Zappa, Frank - Roxy : The Movie Blu-ray + CD

SKU 28-EV 335219
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 ever these issues. Other than the general slightly 'soft' look of 43 year old film stock, this looks and sounds absolutely amazing and it's a great pleasure to see Frank looking like he is having just so much damn fun! Hugely recommended.

FZ, George Duke, Napoleon Murphy Brock, Bruce Fowler, Ruth Underwood, Tom Fowler, Ralph Humphrey and Chester Thompson just tear it up.

"Frank Zappa's concerts at the Roxy Theatre in Hollywood 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. However the performances were also filmed in 16mm and this footage has been sitting in the Zappa vault ever since. Now fully restored by the Zappa Family Trust this live concert film is being made available for the first time. It captures Frank and the Mothers at the height of their powers and includes material that is unique to these performances. This is a highly anticipated release for Zappa fans who have waited many years for the concert footage to finally be released."
TRACKLISTING (BLU-RAY)
1) Cosmik Debris
2) Medley: Penguin In Bondage / T'Mershi Duween / The Dog Breath Variations / Uncle Meat / RDNZL
3) Inca Roads
4) Medley: Echidna's Arf (Of You) / Don't You Ever Wash That Thing / Cheepnis - Percussion
5) Cheepnis
6) Medley: I'm The Slime / Big Swifty
7) Be-Bop Tango (Of The Old Jazzman's Church)
8) Don't Eat The Yellow Snow
9) Father O'Blivion
TRACKLISTING (CD)
1) Something Terrible Has Happened...
2) Cosmik Debris
3) Medley: Penguin In Bondage / T'Mershi Duween / The Dog Breath Variations / Uncle Meat / RDNZL
4) Medley: Echidna's Arf (Of You) / Don't You Ever Wash That Thing / Cheepnis - Percussion
5) Cheepnis
6) Be-Bop Tango (Of The Old Jazzman's Church)
  • Format TypeBlu-Ray
  • Region CodingAll Region
  • LabelEagle Vision
  • UPC801213352197
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