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Vince Guaraldi's Soundtrack for "It Was a Short Summer, Charlie Brown," released for the first time to celebrate the specials 55th anniversary

Lee Mendelson Film Productions (LMFP) is thrilled to announce the release - for the first time ever - from recently rediscovered tapes - the complete Vince Guaraldi soundtrack to "It Was a Short Summer, Charlie Brown," the timeless 6th animated Peanuts® special, from writer and creator Charles Schulz, director Bill Melendez and producers Melendez and Lee Mendelson. Originally the special aired in September 27, 1969 on CBS-TV.

The album includes the original recordings that comprise the cues from the Special across twenty-six tracks, plus another 6 alternative tracks that have never been released or heard before.

Guaraldi lovingly created the soundtrack for the summer camp adventure where Charlie Brown and his gang face off against the girls camp lead by Peppermint Patty. The large jazz combo album also includes the best rendition of Guaraldi classic, "Love Will Come (Nova Bossa)" as well as the first use of additional percussion in Victor Feldman.

The recording features Guaraldi (piano), Monty Budwig (double bass), Jack Sperling (drums), Conti and Pete Candoli (trumpet), Frank Rosolino (trombone), Victor Feldman (percussion), Herb Ellis (guitar), Willian Hood and Peter Christlieb (woodwind), and John Scott Trotter as the orchestra leader. The soundtrack was produced by Sean and Jason Mendelson and restored and re-mastered by Vinson Hudson.

The album will be available on vinyl, CD and digital. This vinyl version, cut at 45rpm for maximum sound quality, includes a 12", 4-page inert featuring liner notes that give a track-by-track analysis by Derrick Bang (author of "Vince Guaraldi at the Piano") and notes from Sean and Jason Mendelson, sons of Peanuts® producer Lee Mendelson. The album packaging also includes images from the special and images of historical documents from the found tapes.

  • 55th Anniversary Edition, Black Vinyl pressed at 45rpm

Charlie Brown Theme
Linus and Lucy
It Was a Short Summer, Charlie Brown
Oh, Good Grief!
You’re In Love, Charlie Brown
Bus Blues / Bus Blues (Reprise)
It Was a Short Summer, Charlie Brown (Reprise)
Frieda (With the Naturally Curly Hair)
Oh, Good Grief! (Reprise)
Come and Get It / Hash / Hash with Horn / AM Break / Tah Dah
Bon Voyage
Peppermint Patty
Love Will come (Nova Bossa)
He’s Your Dog, Charlie Brown
Pebble Beach
You’re In Love, Charlie Brown (Reprise)
He’s Your Dog, Charlie Brown (Reprise)
Masked Marvel
Air Music
Masked Marvel (Reprise) / Masked Marvel (2nd Reprise)
You’re In Love, Charlie Brown (2nd Reprise)
Linus and Lucy (Reprise)
Oh, Good Grief! (2nd Reprise)
Charlie Brown Theme (Reprise)
It Was a Short Summer, Charlie Brown (2nd Reprise)
Linus and Lucy (Alternate)
Working on "It Was a Short Summer, Charlie Brown"
Bus Blues (Alternate)
Pebble Beach (Alternate)
Masked Marvel (Alternate)
Linus and Lucy (Reprise Alternate)

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