Strictly Genteel

Frank Zappa - Strictly Genteel: A "Classical" Introduction To Frank Zappa (1997) {Rykodisc Remaster Complete Series}

Frank Zappa - Strictly Genteel: A "Classical" Introduction To Frank Zappa (1997) {Rykodisc Remaster Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 414 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 160 Mb
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© 1997 Rykodisc | RCD 10578
Classical / Modern Composition / Avant-Garde

A more than adequate introduction to the world of Frank Zappa's instrumental music. A great deal of attention was focused on Zappa's often infantile lyrics, sometimes to the extent that the quality of Zappa's music was ignored. From a performance standpoint, the music was often a challenge (becoming almost impossible once Zappa was composing for the Synclavier); from a compositional standpoint, Zappa's instrumental music shows its 20th-century influences in no uncertain terms.
Frank Zappa - Strictly Genteel. A "Classical" Introduction To Frank Zappa (1997) {Rykodisc}

Frank Zappa - Strictly Genteel. A "Classical" Introduction To Frank Zappa (1997) {Rykodisc}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 407 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 160 Mb | Artwork (web)
© 1997 Rykodisc | RCD 10578
Modern Composition / Alternative Rock / Classical / Experimental Rock

A more than adequate introduction to the world of Frank Zappa's instrumental music. A great deal of attention was focused on Zappa's often infantile lyrics, sometimes to the extent that the quality of Zappa's music was ignored. From a performance standpoint, the music was often a challenge (becoming almost impossible once Zappa was composing for the Synclavier); from a compositional standpoint, Zappa's instrumental music shows its 20th-century influences in no uncertain terms.

Frank Zappa: Strictly Genteel (1997)  Music

Posted by Martyx at May 1, 2009
830999

Frank Zappa: Strictly Genteel (1997)
Format: EAC rip | FLAC + CUE + LOG -> 397 Mb incl. 3% rar.recovery | RapidShare
Labels -> only the front label (at the post header) 80kB
Genre: Experimental Rock
Rykodisc 1997
Frank Zappa - ZAPPAtite - Frank Zappa’s Tastiest Tracks (2016) {Zappa Records ZR 20023}

Frank Zappa - ZAPPAtite - Frank Zappa’s Tastiest Tracks (2016) {Zappa Records ZR 20023}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 516 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 181 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 285 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Zappa Records / ZFT / Universal | ZR 20023
Rock / Experimental Rock / Avant-Garde / Jazz Rock

Official Release #106. In his trailblazing and incredibly prolific career, artist, composer and all-around musical pioneer Frank Zappa released more than 60 albums in his lifetime, as a solo artist and with his bands the Mothers of Invention and the Mothers. Coupled with more than 40 posthumous releases since his death in 1993 at 52, figuring out where to start in Zappa’s vast, genre-leaping catalog can be daunting. ZAPPAtite – Frank Zappa’s Tastiest Tracks, out now on Zappa Records/UMe, collects some of Zappa’s best known and beloved compositions, from his early psychedelic rock beginnings to his avant-garde experimentation, jazz-rock explorations, symphonic suites and satirical send-ups, compiling them into one easily digestible collection and offering key entryways into the many musical worlds of the visionary musician.
Frank Zappa - London Symphony Orchestra Vol. 1 & 2 (1983) [2CD] {1995 Ryko Remaster Complete Series}

Frank Zappa - London Symphony Orchestra Vol. 1 & 2 (1983) [2CD] {1995 Ryko Remaster Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 569 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 228 Mb
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© 1995 Rykodisc / The Zappa Family Trust | RCD 10540/41
Classical / Avant-Garde

LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA VOL. 1 & 2 features instrumental pieces arranged by Zappa for an orchestra. To the uninitiated, Frank Zappa was known primarily as an unpredictable, hard-to-categorize, twisted rock genius. But to his loyal legion of fans worldwide, he is much more. Not many realize that Zappa was a talented composer and arranger of symphonic music as well, as evidenced on such releases as 1979's ORCHESTRAL FAVORITES, and especially LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA VOL. 1 & 2.
Frank Zappa - Orchestral Favorites (1979) {1995 Ryko Remaster Complete Series}

Frank Zappa - Orchestral Favorites (1979) {1995 Ryko Remaster Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 216 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 81 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 155 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1995 Rykodisc / The Zappa Family Trust | RCD 10529 | Rykodisc Zappa catalog
Rock / Experimental Rock / Modern Composition

