Watch Roxy Music Perform "Virginia Plain" on "Top of the Pops," Aug. 24, 1972

Comic Art: Original Captain America Splash Page by Jack Kirby and Syd Shores

New Comics Collected Editions: Fantastic Four! Tarzan!

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Fantastic Four enters a new era as Roy Thomas and Gerry Conway take the reins. Thomas begins where it all began—with the Mole Man. This time, paired with Kala, Queen of the Netherworld, and topped off with a retelling of the FF’s origin. The drama remains at its peak as the Human Torch’s relationship with Crystal runs head on into Quicksilver. Meanwhile, the Frightful Four launch a surprise attack that pushes Reed and Sue to the breaking point. In the aftermath, Medusa will become the FF’s newest member. Then, it’s into the Negative Zone for the origin of Annihilus. Also featuring a new look for the Torch; classic battles with Thundra and the Hulk; the return of Doctor Doom; and the world’s creepiest babysitter, Agatha Harkness. 
    COLLECTING: Fantastic Four (1961) 126-146, Annual (1963) 10 (cover only); Giant-Size Super-Stars (1974) 1; material from FOOM (1973) 1, 4, 5

Previously available only to subscribers of the Edgar Rice Burroughs website, Tarzan of the Apes is at last available in print.
    Presented in Sunday newspaper landscape format in a handsome hardcover edition, these adaptations of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic tales are scripted by comics legend Roy Thomas and illustrated by Pablo Marcos. Presenting the origin of the Jungle Lord and his earliest adventures, any Tarzan comics collection begins with Tarzan of the Apes.

Comic Art: Original Cover Art By Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott for Fantastic Four Annual #11


New on Video: "The Tarzan Vault Collection" (Film Detective 2-Disc Special Edition) [Blu-ray]

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The famous jungle hero appears in three epic dramas: Tarzan of the Apes (1918), Adventures of Tarzan (1921), and The New Adventures of Tarzan (1935).

Edgar Rice Burroughs' hero has thrilled movie audiences since the days of the silent screen. Tarzan of the Apes(1918), with the brawny Elmo Lincoln in the title role, introduced the character to movie audiences and told the traditional tale of how the orphaned heir to the Greystoke fortune became lord of the jungle. Lincoln was so impressive that he returned in Adventures of Tarzan (1921), this time to rescue his beloved Jane from the clutches of the evil Queen La. 

By 1935, the public was still fascinated by the nobleman who had been raised by apes, now played by Herman Brix (AKA Bruce Bennet) in The New Adventures of Tarzan. Brix, a star shot-putter at the 1928 Olympics, needed all of his muscle to portray Tarzan in this tale of missing jewels, and explosives powerful enough to destroy the world. Here is your chance to sit back and enjoy a Tarzan trilogy guaranteed to leave you spellbound!


  • Original Essays for each feature
  • Original Featurette on Tarzan Comics by Ballyhoo Motion Pictures
  • New Commentary Tracks for 'Adventures of Tarzan' feature and 'The New Adventures of Tarzan' serial
  • New Feature Length Documentary by Ballyhoo Motion Pictures
  • Original Preserved Interview with star, Herman Brix, aka Bruce Bennett

Watch Curtis Mayfield Perform "Freddie's Dead"

Coming Up: "Jingle Workshop" Releases Collect Commercial-Minded Work of Tom Dawes and Ginny Redington

Out Sept. 16. Click the links to order from Amazon.

