The Mothers Of Invention* ‎– Absolutely Free

Label:
Zappa Records ‎– ZR 3835-1, UMe ‎– 00824302383513
Series:
Zappa – 2
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Stereo, 180 gram
Vinyl, LP, Single Sided, Etched, Stereo, Mono, 180 gram
All Media, Album, Mispress, Reissue, Remastered
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Tracklist

Absolutely Free (#1 In A Series Of Underground Oratorios)
A1 Plastic People 3:42
A2a The Duke Of Prunes 2:13
A2b Amnesia Vivace 1:01
A2c The Duke Regains His Chops 1:52
A3a Call Any Vegetable 2:15
A3b Invocation & Ritual Dance Of The Young Pumpkin 7:00
A3c Soft-Sell Conclusion & Ending Of Side #1 1:40
The M.O.I. American Pageant (#2 In A Series Of Underground Oratorios)
B1 America Drinks 1:53
B2 Status Back Baby 2:54
B3 Uncle Bernie's Farm 2:10
B4 Son Of Suzy Creamcheese 1:34
B5 Brown Shoes Don't Make It 7:30
B6 America Drinks & Goes Home 2:45
Bonus Section
C1 Absolutely Free Radio Ad #1 1:01
C2 Why Don’tcha Do Me Right? (1967 Single - Mono) 2:39
C3 Big Leg Emma (1967 Single - Mono) 2:32
C4 Absolutely Free Radio Ad #2 1:01
C5 “Glutton For Punishment…” 0:24
C6 America Drinks (1969 Re-Mix) 1:55
C7 Brown Shoes Don’t Make It (1969 Re-Mix) 7:27
C8 America Drinks & Goes Home (1969 Re-Mix) 2:42

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50th Anniversary Release, 180 Gram Double LP Edition
All analog mastering from the original 1967 tape at Bernie Grundmand Mastering, Hollywood CA 2017.
Includes "The Complete Libretto" booklet, previously available in 1967 by mail order.
Released in a gatefold cover.

© 1967 ℗ 2017, mmxvii Zappa Family Trust.
Published worldwide Munchkin Music.
This is Official Release #2.

Recorded the week before Thanksgiving, November 1966 in Los Angeles at the Sunset-Highland Studios of T.T.G. Inc.
Edited and re-mixed in New York City at the MGM Studios the following week.

1st disc label has no track titles. They are listed inside the gatefold cover.
2nd disc label has no track titles. They are listed in "The Complete Libretto" booklet.
Side D has laser-etched artwork, no tracks.

This European pressing has a white label attached over the etching on side D.
Furthermore, the page order of the libretto is completely wrong.

Bonus section (Side C):
tracks C1, C4 & C5 © ℗ 2017, previously unreleased
tracks C2 & C3 © 1967 ℗ 1967, 2012, previously released
tracks C6 & C8 © 1967 ℗ 2017, previously unreleased
track C7 © 1967 ℗ 2016, previously released

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 8 24302 38351 3
  • Label Code: LC01846
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): ZR 3835-1-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): ZR 3835-1-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side C): ZR 3835-1-C
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched): FVZ -2017-A HAPPY 50TH WWW.ZAPPA.COM BG
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped): -44 696- P.USA
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched): FVZ -2017-B HAPPY 50TH WWW.ZAPPA.COM BG
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped): P.USA -44696-
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side C, etched): FVZ -2017-C PIGS WWW.ZAPPA.COM BG
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side C, stamped): P.USA -44697-
  • Rights Society: BIEM/SDRM

Other Versions (5 of 68) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
V/V6-5013X, V6-5013 The Mothers Of Invention* Absolutely Free(LP, Album, Gat) Verve Records, Verve Records V/V6-5013X, V6-5013 US 1967 Sell This Version
RCD 10502 Frank Zappa / The Mothers Of Invention* Frank Zappa / The Mothers Of Invention* - Absolutely Free(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rykodisc RCD 10502 US Unknown Sell This Version
V/V6-5013X-710 006, 710 006 The Mothers Of Invention* Absolutely Free(LP, Album, Gat) Verve Records, Verve Records V/V6-5013X-710 006, 710 006 Germany 1967 Sell This Version
0238352 Frank Zappa / The Mothers Of Invention* Frank Zappa / The Mothers Of Invention* - Absolutely Free(CD, Album, RE, RM) Zappa Records 0238352 UK & Europe 2012 Sell This Version
RCD 10093 Frank Zappa / The Mothers Of Invention* Frank Zappa / The Mothers Of Invention* - Absolutely Free(CD, Album, RM) Rykodisc RCD 10093 US 1988 Sell This Version

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mcalnd

mcalnd

January 19, 2018
SAY NO TO DRUGS KIDS, especially if you are preparing a vinyl reissue such as this, otherwise you could get things totally wrong.
erikvanderscheer

erikvanderscheer

December 12, 2017
The libretto pages are in the wrong order. A white label in the middle of the laser etching obscures Zappa's face! Where was quality control?