Various40 Years A Charlie Brown™ Christmas

Label:Monster Music (3) – MMU44152
Series:SuperDisc (5)
DVD, DVD-Video, Multichannel, NTSC, Album, Remastered, Stereo
CD, Album, Stereo
All Media, Limited Edition, Numbered
Genre:Jazz, Pop
Style:Smooth Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Vocal, Easy Listening, Holiday


DVD-1David BenoitChristmas Is Coming2:53
DVD-2Vanessa WilliamsJust Like Me4:11
DVD-3Dave KozLinus And Lucy4:02
DVD-4Toni BraxtonIt's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year4:16
DVD-5Rick BraunMy Little Drum3:27
DVD-6Norman BrownSkating4:00
DVD-7Brian McKnightChristmas Time Is Here4:24
DVD-8Gerald AlbrightO Tannenbaum3:52
DVD-9The Rippingtons Featuring Russ Freeman (2)Red Baron4:08
DVD-10Chaka KhanThe Christmas Song4:02
DVD-11David BenoitFür Elise (Beethoven)1:06
DVD-12Eric MarienthalChristmas Time Is Here (Reprise)3:13
CD-1David BenoitChristmas Is Coming
Arranged By [Orchestra], ConductorDavid Benoit
ConcertmasterJoel Derouin
ContractorSuzie Katayama
DrumsVinnie Colaiuta
PercussionLuis Conte
PianoDavid Benoit
TromboneSteven Holtman
Written-ByVince Guaraldi
CD-2Vanessa WilliamsJust Like Me
Acoustic BassDave Carpenter
Arranged ByDavid Benoit
Arranged By [Strings], ConductorDavid Benoit
ConcertmasterJoel Derouin
Contractor, Other [Music Prep]Suzie Katayama
DrumsVinnie Colaiuta
Engineer [Vocals]Jan Folkson
Piano, BellsDavid Benoit
Producer [Vocals]Rob Mathes
VocalsVanessa Williams
Written-ByDavid Benoit, Lee Mendelson
CD-3Dave KozLinus And Lucy
Alto SaxophoneDave Koz
Arranged ByDavid Benoit
DrumsVinnie Colaiuta
Electric BassAlex Al
GuitarTony Maiden
PercussionLuis Conte
Piano, SynthesizerDavid Benoit
Written-ByVince Guaraldi
CD-4Toni BraxtonIt's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
Acoustic BassDave Carpenter
Arranged ByDavid Benoit
Electric GuitarGrant Geissman
Engineer [Assistant Vocal Engineer]Mack Woodward
Piano, Electric Piano [Rhodes], Synthesizer [String Synth]David Benoit
Producer [Vocals]Keri Lewis
VocalsToni Braxton
Written-ByEddie Pola, George Wyle
CD-5Rick BraunMy Little Drum
DrumsVinnie Colaiuta
Electric BassAlex Al
FlugelhornRick Braun
GuitarTony Maiden
PercussionLuis Conte
Piano [Rhodes]David Benoit
Written-By, Arranged ByVince Guaraldi
CD-6Norman BrownSkating
Acoustic BassAlex Al
Arranged ByDavid Benoit
DrumsVinnie Colaiuta
Electric Piano [Rhodes]David Benoit
GuitarNorman Brown
Written-ByVince Guaraldi
CD-7Brian McKnightChristmas Time Is Here
Acoustic Bass [Additional]Dave Carpenter
Arranged ByBrian McKnight
BassChris Loftlin
Drums [Additional]Peter Erskine
EngineerChris Wood (5)
GuitarTyrone Chase
KeyboardsDavid Nathan (6)
PianoDavid Benoit
ProducerBrian McKnight
VocalsBrian McKnight
CD-8Gerald AlbrightO Tannenbaum
Arranged ByDavid Benoit
DrumsVinnie Colaiuta
Electric BassAlex Al
Electric Piano [Rhodes]David Benoit
GuitarTony Maiden
PercussionLuis Conte
Tenor SaxophoneGerald Albright
CD-9The RippingtonsRed Baron
Arranged ByRuss Freeman (2)
DrumsPeter Erskine
EngineerSteve Sykes
Engineer [Mix]Steve Sykes
Guitar, KeyboardsRuss Freeman (2)
KeyboardsBill Heller (2)
ProducerRuss Freeman (2)
SaxophoneEric Marienthal
Written-ByVince Guaraldi
CD-10Chaka KhanThe Christmas Song
Acoustic BassDave Carpenter
Arranged ByDavid Benoit
Piano, Electric Piano [Rhodes], Synthesizer [String Synth]David Benoit
VocalsChaka Khan
Written ByTorme-Wells
Written-ByTorme*, Wells*
CD-11David BenoitFür Elise
Arranged ByDavid Benoit
Composed By [Original]Beethoven*
PianoDavid Benoit
CD-12Eric MarienthalChristmas Time Is Here (Reprise)
Acoustic BassDave Carpenter
DrumsPeter Erskine
PianoDavid Benoit
SaxophoneEric Marienthal

