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"A Charlie Brown Christmas" CD remaster.

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Mattb, Oct 10, 2006.

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  1. Jvalvano

    Jvalvano Forum Resident

    Location:
    NH
    Re: "A Charlie Brown Christmas" CD remaster with bonus tracks on 10/10

    My Fantasy recordeing look a little different. I'm not so high tech as to post pictures but it's number is FCD-8431-2. Printing date is 1988. I'm assuming that's what p in a circle means.
     
  2. Mattb

    Mattb Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Maryland
    Re: "A Charlie Brown Christmas" CD remaster with bonus tracks on 10/10

    I agree. I believe there was a thread discussing the SACD vs. the original CD release. If I recall correctly, both the original CD and the SACD sounded very similar. I felt the SACD had an edge over the original CD.
     
  3. audiodrome

    audiodrome Senior Member

    Location:
    North Of Boston
    Re: "A Charlie Brown Christmas" CD remaster with bonus tracks on 10/10

    Does the SACD have the wrong versions? :confused:
     
  4. czeskleba

    czeskleba Senior Member

    Location:
    Seattle
    Re: "A Charlie Brown Christmas" CD remaster. No-noised?

    The original redbook CD has appeared with two covers. The second version is the one shown in Michael's post above. The first version features the original drawing from the LP cover but without the yellow background or the cool original fonts. It is pictured below. There is also apparently a third pressing which features the cover in Michael's post but corrects the musician credits (Monty Budwig and Colin Bailey only play on Greensleeves, the rest of the album features Fred Marshall and Jerry Granelli). All versions of this CD feature the same mastering by George Horn.
     

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  5. Chris C

    Chris C Music was my first love and it will be my last!

    Location:
    Ohio
    Re: "A Charlie Brown Christmas" CD remaster. No-noised?

    RATS...I have the "second" CD pressing, rather than the "first"! I also bought that SACD and wasn't won over with the sound, to be honest!

    With my new found interest again with vinyl, I'm all over this new 45 rpm, 2-LP from Steve and Kevin! I just bought the Sinatra/Jobim LP that they did on 180 gram and it SMOKES, anything else that I've EVER heard of those tracks! I also just found a still sealed "Best Of Little Walter" LP that Steve did for Chess/MCA and Walt never sounded better, IMO!

    Even though $50 bucks is a LOT of $$$'s, sometimes you've just got to know when to say when and WHEN it comes to Steve's work, we "ALL" know that, "NOW" is the time to say WHEN...

    Chris C
     
  6. indy mike

    indy mike Forum Pest

    Re: "A Charlie Brown Christmas" CD remaster. No-noised?

    Here's a slightly different cover:
     

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  7. andyinstal

    andyinstal Runner for Others

    Location:
    Allen, Texas
    Re: "A Charlie Brown Christmas" CD remaster with bonus tracks on 10/10

    I also think the SACD sounds better, but I will be getting the vinyl! if they ever start shipping it. Is there a release date yet?
     
  8. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialistâ„¢

    Location:
    B.C.
    Re: "A Charlie Brown Christmas" CD remaster with bonus tracks on 10/10

    Thanks for the recommendation Steve. I just picked up a factory sealed copy for $8.99 including shipping. :thumbsup:
     
  9. Joe D.

    Joe D. Forum Resident

    Location:
    Oak Forest, IL
    Re: "A Charlie Brown Christmas" CD remaster. No-noised?

    I've got the CD from '86, 11 tracks.

    It does not have Greensleeves.

    Joe
     
  10. guy incognito

    guy incognito Senior Member

    Location:
    Mee-chigan
    Re: "A Charlie Brown Christmas" CD remaster with bonus tracks on 10/10

    INCOGNITO'S LAW

    The sound quality of a given release will always be inversely proportional to the comprehensiveness of its content.


    :sigh:
     
  11. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your host Your Host

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    Joe,

    Thanks for the info.

    I'd like to hear that version.
     
  12. czeskleba

    czeskleba Senior Member

    Location:
    Seattle
    Re: "A Charlie Brown Christmas" CD remaster. No-noised?

    Steve, do you know which cover art (of the ones pictured in this thread) the Analogue set will feature? Not that it will affect my purchase decision, I'm just curious.
     
