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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}
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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 - Lumpy Money - The Project/Object (2009) {3CD Zappa Records ZR20008 reissue 2016}

Frank Zappa - Lumpy Money - The Project/Object (2009) {3CD Zappa Records ZR20008 reissue 2016}
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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.
Frank Zappa - Road Tapes, Venue #3 (2016) {2CD Vaulternative Records VR 2016-1}

Frank Zappa - Road Tapes, Venue #3 (2016) {2CD Vaulternative Records VR 2016-1}
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© 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 - 200 Motels (1971) (24-96 2xLP French Vinyl)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by ruskaval at Jan. 5, 2013
Frank Zappa - 200 Motels (1971) (24-96 2xLP French Vinyl)

Frank Zappa - 200 Motels (1971) (24-96 2xLP French Vinyl)
Vinyl rip @ 24/96 | FLAC(tracks) -> 1.7 Gb | Full Scans -> 24 Mb | Label: United Artists Records | French 1971 pressing
Genre: Rock, Experimental Rock | RAR 5% | Rec. CAT #UAS 29 218/19

The soundtrack to Frank Zappa's strange early-'70s film 200 Motels was always doomed to be a peripheral entry in his discography. The movie's story was not easy to follow, and neither is the record (not that plot was ever a big focus of the production). It's typically wacky Zappa of the era, with unpredictable sharp turns between crunchy rock bombast, orchestration, and jazz/classical influences, as well as interjections of wacky spoken dialogue. Those who like his late-'60s/early-'70s work – not as song-oriented as his first albums, in other words, but not as "serious" or as silly as his later records – will probably like this fine, although it's not up to the level of Uncle Meat.
Frank Zappa - ZAPPAtite - Frank Zappa’s Tastiest Tracks (2016) {Zappa Records ZR 20023}

Frank Zappa - ZAPPAtite - Frank Zappa’s Tastiest Tracks (2016) {Zappa Records ZR 20023}
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© 2016 Zappa Records / ZFT / Universal | ZR 20023
Rock / Experimental Rock / Avant-Garde / Jazz Rock

Official Release #106. In his trailblazing and incredibly prolific career, artist, composer and all-around musical pioneer Frank Zappa released more than 60 albums in his lifetime, as a solo artist and with his bands the Mothers of Invention and the Mothers. Coupled with more than 40 posthumous releases since his death in 1993 at 52, figuring out where to start in Zappa’s vast, genre-leaping catalog can be daunting. ZAPPAtite – Frank Zappa’s Tastiest Tracks, out now on Zappa Records/UMe, collects some of Zappa’s best known and beloved compositions, from his early psychedelic rock beginnings to his avant-garde experimentation, jazz-rock explorations, symphonic suites and satirical send-ups, compiling them into one easily digestible collection and offering key entryways into the many musical worlds of the visionary musician.

Frank Zappa - The Rare Tapes Broadcast (Live) (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Jan. 30, 2017
Frank Zappa - The Rare Tapes Broadcast (Live) (2017)

Frank Zappa - The Rare Tapes Broadcast (Live) (2017)
Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Experimental Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:52:53 | 122 MB
Label: HOBO | Release Year: 2017

Named the Un-Concert by Zappa himself, the various live recordings featured on this CD come from a host of venues played by Frank and his then-mothers during their 1973 tours of the US, Canada and Australia. In large part recorded between June and December that year, Mother Superior Frank then chose to provide WLIR-FM New York with his own reels to broadcast this selection of rare diamonds across the airwaves on New Year s Eve 1974. The results are quite astonishing as can now be heard on this CD, featuring the entirety of the Zappa reels as were transmitted on that now legendary radio show. Featuring the kind of audio quality Zappa himself would always insist on, this remarkable collection of tracks features the superb musicianship of Frank Zappa, Jean-Luc Ponty, Tom Fowler, Ralph Humphrey, Ruth Underwood, Ian Underwood, George Duke, Bruce Fowler and Sal Marquez, who in unison make for possibly the most accomplished group Zappa ever employed.

Perico Sambeat Ensemble - Plays Zappa (2016) {Nuba Records}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Jan. 9, 2017
Perico Sambeat Ensemble - Plays Zappa (2016) {Nuba Records}

Perico Sambeat Ensemble - Plays Zappa (2016) {Nuba Records}
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© 2016 Nuba Records / Karonte | KAR-7859
Jazz / Jazz Rock

Perico Sambeat to surprise with a proposal so irreverent as explosive. Valencian saxophonist has gathered an ensemble with milloret the Valencian scene to pay tribute to a musician so brutal and iconoclast Frank Zappa. The opportunity to hear the work of Zappa as jazz offers one of those memorable occasions that any fan of good music should not miss.
Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention - The New Maternity (2016)

Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention - The New Maternity
Prog-Rock, Avant-Garde | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, artwork | 49:32 min | 314 MB
Label: Sonic Boom | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2016

1970 BROADCAST BY FRANK & THE SECOND MOI Recorded during a relatively obscure part of Frank Zappa and the Mothers' history, the broadcast on this CD, from 18th June 1970 in Holland, comes from the first tour by the Flo & Eddie line-up of the group, who had performed their first gig with Zappa just five days earlier. Indeed, during the introductory interview, the presenter feigns surprise to see you back, when it was announced last year that the Mothers had broken up.
Frank Zappa - Chicago '78 (2016) {2CD Set Zappa Records ZR 20025}

Frank Zappa - Chicago '78 (2016) {2CD Set Zappa Records ZR 20025}
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© 1978, 2016 Zappa Records / Vaulternative Records / ZFT / Universal | ZR 20025
Rock / Experimental Rock / Avant-Garde / Art Rock / Jazz Rock

Official Release #108. Original recordings produced by Frank Zappa. In September of 1978, Frank Zappa took the stage with his rockin' teenage combo (Ike Willis, Denny Walley, Tommy Mars, Peter Wolf, Arthur Barrow, Ed Mann, and the great Vinnie Colaiuta) at the Uptown Theater in Chicago. This album is the entire show and fans are going to love it. The leadoff track is a cool unheard guitar instrumental called "Twenty-One." Played in a 21-beat rhythm, it seems related to "Thirteen" from around the same time period (on YCDTOA, Vol. 6). "Easy Meat" features an earlier arrangement and a nasty guitar solo, while "Village of the Sun" adds a weird interlude with some additional lyrics that sets up the vamp for another fantastic guitar solo.

Frank Zappa - Little Dots (2016) {Zappa Records ZR 20026}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Dec. 14, 2016
Frank Zappa - Little Dots (2016) {Zappa Records ZR 20026}

Frank Zappa - Little Dots (2016) {Zappa Records ZR 20026}
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© 1972, 2016 Zappa Records / ZFT / Universal | ZR 20026
Rock / Experimental Rock / Avant-Garde / Art Rock / Jazz Rock

Official Release #109. Original Recordings And Mixes Produced By Frank Zappa. Little Dots contains more recordings of the under-documented Petit Wazoo Ensemble, which toured at the end of 1972 (previously heard officially on Imaginary Diseases). Again, the sound isn't pristine here, but it's quite listenable. The show starts with a very early version of "Cosmik Debris," but other than that and "Rollo" the material is all new (mostly due to being largely improvised). "Little Dots, Pt. 1" is a previously unreleased piece that features bassist Dave Parlato and drummer Jim Gordon in dialogue, joined by FZ on guitar about halfway though. "Little Dots, Pt. 2" kicks off with a Tony Duran slide solo, and heads into a trombone solo followed by another FZ guitar solo.