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Frank Zappa Vaulternative CD Albums


Chicago 78 2CD
ZR20025

A complete show (the second show) from the Uptown Theater, Chicago on September 29 1978.

Official release #108

Band: Frank Zappa - Guitar, Vocals . Ed Mann - Percussion . Peter Wolf - Keyboards . Denny Walley - Slide Guitar, Vocals . Ike Willis - Guitar, Vocals . Tommy Mars - Keyboards, Vocals . Arthur Barrow - Bass, Vocals . Vinnie Colaiuta - Drums, Vocals

Disc 1 - (52:54)
Chicago Walk-On 1:20
Twenty-One 8:26
Dancin' Fool 3:29
Easy Meat 5:41
Honey, Don't You Want A Man Like Me 4:21
Keep It Greasy 3:41
Village Of The Sun 9:15
The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing 3:29
Bamboozled By Love 8:32
Sy Borg 4:36
Disc 2 - (67:01)
Little House I Used To Live In 9:38
Paroxysmal Splendor 7:14
Yo Mama 12:28
Magic Fingers 2:37
Don't Eat The Yellow Snow 18:36
Strictly Genteel 8:25
Black Napkins 8:01

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UK £14.00 . . Europe £15.85 . . Rest £14.05



 

Road Tapes Venue #3
VR2013-1

Road Tapes, Venue #3 features two complete shows from Tyrone Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, MN. on July 5 1970.
"FZ's vast Vault does not contain many full shows from this time period, so that alone makes this release a special one. The tapes were recorded to stereo reel-to-reel, but not without problems. Due to their historical relevance, we felt it was worth it, warts ‘n all! Venue #3 does not disappoint."
Official release #102

Band: Frank Zappa - Guitar, Vocals . Mark Volman - Vocals . Howard Kaylan - Vocals . Jeff Simmons - Bass, Vocals . George Duke - Keyboards, Trombone . Aynsley Dunbar - Drums . Ian Underwood - Flute, Sax

Disc 1 - (70:35)
Show 1
Tyrone Start The Tape…1:59
King Kong 3:37
Wonderful Wino (Zappa/Simmons) 4:47
Concentration Moon 2:34
Mom & Dad 3:25
The Air 3:46
Dog Breath 2:01
Mother People 2:06
You Didn’t Try To Call Me 4:10
Agon - Interlude (Stravinsky) 0:36
Call Any Vegetable 7:59
King Kong / Igor’s Boogie 20:25
It Can’t Happen Here 3:05
Sharleena 4:59

Show 2
The 23rd “Mondellos” 3:13
Justine (Harris/Terry) 1:46

Disc 2 - (75:54)
Show 2 (continued)
Pound For A Brown 5:07
Sleeping In A Jar 3:37
Sharleena 5:49
A Piece Of Contemporary Music” 7:03
The Return Of The Hunchback Duke (incl.: Little House I Used To Live In, Holiday In Berlin 10:00
Cruising For Burgers 3:44
Let’s Make The Water Turn Black 1:42
Harry, You’re A Beast 1:29
Oh No/Orange County Lumber Truck 11:03
Call Any Vegetable 11:29
Mondello’s Revenge 1:46
The Clap (Chunga’s Revenge) 13:01

UK £13.50 . . Europe £16.45 . . Rest £15.05



 

Joe's Camouflage
VR20132

Official release #98 is taken from rehearsal tapes from summer 1975. This particular line-up never toured. Most tracks are taken from 4-track tapes mixed by Joe Travers; the remainder (highlighted in yellow) are taken from rehearsal cassettes recorded by Denny Walley. Titles in quotes are spoken word.

Band:
Frank Zappa - Guitar, Vocals . Napoleon Murphy Brock - Keyboards, Sax, Vocals . Robert "Frog" Camarena - Guitar, Vocals . Denny Walley - Slide Guitar, Vocals . Novi Novog - Viola, Vocals . Andre Lewis - Keyboards, Vocals . Roy Estrada - Bass, Vocals . Terry Bozzio - Drums, Vocals.

