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Frank Zappa - AAAFNRAA The Bundlement (2006 -2012) {Official Digital Download from zappa.com}

Frank Zappa - AAAFNRAA The Bundlement (2006 -2012) {Official Digital Download from zappa.com}
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Zappa Records / Zappa.com | 5% repair rar
Rock / Experimental Rock

AAAFNRAA was one of Zappa's mottoes. It stood for Anything Anytime Anyplace For No Reason At All. The Frank Zappa AAAFNRAA Birthday Bundle was released as a digital download on iTunes on December 15, 2006. It consists of five previously unreleased tracks performed by Frank Zappa, and six new tracks featuring the Zappa family. (AAAFNRAA stands for "Anything Anytime Anywhere for No Reason At All", Zappa's motto of sorts.)
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 - 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.
Frank Zappa - Understanding America (2012) {2CD Zappa Records 0238922}

Frank Zappa - Understanding America (2012) {2CD Zappa Records 0238922}
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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 - FZ-OZ (2002) {2CD Vaulternative Records VR 2002-1 rec 1976}

Frank Zappa - FZ-OZ (2002) {2CD Vaulternative Records VR 2002-1 rec 1976}
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© 1976, 2002 Vaulternative Records / Zappanese | VR 2002-1
Rock / Experimental Rock / Avant-Garde / Art Rock / Jazz Rock

Official Release #70. This two-disc set represents almost all of Frank Zappa's concert on January 20, 1976, at Hordern Pavilion in Sydney, Australia. The only problem is that there was only one reel-to-reel machine to record the concert, necessitating missing portions of several songs to change tapes; these gaps were replaced by excerpts from a pitch-corrected bootleg from the same tour, with an obvious drop in sound quality but little loss in continuity. This particular band – with tenor saxophonist Napoleon Murphy Brock, bassist Roy Estrada, drummer Terry Bozzio, and keyboardist Andre Lewis (in his only tour with Zappa) – has only been represented sporadically on Zappa's earlier releases.
Frank Zappa - 200 Motels (1971) {2CD Rykodisc RCD 10513-14 rel 1997}

Frank Zappa - 200 Motels (1971) {2CD Rykodisc RCD 10513-14 rel 1997}
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© 1971, 1997 Rykodisc / The Zappa Family Trust / MGM | RCD 10513~14
Rock / Experimental Rock / Jazz Rock

Finally released on a pair of CDs in 1997 (26 years after it's initial release on vinyl), 200 MOTELS is the soundtrack to Frank Zappa's wacky 1971 motion picture of the same name, which starred Ringo Starr and Keith Moon, among others. Although it enjoyed success as a "midnight movie" in the '70s/early '80s, 200 MOTELS is a difficult movie to comprehend, since the storyline is very abstract (some have hinted that it was made up on the spot!). But even when his music is difficult to understand, Zappa includes many interesting twists and turns, and the soundtrack for 200 MOTELS is no different.
Frank Zappa & Heiner Goebbels - Perfect Strangers - The Norwegian Radio Orchestra (2014) {Lawo Classics LWC1063}

Frank Zappa & Heiner Goebbels - Perfect Strangers - The Norwegian Radio Orchestra (2014) {Lawo Classics LWC1063}
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© 2014 Lawo Classics | LWC1063
Classical / Modern Classical / Orchestral

This is an unusual disc from Norwegian label, Lawo Classics: Perfect Strangers. Coupling the works of Heiner Goebbels and Frank Zappa, and performed by The Norwegian Radio Orchestra, conducted by Thomas Søndergård, it is recorded onto SACD in surround sound. Frank Zappa’s music crosses all boundaries, with fans in all musical camps. The recordings of his own band are legendary, but with the release of The Yellow Shark featuring Ensemble Modern, Zappa’s music became standard repertoire for symphony orchestras — or at least those that dare to accept the challenge! This is intense and demanding music, but who is better equipped for the task than the Norwegian Radio Orchestra, celebrated for the diversity of its repertoire and collaborations?