24 Zappa

Frank Zappa - Guitar (1988) {2CD Rykodisc RCD 10550/51 rel 1995}

Frank Zappa - Guitar (1988) {2CD Rykodisc RCD 10550/51 rel 1995}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 910 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 314 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 269 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1988, 1995 Rykodisc / Zappa Family Trust | RCD 10550/51
Rock / Experimental Rock / Instrumental Rock

Official Release #50. Released in 1988, Guitar may be the most important and ironically one of the least-known entries in Frank Zappa's voluminous discography – which spans over seven-dozen LPs as of this writing. His proficiencies as a composer and instrumentalist have long been lauded. However, anthologies of this nature provide an outlet for the remarkable breadth and depth of Zappa's manual dexterity and improvisational scope, which can now be enjoyed on a myriad of levels. The casual enthusiast can revel in the seemingly endless personas and sounds summoned from the soloist and band alike.
Frank Zappa - Summer '82: When Zappa Came to Sicily (2017) [Blu-ray, 1080p]

Frank Zappa - Summer '82: When Zappa Came to Sicily (2017)
Blu-ray: MPEG-4 AVC, 1080p, 24 fps, 16:9, High Profile 4.1
DTS-HD MA 5.1, 48 kHz 1758 kbps / LPCM 2.0, 48 kHz, 1536 kbps
Documentary, Rock | Scans | 01:36:21 | ~ 21.11 Gb

In the feature documentary, Summer 82 - When Zappa Came to Sicily, filmmaker and Zappa fan Salvo Cuccia tells the behind-the-scenes story of Frank Zappa's star-crossed concert in Palermo, Sicily, the wrap-up to a European tour that ended in public disturbances and police intervention…
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}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 373 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 163 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 8 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 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?
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}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.00 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 483 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 1.23 Gb | 5% repair rar
© 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.
Frank Zappa: Collection (1969 - 1981) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320]

Frank Zappa: Collection (1969 - 1981)
6 x Vinyl Rip 16/44 | Flac(Image + Cue) > 1744 Mb
MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 642 Mb | Artwork > 764 Mb
Jazz-Rock, Prog Rock

Frank Vincent Zappa was an American musician, composer, activist and filmmaker. His work was characterized by nonconformity, free-form improvisation, sound experiments, musical virtuosity, and satire of American culture. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Zappa composed rock, pop, jazz, jazz fusion, orchestral and musique concrète works, and produced almost all of the 60-plus albums that he released with his band the Mothers of Invention and as a solo artist…
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.
Frank Zappa - Meat Light: The Uncle Meat Project/Object Audio Documentary (2016) {3CD Set Zappa Records ZR 20024}

Frank Zappa - Meat Light: The Uncle Meat Project/Object Audio Documentary (2016) {3CD Set Zappa Records ZR 20024}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.23 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 491 Mb
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© 1968, 2016 Zappa Records / ZFT / Universal | ZR 20024
Rock / Experimental Rock / Avant-Garde / Jazz Rock

Official Release #107. Uncle Meat gets the deluxe treatment in this three CD Project/Object Audio Documentary. Included is the original 1969 vinyl mix (restored, remastered and available digitally for the first time), an original sequence that includes unique source material and bonus vault tracks mostly compiled from the recording sessions at Apostolic Studios in NYC between 1967 and 1969.
Frank Zappa & The Mothers - Roxy The Movie (2015) [Blu-Ray & BDRip 720p]

Frank Zappa & The Mothers - Roxy The Movie (2015)
Blu-Ray: MPEG-4 AVC 1080p, 23.976 fps, 22054 kbps, 16:9
LPCM 2304 kbps, 2.0, 48 kHz, 24-bit / Dolby Digital, 448 kbps, 5.1, 48 kHz
BDRip: MKV, MPEG4 Video (H264) 1280x720 23.976fps | Dolby AC3, 6 ch, 448 Kbps
Progressive Rock | 01:35:27 | ~ 24.39 + 3.42 Gb

Frank Zappa’s concerts at the Roxy Theatre in Holywood in December 1973 are legendary. Frank and the Mothers played three nights on December 8th, 9th & 10th and these shows formed the basis of the “Roxy & Elsewhere” album that was released in 1974…