200 motels - 50th anniversary edition
De blaadjes vallen, paddenstoelen poppen op. Dan weet je dat het Pompoenentijd is en de Grote Pompoen komt met dreigementen of lekkers. Dit jaar lijkt het vooral lekkers te worden met een - eindelijk - officiële release van een van Zappa's meesterwerken: 200 Motels.

Frank Zappa’s “200 Motels” turns 50! In celebration of FZ’s famous 1971 “Surrealistic Documentary,” Zappa Records, UMe and MGM are pleased to present an extensive 6-disc box set. Contains the original soundtrack remastered by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering along with a massive amount of never-before-heard audio documentary material surrounding the project. Unearthed from FZ’s Vault are original demos, studio outtakes, work mixes, interviews and movie ads along with newly discovered dialog reels revealing an early audio edit of the film. This incredible set contains a replica of the movie poster, a custom motel keychain, Do-Not-Disturb motel door hanger and the original 1971 soundtrack packaging along with new liner notes from Pamela Des Barres, Ruth Underwood and Vaultmeister, Joe Travers.



Mystery Roach (Dialog Protection Reel):

6cd/2cd/vinyl

Spannend allemaal! Eerste dat opvalt is dat we 200 Motels in authentieke uitvoering gaan krijgen. Authentiek in de zin van 'als de lp uit 1971', maar met Bennie Grundman aan de remasterknoppen gaan we een 200 Motels horen als nooit tevoren. De lp was niet een toonbeeld van een geluidstechnisch omverwerpend klankbeeld. De Ryko-cd-versie uit 1997 was iets beter, maar nog steeds niet wat het geweest zou kunnen zijn. Dat kan nu wel eens heel anders gaan uitpakken.

Wat de demo's en extra's en dialogen ons vanavond gaan brengen weet ik morgenvroeg nog niet, maar wel eind oktober. Kan leuk zijn, kan tegenvallen. Dat is dan, naast het geluid, de tweede verrassing die we krijgen.

We wachten ondertussen iets minder geduldig tot er meer nieuws volgt of eind oktober is.








200 Motels - 50th anniversary edition
19 november  2021
officiële release 120

CD 1:
ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK – REMASTERED
  1. Semi-Fraudulent / Direct-From-Hollywood Overture
  2. Mystery Roach
  3. Dance Of The Rock & Roll Interviewers
  4. This Town Is A Sealed Tuna Sandwich (Prologue)
  5. Tuna Fish Promenade
  6. Dance Of The Just Plain Folks
  7. This Town Is A Sealed Tuna Sandwich (Reprise)
  8. The Sealed Tuna Bolero
  9. Lonesome Cowboy Burt
10. Touring Can Make You Crazy
11. Would You Like A Snack?
12. Redneck Eats
13. Centerville
14. She Painted Up Her Face
15. Janet’s Big Dance Number
16. Half A Dozen Provocative Squats
17. Mysterioso
18. Shove It Right In
19. Lucy’s Seduction Of A Bored Violinist & Postlude
20. I’m Stealing The Towels
21. Dental Hygiene Dilemma
22. Does This Kind Of Life Look Interesting To You?
23. Daddy, Daddy, Daddy
24. Penis Dimension
25. What Will This Evening Bring Me This Morning

CD 2:
ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK – REMASTERED (Cont’d)
  1. A Nun Suit Painted On Some Old Boxes
  2. Magic Fingers
  3. Motorhead’s Midnight Ranch
  4. Dew On The Newts We Got
  5. The Lad Searches The Night For His Newts
  6. The Girl Wants To Fix Him Some Broth
  7. The Girl’s Dream
  8. Little Green Scratchy Sweaters & Courduroy Ponce
  9. Strictly Genteel (The Finale)

200 MOTELS DEMOS, 2ND MOVEMENT – ROCK MUSIC
10. Road Ladies (Alternate Mix)
11. What Will This Morning Bring Me This Evening
12. What Kind Of Girl Do You Think We Are?
13. Bwana Dik
14. Daddy, Daddy, Daddy
15. Do You Like My New Car?
16. Magic Fingers
17. Phyllis & Aynsley
18. What Will This Evening Bring Me This Morning (Alternate Mix)

