Frank Zappa

Orchestral Favourites - 40th Anniversary

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When Frank Zappa’s "Orchestral Favorites" was eventually released in 1979 as part of fulfilling his contract with his contentious former label, the album was dumped into the world along with several other titles without the legendary musician’s permission or quality control. It did not include liner notes or credits and the artwork and audio wasn’t approved by Zappa who publicly criticized it as not being up to his standards. As a result of not receiving any promotion, it was quickly relegated to the bargain bin shortly after its release.
Four decades later, in celebration of the long-beleaguered album’s 40th anniversary, the Zappa Family Trust is  righting this wrong and presenting "Orchestral Favorites" with the audiophile detail and respect it deserves to
commemorate the historical event that took place at UCLA’s Royce Hall in September 1975 where the compositions were recorded.

The 3CD features the entire evening performance from September 18, 1975 spread across two additional discs.
Disc 1 - Original Album
1. Strictly Genteel
2. Pedro’s Dowry
3. Naval Aviation In Art?
4. Duke Of Prunes
5. Bogus Pomp
Bonus Track:
6. Strictly Genteel (Keyboard OD Version)
Disc 2 – Performance From September 18, 1975
1. Show Star/Bogus Pomp Explained
2. Bogus Pomp
3. Revised Music For Low-Budge Symphony Orchestra
4. The Story Of Pedro’s Dowry
5. Pedro’s Dowry​
6. The Story Of Rollo
7. Rollo
Disc 3 – Performance From September 18, 1975 (continued)
1. Black Napkins Instructions
2. Black Napkins
3. Dog/Meat
4. The Players
5. Naval Aviation In Art?
6. “Another Weirdo Number”
7. Lumpy Gravy (Extract)/Improvisation
8. Evening At The Hermitage
9. “A Special Guest Artist”
10. Duke Of Prunes
11. “Absolutely Disgusting”
12. The Adventures Of Greggery Peccary
13. Strictly Genteel