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The first release that allowed the world to hear Frank’s synclavier music.

"While Frank Zappa had ostensibly been "on his own" since the dissolution of the Mothers of Invention in 1969, never before had he used the term "solo artist" as literally as he does on the Grammy Award winning (in the "Best Rock Instrumental Performance by an orchestra, group or soloist" category) Jazz from Hell (1986).
After two decades of depending on the skills, virtuosity, and temperament of other musicians...

The ZFT has happily seen fit to make generally available (that means, available to us) a lot of items that were previously available by mail only from the ZFT.
This is reasonable, but rough quality rehearsal recordings. The material is fascinating, but this is one of the 'roughest' ZFT releases, so keep that in mind, although the price is now very reasonable for this!

"Joe's Domage, the second entry from the 'Corsaga' series gives you an insight into how Frank worked. The recording from this..

The ZFT has happily seen fit to make generally available (that means, available to us) a lot of items that were previously available by mail only from the ZFT. And at lower prices too!

"Joe's Menage is a live album by Frank Zappa, posthumously released on October 1, 2008. It contains previously unreleased material from 1975. It is the fourth album in the "Joe's Corsage" series, which is devoted to various rarities compiled by Joe Travers for the Zappa Family Trust. This album contains material...

"Joe's Xmasage was released on Frank's birthday during the Christmas season of 2005. Joe Travers worked closely with Gail Zappa on this third installment of the 'Corsaga,' showcasing vintage recordings from Frank's life in the early 60's. Music, historical audio documents and Conceptual Continuity clues fill up this special Christmas dish from the Vault for you and yours."
1. Mormon Xmas Dance Report
2. Prelude To 'The Purse'
3. Mr. Clean (Alternate Mix)
4. Why Don'tcha Do Me Right?...

“Little Dots is the sequel to 2005's Imaginary Diseases. It features additional hand-picked selections from the Maestro himself of the 10-piece 'Petit Wazoo' tour of late 1972. Although FZ worked on this material during different time periods throughout the 70s and 80s, nothing was ever officially released during his lifetime. Now we get the chance to hear more from this horn-driven ensemble, featuring mammoth improvisations and unreleased compositions. Little Dots features "Cosmik Debris," "Little Dots"...

"When Frank Zappa teamed up with renowned conductor Kent Nagano and the London Symphony Orchestra for three days in January 1983, he was expecting to walk away with a set of stellar performances of some of his most challenging contemporary classical...

Frank's 1st solo album was recorded/edited together at the same time as We're Only In It For The Money, and shares some characteristics and actual recorded sound. It combines musique concrete techniques with orchestral music, and 'the voices in...

Frank's 1st solo album was recorded/edited together at the same time as We're Only In It For The Money, and shares some characteristics and actual recorded sound. It combines musique concrete techniques with orchestral music, and 'the voices in...

"Originally released in '91, the third title culled from the 1988 tour. A double live CD, this one includes such classic Zappa compositions as "King Kong," "The Black Page," "Dupree's Paradise" and "Strictly Genteel," as well as pieces from Bartok and...

"This CD compiles a bunch of songs and tunes that Frank Zappa was involved with in various ways before he became known as the leader of the Mothers Of Invention.
For several years prior to the Mothers becoming MGM-Verve recording artists, Frank was associated with the Pal Recording Studio, whose owner and operator was Paul Buff. It was here, in Cucamonga, under Buff's tutelage, that Frank learned how to use a studio to create music, as opposed to simply writing dots on paper. Frank later bought the...

"Between 1985 and 1987, Frank Zappa released a pair of mail-order vinyl box sets called Old Masters that contained remastered and restored versions of all of his albums between Freak Out! and Zoot Allures. Each box contained an album of previously unreleased material called a "mystery disc."
Although he eventually reworked and remixed a handful of these cuts for subsequent releases, the majority of these recordings were never again released in any form.
As part of their exhaustive reissue of...

"The ZFT has happily seen fit to make generally available (that means, available to us) a lot of items that were previously available by mail only from the ZFT.

"As Gail Zappa's liner notes inform us, this material was all recorded, mixed and produced by FZ and then set aside... It was then much later compiled into this '08 release, and I bet it won't be reissued any time soon, hence the apt title. So, for any FZ fan this is definitely worth getting. It has some great music, with "Occam's Razor"...

