Vince Guaraldi ‎– It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown: Music From The Soundtrack

Craft Recordings ‎– CR00450
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Shape, Limited Edition, Orange, Pumpkin-Shaped


A1 Linus and Lucy
A2 Graveyard Theme
A3 Snoopy and the Leaf/Frieda (With the Naturally Curly Hair)
A4 The Great Pumpkin Waltz
A5 Linus and Lucy (Reprise)
A6 Charlie Brown Theme/Happy Linus
A7 The Great Pumpkin Waltz (Reprise)
A8 The Red Baron/Military Drum March
B1 The Great Pumpkin Waltz (2nd Reprise)
B2 Trick or Treat
B3 Fanfare/Breathless/Trick or Treat (Reprise)
B4 Charlie Brown Theme (Reprise)
B5 Breathless
B6 It’s a Long Way to Tipperary/There’s a Long, Long Trail A-Winding/Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag/Roses of Picardy
B7 Trick or Treat (2nd Reprise)
B8 Linus and Lucy (2nd Reprise)
B9 Charlie Brown Theme (2nd Reprise)

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Orange record shaped like a pumpkin. Plays at 45rpm.

Titled "Music From The Soundtrack It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown"

All songs written by Vince Guaraldi, except "Snoopy and the Leaf," "Trick or Treat" and "Breathless" written by John Scott Trotter; "It's a Long Way To Tipperary" written by Jack Judge and Henry James Williams; "There's a Long, Long Trail A-Winding" written by Stoddard King and Alonzo Elliott; "Pack up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag" written by George Powell and Felix Powell; "Roses of Picardy" written by Frederick Weatherly and Haydn Wood.

℗ 2018 Lee Mendelson Film Productions. Under license to Craft Recordings. © 2018 Craft Recordings. Manufactured and Distributed by Concord.
Made in the U.S.A. Made in Czech Republic. CR00450 PEANUTS © Peanuts Worldwide LLC.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 888072255838
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped): 226074M1/A MRP3251 / CR00450 - A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped): 226074M2/A MRP3251 / CR00450 - B


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October 9, 2021

Sad. It definitely sounds like it's recorded directly from a TV. It's not even close in quality compared to the Christmas special soundtrack. An audio spectrum analysis in IzotopeRX shows that this record is mastered from a CD master as there is a hard cut at 20k. But that's the least of it's problems. I'm glad I got it for free.


September 29, 2021
edited 17 days ago

Famous composer Vince Guaraldi penned this soundtrack for the cartoon special that originally hit air in October, 1966...It had a FORTY NINE share of viewing...One of every two folks in the US watched it that night...The Christmas soundtrack for Charlie Brown still remains one of the top selling soundtracks on the planet...Sad ending to Vince';s career was that he had just finished penning the soundtrack for an Arbor Day Charlie Brown special when he died of a heart attack at 47...BUT, he has left us some terrific sounding jazz that remains popular for over half a century...This CRAFT LP is kinda crazy...You have to play it at 45 rpm and it IS shaped like a pumpkin in orange wax...Sound is a bit muddled and that is no doubt due to the source material...Heck, they had no idea these would endure all these them it was a "One Shot" TV special and they would move on down the road...But they are special and remain so to this day...Look over there Charlie, it IS "The GREAT PUMPKIN"!


September 29, 2021
edited 13 days ago
Awesome. Very fun vinyl to own, especially if you love the season as much as I do. I'll echo that you should definitely not keep the vinyl in the sticky pvc sleeve it comes inside to keep it nice!

EDIT: I'll add that the audio quality itself is good-not-great. Sounds like it was taken directly from the TV special in certain spots, with sound effects popping up now and then. Compared to the recent VMP Charlie Brown release, this is much lower in quality. Still love the look and novelty of the record, however and it's still perfectly listenable.


September 25, 2021

This is a really cool seasonal vinyl to own. I love the fact that it’s a pumpkin shape and the sound quality is great. I would change it out of the pvc sleeve just to ensure longevity, but other than that, this is definitely something to put on your list to pick up.


September 17, 2021
edited 29 days ago

If Vince Guaraldi's breezy soundtracks to the Peanuts specials were one of your first introductions to jazz music, then this pumpkin-shaped 45rpm LP will probably hold a lot of sentimental value for you.

Unlike the other Craft Recordings reissues of the Christmas Special and "A Boy Named Charlie Brown," this record doesn't seem to be mastered by anyone special. Likely because the recording quality or source is not the greatest, as it sounds exactly like the muffled recording from an old TV. What that means is the sound quality compared to the other records--and particularly the Analogue Productions X-Mas special vinyl--is not very good. Craft usually tries to source analog if possible, which likely means that there is no good version of the Great Pumpkin soundtrack available, sadly.

If you missed out on this special edition, you didn't miss out on great sound quality. However, I adore the Peanuts comics, and am happy to have the three soundtracks on vinyl.

If you do get this pumpkin version, don't forget to sleeve your record in an anti-static inner sleeve. and maybe add a piece of cardboard to the back for stiffness? The packaging looks cool, but it's not conducive to promoting the longevity of your vinyl.


September 17, 2021

Such a cool pressing to own! You are absolutely going to want to put the LP in a separate inner sleeve and give it a clean. Mine was practically plastered to the plastic sleeve that it comes in originally. Once all that is out or the way, this thing looks and sounds great spinning.