Frank Zappa: Quaudiophiliac

Frank Zappa - QuAUDIOPHILIAc (2004) [DVD-A] {ZFT}  Vinyl & HR

Posted by ruskaval at Dec. 28, 2012
Frank Zappa - QuAUDIOPHILIAc (2004) [DVD-A] {ZFT}

Frank Zappa - QuAUDIOPHILIAc (2004) [DVD-A] {ZFT}
DVD-9 (iso+.mds) -> 6.10 Gb | 5.1 MLP 24/96 / 5.1 DTS 24/96 / 2.0 LPCM 24/96
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 81 Mb
© 2004 ZFT / DTS Entertainment | 69286-01125-9-9
Rock / Experimental Rock

DVD-Audio may not be your preferred format, but here's a release that actually needs its special capabilities. There have been a number of high-profile albums that have been remixed to take advantage of Surround Sound, a case of retooling the recordings to take advantage of a new consumer format. Music consumers who began their music purchases during the digital era may not be aware that an attempt was made at "more than stereo" recordings back in the '70s, utilizing a four-channel system known as quadraphonic.

Frank Zappa: Quaudiophiliac [96/24 Stereo DVD-Audio Rip]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by dimsal at Sept. 27, 2008
Frank Zappa: Quaudiophiliac [96/24 Stereo DVD-Audio Rip]

Frank Zappa: Quaudiophiliac [96/24 Stereo DVD-Audio Rip]
FLAC | 24bit | 96Khz | Stereo | 1.1 GB
Styles: Rock

This is a direct/digital DVD-Audio Rip from original DVD-A disc.
Frank Zappa - Frank Zappa For President (2016) {Zappa Records ZR 20021}

Frank Zappa - Frank Zappa For President (2016) {Zappa Records ZR 20021}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 255 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 102 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 170 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Zappa Records / The Zappa Family Trust / Universal | ZR 20021 / 00824302002223
Rock / Experimental Rock / Avant-Garde / Art Rock / Jazz Rock

Official Release #105. All Masters Produced by Frank Zappa. Frank Zappa For President? You betcha! We know at various times he wanted to run for office. In the spirit of the 2016 dramatic presidential election adventures, comes a release that gives us a glimpse into what could have been. This album is comprised of unreleased compositions realized on the Synclavier along with other relevant tracks mined from the Vault with a political thread tying it all together. Don't forget to Register and Vote!
Frank Zappa - Halloween 77 (Live at Palladium, New York City, NY) (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Frank Zappa - Halloween 77 (Live at Palladium, New York City, NY) (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 15:45:06 | 10.9 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Halloween was Frank Zappa’s favorite holiday & by 1977 his Halloween shows were legendary. Recorded live at The Palladium in NYC, Zappa performed 6 shows 28-31 October. 4 shows were filmed & resulted in Zappa’s movie “Baby Snakes.” The Halloween 77 box includes all 6 shows in their entirety, mixed in 2016 from original Vault masters, on USB stick in 24-bit WAV audio with 32-page digital booklet, Zappa Halloween mask & costume. The shows rock hard & feature unreleased performances & arrangements.
Frank Zappa - Halloween 77 (Live at Palladium, New York City, NY) (2017)

Frank Zappa - Halloween 77 (Live at Palladium, New York City, NY)
Progressive Rock | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 15:45:06 | 6.74 GB
Label: Zappa Family / UMG Recordings | Tracks: 158 | Rls.date: 2017

Halloween was Frank Zappa’s favorite holiday & by 1977 his Halloween shows were legendary. Recorded live at The Palladium in NYC, Zappa performed 6 shows 28-31 October. 4 shows were filmed & resulted in Zappa’s movie “Baby Snakes.” The Halloween 77 box includes all 6 shows in their entirety, mixed in 2016 from original Vault masters, on USB stick in 24-bit WAV audio with 32-page digital booklet, Zappa Halloween mask & costume. The shows rock hard & feature unreleased performances & arrangements.
Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention - Transmission Impossible (2015) [Bootleg]

Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention - Transmission Impossible (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 961 Mb | Scans - 7 Mb | 03:02:54
Jazz Rock, Progressive Rock, Experimental | Label: Eat To The Beat

