Francis Vincent Zappa* Conducts The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Orchestra & Chorus* ‎– Lumpy Gravy

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Official Release #3

Initially recorded by Zappa for Capitol in 1967, as a solo composer & conductor outside of 'The Mothers'. The project made it to disc as MGM vetoed the work, resulting in FZ reworking the release for Verve - the label to whom, it was claimed, he was contracted. Some rare Capitol issues on 4-track tape exist. The reworking was released on Verve in 1968. FZ remastered the work in 1985 & 1993.

Zappa comments on the sleeve notes: "Is this Phase 2 of We're Only In It For The Money?" - which echoes his vision on that work, where he comments; "Is this Phase I of 'Lumpy Gravy'?". This "Lumpy Gravy" work contains conversations 'within a piano'.

Themes (& material) in this work can then be picked up in the work Zappa completed before his death: Civilization Phaze III

Tracklist

Lumpy Gravy-Part I 15:45
Lumpy Gravy-Part II 15:56

Versions (52)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
V6-8741, V/ V6 8741 Francis Vincent Zappa* Conducts The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Orchestra & Chorus* Francis Vincent Zappa* Conducts The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Orchestra & Chorus* - Lumpy Gravy(LP, Album, Gat) Verve Records, Verve Records V6-8741, V/ V6 8741 US 1968 Sell This Version
V6-8741 Francis Vincent Zappa* Conducts The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Orchestra & Chorus* Francis Vincent Zappa* Conducts The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Orchestra & Chorus* - Lumpy Gravy(2xLP, S/Sided, Album, TP) Verve Records V6-8741 US 1967 Sell This Version
VCB 88741 Frank Zappa Lumpy Gravy(8-Trk, Album, Whi) Verve Records VCB 88741 1968 Sell This Version
V6-8741 Francis Vincent Zappa* / Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Orchestra & Chorus* Francis Vincent Zappa* / Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Orchestra & Chorus* - Lumpy Gravy(LP, Album) Verve Records V6-8741 Germany 1968 Sell This Version
V6-8741, V/V6-8741 Francis Vincent Zappa* Conducts The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Orchestra & Chorus* Francis Vincent Zappa* Conducts The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Orchestra & Chorus* - Lumpy Gravy(LP, Album) Verve Records, Verve Records V6-8741, V/V6-8741 Canada 1968 Sell This Version
SVLP 9223 Frank Zappa Lumpy Gravy(LP, Album) Verve Records SVLP 9223 UK 1968 Sell This Version
V6-8741 Francis Vincent Zappa* / Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Orchestra & Chorus* Francis Vincent Zappa* / Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Orchestra & Chorus* - Lumpy Gravy(LP, Album) Verve Records V6-8741 Germany 1968 Sell This Version
V6-8741, V6/8741 Francis Vincent Zappa* Conducts The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Orchestra & Chorus* Francis Vincent Zappa* Conducts The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Orchestra & Chorus* - Lumpy Gravy(LP, Album, Gat) Verve Records, Verve Records V6-8741, V6/8741 US 1968 Sell This Version
V6-8741, V/8741, V6/8741 Francis Vincent Zappa* Conducts The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Orchestra & Chorus* Francis Vincent Zappa* Conducts The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Orchestra & Chorus* - Lumpy Gravy(LP, Album, Gat) Verve Records, Verve Records, Verve Records V6-8741, V/8741, V6/8741 US 1968 Sell This Version
VLP 9223 Frank Zappa Lumpy Gravy(LP, Album, Mono) Verve Records VLP 9223 UK 1968 Sell This Version
V-8741 Francis Vincent Zappa* Conducts The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Orchestra & Chorus* Francis Vincent Zappa* Conducts The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Orchestra & Chorus* - Lumpy Gravy(LP, Album, Mono, Promo) Verve Records V-8741 US 1968 Sell This Version
V-8741, V/8741 Francis Vincent Zappa* Conducts The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Orchestra & Chorus* Francis Vincent Zappa* Conducts The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Orchestra & Chorus* - Lumpy Gravy(LP, Album, Mono, Promo) Verve Records, Verve Records V-8741, V/8741 US 1968 Sell This Version
V-8741 Francis Vincent Zappa* Conducts The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Orchestra & Chorus* Francis Vincent Zappa* Conducts The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Orchestra & Chorus* - Lumpy Gravy(LP, Album, Mono, Promo, Ste) Verve Records V-8741 US 1968 Sell This Version
V6-8741 Francis Vincent Zappa* Conducts The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Orchestra & Chorus* Francis Vincent Zappa* Conducts The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Orchestra & Chorus* - Lumpy Gravy(LP, Album, Promo) Verve Records V6-8741 US 1968 Sell This Version
V6-8741 Francis Vincent Zappa*, The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra And Chorus* Francis Vincent Zappa*, The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra And Chorus* - Lumpy Gravy(LP, Album, Promo) Verve Records V6-8741 Germany 1968 Sell This Version
V6-8741, V6/8741 Francis Vincent Zappa* Conducts The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Orchestra & Chorus* Francis Vincent Zappa* Conducts The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Orchestra & Chorus* - Lumpy Gravy(LP, Album, Uni) Verve Records, Verve Records V6-8741, V6/8741 New Zealand 1968 Sell This Version
2317 046 Francis Vincent Zappa* Conducts The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Orchestra & Chorus* Francis Vincent Zappa* Conducts The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Orchestra & Chorus* - Lumpy Gravy(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Verve Records 2317 046 UK 1972 Sell This Version
V6-8741, V6 8741 Francis Vincent Zappa* Conducts The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra* & Chorus* Francis Vincent Zappa* Conducts The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra* & Chorus* - Lumpy Gravy(LP, Album, RP) Verve Records, Verve Records V6-8741, V6 8741 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
BPR-7777-4 Francis Vincent Zappa* Conducts The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Orchestra & Chorus* Francis Vincent Zappa* Conducts The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Orchestra & Chorus* - Lumpy Gravy(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Barking Pumpkin Records BPR-7777-4 US 1985 Sell This Version