Elusive: The Tom Dawes Jingle Workshop collects more than fifty jingles penned by the Cyrkle frontman both on his own and in partnership with his wife Ginny Redington as their TwinStar Music. Not all of the cuts made their way to our television sets, some were more concept jingles like his G.I. Joe number,
    Kids, get the new G.I. Joe by Mattel, ask your mother
    Kids, get the new G.I. Joe, it’s sure swell. Kills the others
    And with your G.I. Joe you will always blow all the other soldiers to smithereens
    And another little trick, you can see the sticky napalm victims that really scream,
    Isn’t it keen!
    Kid’s get a nuclear bomb by Mattel, …be the only family in your neighborhood.
There’s also the products that you’d be shocked to know really existed like Life Savers Soda, “the soda with the hole in the middle.” Largely sequenced by Tom himself as a demo reel, this album plays like some lost pop-sych masterpiece concept album as one tune largely flows into the next and one less of a compilation but more of a unified experience.
    The album features new art by Samy Khanchouche, and liner notes by both Tom’s friend Andrew Sandoval and our friend Gary Stockdale across the jacket and the full color insert.
    To the eyes, it’s a compilation of jingles, to the ears it’s a lost pop concept album from The Cyrkle. We invite you to discover that the lush pop songs of Tom Dawes didn’t end when with the breakup of The Cyrkle, they just became more elusive.
7-Up: “The Uncola” • Windex: “Bring All The Sun In” • Yvonne (experimental) • Warner Lambert: “Lasting Beauty Make-up Finish” • Wohl Shoe: “Fanfare” • Scripto Pens: “Girl Graffiti” • Clairol: “Born Blonde” • Interlude • Yardley: “Oh! de London” • Wohl Shoe: “Monsters” • Electronic (experimental) • Thom McAn: “No Exit” • Alka Seltzer: “Fumbles” • G.I. Joe (experimental) • Sailplanes (experimental) • Avon: “Bird Of Paradise” • Bayer: “Good Old Summertime” • Snooze You Lose (experimental) • Chevrolet: “I Drive My Camaro” • TWA • Enkasheer: “Pantyhose” • Enkasheer: “Beautiful Lady” • Royal Crown Cola: “Los Angeles, California” • Calgon • Stridex: “You Can Change Things” • Murine: “Clear Eyes” • Hartford Insurance • Yardley: “You Know I Love You” • Life Savers Soda • Peter Paul: “Almond Joy” • Wild Irish Rose: “The Big One” • Clairol • Avon: “Elusive” • Burlington (version one) • Sterling Salt: “Colored Salt” • Gone, Gone, Gone (experimental) • Purina • TWA: “Vignettes” + “Whole New Way To Fly” • Timex • Ford: “Make Yourself A Maverick” • Sears • Sucrets • City Kitty (experimental) • Burlington (version two) • Shalimar • Western Electric: “Runaway” + “Things We Make” • Two Cubic Feet + Kent: tag (experimental) • Lady Sunbeam: “More Like You” • Zestables • Royal Crown Cola – “With A Twist” • Stridex: “You Can Change Things – Funky” • Stridex: “You Can Change Things – Rock” • Western Electric: “Hello” • Island Synthesizer (experimental) • L’eggs Are Here • Way Out West (experimental)

A jingle powerhouse solo or in tandem with Tom Dawes (Cyrkle) as TwinStar Music, Ginny Redington penned earworms like “Coke Is It!”, “We’re American Airlines”, and a smorgasbord of recognizable gems from the 70s and 80s. Many are collected here, many she sang herself, and many are loaded with Synthesizer goodness! Open wide!
    Even if Ginny Redington had not met Tom Dawes, you’d still have known her work as a jingle composer. You have to figure there weren’t that many women even pursuing a career writing music for commercials in the 1970s.
    If that was the rule in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, Virginia Redington was the perfect exception. She had always been a singer and a songwriter, performing by night in New York clubs, while writing songs by day. She also occasionally got calls to sing on recording sessions for commercials. Her strong, soulful contralto voice lent itself to multiple styles, which was perfect for jingle sessions, where one often has to be a chameleon, and tailor the performance to the song, rather than asserting one’s own individuality.
    A friend who knew her music recommended her to a “jingle house” (a commercial music production company), and soon she was invited to join a “cattle call,” where McDonald’s asked 20 writers to each submit five jingles based on their “You deserve a break today” theme. Ginny came up with “You, you’re the one,” and won the competition.
    She soon noticed, however, that other writers were earning as much as $250,000 a year for writing national spots like that one, but she wasn’t making nearly as much writing for someone else’s company, so she realized she needed to start her own jingle house.
    That worked famously. More jobs followed: “Take Me, I’m Yours” for National Airlines, spots for Hertz, Plymouth, and Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder.
   So “Open Wide America” and let the music of Ginny Redington and Tom Dawes carry you back to the golden age of commercial jingles.
Open Wide America (Burger Chef, Gulf Gasoline (ft. The Bee Gees), Kinney Shoes, Stroh’s Beer, Bayer) • Perk Up America (Sunrise Coffee, Sanka Coffee, Maxwell House Coffee) • Get Ready America (Noxzema, Touch Of Yogurt Shampoo, Rose Milk, Avon Color Me Colors, Noxzema, Vaseline Intensive Care, Tide Detergent, Cache Perfume) • The Clean In Your Mouth (Colgate (ft. José Feliciano), Cottonelle Toilet Paper, Johnson’s Baby Powder, Colgate, Johnson’s Baby Powder) • The World’s Best Fit (Chic Jeans, Plushbottom Jeans, Vidal Sassoon Jeans, L’eggs Pantyhose, Sears) • The Amazing Soda (Minute Maid, Tropicana, Cherry Coke, Tropicana) • Watch Your Weight America (Weight Watchers, Tab, Light & Lively Yogurt, Crystal Light, Pep Step) • Snack Time America (M&Ms, Three Musketeers, KitKat, Extra Gum, Jif Peanut Butter, Manwich, A&P) • Coke Adds Life (Coca-Cola Ads) • I Like The Sprite In You (Sprite Ads) • Baby Want A Babycham (On Tap Root Beer, Glass Bottles, Schweppes Rondo, Nutrament Liquid Energy, Yago Sangria, Babycham) • Plop Plop Fast Food (Gino’s, Del Taco, Red Lobster, Wendy’s, Alka Seltzer) • Now We’re Talkin’ Beer (Stroh’s, Olympia Beer, Stroh Light, Classic Beer, Stohs, Coors, Stroh’s) • A Real Adventure (The Navy, National Airlines, American Airlines, Jamaica, Avis Car Rental, Hertz Car Rental, Sheraton Hotels, Polaroid • Oh Canada (Canada Dry, Air Canada, Canada Dry, Molson Beer, Air Canada • Women In Business • *Banking In America (Chase Bank, Citibank) • *Baboon Balls & Wobbling Weebles (Plymouth Horizon, Sunoco Ultra, Baboon Ball, Hartz Flea Collar, Weebles , Olde English 800)