"The material on this album originally was intended to be part of a four-record set called Läther, prepared for release in 1977. Then Frank Zappa got into a disagreement with his record company, Warner Bros., and Läther was split up into several...

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"The material on this album originally was intended to be part of a four-record set called Läther, prepared for release in 1977. Then Frank Zappa got into a disagreement with his record company, Warner Bros., and Läther was split up into several different releases as part of a contractual agreement. The results were dumped on the market during 1978 and 1979, while Zappa moved on to his own record label. Orchestral Favorites consists of material...

Ladies and Gentlemen: Watch Ruth!

"Roxy and Elsewhere is arguably Zappa's best live album. It features what was, for my tastes, the best lineup of musicians he ever shared a stage with: Napoleon Murphy Brock, Bruce and Tom Fowler, Ruth...

One of the most sought after and wished for archival releases finally squeaks out into the world *only* 42 years after being shot.

The story apparently is that there were terrible sync issues AND speed fluctuations on the original film stock between the visual and the audio and it has taken until today's technology for them to be able to make this a quality product.

All of this is undoubtably true, but the good news is that you would never, ever know from watching this that there were...

One of the most sought after and wished for archival releases finally squeaks out into the world *only* 42 years after being shot.

The story apparently is that there were terrible sync issues AND speed fluctuations on the original film stock between the visual and the audio and it has taken until today's technology for them to be able to make this a quality product.

All of this is undoubtably true, but the good news is that you would never, ever know from watching this that there were...

Frank Zappa – lead guitar, vocals, producer
George Duke – keyboards, synthesizer, vocals
Bruce Fowler – trombone, dancer
Napoleon Murphy Brock – flute, tenor saxophone, vocals
Tom Fowler – bass guitar
Ralph Humphrey – drums
Chester Thompson – drums
Ruth Underwood – percussion

One of Frank's greatest bands of all time (and that's saying something) and all previously unheard performances. YES, you need this.

"Roxy by Proxy is a live album by Frank Zappa, re

"Released in May 1982, Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch marks Frank Zappa's entrance into the 1980s. From this point on, his rock records would focus on single, simple rock songs (the previous year's You Are What You Is had them...

Frank Zappa (guitar); Warren Cucurullo (guitar, electric sitar); Steve Vai, Denny Walley, Ike Willis, Ray White (guitar); Jean-Luc Ponty (baritone violin); Tommy Mars, Peter Wolf, Eddie Jobson, Bob Harris, Andre Lewis (keyboards); Arthur Barrow...

"The Crux of the Biscuit was created in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of Frank Zappa's 1974 album Apostrophe('). As part of Zappa Records' ongoing Frank Zappa Project/Object Audio Documentary Series, it contains rare alternate mixes, live performances, and studio session outtakes."
1. Cosmik Debris
2. Uncle Remus (Mix Outtake)
3. Down In De Dew (Alternate Mix)
4. Apostrophe’ (Mix Outtake)
5. The Story Of Don’t Eat The Yellow Snow/St. Alphonzo’s Pancake Breakfast...

As near as I can tell, this is simply the soundtrack of the DVD of the same title. It's a shame that they didn't just release the elusive TV show.

"All tracks are previously unreleased on CD and with the exception of the "Token" Vamp, appeared..

This is especially noteworthy for the 12/1974 KCET broadcast, which featured the amazing, amazing animation of Bruce Bickford. You haven't ever seen anything like it. This was once available as a very hard to get VHS tape only via mail order. "Instead ...

"Frank Zappa published a record of his most important influences on the inside cover of his debut album. This film explores the musical roots of Frank Zappa by putting The Freak Out List under the microscope and tracing the lineage from the most pivotal..

"Analog transfer by Joe Travers 2012. Mastered by Doug Sax, The Mastering Lab, 2012."

After Frank was thrown from the stage in London and broke his leg very badly, he was stuck in a wheelchair and couldn't tour for about 9 months. As Frank...

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"Analog transfer by Joe Travers 2012. Mastered by Doug Sax, The Mastering Lab, 2012."

