Frank Zappa Road Tapes

Frank Zappa - Road Tapes, Venue #3 (2016) {2CD Vaulternative Records VR 2016-1}

Frank Zappa - Road Tapes, Venue #3 (2016) {2CD Vaulternative Records VR 2016-1}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 963 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 346 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 315 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Vaulternative Records / ZFT | VR 2016-1
Rock / Experimental Rock / Avant-Garde / Art Rock / Jazz Rock

Official Release #103. Performed/Arranged/Conducted by Frank Zappa. Road Tapes, Venue #3 features two complete shows from Tyrone Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, MN. The July '70 Mothers line-up featured Flo & Eddie, George Duke, Ian Underwood, Aynsley Dunbar & Jeff Simmons. 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.
Frank Zappa - Road Tapes, Venue #1 (2012) [2CD] {Vaulternative}

Frank Zappa - Road Tapes, Venue #1 (2012) [2CD] {Vaulternative}
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 300 MB | Scans | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.98) - 194 MB
Genre: rock | RAR 5% Rec. | Label: Vaulternative Records | CAT # VR20122-1/2 | 2012

In September we told you about a new series of live archival releases from the Zappa Family Trust called Road Tapes. Today, we’ve found out about the first installment of what looks to be an exciting series. It appears instead of labeling Road Tapes as volumes, the installments will be labeled as “venues.” Road Tapes Venue #1 features a Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention performance recorded at Kerrisdale Arena in Vancouver on August 25, 1968 and is expected to ship this week.

Frank Zappa - Road Tapes Venue #3 (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at May 31, 2016
Frank Zappa - Road Tapes Venue #3 (2016)

Frank Zappa - Road Tapes Venue #3
Prog-Rock, Art Rock, Experimental | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 145:56 min | 359 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: Zappa Records | Tracks: 28 | Rls.date: 2016

Road Tapes, Venue #3 features two complete shows from Tyrone Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, MN. The July '70 Mothers line-up featured Flo & Eddie, George Duke, Ian Underwood, Aynsley Dunbar & Jeff Simmons. 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.
Frank Zappa - Road Tapes, Venue #2 (2013) {2CD Vaulternative Records VR 2013-2}

Frank Zappa - Road Tapes, Venue #2 (2013) {2CD Vaulternative Records VR 2013-2}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 887 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 329 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 297 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2013 Vaulternative Records / ZFT | VR 2013-2
Rock / Experimental Rock / Avant-Garde / Art Rock / Jazz Rock

Official Release #96. Live recordings from 3 shows in Finlandia Hall, Helsinki Finland - August 23 & 24 1973. One year after the release of Frank Zappa‘s “Road Tapes, Venue #1” the Zappa Family Trust have announced a second volume in this series of “primitive audio documentary attempts to capture the essence of what was highly and improbably and even impossibly out there on the road in some of the worst audio terrain imaginable”.
Frank Zappa - Road Tapes, Venue #1 (2012) {2CD Vaulternative Records VR 20122}

Frank Zappa - Road Tapes, Venue #1 (2012) {2CD Vaulternative Records VR 20122}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 298 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 183 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 290 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2012 Vaulternative Records / ZFT | VR 20122
Rock / Experimental Rock / Avant-Garde / Art Rock / Jazz Rock

Official Release #92. Road Tapes, Venue #1 is a double live album by Frank Zappa, released posthumously on 31 October 2012, by the Zappa Family Trust on Vaulternative Records. It was recorded at Kerrisdale Arena, Vancouver, on August 25, 1968. Fantastic audio artifact of the Mothers of Invention in their live prime, in my opinion. A total must for Zappa fans, and the whole conceptual continuity thing. Even my wife, who generally loathes Frank's music, particularly when he sings, found the whole record compelling, except for Help I'm a Rock, which can rub even the most jaded musical obscurist the wrong way. I liked it just fine. Loved the Orange County Lumber Truck medley. Pick this one up, Zappa fans, you will not be disappointed.

Frank Zappa - Road Tapes Venue #2 (2013)  

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 13, 2013
Frank Zappa - Road Tapes Venue #2 (2013)

Frank Zappa - Road Tapes Venue #2
Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 140:13 min | 325 MB
Label: Vaulternative Records | Tracks: 19 | Rls.date: 2013-11-11

One year after the release of Frank Zappa‘s “Road Tapes, Venue #1” the Zappa Family Trust have announced a second volume in this series of “primitive audio documentary attempts to capture the essence of what was highly and improbably and even impossibly out there on the road in some of the worst audio terrain imaginable”.

Shell Shocked: My Life with the Turtles, Flo and Eddie, and Frank Zappa, etc.  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by franklee at Nov. 20, 2016
Shell Shocked: My Life with the Turtles, Flo and Eddie, and Frank Zappa, etc.

Shell Shocked: My Life with the Turtles, Flo and Eddie, and Frank Zappa, etc.
By: Howard Kaylan, Jeff Tamarkin
Backbeat Books | 2013 | English | ePUB | 304 pages | ISBN-10: 1480342939 | 4.7 MB

(Book). If Howard Kaylan had sung only one song, the Turtles' 1967 No. 1 smash hit "Happy Together," his place in rock-and-roll history would still be secure.
Frank Zappa - Meat Light: The Uncle Meat Project/Object (2016)

Frank Zappa - Meat Light: The Uncle Meat Project/Object
Progressive Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 206:56 min | 475 MB
Label: Zappa Records | Tracks: 79 | Rls.date: 2016

Uncle Meat gets the deluxe treatment in this three CD Project/Object Audio Documentary. Included is the original 1969 vinyl mix (restored, remastered and available digitally for the first time), an original sequence that includes unique source material and bonus vault tracks mostly compiled from the recording sessions at Apostolic Studios in NYC between 1967 and 1968.

Frank Zappa - Chicago 78 (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 4, 2016
Frank Zappa - Chicago 78 (2016)

Frank Zappa - Chicago 78
Progressive Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 119:39 min | 274 MB
Label: Commercial Marketing | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 2016

This Vaulternative Records concert release finds Zappa and band at the Uptown Theater, Chicago, Ill - September 29, 1978. Of the two shows played that evening, the late show is captured here in it's entirety. As you would expect, the concert delivers with a good blend of fan favorites, blistering guitar solos, audience participation, on-the-spot improvisations and stellar playing from a talented band line-up.

Frank Zappa - Little Dots (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 3, 2016
Frank Zappa - Little Dots (2016)

Frank Zappa - Little Dots
Progressive Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 71:07 min | 165 MB
Label: Commercial Marketing | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2016

This is the one that has the Zappa online forums really buzzing! Though nothing was ever officially released from Frank's Petit Wazoo 1972 tour until 2005 (on the Zappa Family Trust release Imaginary Diseases), Frank had revisited and worked on the material that makes up this sequel to that '05 release in spurts throughout the '70s and '80s. Finally we get more from this massively improvisational period that found FZ leading a 10-piece horn-driven lineup. "Cosmik Debris," "Little Dots" (two versions), "Rollo," "Kansas City Shuffle" and two versions of "Columbia, S.C."