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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. audiodrome

    audiodrome Senior Member

    Location:
    North Of Boston
    Re: "A Charlie Brown Christmas" CD remaster. No-noised?

    When I finally get to "click here to begin your download," it always directs me to a web arcade site! :confused:
     
  2. stever

    stever Senior Member

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

    And the anticipation continues to build as some of us eagerly await Steve Hoffman's 45rpm release... :magoo: (Not sure what the magoo smiley means, just thought it would be fun to use it.)
     
  3. 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?

    Speaking of the Steve Hoffman 45rpm version...

    Here is the answer I received from "Acoustic Sounds", regarding the release date...

    Christopher,
    I was informed you were wanting information on AJAZ 8431 / Charlie Brown Christmas. We are trying hard to get this in before Christmas, but I have no actual release date on this at this time.
    Ginger

    --
    Ginger Garcia
    International Customer Representative

    Hmmm, It kinda' takes the fun out of the whole idea of this release, if it won't arrive BEFORE Christmas, doesn't it?

    Chris C
     
  4. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your host Your Host

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

    Someone really dropped the ball at Acoustic Sounds. This thing was cut LAST YEAR. :confused:
     
  5. stever

    stever Senior Member

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

    Well, that smells. I want the ENTIRE holiday season to enjoy it, not just on Christmas.
     
  6. fjhuerta

    fjhuerta New Member

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

    Hey, the new Charlie Brown CD actually sounds GREAT!!! I'm listening to it through my PC speakers, and I'm actually wondering if it sounds better than the SACD!
     
  7. 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?

    Well, now that the tides have turned on the reviews of the new CD, I'm going to have to buy that one too! I'm still sure, that the HOFFMAN 45rpm, will be the real "KEEPER", in the end!

    Chris C
     
  8. Derek Gee

    Derek Gee Forum Resident

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

    I did the same comparison and not only do I prefer the older mix, but there is a bit of "processed" sound quality to the clip version. Maybe it's from the MP3encoding?

    Derek
     
  9. DJ WILBUR

    DJ WILBUR The Cappuccino Kid

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

    Well I had ordered it anyway for the alternate takes, so i'm glad it sounds better than at first believed.

    Bummer about the wait and uncertainty about the vinyl though. I've had high hopes of having that for the holidays as well.
     
  10. AndrewS

    AndrewS Forum Resident

    Location:
    S. Ontario, Canada
    Re: "A Charlie Brown Christmas" CD remaster. No-noised?

    I'll be picking this up.

    For those that were saying they had a copy of the CD with only 11 tracks, are you sure it only has 11? My CD front and back inserts only list 11 tracks, but the CD has all 12.

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    It also has this cover (from a previous post):

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  11. -=Rudy=-

    -=Rudy=- ♪♫♪♫♫♪♪♫♪♪ Staff

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

    Only 11 tracks on mine, and I've owned it since 1986, probably a week or two after it was first released. To me, the album ends with "The Christmas Song", as that's the way I've heard it all these years.

    No idea why they tacked on "Greensleeves" as it's just an extended version of the one already on the album (as "What Child Is This"). CD bonus track, no doubt.
     
  12. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your host Your Host

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

    There was a documentary on PBS (or NET as it was called back then) called "Anatomy Of A Song" and it filmed the Guaraldi Trio recording "Cast Your Fate To The Wind". I remember (1966 or so when I saw it) the Ampex three-track machine, microphones etc. and boy, I'd love to see that again. I think it would really be of interest.
     
  13. soundQman

    soundQman Forum Resident

    Location:
    Arlington, VA, USA
    Re: "A Charlie Brown Christmas" CD remaster. No-noised?

    Yeah, that's my other favorite song by Guaraldi, next to "Linus and Lucy" One of the better Jazz "composers", IMO. He could really write melodies and interesting counterpoint.
     
  14. 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?

    All joking aside about the "Recording Vince Guaraldi" book, I just saw this release in production, on the Vince Guaraldi web site...

    Vince Guaraldi Documentary

    Planned for fall 2007 release.

    Cold Nectar Films is still in production of their documentary on Vince Guaraldi. The film, complete with interviews from David Guaraldi and various sidemen that worked with Vince, is currently scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2007.

    Steve, maybe that will have your "Cast Your Fate" video included on that?

    Maybe someone should contact Vince's son David about searching for this material?

    Chris C
     
  15. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your host Your Host

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

    I'm sure they know about it. It's always mentioned on the Guaraldi website.

    ANATOMY OF A HIT is directly responsible for one of the biggest groups in rock history. Anyone know why? ;)
     
  16. AndrewS

    AndrewS Forum Resident

    Location:
    S. Ontario, Canada
    Re: "A Charlie Brown Christmas" CD remaster. No-noised?

    Wasn't it somehow involved with CCR and/or the Golliwogs? I don't know the whole story, but I remember coming across that in my search for Anatomy of a Hit. It somehow got them to approach Fantasy Records, IIRC. Speaking of AOAH, I had actually been in touch with Ralph Gleason's son, Toby, to try and find out if there was any possibility of it being released on DVD, since the old Jazz Casual series had been released. He had indicated that it's a possibility, but there was nothing definite. I believe that was about 2-3 years ago.

