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Frank Zappa - Orchestral Favorites (40th Anniversary Edition) (3 CD) tbr August 15th 2019

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Galeans, Jun 27, 2019.

  1. Galeans

    Galeans Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Well... I wasn't expecting this!

    Orchestral Favorites 40th Anniversary Edition CD Set Preorder


    A 3CD set featuring the remastered original album with a bonus live concert from the Royce Hall event of 1975. Includes a 32-page booklet featuring liner notes by Terry Bozzio and photos from the performances.

    DISC 1:


    40th Anniversary Remaster

    1. Strictly Genteel
    2. Pedro’s Dowry
    3. Naval Aviation in Art?
    4. Duke of Prunes
    5. Bogus Pomp

    1. Strictly Genteel (Keyboard OD Version)
    The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra live at Royce Hall, September 18th, 1975

    DISC 2:

    1. Show Start/Bogus Pomp Explained
    2. Bogus Pomp
    3. Revised Music for Low-Budget Symphony Orchestra
    4. The Story of Pedro’s Dowry
    5. Pedro’s Dowry
    6. The Story of Rollo
    7. Rollo
    DISC 3:

    1. Black Napkins Instructions
    2. Black Napkins
    3. Dog/Meat
    4. The Players
    5. Naval Aviation in Art?
    6. “Another Weirdo Number”
    7. Lumpy Gravy (Extract)/Improvisation
    8. Evening at the Hermitage
    9. “A Special Guest Artist”
    10. Duke of Prunes
    11. “Absolutely Disgusting”
    12. The Adventures of Greggery Peccary
    13. Strictly Genteel
  2. Frittenköter

    Frittenköter Forum Resident

    One of my favorite FZ albums receives the anniversary treatment? Hell yeah.
  3. rednoise

    rednoise Forum Resident

    Oooh aaah! I like the original album very much, and I attended that show at Royce Hall and I've always wanted to hear a recording of it. Automatic buy for me!
  4. edenofflowers

    edenofflowers A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular!

    Nice! I haven't owned this one since my vinyl days and I remember Joe talking about the Royce Hall show about a year or so ago so it's been on the cards.
    anth67 and vivalapsych like this.
  5. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Central PA
    Wow, that's a...almost a project/object, ain't it.
    SRC likes this.
  6. PsychoBabble

    PsychoBabble Forum Resident

    Eugene, OR
    It looks like every last nugget from the Sept. 18th performance is included. Automatic buy here too!
  7. Adam Pajda

    Adam Pajda Forum Resident

  8. Boswell

    Boswell Forum Resident

    Mannnnnn . . . looks great. Thank the Gods that Zappa's music was not owned by Universal!
  9. gd0

    gd0 Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies

    Golden Gate
    I'm in.
    ChristopherTeuma and dlokazip like this.
  10. LandHorses

    LandHorses Forum Resident

    New Joisey
    I love this album.........probably my big introduction to modern classical music.

    I’ll definitely get this.
    kevin5brown and rufus t firefly like this.
  11. Rob Hughes

    Rob Hughes Forum Resident

    Hm! Interested!

    And remastered! I recall now that the 2012 issue used the 1991 digital master...

    And, if I might add a further editorial comment: why do the Zappa people do these things so well and why is it so hard to get other artists to follow suit? Granted, other artists don't have Zappa's specific relation to the art of live performance, so, granted, the Zappa people are sitting on a happier trove of material than nearly anyone, but still... Why are Zappa fans about the only ones so well treated?
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2019
  12. Sordel

    Sordel Forum Resident

    Midlands, UK
    It's quite expensive on the Zappa store and I imagine that it will stay there. Not an automatic purchase for me, but that live concert does tempt me, especially after Wazoo.
    Doggiedogma and puffyrock2 like this.
  13. Rob Hughes

    Rob Hughes Forum Resident

    Speculative: I wonder whether the out-of-print status of the 2012 Studio Tan is due to a ZFT interest in issuing more material from this era.
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2019
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  14. puffyrock2

    puffyrock2 Forum Resident

    Zappa website exclusive I suppose?
  15. Adam Pajda

    Adam Pajda Forum Resident

    Shame we won't get the two Royce Hall shows in full. Zappa played two shows on 17 and 18 September shredding some nice guitar here and there. There are two decent sounding audience recordings out there, one 96 minutes and the second one 122 minutes. Maybe one day we'll get them in full glory.
  16. pbuzby

    pbuzby Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL, US
    I think Zappa didn't record the 17th, only the 18th, and some additional recording without an audience on the 19th.
    vivalapsych likes this.
  17. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    HOLY COW!!!!
  18. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    ...it's a little 'pricy', too......
    PIGGIES likes this.
  19. mmars982

    mmars982 Forum Resident

    Pittsburgh, PA
    Very cool! Nice cover too.

    I haven't been buying these multi-disc releases, but happily they have all been on streaming services on day of release, so I will be listening to this one ASAP.
  20. folkfreak

    folkfreak Forum Resident

    great!!! ****ing great.
  21. gibby299

    gibby299 Forum Resident

    seems its now gone from site?
  22. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    It did seem odd that I didn't see any news about it....except here....
  23. SRC

    SRC That sums up Squatter for me

    New York, NY
    The image is still stored on the zappa.com site, and the filename is zappa_orchestral40th_cdmockup.jpg.

    "Mockup" - maybe this wasn't final or was leaked early. Too bad, the mockup alone is a great improvement to the original.
  24. gibby299

    gibby299 Forum Resident

    I would assume its just to early to post. The guitar set needs to get traction.

    I wish they would continue the albums remastering though!!

    ChristopherTeuma likes this.
  25. DaveinMA

    DaveinMA Forum Resident

    What does that mean?

    Are you talking about the TGWATFZ vinyl? I'd like to see a CD of that, even though I could live with my cassette rip or I could cobble together my own approximation from other releases.
    As for Orchestral Favorites, autobuy.

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