Comic Art: Original Thor Page By Jack Kirby and Chic Stone, Journey into Mystery #108


At the Movies '72: "Monty Python's And Now For Something Completely Different"

Best New Comic Book Covers of the Week

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Watch the Spinners Perform "I'll Be Around"

Comic Art: Original Art By Bob Brown and Wally Wood for Superboy #154


Coming Up: Two Classic Albums By Pioneering Female Rockers Fanny Set for Release in New Vinyl Editions

Out Sept. 9. Click the links to pre-order from Amazon.

Details from Real Gone Music:

It’s hard to overstate the importance of Fanny. For the first time, a group of women (sisters June and Jean Millington, Alice De Buhr and Nickey Barclay) wrote and sang their own songs, played their own instruments and, perhaps most importantly, rocked just as hard as any male band out there. They were the first all-female band signed to a major label (Reprise)…but, without a reference point with which to review them, the rock press was less than kind, often dismissing them as a novelty act. Fanny would have to become that reference point, and so they did for the generations of female rockers to come after them, from Joan Jett to Girlschool to Courtney Love and beyond. They were truly the Godmothers of Chick Rock (and have a new documentary, Fanny: The Right to Rock, and a recent New York Times article about them to prove it)! 

Highlighted by such tracks as “Cat Fever,” “Thinking of You” and “Place in the Country,” Fanny’s second album Charity Ball was a quantum leap forward from its groundbreaking, self-titled predecessor, displaying a much more sure-handed lyrical and musical approach. Still, this Real Gone reissue marks the first time Charity Ball has been available on vinyl since its original 1971 release, and we’ve gotten it all dressed up for the ball, with the original album art featuring the cover photo by Candice Bergen and a lyric sheet. Ruby red vinyl pressing limited to 2000 copies!

Then the ladies took things to a whole new level with 1972’s Fanny Hill, recording at Abbey Road with producer Richard Perry and famed Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick (the album includes a Beatles homage with a cover of “Hey Bulldog”). And the result was Fanny’s most varied and ambitious album, sporting a beautiful mix of ballads and rockers and a mature, socially conscious lyrical approach. Pressed in milky clear vinyl complete with original album jacket art and lyric sheet…first time on LP since its original release and limited to 2000 copies!

New Pop Culture Books: Pulps! Beatles! Tiki! More!

