Carnegie Hall (Frank Zappa album)

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Carnegie Hall
Carnegia Hall CD Cover.jpg
Live album by
ReleasedOctober 31, 2011 (2011-10-31)
RecordedOctober 11, 1971 (1971-10-11),
Carnegie Hall,
New York, New York
LabelVaulternative Records
Catalog Number: VR 2011-1[1]
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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 of the two shows given on October 11, 1971 at Carnegie Hall in New York and the sixth installment on the Vaulternative Records label that is dedicated to the posthumous release of complete Zappa concerts, following the releases of FZ:OZ (2002), Buffalo (2007), Wazoo (2007), Philly '76 (2009) and Hammersmith Odeon (2010).


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.

Track listing[edit]

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

Disc one[edit]

The Persuasions (support act) Show 1
1."I Just Can't Work No Longer"Curtis Mayfield, Jerry Butler2:32
2."Working All the Live Long Day/Chain Gang"Trad./Sam Cooke2:20
3."Medley #1"(*)7:28
4."Pieces of a Man"Jerry Galen Foster, Wilburn Rice2:53
5."Buffalo Soldier"David Barnes, Margaret Ann Lewis, Mira Ann Smith4:33
6."Medley #2"(*)2:36
7."Medley #3"(*)3:14
Total length:25:36
FZ Show 1
8."Hello (To FOH)/Ready?! (To the Band)" 1:03
9."Call Any Vegetable" 10:36
10."Any Way the Wind Blows" 4:00
11."Magdalena"Frank Zappa/Howard Kaylan6:08
12."Dog Breath" 5:41
Total length:27:28

Disc two[edit]

FZ Show 1 (continued)
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
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 Simmons5:46
10."Sharleena" 4:52
11."Cruising for Burgers" 3:17
Total length:45:13

Disc four[edit]

FZ Show 2 (continued)
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


Produced/Performed/Conducted by Frank Zappa