Frank Zappa ‎– Läther

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Eldorado ‎– 968057, Rykodisc ‎– 968057
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1-1 Re-Gyptian Strut
Bass – James "Bird Legs" Youman*Brass [All] – Bruce Fowler (3)Drums – Chester ThompsonKeyboards – George DukePercussion – FZ*, Ruth Underwood
4:36
1-2 Naval Aviation In Art?
Bass – Dave ParlatoConductor [Orchestra Conducted By] – Michael ZearottDrums – Terry BozzioGuitar – FZ*Percussion – Emil Richards
1:32
1-3 A Little Green Rosetta
Bass [Part Two] – Roy EstradaDrums [Part Two] – Terry BozzioKeyboards [Part One] – George DukeKeyboards [Part Two] – Andre LewisLead Guitar [Part Two] – FZ*Vocals [Part One] – FZ*
2:48
1-4 Duck Duck Goose
Bass [Part One] – Patrick O'HearnDrums [Part One], Vocals [Part One] – Terry BozzioGuitar [Part One], Vocals [Part One] – FZ*, Ray WhiteViolin [Part One], Keyboards [Part One] – Eddie Jobson
3:01
1-5 Down In De Dew
Drums – Jim GordonGuitar [All], Bass – FZ*
2:57
1-6 For The Young Sophisticate
Bass – Tom FowlerDrums – Ralph HumphreyKeyboards – George DukeLead Guitar, Vocals – FZ*Vocals – Ricky Lancelotti
3:14
1-7 Tryin' To Grow A Chin
Bass – Patrick O'HearnDrums, Vocals – Terry BozzioGuitar, Vocals – FZ*, Ray WhiteViolin, Keyboards – Eddie Jobson
3:26
1-8 Broken Hearts Are For Assholes
Bass – Patrick O'HearnDrums, Vocals – Terry BozzioGuitar, Vocals – FZ*, Ray WhiteViolin, Keyboards – Eddie Jobson
4:40
1-9 The Legend Of The Illinois Enema Bandit
Alto Saxophone, Flute – Lou MariniBaritone Saxophone, Clarinet – Ronnie CuberBass, Vocals – Patrick O'HearnDrums, Vocals – Terry BozzioKeyboards, Violin, Vocals – Eddie JobsonLead Guitar, Vocals – FZ*Narrator [Sophisticated Narration] – Don PardoPercussion, Synthesizer – Ruth UnderwoodRhythm Guitar, Vocals – Ray WhiteTenor Saxophone, Flute – Mike Brecker*Timpani, Vibraphone – David Samuels*Trombone, Trumpet, Piccolo Flute – Tom MaloneTrumpet – Randy Brecker
12:41
1-10 Lemme Take You To The Beach
Bass – Max BennettBongos – Don BrewerDrums – Paul HumphreyGuitar, Vocals – FZ*Keyboards, Yodeling – Eddie JobsonVocals – Davey Moire
2:46
1-11 Revised Music For Guitar & Low Budget Orchestra
Bass – Tom FowlerDrums – Chester ThompsonGuitar, Vocals – FZ*Keyboards, Vocals – George DukeTrombone – Bruce Fowler (3)
7:36
1-12 RDNZL
Bass – James "Bird Legs" Youman*Drums – Chester ThompsonGuitar – FZ*Keyboards – George DukePercussion, Synthesizer – Ruth Underwood
8:14
2-1 Honey, Don't You Want A Man Like Me?
Alto Saxophone, Flute – Lou MariniBaritone Saxophone, Clarinet – Ronnie CuberBass – Patrick O'HearnBass, Vocals – Patrick O'HearnDrums, Vocals – Terry Bozzio, Terry BozzioGuitar, Vocals – FZ*, Ray WhiteKeyboards, Violin, Vocals – Eddie JobsonLead Guitar, Vocals – FZ*Narrator [Sophisticated Narration] – Don PardoPercussion, Synthesizer – Ruth UnderwoodRhythm Guitar, Vocals – Ray WhiteTenor Saxophone, Flute – Mike Brecker*Timpani, Vibraphone – David Samuels*Trombone, Trumpet, Piccolo Flute – Tom MaloneTrumpet – Randy BreckerViolin, Keyboards – Eddie Jobson
4:56
2-2 The Black Page #1
Alto Saxophone, Flute – Lou MariniBaritone Saxophone, Clarinet – Ronnie CuberBass, Vocals – Patrick O'HearnDrums, Vocals – Terry BozzioKeyboards, Violin, Vocals – Eddie JobsonLead Guitar, Vocals – FZ*Narrator [Sophisticated Narration] – Don PardoPercussion, Synthesizer – Ruth UnderwoodRhythm Guitar, Vocals – Ray WhiteTenor Saxophone, Flute – Mike Brecker*Timpani, Vibraphone – David Samuels*Trombone, Trumpet, Piccolo Flute – Tom MaloneTrumpet – Randy Brecker
1:57
2-3 Big Leg Emma
