Frank Zappa ‎– Finer Moments

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Zappa Records ‎– ZR 3894
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1-1 Intro
Baritone Saxophone – Motorhead SherwoodBass – Roy EstradaChoreography [Special Dance Stylings] – Noel ReddingConductor, Vocals, Guitar – FZ*Drums – Jimmy Carl BlackDrums, Percussion – Arthur Dyer Tripp III*Keyboards – Don PrestonTrumpet – Buzz GardnerWoodwind – Bunk GardnerWoodwind, Piano – Ian Underwood
1:19
1-2 Sleazette
Baritone Saxophone – Motorhead SherwoodBass – Roy EstradaChoreography [Special Dance Stylings] – Noel ReddingConductor, Vocals, Guitar – FZ*Drums – Jimmy Carl BlackDrums, Percussion – Arthur Dyer Tripp III*Keyboards – Don PrestonTrumpet – Buzz GardnerWoodwind – Bunk GardnerWoodwind, Piano – Ian Underwood
3:32
1-3 Mozart Piano Sonata In B♭
Baritone Saxophone – Motorhead SherwoodBass – Roy EstradaChoreography [Special Dance Stylings] – Noel ReddingConductor, Vocals, Guitar – FZ*Drums – Jimmy Carl BlackDrums, Percussion – Arthur Dyer Tripp III*Keyboards – Don PrestonTrumpet – Buzz GardnerWoodwind – Bunk GardnerWoodwind, Piano – Ian Underwood
6:20
1-4 The Walking Zombie Music
Baritone Saxophone – Motorhead SherwoodBass – Roy EstradaChoreography [Special Dance Stylings] – Noel ReddingConductor, Vocals, Guitar – FZ*Drums – Jimmy Carl BlackDrums, Percussion – Arthur Dyer Tripp III*Keyboards – Don PrestonTrumpet – Buzz GardnerWoodwind – Bunk GardnerWoodwind, Piano – Ian Underwood
3:22
1-5 The Old Curiosity Shoppe
Alto Saxophone – Ian UnderwoodBass – Jim PonsDrums – Aynsley DunbarGuitar – FZ*Keyboards – Bob Harris (5)Tambourine, Cowbell – Howard Kaylan, Mark Volman
7:08
1-6 You Never Know Who Your Friends Are
Alto Saxophone, Woodwind, Piano – Ian UnderwoodBaritone Saxophone – Motorhead SherwoodBass – Roy EstradaConductor, Guitar – FZ*Drums – Jimmy Carl BlackDrums, Percussion – Arthur Dyer Tripp III*Keyboards – Don PrestonTenor Saxophone, Woodwind – Bunk GardnerTrumpet – Buzz Gardner
2:19
1-7 Uncle Rhebus
Alto Saxophone, Woodwind, Piano – Ian UnderwoodBaritone Saxophone – Motorhead SherwoodBass – Roy EstradaConductor, Guitar – FZ*Drums – Jimmy Carl BlackDrums, Percussion – Arthur Dyer Tripp III*Keyboards – Don PrestonTenor Saxophone, Woodwind – Bunk GardnerTrumpet – Buzz Gardner
17:43
2-1 Music From "The Big Squeeze"
Performer [All] – FZ*Vocals [Snorks] – Dick Barber
0:41
2-2 Enigmas 1 Thru 5
Conductor, Performer – FZ*Engineer – Jerry HansenPercussion – Art Tripp
8:14
2-3 Pumped And Waxed
Performer [Performance], Engineer – FZ*
4:18
2-4 "There Is No Heaven From Where Slogans Go To Die"
Baritone Saxophone – Motorhead SherwoodBass – Roy EstradaClarinet – Ian UnderwoodDrums – Jimmy Carl BlackDrums, Percussion – Arthur Dyer Tripp III*Engineer – Dick KuncGuest, Soloist, Vibraphone – Dave SamuelsGuitar – FZ*, Lowell GeorgeKeyboards – Don PrestonTenor Saxophone – Bunk GardnerTrumpet – Buzz Gardner
4:36
2-5 Squeeze It, Squeeze It, Squeeze It
Baritone Saxophone – Motorhead SherwoodBass, Vocals – Roy EstradaClarinet – Ian UnderwoodConductor – FZ*Drums – Jimmy Carl BlackDrums, Percussion – Arthur Dyer Tripp III*Engineer – Dick KuncGuitar – Lowell GeorgeKeyboards – Don PrestonTenor Saxophone – Bunk GardnerTrumpet – Buzz Gardner
3:20
2-6 The Subcutaneous Peril
Bass – Jim PonsDrums – Aynsley DunbarEngineer [Stereo Tweakeage] – FZ*, Kerry McNabbGuitar – FZ*Keyboards – Ian UnderwoodKeyboards, Synthesizer [Mini Moog] – Don Preston
19:38

