Vince Guaraldi

It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (2022 Reissue)


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Limited LP : Orange Pumpkin Shaped Vinyl

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It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (Music from the Soundtrack) features some of the most iconic tracks in pop culture, including the instantly recognizable “Linus and Lucy,” as well as the languid, lyrical “Great Pumpkin Waltz.” The music was recorded on October 4, 1966 at Desilu’s Gower Street Studio in Hollywood, California by Guaraldi (piano) and his longtime friends and trio sidemen — bassist Monty Budwig and drummer Colin Bailey — joined by Emanuel Klein (trumpet), John Gray (guitar) and Ronald Lang (woodwinds). The entire scoring process was overseen by composer, arranger and conductor John Scott Trotter, well known for a three-decade run as Bing Crosby’s music director and close friend.

The slowdown of the pandemic gave the Mendelson family, (Lee Mendelson was the Executive Producer of the TV Special), an opportunity to dig deep through their archives and they discovered what were previously thought to be lost to time: the original analog session reels for It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. What you will hear on most tracks of this new and improved “best” version of It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown are the musical cues as recorded by Vince and crew before they were edited for the television special, in show order, as well as a selection of alternate takes.

Tracklist

Side A
LINUS AND LUCY
GRAVEYARD THEME
SNOOPY AND THE LEAF/FRIEDA (WITH THE NATURALLY CURLY HAIR)
THE GREAT PUMPKIN WALTZ
LINUS AND LUCY (REPRISE)
CHARLIE BROWN THEME/CHARLIE BROWN THEME (MINOR THEME)/GRAVEYARD THEME (REPRISE)
THE GREAT PUMPKIN WALTZ (REPRISE)
THE RED BARON/MILITARY DRUM MARCH
THE GREAT PUMPKIN WALTZ (2ND REPRISE)/THE GREAT PUMPKIN WALTZ (3rd REPRISE)
GRAVEYARD THEME (TRICK OR TREAT) (2nd REPRISE)
FANFARE/BREATHLESS/ GRAVEYARD THEME (TRICK OR TREAT) (3rd REPRISE)
CHARLIE BROWN THEME (REPRISE)

Side B
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
GRAVEYARD THEME (TRICK OR TREAT) (4th REPRISE)
LINUS AND LUCY (2ND REPRISE)/LINUS AND LUCY (3rd REPRISE)
CHARLIE BROWN THEME (2ND REPRISE)
LINUS AND LUCY (ALTERNATE TAKE 1)
GRAVEYARD THEME (ALTERNATE TAKE 1)
CHARLIE BROWN THEME (ALTERNATE REPRISE TAKE 1)
LINUS AND LUCY (ALTERNATE TAKE 2)
THE GREAT PUMPKIN WALTZ (ALTERNATE TAKE 2)
LINUS AND LUCY (ALTERNATE REPRISE TAKE 1)
CHARLIE BROWN THEME (ALTERNATE REPRISE TAKE 2)

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRGkEDADmRU&list=PLwN7GQjoEtl_0hi57FpmCAzPzL1boCSBI