BPR-7777-4 Francis Vincent Zappa* Conducts The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Orchestra & Chorus* Francis Vincent Zappa* Conducts The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Orchestra & Chorus* - Lumpy Gravy(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Barking Pumpkin Records BPR-7777-4 US 1985 Sell This Version
RCD 10504 Frank Vincent Zappa* Lumpy Gravy(CD, Album, Club, RE, RM) Rykodisc RCD 10504 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
RCD 10504 Frank Vincent Zappa* Lumpy Gravy(CD, Album, Club, RE, RM) Rykodisc RCD 10504 US 1995 Sell This Version
RCD 10504 Frank Vincent Zappa* Lumpy Gravy(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rykodisc RCD 10504 USA, Canada & Europe 1995 Sell This Version
D31402 Frank Vincent Zappa* Lumpy Gravy(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rykodisc D31402 Australia 1995 Sell This Version
RCD 10504 Frank Zappa Lumpy Gravy(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rykodisc RCD 10504 US 1995 Sell This Version
VACK-1205 Frank Zappa Lumpy Gravy(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Rykodisc VACK-1205 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
VACK-1205 Frank Zappa Lumpy Gravy(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Rykodisc VACK-1205 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
VACK-1205 Frank Zappa Lumpy Gravy(CD, Album, Promo, RE, RM) Videoarts Music VACK-1205 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
VACK-1329 Frank Zappa Lumpy Gravy(CD, Album, Ltd, RE) Videoarts Music, Rykodisc VACK-1329 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
none Frank Vincent Zappa* Conducts The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Orchestra & Chorus* Frank Vincent Zappa* Conducts The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Orchestra & Chorus* - Lumpy Gravy(2xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, RM) Universal Classics & Jazz none Europe 2012
ZR 3836 Frank Zappa Lumpy Gravy(CD, Album, RE, RM) Zappa Records ZR 3836 US 2012 Sell This Version
0238362 Frank Zappa Lumpy Gravy(CD, Album, RE, RM) Zappa Records 0238362 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
ZR 3836 Frank Zappa Lumpy Gravy(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial) Zappa Records (2) ZR 3836 Russia 2012 Sell This Version
ZR 3836-1 Frank Vincent Zappa* Conducts The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Orchestra & Chorus* Frank Vincent Zappa* Conducts The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Orchestra & Chorus* - Lumpy Gravy(LP, Album, RE, RM, Gat) Zappa Records, Barking Pumpkin Records ZR 3836-1 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
ZR 3836-1 Frank Vincent Zappa* Conducts The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Orchestra & Chorus* Frank Vincent Zappa* Conducts The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Orchestra & Chorus* - Lumpy Gravy(LP, Album, RE, RM, Gat) Zappa Records, Barking Pumpkin Records, UMe ZR 3836-1 US 2016 Sell This Version
RCD 10504 Frank Vincent Zappa* Lumpy Gravy(CD, Album, Club, RE, RM, BMG) Rykodisc RCD 10504 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
RCD 10504 Frank Zappa Lumpy Gravy(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rykodisc RCD 10504 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
0238362 Frank Zappa Lumpy Gravy(CD, Album, RE, RM) Zappa Records 0238362 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
0238362 Frank Zappa Lumpy Gravy(CD, Album, RE, RM, Arv) Zappa Records 0238362 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
RCD 10504 Frank Vincent Zappa* Conducts The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra & Chorus* Frank Vincent Zappa* Conducts The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra & Chorus* - Lumpy Gravy(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Rykodisc RCD 10504 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
RCD 10504 Francis Vincent Zappa* Conducts The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Orchestra & Chorus* Francis Vincent Zappa* Conducts The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Orchestra & Chorus* - Lumpy Gravy(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Rykodisc RCD 10504 US Unknown Sell This Version
RCD 10504 Francis Vincent Zappa* Conducts The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Orchestra & Chorus* Francis Vincent Zappa* Conducts The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Orchestra & Chorus* - Lumpy Gravy(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP, WEA) Rykodisc RCD 10504 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
3113-073 Frank Zappa Lumpy Gravy(Cass, Album) Verve Records 3113-073 UK Unknown Sell This Version
F-05 Frank Zappa Lumpy Gravy(Cass, Album, Unofficial) F&R F-05 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
2317 046 Francis Vincent Zappa* Conducts The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Orchestra & Chorus* Francis Vincent Zappa* Conducts The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Orchestra & Chorus* - Lumpy Gravy(LP, Album, RE, Non) Verve Records 2317 046 UK Unknown Sell This Version
2317 046 Frank Zappa Lumpy Gravy(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial) Verve Records (2) 2317 046 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
2317 046 Frank Zappa Lumpy Gravy(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial) Verve Records (2) 2317 046 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
2317 046 Francis Vincent Zappa* Conducts The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra & Chorus* Francis Vincent Zappa* Conducts The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra & Chorus* - Lumpy Gravy(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial) Verve Records (2) 2317 046 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
2317 046 Frank Zappa Lumpy Gravy(LP, Album, Unofficial) Verve Records (2) 2317 046 UK Unknown Sell This Version
2317 046 Frank Zappa Lumpy Gravy(LP, Album, Unofficial) Verve Records (2) 2317 046 UK Unknown Sell This Version
2317 046 Frank Zappa Lumpy Gravy(LP, Album, Unofficial, Gat) Verve Records (2) 2317 046 UK Unknown Sell This Version
2356 098 Frank Zappa Superstarshine Vol. 26(LP, Album, RE) Metro Records 2356 098 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version

