Vince Guaraldi Trio ‎– A Charlie Brown Christmas

Analogue Productions ‎– APJ 8431, Fantasy ‎– 8431, Fantasy ‎– F-8431
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo, 200 Gram

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 O Tannenbaum
Arranged By [arr.] – Vince Guaraldi
A2 What Child Is This
Arranged By [arr.] – Vince Guaraldi
A3 My Little Drum
Written-By – Guaraldi*
A4 Linus And Lucy
Written-By – Guaraldi*
A5 Christmas Time Is Here (instrumental)
Written-By – Mendelson*, Guaraldi*
B1 Christmas Time Is Here (vocal)
Written-By – Mendelson*, Guaraldi*
B2 Skating
Written-By – Mendelson*, Guaraldi*
B3 Hark, The Herald Angels Sing
Written-By – Traditional
B4 Christmas Is Coming
Written-By – Vince Guaraldi
B5 Für Elise
Written-By – Beethoven*
B6 The Christmas Song
Written-By – Torme*, Wells*

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The Original Sound Track Recording Of The CBS Television Special

Mastering at CoHEARent Audio

Publishing Credits:
Track B1, B2, B4: Shifty-felfar Music BMI
Track B6: Edwin H. Morris, Inc.-ASCAP

℗ & © 2014 Analogue Productions. Under license from Concord Music Group ℗ & © 1965. Pressed at Quality Record Pressings.

The barcode is printed on the sticker attached to the outer plastic bag.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Barcode (Text): 7 53088 84313 6
  • Barcode (Scanned): 0753088843136
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Etching): F-8431-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Etching): APJ-8431 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Etching): F-8431-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Etching): APJ-8431 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A & B Pressing Plant Initials Stamp): QRP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A & B Mastering Engineer Stamp): KEVIN GRAY
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A & B Lacquer Cutting Engineer Initials / Lacquer Cutting Facility Initials Etching): KPG @ CA

Other Versions (5 of 72) 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


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March 15, 2019

This is my favourite seasonal album and it's one which I've heard many, many versions of. I will state that one version I have no heard, which I'm sure is excellent, is the 2LP 45rpm Analogue Productions release mastered by Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman. With that noted, the 33rpm Analogue Productions all analogue mastering by Kevin Gray pressed at QRP is hands down the best I have ever heard these collections of songs come across. Whisper quiet vinyl, dynamics by the bucketloads and unrivalled clarity and fidelity, if you're still in the market for this title I'd suggest buying it while you can still get one for $100 or so because the 2LP 45rpm set goes for $200+.

I was fortunate enough to get one last year close to original MSRP (I paid less than $40 for it) and boy oh boy has it already seen a good 10 or so plays through, magical collection of songs that will always put you in the mood for Christmas.


December 13, 2018
Quiet pressing and suuuper dynamic sound. The 45rpm version probably sounds the best, but this pressing is nothing to scoff at. This is one of my favorite Christmas albums, so it'll be getting a lot of spins in during the holiday season - if you find yourself in a similar situation, don't hesitate to grab one of the last few copies of these. It's a great treat for the ears.


December 12, 2018

Very nice sound and quiet pressing. A Christmas essential for collectors.


January 28, 2018
edited about 1 year ago

Sampled a partial vinyl rip from the 45rpm version on Youtube, and when I compared even that with: the 2003 SACD (best), the 2006 remaster (OK), and a 2011 "24 bit" (the worst), it was obvious that the 45rpm was way superior. I took a look at the prices for the 45 and thought maybe I'd look for an original pressing instead, but luckily saw this release. So I'm all set for Christmas 2018.


November 20, 2017
edited about 1 year ago

Since the Steve Hoffman/Kevin Gray 45rpm version is now well out-of-reach price-wise for most people, this is THE one to get. There's probably only so many more times they're going to go back to the original tapes, so get this true analog version while you still affordably can. Every other modern edition minus the widely disliked 2006 CD remix is sourced from the same 80s digital transfer, and the sound is far inferior (though I can't speak for the new 2017 version with the retro jacket yet).
Both Analogue Productions versions are truly beautiful, with stunning clarity and lifelike presence, easily the best this album has ever sounded on any format.


October 5, 2016
The sound quality of this pressing is excellent. No surface noise at all, and the highs and lows are well balanced. I haven't listened to any of the super fancy, expensive versions (like the 45rpm edition), but I can't imagine they'd sound much better than this.


November 20, 2015
Second only to the impeccable 45 RPM release


February 4, 2015

must have !