The Soundtrack to ‘It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown’ Getting First-Ever Vinyl Release This August

Last year the soundtrack to the classic “Peanuts” Halloween special “It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” was released for the first time on CD and digital. This year, in another first, Craft Recordings is bringing the soundtrack to vinyl.

The debut vinyl release for this time-honored soundtrack will be available August 30th and will include the iconic pumpkin as an etching on side B of the record as well as an introduction from the TV special’s executive producer Lee Mendelson and insightful liner notes by Derrick Bang, “Peanuts” historian and author of “Vince Guaraldi at the Piano.”

A special limited edition (500 copies) will be pressed on glow-in-the-dark vinyl and will be available exclusively at the Craft Recordings Store.

Limited edition It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown glow-in-the-dark vinyl

“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.

Track Listing:

Side A

  1. Linus and Lucy
  2. Graveyard Theme
  3. Snoopy and the Leaf/Frieda (With the Naturally Curly Hair)
  4. The Great Pumpkin Waltz
  5. Linus and Lucy (Reprise)
  6. Charlie Brown Theme/Happy Linus
  7. The Great Pumpkin Waltz (Reprise)
  8. The Red Baron/Military Drum March
  9. The Great Pumpkin Waltz (2nd Reprise)
  10. Trick or Treat
  11. Fanfare/Breathless/Trick or Treat (Reprise)
  12. Charlie Brown Theme (Reprise)
  13. Breathless
  14. 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
  15. Trick or Treat (2nd Reprise)
  16. Linus and Lucy (2nd Reprise)
  17. Charlie Brown Theme (2nd Reprise)

Side B

  1. Pumpkin etching

The Craft Recordings limited edition glow-in-the-dark vinyl of “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (Music from the Soundtrack)” is available now for pre-order. The open edition vinyl will be available on upon release.

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