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Frank Zappa – Zappa / Erie (Live) (2022) [24-96]

Three complete shows from the Vault based on appearances made in and around the Vaultmeister’s hometown of Erie, PA: Edinboro College and Gannon University ’74 with Erie County Fieldhouse ’76. Also includes bonus tracks from the same tours. Three separate band line-ups, newly mixed from the original 4-Track tapes by Craig Parker Adams and mastered by John Polito at Audio Mechanics.

The latest audio treasure to be excavated from Frank Zappa’s vast and legendary vault, Zappa/Erie, brings together an exciting trio of shows that the Maestro performed in Erie, PA and the surrounding area between 1974-76. Due June 3rd via Zappa Records/UMe, the new 6 CD boxed set/digital collection contains more than seven hours of unreleased, electrifying live performances from Zappa and three different lineups of incredible musicians from this peak period. Of the 71 tracks, only 10 minutes have been released before, on Zappa’s classic 1974 live album, Roxy & Elsewhere, outside of the amateur recordings that have been passed around on the bootleg/tape trading circuit.

Overseen by the Zappa Trust and produced by Ahmet Zappa and Zappa Vaultmeister Joe Travers, Zappa/Erie boasts detailed liner notes about the shows and recordings from Travers, along with Erie, PA journalist, Dan Schell, author of the encyclopedic book, “9 Years Of Rock: The Story Of The Concerts At The Erie County Fieldhouse,” who provides some illuminating, behind-the scenes insight into the shows and venues. The liners are rounded out with photos of Zappa by David Smith, images of the original tapes, and include original concert fliers, a newspaper review of one of the shows, and a scathing rebuttal to the review from a passionate fan. The audio, which was professionally recorded on four-track tape by Zappa’s team of engineers Bill Hennigh, Brian Krokus, Davey Moire and Claus Weideman, was newly mixed from the original tapes by longtime Zappa Trust associate Craig Parker Adams at Winslow Ct. Studios and mastered by John Polito at Audio Mechanics, who both also aided in restoring the audio as needed, to present these historical concerts as cleaned up as sonically possible.

Release Date: June 17, 2022

Track Listings:
Disc 1 (Live From Edinboro, PA – May 8, 1974)

  1. “Someone Has Just Asked Me…” (Live From Edinboro, PA – May 8, 1974) 5:39
  2. Cosmik Debris (Live From Edinboro, PA – May 8, 1974) 12:50
  3. Pygmy Twylyte (Live From Edinboro, PA – May 8, 1974) 7:04
  4. The Idiot Bastard Son (Live From Edinboro, PA – May 8, 1974) 2:17
  5. Cheepnis (Live From Edinboro, PA – May 8, 1974) 5:14
  6. Inca Roads (Live From Edinboro, PA – May 8, 1974) 14:34
  7. Montana (Live From Edinboro, PA – May 8, 1974) 7:51
  8. Dupree’s Paradise (Intro) (Live From Edinboro, PA – May 8, 1974) 14:06

Disc 2 (Live From Edinboro, PA – May 8, 1974)

  1. Dupree’s Paradise (Live From Edinboro, PA – May 8, 1974) 22:25
  2. It Can’t Happen Here (Live From Edinboro, PA – May 8, 1974) 1:52
  3. Hungry Freaks , Daddy (Live From Edinboro, PA – May 8, 1974) 2:41
  4. You’re Probably Wondering Why I’m Here (Live From Edinboro, PA – May 8, 1974) 2:37
  5. How Could I Be Such A Fool (Live From Edinboro, PA – May 8, 1974) 3:35
  6. I Ain’t Got No Heart (Live From Edinboro, PA – May 8, 1974) 2:30
  7. I’m Not Satisfied (Live From Edinboro, PA – May 8, 1974) 2:17
  8. Wowie Zowie (Live From Edinboro, PA – May 8, 1974) 2:54
  9. Let’s Make The Water Turn Black (Live From Edinboro, PA – May 8, 1974) 2:01
  10. Harry, You’re A Beast (Live From Edinboro, PA – May 8, 1974 ) 1:04
  11. The Orange County Lumber Truck (Live From Edinboro, PA – May 8, 1974) 0:59
  12. Oh No (Live From Edinboro, PA – May 8, 1974) 1:23
  13. Son Of Orange County (Live From Edinboro, PA – May 8, 1974) 11:05
  14. More Trouble Every Day (Live From Edinboro, PA – May 8, 1974) 9:16
  15. Camarillo Brillo (Live From Edinboro, PA – May 8, 1974) 5:22

Disc 3 (Live From South Bend, IN May 12, 1974 & November 12, 1974)

