5 Frank Zappa Albums To Be Reissued On Vinyl: See what’s in our Zappa Top 3 vinyl & CDs

The Zappa Family Trust and UMe have announced the upcoming re-release of five Frank Zappa albums on vinyl. Each of the LPs will be reissued on 180-gram vinyl on December 9.

The five records given the reissue treatment are 1967’s Lumpy Gravy, 1968’s We’re Only In It For The Moneywith The Mothers Of Invention and Cruising With Ruben & The Jets, 1970’s Weasels Ripped My Flesh (also with The Mothers Of Invention) and 1979’s Joe’s Garage. The reissue of Zappa’s first solo LP, Lumpy Gravy was pressed from a 1968 analog safety tape found in the ZFT vault. The 3-LP reissue of Joe’s Garage is an all-analog remastered version by Bernie Grundman using the 1979 quarter-inch safety master tapes from the vault.

If you can’t wait until then take a peek at the current Top 3 ‘Uncle Frank’ items in stock, if that’s whet your whistle be sure to visit eil.com to see our current range of vinyl, CDs and more

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FRANK ZAPPA & THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION Uncle Meat: 1969 first Canadian issue 28-track deep groove stereo double LP on a tri-colour ‘steamboat’ label, housed in a heavyweight pasted gatefold sleeve (which omits a naughty word which can be foundinside of the US first issues) More info here
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FRANK ZAPPA Thing-Fish: 1984 UK 22-track triple LP box set, made in Holland for the UK market, with textured 16-page 12″ libretto/lyric booklet, album credit inners & insert advertising the Old Masters Box One. More info here
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FRANK ZAPPA You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 1-6: Rare complete set of Six 2004 Japanese digitally remastered CD albums, a total of 182 songs spread over Twelve Discs with each volume being a double disc, featuring a collection of live & rare recordings, with each part in its respective mini-LP style gatefold card picture sleeve [apart from Volune 2 which is within a mini box], fold-out lyric insert and obi-strip – more info here

1 Comment

  1. ZAPPA ain’t my bag but i appreciate the fact he was original and interesting, anyone recommend a good album or track to jump in on? ..

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