GO APE! THE LEGENDARY STOCKHOLM CONCERT, 1967

A section of it had previously appeared in orchestral form on Lumpy Gravy, and another version would eventually make up an entire side of the double LP Uncle Meat. With a set-list that includes cover versions of rock and pop standards alongside snippets of Stravinsky and Tchaikovksy, the Mothers run through inimitable versions of Freak Out s You Didn t Try to Call Me and It Can t Happen Here and their classic B-Side Big Leg Emma.

For many, the first Mothers of Invention were the greatest group Zappa ever assembled. Yet although zappa s work may have been designed as a critique of his homeland, he would discover that the Mothers output found its most loyal audience on distant shores. This momentous event, broadcast nationally, is presented in its entirety and in superb quality on Go Ape! By the time of the performance Zappa and the first incarnation of the Mothers were at the height of their powers.

. The centre-piece of the concert is a remarkable rendition of King Kong, a composition that Zappa would develop and hone for years. The live rendition presented here is a unique 18 minute phenomenon, its first section highlighting the remarkable interplay between Bunk Gardener on clarinet, Ian Underwood on alto sax and Don Preston on keyboards, and its second section a Zappa-conducted explosion of improvised sound.

Americans are ugly. Their extended residency at new york s garrick theatre between April and September, 1967, had given the band a chance to experiment with both their musical repertoire and their unpredictable onstage antics This combination of off-the-wall experimentation and musical dexterity is captured perfectly in the Stockholm performance.

Go ape! is a perfect example of what made them such a rare and remarkable beast.


Zappa In New York 40th Anniversary5 CD

Zappa in new york - deluxe consists of 5 discs from the Vault celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the album’s release in 1978. Featured is the main album in its original mix, remastered by Bob Ludwig and available for the first time digitally. Extensive liner notes by ruth Underwood, Ray White & Joe Travers with Jen Jewel Brown.

. Shrink-wrapped. Also included is a disc of relevant vault nuggets and over 3 hours of unreleased live performances from the NYC Palladium concerts, representing every composition played during the post-Christmas 4 show engagement of 1976 and newly mixed in 2018.


Berlin 1978

With the majority of his own recorded material thus tied up, Zappa concentrated on touring with a small, rock-oriented band. Recorded at berlin s deutschlandhalle on 15th february that year, zappa performs a wide array of material spanning his entire career, broadcast live across Germany and synced too in the US, including material that would appear on his upcoming 1979 releases, Sheik Yerbouti and Joe s Garage.

Demonstrating in equal measure Zappa s extraordinary ability as a composer and fearless approach to controversial topics, the record reached a respectable No. Two standout numbers from in new york, would be a fixture of zappa sets by the time his 1978 European tour rolled around, Titties & Beer and The Black Page, as the concert featured on this two CD set can attest.

. Shrink-wrapped. Classic 1978 broadcast from germany s then divided city after falling out with his long-time manager Herb Cohen, Frank Zappa spent much of the late 1970s in a legal battle with Cohen and later with Warner Brothers too. 57 on the Billboard chart. March 1978 witnessed the release of zappa In New York, recorded live with a 13-strong band at the Palladium in late December 1976.

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Live In London & Paris 1968

Disc one frank zappa & the mothers of invention Late Night Line-Up BBB Studios, London October 23rd 1968. Broadcast towards the close of the mothers rapturously received second European tour, Ian Underwood, Don Preston, Roy Estrada, Jimmy Carl Black, Art Tripp, this double album offers two superb performances featuring Frank Zappa, Bunk Gardner and Ian Sherwood.

Both find the band on typically adventurous, iconoclastic form, and are presented here together with background notes and images. The first was performed for bbc tv s late Night Line-Up on October 23rd, while the second came three days later at the Paris Olympia. Green Genes Shrink-wrapped. Broadcast by bbc-tv 1 introduction > 2 improvisations > 3 king kong 4 oh, france 26th october 1968 broadcast by radio france 1 improvisations 2 King Kong 3 Plastic People 4 Preample 5 Hungry Freaks, In The Sky > 5 Jam Disc Two Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention Theatre De L olympia, Paris, Daddy 6 Son Of Mr.