  1. Montana (Live From South Bend, IN – May 12, 1974) 6:11
  2. Get Down (Live From South Bend, IN – May 12, 1974) 6:40
  3. Tush Tush Tush (A Token Of My Extreme) (Live From Erie, PA – November 12, 1974) 4:50
  4. Stink-Foot (Live From Erie, PA – November 12, 1974) 7:39
  5. RDNZL (Live From Erie, PA – November 12, 1974) 10:04
  6. Village Of The Sun (Live From Erie, PA – November 12, 1974) 4:39
  7. Echidna’s Arf (Of You) (Live From Erie, PA – November 12, 1974) 3:21
  8. Don’t You Ever Wash That Thing? (Live From Erie, PA – November 12, 1974) 6:38
  9. Penguin In Bondage (Live From Erie, PA – November 12, 1974) 7:57
  10. T’Mershi Duween (Live From Erie, PA – November 12, 1974) 3:19
  11. The Dog Breath Variations (Live From Erie, PA – November 12, 1974) 1:38
  12. Uncle Meat (Live From Erie, PA – November 12, 1974) 2:20
  13. Building A Girl (Live From Erie, PA – November 12, 1974) 2:50
  14. Dinah-Moe Humm (Live From Erie, PA – November 12, 1974) 7:37

Disc 4 (Live From Erie, PA – November 12, 1976)

  1. I’m Not Satisfied (Live From Erie, PA – November 12, 1974) 3:42
  2. Montana (Live From Erie, PA – November 12, 1974) 10:14
  3. Dupree’s Paradise (Intro ) (Live From Erie, PA – November 12, 1974) 7:54
  4. Dupree’s Paradise (Live From Erie, PA – November 12, 1974) 17:46
  5. Don’t Eat The Yellow Snow (Live From Erie, PA – November 12, 1974) 13:25
  6. Tush Tush Tush (End Vamp) (Live From Erie, PA – November 12, 1974) 2:04
  7. Oh No (Live From Erie, PA – November 12, 1974) 1:29
  8. Son Of Orange County (Live From Erie, PA – November 12, 1974) 4:42
  9. More Trouble Every Day (Live From Erie, PA – November 12, 1974) 6:37

Disc 5 (Live From Erie, PA – November 12, 1976)

  1. The Purple Lagoon (Live From Erie, PA – November 12, 1976) 3:53
  2. Stink-Foot (Live From Erie, PA – November 12, 1976) 6:13
  3. The Poodle Lecture ( Live From Erie, PA – November 12, 1976) 3:26
  4. Dirty Love (Live From Erie, PA – November 12, 1976) 3:25
  5. Wind Up Workin’ In A Gas Station (Live From Erie, PA – November 12, 1976) 2:38
  6. Tryin’ To Grow A Chin (Live From Erie, PA – November 12, 1976) 3:56
  7. The Torture Never Stops (Live From Erie, PA – November 12, 1976) 12:44
  8. City Of Tiny Lites (Live From Toledo, OH – November 13, 1976) 7:55
  9. Pound For A Brown (Live From Erie, PA – November 12, 1976) 6:18
  10. You Didn’t Try To Call Me (Live From Erie, PA – November 12, 1976) 6:20
  11. Rudy Wants To Buy Yez A Drink (Live From Erie, PA – November 12, 1976) 2:13
  12. Would You Go All The Way? (Live From Erie, PA – November 12, 1976) 2:06

Disc 6 (Live From Erie, PA – November 12 & 13, 1976)

  1. Black Napkins (Live From Erie, PA – November 12, 1976) 18:56
  2. Terry’s Erie ’76 Solo (Live From Erie, PA – November 12, 1976) 2:57
  3. Patrick’s Erie’ 76 Solo (Live From Erie, PA – November 12, 1976) 2:43
  4. Wonderful Wino (Live From Erie, PA – November 12, 1976) 4:53
  5. The Purple Lagoon (Outro 1) ( Live From Erie, PA – November 12, 1976) 0:58
  6. Stranded In The Jungle (Live From Erie, PA – November 12, 1976) 3:49
  7. Dinah-Moe Humm (Live From Erie, PA – November 12, 1976) 6:29
  8. The Purple Lagoon (Outro 2) (Live From Erie, PA – November 12, 1976) 0:54
  9. Camarillo Brillo (Live From Erie, PA – November 12, 1976) 3:43
  10. Muffin Man (Live From Erie, PA – November 12, 1976) 4:17
  11. The Purple Lagoon (Outro 3) (Live From Erie, PA – November 12, 1976) 0:48
  12. You Didn’t Try To Call Me (Live From Montreal, CA – November 10, 1976) 6:05
  13. Black Napkins (Live From Toledo, OH – November 13, 1976) 13:44
  14. The Purple Lagoon (Outro) (Live From Toledo, OH – November 13, 1976) 0:42

ARROGANTLY TWISTING THE STERILE CANVAS SNOOT OF A FULLY CHARGED ICING

HD Tracks [24-96]

6 thoughts on “Frank Zappa – Zappa / Erie (Live) (2022) [24-96]

  1. Mr. Kotter

    I nominate Son of Orange Country as the most ahead of its time song ever. Just substitute Queens for Orange County.

    Man I really love that ‘74 band. That band was tight.

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