IF YOU'RE A FRANK ZAPPA COLLECTOR DON'T MISS OUT ON THE RARE FIND. YOU WILL BE THE LAST COLLECTOR TO OWN THIS COMPLETE SET WITH THIS RARE LATER WORKS THAT HOLDS ALL 6 TITLES WITH 7 CDS WITHIN. Japanese OBI MINI REPLICA BOX SET. WHAT IS A JAPAN "MINI/REPLICA-LP-SLEEVE" CD? Have you ever lamented the loss of one of the 20th Century's great art forms, the 12 vinyl LP jacket?Then "mini-LP-sleeve" CD's may be for you. Mini-sleeve CDs are manufactured in Japan under license.
The disc is packaged inside a 135MM X 135MM cardboard precision-miniature replica of the original classic vinyl-LP album. Also, anything contained in the original LP, such as gatefolds, booklets, lyric sheets, posters, printed LP sleeves, stickers, embosses, special LP cover paper/inks/textures and/or die cuts, are precisely replicated and included.
An English-language lyric sheet is always included, even if the original LP did not have printed lyrics. Then, there's the sonic quality: Mini-sleeves have dedicated remastering (20-Bit, 24-Bit, DSD, K2/K2HD, and/or HDCD), and can often be superior to the audio on the same title anywhere else in the world. There also may be bonus tracks unavailable elsewhere.Each Japan mini-sleeve has an "obi" ("oh-bee"), a removable Japan-language promotional strip. The obi lists the Japan street date of that particular release, the catalog number, the mastering info, and often the original album's release date. Bonus tracks are only listed on the obi, maintaining the integrity of the original LP artwork. The obi's are collectable, and should not be discarded. All mini-sleeve releases are tremendously limited editions mainly pressed on future orders only and once released immediately out of print.
Japanese digitally re-mastered Mini LP replica Limited Edition Collection with OBI sash down the front VERY FEW pieces made world-wide and are immediately Out of Print. Recorded from the finest Original Masters available.
Comes with anti-static sleeves similar to Vinyl LPs, Cardboard packaging like an LP. Actual miniaturized version of the 12 LP in 4 CD version. Special VERY RARE LIMITED EDITION BOX SET ONLY PRODUCED ON FUTURES FOR THIS ONE TIME PRESSING -- were only available in Japan. Check out Mymusicfix for additional Audiophile by hitting.To view our current items up on E-Bay. & TYPE IN ZAPPA INTO THE SEARCH FIELD WITHIN OUR STORES SECTION AS YOUR PERSONAL CODE AND ALL INDIVIDUAL TITLES + INFORMATION WILL APPEAR. Limited Japanese FRANK ZAPPA/LATER WORKS box includes THESE 6 Japanese OBI MINI REPLICA LP'S. DOES HUMOR BELONG IN MUSIC - Originally released only in Europe without permission, Does Humor Belong In Music?
Was reworked by Zappa and released with much more material on CD. A snapshot of Zappa's 1984 band, this live album showcases the pared-down group's energy and ability on a set of concert favorites (with a few special oddities thrown in for good measure).The opening version of the instrumental "Zoot Allures" is one of the best takes on that song released on CD, and the closing "Whippin' Post" finds Zappa trading guitar licks with his son Dweezil. Often overshadowed by some of his other touring ensembles, this group--featuring Chad Wackerman, Scott Thunes, Bobby Martin, Allan Zavod and the dual frontmen of Ike Willis and Ray White-is distinctive and talented, and their performances on songs like "Let's Move to Cleveland" and "What's New in Baltimore" are essential to any Zappa collection. -Andrew Boscardin From the Label Does Humor Belong in Music? Like, you had to ask?
