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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:32 pm 
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Hi all,

I noticed some albums made unavailable on Amazon.com. Thing Fish, Orchestral Favorites and Joe's Garage to name a few. Are these out of print?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:57 am 
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I'd like to add that some unscrupulous individuals are selling the harder to obtain post humorous releases of Frank Zappa albums (A vast amount beyond official release #63 basically up to just before the last 5 releases), for rediculous amounts of money on ebay.

Please note fellow fans that the: www.zappa.com site actually has stock of most of the harder to find titles including the much awaited re-release of 'Civilization Phase 3' by the look of it. You'll not only get them for a great price but you'll prevent greedy record dealers from making cash from you that they have no right extracting. Far better to put it directly back into the place which will result in supporting more Zappa releases.

PLEASE NOTE: I am just a fan, I have no affiliations etc with the Zappa store etc.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:15 pm 
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Spaceresearcher wrote:
I'd like to add that some unscrupulous individuals are selling the harder to obtain post humorous releases of Frank Zappa albums (A vast amount beyond official release #63 basically up to just before the last 5 releases), for rediculous amounts of money on ebay.

Please note fellow fans that the: http://www.zappa.com site actually has stock of most of the harder to find titles including the much awaited re-release of 'Civilization Phase 3' by the look of it. You'll not only get them for a great price but you'll prevent greedy record dealers from making cash from you that they have no right extracting. Far better to put it directly back into the place which will result in supporting more Zappa releases.

PLEASE NOTE: I am just a fan, I have no affiliations etc with the Zappa store etc.

Yes, I agree. The ZFT is doing a good job these days with releases so I think they will want to keep everything in print as much as possible. Some of the prices people are asking for some of these titles on the amazon.com marketplace are ridiculous too. I say just be patient if you need any of these for your collection (as I do). There's plenty of stuff to listen to in the meantime.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 5:47 pm 
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It looks like many of Frank's posthumous releases will become available on amazon in March.

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_p_n_ ... 1249111011


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:26 pm 
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Something called Live the Early Years a 4 CD set is listed along with the posthumous releases---is this an official release?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:11 am 
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tweezers wrote:
Something called Live the Early Years a 4 CD set is listed along with the posthumous releases---is this an official release?


It appears to be an unofficial release from Europe.

https://www.discogs.com/Frank-Zappa-Liv ... se/9724477

Frank Zappa ‎– Live On Air - The Early Years
Label:
Laser Media ‎– LM 625
Format:
4 × CD, Unofficial Release
Country:
Europe
Released:
2017

CD1 - CD2 tracks 2-1 / 2-8 : Live at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, november 23, 1974. Soundboard 123mn
CD2 tracks 2-9 /2-10 - CD3 - CD4 : Live at Mid Hudson Center, Poughkeepsie, NY, september 21, 1978. Soundboard 128mn


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:20 am 
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There's lots of unofficial Zappa releases on Amazon.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:50 pm 
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Spaceresearcher wrote:
the harder to obtain post humorous releases of Frank Zappa albums


I guess you've confused me. Which albums constitute the post humorous Zappa?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:02 pm 
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downer mydnyte wrote:
Spaceresearcher wrote:
the harder to obtain post humorous releases of Frank Zappa albums


I guess you've confused me. Which albums constitute the post humorous Zappa?


All releases after this one?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:00 pm 
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dsd wrote:
tweezers wrote:
Something called Live the Early Years a 4 CD set is listed along with the posthumous releases---is this an official release?


It appears to be an unofficial release from Europe.

https://www.discogs.com/Frank-Zappa-Liv ... se/9724477

Frank Zappa ‎– Live On Air - The Early Years
Label:
Laser Media ‎– LM 625
Format:
4 × CD, Unofficial Release
Country:
Europe
Released:
2017

CD1 - CD2 tracks 2-1 / 2-8 : Live at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, november 23, 1974. Soundboard 123mn
CD2 tracks 2-9 /2-10 - CD3 - CD4 : Live at Mid Hudson Center, Poughkeepsie, NY, september 21, 1978. Soundboard 128mn


Thanks, somehow this seemed more legitimate -wrong again!

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:51 am 
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Found this in a store last weekend. Figgered I'd get it since it won't be on discogs...

https://www.discogs.com/Frank-Zappa-Live-On-Air-The-Early-Years/release/9724477

"Marketplace
This release has been blocked from sale in the marketplace. It is not permitted to sell this item on Discogs."


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:47 pm 
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The Early Years? Misleading. Mind you, no-one will buy it without looking at the track list.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:10 pm 
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The Early Years? Misleading. Mind you, no-one will buy it without looking at the track list.

In my case the front cover was enough. "Early Years": "Radio broadcasts from the 70s".


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To me, the early years has always meant the original Mothers. Not that I have a hangup about them.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:31 pm 
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^ Exactly. Which is why "the early years" followed by "radio broadcast from the 70s" is a red flag.

How's the audio quality Arkay?


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downer mydnyte wrote:
^ Exactly. Which is why "the early years" followed by "radio broadcast from the 70s" is a red flag.

How's the audio quality Arkay?

First of all, this is a bootleg and these aren't radio broadcasts and never were.

Secondly, these shows are easily available in better quality for free on a well-known Zappa boot site elsewhere on the web.

Don't give money to criminals, the ZFT doesn't earn a dime from this.


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downer mydnyte wrote:
^ Exactly. Which is why "the early years" followed by "radio broadcast from the 70s" is a red flag.

How's the audio quality Arkay?

Its sounds like a bootleg. The '73 show sounds like a '73 bootleg and the '78 show sounds like a '78 bootleg. I'm sure many people here have heard these before in multiple formats. I know JP used to get pretty worked up about the Poughkeepsie show, with Mo's Vacation being on it. I haven't heard all of these, but the ones that I have heard, they sound the same...

These are just Poughkeepsie boots...

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