  13. Andreas

    Andreas Senior Member

    Location:
    Frankfurt, Germany
    Re: "A Charlie Brown Christmas" CD remaster with bonus tracks on 10/10

    :righton:
    Released in 1988
    Mastering - George Horn
     
  14. stever

    stever Senior Member

    Location:
    Omaha, Nebr.
  15. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your host Your Host

    Re: "A Charlie Brown Christmas" CD remaster. No-noised?

    Yup. The best digital version, I'm sorry to say.

    Our 45 RPM cutting kills it in every way but it's 50 bucks.
     
  16. Derek Gee

    Derek Gee Forum Resident

    Location:
    Detroit
    Re: "A Charlie Brown Christmas" CD remaster with bonus tracks on 10/10

    The standard older Fantasy CD release of this sounds like blankets are covering my speakers.

    How much hiss could there have been on the tapes?

    Steve: Hardly any at all.

    This just kills me. Assuming Concord ordered the noise reduction, it should have been pitifully easy to remove the tiny amout of hiss without major damage to the music. Are there any engineers out there who know how to use NR properly when faced with the need (or the order) to use it?

    Derek
     
  17. stereoptic

    stereoptic Anaglyphic GORT Staff

    Location:
    NY
    Re: "A Charlie Brown Christmas" CD remaster. No-noised?

    I swiped this list of releases from allmusic.com:
    Releases
    Year Type Label Catalog #
    • 1992 CD Fantasy FCD-8431-2
    • 1986 CD Atlantic FCD6978431
    • 1992 LP Fantasy F-8431
    • 1992 CS Fantasy 5F-8431
    • 2003 CD Fantasy 8431
    • 1950 CD Fantasy 8431
    • 2003 CD Fantasy 187303
    • 1995 CD Ace 84312

    Other Editions
    Starbucks Exclusive
    Bonus Tracks
     
  18. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your host Your Host

    Re: "A Charlie Brown Christmas" CD remaster. No-noised?

    1950 CD Fantasy 8431

    I bet that one sounds interesting.:confused:
     
  19. stereoptic

    stereoptic Anaglyphic GORT Staff

    Location:
    NY
    Re: "A Charlie Brown Christmas" CD remaster. No-noised?

    "pre" mastered version :crazy:
     
  20. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    Re: "A Charlie Brown Christmas" CD remaster. No-noised?

    ...that's Charlie Brown's personal copy.:)
     
  21. Chris C

    Chris C Music was my first love and it will be my last!

    Location:
    Ohio
    Re: "A Charlie Brown Christmas" CD remaster. No-noised?

    I just ordered my Hoffman 45 rpm from "Acoustic Sounds". They don't seem to have an actual release date yet, which bums me out, especially because they aren't even sure, if it will arrive, by Christmas!

    I was told that the gal who knows these things, was out to lunch and the guy who took my order would have her e-mail me, with an answer of an approximate date! I'll let you all know what I find out, if and when I find out!

    Chris C
     
  22. Chris C

    Chris C Music was my first love and it will be my last!

    Location:
    Ohio
    Re: "A Charlie Brown Christmas" CD remaster. No-noised?

    By the way...I just noticed that this thread has had over 1,000 hits.

    If every person that viewed this thread were to have ordered the HOFFMAN 45rpm version, it would now, be SOLD OUT! Think about it??? 1,000 copies aren't that many friends!

    Chris C
     
  23. sherrill50

    sherrill50 Well-adapted Melomaniac

    Location:
    Mukilteo, WA
    Re: "A Charlie Brown Christmas" CD remaster. No-noised?

    Analogue Productions appears to have two different versions of 'ACBC': one at $50 and one at $95. One has a TJAZ prefix, the other an AJAZ prefix. I can't find anything that indicates what the difference is. Anyone know? Masochistic minds want to know!
     
  24. DJ WILBUR

    DJ WILBUR The Cappuccino Kid

    Re: "A Charlie Brown Christmas" CD remaster. No-noised?

    I have the 11 track cd as well. How does this differ soundwise, if at all from the 12 track release i wonder?

    i've also preordered the vinyl and ordered the new sonic abomination cause i want the bonus tracks.
     
  25. Planbee

    Planbee Negative Nellie

    Location:
    Chicago
    Re: "A Charlie Brown Christmas" CD remaster. No-noised?

    Hey, if I had a turntable, I'd have bought Steve's vinyl version the day it was released.
     
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