It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! The Emmy-nominated 1966 television special was the third special for Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts series and the second to be holiday-themed, after A Charlie Brown Christmas. It was a huge ratings success and was so successful that CBS re-aired it every year through 2000, with ABC picking up the tradition after that. Now, on September 17, 2021, It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown soundtrack score will return on a new 45 RPM pressing on orange pumpkin-shaped vinyl.
On Halloween night, this beloved album will rise from vinyl collections the world over and bring audible presents to all the good girls and boys. Featuring the music of GRAMMY-winning composer/performer Vince Guaraldi, this album includes insightful liner notes by Derrick Bang, Peanuts historian and author of Vince Guaraldi at the Piano. It includes two of the most beloved tracks in the Guaraldi canon, “The Great Pumpkin Waltz” and “Linus and Lucy.”
The orange pumpkin vinyl presentation of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown will be available on September 17, just in time for your October Halloween parties. It’s housed in a clear bag, with a horizontal OBI-style strip on the bottom. The strip folds out to feature the liner notes on the reverse side.