An amazing record – one with a depth that goes way beyond its simple roots, and which has gone on to become one of the true Chris
tmas classics of the 20th Century! Although a Chris
, the album's more of a tapestry of sadness, longing, and loss – the best qualities that always emerge in true Chris
tmas classics – underscoring the blue side of the season that's always lurking around corner
s from the happier moments. Vince Guaraldi penned this score back when he was a rising talent on the San Francisco scene – and in a way, it was almost his musical contribution to the cartoon that made it such a lasting favorite – even over and above the appeal of the famous animated characters. Most tunes are simple piano ones, but played with a phrasing that's beautifully timeless – and the few vocal numbers feature voices from the cartoon, singing softly with the music. Titles include the classic "Linus and Lucy" – plus "My Little Drum", "Chris
tmas Is Coming", "Chris
tmas Time Is Here", "Skating", and "Fur Elise". Features three bonus tracks – "Thanksgiving Theme", "Great Pumpkin Waltz", and "Greensleeves" – and comes in a box that folds out into Snoopy's Doghouse!
(Still sealed with a penmark through barcode.)