Frank Zappa ‎– Sleep Dirt

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Official Release #25

The work on this album was recorded between 1974 and 1976, but was not released until January 1979. It was later overdubbed vocally/instrumentally and was also remastered & digitally equalized.

There are 3 versions of this album.
1) The LPs contain the original instrumental version.
2) The first CD pressing has the original version of "Regyptian Strut", but subsequent pressings have new drums on that track, overdubbed by Chad Wackerman (not credited on the CD).
3) On all CD (except for the 2012 reissue) versions, three tracks are overdubbed with vocals by Thana Harris.
Both versions of 'Regyptian Strut" can be found on Läther.

The original LP instrumental version was rereleased on CD in 2012.

Versions (49)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DSK 2292 Frank Zappa Sleep Dirt(LP, Album) Discreet DSK 2292 US 1979 Sell This Version
DIS M5D 2292, M5D 2292 Frank Zappa Sleep Dirt(Cass, Album) Discreet, Discreet DIS M5D 2292, M5D 2292 US 1979 Sell This Version
M5D-2292 Frank Zappa Sleep Dirt(Cass, Album) Discreet M5D-2292 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
K 459211 Frank Zappa Sleep Dirt(Cass, Album) Discreet K 459211 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
459 211, 4-592 11 Frank Zappa Sleep Dirt(Cass, Album) Discreet, Discreet 459 211, 4-592 11 France 1979 Sell This Version
M5D-2292 Frank Zappa Sleep Dirt(Cass, Album, Dol) Discreet M5D-2292 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
DIS 59211 Frank Zappa Sleep Dirt(LP, Album) Discreet DIS 59211 Belgium 1979 Sell This Version
DIS 59211 Frank Zappa Sleep Dirt(LP, Album) Discreet DIS 59211 France 1979 Sell This Version
DSK 2292 Frank Zappa Sleep Dirt(LP, Album) Discreet DSK 2292 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
36.107 Frank Zappa Sleep Dirt(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 36.107 Brazil 1979 Sell This Version
DSK 2292 Frank Zappa Sleep Dirt(LP, Album) Discreet DSK 2292 New Zealand 1979 Sell This Version
S 90.125 Frank Zappa Sleep Dirt(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records S 90.125 Spain 1979 Sell This Version
LP-S-68-19 Frank Zappa Sleep Dirt(LP, Album) Discreet LP-S-68-19 Portugal 1979 Sell This Version
DIS 59 211 Frank Zappa Sleep Dirt(LP, Album) Discreet DIS 59 211 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
BAN 59211 Frank Zappa Sleep Dirt(LP, Album) Discreet BAN 59211 Israel 1979 Sell This Version
DSK 2292, 1105 Frank Zappa Sleep Dirt(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records DSK 2292, 1105 Turkey 1979 Sell This Version
DIS 59211 Frank Zappa Sleep Dirt(LP, Album) Discreet DIS 59211 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
W 59211 Frank Zappa Sleep Dirt(LP, Album) Discreet W 59211 Italy 1979 Sell This Version
K 59211, DSK 2292 Frank Zappa Sleep Dirt(LP, Album) Discreet, Discreet K 59211, DSK 2292 UK 1979 Sell This Version
S 90.125 Frank Zappa Sleep Dirt(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records S 90.125 Spain 1979 Sell This Version
DSK 2292 Frank Zappa Sleep Dirt(LP, Album) Discreet DSK 2292 US 1979 Sell This Version
DSK 2292 Frank Zappa Sleep Dirt(LP, Album) Discreet DSK 2292 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
DIS 59 211 Frank Zappa Sleep Dirt(LP, Album) Discreet DIS 59 211 Austria 1979 Sell This Version
DSK 2292 Frank Zappa Sleep Dirt(LP, Album, Los) Discreet DSK 2292 US 1979 Sell This Version
W 59211 Frank Zappa Sleep Dirt(LP, Album, Promo) Discreet W 59211 Italy 1979 Sell This Version
DSK 2292 Frank Zappa Sleep Dirt(LP, Album, TP, Los) Discreet DSK 2292 US 1979 Sell This Version
DSK 2292 Frank Zappa Sleep Dirt(LP, Album, cop) Reprise Records, Discreet DSK 2292 New Zealand 1979 Sell This Version
59211 Frank Zappa Sleep Dirt(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 59211 Greece 1980 Sell This Version
RCD 10527 Frank Zappa Sleep Dirt(CD, Album, RE) Rykodisc RCD 10527 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
MSI 80043 Frank Zappa Sleep Dirt(CD, Album, RE) MSI (2) MSI 80043 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
CDZAP 43 Frank Zappa Sleep Dirt(CD, Album, RE, RM) Zappa Records CDZAP 43 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
D2 74238 Frank Zappa Sleep Dirt(CD, Album, RE, RM) Barking Pumpkin Records D2 74238 US 1991 Sell This Version
D2 74238 Frank Zappa Sleep Dirt(CD, Album, RE, RM) Barking Pumpkin Records D2 74238 US 1991 Sell This Version
D4 74238 Frank Zappa Sleep Dirt(Cass, Album, RE, RM) Barking Pumpkin Records D4 74238 US 1991 Sell This Version
TZAPPA 43 Frank Zappa Sleep Dirt(Cass, Album, RM) Zappa Records TZAPPA 43 UK 1991 Sell This Version
D31409, RCD 10527 Frank Zappa Sleep Dirt(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rykodisc, Rykodisc D31409, RCD 10527 Australia 1995 Sell This Version
RCD 10527 Frank Zappa Sleep Dirt(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dis) Rykodisc RCD 10527 1995 Sell This Version
RCD 10527 Frank Zappa Sleep Dirt(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dis) Rykodisc RCD 10527 US 1995 Sell This Version
RCD 10527 Frank Zappa Sleep Dirt(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dis) Rykodisc RCD 10527 US 1995 Sell This Version
VACK 5221, RCD 10527 Frank Zappa Sleep Dirt(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rykodisc, Rykodisc VACK 5221, RCD 10527 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
JPCD9906153 Frank Zappa Sleep Dirt(CD, Album, Unofficial) Grammy JPCD9906153 Russia 1999 Sell This Version
VACK-1235 Frank Zappa Sleep Dirt(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Min) Rykodisc VACK-1235 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
VACK-1235 Frank Zappa Sleep Dirt(CD, Album, Promo, RE, RM) Videoarts Music VACK-1235 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
ZR 3858 Frank Zappa Sleep Dirt(CD, Album, RE, RM) Zappa Records, UMe ZR 3858 US 2012 Sell This Version
0238582 Frank Zappa Sleep Dirt(CD, Album, RE, RM) Zappa Records 0238582 UK & Europe 2012 Sell This Version
ZR 3858 Frank Zappa Sleep Dirt(CD, Album, Unofficial) Zappa Records (2) ZR 3858 Russia 2012 Sell This Version
RCD 10527 Frank Zappa Sleep Dirt(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rykodisc RCD 10527 US Unknown Sell This Version
RCD 10527 Frank Zappa Sleep Dirt(CD, Album, RE, RM, Son) Rykodisc RCD 10527 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
RCD 10527 Frank Zappa Sleep Dirt(CD, Album, RE, RM, WEA) Rykodisc RCD 10527 US Unknown Sell This Version

