Zappa, Frank - The Hots Rats Sessions 6 x CD box set (due to weight, this is for sale in the USA only)

SKU 28-UME20032.2
One of Frank’s greatest and also most loved works, now HUGELY expanded with basically every morsel included and 5 CDs of unheard stuff.

“Limited six CD set. The Hot Rats Sessions box set celebrates the 50th anniversary of one of the greatest albums in the history of recorded music. The original 1969 Frank Zappa album was the first record to be recorded on a prototype 16-track tape machine.
Self-described as a 'Movie For Your Ears,' it was technically the second solo outing for the composer and the album that put FZ on the map as a guitar player. The recording sessions produced a wealth of material that ended up being sprinkled among multiple releases during FZ's lifetime. This mammoth six disc collection documents and compiles every composition recorded during those days in July 1969, along with an abundance of rare mixes, vault nuggets and complete basic tracks mixed from the original multi-track masters by Craig Parker Adams in 2019.
Additional gems include images by original Hot Rats cover photographer, Andee Nathanson, and session photos taken by Bill Gubbins, liner notes by Matt Groening and essays by Ian Underwood, Andee Nathanson and Vaultmeister Joe Travers.
The box set also includes a Zappa Land board game in celebration of this release with custom game pieces, dice and playing cards. Featuring 65 tracks, all but 6 tracks are previously unreleased.”

• - Disc 1 -
• 1 Piano Music (Section 1)
• 2 Piano Music (Section 3)
• 3 Peaches en Regalia (Prototype)
• 4 Peaches en Regalia (Section 1, in Session)
• 5 Peaches en Regalia (Section 1, Master Take)
• 6 Peaches Jam - Part 1
• 7 Peaches Jam - Part 2
• 8 Peaches en Regalia (Section 3, in Session)
• 9 Peaches en Regalia (Section 3, Master Take)
• 10 Arabesque (In Session)
• 11 Arabesque (Master Take)
• 12 Dame Margret's Son to Be a Bride (In Session)

• - Disc 2 -
• 1 It Must Be a Camel (Part 1, in Session)
• 2 It Must Be a Camel (Part 1, Master Take)
• 3 It Must Be a Camel (Intercut, in Session)
• 4 It Must Be a Camel (Intercut, Master Take)
• 5 Natasha (In Session)
• 6 Natasha (Master Take)
• 7 Bognor Regis (Unedited Master)
• 8 Willie the Pimp (In Session)
• 9 Willie the Pimp (Unedited Master Take)
• 10 Willie the Pimp (Guitar Od 1)
• 11 Willie the Pimp (Guitar Od 2)

• - Disc 3 -
• 1 Transition (Section 1, in Session)
• 2 Transition (Section 1, Master Take)
• 3 Transition (Section 2, Intercut, in Session)
• 4 Transition (Section 2, Intercut, Master Take)
• 5 Transition (Section 3, Intercut, in Session)
• 6 Transition (Section 3, Intercut, Master Take)
• 7 Lil' Clanton Shuffle (Unedited Master)
• 8 Directly from My Heart to You (Unedited Master)
• 9 Another Waltz (Unedited Master)

• - Disc 4 -
• 1 Dame Margret's Son to Be a Bride (Remake)
• 2 Son of Mr. Green Genes (Take 1)
• 3 Son of Mr. Green Genes (Master Take)
• 4 Big Legs (Unedited Master Take)
• 5 It Must Be a Camel (Percussion Tracks)
• 6 Arabesque (Guitar Od Mix)
• 7 Transition (Full Version)
• 8 Piano Music (Section 3, Od Version)

• - Disc 5 -
• 1 Peaches en Regalia (1987 Digital Re-Mix)
• 2 Willie the Pimp (1987 Digital Re-Mix)
• 3 Son of Mr. Green Genes (1987 Digital Re-Mix)
• 4 Little Umbrellas (1987 Digital Re-Mix)
• 5 The Gumbo Variations (1987 Digital Re-Mix)
• 6 It Must Be a Camel (1987 Digital Re-Mix)
• 7 The Origin of Hot Rats
• 8 Hot Rats Vintage Promotion Ad #1
• 9 Peaches en Regalia (1969 Mono Single Master)
• 10 Hot Rats Vintage Promotion Ad #2
• 11 Little Umbrellas (1969 Mono Single Master)
• 12 Lil' Clanton Shuffle (1972 Whitney Studios Mix)

• - Disc 6 -
• 1 Little Umbrellas (Cucamonga Version)
• 2 Little Umbrellas (1969 Mix Outtake)
• 3 It Must Be a Camel (1969 Mix Outtake)
• 4 Son of Mr. Green Genes (1969 Mix Outtake)
• 5 More of the Story of Willie the Pimp
• 6 Willie the Pimp (Vocal Tracks)
• 7 Willie the Pimp (1969 Quick Mix)
• 8 Dame Margret's Son to Be a Bride (1969 Quick Mix)
• 9 Hot Rats Vintage Promotion Ad #3
• 10 Bognor Regis (1970 Record Plant Mix)
• 11 Peaches en Regalia (1969 Rhythm Track Mix)
• 12 Son of Mr. Green Genes (1969 Rhythm Track Mix)
• 13 Little Umbrellas (1969 Rhythm Track Mix)
• 14 Arabesque (Guitar Tracks)
• 15 Hot Rats Vintage Promotion Ad #4
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Your Price $130.00

Customer Reviews

Average Rating

GREAT set! Each of the first 4 discs have a series of tracks that show how Frank coached and directed the band to play what he wanted ,and you get to hear each song develop. The great thing is the way these discs are set-up, as you get to the end of each, a sweet selection of finished pieces are included....and this urges you on to the next CD ! Some sets like this get to be a bit of a "drag" but having this set of out-takes that are finished at each disc's end really makes you feel like you are getting a little reward after hearing the development tracks at the beginning. A wise way to put this together ,I'd say. It's been a pleasure to hear with each disc providing insight and cool unheard moments too. There are also tracks here that are listed as "Guitar OD" versions....they are mixes with Frank's guitar runs faded up you get to hear the whole performance of each song-length guitar solo! Over the last two discs the little , demented Hot Rats ads from Warner Brothers records are added. Obviously the company was aware that Zappa's reputation preceeded him....and the best ads almost swear to the listener that this is a "good album" even though Frank was involved...."so please give it a chance"! Pretty hilarious! Well worth all the dollars....although the FRANK ZAPPA-LAND game is a weird little "extra" (but I have to say the Zappa guitar pick game pieces are BOSS). This is a very well presented set....full of great music...and NOT just for the "fiends" out there.
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