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Lost Episodes
     

The Lost Episodes

by Frank Zappa
 

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A 30-track compilation of rarities, spanning much of his career, but in the main confined to the 1960s and early '70s (some date from as early as the late '50s!). Much of it's previously unreleased, or extremely hard to locate. It's not just a collection of fan-oriented odds and ends, though. The material, for one thing, is extremely diverse, ranging from

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A 30-track compilation of rarities, spanning much of his career, but in the main confined to the 1960s and early '70s (some date from as early as the late '50s!). Much of it's previously unreleased, or extremely hard to locate. It's not just a collection of fan-oriented odds and ends, though. The material, for one thing, is extremely diverse, ranging from collaborations with Captain Beefheart and primitive teenage garage recordings to comic dialog to progressive instrumentals and orchestral pieces. The pre-Freak Out stuff in particular is revelatory, in the sense that it finds Zappa's sophisticated compositional and arrangement skills in full bloom years before he made his proper debut. There's also good old rock and roll, in an early version of "Any Way the Wind Blows," and an early '60s take of "Fountain of Love" with explosive fuzz bass. The cuts range in duration from 11 seconds to 11 minutes, often connected by amusing bits of spoken patter or nifty instrumental links. The effect is somewhat like Uncle Meat or Lumpy Gravy, meaning that those who appreciate that period of Zappa's evolution will find an immediate affinity with this anthology.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/18/2012
Label:
Zappa Records
UPC:
0824302388921
catalogNumber:
3889

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Frank Zappa   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Celeste,Drums,Kazoo,Vocals,Background Vocals,Synclavier
George Duke   Keyboards
Bruce Fowler   Trombone
Jean-Luc Ponty   Violin
Don Preston   Keyboards
Chuck Foster   Trumpet
Sal Marquez   Trumpet
Chester Thompson   Drums
Jimmy Carl Black   Drums
Ike Willis   Vocals
Ray Collins   Vocals
Dale Bozzio   Vocals
Aynsley Dunbar   Drums
Tom Fowler   Bass
Arthur Barrow   Bass
Captain Beefheart   Vocals
Max Bennett   Bass
Terry Bozzio   Vocals
Vinnie Colaiuta   Drums
Drumbo   Drums
Erroneous   Bass
Roy Estrada   Bass
John French   Drums
John Guerin   Drums
Don "Sugarcane" Harris   Violin,Vocals,Electric Violin
Ralph Humphrey   Drums
Elliot Ingber   Slide Guitar
Ricky Lancelotti   Vocals
Tommy Mars   Keyboards,Vocals
Art Tripp   Marimbas,Vibes
Ian Underwood   Keyboards,Saxophone,Woodwind,fender rhodes
Ruth Underwood   Percussion
Don Van Vliet   Vocals
Ray White   Vocals
Kenny Williams   Vocals
Winged-Eel Fingerling   Slide Guitar
Danny Helferin   Piano
Elwood Madeo   Guitar
Terry Wimberly   Piano
Tony Rodriguez   Alto Saxophone
Ronnie Williams   Vocals
Chuck Grove   Drums
Caronga Ward   Bass
Wayne Lyles   Vocals
Vic Mortenson   Drums

Technical Credits

Jeff Simmons   Composer
Ray Collins   Composer
Paul Buff   Engineer
Frank Zappa   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer
Kerry McNabb   Engineer
Don Van Vliet   Composer
Gary Kellgren   Engineer
Gabor Csupo   Liner Notes,Illustrations,Text
Traditional   Composer
Michael Mesker   Layout
Rip Rense   Liner Notes

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