Alto Saxophone, Flute – Lou MariniBaritone Saxophone, Clarinet – Ronnie CuberBass, Vocals – Patrick O'HearnDrums, Vocals – Terry BozzioKeyboards, Violin, Vocals – Eddie JobsonLead Guitar, Vocals – FZ*Narrator [Sophisticated Narration] – Don PardoPercussion, Synthesizer – Ruth UnderwoodRhythm Guitar, Vocals – Ray WhiteTenor Saxophone, Flute – Mike Brecker*Timpani, Vibraphone – David Samuels*Trombone, Trumpet, Piccolo Flute – Tom MaloneTrumpet – Randy Brecker
2:11
2-4 Punky's Whips
Alto Saxophone, Flute – Lou MariniBaritone Saxophone, Clarinet – Ronnie CuberBass, Vocals – Patrick O'HearnDrums, Vocals – Terry BozzioKeyboards, Violin, Vocals – Eddie JobsonLead Guitar, Vocals – FZ*Narrator [Sophisticated Narration] – Don PardoPercussion, Synthesizer – Ruth UnderwoodRhythm Guitar, Vocals – Ray WhiteTenor Saxophone, Flute – Mike Brecker*Timpani, Vibraphone – David Samuels*Trombone, Trumpet, Piccolo Flute – Tom MaloneTrumpet – Randy Brecker
11:06
2-5 Flambé
Bass – Patrick O'HearnDrums – Chester ThompsonGuitar – FZ*Keyboards – George DukePercussion – Ruth Underwood
2:05
2-6 The Purple Lagoon
Alto Saxophone, Flute – Lou MariniBaritone Saxophone, Clarinet – Ronnie CuberBass, Vocals – Patrick O'HearnDrums, Vocals – Terry BozzioKeyboards, Violin, Vocals – Eddie JobsonLead Guitar, Vocals – FZ*Narrator [Sophisticated Narration] – Don PardoPercussion, Synthesizer – Ruth UnderwoodRhythm Guitar, Vocals – Ray WhiteTenor Saxophone, Flute – Mike Brecker*Timpani, Vibraphone – David Samuels*Trombone, Trumpet, Piccolo Flute – Tom MaloneTrumpet – Randy Brecker
16:20
2-7 Pedro's Dowry
Bass – Dave ParlatoConductor [Orchestra Conducted By] – Michael ZearottDrums – Terry BozzioGuitar – FZ*Percussion – Emil Richards
7:45
2-8 Läther
Alto Saxophone, Flute – Lou MariniBaritone Saxophone, Clarinet – Ronnie CuberBass, Vocals – Patrick O'HearnDrums, Vocals – Terry BozzioKeyboards, Violin, Vocals – Eddie JobsonLead Guitar, Vocals – FZ*Narrator [Sophisticated Narration] – Don PardoPercussion, Synthesizer – Ruth UnderwoodRhythm Guitar, Vocals – Ray WhiteTenor Saxophone, Flute – Mike Brecker*Timpani, Vibraphone – David Samuels*Trombone, Trumpet, Piccolo Flute – Tom MaloneTrumpet – Randy Brecker
3:50
2-9 Spider Of Destiny
Bass – Patrick O'HearnDrums – Chester ThompsonGuitar – FZ*Keyboards – George DukePercussion – Ruth Underwood
2:40
2-10 Duke Of Orchestral Prunes
Bass – Dave ParlatoConductor [Orchestra Conducted By] – Michael ZearottDrums – Terry BozzioGuitar – FZ*Percussion – Emil Richards
4:21
3-1 Filthy Habits
Bass – Dave ParlatoDrums – Terry BozzioGuitar, Keyboards – FZ*
7:12
3-2 Titties 'N Beer
Alto Saxophone, Flute – Lou MariniBaritone Saxophone, Clarinet – Ronnie CuberBass, Vocals – Patrick O'HearnDrums, Vocals – Terry BozzioKeyboards, Violin, Vocals – Eddie JobsonLead Guitar, Vocals – FZ*Narrator [Sophisticated Narration] – Don PardoPercussion, Synthesizer – Ruth UnderwoodRhythm Guitar, Vocals – Ray WhiteTenor Saxophone, Flute – Mike Brecker*Timpani, Vibraphone – David Samuels*Trombone, Trumpet, Piccolo Flute – Tom MaloneTrumpet – Randy Brecker
5:23
3-3 The Ocean Is The Ultimate Solution
Bass – Patrick O'HearnDrums – Terry BozzioGuitar, Synthesizer – FZ*
8:31
3-4 The Adventures Of Greggery Peccary
Bass – Tom FowlerDrums – Chester ThompsonGuitar, Vocals – FZ*Keyboards, Vocals – George DukeTrombone – Bruce Fowler (3)
20:56
Bonus Tracks
3-5 Regyptian Strut (1993)
Bass – James "Bird Legs" Youman*Brass [All] – Bruce Fowler (3)Drums [Drum Overdubs] – Chad WackermanKeyboards – George DukePercussion – FZ*, Ruth Underwood
4:42
3-6 Leather Goods
Bass – Patrick O'HearnDrums, Vocals – Terry BozzioGuitar, Vocals – FZ*, Ray WhiteViolin, Keyboards – Eddie Jobson
6:01
3-7 Revenge Of The Knick Knack People 2:25
3-8 Time Is Money
Bass – James "Bird Legs" Youman*Drums – Chester ThompsonGuitar – FZ*Keyboards – George DukePercussion, Synthesizer – Ruth Underwood
3:04