Tracklist:
1. Phyniox (Take 1) 2:29 2. T'Mershi Duween 2:28 3. Reeny Ra 4:13 4. "Who Do You Think You Are" 1:39 5. "Slack 'Em All Down" 1:26 6. Honey, Don't You Want A Man Like Me? 4:16 7. The Illinois Enema Bandit 6:27 8. Sleep Dirt - In Rehearsal 1:08 9. Black Napkins 8:12 10. Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance 1:55 11. Denny & Froggy Relate 0:31 12. "Choose Your Foot" 1:20 13. Any Downers? 6:11 14. Phyniox (Take 2) 4:18 15. "I Heard A Note!" 1:20

UK £19.50 . . Europe £22.45 . . Rest £20.05



 

Road Tapes Venue #2
VR2013-1

Official release #96 is taken from two shows at the Finlandia Talo, Helsinki on 23 August 1973 and a third show on 24 August. The Vaultmeister has compiled the best sounding and the best performances based on the sequence and flow of Show 3. The sound quality is amazing considering it was all recorded on two or four track tape.

Band: Frank Zappa(lead vocals, guitar), Tom Fowler (electric bass), Ralph Humphrey (drums, cowbells), Ruth Underwood (percussion), Ian Underwood (bass clarinet, synthesizer), George Duke (keyboards, vocals), Bruce Fowler (trombone), Jean-Luc Ponty (violin).

Disc 1 - (72:51)

Show 3
Introucious 5:18
The Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbecue 1:08
Kung Fu 1:11
Penguin In Bondage 4:07

Show 1
Exercise #4 1:58
Dog Breath 1:36
Dog Breath Variations 1:30
Uncle Meat 2:27
RDNZL 6:17
Show 3
Montana 7:03
Your Teeth And Your Shoulders And Sometimes Your Foot Goes Like This.../Pojama Prelude 10:14
Dupree's Paradise 15:55
Show 1
All Skate/Dun-Dun-Dun (The Finnish Hit Single) 14:10

Disc 2 - (67.32)
Show 3
Village Of The Sun 5:40
Echidna's Arf (Of You) 4:22
Don't You Ever Wash That Thing 9:56

Show 2
Big Swifty 12:58

Show 2,3
Farther O'Blivion 22:54
Encore Show 1
Brown Shoes Don't Make It 7:33

UK £13.50 . . Europe £16.45 . . Rest £15.05



 

Road Tapes Venue #1
VR20122

Official release #92 (and the first release in a new series of Road Tapes) is a concert recording form the Kerrisdale Arena, Vancouver BC on 25 August 1968. This was taken from a mono reel to reel tape. Despite this limitation the sound quality is very good (Nice job, Vaultmeister!).

Band: Frank Zappa - . Motorhead Sherwood - . Roy Estrada - . Don Preston - . Ian Underwood - . Bunk Gardner - . Art Tripp III - . Jimmy Carl Black.

Disc 1 - (46:28)
1. The Importance Of An Earnest Attempt (By Hand) 3:44 2. Help, I'm A Rock/Transylvania Boogie 9:30 3. Flopsmash Musics 4:50 4. Hungry Freaks, Daddy 3:59 5. The Orange County Lumber Truck 20:57 6. The Rewards Of A Career In Music 3:29

Disc 2
- (41:52)
1. Trouble Every Day 5:08 2. Shortly: Suite exists of Holiday In Berlin Full Blown 9:29 3. Pound For A Brown 3:13 4. Sleeping In A Jar 3:23 5. Oh, In The Sky 2:42 6. Octandre 7:40 7. King Kong 10:17

UK £13.50 . . Europe £16.45 . . Rest £15.05



 

Carnegie Hall
VR2011-1

Official release #91 is a four CD set containing two complete shows from the Carnegie Hall, New York on October 11th 1971. The Persuasions opening set from the first show is also included.

Band: Frank Zappa (guitar,vocals), Ian Underwood (keyboards, woodwinds), Jim Pons (bass), Howard Kaylan (vocals), Mark Volman (vocals), Aynsley Dunbar (drums), Don Preston (keyboards).

