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YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN (OCR)

You're A Good Man Charlie Brown (Ocr)


Songwriter Clark Gesner managed to get a deal with the MGM Records subsidiary Leo to record an album of his songs based on the Peanuts cartoon strip in 1966. The next logical step was to build a stage production around the songs, which Gesner also succeeded in doing, starting on March 7, 1967, with a cast of six backed by piano and percussion at the tiny Theatre 80 St. Marks in New York's Greenwich Village. The result was a massive off-Broadway success that ran nearly 1,600 performances. It turned out that Gesner and his actors had captured the feel of the comic and that everyone in the audience was familiar with the material. The songs were simple and well suited to the characters, and it didn't matter much that there weren't any real singers in the cast. You'd think that would matter more on the original cast album (initially released on MGM Records), but it doesn't, because the characterizations are so strong. Okay, Reva Rose, who plays Lucy, can't carry a tune, but then that's appropriate to her character. Anyway, a lot of the material is half-spoken, and even the sung parts depend more on enthusiasm than skill. So, the cast album charms as much as the show did. On October 31, 2000, Decca Broadway reissued the album on a CD that contained as bonus tracks the four recordings Gesner made as a demonstration record to obtain the permission of Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz to proceed with his original record. These tracks are very similar to the versions that turned up in the show itself, demonstrating that Gesner's conception carried through to production. [The 2000 Decca Broadway reissue includes four previously unreleased bonus tracks: "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown," "The Doctor Is In," "My Blanket and Me," and "The Kite."] ~ William Ruhlmann, Rovi

  • Condition: Used - Good
    HPB condition ratings
    • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
    • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
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    • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
    • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
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  • UPC: 601215985122
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Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
  • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
  • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
  • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
  • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: This movie is unopened and brand new.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): Near new. No defects, little sign of use. Plays perfectly. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. No skipping; no fuzzy or snowy frames in VHS.
  • Very Good (VG): Attractive and well cared for but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, but will play almost perfectly. For VHS: barely detectable distortion or very few fuzzy or snowy frames.
  • Good (G): This item is in okay condition and basically works well. There may be some minor distortion on VHS tape; slight scratching or wear on DVD.
  • Fair (FR): Basically plays, but may be obviously well-worn with some scratching or tape distortion.
  • Poor (P): Disc or tape is intact, but may be scratched or stretched. There may be skips or distortion or product defects.
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