Frank Zappa / The Mothers Of Invention* ‎– Freak Out!

Zappa Records ‎– CD ZAP 1
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Digitally remastered 1987 U.M.R.K.
Some of you audiofetishists out there will be thrilled to note that much of this album was remixed from the original master tapes

All compositions controlled worldwide by Frank Zappa Music BMI
© 1965 1969 Frank Zappa Music, BMI
℗ 1965, 1985 Barking Pumpkin Records
Manufactured and marketed by Today Croydon Ltd. under exclusive license
Made in England
[on rear cover]

All selections published in the U.K. by Carlin Music Corp.
© 1965 Frank Zappa Music, BMI
℗ 1987 Barking Pumpkin Records
Made in France
[on CD]

The cover artwork of the booklet is taken from the original vinyl release which states "The Mothers of Invention" as artist.
On the CD itself and on the spine "Frank Zappa" is mentioned as artist.
This reissue CD has different timings, per CD face.
Timing on inlay and on back covers are the same, but not matching to the real tracks in some cases.
Timing written here are as per the disc face exept for the followings:
On disc face: track 13 "Help I'm A Rock" 8:40 (false) - Hereabove: track 13a "Help I'm A Rock" 4:43 (correct)
On disc face: track 14 "It Can't Happen Here" 3:56 (correct) - Hereabove: track 13b "It Can't Happen Here" 3:56 (correct)

The CD face of this release actually has the 15 tracks listed as 1 to 15.
However, tracks 13 (Help I'm A Rock) & 14 (It Can't Happen Here) are segued - this as listed on the 14 track inlay as track 13 (Help I'm A Rock).
The 2nd movement (14 on the CD face) was part of the movements within "Help I'm A Rock" on prior issues of "Freak Out!", but appeared previously to this CD as one piece on "Mothermania". This was the intention on this work. The corrected work & tracklist art implemented by Zappa is found on the later CD issue.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: ZAP CD 1 MPO 05 @@@
  • SPARS Code: AAD

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
V6-5005-2, V6/5005-2 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(2xLP, Album, Hot) Verve Records, Verve Records V6-5005-2, V6/5005-2 US 1966 Sell This Version
2683 004 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) Verve Records 2683 004 UK Unknown Sell This Version
YSR 001 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(2xLP, Ltd, Unofficial, Gat) Yellow Snow Records (2) YSR 001 Luxembourg 2010 Sell This Version
ZR 3834 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(CD, Album, Unofficial) Zappa Records (2) ZR 3834 Russia 2012 Sell This Version
V6-5005-2, V6/5005-2, V/V6-5005-2 The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(2xLP, Album, RP) Verve Records, Verve Records, Verve Records V6-5005-2, V6/5005-2, V/V6-5005-2 US 1966 Sell This Version