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mudsharknyc

mudsharknyc

May 19, 2019
edited about 1 month ago
referencing Sleep Dirt, LP, Album, Los, DSK 2292
Recently acquired this LP with the gold embossed circular promotional stamp as noted here in the comments by hparsonsn9723m and the groove run-out contains the following matrix etchings which vary from all variants listed above.

Matrix / Runout (Side 1, etched): DSK-1-2292 LWI ✲ (etched, not stamped)
Matrix / Runout (Side 2, etched): DSK-2-2292 LW1 ✲ (etched, not stamped)

That being discovered, should there be a separate Discogs entry for the US promo of this LP even though they were also pressed at Capitol Los Angeles ?

My acquired copy also has the Side 1 label affixed significantly off center. Anyone else have this particular promo LP with the same or different ? If so, please chime in. There is some truly great material included on this album.
Mssr.Ggarb-Noslen

Mssr.Ggarb-Noslen

April 17, 2019
edited 2 months ago
referencing Sleep Dirt, LP, Album, DSK 2292

My favorite Zappa album...period. Now I know a lot of Zappa fans will find this really weird and uncalled for. I mean, it's all instrumental and is kinda classical etc. etc. Well as anybody knows if you like any Zappa product, it's going to be different, even within the context of all the other Zappa product so it's a moot point finding someone's favorite Zappa a bad choice. This was his first completely instrumental album. It has a vibe...a sound...a flavor...that he never created before or after this LP. It speaks to a certain microscopic sliver of Zappa fans. Sleep Dirt is a club. And we wave this flag high. N
hparsonsn9723m

hparsonsn9723m

December 23, 2017
referencing Sleep Dirt, LP, Album, Los, DSK 2292
Back side of jacket may have a embossed circular stamp "PROMOTIONAL COPY NOT FOR SALE"
bretjudges

bretjudges

October 6, 2017
referencing Sleep Dirt, LP, Album, DSK 2292
God what an underrated and somewhat unheard album in Zappa's vast Canon...I'm obviously referring to the orig mix that's, thankfully, the one back in print today.