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Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of A Charlie Brown Christmas with David Benoit’s reprisal of the original Christmas classic. We are presenting two unique mixes in High Definition Surround Sound: The "Orchestral" mix is engineered to recreate the experience of being in a Concert Hall. The mix is lush and reverberating. It resembles the natural acoustics of a beautiful theater with a large, expansive sound. The "In The Room" mix is more intimate allowing you "inside" the music. You hear the instruments all around you. "When I heard the "In The Room" Monster mix," Says Benoit, "I felt like I was right there with the band, right at the rehearsal, like we were just rehearsing in our living room. There’s the drummer and bass player here, the piano right in the middle, and I’m just part of this and it was just like it was happening in real time." This SuperDisc also includes the original stereo recording for your CD player.

About The Artists

The five-time Grammy nominee David Benoit is one of the most accomplished pianists in the world. He is also a conductor of considerable renown, with many of the world’s greatest orchestras to his credit. His command performance of the “Peanuts Piano Concerto” garnered worldwide acclaim and earned him a reputation as the torchbearer of Charlie Brown.

It’s been forty years since Vince Guaraldi Trio recorded the classic holiday album, A Charlie Brown Christmas. Working with some of the biggest names in blues and R&B, David Benoit produced and arranged this fortieth anniversary special as a tribute to Vince Guaraldi and Charles Schulz. Working with the likes of Vanessa Williams and Chaka Khan, Benoit revisits the holiday classic with a fresh approach. “We took the original A Charlie Brown Christmas and wanted to recreate songs with different interpretations,” he says, “We didn’t want to update it and make it “hip”. We wanted to take what was already there and lightly expand upon it.’

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)

Recorded at: Castle Oaks, Calabasas, CA; Oceanway Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA; WonderWorld Studio, Los Angeles, CA; Paramount Encore Studios, Hollywood, CA; Surfboard Studios, Boca Raton, FL; Tree Sound Studios, Atlanta GA; Backroom Studios, Glendale CA
Mixed at: WonderWorld Studio, Los Angeles, CA
Mastered at: Bernie Grundman Mastering, Hollywood CA

Rick Braun appears courtesy of ARTizen Music Group
Norman Brown appears courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
Toni Braxton appears courtesy of Blackground/Universal Records
Vanessa Williams appears courtesy of Lava Records
Chaka Khan appears courtesy of Earthsong Records
Dave Koz appears courtesy of Capitol Records

David Benoit plays Steinway pianos exclusively
Steinway Pianos furnished by Steinway & Sons

℗© 2005 Peacon LLC. Marketed, distributed and manufactured by Concord Music Group, Inc.
Printed in the U.S.A.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 50644 44152 3
  • Barcode (Scanned): 050644441523
  • Matrix / Runout (DVD Outer Ring): RD-MMU44152 CHARLIE BROWN 40TH/DAVID BENOIT L0
  • Matrix / Runout (DVD Inner Ring): RD-MMU44152 CHARLIE BROWN 40TH/DAVID BENOIT L1
  • Mould SID Code (DVD): IFPI QQ67
  • Mould SID Code (DVD Mirrored): IFPI QQ67
  • Matrix / Runout (CD): 12791-PR CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS, GMI-CA GMI100805-4021584

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40 Years A Charlie Brown™ Christmas (CD, Album)Peak Records (5)PKD-8534-2US2005
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40 Years A Charlie Brown™ Christmas (CD, Album)Peak Records (5), Concord RecordsPKD-8536-2US2005
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40 Years A Charlie Brown™ Christmas (CD, Album)Peak Records (5), Concord RecordsPKD-8539-2US2005
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40 Years A Charlie Brown™ Christmas (CD, Album)Peak Records (5), Concord Records, Universal0013431853428Europe2005
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40 Years A Charlie Brown™ Christmas (CD, Album)Peak Records (5), Concord RecordsVICJ-61316Japan2005




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