Trance-Fusion

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Trance-Fusion
Live album by Frank Zappa
Released October 24, 2006
Recorded 1977–1988
Genre Instrumental rock
Length 61:40
Label Zappa
Producer Frank Zappa
Frank Zappa chronology
MOFO (2-Disc)
(2006)
Trance-Fusion
(2006)
Buffalo
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Trance-Fusion is an album of guitar solos completed by Frank Zappa shortly before his death, but not released until 2006.[2] The album had previously been announced for release in 1999[3] and 2003[4] and again announced in 2005 in relation to the Zappa Plays Zappa tour. It had previously been only available through bootlegs.[5]

Zappa had previously released several other albums consisting entirely of guitar solos - Guitar, the Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar series, the cassette-only The Guitar World According to Frank Zappa, and the posthumous Frank Zappa Plays the Music of Frank Zappa: A Memorial Tribute.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written, composed and arranged by Frank Zappa.

No. Title Recording date and venue Length
1. "Chunga's Revenge"   Performed at Wembley Arena, London, UK: April 19, 1988. Features Dweezil Zappa 7:01
2. "Bowling on Charen" (Originally called "The Squirm") Guitar solo from "Wild Love", performed at The Palladium, NYC: October 28, 1977 (early show) 5:03
3. "Good Lobna"   Guitar solo from "Let's Move To Cleveland", performed at Orpheum Theater, Memphis, Tennessee: December 4, 1984 1:39
4. "A Cold Dark Matter"   Guitar solo from "Inca Roads", performed at Memorial Hall, Allentown, Pennsylvania: March 19, 1988 3:31
5. "Butter or Cannons"   Guitar solo from "Let's Move To Cleveland", performed at The Pier, NYC: August 25, 1984 3:24
6. "Ask Dr. Stupid"   Guitar solo from "Easy Meat", performed at Rhein-Neckarhalle, Eppelheim, Germany: March 21, 1979 3:20
7. "Scratch & Sniff"   Guitar solo from "City Of Tiny Lights", performed at Brighton Centre, Brighton, UK: April 16, 1988 3:56
8. "Trance-Fusion"   Guitar solo from "Marque-Son's Chicken", performed at Liederhalle, Stuttgart, Germany: May 24, 1988 4:19
9. "Gorgo"   Guitar solo from "The Torture Never Stops", performed at Johanneshovs Isstadion, Stockholm: May 1, 1988 2:41
10. "Diplodocus"   Guitar solo from "King Kong", performed at Civic Center, Providence, Rhode Island: October 26, 1984 3:22
11. "Soul Polka"   Guitar solo from "Oh No", performed at Memorial Hall, Allentown, Pennsylvania: March 19, 1988 3:17
12. "For Giuseppe Franco"   Guitar solo from "Hot-Plate Heaven At The Green Hotel", performed at Paramount Theatre, Seattle, Washington: December 17, 1984 (late show) 3:48
13. "After Dinner Smoker"   Guitar solo from "The Torture Never Stops", performed at Palasport, Genoa, Italy: June 9, 1988 4:45
14. "Light is All That Matters"   Guitar solo from "Let's Move To Cleveland",performed at Paramount Theatre, Seattle, Washington December 17, 1984 (late show) 3:46
15. "Finding Higgs' Boson"   Guitar solo from "Hot-Plate Heaven At The Green Hotel", performed at Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria: May 8, 1988 3:41
16. "Bavarian Sunset"   Guitar solo from post-"I Am The Walrus" jam, performed at Rudi-Sedlmeyer Sporthalle, Munich, Germany: May 9, 1988 4:00

Personnel[edit]

  • Frank Zappa – guitar, all tracks
  • Dweezil Zappa – guitar on tracks 1 and 16
  • Mike Keneally – rhythm guitar and keyboards on tracks 1, 4, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, and 16
  • Bobby Martin – keyboards on tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16
  • Ed Mann – percussion on tracks 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, and 16
  • Walt Fowler – trumpet, flugelhorn and keyboards on tracks 1, 4, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, and 16
  • Bruce Fowler – trombone on tracks 1, 4, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, and 16
  • Paul Carmen – alto, soprano, and baritone saxophone on tracks 1, 4, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, and 16
  • Albert Wing – tenor saxophone on tracks 1, 4, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, and 16
  • Kurt McGettrick – baritone, bass saxophone and contrabass clarinet on tracks 1, 4, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, and 16
  • Scott Thunes – bass and mini-Moog on tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16
  • Chad Wackerman – drums and percussion on tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16
  • Ray White – rhythm guitar on tracks 3, 5, 10, 12, and 14
  • Ike Willis – rhythm guitar on tracks 3, 5, 10, 12, and 14
  • Allan Zavod – keyboards on tracks 3, 5, 10, 12, and 14
  • Warren Cuccurullo – rhythm guitar on track 6
  • Denny Walley – slide guitar on track 6
  • Tommy Mars – keyboards on tracks 2 and 6
  • Peter Wolf – keyboards on tracks 2 and 6
  • Vinnie Colaiuta – drums on track 6
  • Adrian Belew – rhythm guitar on track 2
  • Patrick O'Hearn – bass on track 2
  • Terry Bozzio – drums on track 2

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Westergaard, S. (2011). "Trance-Fusion - Frank Zappa | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 22 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Upcoming Releases - October 24, 2006 @ rykodistribution.com
  3. ^ "Re: 'Trans fuzion' and 'Dance me this'", Bossk (R), alt.fan.frank-zappa, Usenet, 26 April 2000]
  4. ^ Zappa.com FAQ
  5. ^ Info about the Trance-Fusion bootleg can be found at the Zappa Patio

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. "Information Is Not Knowledge: FZ Discography". Retrieved October 27, 2006.