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This is America, Charlie Brown: The Mayflower Voyagers Play It Again, Charlie Brown This is the first time 3 of these specials have been released in high definition - although, again, see important warning below.
Only the Charlie Brown Christmas Blu-ray disc includes 3 shows; the Great Pumpkin and Thanksgiving Blu-ray discs are the copies of the old Blu-ray discs, with only 2 shows each. Which means that the only way to see 2 of the 3 new-to-HD shows is if you have an Ultra HD disc player.
This apparently is the case will all sets currently shipping; I do not know if this is intended, or a mistake. And even if it is a mistake, the chances of Warner Home Video fixed it are very small. If I find out more, I will update this blog post The Blu-ray discs also include the "behind-the-scenes" featurettes that were created when Warner Bros.
There are no new behind-the-scenes features. Given the fact that the new-to-HD specials do not appear on the Blu-ray discs of this set, you should buy it only if you want the Ultra HD discs. The Ultra HD discs will not play in regular, older Blu-ray players.
You might be wondering, can the Peanuts specials actually look better when viewed in 4K Ultra HD than in just regular high definition? It seems doubtful - the regular p high definition picture on the Blu-rays already reveal pretty much all the details available in the source material.
Most of these shows were created on a budget in the 's and 's Each holiday special will also be released individually as separate releases containing an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc, a regular Blu-ray disc, and digital copy.
Although again, likely only the Ultra HD disc includes both bonus shows; the Blu-ray discs may only include 1 bonus show. The album will be released on CD on Friday, October 12; it is already available as a digital download from iTunes, Amazon, and other digital music stores, and also available on streaming services such as Spotify.
A vinyl LP release has also been announced, but currently it doesn't have a release date. This might sound like exciting news to many Peanuts fans, given the great music Vince Guaraldi and John Scott Trotter composed for the classic television special.
Unfortunately, it turns out the album is more trick than treat - it disappoints in content, quality, and length, and in my opinion, is best avoided and not worth adding to your collection.
The problems are due to the source used for the album. So instead, Craft Recordings has used the "music and effects" track from the special to create this album.
Basically, this the exact audio from the television show, just without the dialog. That means while it does have the background music as it appears in the special, the tracks also have all the sound effects - for example, the thuds and bumps of Linus and Lucy rolling the pumpkin and cutting it up in the opening scene, Snoopy blowing on the leaf and the sound of Charlie Brown charging into and landing in the leaf pile in the next scene, and so on.
While most of the tracks are affected to some degree, the worst is "Breathless," the music when Snoopy the WWI Flying Ace imagines he's crossing no man's land.
This is one of the soundtrack pieces most requested by fans - but on this release, the subtle music is buried under various gunshots, sirens, and other sounds to give the ambiance of World War I.
The music and effects track is also at least one, if not several, generations removed from the original music recordings, resulting in a noticeable loss of sound quality. While Craft Recordings' engineers have made some effort to remaster and restore the sound, one cannot create a miracle from a weak source, and the limitations show - there is distinct hiss in some tracks, some harshness, and volume fluctuations.
The tracks are also all in mono not stereo. The final issue is that this new album presents the music exactly as it appears in the special. Typically, when music is recorded for a television special or a movie, the musicians record longer, full pieces that are then edited down to fit the special as needed.
On the Charlie Brown Christmas album, we hear the full music pieces, instead of the shortened versions that play in the background of the show. Unfortunately this is not the case with the Great Pumpkin album, since the original recording session tapes apparently no longer exist.
Using the music as it was edited for the special results in numerous very short cues many are just seconds longabrupt fades and transitions, and a general choppy feel to the whole thing; it's not a satisfying listening experience just based on this alone.
The intrusive sound effects and overall poor audio quality make it even worse. In fact, the entire album is extremely short: Having to pay full album price for only 20 minutes of music is very poor value.
At the very least, Craft Recordings should have combined the album with the release of music from another special. Nowhere in their press release - or on the album cover, front or back - do Craft Recordings make it clear that customers are getting a music and effects track instead of the original recordings.This is a list of every known Pirate movie ever made, but even with over entries I admit that it is still somewhat incomplete.
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