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Total time of complete program - 82:40.

Tracks 1-1 to 1-4: Recorded live on 6.6.69, Royal Albert Hall, London, EMI Recorders Remote - ½" 4-track analog tape (15 ips).
Track 1-5: Recorded live (cassette) 5.21.71, Auditorium Theatre, Chicago.
Tracks 1-6 & 1-7: Recorded live - multi-track Analog (15 ips), 7.7-8.69, The Ark, Boston.
Track 2-1: Recording - 1" 8 Track Analog, Mayfair Studios, NYC, 1967.
Track 2-2: Recorded (1" 8 Track Analog) September, 1968, Sunset Sound, L.A.
Track 2-3: Recording (½" 4-track Analog) Zappa Basement, 1972.
Track 2-4: Recording live - ¼" stereo 2 track analog (15 ips).
Track 2-5: Recorded live on 2/16/69 at The Ballroom, Stratford, CT.
Track 2-6: Recorded live 10.11.71 at Carnegie Hall, NYC. ¼" mono analog tape (7½ ips). 1972 stereo tweakeage at Paramount, L.A.

Engineered at Paramount Studios, Hollywood.
Original ¼" DBX 187 encoded analog master tapes - dated 25 June, 1972.
Vaultmeisterment & Tape Transfers at UMRK, 28 March, 2007.
Mastered at Marcussen Mastering, Hollywood, April 2007.

Cover art: 'Finer Moments' - Reclaimed Vintage Linoleum Assemblage (32" × 48"), 2011.
Design layout and art photography for Zappa Records.
All ZFT Archival Materials including photographs courtesy the Vault.

And for hot duty on 60!!! 2012 reissues on Zappa Records: Ahmet Zappa for Target Focus & Acquisition/Dweezil Zappa for Prodigious Noteworthyness/Moon Zappa for Fierce Perspective & Diva Zappa for Tea-time of the Soul.
Special Forces: M. DuClaw; Special Thanks for all Good Will expressed by various members of the FZ Teen-age Audience & Support Team: Larry Stein, Owen Sloane, Barry Siegel, Bev D'Angelo, Steve Vai, MDB, everyone at UMe (Bruce Resnikoff!!, Herb Agner), Mandy at Fintage, Niels Teves, Mike, Joe, Melanie, Kurt, Antonio, Holland, Keith, Jack & Licorice, Kit10s, Rebus & Regypt, Shadow & the Freds - without all of whom the possible is horribly foreshortened.

Very Special thanks to Mathilda, Zola, Ceylon & Halo.

Officially released 2012.
All FZ works controlled worldwide by the Zappa Family Trust dba Munchkin Music.
©℗ mmxii Zappa Family Trust.
Under exclusive license to Universal Music Enterprises, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
Distributed by Universal Music Distribution.
This is Zappa Family Archival Matter In Living Ylem. Sourece: 1972 Analog Master. This is Official Release #94.

"The present-day composer refuses to die." - Edgard Varèse

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 8 24302 38942 3
  • Barcode (String): 824302389423
  • Other (Cat# CD1): ZR 3894 CD01
  • Other (Cat# CD2): ZR 3894 CD02
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): DIDX-826277 1 ZAPPA.COM
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1): IFPI L328
  • Mould SID Code (CD1): IFPI 50B1
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): DIDX-826278 2 ZAPPA.COM
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2): IFPI L327
  • Mould SID Code (CD2): IFPI 507B

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February 6, 2013

Archive Zappa, and especially with the original Mothers never disappoints. This is another fantastic release, with great sound quality. I could listen to this era with a smile on my face for the rest of my days. Beautiful music!