    P.S. I'd buy that book! That makes 3 of us. I'm looking forward to the documentary. Hopefully there'll be some good footage of Vince playing.
     
  17. 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?

    Steve, here is more "detailed" info regarding this program, that I dug up...

    ANATOMY OF A HIT. No. 1, The Serendipity Groove.
    Copyright Collection
    National Educational Television Center/KQED, 1964.
    Director: Richard Moore; Producers/Writers: Ralph J. Gleason,
    Richard Moore; Editor: Irving Saraf; Photographers: Philip
    Greene, Irving Saraf, Robert Charlton.
    Telecast: NET, March 11, 1964.
    30 mins., black & white, 16mm. FBA 4385
    Host Ralph Gleason interviews jazz pianist Vince Guaraldi, who
    describes how he assembled his album Black Orpheus on Fantasy
    Records. They discuss the difficulty of developing a hit record
    formula and the relative merits of promotion and gimmickery in the
    music business. The genesis of "Cast Your Fate to the Wind" is
    described by Vince Guaraldi and the members of his Trio: Jerry
    Granelli on drums and Fred Marshall on bass. Max and Sol Weiss of
    Fantasy and Dick Moore make special appearances.

    ANATOMY OF A HIT. No. 2, We're Getting Action!
    Copyright Collection
    National Educational Television Center/KQED, 1964.
    Director: Richard Moore; Producers/Writers: Ralph J. Gleason,
    Richard Moore; Editor: Irving Saraf; Photographers: Philip
    Greene, Irving Saraf, Robert Charlton.
    Telecast: NET, March 18, 1964.
    30 mins., black & white, 16mm. FBA 4386
    Hosted by Ralph Gleason, with Vince Guaraldi. Explains how the
    recording "Cast Your Fate to the Winds" became a hit song.
    Discusses the role of radio stations in promoting record sales.

    ANATOMY OF A HIT. No. 3, Little Man, What Now?
    Copyright Collection
    National Educational Television Center/KQED, 1965.
    Director: Richard Moore; Producers/Writers: Ralph J. Gleason,
    Richard Moore; Editor: Irving Saraf; Photographers: Philip
    Greene, Irving Saraf, Robert Charlton.
    Telecast: NET, March 25, 1964.
    30 mins., black & white, 16mm. FBA 4384
    Jazz pianist Vince Guaraldi explains the influence of a hit record
    on him as a musician and on the audiences that come to hear him
    play. He discusses his chances of having a follow-up hit and plays
    his new record, Treat Street, at the Trident in Sausalito.

    Chris C
     
  18. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your host Your Host

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

    I would love to see those programs again. I mean, it's been 40 years since I saw them. That's too long, don't ya know?

    Glad John & Tom Fogerty saw them back then. I was a kid and they stuck in my mind for all of these years. A real inside look at the music biz.
     
  19. DJ WILBUR

    DJ WILBUR The Cappuccino Kid

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

    I just listened to the new remixed digipak release and I like it. A bit weird to hear a couple of these tunes remixed, but it sounds good to my ears, certainly not a disaster I was expecting, and its worthy for the bonus takes.

    I also love the packaging. Its a tri fold digipak and the front cover is actually like an animation cel. a clear plastic with the tree and characters painted on a clear piece of plastic...the inside image under the cd tray is of a 45 of linus and lucy. Even the booklet essay is decent. I have to say I'm really glad I ponyed up the $12 for this.

    Seems I buy this every year in some new configuration, but man it makes me smile and if we dont get the hoffman version this xmas, well this'll hold me over and we can all enjoy that one next year.

    Worth it if you're a junkie for this album like I am for the alternate takes.
     
  20. Mattb

    Mattb Forum Resident Thread Starter

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

    Does anyone recall that Stephen Hart also did the remixing for the Monster Music Charlie Brown Christmas release that came out last year?

    Also listening to this, as on the Monster release, it sounds like Linus and Lucy may be a different take to me. I remember it was mentioned here, that on the Monster Release, Linus and Lucy and Christmas is Coming were possibly different takes.
     
  21. Cornholio

    Cornholio Are you threatening me?

    Location:
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    Re: "A Charlie Brown Christmas" CD remaster. No-noised?

    I love threads like this! So much information that I didn't know previously. :cool:
     
  22. izaboo

    izaboo Forum Resident

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

    The takes that appear on the new release are the original takes, not alternates. Only the bonus tracks are alternates.
     
  23. Mattb

    Mattb Forum Resident Thread Starter

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

    Interesting. It sounds like a slightly different to me than my old CD.

    I noticed "Skating" has a longer clean ending and is not faded like on my old CD. I like the new ending.
     
  24. Grant

    Grant It's HOT out there!

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

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  25. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven

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

    This is because of the remix.
     
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