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All songs published by Munchkin Music except track 2-10 published by Frank Zappa Music.
FZ, Zappa, Frank Zappa and the "moustache" are marks belonging to the Zappa Family Trust.
℗ 1996 Rykodisc.
℗ 1996 The Zappa Family Trust.
© 1996 The Zappa Family Trust.
Artwork © 1996 The Zappa Family Trust.

Recorded 1973-1977.

Läther was originally conceived by Zappa as a 4-record box set that was rejected by his record company in early 1977. Most of the compositions were re-edited (sometimes with other arrangements) over the next two years into several albums (principally Live In New York, Studio Tan, Sleep Dirt, & Orchestral Favorites). The project was released only in 1996.

Tracks 5 to 8 on CD3 are bonus tracks to the original Läther box set

Released with a 32 page booklet

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 897181 227738
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): SONOPRESS:9680571 13442/99
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): SONOPRESS:9680572 13414/99
  • Matrix / Runout (CD3): SONOPRESS:9680573 13434/99
  • Mastering SID Code (all CDs): IFPI LB43
  • Mould SID Code (all CDs): IFPI 1123

Other Versions (5 of 17) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RCD 10574/76 Frank Zappa Läther(3xCD, Album) Rykodisc RCD 10574/76 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
VACK 5342/4, RCD 10574/76 Frank Zappa Läther(3xCD, Album, Promo) Rykodisc, Rykodisc VACK 5342/4, RCD 10574/76 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
VAJK-0001/5 Frank Zappa Läther(4xLP, Album + LP, S/Sided + Box, Ltd) Rykodisc VAJK-0001/5 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
RCD 10574/76, VACK-9003 Frank Zappa Läther(3xCD, Album) Rykodisc, Videoarts Music RCD 10574/76, VACK-9003 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
X-1500 Frank Zappa Läther(4xLP, Album, TP) Mercury X-1500 US 1977 Sell This Version

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