Disc 1 - (53:13) The Persuasions Show 1 (25:44)
1. I Just Can't Work No Longer 2:32 2. Working All The Living Day/Chain Gang 2:20
3. Medley #1 7:28 4. Pieces Of A Man 2:53 5. Buffalo Soldier 4:33 6. Medley #2 2:36 7. Medley #3 3:14
FZ Show 1 (27:29)
8. Hello (to FOH)/Ready?! (to the BAND) 1:03 9. Call Any Vegetable 10:36
10. Anyway The Wind Blows 4:00 11. Magdalena 6:08 12. Dog Breath 5:41
Disc 2
- (54:41) FZ Show 1
1. Peaches En Regalia 4:24 2. Tears Began to Fall 2:32 3. Shove It Right In 6:32
4. King Kong 30:25 5. 200 Motels Finale 3:41 6. Who Are The Brain Police 7:08
Disc 3 - (45:13) FZ Show 2
1. Auspicious Occasion 2:45 2. Divan (19:45) persists of: (Once Upon A Time 5:40 3. Sofa #1 3:11 4. Magic Pig 1:43 5. Stick It Out 4:54 6. Divan Ends Here 4:17) 7. Pound For A Brown 6:03 8. Sleeping In A Jar 2:46 9. Wonderful Wino 5:46 10. Sharleena 4:52 11. Cruising For Burgers 3:17
Disc 4 - (62:42) FZ Show 2
1. Billy The Mountain - Part 1 28:33 2. Billy The Mountain - the Carnegie Solos 13:31 3. Billy The Mountain -Part 2 5:37 4. The $600 Mud Shark Prelude 1:27 5. The Mud Shark 13:35

UK £45.00 . . Europe £47.95 . . Rest £41.30


 


Hammersmith Odeon
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A 3CD set featuring songs from four shows at the Hammersmith Odeon in January/February 1978, assembled by Joe Travers into a full show sequence plus encores. Many of the basic tracks on Sheik Yerbouti came from these shows but this set includes alternative performances only. All newly transferred from the master tapes and remixed. Liner Notes by Peter Wolf.

TRACKS:
DISC 1 (55:41):
1. Convocation/The Purple Lagoon 2:18 (27-1-78)
2. Dancin' Fool 3:43 (27-1-78)
3. Peaches En Regalia 2:36 (28-2-78)
4. The Torture Never Stops 13:52 (28-2-78)
5. Tryin' To Grow A Chin 3:37 (28-2-78)
6. City Of Tiny Lites 7:01 (28-2-78)
7. Baby Snakes 1:54 (28-2-78)
8. Pound For A Brown 20:39 (28-2-78)

DISC 2 ( 56:17)
9. I Have Been In You 13:55 (26-1-78)
10. Flakes 6:39 (28-2-78)
11. Broken Hearts Are For Assholes 3:54 (28-2-78)
12. Punky's Whips 10:26 (26-1-78)
13. Titties 'N Beer 4:49 (26-1-78)
14. Audience Participation 3:32 (26-1-78)
15. The Black Page #2 2:49 (26-1-78)
16. Jones Crusher 3:01 (25-1-78)
17. The Little House I Used To Live In 7:13 (25-1-78)

DISC 3 (62:04):
18. Dong Work For Yuda 2:56 (25-1-78)
19. Bobby Brown 4:54 (26-1-78)
20. Envelopes 2:16 (26-1-78)
21. Terry Firma 4:10 (26-1-78)
22. Disco Boy 6:43 (26-1-78)
23. King Kong 10:10 (28-2-78)
24. Watermelon In Easter Hay [Prequel]+ 3:55 (27.1.78)
25. Dinah-Moe Humm 6:10 (26-1-78)
26. Camarillo Brillo 3:23 (26-1-78)
27. Muffin Man 6:18 (26-1-78)
28. Black Napkins+ 5:16 (25-1-78)
29. San Ber'dino 5:54 (25-1-78)


The Players
Frank Zappa - Guitar, Vocals
Terry Bozzio - Drums, Vocals
Patrick O'Hearn - Bass, Vocals
Adrian Belew- Guitar, Vocals
Tommy Mars- Keys, Vocals
Peter Wolf- Keys
Ed Mann - Percussion


UK £52.00 . . Europe £54.75 . . Rest £48.55



Philly76
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A 2CD set featuring the full concert from the Spectrum Theater in Philadelphia on October 29th 1976.