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    A visual treasury of the iconic Street & Smith pulp novel covers of the 1930s and 1940s
Pulp Power: The Shadow, Doc Savage, and the Art of the Street & Smith Universe gives fans a rare glimpse into the pre-war pulp novel decade of the 1930s, a period of bold action and adventure storytelling that ultimately led to the creation of the comic book and the superheroes we know and love today.
    This period, a pre-Batman, pre-Superman golden era of American creativity and artistic excellence, starred two main characters in leading roles: The Shadow and Doc Savage. In more than 500 novels written between 1930 and 1940, The Shadow, Doc Savage, and the Street & Smith universe of characters captivated a generation of Americans with their heroic exploits and inspired a new generation of writers to create a pantheon of comic book superheroes in their mold.
    Street & Smith, the renowned publisher of these novels, commissioned leading artists to provide bold and original cover artwork for their publications, and in Pulp Power, hundreds of these eye-catching covers are reproduced as a collection for the first time. Comics legend Dan DiDio provides context for the cover illustrations alongside a narrative discussion of the influence of the Street & Smith superhero universe on legendary creators such as Orson Welles, Truman Capote, Michael Chabon, George Lucas, Agnes Moorehead, James Patterson, Walter Mosley, Dwayne Johnson, Frank Miller, James Bama, Jim Steranko, Jim Lee, Gail Simone, and many more.
    The book also includes original line art illustrations from the volumes along with unique reproductions of Shadow ephemera. Pulp Power is the ultimate coffee table collectible book for all who love the world of superheroes.

It’s Supergirl like you’ve never seen her before, in a character-defining sci-fi/fantasy masterpiece from Mister Miracle writer Tom King and Wonder Woman artist Bilquis Evely!
    Kara Zor-El has seen some epic adventures over the years, but she now finds her life without meaning or purpose. Here she is, a young woman who saw her planet destroyed and was sent to Earth to protect a baby cousin who ended up not needing her. What was it all for? Wherever she goes, people only see her through the lens of Superman’s fame.
    Just when Supergirl thinks she’s had enough, everything changes. An alien girl seeks her out for a vicious mission. Her world has been destroyed, and the bad guys responsible are still out there. She wants revenge, and if Supergirl doesn’t help her, she’ll do it herself, whatever the cost. Now a Kryptonian, a dog, and an angry, heartbroken child head out into space on a journey that will shake them to their very core. 
     This volume collects Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #1-8.

Artist Butch Guice returns to The Winter Soldier as The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide returns for its 52nd annual edition. From the Yellow Kid and some of the earliest days of comics to latest developments in the market, the Guide has been the Bible of serious comic book collectors, dealers and historians for more than five decades! This edition also includes a look at the history of James Buchanan Barnes – alias Bucky, a.k.a. The Winter Soldier, the latest inductees for The Overstreet Hall of Fame, and more. Lists comics from the developmental days more than 150 years ago to the present.

Bow before the majesty of Doctor Doom! The greatest villain of all is celebrated in a tome of tyranny six decades in the making! Featuring the Latverian ruler's first battle with the accursed Reed Richards and his Fantastic Four — and their most epic clashes since! Plus, Doom's unforgettable encounters with Spider-Man, Iron Man, the X-Men and the Avengers! A trip to hell with Doctor Strange! The power of the Beyonder! Victor von Doom's incredible life story contained in the Books of Doom! And more tales of the Lord of Latveria!

From T. J. English, the New York Times bestselling author of Havana Nocturne, comes the epic, scintillating narrative of the interconnected worlds of jazz and organized crime in 20th century America.
    Dangerous Rhythms tells the symbiotic story of jazz and the underworld: a relationship fostered in some of 20th century America’s most notorious vice districts. For the first half of the century mobsters and musicians enjoyed a mutually beneficial partnership. By offering artists like Louis Armstrong, Earl “Fatha” Hines, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Lena Horne, and Ella Fitzgerald a stage, the mob, including major players Al Capone, Meyer Lansky, and Charlie “Lucky” Luciano, provided opportunities that would not otherwise have existed.
    Even so, at the heart of this relationship was a festering racial inequity. The musicians were mostly African American, and the clubs and means of production were owned by white men. It was a glorified plantation system that, over time, would find itself out of tune with an emerging Civil Rights movement. Some artists, including Louis Armstrong, believed they were safer and more likely to be paid fairly if they worked in “protected” joints. Others believed that playing in venues outside mob rule would make it easier to have control over their careers.
    Through English’s voluminous research and keen narrative skills, Dangerous Rhythms reveals this deeply fascinating slice of American history in all its sordid glory.

