Frank Zappa Plays the Music of Frank Zappa: A Memorial Tribute

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Frank Zappa Plays the Music of Frank Zappa: A Memorial Tribute
Greatest hits album by Frank Zappa
Released October 1996
Recorded 19741979
Genre Progressive rock, art rock, hard rock, instrumental rock
Length 54:04
Label Barking Pumpkin
Producer Dweezil Zappa
Frank Zappa chronology
Läther
(1996)
Frank Zappa Plays the Music of Frank Zappa: A Memorial Tribute
(1996)
Have I Offended Someone?
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Frank Zappa Plays the Music of Frank Zappa: A Memorial Tribute is a posthumous album by Frank Zappa.

According to the liner notes, Frank's son Dweezil talked with his father shortly before Frank's death about the songs Frank had written that he would consider to be his "signature" tunes. These were "Zoot Allures", "Black Napkins" and "Watermelon in Easter Hay". The album compiles the original album versions of these three pieces, along with an alternate, live take of each, and the track "Merely a Blues in A", a blues improvisation recorded in Paris in 1974. It was released by The Zappa Family Trust and is only available online from Barfko-Swill—the mail-order section on zappa.com.

This release is similar in style to works such as Guitar, Trance-Fusion, Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar and The Guitar World According to Frank Zappa.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written, composed and arranged by Frank Zappa.

No. Title Length
1. "Black Napkins"   7:10
2. "Black Napkins" (Zoot Allures album version) 4:15
3. "Zoot Allures"   15:45
4. "Merely a Blues in A"   7:27
5. "Zoot Allures" (Zoot Allures album version) 4:05
6. "Watermelon in Easter Hay"   6:42
7. "Watermelon in Easter Hay" (Joe's Garage album version) 8:42

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dryden, K. (2011). "Frank Zappa Plays the Music of Frank Zappa: A Memorial Tribute - Frank Zappa | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 22 July 2011. 

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