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 - Zappa - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Deluxe 5LP Box - Sealed - UK - vinyl box set - £99.99, $140.99, €115.99 (New Item) (arrived 06-May-2021 11:42)on May 18, 2021 at 9:50 am
FRANK ZAPPA Zappa - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2021 UK/EU limited edition Deluxe 5-LP 180-gram Black Vinyl box set - the perfect complement to the film showcasing 68 songs. There are 12 previously unreleased recordings from theZappa archive along with his 1978 Saturday Night Live performance; 24 additional Zappa songs from his extensive catalog spanning four decades; songs from Zappa’s labels like “No Longer Umpire” by Alice Cooper and “The Captain’s Fat Theresa Shoes” by The GTO’s; 2 classical compositions by Edgard Varese and Igor Stravinsky; and 26 Original Score cues newly composed by John Frizzell for the documentary. Deluxe lift-off lid picture box with hype sticker, factory sealed and still inside its original shipping carton! Recommended)
- Frank Zappa - Zappa - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Clear Vinyl - Sealed - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £44.99, $63.44, €52.19 (New Item) (arrived 06-May-2021 11:22)on May 18, 2021 at 9:50 am
FRANK ZAPPA Zappa - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2021 UK/EU 21-track double album 2-LP pressed on 180-gram Crystal Clear Vinyl - highlights from the acclaimed 'Zappa' documentary film by Alex Winter. With unfettered access to theZappa Trust and all archival footage, ZAPPA explores the private life behind the mammoth musical career that never shied away from the political turbulence of its time. Features unreleased material from the vault & standout tracks from Zappa's vast catalogue, some on vinyl for the first time ever. Deluxe gatefold picture sleeve with hype sticker, factory sealed. Recommended)
- Frank Zappa - 200 Motels + Poster - US - 2-LP vinyl set - £50.00, $70.50, €58.00 (New Item) (arrived 12-Apr-2021 15:15)on May 18, 2021 at 9:50 am
FRANK ZAPPA 200 Motels (1971 US 34-track double LP featuring the music from the soundtrack of the wacky film, pasted gatefold picture sleeve with fold-out poster. The sleeve shows light ringwear with a 1.5" seam split to the top, the poster isunused and the vinyl Near Mint UAS9956)
- Frank Zappa - Zappa In New York - 3rd - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £25.00, $35.25, €29.00 (New Item) (arrived 06-Mar-2021 16:20)on May 18, 2021 at 9:50 am
FRANK ZAPPA Zappa In New York (1978 UK 10-track double live LP, which omits the offending 'Punky's Whips' from the record & all parts of the sleeve. Includes the jaw-dropping ""statistical density" of The Black Page 1 & 2 in its absolutely belting "disco" form! Truly essential. The gatefold picture sleeve shows just a little edge scuffing & ringwear, whilst the vinyl shows few signs of play K69204)
- Frank Zappa - Hot Rats - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £35.00, $49.35, €40.60 (New Item) (arrived 03-Mar-2021 12:52)on May 18, 2021 at 9:50 am
FRANK ZAPPA Hot Rats (1971 UK issue of the classic 1969 6-track LP on the tan 'steamboat' Reprise label, including the marvellous Little Umbrellas, Willie The Pimp with Captain Beefheart & the oceans of harmony on Peaches En Regalia finally waking up the world to the quality of FZ's music. The gatefold picture sleeve has a little scuffing & the vinyl is in Excellent condition K44078)