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Frank Zappa - Frank Zappa For President (2016) {Zappa Records ZR 20021}

Frank Zappa - Frank Zappa For President (2016) {Zappa Records ZR 20021}
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© 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!
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica (1969) {2013 Zappa Records Remaster ZR 20014} (produced by Frank Zappa)

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica (1969) {2013 Zappa Records Remaster ZR 20014} (produced by Frank Zappa)
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© 1969, 2013 Zappa Records | ZR 20014
Rock / Experimental Rock / Psychedelic / Blues Rock

The Legends of Lancaster (California) converge. Two albums Produced by Frank Zappa are registered with the National Preservation Board (Library of Congress). This is one. Note: We here at UMRK determined that the TMR Master was damaged somewhere in the years of it's return orbit. The Vaultmeister created almost in its entirety a new Master from our own Vault safety copies. And as if that wasn't enough chocolate for your Sunday sundae, we had Bob Ludwig remaster the Work for you. What you now have available to you is the definitive TROUT MASK REPLICA. Be the judge. Be the jury. Be the bongo. Be the fury!!!

Frank Zappa - The Lost Episodes (1996) {Rykodisc RCD 40573}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at April 11, 2018
Frank Zappa - The Lost Episodes (1996) {Rykodisc RCD 40573}

Frank Zappa - The Lost Episodes (1996) {Rykodisc RCD 40573}
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© 1996 Rykodisc / The Zappa Family Trust | RCD 40573
Rock / Jazz Rock / Experimental Rock / Art Rock

Official Release #64. A 30-track compilation of rarities, spanning much of his career, but in the main confined to the 1960s and early '70s (some date from as early as the late '50s!). Much of it's previously unreleased, or extremely hard to locate. It's not just a collection of fan-oriented odds and ends, though. The material, for one thing, is extremely diverse, ranging from collaborations with Captain Beefheart and primitive teenage garage recordings to comic dialog to progressive instrumentals and orchestral pieces.
Frank Zappa - Make A Jazz Noise Here (1991) {2CD Rykodisc RCD 10555/56 rel 1995}

Frank Zappa - Make A Jazz Noise Here (1991) {2CD Rykodisc RCD 10555/56 rel 1995}
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© 1991, 1995 Rykodisc / The Zappa Family Trust | RCD 10555/56
Rock / Experimental Rock / Jazz Rock / Art Rock

Official Release #57. The third and final live album put together from recordings of Frank Zappa's 1988 concerts, the two-CD set Make a Jazz Noise Here focuses on the composer's instrumental pieces – which are not necessarily jazzy, by the way. As for the three vocal tracks included ("Stinkfoot," "Stevie's Spanking," and "Advance Romance"), they all feature interesting solos. The set presents old favorites, like the medley "Let's Make the Water Turn Black"/"Harry, You're a Beast," "King Kong," and "The Black Page." They are well-performed, but considering the number of versions of each of them available on other recordings, they hardly constitute the main interest of this album.
Frank Zappa - One Shot Deal (2008) {Zappa Records ZR 20007 rec 1972-1981}

Frank Zappa - One Shot Deal (2008) {Zappa Records ZR 20007 rec 1972-1981}
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© 1972-81, 2008 Zappa Records / ZFT | ZR 20007
Rock / Experimental Rock / Avant-Garde / Art Rock / Jazz Rock

Official Release #83. 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 & The Mothers - The Roxy Performances (2018) {7CD Box Set Zappa Records-UMe 0200282 EU Issue rec 1973}

Frank Zappa & The Mothers - The Roxy Performances (2018) {7CD Box Set Zappa Records-UMe 0200282 EU Issue rec 1973}
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© 1973, 2018 Zappa Records / UMe | 0200282 | EU Issue
Rock / Experimental Rock / Avant-Garde / Art Rock / Jazz Rock

