Frank Zappa Plays the Music of Frank Zappa: A Memorial Tribute

Frank Zappa Plays the Music of Frank Zappa: A Memorial Tribute is a posthumous album by Frank Zappa.

Frank Zappa Plays the Music of Frank Zappa: A Memorial Tribute
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Cover art designed by Matt Groening
Compilation album by
ReleasedOctober 1996
Recorded19741979
Genre
Length54:04
LabelBarking Pumpkin
ProducerDweezil Zappa
Frank Zappa chronology
Läther
(1996)
Frank Zappa Plays the Music of Frank Zappa: A Memorial Tribute
(1996)
Have I Offended Someone?
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

According to the liner notes, Frank's son Dweezil talked with his father shortly before Frank's death about the songs Frank had written that he would consider to be his "signature" tunes. These were "Zoot Allures", "Black Napkins" and "Watermelon in Easter Hay". The album compiles the original album versions of these three pieces, along with an alternate, live take of each, and the track "Merely a Blues in A". It was released by the Zappa Family Trust and is only available online from Barfko-Swill—the mail-order section on zappa.com.

This release is similar in style to works such as Guitar, Trance-Fusion, Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar and The Guitar World According to Frank Zappa.

The album cover is illustrated by Matt Groening.[2]

Track listingEdit

All tracks written, composed and arranged by Frank Zappa.

No.TitleRecording date and location[3]Length
1."Black Napkins"1975 11 22 Ljubljana YU7:10
2."Black Napkins" (Zoot Allures album version)1976 02 03 Osaka JP4:15
3."Zoot Allures"1976 02 05 Tokyo JP15:45
4."Merely a Blues in A"Paris in 19747:27
5."Zoot Allures" (Zoot Allures album version) 4:05
6."Watermelon in Easter Hay"1978 02 24 Eppelheim DE6:42
7."Watermelon in Easter Hay" (Joe's Garage album version) 8:42

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dryden, K. (2011). "Frank Zappa Plays the Music of Frank Zappa: A Memorial Tribute - Frank Zappa | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 22 July 2011.
  2. ^ http://globalia.net/donlope/fz/lyrics/FZ_Plays_The_Music_Of_FZ.html
  3. ^ https://www.zappateers.com/forums/topics/4157

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