blu-Ray Box Set

£94.99

Release date: 10 November, 2023

The Super Deluxe Edition offers fans an unparalleled deep dive into all aspects of A Charlie Brown Christmas—placing listeners in the studio as the musicians work through their arrangements. Disc one features the new stereo mix of the album, plus the original remastered 1965 mix, while disc two through four offer more than 50 never-before-heard outtakes from five recording sessions, as Guaraldi and his bandmates craft cues like “Christmas Is Coming” and “Skating.” Disc five delivers the new stereo mix in hi-resolution audio, as well as Dolby Atmos® on Blu-ray audio.

Housed in a hardcover book, the collection guides fans through the entire recording process, thanks to new, in-depth liner notes by Derrick Bang—a PEANUTS® historian and author of Vince Guaraldi at the Piano (McFarland & Company). Rounding out the package is a special message from the family of Lee Mendelson, the late Emmy® and Peabody Award-winning producer and co-creator of the PEANUTS® animated specials.

Disc 1 – A Charlie Brown Christmas (2022 Stereo Mix) 

1. 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)
7. Skating
8. Hark, The Herald Angels Sing
9. Christmas Is Coming
10. Für Elise
11. The Christmas Song 

Disc 2 – The Recording Sessions (September 17, 1965): 

1. Christmas Is Coming (#1, Take 1)
2. Christmas Is Coming (#1, Take 2)
3. Christmas Is Coming (#1, Take 3)
4. Christmas Is Coming (#1, Takes 4–5)
5. Christmas Is Coming (#1, Take 6)
6. Christmas Is Coming (#1, Take 7)
7. Christmas Time Is Here (Instrumental) (#2, Takes 1–2)
8. Christmas Time Is Here (Instrumental) (#2, Take 3)
9. Skating (Unnumbered)
10. Skating (#3, Takes 1–2)
11. Skating (#3, Take 3)
12. Skating (#3, Takes 4–6)
13. Skating (#3, Take 7)
14. Linus And Lucy (#4, Take 1)
15. Christmas Is Coming (#5, Take 1)
16. Christmas Is Coming (#5, Take 2)
17. Christmas Is Coming (#5, Take 3)
18. Christmas Is Coming (#5, Take 4)
19. Christmas Time Is Here (Instrumental) (#6, Take 1)
20. Christmas Time Is Here (Instrumental) (#6, Take 2) 

Disc 3 – The Recording Sessions (September 21-22, 1965/Recording Date Unknown): 

1. Christmas Is Coming (#1, Take 1)
2. Christmas Is Coming (#1, Take 2)
3. Christmas Is Coming (#1, Take 3)
4. Christmas Is Coming (#1, Takes 4–6)
5. Christmas Is Coming (#1, Take 7)
6. Tannenbaum (#2, Take 1)
7. Tannenbaum (#2, Take 2)
8. Tannenbaum (#2, Takes 3–4)
9. Tannenbaum (#2, Take 5)
10. Jingle Bells (#3, Takes 1–4)
11. Goin’ Out Of My Head (Unnumbered)
12. Christmas Time Is Here (Instrumental) (#6, Take 3)
13. Skating (#7, Take 1)
14. Skating (#7, Take 2)
15. Für Elise (Takes 1–2)
16. Christmas Time Is Here (Vocal) (#1, Take 1)
17. Christmas Time Is Here (Vocal) (#1, Takes 2–3)
18. Christmas Time Is Here (Vocal) (#1, Take 4)
19. Christmas Time Is Here (Vocal) (#1, Take 5)
20. Christmas Time Is Here (Vocal) (Rehearsal)
21. Christmas Time Is Here (Vocal) (#1, Take 6)
22. Christmas Time Is Here (Vocal) (#1, Take 7) 

Disc 4 – The Recording Sessions (October 28, 1965): 

1. Greensleeves (Take 1)
2. Greensleeves (Takes 2–4)
3. Greensleeves (Take 5)
4. Greensleeves (Take 6)
5. Greensleeves (Take 7)
6. Greensleeves (Take 8)
7. Greensleeves (Takes 9–10)
8. Greensleeves (Take 11)
9. Greensleeves (Take 12)
10. The Christmas Song (Take 1)
11. The Christmas Song (Takes 2–3)
12. The Christmas Song (Takes 4–7)
13. The Christmas Song (Take 8)
14. The Christmas Song (Take 9)
15. The Christmas Song (Take 10)
16. The Christmas Song (Take 11) 

Disc 5 – Blu-Ray Audio 

1. A Charlie Brown Christmas (2022 Stereo Mix) (Hi-Resolution Audio)
2. A Charlie Brown Christmas (2022 Dolby Atmos Mix) 

Label:
Craft Recordings
Formats:
CD Box Set
Cat#:
7224523