Zappa—Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Zappa—Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

(Zappa, DD, Zappa Records/UME ZR20035, November 27, 2020; 3 CDs, February 19, 2021)

disc 1

  1. Any Way The Wind Blows 2:54 (from Freak Out!)
  2. You're Probably Wondering Why I'm Here 3:38 (from Freak Out!)
  3. The Heartbreakers Everytime I See You (Zappa/Collins) 2:30
  4. Motherly Love 2:42 (from Freak Out!)
  5. Memories Of El Monte (Zappa/Collins) 4:12
  6. Oh! In The Sky 1:56
  7. The Duke 6:30
  8. How Could I Be Such A Fool? 1:48 (from Mystery Disc)
  9. "The Reason We Have Stayed Together . . ." 1:15
  10. Black Beauty 5:22 (from Mystery Disc)
  11. Absolutely Free 3:24 (from We're Only In It For The Money)
  12. You Didn't Try To Call Me (Basic Tracks) 2:56 (from The MOFO Project/Object)
  13. Agency Man (Studio Version) 3:27 (from Mystery Disc)
  14. Oh No 1:45 (from Weasels Ripped My Flesh)
  15. Mother People 2:32 (from We're Only In It For The Money)
  16. Orchestre de l'Opéra Bastille & Myung Whun Chung The Firebird Suite: Finale (Stravinsky) 3:12
  17. FZ On Varèse 3:08
  18. Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Pierre Boulez Ionisation (Varèse) 5:47
  19. The GTO's The Captain's Fat Theresa Shoes (Miller/Parker/Frka/Rowe/Wells/Jones) 1:53
  20. Alice Cooper No Longer Umpire (Alice Cooper) 1:58
  21. Road Ladies 4:10 (from Chunga's Revenge)

disc 2

  1. Call Any Vegetable (Excerpts) 4:24
  2. Happy Together (Bonner/Gordon) 1:04
  3. Scumbag (Lennon/Ono/Kaylan/Zappa) 5:48 (from Playground Psychotics)
  4. Your Mouth 3:11 (from Waka/Jawaka)
  5. Cheepnis 3:18 (from The Roxy Performances)
  6. Apostrophe' 6:08
  7. Muffin Man 4:34 (from Baby Snakes—The Compleat Soundtrack)
  8. Dancin' Fool 3:49 (from Halloween video track)
  9. Mo's Vacation 4:02
  10. Ruth Underwood The Black Page #1 (Piano Version) 2:12 (from Zappa In New York 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)
  11. Sofa 2:56 (from Zappa In New York 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)
  12. Fembot In A Wet T-Shirt 4:43 (from Joe's Garage Act I)
  13. Valley Girl (Zappa/Zappa) 4:50 (from Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch)
  14. The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing 3:06
  15. H.R. 2911 3:33 (from Frank Zappa Meets The Mothers Of Prevention)
  16. G-Spot Tornado 5:17 (from The Yellow Shark)

disc 3

  1. John Frizzell Frank's Library (Frizzell) 1:22
  2. John Frizzell Edgewood Arsenal (Frizzell) 1:01
  3. John Frizzell Frank's Parents (Frizzell) 0:30
  4. John Frizzell The Blackouts (Frizzell) 0:28
  5. John Frizzell Greeting Cards (Frizzell) 0:38
  6. John Frizzell Studio Z (Frizzell) 1:41
  7. John Frizzell Frank Goes To Jail (Frizzell) 1:07
  8. John Frizzell Musically Difficult (Frizzell) 1:58
  9. John Frizzell The Parts Are Complicated (Frizzell) 0:42
  10. John Frizzell Murray Roman's TV Show (Frizzell) 1:08
  11. John Frizzell Frank Put His Foot Down (Frizzell) 2:34
  12. John Frizzell Laurel Canyon (Frizzell) 0:31
  13. John Frizzell The Manson Family (Frizzell) 0:46
  14. John Frizzell Are We Going To Get Paid (Frizzell) 0:46
  15. John Frizzell Steve Vai's Perspective (Frizzell) 0:47
  16. John Frizzell Frank Could Be Hardcore (Frizzell) 1:41
  17. John Frizzell Bruce Bickford's Zappa Head (Frizzell) 4:28
  18. John Frizzell If I'm Alive (Frizzell) 0:36
  19. John Frizzell Keep This Guy Under Check (Frizzell) 1:26
  20. John Frizzell Frank's Business Perspective (Frizzell) 0:32
  21. John Frizzell Fake It (Frizzell) 0:58
  22. John Frizzell Don't Have Any Friends (Frizzell) 0:31
  23. John Frizzell Hi, I'm Moon (Frizzell) 0:27
  24. John Frizzell Frank Addresses Congress (Frizzell) 1:11
  25. John Frizzell Turn Off That Zappa Music (Frizzell) 1:21
  26. John Frizzell Frank Getting Sick (Frizzell) 1:05
  27. Envelopes (1983 Original Vinyl Mix) 4:05 (from London Symphony Orchestra Vol. I)
  28. Overture 9:16
  29. Get Whitey 6:30 (from The Yellow Shark)
  30. Nap Time 7:56 (from Everything Is Healing Nicely)
  31. Watermelon In Easter Hay (Live, 1978) 5:59 (from Frank Zappa Plays The Music Of Frank Zappa—A Memorial Tribute)

Produced for release by Ahmet Zappa & Joe Travers
Additional mastering by Chris Bellman, Bernie Grundman Mastering, 2020

Cover photo: Bill Gubbins
Additional photos: Gail Zappa, John Williams
Art direction & design: Michael Mesker

