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Vince Guaraldi - It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (Original Soundtrack Recording) (LP, 45 RPM, Album, Remastered, Mono)

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It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown is a 1966 American prime time animated television special based on the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz.A Halloween special, it was the third Peanuts special (and second holiday-themed special, following A Charlie Brown Christmas) to be produced and animated by Bill Melendez. The special features music composed by jazz pianist Vince Guaraldi, whose contributions include the theme song "Linus and Lucy". It was also the first Peanuts special whose title used the pattern of a short phrase followed by "Charlie Brown", a pattern which remained the norm for almost all subsequent Peanuts specials.Its initial broadcast took place on October 27, 1966 on CBS, preempting My Three Sons, and tied Bonanza as the No. 1 broadcast in that week's Nielsen TV ratings. The original sponsors were Coca-Cola (which had been the original sponsor of A Charlie Brown Christmas) and the Dolly Madison brand of baked snack food. (Dolly Madison continued to co-sponsor the Peanuts specials on CBS for many years.) The special was nominated for a 1966 Emmy Award. CBS re-aired the special annually through 2000, with ABC picking up the rights beginning in 2001. It aired annually on ABC during the Halloween season until 2019. From 2006 until 2019, ABC usually aired the special twice, once in a truncated format during a half-hour time slot and once in full during an hour-long time slot (filled out with an abridged version of the 1972 special You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown). Beginning in 2020, Apple TV+ became the exclusive home of all Peanuts specials. The special is also aired on Family Channel in Canada since 2018. In 2021, the special returned to broadcast television on PBS and PBS Kids stations as part of a partnership by Apple and PBS. It aired at 7:30 P.M. ET/PT on October 24, 2021. It would be the only time the special aired on PBS, as the network could not renew the agreement for 2022. Apple allowed non-subscribers free streaming in 2022 from October 28 to 31.The program has been issued on home video several times, including a Remastered Deluxe Edition of the special released by Warner Home Video on September 2, 2008, with the bonus feature It's Magic, Charlie Brown which was released in 1981. To celebrate its 40th anniversary, a retrospective book was published in 2006. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown: The Making of a Television Classic includes the entire script, never-before-seen photographs, storyboard excerpts, and interviews with the original child actors who provided the voices of the Peanuts gang. A history of the program and the various religious interpretations of Linus' sincere belief in the Great Pumpkin are explained in the 2015 book, A Charlie Brown Religion, published by the University Press of Mississippi.

Release Info

Artist: Vince Guaraldi
Label: Craft Recordings
Format: LP, 45 RPM, Album, Remastered, Mono
Country: US
Label: Craft Recordings
Released: 2022-09-09
Genre: Jazz, Stage & Screen
Style: Cool Jazz, Soundtrack, Score


A1 Linus And Lucy
A2 Graveyard Theme
Snoopy And The Leaf / Frieda (With The Naturally Curly Hair)
A4 The Great Pumpkin Waltz
A5 Linus And Lucy (Reprise)
Charlie Brown Theme / Charlie Brown Theme (Minor Theme) / Graveyard Theme (Reprise)
A7 The Great Pumpkin Waltz (Reprise)
The Red Baron / Military Drum March
The Great Pumpkin Waltz (2nd Reprise) / The Great Pumpkin Waltz (3rd Reprise)
A10 Graveyard Theme (Trick Or Treat) (2nd Reprise)
Fanfare / Breathless / Graveyard Theme (Trick Or Treat) (3rd Reprise)
A12 Charlie Brown Theme (Reprise)
B1 Breathless (2nd Reprise)
It's A Long Way To Tipperary / There's A Long, Long Trail A-Winding / Pack Up Your Troubles In Your Old Kit Bag / Roses Of Picardy
B3 Graveyard Theme (Trick Or Treat) (4th Reprise)
Linus And Lucy (2nd Reprise) / Linus And Lucy (3rd Reprise)
B5 Charlie Brown Theme (2nd Reprise)
B6 Linus And Lucy (Alternate Take 1)
B7 Graveyard Theme (Alternate Take 1)
B8 Charlie Brown Theme (Alternate Reprise Take 1)
B9 Linus And Lucy (Alternate Take 2)
B10 The Great Pumpkin Waltz (Alternate Take 2)
B11 Linus And Lucy (Alternate Reprise Take 1)
B12 Charlie Brown Theme (Alternate Reprise Take 2)

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