Over at Newbury Comics, you can now grab a new pressing of the famed A Charlie Brown Christmas. This variant (I think it’s been on red, red/green, green, and some other combinations over the years) is “pink ribbon candy” vinyl. The pressing is limited to 1,000 and will be released on November 20th.
A 1987 reissue went platinum as it sailed to No. 9 on Billboard’s pop album charts, an amazing achievement for any holiday collection, much less one more than two decades old at the time. The score for A Charlie Brown Christmas was such a triumph that Guaraldi composed the music for 17 Peanuts television specials in all, a spectacular streak ended only by his untimely death in 1976 at the age of 47. A Charlie Brown Christmas remains the pianist’s crowning achievement.