10 LP box set + booklet. Here's the 10 LP box set of T. He History And Collected Improvisations Of Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention. This is a privately released set of 10 LP's, not on TMOQ or TAKRL. All around this set is in really fine shape.
Complete with the 36 page booklet titled "Ten Years On The Road With Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention". Consisting of reproductions of various newspaper, magazine and other articles. Original 1st black & white coloured printing on the box front & rear (not blue coloured as with the repress). Boxed set of Ultra-Modern Stringbean, Nifty, Ein Monster in der Musikhalle, If You Get a Headache, Frank Zappa vs. The Tooth Fairy, A Token of My Extreme, I Was a Teenage Maltshop, Petrouska, Zurkon Music and Back on the Straight and Narrow.Length: 400 - 450 min approx. All 10 LP's are in plain white sleeves. All 10 LP's have different individual label colours with no text.
LP 1 - Ultra-Modern Stringbean. Musicians: Frank Zappa, Jean-Luc Ponty, George Duke, Ian Underwood, Ruth Underwood, Bruce Fowler, Tom Fowler, Ralph Humphrey and Sal Marquez. Uncle Meat (Main Theme) / Uncle Meat Variations "Excercise 4"? Fifty-Fifty [instrumental version, not listed].Farther Oblivion [listed as "Father O'Blivion"]. The track list on the album is quite wrong; the above should be correct. Track 7 is NOT "Father O'Blivion" but "Farther Oblivion", an officially unreleased number including themes from "Cucamonga" and "The Adventures of Greggary Peccary" as well as the entire "Be-Bop Tango" theme. New Jersey musicians: Frank Zappa, Ruth Underwood, George Duke, Bruce Fowler, Tom Fowler, Ralph Humphrey, Chester Thompson, Napoleon Murphy Brock and special guest Irma Coffee. Sydney musicians: Frank Zappa, Jean-Luc Ponty, Ruth Underwood, Ian Underwood, George Duke, Bruce Fowler, Tom Fowler, Ralph Humphrey and Sal Marquez.
1974 musicians: Frank Zappa, Ruth Underwood, Ian Underwood, George Duke, Bruce Fowler, Tom Fowler and Ralph Humphrey. Pygmy Twylyte / Dummy Up."Dupree's Paradise" Stories [listed as "Room Service (variant version)"]. Father O'Blivion [Stage #6 version]. Don't Eat the Yellow Snow.
Saint Alfonzo's Pancake Breakfast. Track 1 is live at the William Patterson College, Wayne, New Jersey, 11-Nov-1973 (late show). Track 2 is live at the William Patterson College, Wayne, New Jersey, 11-Nov-1973 (early show), with Irma Coffee on guest vocals. Track 3 is Zappa's "Dupree's Paradise" stories from the Avery Fisher Hall, New York, 22-Nov-1973 (late show). Track 4 is live, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, 18-Nov 1973 (from a radio broadcast).Tracks 5-6 might be from Sydney, or even from the Roxy of Roxy & Elsewhere fame. Tracks 7-11 are live at the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney, 24-Jun-1973; track 11 is Zappa improvising around the letters MAR-JUH-RENE. Tracks 12-13 are unknown live 1974 bonus tracks.