200 MOTELS DEMO SESSION OUTTAKES
19. Tell Me You Love Me (Mix Outtake)
20. Road Ladies (Alternate Take)
21. What Will This Morning Bring Me This Evening (Studio Outtakes)
22. What Will This Morning Bring Me This Evening (Alternate Take, Incomplete)
23. “Aynsley Dunbar, Ladies & Gentlemen”
24. Magic Fingers (Version B, Mix Outtake)
25. What Will This Evening Bring Me This Morning (Mix Outtake)
26. Tell Me You Love Me (Alternate Take)

CD 3:
200 MOTELS – DIALOG PROTECTION REELS
  1. Scene 1-2: Semi-Fraudulent/Direct-From-Hollywood Overture
  2. Scene 3: “What’s The Deal?”
  3. Mystery Roach
  4. Scene 32: “It’s A Good Thing We Get Paid To Do This…”
  5. Scene 14: What’s The Name Of Your Group? I
  6. Scene 32: “We Haven’t Formed The Group Yet”
  7. Scene 15: What’s The Name Of Your Group? II
  8. Scene 17: “When Do We Get Paid?”
  9. Scene 18: Went On The Road
10. Scene 19-20: “Special Delivery”
11. Scene 21: Centerville
12. Scene 21: Janet & Lucy
13. Scene 22: This Town Is A Sealed Tuna Sandwich
14. Scene 23-24: Tuna Fish Promenade
15. Scene 28: The Sealed Tuna Bolero
16. Scene 29: Lonesome Cowboy Burt
17. Scene 30: JCB & Rance
18. Scene 21: Larry The Dwarf
19. Scene 81: Magic Fingers
20. Scene 47: Larry The Dwarf In The Hotel Room
21. Scene 33: The Lad Searches The Night For His Newts
22. Scene 40-41: The Girl Wants To Fix Him Some Broth
23. Scene 42: Little Green Scratchy Sweaters & Courduroy Ponce
24. Scene 45: A Nun Suit Painted On Some Old Boxes
25. Scene 57: The Perverted Nun
26. Scene 87: “Penis!”
27. Scene 58: She Painted Up Her Face
28. Scene 60: Janet’s Big Dance Number
29. Scene 61: Half A Dozen Provocative Squats
30. Scene 62: Lucy’s Seduction Of A Bored Violinist
31. Scene 63: Shove It Right In
32. Scene 67: “I Am Bwana Dik!”
33. Scene 68-69: What Will This Morning Bring Me This Evening
34. Scene 77: Daddy, Daddy, Daddy

CD 4:
200 MOTELS – DIALOG PROTECTION REELS (Cont’d)
  1. Scene 90: Biff Debris & Jeff
  2. Scene 84-85: Penis Dimension
  3. Scene 32: Mystery Roach (Acoustic) / “Yeah? Well Fine!”
  4. Scene 71: What Will The Evening Bring Me This Morning
  5. Scene 92: Jeff Flips Out / I’m Stealing The Room
  6. Scene 100: Strictly Genteel
  7. Scene 100: 200 Motels Finale

BONUS SWILL, PART I
  8. “I Was Gonna Make A Movie One Time…”
  9. 200 Motels Movie Ad #1
10. What’s The Name Of Your Group? (FZ Edit)
11. 200 Motels Movie Ad #2
12. FZ on Ringo Starr
13. Ringo Starr on 200 Motels
14. 200 Motels Movie Ad #3
15. Motorhead’s Midnight Ranch (Mix Outtake)
16. Looking For Newts
17. “They Are Only In It For The Money”
18. 200 Motels Movie Ad #4
19. 200 Motels Commercial Session Outtakes
20. Does This Kind Of Life Look Interesting To You? (Mix Outtake)
21. “I Shall Ruin All The Tapes”
22. Janet’s Big Dance Number (Basic Tracks)
23. Martin Lickert Voice-Over
24. Touring Can Make You Crazy (Mix Outtake)
25. Penis Dimension (Instrumental Alternate Take)
26. Centerville (Mix Outtake)
27. Mystery Roach (Alternate Master)
28. Magic Fingers (Mix Outtake)
29. 200 Motels Movie Ad #5