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Adam_A

Adam_A

February 17, 2021
referencing Lumpy Gravy, LP, Album, RP, V6-8741, V6 8741

I think Lumpy Gravy is an early highlight of the mad genius that is Frank Zappa - a man that has his finger in every musical pie and handles each with deftness. That being said, LG is a bit of a cut & paste mess, and for that it will never be one of my favourites. But it's perfectly avantgarde for the time, with hardly a drop of pretense. But the somewhat non-sequitur visits to inside the piano with "Louie The Turkey" and friends just doesn't stand up to repeated listens. However, I still find myself listening to Lumpy Gravy about once a year, if only to hear what it sounds like when a compass spins in every direction.
gayeandochs

gayeandochs

January 12, 2021
referencing Lumpy Gravy, LP, Album, RE, Gat, BPR-7777-4
pp_ is correct. I picked up a copy of this pressing and can confirm it is the same remaster from the 80's. Compared to the other modified Zappa re-releases from that time, this is pretty faithful to the original 1968 one. The only bothersome difference is the added digital reverb that you can hear especially during the musicless dialogue sections. Considering the original Verve presses are super hard to find these days in good condition and not worn the fuck out, I'm more than happy to have this particular version that was released while he was still alive and through his own label.
valiente5000

valiente5000

November 16, 2020
referencing Lumpy Gravy, LP, Album, V6-8741
Maravilloso , una obra maestra, delicadamente agresiva. Zappa el genio de los genios
pp_

pp_

November 12, 2020
referencing Lumpy Gravy, LP, Album, RE, Gat, BPR-7777-4
Apparently this is the same remix/remaster as on the first Old Masters box set. I'm generally not a fan of those Old Masters remixes/remasters, but this one is actually OK. If Zappa tinkered with this one too, the effect is so subtle that I really don't notice it. Pressing quality is excellent. Record is flat, clean and silent.
MEllODrOnE

MEllODrOnE

January 13, 2018
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Lumpy Gravy, LP, Album, RE, RM, Gat, ZR 3836-1
Every one of these Zappa reissues remastered by Bernie Grundman and pressed at Pallas should be in your collection! This particular reissue is very dynamic and the array of sounds and weird noises on this record are given full range. The details really come through and everything can be heard crisp and clear. Not a lick of surface noise, pressed flat and centered, comes in a polylined sleeve. I really don't know why more people haven't bought and reviewed these Zappa series reissues, I mean this is the first time this record has been pressed on vinyl in 30 years! Get yourself a nice clean copy of this reissue at a low price while you can. 10/10.
romariog

romariog

April 14, 2017
referencing Lumpy Gravy, LP, Album, RE, Gat, 2317 046
Thin vinyl . Very soft and thin gatefold . Very good sound quality
subcomtom

subcomtom

December 9, 2016
referencing Lumpy Gravy, LP, Album, V6-8741, V/V6-8741
is there also a non GAT Canadian version with the same labels ?
zappa01_de

zappa01_de

October 30, 2016
referencing Lumpy Gravy, LP, Album, RE, Non, 2317 046
This item should not be listed. The UK record appeared never in the Canadian cover. Somebody must have mixed up 2 versions.
thesavagebeat

thesavagebeat

March 24, 2013
referencing Lumpy Gravy, LP, Album, Gat, V6-8741, V/ V6 8741
A Capital records 8-track version of this record exists. It has a completely different mix than the Verve records version released on vinyl. All info re: this matter can be found here: http://globalia.net/donlope/fz/misc/Lumpy_Gravy.html
terrysuki

terrysuki

January 16, 2013
edited over 8 years ago
referencing Lumpy Gravy, LP, Album, Gat, V6-8741, V/ V6 8741
This is actually Gail Zappa's favourite and I think she knows a thing or two about Frank's music.