Frank Zappa Understanding America

Frank Zappa - Understanding America (2012)  {2CDs Zappa Records EU Edition}

Frank Zappa - Understanding America (2012) {2CDs Zappa Records EU Edition}
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© 2012 Zappa Records / Universal Music / ZFT | 0238922 / ZR 3892
Rock / Experimental Rock / Avant-Garde / Art Rock / Fusion

Official Release #93. Conceived, Composed & Produced by Frank Zappa. The two-disc compilation of alternative takes titled Understanding America is intended for devoted fans only. It's scattershot material, tied together loosely by one theme: Zappa's acerbic mistrust of American culture. Throughout the '60s, '70s, and '80s, social satire made up a huge amount of his catalog, so Big Brother, media outlets, organized religion, and recreational drugs are all subject to attack here. The gold nugget is the unreleased 25-minute "Porn Wars Deluxe," a Negativland-esque collage that pairs together samples of music with clips from the 1985 PMRC Senate hearings, for which Zappa played an integral role defending against censorship.
Frank Zappa - Mothermania (1969) {Zappa Records 0238402 rel 2012}

Frank Zappa - Mothermania (1969) {Zappa Records 0238402 rel 2012}
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© 1969, 2012 Zappa Records / Universal | 0238402 / ZR 3840
Rock / Experimental Rock

Official Release #7. Mothermania, subtitled The Best of the Mothers, is a compilation album by the Mothers of Invention. While the songs were previously released on Freak Out!, Absolutely Free and We're Only in It for the Money, it contains unique mixes or edits done specifically for this compilation. Mothermania is a collection of previously released tunes culled from the first three Mothers of Invention albums. So why bother? Well, it's the only early collection actually compiled by FZ. Verve released a bunch of early compilations without permission, but more importantly, this is the only place you can hear some of these mixes and edits. Many of the tunes from Freak Out! appear in different mixes, while "It Can't Happen Here" plays through without the interruptions of the Freak Out! version.
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!
Frank Zappa - The Roxy Performances (2018) {7CD Box Set Zappa Records-UMe ZR 20028 rec 1973}

Frank Zappa - The Roxy Performances (2018) {7CD Box Set Zappa Records-UMe ZR 20028 rec 1973}
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© 1973, 2018 Zappa Records / UMe | ZR 20028
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 - Halloween 77 - The corrected track is “Wild Love” from Show 2, 10-28-77 (2017) {Zappa.com Digital Download}

Frank Zappa - Halloween 77 - The corrected track is “Wild Love” from Show 2, 10-28-77 (2017) {Zappa.com Official Digital Download}
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© 2017 Zappa Records / UMe ‎| ZR 20027
Rock / Experimental Rock / Avant-Garde / Art Rock / Jazz Rock

Zappa.com wrote: We have discovered that a track on the Halloween 77 Box Set has an error. The faulty track is “Wild Love” from Show 2, 10-28-77. We are happy to provide you with the corrected track.

Frank Zappa - The Roxy Performances (Live) (2018)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Feb. 2, 2018
Frank Zappa - The Roxy Performances (Live) (2018)

Frank Zappa - The Roxy Performances (Live) (2018)
Prog Rock, Jazz Rock | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 3.13 GB
Label: Zappa Family Trust | Tracks: 84 | Time: 07:56:25

43 years ago in December 1973, Frank Zappa played a series of legendary concerts at the famed Roxy Theatre on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood. Considered a high-water mark of his career, owing to the incredible, virtuosic performances of himself and his stellar band The Mothers, the five shows – across three nights – included a private invite-only performance/soundcheck/film shoot followed by back-to-back doubleheaders. A few days later, continuing this incredibly prolific week, Zappa brought his band and camera crew to Ike Turner’s Bolic Sound in Inglewood for a filmed recording session. In typical Zappa fashion, he recorded it all.

