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The Mothers 1971
Een onverwachte release. Geruchten waren er over een Waka-Wazoo-box, er hangt nog een Hot Rats-box ergens, net als een Bongo Fury-box. Deze zag ik niet aankomen. men pakt flink uit.
Met weer een box van de groep met Mark & Howie/Flo & Eddie/The Vaudeville Band gaan we bijna richting Beat the Boots. Daar is de meerderheid ook van deze band. Vragen heb ik massa's. Die stukken met John & Yoko staan toch ook al op 'Playground Psychotics'? Niet bepaald een hoogtepunt in de muziekhistorie toch? Op diezelfde cd staat ook al werk op uit de Rainbow, Londen; het concert waar Zappa van het podium geduwd werd. We gaan dus aardig wat dubbelen. Maar dan wel met nieuwe mensen aan den knoppen, inclusief een heel bijzondere, Eddie Kramer. De man die we kennen van de albums van Jimi Hendrix. Ach, Zappa had Hendrix' gitaar ook al, dus.
Verrassend is meteen ook het moment waarop Zappa van het podium geduwd wordt in alle audio-glorie. Maar of ik daar nu op zit te wachten? Het past wel in het huidige tijdbeeld van sensatie zoeken. We zullen zien/horen. Dat geldt ook voor de rest van de box. In maart weten we meer.
Nog wat verrassingen: het oude album, 'Fillmore East- june 1971', krijgt een vinyl-uitbreiding en gaat van 1 naar 3 plaatjes. Bovendien staat daar iets op dat niet in de box zit. Leuk voor vinylmensen. Ik weet nu al dat ik dat niet hoef. Dat scheelt alweer.
Nog een extra: het Rainbow Concert op vinyl. Dat zit dan wel weer compleet in de box. Iedereen blij.

steun de winkelier:   box & vinyl

Hieronder de wervende tekst van zappa punt com:

FRANK ZAPPA’S LEGENDARY 1971 FILLMORE EAST RUN IN NYC AND SHOCKING FINAL RAINBOW THEATRE GIG IN LONDON WITH THE MOTHERS GETS PROPER 50TH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATION WITH DEFINITIVE EIGHT-DISC BOXED SET, THE MOTHERS 1971

ASTONISHING AMOUNT OF UNRELEASED LIVE MATERIAL UNEARTHED FROM THE VAULT CONTAINS EVERY NOTE PLAYED OVER FOUR SHOWS ACROSS TWO NIGHTS THAT CLOSED FILLMORE EAST, INCLUDING FAMED JOHN LENNON AND YOKO ONO ENCORE; PLUS FULL FINAL SHOW AT RAINBOW THEATRE IN LONDON NEWLY MIXED BY EDDIE KRAMER, BONUS HYBRID HARRISBURG AND SCRANTON, PA CONCERT AND MORE

EXPANDED FILLMORE EAST – 1971 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION FEATURING NEW REMASTER OF ORIGINAL ALBUM ALONG WITH BONUS TRACKS AND PERIOD-PERFECT MIXES BY ZAPPA, NOT FOUND ON THE BOXED SET, AND RAINBOW THEATRE CONCERT, TO BE RELEASED CONCURRENTLY AS 3LP SETS

Los Angeles – January 13, 2022 – Released in August 1971 just two months after it was recorded, Fillmore East - June 1971 was Frank Zappa and The Mothers’ masterstroke conceptual live album, a well-oiled and well-edited aural treatise chronicling the prurient feast and famine of a certain band’s somewhat salacious life on (and off) the road. In effect, it was the seemly predecessor to October 1971’s expansive, groundbreaking magnum opus, 200 Motels, the surrealistic documentary and soundtrack which ultimately took on a life of its own. Even so, Fillmore East - June 1971, the landmark live recording with the scrawled “penzil” cover art made to resemble a bootleg of the day, managed to capture its own level of then-modern zeitgeist in patented Zappa-reconstructed form.

The ever-touring Mothers closed out 1971 with a European jaunt that saw them hitting Denmark, Germany, The Netherlands, and Austria before rolling into Switzerland for a December 4, 1971 show at the Montreaux Casino that will forever live in infamy in both song and legend. This was due to an errant fan setting off a flare gun and burning the place to the ground – along with destroying all The Mothers’ gear and equipment, sans one solitary cowbell.