ORCHESTRAL FAVORITES contains five symphonic works written by Frank Zappa, performed by Zappa himself and his mid-'70s rhythm section with a full orchestra. Recorded at the Royce Hall in Los Angeles in 1975, ORCHESTRAL FAVORITES is similar to Zappa's other symphonic works (parts of BURNT WEENY SANDWICH, 200 MOTELS, etc.). The album was not released until four years later however, due to a skirmish with Warner Bros. Zappa wanted to release a three-record set entitled LATHER, which was to include material from ORCHESTRAL FAVORITES plus the other late-'70s releases SLEEP DIRT and STUDIO TAN. But Warner Bros. forced him to release the complete work as separate albums (LATHER did finally appear as a three- disc set in 1996).
Frank Zappa - You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore. Vol. 1-6 [Purple Box] (1995) {Rykodisc} [combined re-up]

Frank Zappa - You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore. Vol. 1-6 [Purple Box] (1995) {Rykodisc}
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© 1995 Rykodisc / The Zappa Family Trust | RCD 10561~72
Rock / Experimental Rock

To simplify my life considerably, I'm going to combine the "reviews" of all six Stage releases into a single entry, even though they were released individually. Also, to save a lot of time and effort, I'm not going to give complete track listings of the twelve discs, or do song-by-song reviews (hey, we're talking over 800 minutes of music here, give me a break). If you need to know the track listings, they're probably available through an on-line music sales site like CDNow, or an information site like the All Music Guide. There's probably a few other Zappa sites that list them as well. Maybe one day when I have the time, I'll come back and expand this section to really cover all twelve discs in detail. Until then, I'll just give some general facts and opinions, focusing on highlights and material unique to the Stage series.

Frank Zappa - Orchestral Favorites (1978) {1995 Ryko Remaster}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Sept. 21, 2009
Frank Zappa - Orchestral Favorites (1978) {1995 Ryko Remaster}

Frank Zappa - Orchestral Favorites (1978) {1995 Ryko Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 208 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 77 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 30 Mb
© 1995 Rykodisc / The Zappa Family Trust | RCD 10529
Classical / Experimental Rock / Jazz Rock


Frank Zappa - Orchestral Favorites (1978) {1995 Ryko Remaster}

ORCHESTRAL FAVORITES contains five symphonic works written by Frank Zappa, performed by Zappa himself and his mid-'70s rhythm section with a full orchestra. Recorded at the Royce Hall in Los Angeles in 1975, ORCHESTRAL FAVORITES is similar to Zappa's other symphonic works (parts of BURNT WEENY SANDWICH, 200 MOTELS, etc.). The album was not released until four years later however, due to a skirmish with Warner Bros. Zappa wanted to release a three-record set entitled LATHER, which was to include material from ORCHESTRAL FAVORITES plus the other late-'70s releases SLEEP DIRT and STUDIO TAN. But Warner Bros. forced him to release the complete work as separate albums (LATHER did finally appear as a three- disc set in 1996).

Frank Zappa - Chicago 78 (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 4, 2016
Frank Zappa - Chicago 78 (2016)

Frank Zappa - Chicago 78
Progressive Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 119:39 min | 274 MB
Label: Commercial Marketing | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 2016

This Vaulternative Records concert release finds Zappa and band at the Uptown Theater, Chicago, Ill - September 29, 1978. Of the two shows played that evening, the late show is captured here in it's entirety. As you would expect, the concert delivers with a good blend of fan favorites, blistering guitar solos, audience participation, on-the-spot improvisations and stellar playing from a talented band line-up.
Frank Zappa - ZAPPAtite (Frank Zappa's Tastiest Tracks) (2016)

Frank Zappa - ZAPPAtite (Frank Zappa's Tastiest Tracks)
Prog-Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 76:34 min | 186 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: Zappa Records | Tracks: 18 | Rls.date: 2016

Hungry for Zappa? Get a full plate of Frank Zappa s tastiest music. Spanning three decades and 18 tracks, this compilation is a sampler platter for the curious and a buffet of favorites for the fans. From 'Trouble Every Day' off the 1966 Freak Out! album to 1987s 'Strictly Genteel' featuring the London Symphony Orchestra, Zappatite cooks up a feast of Frank Zappa s expansive work. Get a big helping of Frank Zappa on Zappatite.