The track list on the cover is quite wrong; the above should be correct. The takes are from a radio broadcast (the WXRT "Un-Concert" 8-Nov-1974), mixed and edited by Zappa himself. LP 3 - Ein Monster In Der Musikhalle. Musicians: Frank Zappa, Ruth Underwood, George Duke, Chester Thompson, Tom Fowler and Napoleon Murphy Brock. Tush Tush Tush (A Token of My Extreme).A jam type thing / The Hook / The-Boogerman-type jamming / Ach Du Lieber Augustin? / Louie Louie [Richard Berry]. I'm the Slime [Listed as "I'm in the Slime" :]. The cover track list is very peculiar, and the above has been suggested to me instead. Side 1 is really listed as "Intro", "The Hook", "My Little Augustine", "Dixie" and "Dupree's Paradise". "The Hook" is a little snippet you can hear on Stage #4, introducing the Archie Shepp cut - it was also vowen into "The Be-Bop Tango" - and here it introduces a jamming number quoting "Ach Du Lieber Augustin", "Louie Louie" and maybe a song called "Dixie". LP 4 - If You Get A Headache. Kiel Auditiorium, Saint Louis, 13-May-1975. Music Hall, Boston, Massachusettes, 23-Oct-1975. Sound quality: Audience B+ (Boston). Louis musicians: Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart, George Duke, Terry Bozzio, Tom Fowler, Bruce Fowler and Napoleon Murphy Brock. Boston musicians: Frank Zappa, Roy Estrada, Terry Bozzio, Napoleon Murphy Brock, Andre Lewis and Norma Bell.
The cover track list is wrong. You Can Swallow My Pride. Packard Goose [listed as "The Mothers Go Cosmic" and "Love Is Where It's At"].
Side 1 is live at the Kiel Auditiorium, Saint Louis, 13-May-1975. Side 2 is live in Boston 23-Oct-1975. "Packard Goose" is only the first lines recited over a "Black Napkins" vamp.
Is also in a very rudimentary state. "You Can Swallow My Pride" is an unreleased Zappa song. LP 5 - Frank Zappa Vs. Circle Star Theater, San Carlos, California, 19-Jul-1974 / 21-Jul-1974. Musicians: Frank Zappa, Ruth Underwood, George Duke, Tom Fowler, Chester Thompson and Napoleon Murphy Brock.
Gloria [story about Ruth Underwood]. Side 1 is live 21-Jul-1974. After "Cheepnis", Zappa complains about the sub-standard PA system, and instructs George Duke to play "romantic Holiday-Inn-type background music" and reads the "Cheepnis" lyrics on top of that, in case the audience didn't hear everything the first time.
This is the clear version of "Cheepnis", which may not be listed on some copies. LP 6 - A Token Of My Extreme. Bridges Auditorium, a collage in Claremont, California, 11-Apr-1975 (late show).
Sound quality: Audience B+ (particularily hissy). Musicians: Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart, Denny Walley, George Duke, Tom Fowler, Terry Bozzio and Napoleon Murphy Brock. A Token of My Extreme. Poofter's Froth Wyoming Plans Ahead.Debra Kadabra [listed as "Abra Kadabra"]. Florentine Pogen [listed as "Chester's Gorilla"]. Why Doesn't Someone Get Him a Pepsi? ["The Torture Never Stops", original version].
Track 7 is the world premiere of "The Torture Never Stops" - the original 1975 version like on Stage #4. Zappa introduced this number saying Why doesn't someone get him a Pepsi? The sound on "Debra Kadabra" is especially poor. LP 7 - I Was A Teenage Maltshop. Live musicians: Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart, Denny Walley, George Duke, Tom Fowler, Terry Bozzio and Napoleon Murphy Brock.I Was a Teenage Maltshop / Status Back Baby / Ned the Mumbler / Ned Has a Brainstorm / Toads of the Short Forest. Excerpt from the Uncle Frankie Show [Mystery Disc version]. Charva [The Lost Episodes version]. Band Introductions from the Fillmore West [not listed] [Mystery Disc version]. Plastic People [Berry/Zappa] / Solo [Mystery Disc version of something]. Bobby Jameson: Gotta Find My Roogalator. Baby Ray & the Ferns: How's Your Bird.
Baby Ray & the Ferns: The World's Greatest Sinner. The Penguins: Memories of El Monte [Zappa/Collins]. Let's Make the Water Turn Black. Tracks 2-5 have been officially released on The Lost Episodes and Mystery Disc. Track 1 is from the "rock opera" recorded in 1963 (the first part has been issued on the Mystery Disc).