The Purple Lagoon 3:36
Stinkfoot 5:53
The Poodle Lecture 3:49
Dirty Love 3:37
Wind Up Workin' In A Gas Station 2:32
Tryin' To Grow A Chin 4:02
The Torture Never Stops 13:32
City Of Tiny Lights (incl. The Sanzini Brothers Pyramid Trick) 7:47
You Didn't Try To Call Me 6:32
Manx Needs Women 1:45
Chrissy Puked Twice 6:49
Black Napkins 18:58
Advance Romance 13:56
Honey Don't You Want A Man Like Me? 4:09
Rudy Wants To Buy Yez A Drink 2:20
Would You Go All The Way? 2:04
Daddy Daddy Daddy 2:05
What Kind Of Girl Do You Think We Are? 4:58
Dinah-Moe Humm 8:10
Stranded In The Jungle 3:10
Find Her Finer 3:18
Camarillo Brillo 4:04
Muffin Man 6:55

The Players
Frank Zappa - Guitar, Vocals
Bianca Odin - Vocals, Keyboards
Ray White - Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Cowbell
Eddie Jobson - Keyboards, Violin
Patrick O'Hearn - Bass, Vocals
Terry Bozzio - Drums, Vocals

UK £31.50 . . Europe £34.45 . . Rest £30.05



JOE'S MENAGE .....
VR20081

The fourth in the Joe's Corsaga series is an excerpt from the concert at the College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA 1 November 1975, recorded to stereo tape by Davey Moire and now spiffed up for CD release.

1. Honey, Don't You Want A Man Like Me? 3:57
2. The Illinois Enema Bandit 8:42
3. Carolina Hard-Core Ecstasy 6:02
4. Lonely Little Girl 2:46
5. Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance 2:10
6. What's The Ugliest Part Of Your Body? 1:16
7. Chunga's Revenge 14:18
8. Zoot Allures 6:41
Total Time: 45:52

The Players
FZ -Guitar, Vocals; Norma Jean Bell -Alto Sax, Vocals; Napoleon Murphy Brock -Tenor Sax, Vocals; Andre Lewis -Keyboards, Vocals; Roy Estrada -Bass, Vocals; Terry Bozzio -Drums, Vocals

UK £18.50 . . Europe £21.45 . . Rest £19.20



WAZOO .....2CD
VR2007-2

The full concert from the last show of the 20-piece Grand Wazoo band recorded in Boston USA on September 24 1972.

Intro Intros
The Grand Wazoo (Think It Over)
Approximate
Big Swifty
"Ulterior Motive"
The Adventures Of Gregory Peccary:
  Movement I
  Movement II
  Movement III
  Movement IV - The New Brown Clouds
Penis Dimension
Variant 1 Processional March

UK £30.00 . . Europe £32.95 . . Rest £28.80











BUFFALO .....2CD
VR2007-1

The complete concert from 25 October 1980 in Buffalo, NY. and wondrous thunderous it is too.

Tracklisting:
DISC 1:
1. Chunga’s Revenge 8:34...2. You Are What You Is 4:12...3. Mudd Club 3:02
4. The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing 3:21...5. Cosmik Debris 3:50...6. Keep It Greasy 2:58...7. Tinsel Town Rebellion 4:19...8. Buffalo Drowning Witch 2:44...9. Honey, Don’t You Want A Man Like Me? 4:36...10. Pick Me, I’m Clean 10:15...11. Dead Girls Of London 3:02...12. Shall We Take Ourselves Seriously? 1:36...13. City Of Tiny Lites 9:58
DISC 2:
1. Easy Meat 9:26...2. Ain’t Got No Heart 2:00...3. The Torture Never Stops 23:36...4. Broken Hearts Are For Assholes 3:39...5. I’m So Cute 1:38...6. Andy 8:14...7. Joe’s Garage 2:12...8. Dancing Fool 3:36...9. The “Real World” Thematic Extrapolations 8:53...10. Stick It Out 5:36...11. I Don’t Wanna Get Drafted 2:48...12. Bobby Brown 2:42...13. Ms Pinky 3:48

Musicians:
FZ: Lead Guitar & Vocals
Steve Vai: Stunt Guitar & Background Vocals
Ray White: Vocals & Rhythm Guitar
Ike Willis: Vocals & Rhythm Guitar
Tommy Mars: Keyboards & Vocals
Bob Harris: Keyboards, Trumpet & High Vocals
Arthur Barrow: Bass & Vocals
Vinnie Colaiuta: Drums, Vocals

UK £28.50 . . Europe £31.45 . . Rest £27.55











JOE'S XMASAGE

This release is a mix of music and spoken word from around 1963, expanding on some of the early Mystery Disc tracks. There's also different versions of two PAL recordings plus a couple of short Varese influenced pieces and Uncle Frankie plays an impromptu blues. Liner notes by Gail.

