Zappa, Frank - Orchestral Favorites (2012 remaster) (Mega Blowout Sale)

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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 recorded on September 17 and 18, 1975, with a 37-piece orchestra (editor's note: William neglects to mention also including a rock quartet as well featuring: FZ-guitar, Dave Parlato-bass, Terry Bozzio-drums and Emil Richards-percussion and having this rock band WITH the 37 piece orchestra gives the music a special sound), and includes such familiar Zappa themes as "Duke of Prunes" (from Absolutely Free) and "Strictly Genteel" (from 200 Motels); "Bogus Pomp" also consisted largely of 200 Motels music. The themes are melodic and often majestic, with various startling juxtapositions and changes. This was the first release of Zappa orchestral material since Lumpy Gravy and a precursor of things to come."-William Ruhlmann/All Music Guide
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