CD 5:
200 MOTELS – ALTERNATES AND OUTTAKES
  1. “What Is 200 Motels?”
  2. Theodore Bikel Voice-Over
  3. Semi-Fraudulent/Direct-From-Hollywood Overture (Mix Outtake)
  4. What’s The Name Of Your Group? (Complete Sequence, Part I)
  5. What’s The Name Of Your Group? (Complete Sequence, Part II)
  6. What’s The Name Of Your Group? (Complete Sequence, Part III)
  7. Can I Help You With This Dummy?
  8. Pianos For The Pleated Gazelle
  9. Synth Tracks (Part I)
10. Would You Like A Snack? (Alternate Take)
11. Howard Kaylan/Mark Volman Voice-Over
12. Centerville (Rough Mix)
13. This Town Is A Sealed Tuna Sandwich (Prologue, Mix Outtake)
14. Tuna Fish Promenade (Mix Outtake)
15. The Sealed Tuna Bolero (Alternate Take)
16. Lonesome Cowboy Burt (Mix Outtake)
17. Naval Aviation In Art?
18. Redneck Eats/The Restaurant Scene (Basic Tracks)
19. Mystery Roach (Basic Tracks)
20. I Have Seen The Pleated Gazelle
21. Dew On The Newts We Got (Rough Mix)
22. The Lad Searches The Night For His Newts (Rough Mix)
23. Motorhead’s Midnight Ranch (Rough Mix)
24. The Girl Wants To Fix Him Some Broth (Rough Mix, Alternate Ending)
25. The Girl’s Dream (Rough Mix)
26. Little Green Scratchy Sweaters And Courduroy Ponce
27. Scene 43: A Cardboard Box
28. Scene 44
29. A Nun Suit Painted On Some Old Boxes (Rough Mix)
30. She Painted Up Her Face (Compressed Mix)
31. The Secret Stare
32. Half A Dozen Provocative Squats (Compressed Mix)
33. Lucy’s Seduction Of A Bored Violinist (Basic Tracks)
34. Shove It Right In (Compressed Mix)
35. Postlude (Basic Tracks)
36. What Will This Evening Bring Me This Morning (Mix Outtake)

CD 6:
200 MOTELS – ALTERNATES AND OUTTAKES
  1. Daddy, Daddy, Daddy (Alternate Take)
  2. Magic Fingers (Alternate Take)
  3. Penis Dimension (Basic Tracks)
  4. Scene 86
  5. Scene 87 (Alternate Take)
  6. Synth Tracks (Part II)
  7. I’m Stealing The Towels (Basic Tracks, Alternate Take)
  8. Scene 94: “He’s Always Watching Me”
  9. Dental Hygiene Dilemma (Part I, Basic Tracks)
10. Does This Kind Of Life Look Interesting To You? (Mix Outtake)
11. Dental Hygiene Dilemma (Part II, Basic Tracks)
12. Strictly Genteel (Basic Tracks)
13. 200 Motels Finale (Alternate Take)
14. 200 Motels Finale (Basic Tracks, Unedited Ending)

BONUS SWILL, PART II
15. Movie Theater Skit (Commercial Session Outtake)
16. 200 Motels Album Ad #1
17. Script Rehearsal Trim
18. Lonesome Cowboy Burt (In Rehearsal 1969)
19. Lonesome Cowboy Burt (In Rehearsal 1970)
20. 200 Motels Album Ad #2
21. Penis Dimension Jingle Music
22. TV Hype (Commercial Session Outtake)
23. 200 Motels Movie Ad # 6

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Frank Zappa: bass, guitar, producer, orchestration
Ian Underwood: keyboards, woodwinds
Ruth Underwood: percussion, orchestra drum set
George Duke: trombone, keyboards
Aynsley Dunbar: drums
Howard Kaylan: vocals
Mark Volman: vocals, photography
Jim Pons: voice (Bad Conscience), some bass
Martin Lickert: some bass
Jimmy Carl Black: vocal on Lonesome Cowboy Burt
with
Theodore Bikel: narrator
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Elgar Howarth
The Top Score Singers conducted by David Van Asch
Phyllis Bryn-Julson: soprano
Classical Guitar Ensemble supervised by John Williams

dutch text 2020-2021 Paul Lemmens © pics etc. ZFT/UMe