The Zappa Trust has revealed that two Frank Zappa books will be published later this year.
The first is titled Zappa Gear: The Unique Guitars, Amplifiers, Effects Units, Keyboards And Studio Equipment by Mick Ekers, which will also feature a foreword by Dweezil Zappa.
It’ll offer the reader “an unprecedented inside look at the machinery behind the legendary music. In addition to a detailed presentation of the equipment, Zappa Gear also introduces some of the pioneering inventors, engineers, and entrepreneurs without whom the instruments would not exist.”
Zappa Gear will also include illustrations and more than 180 pictures of Zappa’s guitars and equipment.
It’ll be released on November 15 through the Hal Leonard Corporation.
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- Frank Zappa - The **** Of The Mothers - German - vinyl LP - £35.00, $47.60, €39.20 (New Item) (arrived 23-Feb-2021 10:08)on February 28, 2021 at 7:19 am
THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION The **** Of The Mothers (1969 German first press 11-track stereo LP compilation on the dark blue & silver Verve label, front laminated gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal wear & the vinyl still looks barely played)
- Frank Zappa - Burnt Weeny Sandwich - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £45.00, $61.20, €50.40 (New Item) (arrived 22-Jan-2021 12:29)on February 28, 2021 at 7:19 am
THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION Burnt Weeny Sandwich (1970 UK first press 9-track stereo LP on the tri-colour steamboat label, including the magnum opus, Little House I Used To Live In, gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve has a little edge scuffing plus some ringwear and scuff marks on the reverse; the vinyl grades Excellent with just a little minor cosmetic wear not interfering with play RSLP6370)
- Frank Zappa - Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar - Dutch - vinyl box set - £60.00, $81.60, €67.20 (New Item) (arrived 06-Jan-2021 13:01)on February 28, 2021 at 7:19 am
FRANK ZAPPA Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar (Limited Edition 1981 Dutch 20-track triple LP box set, complete with original matching picture/track detail inners. This was the first guitar solo anthology, with all but three tracks recorded live at various venues around the world. Comes housed in a superb clamshell style glossy picture box with tracklisting on the base & the original gold hype sticker attached on the front. The packaging & vinyl discs are Near Mint CBS66368)
- Frank Zappa - The Man From Utopia - US - vinyl LP - £40.00, $54.40, €44.80 (New Item) (arrived 06-Jan-2021 14:32)on February 28, 2021 at 7:19 am
FRANK ZAPPA The Man From Utopia (1983 US 10-track vinyl LP including original lyric/catalogue inner, picture sleeve. The sleeve is in its opened shrinkwrap and the vinyl is Near Mint FW38403)
- Frank Zappa - You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Sampler - RSD 2020 - Red & Yellow - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £39.99, $54.39, €44.79 (New Item) (arrived 07-Jan-2021 17:35)on February 28, 2021 at 7:19 am
FRANK ZAPPA You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Sampler (Record Store Day 2020 UK/EU limited edition 12-track 2-LP set pressed on 180 Gram Red Vinyl & Yellow Transparent Vinyl. To promote his installment project, 'You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore', Frank Zappa created this sampler, consisting of hand-picked live performances, ranging from 1969 to 1984, from his legendary vault. This Collector's Edition was mastered by Bernie Grundman, and pressed in Germany by the Pallas Group. Housed in a gatefold picture sleeve factory sealed with hype sticker intact)