The Yellow Shark

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All Music Guide - François Couture
During his last years, Frank Zappa concentrated on his "serious music," trying to impose himself as a composer and relegating the rock personality to the closet. His last two completed projects topped everything he had done before in this particular field. The Yellow Shark, an album of orchestral music, was released only a few weeks before he succumbed to cancer (the computer music/sound collage album Civilization Phaze III was released 14 months later). This CD, named for a plexiglas fish given to Zappa in 1988, culls live recordings from the Ensemble Modern's 1992 program of the composer's music. The range of pieces goes from string quartets ("None of the Above") to ...
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All Music Guide - François Couture
During his last years, Frank Zappa concentrated on his "serious music," trying to impose himself as a composer and relegating the rock personality to the closet. His last two completed projects topped everything he had done before in this particular field. The Yellow Shark, an album of orchestral music, was released only a few weeks before he succumbed to cancer (the computer music/sound collage album Civilization Phaze III was released 14 months later). This CD, named for a plexiglas fish given to Zappa in 1988, culls live recordings from the Ensemble Modern's 1992 program of the composer's music. The range of pieces goes from string quartets ("None of the Above") to ensemble works, from very challenging contemporary classical to old Zappa favorites. The latter category includes a medley of "Dog Breath Variations" and "Uncle Meat," "Pound for a Brown," "Be-Bop Tango," and the Synclavier compositions "The Girl in the Magnesium Dress" and "G-Spot Tornado" transcribed for orchestra. Being more familiar, these bring a lighter touch, but the real interest of the CD resides in the premiere recordings. "Outrage at Valdez," the piano duet "Ruth Is Sleeping," and "Food Gathering in Post-Industrial America, 1992" are all the gripping works of a mature composer, strongly influenced by Varèse and Stravinsky but overwhelmed by them. But the crowning achievement is "Welcome to the United States," a more freeform piece based on the U.S. visa form. Zappa shined when ridiculing stupidity. The average fan of the man's rock music will most probably feel lost in The Yellow Shark, but for those with interests in his serious music it is an essential item, more so than the London Symphony Orchestra and Orchestral Favorites albums.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/30/1995
  • Label: Zappa Records
  • UPC: 014431056024
  • Catalog Number: 310560

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro - Ensemble Modern (1:43)
  2. 2 Dog Breath Variations - Ensemble Modern (2:07)
  3. 3 Uncle Meat - Ensemble Modern (3:24)
  4. 4 Outrage at Valdez - Ensemble Modern (3:27)
  5. 5 Times Beach II - Ensemble Modern (7:31)
  6. 6 III Revised - Ensemble Modern (1:45)
  7. 7 The Girl in the Magnesium Dress - Ensemble Modern (4:33)
  8. 8 Be-Bop Tango - Ensemble Modern (3:43)
  9. 9 Ruth Is Sleeping - Ensemble Modern (5:56)
  10. 10 None of the Above - Ensemble Modern (2:17)
  11. 11 Pentagon Afternoon - Ensemble Modern (2:28)
  12. 12 Questi Cazzi Di Piccione - Ensemble Modern (3:03)
  13. 13 Times Beach III - Ensemble Modern (4:26)
  14. 14 Food Gathering in Post-Industrial America, 1992 - Ensemble Modern (2:52)
  15. 15 Welcome to the United States - Ensemble Modern (6:39)
  16. 16 A pound for a brown - Ensemble Modern (2:12)
  17. 17 Exercise #4 - Ensemble Modern (1:37)
  18. 18 Get Whitey - Ensemble Modern (7:00)
  19. 19 G-Spot Tornado - Ensemble Modern (5:17)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Frank Zappa Primary Artist, Conductor, Voices, Track Performer
Michael Gross Trumpet, Cornet, Flugelhorn, Piccolo Trumpet
Wolfgang Stryi Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone, Contrabass Trombone
Uwe Dierksen Trombone
Friedemann Dahn Cello
William Formann Trumpet, Cornet, Flugelhorn, Piccolo Trumpet
Rumi Ogawa-Helferich Percussion, Cymbalom
Jürgen Ruck Banjo, Guitar
Claudia Sack Violin
Veit Scholz Bassoon, Contrabassoon
Hilary Sturt Violin, Voices
Michael Svoboda Trombone, Euphonium, Didjeridu, Alphorn
Mathias Tacke Violin
Detlef Tewes Mandolin
Ellen Wegner Harp
Ueli Wiget Piano, Cello, Harp, Harpsichord
Andreas Bottger Percussion
Ensemble Modern Ensemble
Daryl Smith Tuba
Dietmar Wiesner Flute
Peter Rundel Violin, Conductor
Franck Ollu Horn
Hermann Kretzschmar Piano, Celeste, Harpsichord, Voices
Technical Credits
Harry Andronis Engineer
Spencer Chrislu Engineer
Frank Zappa Producer, Liner Notes
Todd Yvega Contributor, Synclavier Assistance
Ali N. Askin Arranger
Jesse Di Franco Art Direction
Dave Dondorf Engineer
Brian Johnson Art Direction
Brian Johnson Art Direction
Peter Rundel Liner Notes
Rip Rense Liner Notes
Jesse de Franco Art Direction
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Zappa's best classical music album

    This is Zappa's best classical music album. Zappa was one of the best musician composers of the 20th Century and this one shows off his serious music side to perfection.

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