Sunday, November 14, 2021

Yet more vinyl madness: It's a strike!

ve come to expect numerous vinyl variants of A Charlie Brown Christmas at this time of the year -- see this earlier post -- but this comes as a surprise.

Turntable Lab has just entered the fray, with a special-edition pressing of A Boy Named Charlie Brown on yellow wax, along with record mats, tote bags and T-shirts, all available in multiple colors. This new Peanuts collection is available to pre-order now at, and due out December 8.
This vinyl reissue of the classic 1964 soundtrack is being released in partnership with Craft Recordings. The album is newly remastered from the original analog tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio. The exclusive yellow vinyl variant comes with a custom obi-strip, and includes eight collectible baseball cards that showcase Charlie Brown’s team of misfits: Snoopy, Woodstock, Peppermint Patty, Linus and Lucy Van Pelt, Franklin Armstrong, Schroeder, and, of course, manager and pitcher, Charlie Brown. The back of each card includes key stats for each player, including field position and favorite sandwich.

The collection’s premium reversible Peanuts Comic Strip Record Slipmat is available in blue, green, and grey. The Peanuts Record Shopping Tote is available in black and natural, and the 100% cotton Peanuts Record Shopping Shirt is available in black, royal blue and gold. The 10 oz cotton canvas tote features silkscreened graphics on both sides and comfortably holds about 30 records. TTL offers the album on its own, or bundled with the Peanuts tote.

ll let Turntable Lab co-owner Peter Hahn have the final words:

“As a lifelong Peanuts fan, this collaboration was a dream come true. First and foremost, I wanted to get the ‘Buying Records Cheers Me Up’ panel onto quality, well-printed shirts. That image always spoke to me. For the slipmat design, we were able to dig through the Peanuts archive to find our favorite music- and record collecting-themed strips. We laid them out simply so you could almost read it like a comic book, in between the time you change records. We’ve been using these for a while now, and we’re continually finding new nuances in Charles Schulz’s work.”

I suspect this LP and its accessories will find their way under numerous Charlie Brown Christmas trees this holiday season... 

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