This live album of highlights from the 1984 tour was originally released in Europe only, and has now been made available here with a spiffy new Cal Schenkel cover replacing the crummy graphics of the import (for you hardcore collectors, the performances are totally different from the ones on the video of the same name). The material is a good cross-section of FZ's sets at the time, opening with a majestic "Zoot Allures" and moving through the topical "Hot-Plate Heaven at the Green Hotel" (making its recorded debut); and the instrumental solo showpiece "Let's Move to Cleveland, " plus a discreet bit of doggerel called "Cock-Suckers' Ball" that's appeared nowhere else (FZ learned this one off a bootleg tape by a'50s doo-wop outfit). For the finale, there's an encore version of "Whippin' Post" featuring Dweezil on guitar. This was the last song from the last show of what Zappa intended to be his last tour, though he hit the road one more time in 1988. PLAYGROUND PSYCHOTICS (2CD'S) - You wanted more old Mothers, you got'em: This "archival" double CD, originally released in 1992, features performances and assorted dialogue snippets from the early 70s version of The Mothers, recorded onstage at NYC's Fillmore East, UCLA's Pauley Pavilion and The Rainbow Theatre in London, and offstage in various locales.This was the Flo & Eddie version of the band, with the ex-Turtles lending their quintessential California harmonies to some of the Mothers' funniest moments as well as their most straight-ahead rockers. Of special interest is the John Lennon & Yoko Ono guest appearance at The Fillmore in 1971. It had been Lennon's first onstage appearance in nearly two years and his last for a long while, performing the blues standard "Well (Baby Please Don't Go)" and a long jam during which Yoko was tied up in a sack. This performance was heard in excerpted form on Lennon/Ono's album SOMETIME IN NEW YORK CITY; now it can finally be heard in context. Here Comes the Gear, Lads [Live].
Don't Take Me Down [Live]. You There, With the Hard On [Live]. Sleeping in a Jar [Live].
Don't Eat There [Live]. Small Eternity With Yoko Ono [Live].
There's No Lust in Jazz [Live]. Botulism on the Hoof [Live]. You Got Your Armies [Live]. Status Back Baby [Live][#]. It's a Good Thing We Get Paid to Do This [Live].
Intro to Music for Low Budget Orchestra. He's Watching Us [Live]. If You're Not a Professional Actor [Live]. Martin Lickert's Story [Live].
I Could Be a Star Now [Live]. AHEAD OF THEIR TIME - Ahead of their time? Another archival release, from 1993, this documents the early Mothers Of Invention as they perform live, along with members of The BBC Symphony Orchestra, at London's Royal Festival Hall in October of 1968.
FZ spent some time in court dodging archaic British obscenity laws as a result of these very shows, so listen with some respect. Jimmy Carl Black Philosophy Lesson. Rejected Mexican Pope Leaves the Stage. Undaunted, the Band Plays On.Help, I'm a Rock. Let's Make the Water Turn Black. Harry, You're a Beast. Orange County Lumber Truck, Pt. THE YELLOW SHARK - Released shortly after his death in 1993, The Yellow Shark represents one of the only accurate performances of Frank Zappa's "serious" orchestral music--at least as far as the composer was concerned. The performances are astonishing and the music? 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 would pick this as the definitive version of'Dog Breath Variations'). Sadly, this was the last album released by FZ during his lifetime.
Girl in the Magnesium Dress. Food Gathering in Post-Industrial America, 1992. Welcome to the United States. THE LOST EPISODES - Frank Zappa personally compiled this new Rykodisc collection of studio rarities, alternate versions, and unreleased tracks as one of his last projects -- not only as a way of paying tribute to many of the people who had affected his life but also as a gesture of appreciation to his fans. Tracks of particular note include "Ronny's Booger Story" and "Kenny's Booger Story, " which shed new light on the (ahem) incidents which inspired "Let's Make the Water Turn Black, an early, jazz samba arrangement of "Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance, Lil Clanton Shuffle, a blues jam left off 1969s HOT RATS which features Sugar Cane Harris on violin, original recordings of such Zappa gems as RDNZL and Inca Roads, the 1980 single version of I Don't Wanna Get Drafted, and five tracks featuring the vocal stylings of Don Van Vliet (aka Captain Beefheart) including one of the earliest Zappa-Beefheart studio collaborations, Tiger Roach.TLEs cover art is by Gabor Csupo, founder of Klasky-Csupo Animation, the people who originally animated The Simpsons and now bring you Duckman and Rugrats. Packaged in a deluxe slipcase, the album is accompanied by a 52-page booklet with extensive liner notes by music journalist Rip Rense, including detailed commentary about each song derived from interviews with Zappa, engineer Spencer Chrislu, and a plethora of FZ's musical associates including Vliet, Ruth Underwood, Terry Bozzio, and James "Motorhead" Sherwood. Both Rense and Csupo contributed to this package at Zappa's request. From his early rock combos of the late 50's to the primitive early-60s Studio Z era, through the state-of-the-art Utility Muffin Research Kitchen to just about anywhere else FZ ever turned on a tape recorder, THE LOST EPISODES is an autobiographical glimpse behind the scenes of Zappa's long and varied recording career and a fascinating look at one of popular musics most brilliant -- and daunting -- figures (Chicago Sun-Times).
