Official Frank Zappa Discography (Albums)

By Kater_Murr
updated 5 months ago

List of the albums by Frank Zappa in chronological order (including all those credited to The Mothers of Invention and some compilations).
There are 122 official albums: 62 were released during Zappa's lifetime, 60 after 1993.
This list is based on the official discography:
http://www.zappa.com/music/official
and on the wikipedia discography:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Zappa_discography

You can find a lot of valuable information on following websites:
http://www.lukpac.org/~handmade/patio/vinylvscds/index.html
http://globalia.net/donlope/fz/lyrics/index.html
http://wiki.killuglyradio.com/wiki/Main_Page
http://www.zappa-analysis.com/index.html

Feel free to contact me to help me complete or correct this list or add notes to the albums.

Some digital download only releases (not included in the official discography):
The Frank Zappa AAAFNRAA Birthday Bundle, released December 15, 2006:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Frank_Zappa_AAAFNRAA_Birthday_Bundle_(2006)
The Frank Zappa AAAFNRAAA Birthday Bundle, released December 21, 2008:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Frank_Zappa_aaafnraaa_Birthday_Bundle_(2008)
Beat The Boots III, released January 25, 2009:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beat_the_Boots_III
The Frank Zappa AAAFNRAAAA Birthday Bundle, released December 21, 2010:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Frank_Zappa_AAAFNRAAAA_Birthday_Bundle_2010
The Frank Zappa AAAFNRAAAAAM Birthday Bundle, released December 21, 2011:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Frank_Zappa_AAAFNRAAAAAM_Birthday_Bundle_2011

  1. Official Release #1.
    Released June 27, 1966.

  2. Official Release #2.
    Released May 26, 1967.

  3. Official Release #4.
    Released March 1968.

  4. Official Release #5.
    Released December 2, 1968.

  5. Official Release #7.
    Released March 1969.
    Compiled by Frank Zappa himself from Freak Out!, Absolutely Free and We're Only in It for the Money. Contains some unique mixes and edits.

  6. Official Release #6.
    Released April 1969.

  7. Official Release #8.
    Released October 1969.

  8. Official Release #9.
    Released February 1970.

  9. Official Release #10.
    Released August 10, 1970.

  10. Official Release #11.
    Released October 1970.

  11. Official Release #12.
    Released August 1971.

  12. Official Release #13.
    Released October 1971.

  13. Official Release #14.
    Released March 1972.

  14. Official Release #15.
    Released July 1972.

  15. Official Release #16.
    Released November 1972.

  16. Official Release #17.
    Released September 1973.

  17. Official Release #18.
    Released March 1974.

  18. Official Release #19.
    Released September 1974.

  19. Official Release #20.
    Released June 1975.
    The last Zappa album to be released with the subheading of "Mothers of Invention".

  20. Official Release #21.
    Released October 1975.

  21. Official Release #22.
    Released October 1976.

  22. Official Release #23.
    Released March 1978.

  23. Official Release #24.
    Released September 1978.

  24. Official Release #25.
    Released January 1979.