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Pumpkin-shaped LP of Vince Guaraldi’s soundtrack to “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”

    On Halloween night, this pumpkin-shaped translucent orange LP will rise from sincere vinyl collections the world over and bring audible presents to all the good girls and boys. Previously thought lost to time: this album contains remasters from the original session reels for It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. This 33 1/3 rpm version of the soundtrack are the cues as recorded by Vince and crew before editing for the television special, as well as a selection of alternate takes. Includes newly expanded liner notes.

    Remastered from newly discovered analog session reels, the album features seven previously unreleased alternate takes, new liner notes by PEANUTS historian Derrick Bang, with contributions by the family of Lee Mendelson,co-creator of the PEANUTS animated specials. Additionally, a note by Mendelson from the 2018 edition of the album rounds out the release. 

    The album is being reissued in several formats, including multiple LP options. A 45-RPM pressing on black vinyl, housed in a standard jacket and accompanied by a four-page insert, as well as a 33 1/3-RPM pressing on pumpkin-shaped translucent orange vinyl, housed in a clear sleeve. Available exclusively at is a collectible edition 45-RPM pressing (limited to 500 copies) in a pumpkin patch splatter design. The album will also be available on CD and digital platforms.

    Tony M.