Vinyl love: Vince Guaraldi Trio “A Charlie Brown Christmas”

(Vinyl Love is a series of posts that quite simply lists, describes, and displays the pieces in my growing vinyl collection. You can bet that each record was given a spin during the drafting of each corresponding post.)

Artist: Vince Guaraldi Trio
Album Title: A Charlie Brown Christmas
Year released: 1965
Year reissued: 2012
Details: Green translucent, Remastered

The skinny: Well, I guess this had to be done. I was out at Record Centre, one of my local shops in Ottawa, perusing the Black Friday sales last month and saw this gem for a measly $16. I actually put it down, thought better of it, and went back for it. This classic is now the lone Christmas album on my vinyl shelves and really, the only jazz one there so far as well. This green ‘special’ pressing is one of many remastered pressings this soundtrack has seen over the years and I’m imagining most self-respected collectors have a copy or two of it. Listening to it puts me in the spirit, much like watching Bill Murray’s “Scrooged” does, and reminds me of so many years of watching Charlie and his pals learn the true meaning of Christmas. Enjoy the holidays folks! Cheers!

Standout track: “Linus and Lucy”