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Quaudiophiliac (styled QuAUDIOPHILIAc) is a compilation album featuring music by Frank Zappa, released in DVD-Audio format by Barking Pumpkin Records in 2004. It compiles recordings he made while experimenting with quadraphonic, or four-channel, sound in the 1970s. Zappa prepared quadraphonic mixes of a number of his 1970s albums, with both Over-Nite Sensation (1973) and Apostrophe (') (1974) being released in discrete quadraphonic on Zappa's DiscReet Records label.[2][3]

Compilation album by
ReleasedSeptember 14, 2004
RecordedMarch 1, 19701978
LabelBarking Pumpkin
ProducerFrank Zappa,
Dweezil Zappa
Frank Zappa chronology
Joe's Domage
Joe's Xmasage
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Produced by Zappa, and completed by his son, Dweezil Zappa, Quaudiophiliac includes several previously unreleased works in this format. The recordings date from as early as 1970, with "Chunga Basement", a version of the title track from Chunga's Revenge (1970). Also included are three tracks from the 1975 Royce Hall, UCLA concerts with the Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Orchestra which would become Orchestral Favorites (1979); plus a quad remix of a segment of Zappa's 1968 musique concrète masterpiece Lumpy Gravy.

Track listing edit

1."Naval Aviation in Art?"1:34
2."Lumpy Gravy"1:05
4."Drooling Midrange Accountants on Easter Hay"2:15
5."Wild Love"4:07
6."Ship Ahoy"5:47
7."Chunga Basement"11:48
8."Venusian Time Bandits"1:54
10."Basement Music #2"2:43

Personnel edit

Musicians edit

Production edit

  • Frank Zappa – producer, engineer, mixing
  • Dweezil Zappa – producer, engineer
  • Jeff Skillen – executive producer
  • Gail Zappa – executive producer, art direction, photography
  • Art Kelm – technical support
  • Richard Landers – technical support
  • Fred Maher – technical support, artist relations
  • Stephen Marcussen – mastering
  • Jeff Levison – production supervisor
  • Jaime Ramírez – production coordination
  • Joe Travers – vault research
  • John "Buddy" Williams – photography, cover photo
  • Keith Lawler – package layout, design, photography

References edit

  1. ^ Westergaard, S. (2011). "Quaudiophiliac - Frank Zappa | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 22 July 2011.
  2. ^ Slaven, Neil (2009). Electric Don Quixote: The Definitive Story Of Frank Zappa. Omnibus Press. p. 260. ISBN 9780857120434.
  3. ^ Whitesel, Todd (August 18, 2010). "Zappa delighted in breaking new ground in sound". Goldmine Mag.

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