Thankfully, the band and audience were relatively unhurt, but subsequent shows in France and Belgium were cancelled and The Mothers had to resort to wrestling with rented equipment for a planned pair of shows slated for December 10-11, 1971 at the Rainbow Theatre in London, England. Only the December 10th show came to pass, however, due to an event that changed the course of Zappa’s life forever. After the band played a cover of The Beatles’ “I Want To Hold Your Hand,” a crazed fan attacked him by violently shoving him off the stage into the orchestra pit 12 feet below. For some time, nobody knew whether Zappa was alive and there was complete confusion inside and outside the theater. As Zappa recounted in his 1989 autobiography, “The Real Frank Zappa Book:” “My head was over on my shoulder and my neck was bent like it was broken. I had a gash in my chin, a hole in the back of my head, a broken rib and a fractured leg. One arm was paralyzed.” Once he could finally leave the hospital and be returned to the States, he spent the better part of a year in a wheelchair and a leg brace. When all was said and done, he permanently sustained a lower pitched voice, one leg shorter than the other and chronic back pain. The Rainbow Theatre show would end up being the last ever performed by the Flo and Eddie lineup as the group disbanded while Zappa was in the hospital as they needed to continue to work while he recuperated. Once Zappa recovered from his injuries he ventured into other musical territories.

It's these intriguing, intertwining roads that will be explored, examined, and celebrated like never before with the monumental and definitive new eight-disc/digital collection, The Mothers 1971, a new Super Deluxe Edition boxed set due March 18 via Zappa Records/UMe that showcases these special 1971 lineups and commemorates these storied chapters in Zappa’s legacy. Overseen by the Zappa Trust and produced by Ahmet Zappa and Zappa Vaultmeister Joe Travers, the 100-track, nearly 10-hour set brings together every note of the fabled four shows that closed down the vaunted Fillmore East in New York City on June 5-6, 1971, including the entire John Lennon and Yoko Ono encore, along with the full Rainbow Theatre performance in London, England, on December 10, 1971. Also included is an unreleased hybrid concert culled from June 1 and June 3, 1971 performances in Scranton and Harrisburg, Penn., which denote the first time Mothers shows were recorded on Zappa’s preferred, then-newly purchased ½-inch 4-track tape machine (throughout the ’70s, this was the main tape recorder used to document shows if the budget allowed). The extensive collection is rounded out with the original rare single for “Tears Began To Fall” and its non-album-track B-side “Junier Mintz Boogie,” signifying the single’s first re-release in 50 years and digital debut, as well as a homemade radio spot and its related outtakes. This release is significant for marking the first time the complete back-to-back double-header Fillmore East concerts have been released in their entirety, allowing fans to hear the full performances that Zappa edited the album from, and for the very first time anywhere, contains the official audio of the Rainbow Theatre show’s truly shocking ending which was thought to have not been recorded until recently discovered while putting this project together.

The majority of the box set’s unedited live tracks have been newly mixed from scratch by longtime Zappa Trust associate Craig Parker Adams at Winslow Ct. Studios and mastered by John Polito at Audio Mechanics. The complete historical Rainbow Theatre concert was newly mixed by legendary producer/engineer Eddie Kramer (his first Zappa Trust project to date) and mastered by Bernie Grundman. All recordings included on The Mothers 1971 were sourced from their original 2-inch, 16-track, 1-inch 8-track, and ¼-inch 2-track stereo analog master tapes discovered in The Vault and digitally transferred and compiled by Joe Travers in 2020, who then supervised the mixes in early 2021.

The Mothers 1971 boxed set comes in a CD size slimcase with all eight discs residing in their own respective mini-jackets, which are collectively housed within an inner slipcase, along with a comprehensive 68-page booklet showcasing a quite revealing, in-depth interview with key Mothers 1971 bandmember Ian Underwood as conducted by Ahmet Zappa, in addition to separate recollections and learned musings from Eddie Kramer and then-bassist Jim Pons alongside detailed, tape-by-tape liner notes from the ever-irrepressible Joe Travers, and historical photos from famed photographer Henry Diltz.

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vinyl: links de Rainbow, rechts de Fillmore

 
The Mothers 1971
18 maart 2022
officiële release - 121

disc 1
LIVE AT FILLMORE EAST, JUNE 5, 1971 - SHOW 1
  1 . Peaches En Regalia
  2. Tears Began To Fall
  3. Shove It Right In
  4. Status Back Baby
  5. Concentration Moon - Part I
  6. The Sanzini Brothers (Sodomy Trick)*
  7. Concentration Moon - Part II*
  8. Mom & Dad*
  9. Intro To Music For Low Budget Orchestra*
10. Billy The Mountain*
11. King Kong*

disc 2
LIVE AT FILLMORE EAST, JUNE 5, 1971 - SHOW 2
  1. Peaches En Regalia
  2. Tears Began To Fall
  3. Shove It Right In
  4. Intro To Music For Low Budget Orchestra
  5. Billy The Mountain
  6. Little House I Used To Live In
  7. The Mud Shark
  8. What Kind Of Girl Do You Think We Are?
  9. Bwana Dik
10. Latex Solar Beef
11. Willie The Pimp

disc 3
LIVE AT FILLMORE EAST, JUNE 5, 1971 - SHOW 2 (cont’d)
  1. Do You Like My New Car?
  2. Happy Together
  3. "Any Chord Of Your Choice"
  4. King Kong - Part I
  5. Lonesome Electric Turkey
  6. King Kong - Part II
LIVE AT FILLMORE EAST, JUNE 6, 1971 - SHOW 1
  7. Fillmore Improvisation
  8. Peaches En Regalia
  9. Tears Began To Fall
10. Shove It Right In
11. Status Back Baby*
12. Concentration Moon - Part I*
13. The Sanzini Brothers (Sodomy Trick)*
14. Concentration Moon - Part II*
15. Mom & Dad*