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Goblins, Witches & Kings 2Cd

Shrink-wrapped. With the group performing as tightly as a zappa ensemble ever had, and a set-list to die for, this rarely heard performance is now available in its entirety on this 2 CD Set in near perfect quality. One of the finest shows of the tour took place in Vienna on 28th June, a gig which was recorded for live FM broadcast and one that was synched too across a number of US platforms.

Rarely heard 1982 broadcast from the austrian capital released in may 1982, steve vai on guitars, zappa and his live band including at this juncture ray white on rhythm guitar and vocals, scott thunes on bass and chad wackerman on drums, sax and vocals, Valley Girl - found 21 year old Steve Vai taking on impossible guitar parts according to the album s credits, toured extensively in Europe during the early summer of 82, Tommy Mars on keyboards, Frank Zappa s Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch an album that included his biggest selling single ever, Bobby Martin on keyboards, Ed Mann on percussion, beginning in Denmark on 5th May and concluding in Italy on 14th July.

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Tuscaloosa Live

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Live... San Francisco

John parody 10 holiday in berlin 11 cruising for burgers 12 easy meat 13 san francisco Bullshit 14 Daddy, Daddy, Daddy 15 Do You Like My New Car 16 Happy Together 17 Who Are The Brain Police Shrink-wrapped. In late 1970 frank zappa resumed touring with a reformed Mothers, including former Turtles Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman, and a stage show involving provocative comedy routines alongside typically complex music.

. It s presented here together with background notes and images. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Originally broadcast on ksan-fm, older songs, touches of zappa s beloved doo-wop, features material from the forthcoming 200 Motels, jazz fusion, San Francisco on 6th November 1970, this superb show performed at the Fillmore West, and much more.

1 intro and chat > improvisation 2 have gun will travel 3 call any vegetable 4 the Sanzini Brothers 5 The Penis Dimension 6 The Sanzini Brothers reprise > Chat And Tuning 7 Jam 8 The Penis Dimension reprise 9 Mudshark with Dr. Frank zappa & the mothers of invention, live at the Fillmore West, San Francisco on November 6th 1970

With plenty of ingenious musical flourishes, and rabble-rousing audience interactions, this historic gig is a must for Zappa fans.


Poughkeepsie

Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. By the 15th, the group were back in the states for another 3 weeks of gigs on home-turf save for a couple of dates across the border in Canada; however the Poughkeepsie show remains a firm favourite from this jaunt, and is now available on this 2-CD Set in its entirety for the first time.

Shrink-wrapped. Possibly zappa s best show from his brief 1978 world tour witnessing frank zappa s 1978 big touring band featuring, the 3, 000 seat venue in the mid-hudson centre, denny walley on second guitar, ny - in the heart of the Hudson valley - played host to a diverse, Tommy Mars on Keyboards, drummer Vinnie Colaiuta, virtuosic and musically offensive performance on September 21st that year, Poughkeepsie, Zappa, Ed Mann on percussion, Peter Wolf on second keyboards and Ike Willis on guitar and vocals, Arthur Barrow on bass, which is still reflected on and talked about by hard-core Zappa fans and locals alike.

. Part of a world tour which started in germany on 26th august, at what was then an annual gathering at Knebworth House, and which by 9th September had taken in the entourage s only UK date this time round, Hertfordshire - a one day festival held 30 miles north of the capital.


Live In Barcelona 1988

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Live In Sweden

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Orchestral Favorites 40th Anniversary 3 CD

Shrink-wrapped. Commemorating its eventual release in 1979, orchestral Favorites 40th Anniversary Edition celebrates Frank Zappa's 1975 engagement at Royce Hall at UCLA Los Angeles. Shrink-wrapped. Includes 32 page booklet with expanded art, photos and liners. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. The original album is remastered by bob ludwig from the 1976 master tape and bonus content contains the evening concert performance from September 18th, remixed in 2019 by Craig Parker Adams.

Shrink-wrapped. Packaging features never before seen pictures from the Vault with new liner notes from drummer Terry Bozzio, who participated in the event.