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Trance-Fusion is an album of guitar solos completed by Frank Zappa shortly before his death, but not released until 2006.[2] The album had previously been announced for release in 1999[3] and 2003, and again announced in 2005 in relation to the Zappa Plays Zappa tour. It had previously been only available through bootlegs.[4]

Trance-Fusion
Trance-Fusion artwork.jpg
Live album by Frank Zappa
ReleasedOctober 24, 2006
Recorded1977–1988
GenreInstrumental rock
Length61:40
LabelZappa
ProducerFrank Zappa
Frank Zappa chronology
The MOFO Project/Object
(2006)
Trance-Fusion
(2006)
Buffalo
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

Contents

BackgroundEdit

Zappa had previously released several other albums consisting entirely of guitar solos: the Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar (1981, 1982) series, the cassette-only The Guitar World According to Frank Zappa (1987), Guitar (1988), and the posthumous Frank Zappa Plays the Music of Frank Zappa: A Memorial Tribute (1996).

Track listingEdit

All tracks written, composed and arranged by Frank Zappa.

No.TitleRecording date and venueLength
1."Chunga's Revenge"Performed at Wembley Arena, London, UK: April 19, 1988. Features Dweezil Zappa7:01
2."Bowling on Charen" (Originally called "The Squirm")Guitar solo from "Wild Love", performed at The Palladium, NYC: October 28, 1977 (early show)5:03
3."Good Lobna"Guitar solo from "Let's Move to Cleveland", performed at Orpheum Theater, Memphis, Tennessee: December 4, 19841:39
4."A Cold Dark Matter"Guitar solo from "Inca Roads", performed at Memorial Hall, Allentown, Pennsylvania: March 19, 19883:31
5."Butter or Cannons"Guitar solo from "Let's Move to Cleveland", performed at The Pier, NYC: August 25, 19843:24
6."Ask Dr. Stupid"Guitar solo from "Easy Meat", performed at Rhein-Neckarhalle, Eppelheim, Germany: March 21, 19793:20
7."Scratch & Sniff"Guitar solo from "City of Tiny Lights", performed at Brighton Centre, Brighton, UK: April 16, 19883:56
8."Trance-Fusion"Guitar solo from "Marque-Son's Chicken", performed at Liederhalle, Stuttgart, Germany: May 24, 19884:19
9."Gorgo"Guitar solo from "The Torture Never Stops", performed at Johanneshovs Isstadion, Stockholm: May 1, 19882:41
10."Diplodocus"Guitar solo from "King Kong", performed at Civic Center, Providence, Rhode Island: October 26, 19843:22
11."Soul Polka"Guitar solo from "Oh No", performed at Memorial Hall, Allentown, Pennsylvania: March 19, 19883:17
12."For Giuseppe Franco"Guitar solo from "Hot-Plate Heaven at the Green Hotel", performed at Paramount Theatre, Seattle, Washington: December 17, 1984 (late show)3:48
13."After Dinner Smoker"Guitar solo from "The Torture Never Stops", performed at Palasport, Genoa, Italy: June 9, 19884:45
14."Light Is All That Matters"Guitar solo from "Let's Move to Cleveland", performed at Paramount Theatre, Seattle, Washington December 17, 1984 (late show)3:46
15."Finding Higgs' Boson"Guitar solo from "Hot-Plate Heaven at the Green Hotel", performed at Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria: May 8, 19883:41
16."Bavarian Sunset"Guitar solo from post-"I Am the Walrus" jam, performed at Rudi-Sedlmeyer Sporthalle, Munich, Germany: May 9, 19884:00

PersonnelEdit

  • Frank Zappa – guitar, all tracks
  • Dweezil Zappa – guitar on tracks 1 and 16
  • Adrian Belew – rhythm guitar on track 2
  • Warren Cuccurullo – rhythm guitar on track 6
  • Mike Keneally – rhythm guitar and keyboards on tracks 1, 4, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, and 16
  • Denny Walley – slide guitar on track 6
  • Ray White – rhythm guitar on tracks 3, 5, 10, 12, and 14
  • Ike Willis – rhythm guitar on tracks 3, 5, 10, 12, and 14
  • Tommy Mars – keyboards on tracks 2 and 6
  • Bobby Martin – keyboards on tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16
  • Peter Wolf – keyboards on tracks 2 and 6
  • Allan Zavod – keyboards on tracks 3, 5, 10, 12, and 14
  • Patrick O'Hearn – bass on track 2
  • Scott Thunes – bass and mini-Moog on tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16
  • Terry Bozzio – drums on track 2
  • Chad Wackerman – drums and percussion on tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16
  • Ed Mann – percussion on tracks 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, and 16
  • Paul Carman – alto, soprano, and baritone saxophone on tracks 1, 4, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, and 16
  • Albert Wing – tenor saxophone on tracks 1, 4, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, and 16
  • Kurt McGettrick – baritone, bass saxophone and contrabass clarinet on tracks 1, 4, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, and 16
  • Walt Fowler – trumpet, flugelhorn and keyboards on tracks 1, 4, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, and 16
  • Bruce Fowler – trombone on tracks 1, 4, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, and 16

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Westergaard, S. (2011). "Trance-Fusion - Frank Zappa | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 22 July 2011.
  2. ^ Upcoming Releases - October 24, 2006 @ rykodistribution.com Archived September 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Re: 'Trans fuzion' and 'Dance me this'", Bossk (R), alt.fan.frank-zappa, Usenet, 26 April 2000]
  4. ^ Info about the Trance-Fusion bootleg can be found at the Zappa Patio

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Information Is Not Knowledge: FZ Discography". Retrieved October 27, 2006.