If you want to know the story of the time Zappa shared a stage with Louis Armstrong, if you want to hear FZ's Clio Award-winning music for a 1967 Luden's Cough Drop commercial, or if you simply want to know the meaning of the word "eructation, " THE LOST EPISODES is the disc you need. Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance. Any Way the Wind Blows.I'm a Band Leader. I Don't Wanna Get Drafted. HAVE I OFFENDED SOMEONE - Although Zappa did not provide notes with the Offended? Master tape, this compilation could be considered his idea of a "Best Of, " and indeed, this collection features many of the tunes that first attracted legions of fans to his music. But despite the commercial acclaim of the single and album, Zappas ironic sensibilities were lost on the public and the media. Said Zappa in an interview with Josef Woodard, The worst thing about that record is the fact that nobody really listened to it...
The whole coverage of the song barely mentioned what the song was really saying, that these people are really airheads. " Nevertheless, the songs success triggered a movement of sorts, with "Valley Girl T-shirts, lunch boxes, cosmetics, and offers for a TV series and a film (eventually made without Zappas participation). A few years earlier, Zappas 1979 album Sheik Yerbouti (which spawned the US hit "Dancin Fool, " a depiction of the male of the species in a disco frenzy) also contained two of his most razor-sharp and funny portrayals, "Jewish Princess" and "Bobby Brown Goes Down, " both of which are included on Have I Offended Someone? "Jewish Princess" brought a protest from the Anti-Defamation League of Bnai Brith, who asked the FCC to ban it from radio airplay. Zappa said the song was satire, threatened to sue, and refused to apologize.
Hes quoted in The Real Frank Zappa Book as saying, ... Unlike The Unicorn, such creatures do existand deserve to be commemorated with their own special opus.
" "Bobby Brown Goes Down is perhaps the oddest of Zappas successes. This colorful tale of a young man's encounter with a dyke named Freddie would never get airplay in the US, but it reached the top ofthe charts in Norway and Austria, was Top Ten in Germany and remains a favorite in territories where English is not the primary language. Said Zappa to Matt Groening in a 1992 Guitar World interview, "I dont think anything has outsold Sheik Yerbouti, partly because "Bobby Brown keeps becoming a hit every ten years...
I think it was back on the charts again in Norway. For no apparent reason, it was back. Also contains two previously unreleased live versions of popular tunes: "Tinsel Town Rebellion, " Zappas picture of music business execs and musicians joined in an insincere tango in Hollywood Did you know that in Tinsel Town the people there think substance is a bore/But if your New Wave group looks good theyll hurry on back for more... But then again this system works as perfect as a dream/It works for all those record company pricks who come to skim the cream" and "Dumb All Over, Zappas scathing rap on televangelists, and one of the most remarkable performances included here.
But Have I Offended Someone? Is more than great music and humorous lyrics; this collection illuminates Frank Zappas fearlessness in dealing with "sensitive" subjects and underscores his courage in refusing to back down for fear of media, corporate, political or religious censorship or disapproval.His dedication to the cause of artistic liberty is examplified by his testimony before the Maryland State Legislature, which opened with these words: It is my personal feeling that lyrics cannot harm anyone. There is no sound that you can make with your mouth, or word that will come out of your mouth, that is so powerful that it will make you go to hell. As Ed Sanders liner notes for Offended? Point out, It is clear from my decades with the Fugs that there are oodles of humans out there who thirst for the lascivious chants of Have I Offended Someone? I also know there will be oodles who will listen askance at this gathering of the Zappa legacy.
The selections included here are bound to provoke negative reactions from many quarterspotentially offended parties being women, men, gays, jews, catholics, musicians, music business executives, the religious right and the French. It should be noted, however, that Zappa steadfastly defended freedom of speech for 30 years, persistently writing songs about sensitive (but truthful) issues, even in the face of attack and criticism ("rock" and otherwise).
Oh yes, about rock criticism. Zappa never shied away from saying what he really thought about rock critics. His most famous quote on the subject is included in the chapter entitled "Sticks & Stones" in The Real Frank Zappa Book; Definition of rock journalism: People who cant write, doing interviews with people who cant think, in order to prepare articles for people who cant read. Limited edition Japanese-only box set containing several of Frank Zappa's later works, all housed in miniature LP sleeves.
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