3CDs OF INVALUABLE ZAPPA BROADCASTS. INCLUDES SETS FROM HIS 1973 TOUR, COMPILED BY THE MAN HIMSELF. This triple CD features three rare recordings, all originally broadcast on FM radio, and now available here in this superb fold out digipack set. Featuring performances made at; Central Park, New York in 1968, with the original Mothers Of Invention (and featuring numbers from both the early and late sets on the day in question); from the TV & simultaneous radio transmission from Udel in Holland in 1970 (the first live show by the second incarnation of the Mothers, and featuring Flo & Eddie in the ranks) and, on the third CD, a collection of live performances from Zappa s 1973 tour, from a tape put together by Frank himself and broadcast on New Year s Eve 1974. The tracks and shows represented on this set illustrate the spectrum of Zappa and his various groups live abilities across the first decade of the man s career, and in so doing reveal a quite fascinating trajectory of Frank Zappa's live work.
Omnibus Wind Ensemble - Music By Frank Zappa (2001) [2.0 & 4.0] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC / RE-UP

Omnibus Wind Ensemble - Music By Frank Zappa (2001)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 4.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 64:43 minutes | Scans included | 3,17 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,3 GB
Features Stereo & Multichannel Surround Sound / OPUS 3 CD # 19423

The Omnibus Wind Ensemble's interest in Frank Zappa's music dates back to the beginning of the 1980s, almost from their very beginnings. Under the motto "From Mozart to Zappa", which also became the title of their 1st, widely acclaimed CD on the Opus3 label, they have had many of Frank Zappa's compositions in their repertoire over the years.

Frank Zappa - One Shot Deal (2008)  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Nov. 3, 2009
Frank Zappa - One Shot Deal (2008)

Frank Zappa - One Shot Deal (2008)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 355 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 117 Mb
Full Artwork @ 400 dpi (jpg) -> 23 Mb
© 2008 Zappa Records / The Zappa Family Trust | ZR 20007
Rock / Experimental Rock


Frank Zappa - One Shot Deal (2008)

At the time of Frank Zappa's passing in late 1993, he left a number of projects in varying stages of completeness. Some of these had gotten no further than the so-called "build-reel" stage. It was at this preliminary phase that the artist had done little more than set aside various and sundry audio on the back-burner in his Utility Muffin Research Kitchen home studio. One Shot Deal (2008) is a single-CD compilation taken from a number of disparate sources – including a pair of tunes from Zappa's "build reels." As the set's co-producer Gail Zappa explains in her inimitable style in the brief liner notes essay "…the guitar was the main element for me…." With that as an unofficial mandate, the 5-plus minutes – which cover the meaty nine-year span of 1972 to 1981 – is undeniably fret-centric.

Frank Zappa - Little Dots (2016) {Zappa Records ZR 20026}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at July 4, 2017
Frank Zappa - Little Dots (2016) {Zappa Records ZR 20026}

Frank Zappa - Little Dots (2016) {Zappa Records ZR 20026}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 461 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 168 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 306 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1972, 2016 Zappa Records / ZFT / Universal | ZR 20026
Rock / Experimental Rock / Avant-Garde / Art Rock / Jazz Rock

Official Release #109. Original Recordings And Mixes Produced By Frank Zappa. Little Dots contains more recordings of the under-documented Petit Wazoo Ensemble, which toured at the end of 1972 (previously heard officially on Imaginary Diseases). Again, the sound isn't pristine here, but it's quite listenable. The show starts with a very early version of "Cosmik Debris," but other than that and "Rollo" the material is all new (mostly due to being largely improvised). "Little Dots, Pt. 1" is a previously unreleased piece that features bassist Dave Parlato and drummer Jim Gordon in dialogue, joined by FZ on guitar about halfway though. "Little Dots, Pt. 2" kicks off with a Tony Duran slide solo, and heads into a trombone solo followed by another FZ guitar solo.

Frank Zappa - Finer Moments (2012) {2CD Zappa Records ZR 3894}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at June 10, 2017
Frank Zappa - Finer Moments (2012) {2CD Zappa Records ZR 3894}

Frank Zappa - Finer Moments (2012) {2CD Zappa Records ZR 3894}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 497 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 196 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 373 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2012 Zappa Records / ZFT / Universal | ZR 3894
Rock / Experimental Rock / Avant-Garde / Art Rock / Jazz Rock

Official Release #94. Finer Moments is a curious but mostly excellent compilation of (mostly) instrumental odds and ends put together by FZ in 1972 that went (mostly) unreleased until 2012. Disc one concentrates on the 1968-1969 Mothers. The first four tracks are from a 1969 Royal Albert Hall show that was partially documented in the film Uncle Meat. "Sleazette" is a great guitar solo, but the Mozart piece loses quite a bit without the "ballet" visuals. "The Wailing Zombie Music" sounds part-composed/part-conducted improvisation. "The Old Curiosity Shoppe" is a nice jam from 1971 featuring some nice wah-wah alto sax from Ian Underwood and wicked soloing from FZ.