What next from the Zappa Vault?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by MrBitey, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. MrBitey

    MrBitey Forum Resident Thread Starter

    United Kindom
    Hi folks,
    I know I am a spoiled brat for wanting more so soon after the Roxy feast but, now the Zappa Vault has been ‘saved’ by Alex Winter’s Kickstarter programme, I wonder what other wonderment we think is lurking in there.

    Personally I reckon there must be some good outtakes from the Waka/Wazoo sessions (I’ve heard some muffled George Duke tracks on YouTube with the GW band which I need in great quality.) Also, I would love to find out if there is stuff left over from the late ‘74/early ‘75 studio sessions. There must be some great instrumental outtakes from Greggary Peccary. Maybe we might hear a pristine studio version of ‘Join The March/Farther Oblivion’. Those along with the full Royce Hall ‘75 concerts and, of course, and Hot Rats outtakes have me salivating in anticipation...

    What do you all think?
  2. vudicus

    vudicus Analog Dog

    I'd like...

    Mothers @ the Whiskey (mixed from the 8-track tapes)

    Bongo Fury Tapes

    Complete Zappa in New York Shows.

    And any DVD/Bluray concert footage would be most welcome.
  3. T'mershi Duween

    T'mershi Duween Forum Resident

    Hmmm... Bongo Fury/Beefheart era and an ‘88 tour box with video.
  4. WonkyWilly

    WonkyWilly Forum Resident

    Paradise, PA
    Elsewhere box with the Edinboro show, please...
  5. Spadeygrove

    Spadeygrove Forum Resident

    Charleston, WV
    complete Bongo Fury era show please....
  6. englishbob

    englishbob Its a s*** business

    Kent, England
    I'd like some more Blu-Rays of existing material on DVD really. Watching the band and Frank play is addictive. But I don't really want to invest too much in buying DVD's now, but would appreciate some conversions to Blu-Ray with uncompressed audio for a start
  7. John Fell

    John Fell Forum Survivor

    I'd like another guitar album that includes compact disc versions of the non-lp b-side guitar pieces Ancient Armaments and Junior Mintz Boogie.
  8. kendo

    kendo Forum Resident

    Oot Beh,Scotland
    I would like a release of the concert I attended at the Hammersmith Odeon in That London except I cannot remember when it was - (79-81 I think). Four of us travelled nearly 500 miles to see Zappa but unfortunately we emptied the medicine and cocktail cabinets on the way and none of us can remember much of it at all! I do have a vague impression of the drummer wearing a feathery headdress but I can't be sure. :cheers:
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  9. Cheevyjames

    Cheevyjames Forum Resident

    Durham, NC
    My hopes:

    Hot Rats P/O
    Wazoo/Jawaka P/O
    Royce Hall '75
    Lost Episodes Vol 2
    More 1988
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  10. englishbob

    englishbob Its a s*** business

    Kent, England
    Just been reading this over at Wikipedia...

    DiscReet Records - Wikipedia

    So I would say lets have some Blu-Ray audio in 4.1 for these if they are still knocking around please!

    Zappa's original intention was to release all albums on the label in conventional 2-channel stereo and 4-channel quadraphonic sound simultaneously. DiscReet issued two albums specially remixed for quadraphonic during 1973. These were Over-Nite Sensation credited to Frank Zappa and the Mothers and Apostrophe (') credited to Zappa alone. But the quadraphonic policy had to be dropped after just two releases. Also advertised were quadraphonic versions of two other Zappa titles. These were the double live album from 1974, Roxy & Elsewhere, and the 1975 (mostly) studio album One Size Fits All. The four-channel master tapes for these albums may exist in the Zappa archives but the quadraphonic versions have never been released.
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  11. Roberto899

    Roberto899 Forum Resident

    Personally I don't think you can have enough guitar solo records myself.
  12. rlp

    rlp Forum Resident

    North Carolina
    Anything Joe chooses is Okay by me!
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  13. dlokazip

    dlokazip Forum Transient

    Austin, TX, USA
    All of the above plus:

    More Yellow Shark, both audio and video.
    A Zappa Affair
    Blu-ray box containing Uncle Meat, The True Story Of 200 Motels, Video From Hell, and The Amazing Mr. Bickford. (Probably would fit on one Blu-ray, if stereo only and not 4K.)
    Blu-ray of Oppapoppa - Live in Stockhom, 1973.
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  14. John Fell

    John Fell Forum Survivor

    Amen brother!:edthumbs::righton:
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  15. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    Considering Joe might be going 'on the road' soon...let's hope a 'next release' is already in the can!
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  16. Instant Dharma

    Instant Dharma Fish or a mountain to scale

    East Bay, Ca
    I think there are (perpetually) several projects in the can.

    Its just a question of establishing a pattern of releases.
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  17. MrBitey

    MrBitey Forum Resident Thread Starter

    United Kindom
    I wonder if they are thinking of releasing the music FZ did for 'The Fly' soundtrack?
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  18. I think they need to do a comprehensive "pre-Freak out" box, all of the little tidbits that still survive from Studio Z etc.
  19. Ben Adams

    Ben Adams Forum Resident

    Phoenix, AZ, USA
    I'd love a Bongo Fury concerts box, but most of all I want the vinyl reissues to at least finish up with the 1970s releases, starting with Burnt Weeny Sandwich and Chunga's Revenge. Yes, I know they're not vault releases - but they're needed.

    At least Chunga's Revenge appears to be on the horizon.
  20. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Hot Rats.
    Why no double album?
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  21. Beatnik_Daddyo'73

    Beatnik_Daddyo'73 Music Addiction Personified

    ...wow, you all took the words out of my mouth. Would LOVE all of the above :drool:
  22. Beatnik_Daddyo'73

    Beatnik_Daddyo'73 Music Addiction Personified

    I also would like an official release of the full show on August 7, 1971 at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion (Just Another Band From L.A. Project/Object) :p
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2018
  23. Norco74

    Norco74 You can tell me by the way I walk...

    I am waiting for these two since ages... do not care if it comes with vaults or not...
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  24. Edgard Varese

    Edgard Varese Royale with Cheese

    Te Wai Pounamu
    The Rage and the Fury. Please.
  25. Ben Adams

    Ben Adams Forum Resident

    Phoenix, AZ, USA
    Yes to this. I have the bootleg of the rest of the show but a full version would be awesome.
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