CD 4
LIVE AT FILLMORE EAST, JUNE 6, 1971 - SHOW 1 (cont’d
1. The Story Of Billy The Mountain
2. Intro To Music For Low Budget Orchestra
3. Billy The Mountain
4. Chunga's Revenge
LIVE AT FILLMORE EAST, JUNE 6, 1971 - SHOW 2
Newly mixed by Craig Parker Adams
5. "Herd Of Cattle"
6. Peaches En Regalia
7. Tears Began To Fall
8. Shove It Right In

CD 5
LIVE AT FILLMORE EAST, JUNE 6, 1971 - SHOW 2 (cont’d)
  1. The Story Of Billy The Mountain
  2. Intro To Music For Low Budget Orchestra
  3. Billy The Mountain
  4. "Conglomerate Assembly"
  5. Little House I Used To Live In
  6. The Mud Shark
  7. What Kind Of Girl Do You Think We Are?
  8. Bwana Dik
  9. Latex Solar Beef
10. Willie The Pimp
11. Do You Like My New Car?
12. Happy Together

CD 6
LIVE AT FILLMORE EAST, JUNE 6, 1971 - SHOW 2 (cont’d)
1. Well – featuring John Lennon and Yoko Ono
2. Say Please – featuring John Lennon and Yoko Ono
3. King Kong – featuring John Lennon and Yoko Ono
4. Aaawk – featuring John Lennon and Yoko Ono
5. Scumbag – featuring John Lennon and Yoko Ono
6. A Small Eternity With Yoko Ono – featuring John Lennon and Yoko Ono

BONUS TRACKS
  7. Homemade Radio Spot
  8. Tears Began To Fall (Single Version)
  9. Junier Mintz Boogie (Single B-Side)
10. Homemade Radio Spot Outtakes
LIVE AT STATE FARM SHOW ARENA, HARRISBURG, PA, JUNE 3, 1971
11. Peaches En Regalia
12. Tears Began To Fall
13. Shove It Right In
14. Status Back Baby
15. Concentration Moon - Part I
16. The Sanzini Brothers (Burning Hoop Trick)
17. Concentration Moon - Part II
18. Mom & Dad
19. My Boyfriend's Back
20. Tiny Sick Tears

CD 7
LIVE AT STATE FARM SHOW ARENA, HARRISBURG, PA, JUNE 3, 1971 (cont’d)
1. Call Any Vegetable
2. The Story Of Billy The Mountain
3. Intro To Music For Low Budget Orchestra
LIVE AT STATE FARM SHOW ARENA, HARRISBURG, PA, JUNE 3, 1971 and LIVE AT WATRES ARMORY, SCRANTON, PA, JUNE 1, 1971
Newly mixed by John Polito
4. Billy The Mountain
LIVE AT WATRES ARMORY, SCRANTON, PA, JUNE 1, 1971
Newly mixed by John Polito
5. Willie The Pimp
6. King Kong (Outro)
LIVE AT RAINBOW THEATRE, LONDON, ENGLAND, DECEMBER 10, 1971
Newly mixed by Eddie Kramer
7. Zanti Serenade
8. Peaches En Regalia
9. Tears Began To Fall

CD 8
LIVE AT RAINBOW THEATRE, LONDON, ENGLAND, DECEMBER 10, 1971 (cont’d)
  1. Shove It Right In
  2. "Pain In The Ass"
  3. Divan: Once Upon A Time
  4. Divan: Sofa #1
  5. Pound For A Brown - Part I
  6. Super Grease
  7. Pound For A Brown - Part II
  8. Sleeping In A Jar
  9. Wonderful Wino
10. Sharleena
11. Cruising For Burgers
12. "That's Your Tough Luck"
13. King Kong
14. I Want To Hold Your Hand

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Frank Zappa: guitar & dialog
Mark Volman: lead vocals & dialog
Howard Kaylan: lead vocals & dialog
Ian Underwood: winds & keyboards & vocals
Aynsley Dunbar: drums
Jim Pons: bass & vocals & dialog
Bob Harris: 2nd keyboard & vocals
special guest star:
Don Preston: mini-moog

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dutch text 2022 Paul Lemmens © pics etc. ZFT