Carnegie Hall (Frank Zappa album)

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Carnegie Hall
Live album by Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention
Released October 31, 2011 (2011-10-31)
Recorded October 11, 1971 (1971-10-11)
Label Vaulternative Records
Catalog Number: VR 2011-1[1]
Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention chronology
Feeding the Monkies at Ma Maison
(2011)
Carnegie Hall
(2011)
Understanding America
(2012)

Carnegie Hall is a quadruple live album by Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention, released posthumously on October 31, 2011, by the Zappa Family Trust on Vaulternative Records. It is a mono recording.

History[edit]

This is the official release of the live recording of Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention's debut (and only two) performances at the titular New York City's Carnegie Hall on October 11, 1971 (Official release #91).

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Frank Zappa except where noted.

Disc one[edit]

The Persuasions (support act) Show 1
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I Just Can't Work No Longer"   Curtis Mayfield, Jerry Butler 2:32
2. "Working All the Live Long Day/Chain Gang"   Trad./Sam Cooke 2:20
3. "Medley #1"   (*) 7:28
4. "Pieces of a Man"   Jerry Galen Foster, Wilburn Rice 2:53
5. "Buffalo Soldier"   David Barnes, Margaret Ann Lewis, Mira Ann Smith 4:33
6. "Medley #2"   (*) 2:36
7. "Medley #3"   (*) 3:14
FZ Show 1
No. Title Writer(s) Length
8. "Hello (To FOH)/Ready?! (To the Band)"     1:03
9. "Call Any Vegetable"     10:36
10. "Anyway the Wind Blows"     4:00
11. "Magdalena"   Frank Zappa/Howard Kaylan 6:08
12. "Dog Breath"     5:41
Total length:
53:13

Disc two[edit]

FZ Show 1 (continued)
No. Title Length
1. "Peaches en Regalia"   4:24
2. "Tears Began to Fall"   2:32
3. "She Painted Up Her Face/Half A Dozen Provocative Squats/Shove It Right In"   6:32
4. "King Kong"   30:25
5. "200 Motels Finale"   3:41
6. "Who Are the Brain Police?"   7:08
Total length:
54:41

Disc three[edit]

FZ Show 2
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Auspicious Occasion"     2:45
2. "Divan: Once Upon a Time"     5:40
3. "Divan: Sofa #1"     3:11
4. "Divan: Magic Pig"     1:43
5. "Divan: Stick It Out"     4:54
6. "Divan: Divan Ends Here"     4:17
7. "Pound for a Brown"     6:03
8. "Sleeping in a Jar"     2:46
9. "Wonderful Wino"   Frank Zappa/Jeff Simmons 5:46
10. "Sharleena"     4:52
11. "Cruising for Burgers"     3:17
Total length:
45:13

Disc four[edit]

FZ Show 2 (continued)
No. Title Length
1. "Billy the Mountain - Part 1"   28:33
2. "Billy the Mountain - The Carnegie Solos"   13:31
3. "Billy the Mountain - Part 2"   5:37
4. "The $600 Mud Shark Prelude"   1:27
5. "The Mud Shark"   13:35
Total length:
62:42

Credits[edit]

Produced/Performed/Conducted by Frank Zappa

(*)

  • Medley #1: Sunday Kind of Love (Barbara Belle, Anita Nye, Louis Prima, Stanley Rhodes) / Sincerely (Harvey Fuqua, Alan Freed) / A Thousand Miles Away (William Henry Miller, James Sheppard) / The Vow (Zeke Carey, George Motola, Horace Webb) / Why Don't You Write Me? (Laura Grace Hollins) / Goodnight Sweetheart, Goodnight (Calvin Carter, James Hudson) / Woo Woo Train (Richard Barrett) / I Only Have Eyes for You (Al Dubin, Harry Warren) / Creation of Love (Richard Barrett, Stuart Wiener) / Tears on My Pillow (Al Lewis, Sylvester Bradford) / The Great Pretender (Buck Ram)
  • Medley #2: Don't Look Back (William Robinson, Ronald A. White) / Runaway Child, Running Wild (Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield) / Cloud Nine (Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield)
  • Medley #3: He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother (Sidney Keith Russell, Robert William Scott) / You've Got a Friend (Carole King) / Reach Out and Touch Somebody's Hand (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson)

Personnel[edit]

  • Frank Zappa: guitar, vocals, band direction
  • Mark Volman: vocals, percussion
  • Howard Kaylan: vocals, percussion
  • Ian Underwood: keyboards, woodwinds
  • Don Preston: minimoog
  • Jim Pons: bass guitar, vocals
  • Aynsley Dunbar: drums

References[edit]