Featuring an exclusive yellow LP pressing of A Boy Named Charlie Brown, record mats, tote bags, and t-shirts, all offered in multiple colors
Classic 1964 soundtrack (including ‘Charlie Brown Theme,’ ‘Linus And Lucy,’ and more) features all-analog remastered audio from the original master tapes, plus eight collectible PEANUTS baseball cards
Turntable Lab, the trusted Brooklyn-based digital retailer and tastemaker for DJs, audio heads, and music fans for over 20 years — announces an officially licensed collaboration with PEANUTS just in time for the holiday season. Available to pre-order beginning today (11/12) exclusively on TurntableLab.com and due out December 8th, the Turntable Lab x PEANUTS collection features a special edition pressing of A Boy Named Charlie Brown on yellow wax, plus record mats, tote bags, and t-shirts, all being offered in multiple colors.
Says Peter Hahn, TTL’s Co-Owner, “As a lifelong PEANUTS fan, this collaboration was a dream come true. First and foremost, I wanted to get the ‘Buying Records Cheers Me Up’ panel onto quality, well-printed shirts. That image always spoke to me. For the slipmat design, we were able to dig through the PEANUTS archive to find our favorite music and record collecting themed strips. We laid them out simply so you could almost read it like a comic book in between the time you change records. We’ve been using these for a while now, and we’re continually finding new nuances in Charles Schulz’s work. Lastly, we filled out the collection with an exclusive pressing of the classic Charlie Brown soundtrack.”
This vinyl reissue of the classic 1964 soundtrack, A Boy Named Charlie Brown (Colored Vinyl) – Turntable Lab Exclusive (available for $24.95), is being released in partnership with Craft Recordings. The album was newly remastered from the original analog tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio and features nine evocative cues from the Vince Guaraldi Trio, including memorable tracks such as the lilting “Oh, Good Grief,” the reflective “Happiness Is,” the lively “Charlie Brown Theme,” and the buoyant “Frieda (With The Naturally Curly Hair).” The exclusive yellow vinyl variant comes with a custom obi-strip and includes a special bonus: eight collectible baseball cards that showcase Charlie Brown’s team of misfits: Snoopy, Woodstock, Peppermint Patty, Linus and Lucy Van Pelt, Franklin Armstrong, Schroeder, and, of course, manager and pitcher, Charlie Brown. On the back of the cards are key stats for each player, including their field position and favorite sandwich. Full album tracklist below.
Says Hahn, “This illustration appears for the first time on an officially licensed shirt. From its early dissemination on Tumblr and vinyl message boards, this single frame from the PEANUTS universe [where Schroeder tells Lucy, ‘Buying records cheers me up…Whenever I feel low, I buy some new records.’] captured one of the simple truths about record collecting.”
About PEANUTS: On October 2, 1950, Charles M. Schulz introduced a brand-new comic strip with an unlikely round-headed hero, “Good ol’ Charlie Brown.” PEANUTS was born. Soon, readers came to know and love a whole cast of indelible young characters: philosophical Linus and his crabby big sister Lucy; piano-playing Schroeder; attention-grabbing Sally; pals Franklin, Peppermint Patty, Marcie, Pigpen and his famous dust cloud. But no one stole the show quite like Snoopy, the coolest beagle on the planet. From humble beginnings in just seven U.S. newspapers, PEANUTS grew to become not only the best-loved comic strip in history but a truly global phenomenon.
About Turntable Lab: Turntable Lab (or known to costumers as “TTL” or “The Lab”) was founded in 1999 by Anthony Cattarina, Jasper Goggins, and Peter Hahn. Fresh out of NYU and motivated by numerous negative experiences at stores that sold DJ equipment (both big musical instrument chains and shady Canal Street stereo stores), the trio established TTL in a college apartment with a static HTML site + a 56K modem. Considered the first online store to cater to DJs, TTL built its business and a dedicated customer base on fair pricing (starting with selling Technics 1200s and Shure M447s), informed reviews, and a well-researched selection of “Lab approved” items. TTL would go on to apply their business model to other areas, including vinyl records of all genres, hi-fi audiophile and production equipment, clothing, and books. To bring the TTL experience directly to consumers, they opened their landmark shop in New York City in 2001, which came in at #70 on The Vinyl Factory’s 2017 list, titled “The world’s best record shops.” More recently, TTL launched Line Phono, an audio furniture line designed by vinyl experts and world-class architects, and made in the U.S.