Deluxe three CD edition. Zappa Records/UMe release a 40th anniversary edition of Frank Zappa's Orchestral Favorites. The Zappa Family Trust is giving the 1979 album the audiophile detail and respect it deserves and that was lacking in the original release. Unpromoted at the time and issued alongside several other titles without Zappa's permission or quality control, it was publicly criticized by the artist for it's lack of liner notes or credits and unapproved artwork. The new edition from Zappa Records/UMe commemorates the event at UCLA's Royce Hall where the album compositions were recorded in September 1975. Produced by Ahmet Zappa and Joe Travers, the new edition of Orchestral Favorites features not only the original album but the entire evening performance from 18 September 1975, spread across two additional discs. Extensive searches in the vault uncovered the elusive master tone reel, which crucially contains the alignment tones that help set up the playback of the master tapes. Zappa reportedly did not provide this reel when he delivered the album. Listeners will be transported back to September 1975, when Zappa scheduled the Royce Hall event in between trying out new band members and preparing for a tour. "Frank supervised everything," recalls Travers in the liner notes, "hired sound and lights, mixed the front of house sound at times, conducted the orchestra on occasion, and played guitar with them.
Deluxe three CD edition. Zappa Records/UMe release a 40th anniversary edition of Frank Zappa's Orchestral Favorites. The Zappa Family Trust is giving the 1979 album the audiophile detail and respect it deserves and that was lacking in the original release. Unpromoted at the time and issued alongside several other titles without Zappa's permission or quality control, it was publicly criticized by the artist for it's lack of liner notes or credits and unapproved artwork. The new edition from Zappa Records/UMe commemorates the event at UCLA's Royce Hall where the album compositions were recorded in September 1975. Produced by Ahmet Zappa and Joe Travers, the new edition of Orchestral Favorites features not only the original album but the entire evening performance from 18 September 1975, spread across two additional discs. Extensive searches in the vault uncovered the elusive master tone reel, which crucially contains the alignment tones that help set up the playback of the master tapes. Zappa reportedly did not provide this reel when he delivered the album. Listeners will be transported back to September 1975, when Zappa scheduled the Royce Hall event in between trying out new band members and preparing for a tour. "Frank supervised everything," recalls Travers in the liner notes, "hired sound and lights, mixed the front of house sound at times, conducted the orchestra on occasion, and played guitar with them.
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Format: CD
Label: UME
Rel. Date: 08/30/2019
UPC: 824302003022

Orchestral Favorites 40th Anniversary [3CD]
Artist: Frank Zappa
Format: CD
New: Available 49.98
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Available Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Disc 1 - Original Album
2. Strictly Genteel
3. Pedro's Dowry
4. Naval Aviation in Art?
5. Duke of Prunes
6. Bogus Pomp
7. Bonus Track
8. Strictly Genteel (Keyboard Od Version)
9. Disc 2 - Performance from September 18, 1975 1
10. Show Star/Bogus Pomp Explained 1
11. Bogus Pomp 1
12. Revised Music for Low-Budget Symphony Orchestra 1
13. The Story of Pedro's Dowry 1
14. Pedro's Dowry 1
15. The Story of Rollo 1
16. Rollo 1
17. Disc 3 - Performance from September 18, 1975 (Continued) 1
18. Black Napkins Instructions 1
19. Black Napkins 2
20. Dog/Meat 2
21. The Players 2
22. Naval Aviation in Art? 2
23. Another Weirdo Number 2
24. Lumpy Gravy (Extract)/Improvisation 2
25. Evening at the Hermitage 2
26. A Special Guest Artist 2
27. Duke of Prunes 2
28. Absolutely Disgusting 2
29. The Adventures of Greggery Peccary 3
30. Strictly Genteel

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Deluxe three CD edition. Zappa Records/UMe release a 40th anniversary edition of Frank Zappa's Orchestral Favorites. The Zappa Family Trust is giving the 1979 album the audiophile detail and respect it deserves and that was lacking in the original release. Unpromoted at the time and issued alongside several other titles without Zappa's permission or quality control, it was publicly criticized by the artist for it's lack of liner notes or credits and unapproved artwork. The new edition from Zappa Records/UMe commemorates the event at UCLA's Royce Hall where the album compositions were recorded in September 1975. Produced by Ahmet Zappa and Joe Travers, the new edition of Orchestral Favorites features not only the original album but the entire evening performance from 18 September 1975, spread across two additional discs. Extensive searches in the vault uncovered the elusive master tone reel, which crucially contains the alignment tones that help set up the playback of the master tapes. Zappa reportedly did not provide this reel when he delivered the album. Listeners will be transported back to September 1975, when Zappa scheduled the Royce Hall event in between trying out new band members and preparing for a tour. "Frank supervised everything," recalls Travers in the liner notes, "hired sound and lights, mixed the front of house sound at times, conducted the orchestra on occasion, and played guitar with them.