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Frank Zappa – Hot Rats (2016 Reissue on 180g Vinyl)

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Presented in a gatefold sleeve and pressed on 180g vinyl, this audiophile edition has been cut directly from the original analog master tapes by Bernie Grundman.

Frank Zappa’s second solo album Hot Rats was released on 10 October 1969. The album cemented Zappa as a musical force to be reckoned with. The album, recorded on a prototype 16-track recorder, sounds as fresh and sonically superior on this 180g audiophile edition as it did when first released in 1969. Blending rock and jazz stylings with top call studio musicians, it opened the door to ‘Fusion Music’ while putting Zappa on the guitar player map.

Five of the six songs are instrumental; while Willie the Pimp features vocals by Captain Beefheart. The wonderful composition Peaches en Regalia is an all time classic which has widely recognised as a modern jazz fusion standard and is one of Zappa’s best-known tracks.

Track Listing

Side One

  1. Peaches en Regalia
  2. Willie the Pimp
  3. Son of Mr Green Genes

Side Two

  1. Little Umbrellas
  2. The Gumbo Variations
  3. It Must Be a Camel

    Format: Vinyl / 12" Album

    Label: UMC

    Barcode: 824302384114

    Release Date: 26 Aug 2016