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Published: 2012/06/11

Zappa Family Trust To Re-Release 60 Albums

The Zappa Family Trust has regained the entire music catalog of Frank Zappa. In honor of this achievement, the trust has partnered with Universal Music Enterprises to release 60 recordings – in physical and digital editions – beginning July 31. Every month, 12 recordings will be released, through the end of the year. Many of these recordings, which originally appeared on Zappa’s independent label Barking Pumpkin Records, have been re-mastered.

The track listing for the first release of albums is as follows:

1. Freak Out! (1966)
2. Absolutely Free (1967)
3. Lumpy Gravy (1968)
4. We’re Only In It For The Money (1968)
5. Cruising With Ruben & The Jets (1968)
6. Uncle Meat (1969)
7. Hot Rats (1969)
8. Burnt Weeny Sandwich (1970)
9. Weasels Ripped My Flesh (1970)
10. Chunga’s Revenge (1970)
11. Fillmore East, June 1971 (1971)
12. Just Another Band From L.A. (1972)


There are 6 comments associated with this post

EOTW June 11, 2012, 15:23:32

While this is good news for the family, It makes little sense to real FZ fans. Before his death, he saw the remastering of all his catalog. So, the definitive editions of these recordings have already been issued years ago. However, if thy care to include a bonus disc of live and studio cuts, I might be open to purchasing one here and there.

The Slime June 11, 2012, 15:51:20

You’re totally right EOTW, this is just a cash grab for Gail Zappa. Frank is probably rolling in his grave with the way the “Family Trust” has handled his legacy. Frank was never about the commercial aspect of the music industry.

Kebya June 11, 2012, 16:40:56

At least these recordings will be available digitally; not having them on Spotify, iTunes, etc. is a disservice to maintaining his legacy.x

Isaac June 12, 2012, 03:17:57

This is good news as most of Zappa’s albums are out of print

EOTW June 12, 2012, 07:08:01

The only way that digital DLs will be good is that if it might make some kid a lifelong fan. I hate to say this, but all the FZ fans I know are older.

Paul June 12, 2012, 11:45:47

I hope for 16-bit/44.1KHz and ideally 24-bit/48 or 96KHz digitial versions to download.

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