Saturday, November 13, 2021

Turntable Lab Announces Peanuts Collaboration

 This is not a sponsored post. I am just sharing because I love Charlie Brown.


When my generation grew up there wasn't any and every show you wanted to see at your fingertips or on DVD. You had to tune in for the once-a-year special and Charlie Brown and the Peanuts were always symbolic of the holidays. It was exciting to watch, "The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown," "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving," and then the best of the best, "A Charlie Brown Christmas." To this day, I still get excited about them when I come across them on TV or when we decide to pull out the DVD. 


Now, for my Charlie Brown peeps, there is a new way to enjoy Charlie Brown. Turntable Labs has announced a collaboration with the Peanuts Gang. They are featuring an exclusive yellow LP pressing of A Boy Named Charlie Brown, record mats, tote bags, and t-shirts, all offered in multiple colors.
 
The classic 1964 soundtrack (including 'Charlie Brown Theme,' 'Linus And Lucy,’ and more) features all-analog remastered audio from the original master tapes, plus eight collectible PEANUTS baseball cards.
 
It is due out December 8th and available for pre-order beginning today (11/12).


You can Pre-Order HERE


Brooklyn, NY (November 12, 2021)─Turntable Lab (TTL) -- the trusted Brooklyn-based digital retailer and tastemaker for DJs, audio heads, and music fans for over 20 years -- announces an officially licensed collaboration with PEANUTS just in time for the holiday season. Available to pre-order beginning today (11/12) exclusively on TurntableLab.com and due out December 8th, the Turntable Lab x PEANUTS collection features a special edition pressing of A Boy Named Charlie Brown on yellow wax, plus record matstote bags, and t-shirts, all being offered in multiple colors.
 
Says Peter HahnTTL’s Co-Owner, “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. Lastly, we filled out the collection with an exclusive pressing of the classic Charlie Brown soundtrack.”
 
This vinyl reissue of the classic 1964 soundtrack, A Boy Named Charlie Brown (Colored Vinyl) – Turntable Lab Exclusive (available for $24.95), is being released in partnership with Craft Recordings. The album was newly remastered from the original analog tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio and features nine evocative cues from the Vince Guaraldi Trio, including memorable tracks such as the lilting “Oh, Good Grief,” the reflective “Happiness Is, the lively “Charlie Brown Theme,” and the buoyant “Frieda (With the Naturally Curly Hair).” The exclusive yellow vinyl variant comes with a custom obi-strip and includes a special bonus: 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. On the back of the cards are key stats for each player, including their field position and favorite sandwich. Full album tracklist below.
 
The collection’s premium reversible PEANUTS Comic Strip Record Slipmat (available in bluegreen, and grey for $19.95 for a single and $29.95 for a pair) are suitable for both everyday listening and DJing. Click here for a first look at the collection, specifically highlighting the different slipmat’s being offered. Next, we have the PEANUTS Record Shopping Tote (available in black and natural for $20.00) and the 100% cotton PEANUTS Record Shopping Shirt (available in blackroyal blue, and gold for $30.00). The premium quality 10 oz cotton canvas tote features silkscreened graphics on both sides and comfortably holds about 30 records. TTL is offering the record on its own or bundled with their PEANUTS tote (available for $40.00).
 
Says Hahn, "This illustration appears for the first time on an officially licensed shirt. From its early dissemination on Tumblr and vinyl message boards, this single frame from the PEANUTS universe [where Schroeder tells Lucy, ‘Buying records cheers me up...Whenever I feel low, I buy some new records.’] captured one of the simple truths about record collecting."


L-R: tote bag, bag/LP bundle, and t-shirt
 
 
Tracklist - A Boy Named Charlie Brown:
 
Side A:
1. Oh, Good Grief
2. Pebble Beach
3. Happiness Is
4. Schroeder
5. Charlie Brown Theme
 
Side B:
1. Linus And Lucy
2. Blue Charlie Brown
3. Baseball Theme
4. Frieda (With The Naturally Curly Hair)
 
 
About PEANUTS:
On October 2, 1950, Charles M. Schulz introduced a brand-new comic strip with an unlikely round-headed hero, “Good ol’ Charlie Brown.” PEANUTS was born. Soon, readers came to know and love a whole cast of indelible young characters: philosophical Linus and his crabby big sister Lucy; piano-playing Schroeder; attention-grabbing Sally; pals Franklin, Peppermint Patty, Marcie, Pigpen and his famous dust cloud. But no one stole the show quite like Snoopy, the coolest beagle on the planet. From humble beginnings in just seven U.S. newspapers, PEANUTS grew to become not only the best-loved comic strip in history, but a true global phenomenon.
 
