Frank Zappa - Lost Episodes (Music CD)

Release Date: 26 November 2012
Artist: Frank Zappa
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A 30-track compilation of rarities, spanning much of his career, but in the main confined to the 1960s and early '70s (some date from as early as the late '50s!). Much of it's previously unreleased, or extremely hard to locate. It's not just a collection of fan-oriented odds and ends, though. The material, for one thing, is extremely diverse, ranging from collaborations with Captain Beefheart and primitive teenage garage recordings to comic dialog to progressive instrumentals and orchestral pieces. The pre-Freak Out stuff in particular is revelatory, in the sense that it finds Zappa's sophisticated compositional and arrangement skills in full bloom years before he made his proper debut. There's also good old rock and roll, in an early version of "Any Way the Wind Blows," and an early '60s take of "Fountain of Love" with explosive fuzz bass. The cuts range in duration from 11 seconds to 11 minutes, often connected by amusing bits of spoken patter or nifty instrumental links. The effect is somewhat like Uncle Meat or Lumpy Gravy, meaning that those who appreciate that period of Zappa's evolution will find an immediate affinity with this anthology. ~ Richie Unterberger
Release Date: 26 November 2012
Artist: Frank Zappa

1. The Blackouts
2. Lost In A Whirlpool
3. Ronnie Sings?
4. Kenny's Booger Story
5. Ronnie's Booger Story
6. Mount St. Mary's Concert Excerpt
7. Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance
8. Tiger Roach
9. Run Home Slow Theme
10. Fountain Of Love
11. Run Home Cues, #2
12. Any Way The Wind Blows
13. Run Home Cues, #3
14. Charva
15. The Dick Kunc Story
16. Wedding Dress Song
17. Handsome Cabin Boy
18. Cops & Buns
19. The Big Squeeze
20. I'm A Band Leader
21. Alley Cat
22. The Grand Wazoo
23. Wonderful Wino
24. Kung Fu
26. Basement Music #1
27. Inca Roads
28. Lil' Clanton Shuffle
29. I Don't Wanna Get Drafted
30. Sharleena

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