Vince Guaraldi Trio’s A Charlie Brown Christmas [2012 Remastered & Expanded Edition] will be released by the Fantasy label in time for the holidays. One of the most popular and beloved holiday albums of all time, the multi-platinum-selling original soundtrack recording was a Library of Congress National Recording Registry inductee on May 23, 2012 and a Grammy Hall of Fame inductee in 2007.
The 2012 Remastered & Expanded Edition CD will be out October 9th, 2012 feature the original 1965 recording newly remastered with 24-bit technology from the original analog stereo master tapes. It also contains three holiday bonus tracks that did not appear on the original LP: ‘Greensleeves,’ ‘Thanksgiving Theme,’ and ‘Great Pumpkin Waltz.’ The digi package includes a 20-page booklet featuring memorable Peanuts character images from the beloved A Charlie Brown Christmas television special and engaging new liner notes by Peanuts and Vince Guaraldi historian Derrick Bang, author of Vince Guaraldi at the Piano (McFarland Press). Concurrently, Fantasy will issue a 2012 LP pressing of the classic album on green vinyl.