Frank Zappa ‎– The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life

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Rykodisc ‎– RCD 10653/54
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2 × CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Censored
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1-1 Heavy Duty Judy
Music By – FZ*
6:04
1-2 Ring Of Fire
Words By, Music By – June Carter, Merle Kilgore
2:01
1-3 Cosmik Debris
Words By, Music By – FZ*
4:32
1-4 Find Her Finer
Words By, Music By – FZ*
2:42
1-5 Who Needs The Peace Corps?
Words By, Music By – FZ*
2:41
1-6 I Left My Heart In San Francisco
Words By, Music By – Douglas Cross*, George C. Cory, Jr.*
0:36
1-7 Zomby Woof
Words By, Music By – FZ*
5:42
1-8 Zoot Allures
Music By – FZ*
5:19
1-9 Mr. Green Genes
Words By, Music By – FZ*
7:07
1-10 Florentine Pogen
Words By, Music By – FZ*
3:41
1-11 Andy
Words By, Music By – FZ*
7:12
1-12 Inca Roads
Words By, Music By – FZ*
5:51
1-13 Sofa #1
Music By – FZ*
8:20
2-1 Purple Haze
Words By, Music By – Jimi Hendrix
2:27
2-2 Sunshine Of Your Love
Words By, Music By – Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, Peter Brown*
2:30
2-3 Let's Move To Cleveland
Music By – FZ*
5:52
2-4 When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
Words By, Music By – Chancey Olcott*, Ernest Ball*, George Graff*
0:47
2-5 "Godfather Part II" Theme
Music By – Nino Rota
0:30
2-6 A Few Moments With Brother A. West
Words By, Music By – Brother A. West, FZ*
4:01
2-7 The Torture Never Stops (Part One)
Words By, Music By – FZ*
5:20
2-8 Theme From "Bonanza"
Words By, Music By – Ray Evans & Jay Livingstone*
0:29
2-9 Lonesome Cowboy Burt (Swaggart Version)
Music By – FZ*
4:54
2-10 The Torture Never Stops (Part Two)
Words By, Music By – FZ*
10:48
2-11 More Trouble Every Day (Swaggart Version)
Words By, Music By – FZ*
5:92
2-12 Penguin In Bondage (Swaggart Version)
Words By, Music By – FZ*
5:05
2-13 The Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbecue
Music By – FZ*
9:19
2-14 Stairway To Heaven
Words By, Music By – Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
9:20

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From the sleeve notes:
The 1988 road band self-destructed before U.S. audiences in the South, Midwest and West could hear it perform. It was, however, heard and appreciated by East Coast and European audiences during its brief existence (four months of rehearsal in 1987/88, followed by a tour, February through June, 1988), and it is from those performances that this compilation has been made.
The collection features big-band arrangements of concert favorites and obscure album cuts, along with deranged versions of cover tunes and a few premiere recordings.
In a world where most of the "big groups" go on stage and pretend to sing and play, we proudly present this quaint little audio artefact. Yes, once upon a time, live musicians actually sang and played this. All material contained herein is 100% live, and there are no over-dubs of any kind.

FZ approved master, 1993.

Album in which song first appeared / Locations
- Track 1-1: Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar / Rotterdam, Wurzburg
- Track 1-2: Premiere recording / Wurzburg
- Track 1-3: Apostrophe / Wurzburg
- Track 1-4: Zoot Allures / Munich
- Track 1-5: We're Only In It For The Money / Munich, Wurzburg
- Track 1-6: Premiere recording / Wurzburg
- Track 1-7: Over-nite Sensation / Munich, Allentown, PA
- Track 1-8: Zoot Allures / Brighton
- Track 1-9: Uncle Meat / Strasbourg
- Track 1-10: One Size Fits All / NY
- Track 1-11: One Size Fits All / Allentown, PA, Binghampton, NY
- Track 1-12: One Size Fits All / Allentown, PA, Grenoble
- Track 1-13: One Size Fits All / Munich
- Track 2-1: Premiere recording / Linz (soundcheck)
- Track 2-2: Premiere recording / Linz (soundcheck)
- Track 2-3: Does Humor Belong In Music? / Modena, Grenoble
- Track 2-4: Premiere recording / Binghampton, NY
- Track 2-5: Premiere recording / Binghampton, NY
- Track 2-6: Premiere recording / Philadelphia, PA
- Track 2-7: Zoot Allures / London, England
- Track 2-8: Premiere recording / London, England
- Track 2-9: 200 Motels / Pittsburgh, PA
- Track 2-10: Zoot Allures / Teaneck, NJ
- Track 2-11: Roxy & Elsewhere / Poughkeepsie, NY
- Track 2-12: Roxy & Elsewhere / Poughkeepsie, NY
- Track 2-13: Weasels Ripped My Flesh / Syracuse, NY, Detroit, MI, Vienna
- Track 2-14: Premiere Recording / Vienna, Florence, London

All tracks published by The Zappa Family Trust d/b/a Munchkin Music (ASCAP) except tracks 1-5, 1-9, 2-11 by The Zappa Family Trust d/b/a Frank Zappa Music (BMI); track 1-2 by Painted Desert Music Corp. (BMI); track 1-6 Colgems-EMI Music, Inc. (ASCAP); track 2-1 by Bella Godiva Music (ASCAP); track 2-2 by Dratleaf Music Ltd./E.C. Music Ltd. (PRS) and Unichappel Music Inc. (BMI)/Chappel & Co. (ASCAP); track 2-4 by Warner Bros. Inc. (ASCAP); track 2-5 by Famous Music Corporation (ASCAP); track 2-8 by Jay Livingstone Music & St. Angelo Music (ASCAP); track 2-14 by Superhype Publishing Inc. (ASCAP) (worldwide rights administered by WB Music Corp.)

℗ 1991 Rykodisc.
Original cover illustration © 1995 Cal Schnekel Artworks.
Interior CD package © 1991, 1995 The Zappa Family Trust.
Reproduced under license.
Manufactured in the EU (on sleeve). Made in UK (on CD).

Liner notes © 1991 The Zappa Family Trust.

Note: This version comes without Ravel's "Bolero", formerly being Track 8 on CD1 of the first release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 14431 06532 3
  • Barcode: 014431065323
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): deluxe RCD10653/541 01
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1): IFPI L135
  • Mould SID Code (CD1): IFPI 04AJ IFPI 0472
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): deluxe RCD10653/542 01
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2): IFPI L136
  • Mould SID Code (CD2): IFPI 04AJ IFPI 0472

Other Versions (5 of 19) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
D2 74233 Frank Zappa The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life(2xCD, Album) Barking Pumpkin Records D2 74233 US 1991 Sell This Version
TZAPPA 38 Frank Zappa The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life(Cass, Album) Zappa Records TZAPPA 38 UK 1991 Sell This Version
RCD 10553/54 Frank Zappa The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) Rykodisc RCD 10553/54 US 1995 Sell This Version
RCD 10653/54 Frank Zappa The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life(2xCD, Album, RE, RM, Cen) Rykodisc RCD 10653/54 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
RCD 10653/54 Frank Zappa The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) Rykodisc RCD 10653/54 US 2002 Sell This Version

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