Zappa Records presents The Roxy Performances. A 7-Disc Box Set that contains the MOTHERLODE of all things Roxy. All 4 public shows from December 9 & 10 1973, remixed in 2016 and presented in their entirety for the first time. Also included is the sound check from December 8th and bonus content that features rehearsal nuggets and unreleased tracks along with highlights from the recording session at Bolic Studios that took place in conjunction with the filming dates. Recording Medium: #M Scotch 2inch 16 Track Analog Tape @ 30ips.
Frank Zappa - Broadway The Hard Way (1988) {Rykodisc RCD 10552 rel 1995}

Frank Zappa - Broadway The Hard Way (1988) {Rykodisc RCD 10552 rel 1995}
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© 1988, 1995 Rykodisc / Zappa Family Trust | RCD 10552
Rock / Experimental Rock / Jazz Rock

Official Release #53. The first live album compiled from various performances on Frank Zappa's 1988 world tour (his final outing), Broadway the Hard Way is composed mostly of new, vocal-oriented material. The tone throughout is highly political, with Zappa taking potshots at such targets as Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Pat Robertson and other televangelists, Jesse Jackson, C. Everett Koop, and so on.
Frank Zappa - Road Tapes, Venue #3 (2016) {2CD Vaulternative Records VR 2016-1 rec 1970}

Frank Zappa - Road Tapes, Venue #3 (2016) {2CD Vaulternative Records VR 2016-1 rec 1970}
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© 1970, 2016 Vaulternative Records / ZFT | VR 2016-1
Rock / Experimental Rock / Avant-Garde / Art Rock / Jazz Rock

Official Release #103. Performed/Arranged/Conducted by Frank Zappa. Road Tapes, Venue #3 features two complete shows from Tyrone Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, MN. The July '70 Mothers line-up featured Flo & Eddie, George Duke, Ian Underwood, Aynsley Dunbar & Jeff Simmons. FZ's vast Vault does not contain many full shows from this time period, so that alone makes this release a special one. The tapes were recorded to stereo reel-to-reel, but not without problems. Due to their historical relevance, we felt it was worth it, warts 'n all! Venue #3 does not disappoint.
Frank Zappa - Road Tapes, Venue #2 (2013) {2CD Vaulternative Records VR 2013-1 rec 1973}

Frank Zappa - Road Tapes, Venue #2 (2013) {2CD Vaulternative Records VR 2013-1 rec 1973}
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© 1973, 2013 Vaulternative Records / ZFT | VR 2013-2
Rock / Experimental Rock / Avant-Garde / Art Rock / Jazz Rock

Official Release #96. Live recordings from 3 shows in Finlandia Hall, Helsinki Finland - August 23 & 24 1973. One year after the release of Frank Zappa‘s “Road Tapes, Venue #1” the Zappa Family Trust have announced a second volume in this series of “primitive audio documentary attempts to capture the essence of what was highly and improbably and even impossibly out there on the road in some of the worst audio terrain imaginable”.
Frank Zappa - Road Tapes, Venue #1 (2012) {2CD Vaulternative Records VR 20122 rec 1968}

Frank Zappa - Road Tapes, Venue #1 (2012) {2CD Vaulternative Records VR 20122 rec 1968}
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© 1968, 2012 Vaulternative Records / ZFT | VR 20122
Rock / Experimental Rock / Avant-Garde / Art Rock / Jazz Rock

Official Release #92. Road Tapes, Venue #1 is a double live album by Frank Zappa, released posthumously on 31 October 2012, by the Zappa Family Trust on Vaulternative Records. It was recorded at Kerrisdale Arena, Vancouver, on August 25, 1968. Fantastic audio artifact of the Mothers of Invention in their live prime, in my opinion. A total must for Zappa fans, and the whole conceptual continuity thing. Even my wife, who generally loathes Frank's music, particularly when he sings, found the whole record compelling, except for Help I'm a Rock, which can rub even the most jaded musical obscurist the wrong way. I liked it just fine. Loved the Orange County Lumber Truck medley. Pick this one up, Zappa fans, you will not be disappointed.