Zappa, Frank - Zappa '75: Zagreb/Ljubljana 2 x CDs

SKU 28-ZPRCZR20040.2
“Frank Zappa's fall 1975 touring schedule brought him to two cities in Yugoslavia, marking the first and only time he played shows in that country. This 2-CD set combines performances from both shows, recorded live in Zagreb on 11/21/75 and Ljubljana on 11/22/75. Re-mixed from the original 1/2" 8-track tape masters by Craig Parker Adams and mastered by John Polito, this historical release is the only multi-tracked document of this particular rare band line-up in the Vault.”

“This release takes the best versions from each show representing the exact set list performed at both venues. With three bonus tracks added to the end of the second disc, including a drum solo for the ages. Although the source material is slightly different from each performance, the results successfully create the impression of a single concert.
This particular lineup only lasted a very short time, and this is the first release that illustrates their musical prowess in a complete concert setting; and they don’t disappoint. Andre Lewis on keyboards creates some amazing textures, including a rather unique version of ‘Wind up Working in a Gas Station’. And Norma Bell not only brings some fine vocals to the proceedings, but really kills it on alto saxophone as well.
The highlights for me are hearing some of Zappa’s most memorable guitar solos in their original context which were actually taken from these two performances. As well as the unformed beginnings of future works in progress. Not to mention the extraordinary display from Terry Bozzio on drums. Frank Zappa always had the best drummers in his bands, and Terry is definitely one of them. The whole band brings their talents to the proceedings, creating a special vibe that I wish could have lasted longer than it did.”
  • LabelZappa
  • UPC602448169624
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Well, this has a pretty nice set list (even though Ahmet still has a hand in it), and a novel sound with a smaller band than usual with 2 horn players,and a female singer (at times). BUT the really great part is Frank is blazing on guitar many times here!
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