 

disc 1

5. Memories Of El Monte 4:12

(Zappa/Collins)

includes quotations from In The Still Of The Night (Parris), You Cheated (You Lied) (Burch), A Thousand Miles Away (Sheppard/Miller), Heaven And Paradise (Julian), Nite Owl (Allen), The Way You Look Tonight (Kern/Fields), and Why Don't You Write Me? (Hollins)

Whisky à Go-Go, Los Angeles, CA
July 23, 1968
Recording engineer: Wally Heider

FZ—guitar, vocals
Ray Collins—vocals
Roy Estrada—bass, vocals
Don Preston—keyboards
Ian Underwood—alto sax
Bunk Gardner—tenor sax
Motorhead Sherwood—baritone sax
Jimmy Carl Black—drums, vocals
Arthur Dyer Tripp III—drums

 

6. Oh! In The Sky 1:56

includes quotations from Let's Start All Over Again (Paragons/Bird/Winley)

Whisky à Go-Go, Los Angeles, CA
July 23, 1968
Recording engineer: Wally Heider

FZ—guitar, vocals
Ray Collins—vocals
Roy Estrada—bass, vocals
Don Preston—keyboards
Ian Underwood—alto sax
Bunk Gardner—tenor sax
Motorhead Sherwood—baritone sax
Jimmy Carl Black—drums, vocals
Arthur Dyer Tripp III—drums

 

7. The Duke 6:30

Whisky à Go-Go, Los Angeles, CA
July 23, 1968
Recording engineer: Wally Heider

FZ—guitar
Ray Collins—tambourine
Roy Estrada—bass
Don Preston—keyboards
Ian Underwood—alto sax
Bunk Gardner—tenor sax
Motorhead Sherwood—baritone sax
Jimmy Carl Black—drums
Arthur Dyer Tripp III—drums

 

9. "The Reason We Have Stayed Together" 1:15

WMEX, Boston, MA
January 31, 1969

FZ, interviewed by Warren Duffy

 

17. FZ On Varèse 3:08

Indiana University Radio-TV Center
April 25, 1974

FZ, interviewed by Craig Eldon Pinkus

 

disc 2

1. Call Any Vegetable Excerpts 4:24

includes quotations from Have Gun—Will Travel (Herrmann), Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya Ya (Rebennack), God Bless America (Berlin), America The Beautiful (Ward/Bates) and L'histoire du soldat (The Soldier's Tale) (Stravinsky)

Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA
November 6, 1970

FZ—guitar, vocals
Mark Volman—vocals, percussion
Howard Kaylan—vocals, percussion
George Duke—keyboards
Ian Underwood—keyboards
Jeff Simmons—bass, vocals
Aynsley Dunbar—drums

 

2. Happy Together 1:04

(Bonner/Gordon)

Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA
November 6, 1970

FZ—guitar, vocals
Mark Volman—vocals, percussion
Howard Kaylan—vocals, percussion
George Duke—keyboards
Ian Underwood—keyboards
Jeff Simmons—bass, vocals
Aynsley Dunbar—drums

 

6. Apostrophe' 6:08

DiscReet Rehearsal Studio, Los Angeles, CA
June 21, 1974

FZ—guitar
Napoleon Murphy Brock—tenor sax
Jeff Simmons—guitar
George Duke—keyboards
Ruth Underwood—percussion
Tom Fowler—bass
Chester Thompson—drums

 

9. Mo's Vacation 4:02

Circus Krone, Munich, Germany
August 31, 1978

FZ—guitar, vocals
Ike Willis—guitar, vocals
Denny Walley—guitar, vocals
Tommy Mars—keyboards, vocals
Peter Wolf—keyboards
Ed Mann—percussion
Arthur Barrow—bass
Vinnie Colaiuta—drums

 

14. The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing 3:06

The Pier, NYC, NY
August 25, 1984

FZ—guitar, vocals
Ray White—guitar, vocals
Ike Willis—guitar, vocals
Bobby Martin—keyboards, sax, vocals
Allan Zavod—keyboards
Scott Thunes—bass
Chad Wackerman—drums

 

disc 3

28. Overture 9:16

includes parts of Outrage At Valdez and Dio Fa

Alte Oper, Frankfurt, Germany
September 19, 1992

FZ—Conductor, Synclavier
Peter Rundel—Conductor, Violin
Dietmar Wiesner—Flute
Catherine Milliken—Oboe, English Horn, Didgeridoo
Roland Diry—Clarinet
Wolfgang Stryi—Bass Clarinet, Contrabass Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Veit Scholz—Bassoon, Contrabassoon
Franck Ollu—Horn
Stefan Dohr—Horn
William Forman—Trumpet, Flügelhorn, Piccolo Trumpet, Cornet
Michael Gross—Trumpet, Flügelhorn, Piccolo Trumpet, Cornet
Uwe Dierksen—Trombone, Soprano Trombone
Michael Svoboda—Trombone, Euphonium, Didgeridoo, Alphorn
Daryl Smith—Tuba
Hermann Kretzschmar—Piano, Harpsichord, Celeste
Ueli Wiget—Piano, Harpsichord, Celeste, Harp
Rainer Römer—Percussion
Rumi Ogawa-Helferich—Percussion, Cymbalom
Andreas Böttger—Percussion
Detlef Tewes—Mandolin
Jürgen Ruck—Guitar, Banjo
Ellen Wegner—Harp
Mathias Tacke—Violin
Claudia Sack—Violin
Hilary Sturt—Viola
Friedemann Dähn—Violoncello
Thomas Fichter—Contrabass, Electrocontrabass

 

 

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