Tracks 6-9 are old single tracks from way before Zappa hit it big time: see Zappa's singles discography for more info. They have been officially re-released on several albums. Side 2 is identified as "live in Boston, Massachusettes, 11-Sep-1975".There was no such show; it could be live in Boston 27-Apr-1975 or somewhere else on the tour. Some of this stuff comes from a radio show on KWST radio, 1-Nov-1975, where Zappa played oldies and oddities. The cover track list is wrong, but the above should be correct. Konserthuset, Stockholm, 30-Sep-1967 (date has been debated).
Sound quality: Soundboard B (Stockholm). 1967 musicians: Frank Zappa, Jimmy Carl Black, Ian Underwood, Bunk Gardner, Don Preston, Jim Sherwood, Roy Estrada, Ray Collins and Billy Mundi. 1974 musicians: Frank Zappa, Ruth Underwood, Napoleon Murphy Brock, Tom Fowler, Chester Thompson and George Duke. You Didn't Try to Call Me.
It Can't Happen Here . No Matter What You Do (interpolating Tchaikovsky's 6th).
Side 1 is live in Stockholm 9/13/30-Sep-1967. Side 2 is live at the Long Beach Arena 31-Dec-1974.Track 1 has a longer spoken intro section. Tracks 6 and 7 are much shorter than on'Tis the Season to Be Jelly: "King Kong" is the 5:20-14:10 section and "It Can't Happen Here" the first 50 seconds. LP 9 - Zurkon Music. Parts officially issued on the BABY SNAKES video and/or album. Zurkon Music LP label: ZX 3659. Musicians: Frank Zappa, Adrian Belew, Patrick O'Hearn, Tommy Mars, Peter Wolf, Ed Mann and Terry Bozzio. San Ber'dino [BABY SNAKES video version].
Tryin' to Grow a Chin [Stage #6 version]. City of Tiny Lites [BABY SNAKES video version]. Audience Participation [BABY SNAKES video version]. The Black Page #2 [BABY SNAKES video & Baby Snakes album version].Jones Crusher [BABY SNAKES video & Baby Snakes album version]. Camarillo Brillo [BABY SNAKES video version]. Black Napkins [BABY SNAKES video version].
Some cover track lists are quite wrong; the above should be correct. This is the Baby Snakes concert: tracks 2 & 4 and the entire side 2 appear in the BABY SNAKES video; tracks 8-9 even made it to the Baby Snakes album. "Donna U Wanna" is an approximation of the name of a character in the BABY SNAKES movie.LP 10 - Back On The Straight And Narrow. Apollo Stadium, Adelaide, Australia, 24-Jan-1976. Musicians: Frank Zappa, Napoleon Murphy Brock, Andre Lewis, Terry Bozzio and Roy Estrada. Wind up Working in a Gas Station. Tryin' to Grow a Chin.
How Could I Be Such a Fool? I Ain't Got No Heart. Honey, Don't You Want a Man like Me. The History & Collected Improvisations of Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention flips the sides around, and lists only three tracks on side 2: "The Illinois Enema Bandit", "Show Me Your Thumb" and "The Torture Never Stops". Classic collectable & hard to find Frank Zappa box in really fine all around shape.The 10 Vinyl LP's range between VG & VG+ they have hairlines / marks / scuffs that do not affect play. Each LP has a different & unique coloured label with no text, most of the 20 sides have the Side no. Box is VG++ to Near EX, the 2 section box has just one corner open on the top section, t. He bottom section has no open corners at all. The box is intact and quite clean for its age, in fine condition. The original 36 page booklet is VG++ to EX, the 4 outer orange & yellow coloured pages are a strong VG++.
All the inner B & W pages are EX & in great shape. In really fine all around condition. See my other LP & 7 listings. The item "FRANK ZAPPA -THE HISTORY AND COLLECTED IMPROVISATIONS OF 10 LP Private Box Set" is in sale since Friday, March 5, 2021. This item is in the category "Music\Vinyl Records".The seller is "varied-items" and is located in Eltham, Victoria. This item can be shipped worldwide.