Linus & Lucy: The Music of Vince Guaraldi

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Combining the whimsical yet elegant compositions of Vince Guaraldi and the mellow, restrained playing of George Winston, Linus & Lucy: The Music of Vince Guaraldi is a mostly happy marriage of the composer's and performer's styles. On much of the album, Winston tends to tone down the breeziness of Guaraldi's performances, opting for a gentler, reflective approach that sparkles on "Skating" and "Young Man's Fancy," but tends to make "The Great Pumpkin Waltz" and "Treat Street" sound a bit washed out. However, sprightly renditions of "The Masked Marvel," "You're in Love, Charlie Brown," "Peppermint Patty," and "Eight Five Five" more than make up for the occasional lag ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Combining the whimsical yet elegant compositions of Vince Guaraldi and the mellow, restrained playing of George Winston, Linus & Lucy: The Music of Vince Guaraldi is a mostly happy marriage of the composer's and performer's styles. On much of the album, Winston tends to tone down the breeziness of Guaraldi's performances, opting for a gentler, reflective approach that sparkles on "Skating" and "Young Man's Fancy," but tends to make "The Great Pumpkin Waltz" and "Treat Street" sound a bit washed out. However, sprightly renditions of "The Masked Marvel," "You're in Love, Charlie Brown," "Peppermint Patty," and "Eight Five Five" more than make up for the occasional lag and spotlight Winston's virtuoso piano playing. Though it's not necessarily intended as a best-of Vince Guaraldi collection, Linus & Lucy could certainly be used as one; however, it's Winston's distinctive style that makes it one of the best solo piano new age albums of the '90s.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/17/1996
  • Label: Windham Hill Records
  • UPC: 019341118428
  • Catalog Number: 11184
  • Sales rank: 121,766

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Performance Credits
George Winston Primary Artist, Piano
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome

    This is the perfect snowy, rainy, stormy day song. It just makes you want to curl up in front of the fire and read a book or toast marshmallows. The music is so relaxing and beautiful. I've played it so many times, it's starting to wear out and I'm buying another one. A great gift and an awesome all around cd.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One Of the Best CD's Around

    As soon as my piano teacher handed me a copy of this CD I fell in love with it. I liked this CD so much that I asked him to teach me some of the songs on it! Again, It is awesome. BUY IT!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    bring you to your childhood years

    everytime I listen to this CD, it makes me want to go out and get the sheet music right away. it is so beautiful, I could never do the music justus.

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