Frank Zappa - The Roxy Performances (Live) (2018)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Feb. 1, 2018
Frank Zappa - The Roxy Performances (Live) (2018)

Frank Zappa - The Roxy Performances (Live) (2018)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 07:57:12 | 1,06 Gb
Experimental Rock, Jazz Rock | Label: Universal Music Oy, Zappa Records

Fourty three years ago in December 1973, Frank Zappa played a series of legendary concerts at the famed Roxy Theatre on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood. Considered a high-water mark of his career, owing to the incredible, virtuosic performances of himself and his stellar band The Mothers, the five shows – across three nights – included a private invite-only performance/soundcheck/film shoot followed by back-to-back doubleheaders. A few days later, continuing this incredibly prolific week, Zappa brought his band and camera crew to Ike Turner’s Bolic Sound in Inglewood for a filmed recording session. In typical Zappa fashion, he recorded it all.
Frank Zappa - Boulez Conducts Zappa: The Perfect Stranger (1984) {Zappa Records UE Edition 0238692 rel 2012}

Frank Zappa - Boulez Conducts Zappa: The Perfect Stranger (1984) {Zappa Records UE Edition 0238692 rel 2012}
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© 1984, 2012 Zappa Records / Universal Music / ZFT | 0238692 / ZR 3869
Classical / Avant-Garde / Modern Composition / Orchestral / Synclavier

Official Release #39. Having recorded some works with a large orchestra in January 1983, in January 1984, Frank Zappa arranged for some of his chamber works to be performed by Pierre Boulez's Ensemble InterContemporain, a 16-piece group. "The Perfect Stranger," "Naval Aviation In Art?," and "Dupree's Paradise" were given this treatment, and the four remaining tracks are the product of Zappa's music synthesizer, the Synclavier. As usual, Zappa's "serious" works are rhythmically interesting and make for challenging listening.
The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie - Captured Live (1992) {Rhino R2 71153} (Frank Zappa related)

The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie - Captured Live (1992) {Rhino R2 71153} (Frank Zappa related)
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© 1992 Rhino Records / High Concept | R2 71153
Rock / Psychedelic / Sunshine Pop / Comedy Rock / AM Pop / Folk Rock

Another live oldies live band release that I wasn't even aware of - until I looked for a live Turtles release. I give 'Captured Live' a five-star rating for it's fun factor alone. Show was recorded on New Year's Eve 1991 at the Bottom Line in New York. Original Turtles front men (wouldn't have it any other way, would we?) Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan lead up - as usual lead the festivities to give us true patrons and followers nearly an hour's worth of pure solid gold goodness to thoroughly take in. I was maybe ten when these guys first appeared on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.
Frank Zappa - Lumpy Money - The Project/Object (2009) {3CD Zappa Records ZR20008 reissue 2016 rec 1968}

Frank Zappa - Lumpy Money - The Project/Object (2009) {3CD Zappa Records ZR20008 reissue 2016 rec 1968}
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© 1968, 2009, 2016 Zappa Records | ZR20008
Rock / Experimental Rock / Avant-Garde / Art Rock / Jazz Rock

Official Release #85. This triple volume package contains an audio documentary tracing the conception and construction of Frank Zappa's We're Only in It for the Money (1968) and Lumpy Gravy (1968) masterworks. As the second entry in the Project/Object series (the first being the MoFo Project/Object in 2006 that gathered four CDs worth of goodies from the Freak Out! era), the modus operandi for Lumpy Money (2009) remains much the same as its predecessor. Presented within are primary components from both works in several unique – and formerly unissued – incarnations and configurations. It should also be noted that neither of Zappa's mid-'90s approved masters for We're Only in It for the Money or Lumpy Gravy are found here. Instead of retreading those – which (as of this 2009 writing) remain in print on the Rykodisc label – the nearly three-and-a-half hours served up here offer an embarrassment of insight into the development of the music, as well as the modular recording style that Zappa was evermore frequently incorporating into his craft.