Today PEANUTS is featured in global online syndication and in thousands of newspapers worldwide; in classic specials and in new streaming series “Snoopy in Space” and "The Snoopy Show" on Apple TV+; and in mobile apps, stage productions, feature films, and books (hundreds of them). PEANUTS has inspired theme park attractions, public art projects, and every kind of consumer product from pj’s to popcorn makers. In 2018, Peanuts Worldwide partnered with NASA on a multi-year Space Act Agreement designed to inspire a passion for space exploration and STEM among the next generation of students. PEANUTS speaks a universal language—and has also introduced a vocabulary all its own: “Good grief!,” “security blanket,” “You blockhead!” and “Happiness is… .” For fans everywhere, happiness is PEANUTS.
 
The characters of PEANUTS and related intellectual property are owned by Peanuts Worldwide, which is 41% owned by WildBrain Ltd., 39% owned by Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., and 20% owned by the family of Charles M. Schulz. For more info, visit Peanuts.com.
 
About Turntable Lab:
Turntable Lab (or known to costumers as "TTL" or "The Lab") was founded in 1999 by Anthony Cattarina, Jasper Goggins, and Peter Hahn. Fresh out of NYU and motivated by numerous negative experiences at stores that sold DJ equipment (both big musical instrument chains and shady Canal Street stereo stores), the trio established TTL in a college apartment with a static HTML site + a 56K modem. Considered the first online store to cater to DJs, TTL built its business and a dedicated customer base on fair pricing (starting with selling Technics 1200s and Shure M447s), informed reviews, and a well-researched selection of “Lab approved” items. TTL would go onto apply their business model to other areas, including vinyl records of all genres, hi-fi audiophile and production equipment, clothing, and books. To bring the TTL experience directly to consumers, they opened their landmark shop in New York City in 2001, which came in at #70 on The Vinyl Factory’s 2017 list, titled “The world’s best record shops.” More recently, TTL launched Line Phono, an audio furniture line designed by vinyl experts and world class architects, and made in the U.S.
 
Shares Complex, "As they've expanded, TTL has garnered the reputation of being an all-around tastemaker, with influence over musical, style, and design spheres of our global underground. In our age of countless hot-today-gone-tomorrow ventures, Turntable Lab deserves recognition as a truly one-of-a-kind business and a international movement with serious staying power." Adds Diplo, “Turntable Lab not only cradled the current electronic/DJ revolution, it shaped the worldwide scene: from being a tastemaker to giving access to all aspiring artists internationally. I bought my first desktop workstations and sold my first creations from their online shop. The site has always been my trusted gateway to music, art, pop culture, and snapback hats. I wouldn’t have my label [Mad Decent] if they didn’t give me a launching pad and influence for my art.”
 
After 20+ years, Cattarina and Hahn are still running the company (now operating out of the Brooklyn Navy Yard) with the help of a great staff of DJs, producers, and musicians that uphold the company’s high standard. Plus, TTL publishes a printed music zine (back issues here) and to sign up for their well-curated weekly newsletter, click here. For more info, visit TurntableLab.com and follow @TurntableLab on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.

Any of these items would make a great gift for the Charlie Brown/Peanuts lovers on your list!

Click HERE to pre-order.
 

3 comments:

  1. I well remember the days when everything wasn't at our fingertips. I think we appreciated them more.

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  2. Allison works for Cane's Chicken and they partnered with Peanuts too. I had her order extra of the shirts they wear at work because I liked the Peanuts characters on them. I'm an honorary Cane's Crew Member LOL. I agree with Elephant's Child though. I think things were much more appreciated when we didn't have 24 access to everything like we do now.

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  3. oh wow! things like this amazes me. i am so glad to hear that even after 20 years they're still operational. more power to turntable lab!

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