Harry Benson began photographing Paul McCartney in 1964, when the Beatles took America by storm, toured the world, and made their movie debut with A Hard Day’s Night. The legendary photojournalist was on hand to document it all. When the Fab Four came to an end, it was Benson who had intimate access to Paul and his wife Linda, as Paul forged a new path, creatively and personally.
    Featuring more than 100 color and black-and-white images, this collection is a window into the life of one of the world’s best-known recording artists, one who has remained enigmatic despite a lifetime in the limelight.
    Through Benson’s lens, Paul traces the evolution of its namesake from performer to icon, father and husband. We see the young musician at the height of his fame with the Beatles, in the recording studio with Linda and their band Wings, with the family, behind the scenes and on stage during the 1975–76 “Wings Over America” tour, partying with the stars, and at the couple’s quiet farm in the UK in the early 1990s.
    On the occasion of Sir Paul's 80th birthday, Paul gives an all-access look at a life spent making the world’s most popular music. A must for any music fan.

The Wrath of Khan, The Search for Spock, and The Voyage Home – the Genesis Trilogy of Star Trek movies has a firm place in the hearts of Trek fans of all ages. Taking us from a deadly villain, a tragedy on the Enterprise, and to a heart-warming reunion, this special book explores the making of the classic saga. Featuring classic interviews, in-depth features and amazing imagery.

On a sweltering Sunday evening in August 1965, 56,000 people traveled by plane, car, bus, ferry, and subway train to pack New York’s Shea Stadium. They were there not for a ballgame, but a rock and roll concert—the audacious dream of promoter Sid Bernstein. No band had ever played a baseball stadium, and few believed it could be pulled off, but on that glorious night, The Beatles sold out Shea Stadium, shattering all existing box office and attendance records in show business history.
    Against a backdrop of mounting political and cultural tumult, Top of the Mountain delivers the details and excitement of Shea and the spirited, curious new generation who would soon claim the decade for its own. Packed with hundreds of color photographs, it gives a one-of-a-kind account of this monumental event, gathering first-person interviews and quotes from dozens of those who experienced a piece of pop-culture history—celebrities, writers, agents, producers, photographers, opening act performers, security guards, radio personalities, cameramen, and fans of all kinds. Among them were young Caryn Johnson (Whoopi Goldberg), Mary Louise Streep (Meryl Streep), and Steven Lento (Steven Van Zandt); future Beatle wives Linda Eastman and Barbara Bach; established stars like Bobby Vinton and Ed Sullivan; and artists such as Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Felix Cavaliere and The Rascals, Marvin Gaye, and more. Together, they paint an unforgettable picture of a night like no other.

Gil Kane’s The Amazing Spider-Man Artisan Edition presents each page in what appears to be black and white, but has actually been scanned in color. Readers view the art in its most natural form—blue pencils, ink gradients, and editorial notations all clearly visible—so they can (ahem) marvel at all the little nuances that make original art unique.
     This volume contains the infamous three-part drug story that was not approved by the Comics Code Authority (Amazing Spider-Man #96–98). The second three-part story features the legendary six-armed Spider-Man saga (Amazing Spider-Man #100–102). Additionally, one of the most famous—and most shocking—Spidey tales is included: the death of Gwen Stacey! (Amazing Spider-Man #121). You can’t get a better line-up of Spider-Man stories than this!
     Gil Kane is regarded as one of the finest comic artists in the history of the medium. His dynamic sequential storytelling abilities, coupled with impeccable draftsmanship, make him a true artist’s artist—as this book will attest!

Tiki Culture arose as the defining expression of American pop culture during World War II and its influence continued through the 1960s. The essence of Tiki featured heavily in films of the era, depicting palm-tree and cocktail-laden escapes that captivated audiences nationwide. Films like South Pacific and The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit were a hodgepodge of jungle imagery and World War II Pacific theater memories. A fascination with the new State of Hawaii was reflected in Elvis's Blue Hawaii, while balmy youth flicks like Beach Blanket Bingo and Gidget showcased surf, sun and fun.
    Join authors Jason Henderson and Adam Foshko as they explore films about the experiences of war filtered through the tropical splendor that defined an era.