After Frank was thrown from the stage in London and broke his leg very badly, he was stuck in a wheelchair and couldn't tour for about 9 months. As Frank was always working, he decided to indulge himself in two larger-scale projects that wouldn't be practical to tour with, but were personally interesting to him. The Grand Wazoo was the second of the two...

"This little CD of twenty-nine tracks from Frank's Utility Muffin Research Kitchen from his home/basement in the Hollywood Hills really serves as a mini-autobiography of his life and works. How may a composer's life's works be condensed onto a single, shiny plastic disc? Well, it can't, but FZ gave us a taste of what his life's works were all about: Let's just say the "good, bad, and ugly" of it. Yes, tracks 4 and 5 are genuine "booger stories," and who doesn't recount such sophomoric stories of one's...

"Of all the Frank Zappa tours, the spring of 1975 is the most unusual and frustrating. The performances could range from absolutely exhilarating to rather drab with slopping renditions of composed "core" pieces like "Advance Romance" and "Willie The Pimp" played in the midst of brilliant improvisations by Zappa, Captain Beefheart and the other musicians in the band. Add to this the paucity of really good recordings, and the frustration is obvious. As a radio broadcast however this is the best sounding...

"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...

Previously only available from the ZFT (tm tm tm), I am personally extremely happy to be able to offer this small treasure up. I bought it from the ZFT and paid much more than this!
This is personally very exciting to me; this lineup of the band was the first rock concert I ever saw, catching them 3 months earlier, when I was 15! The lineup is FZ, George Duke, Tom Fowler, Bruce Fowler, Ian Underwood, Ruth Underwood, Ralph Humphrey and Jean-Luc Ponty. Good god, this was a great band!....

Previously only available from the ZFT (tm tm tm), I am personally extremely happy to be able to offer this small treasure up. I bought it from the ZFT and paid much more than this!
This is the entire concert where the very excellent "The Nancy & Mary Music" from Chunga's Revenge came from!

"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

"The 26-member Ensemble Modern performs FZ's 'most-humanly-impossible-to-play' compositions. Piano duets, string quintets & small ballets. Simply exquisite, with a 60-page booklet to explain it all. Originally released in 1993, it stayed on the classical chart for most of `94. Includes the tracks 'Outrage At Valdez,' 'None Of The Above,' & 'Welcome To The United States', plus arrangements of some of the most fiendishly difficult pieces from FZ's back catalogue & even a 'greatest hit' or two (some...

3 reviews from rateyourmusic.com
"The voice of cheesy metal? One of Zappa's worst."
"Whippin´Post has everything that usually is lacking in Zappa's music. It totally blew my mind forever. It's an Allman Brothers Band cover."
"If I were to..

5{s thrown from the stage in London and broke his leg very badly, he was stuck in a wheelchair and couldn't tour for about 9 months. As Frank was always working, he decided to indulge himself in two larger-scale projects that wouldn't be pr...

"Analog transfer by Joe Travers 2012. Mastered by Doug Sax, The Mastering Lab, 2012."

After Frank was thrown from the stage in London and broke his leg very badly, he was stuck in a wheelchair and couldn't tour for about 9 months. As Frank...

$5.00 off the regular price, while they last!

"Analog transfer by Joe Travers 2012. Mastered by Doug Sax, The Mastering Lab, 2012."

After Frank was thrown from the stage in London and broke his leg very badly, he was stuck in a wheelchair and couldn't tour for about 9 months. As Frank was always working, he decided to indulge himself in two larger-scale projects that wouldn't be practical to tour with, but were personally interesting to him. Waka/Jawaka was the first of the two, and...

"You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 3 is a double disc collection of live recordings by Frank Zappa, spanning from December 10, 1971 to December 23, 1984. It was released in 1989.
"Sharleena" had been previously issued as a flexi disc in Guitar Player magazine. All the songs on disc one are by the 1984 band (except for brief segments of "Drowning Witch" edited in from the 1982 tour). Disc two includes performances from various years including a section of "King Kong" taken from the December...

"Many Zappa aficionados consider his backing band on the 1978 live release ZAPPA IN NEW YORK to be one of his finest. After all, the group included future Missing Persons/UK drummer Terry Bozzio, Jethro Tull/Roxy Music/UK keyboardist/violinist Eddie...