TRACK LIST:
1. Mormon Xmas Dance Report 1:51
2. Prelude To "The Purse" 2:24
3. Mr Clean (Alternate Mix) 2:04
4. Why Don'tcha Do Me Right 5:01
5. The Muthers/Power Trio 3:16
6. The Purse 11:39
7. The Moon Will Never Be The Same 1:10
8. GTR Trio 11:21
9. Suckit Rockit 4:15
10. Mousie's First Xmas 0:56
11. The Uncle Frankie Show 11:41
total time: 55:39

UK £18.00 . . Europe £20.95 . . Rest £18.80







JOE'S DOMAGE

This release is an early rehearsal recording by the Grand Wazoo band found in the vault labelled by FZ as “Original Brown Clouds Rehearsal”. Listen and wonder how he got from here to The Grand Wazoo and Waka/Jawaka. Liner notes by Gail.

TRACK LIST:
1. When it's perfect... 3:18
2. The New Brown Clouds 2:44
3. Frog Song 17:23
4. It Just Might Be a One-Shot Deal 1:57
5. The ending line... 3:12
6. Blessed Relief / The New Brown Clouds 5:03
7. It Ain't Real So What's The Deal 13:14
8. Think It Over (some)/Think It Over (some more) 5:20
9. Another Whole Melodic Section 1:53
10. When it feels natural... 1:27
total time: 55:32

UK £17.00 . . Europe £19.95 . . Rest £17.95



JOE'S CORSAGE

A collection of early Mothers' recordings newly retrieved from the UMRK vault.

Tracks: 1. "pretty pat"  2. Motherly Love  3. Plastic People  4. Anyway The Wind Blows  5. I Ain't Got No Heart 6. "the phone call"   6a. My Babe  7. Wedding Dress Song/Handsome Cabin Boy  8. Hitch Hike  9. I'm So Happy I Could Cry  10. Go Cry On Somebody Else's Shoulder  11. How Could I Be Such A Fool?  12. "we made our reputation doing it that way"
Musicians on tracks 2, 3, 4, 5: Mothers 1965 demos
Frank Zappa - Guitar, Vocals.  Ray Collins - Vocals, Tambourine.  Henry Vestine - Guitar.  Roy Estrada - Bass.  Jimmy Black - Drums.
Musicians on tracks 6a, 7, 8:  1964 or 1965 Live Recording
Frank Zappa - Guitar, Vocals.  Ray Collins - Vocals, Tambourine, Harmonica. Roy Estrada - Bass.  Jim Black - Drums.
Musicians on tracks 9, 10, 11:  More Mothers (possibly of Invention) demos
Frank Zappa - Guitar(s), Lead Vocals.  Ray Collins - Lead Vocals.  Roy Estrada - Bass.  Jim Black - Drums.

UK £16.00 . . Europe £19.00 . . Rest £17.15




FRANK ZAPPA - LIVE IN AUSTRALIA
A special LIVE 2CD set

FZ:OZ - a LIVE 2CD set recorded in 1976 at the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney Australia, the first release on the new Vaulternative Records label from the Zappa Family Trust.

Musicians: Frank Zappa: guitar, vocals . Terry Bozzio: drums, vocals . Napoleon Murphy Brock: tenor sax, vocals . Roy Estrada: bass, vocals . Andre Lewis: keyboards, vocals
Tracks: Disc 1: Hordern Intro . Stink-Foot . The Poodle Lecture . Dirty Love . Filthy Habits . How Could I Be Such A Fool? . Ain't Got No Heart . I'm Not Satisfied . Black Napkins . Advance Romance . The Illinois Enema Bandit . Wind Up Workin' In A Gas Station . The Torture Never Stops
Disc 2:
Canard Toujours . Kaiser Rolls . Find Her Finer . Carolina Hard-Core Ecstasy . Lonely Little Girl . Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance . What's The Ugliest Part Of Your Body? . Chunga's Revenge . Zoot Allures . Keep It Greasy . Dinah-Moe Humm . Camarillo Brillo . Muffin Man . Kaiser Rolls (Du Jour). 146+ minutes of live material

UK £31.00 . . Europe £34.00 . . Rest £29.65



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