Vince Guaraldi ‎– A Charlie Brown Christmas

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3 Different Surround Mixes to Choose From (Vince Guaraldi DVD)

Here are three unique surround experiences remixed from the original 1965 masters. You can select the “On Stage Concert Hall” surround mix and hear what it would be like to be onstage with Vince Guaraldi, with a larger-than-life orchestral sound. And you can also hear the trio in a small piano bar by selecting the “Jazz Club” mix, or experience them from the front row of Carnegie Hall with the “Front Row” surround mix.

A Charlie Brown Christmas has been released many times, but never before have they been remixed from the original masters. Head Monster Noel Lee and star producer John Burk lifted them from the vaults so they could work with the original tape. The only problem was that they were recorded on 3-track, which was a fleeting format that only lasted a few years in the early sixties. Once the rare 3-track analog masters were located and we had secured a 3-track tape head, they were converted into PCM digital audio at 96k/24bit.

Then we simulated a home theater environment in the mixing studio. Stephen Hart, John Burk and Noel Lee worked on Pro Tools HD within the matrix of a surround field of Monster THX speakers driven by a 5-channel Monster Power amp. The result is breathtaking. You can practically hear the bristles on the brushes of drummer, Jerry Granelli. You can hear Guaraldi happily tapping on his grand piano and imagine the honest smile beneath his famous mustache. This SuperDisc also includes the original stereo recording for your CD player.

More About Monster Superdiscs

SuperDisc plays music in High Definition Surround™ (HDS™) and works with any DVD player. Every SuperDisc recording has been carefully remixed and remastered to bring out the best performance possible from today’s home theater and car stereo systems. You’ll hear more clarity, punch, dynamics and vocal presence than the regular CD. SuperDisc also includes high definition digital music files. Encoded directly from the master recordings at the highest resolution possible these digital music •les will sound better than if you “ripped” the music from the CD yourself.

Monster Music Delivers A Surround Experience Even When You Don't Have A Surround Sound System.
Also included on your SuperDisc are digital music files specially encoded in Dolby® Headphone surround. This new technology makes it possible to get a virtual surround sound experience from ANY pair of headphones on any portable music player, including Apple® iPod®.

THX™ Certified
Audio quality, multiple surround mixes—even the digital music files have been THX certified for high-quality sound.

What Else is on the Disc?
• Home Theater Performance Tips: Get the best performance possible.
• THX Optimizer: Easy calibration for your system.

Tech Notes
• Superdiscs are not DVD Audio discs, they are compatible with any DVD player.
• Surround audio encoded in Dolby Digital (448kbps) and DTS 96/24 (1.5Mbps)
• Digital Music Files: WMA (192Kbps), AAC (320Kbps),

Vince Guaraldi (about the artist)

It just isn’t Christmas without Schroeder sitting on the floor, crouched over his miniature piano, playing the tune he named after his neighborhood pals. “Linus and Lucy” is one of the most recognizable jazz standards of all time. It has been covered by artists as diverse as Oscar Peterson and Steve Vai, and is indelibly connected to the life and work of Charles Schulz.

Charles Schulz was in a San Francisco taxi when he first heard the Vince Guaraldi Trio. The playful jazz melodies and light, allegro tempo seemed the perfect accompaniment to a documentary he was calling A Boy Named Charlie Brown. The performance he heard was a live broadcast from a local nightclub. Schulz demanded to be driven directly to the club. He told Guaraldi about the pilot for a documentary and asked if he would be interested in collaborating. The San Francisco native known as Dr. Funk had already achieved great success with the Grammy-winning single, “Cast Your Fate To The Wind.” He liked the idea and composed what was originally called “Jazz Impressions of a Boy Named Charlie Brown.” In 1965 Schulz suggested that he do a Christmas album. The trio consisted of Fred Marshall on bass and Jerry Granelli on drums, they recorded in a San Francisco studio in 1965. Those recordings became the soundtrack for the classic television special A Charlie Brown Christmas and one of the most popular holiday albums of all time.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 050644441721

Other Versions (5 of 71) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
85019 Vince Guaraldi A Charlie Brown Christmas(LP, Album) Fantasy 85019 US 1965 Sell This Version
8431, F 8431 Vince Guaraldi Trio A Charlie Brown Christmas(LP, Album, RE, Bro) Fantasy, Fantasy 8431, F 8431 US Unknown Sell This Version
FCD-8431-2, 8431 Vince Guaraldi Trio A Charlie Brown Christmas(CD, Album, RE) Fantasy, Fantasy FCD-8431-2, 8431 US 1988 Sell This Version
Not On Label Vince Guaraldi Trio A Charlie Brown Christmas(LP, Pic) Fantasy Studios Not On Label US 2017 Sell This Version
5019 Vince Guaraldi A Charlie Brown Christmas(LP, Album, Mono, Promo) Fantasy 5019 US 1965 Sell This Version