The ZFT has happily seen fit to make generally available (that means, available to us) a lot of items that were previously available by mail only from the ZFT. And at better prices than before!
"EIHN (Everything Is Healing Nicely) is an album by Frank Zappa, posthumously released through the Zappa Family Trust in December 1999. It features recordings made with the Ensemble Modern in preparation for The Yellow Shark (1993)."-Wiki

"The Yellow Shark disc...was missing an essential piece. It is...

The ZFT has happily seen fit to make generally available (that means, available to us) a lot of items that were previously available by mail only from the ZFT.
This great release of very, very early Mothers material was bought by me from the ZFT when it first came out. It's quite fabulous!

"Joe's Corsage is a CD of material recorded by Frank Zappa with The Mothers of Invention in the mid-1960s, before the recording of their debut album Freak Out! (1966). The album was compiled by archivist...

This has one disc of the 1981/82 band:
Ray White – guitar, vocals
Steve Vai – guitar
Tommy Mars – keyboards, vocals
Scott Thunes – bass guitar
Chad Wackerman – drums
Ed Mann – percussion
Bobby Martin – saxophone, vocals, keyboards
the last track on this CD ends with Zappa's anger at some audience members tossing cigarettes on stage; after a warning to stop was not obeyed, the disc ends with Zappa stating, "Houselights! Concert's over!"
and one disc of the origin

"Analog transfer 2012 by Joe Travers and re-mastered by Doug Sax 2012. All track times identical to the Ryko version but audibly different." What does this mean? It means I'm gonna take it home this weekend and give it a good, hard listen!...

"Double 180gm vinyl LP pressing with laser etching. The Zappa Family Trust marks the 50th Anniversary of Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention's 1967 album Absolutely Free with an expanded vinyl-exclusive edition.
This double 180 gram LP version includes the original record mastered by Bernie Grundman and cut directly from the original analog master tapes, plus a laser-etched additional disc including 20 minutes of bonus material from the vault. The package features FZ's original layout and...

This 1993 release is a pretty wonderful archival release of the Mother's 1968 appearance at the Royal Festival Hall with members of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. They do a 30' 'operetta' that was probably great to see, but hasn't aged so well for me, and...

This 1993 release is a pretty wonderful archival release of the Mother's 1968 appearance at the Royal Festival Hall with members of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. They do a 30' 'operetta' that was probably great to see, but hasn't aged so well for me, and...

"Analog transfer by Joe Travers 2012. Re-mastered by Bob Ludwig Gateway Mastering 2012."

The very last of the old Mothers' albums to be reissued on CD, I waited and waited, and finally! This is a really good one, and was the next to last by the..

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The very first album by Frank and the Mothers, recorded in early 1966. I'm not actually that big of a fan of this album, considering how much I love what came next, but it's still a really brave, striking and unique album for 1966.

"One of the most ambitious debuts in rock history, Freak Out! was a seminal concept album that somehow foreshadowed both art rock and punk at the same time. Its four LP sides deconstruct rock conventions right and...

The ZFT has happily seen fit to make generally available (that means, available to us) a lot of items that were previously available by mail only from the ZFT.
This is actually a big deal, as it is the ORIGINAL 1968 mix of the album "Cruising With Rueben & The Jets", without the horrible 80s overdubs that were on the CD of the same title. ALL Mothers fans NEED this.

"The third installment of the Project/Object Audio Documentary series focuses on the 40th anniversary of Zappa's 1968 homage to..

Previously only available from the ZFT (tm tm tm), I am personally extremely happy to be able to offer this small treasure up. I bought it from the ZFT and paid much more than this!

"In 2008, Frank Zappa’s Masterworks “Lumpy Gravy” & “We’re Only In It For The Money” turned 40 years old. To mark the occasion, the Zappa Family Trust put together an anniversary edition of their Project/ Object Audio Documentary series entitled “LUMPY MONEY.” This extensive release contains unique and rare versions...

Sorry we are late on stocking this, but the hype supplied by the Zappa Family Trust was so UNinformative that I couldn't tell if this 'audio documentary' was just a bunch of talking or something similarly unattractive. It isn't. It's the original stereo..