Quaudiophiliac

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Quaudiophiliac
Compilation album by Frank Zappa
Released September 14, 2004
Recorded March 1, 19701978
Length 50:36
Label Barking Pumpkin
Producer Frank Zappa,
Dweezil Zappa
Frank Zappa chronology
Joe's Domage
(2004)
Quaudiophiliac
(2004)
Joe's Xmasage
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Quaudiophiliac (styled QuAUDIOPHILIAc) is a compilation album featuring music by Frank Zappa, released in 2004 by the Zappa Family Trust. It compiles recordings he made while experimenting with quadraphonic, or four-channel, sound in the 1970s. Zappa prepared quadraphonic mixes of a number of his 1970s albums, with both Over-Nite Sensation (1973) and Apostrophe (') (1974) being released in discrete quadraphonic on Zappa's DiscReet Records label.[2][3]

Produced by Zappa, and completed by his son, Dweezil Zappa, Quaudiophiliac includes several previously unreleased works in this format. The recordings date from as early as 1970, with "Chunga Basement", a version of the title track from Chunga's Revenge (1970). Also included are three tracks from the 1975 Royce Hall, UCLA concerts with the Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Orchestra which would become Orchestral Favorites (1979); plus a quad remix of a segment of Zappa's 1968 musique concrète masterpiece Lumpy Gravy.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Naval Aviation in Art?"   1:34
2. "Lumpy Gravy"   1:05
3. "Rollo"   6:00
4. "Drooling Midrange Accountants on Easter Hay"   2:15
5. "Wild Love"   4:07
6. "Ship Ahoy"   5:47
7. "Chunga Basement"   11:48
8. "Venusian Time Bandits"   1:54
9. "Waka/Jawaka"   13:23
10. "Basement Music #2"   2:43

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Frank Zappa – producer, engineer, mixing
  • Art Kelm – technical support
  • Richard Landers – technical support
  • Jeff Levison – production supervisor
  • Fred Maher – technical support, artist relations
  • Stephen Marcussen – mastering
  • Jaime Ramírez – production coordination
  • Jeff Skillen – executive producer
  • Joe Travers – vault research
  • John "Buddy" Williams – photography, cover photo
  • Dweezil Zappa – producer, engineer
  • Gail Zappa – executive producer, art direction, photography
  • Keith Lawler - package layout, design, photography

References[edit]

  1. ^ Westergaard, S. (2011). "Quaudiophiliac - Frank Zappa | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 22 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Slaven, Neil (2009). Electric Don Quixote: The Definitive Story Of Frank Zappa. Omnibus Press. p. 260. ISBN 9780857120434. 
  3. ^ Whitesel, Todd (August 18, 2010). "Zappa delighted in breaking new ground in sound". Goldmine Mag. 

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