The United States has been shaped by mobility like no other nation on Earth. The automobile made possible almost limitless development, but there was a dark side: ghost towns and deserted regions emerged due to economic crises, cultural shifts, and catastrophic weather. Heribert Niehues's award-winning photographs trace these lonely places, which elicit strange fascination mixed with melancholy for a bygone era. His Hopperesque images of gas stations, diners, motels, houses, and cars document the rise and former glory of a legendary America. Over the decades, only nature has changed their visage, and the old pioneering spirit is still tangible. Hauntingly beautiful, the photos portray the poetry of transience: from east to west, America as it is rarely seen.

It's 1974, and Jerry Stieglitz is a grad student in marine biology at UCLA with a side gig selling short stories to science fiction magazines, just weeks away from marrying his longtime fiancée. Then his life is upended by grim-faced men from three-letter agencies who want him to join a top-secret "Project Azorian" in the middle of the north Pacific Ocean―and they really don't take "no" for an answer. Further, they're offering enough money to solve all of his immediate problems.
    Joining up and swearing to secrecy, what he first learns is that Project Azorian is secretly trying to raise a sunken Russian submarine, while pretending to be harvesting undersea manganese nodules. But the dead Russian sub, while real, turns out to be a cover story as well. What's down on the ocean floor next to it is the thing that killed the sub: an alien spacecraft.
    Jerry's a scientist, a longhair, a storyteller, a dreamer. He stands out like a sore thumb on the Glomar Explorer, a ship full of CIA operatives, RAND Corporation eggheads, and roustabout divers. But it turns out that he's the one person in the North Pacific who's truly thought out all the ways that human-alien first contact might go.
    And meanwhile, it's still 1974 back on the mainland. Richard Nixon is drinking heavily and talking to the paintings on the White House walls. The USA is changing fast―and who knows what will happen when this story gets out? Three Miles Down is both a fresh and original take on First Contact, and a hugely enjoyable romp through the pop culture, political tumult, and conspiracies-within-conspiracies atmosphere that was 1974.

Watch Elvis Perform "Burning Love," 1972

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Coming Up: Craft Recordings Celebrates Vince Guaraldi's "A Charlie Brown Christmas" Score in Numerous Formats This Season

Out Oct. 14 from Craft Recordings.


We're proud to announce a definitive, bonus-filled edition of Vince Guaraldi’s timeless score from the beloved, 1965 animated PEANUTS® special, A Charlie Brown Christmas, from Charles Schulz and Lee Mendelson and Bill Melendez. This latest edition showcases Guaraldi’s creative process like never before, thanks to hours of newly unearthed session tapes from Fantasy Records’ vaults. Now, fans can experience cues like “Christmas Time Is Here,” “O Tannenbaum,” and “Skating” as they take shape in the studio through dozens of previously unreleased alternate tracks.

In addition, the original 11-track album has been upgraded with a new stereo mix from the original two- and three-track sources by the GRAMMY® Award-winning engineer, Paul Blakemore. Both the new mix and original mix can be found along with hours of unreleased material on the Super Deluxe Edition (available as a 4-CD/1-Blu-ray Audio collection box set or as an 80-track digital release). The new stereo mix will also be available alongside a selection of thirteen studio outtakes on a Deluxe Edition 2-LP or CD. All formats featuring the new stereo mix will release on October 14th.

For those who prefer the classic mix, the perennial 1965 version of the album will come housed in a striking, embossed gold foil jacket for 2022, while a variety of collectible colored vinyl variants can be found exclusively at select retailers. Plus, a limited edition LP (750 copies), pressed on “Skating Pond” wax, is available exclusively at our store.

The Super Deluxe Edition offers fans an unparalleled deep dive into all aspects of A Charlie Brown Christmas—placing listeners in the studio as the musicians work through their arrangements. Disc one features the new stereo mix of the album, plus the original remastered 1965 mix, while disc two through four offer more than 50 never-before-heard outtakes from five recording sessions, as Guaraldi and his bandmates craft cues like “Christmas Is Coming” and “Skating.” Disc five delivers the new stereo mix in hi-resolution audio, as well as Dolby Atmos® on Blu-ray audio.

Housed in a hardcover book, the collection guides fans through the entire recording process, thanks to new, in-depth liner notes by Derrick Bang—a PEANUTS® historian and author of Vince Guaraldi at the Piano (McFarland & Company). Rounding out the package is a special message from the family of Lee Mendelson, the late Emmy® and Peabody Award-winning producer and co-creator of the PEANUTS® animated specials. Condensed liner notes are also included in the CD and 2-LP Deluxe Editions, which feature the 2022 stereo mix of the album, plus 13 highlights from the outtakes.