Hammersmith Odeon (album)

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Hammersmith Odeon
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Live album by Frank Zappa
ReleasedNovember 6, 2010
RecordedJanuary 25, 26 & 27 &
February 28, 1978,
Hammersmith Odeon,
London, UK
GenreRock
Length174:02
LabelVaulternative Records
ProducerFrank Zappa
Gail Zappa
Joe Travers
Frank Zappa chronology
Congress Shall Make No Law...
(2010)
Hammersmith Odeon
(2010)
Feeding the Monkies at Ma Maison
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
All About Jazz(very favourable)[1]
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[2]

Hammersmith Odeon is a triple album by Frank Zappa, recorded on January 25, 26 & 27, 1978 and February 28, 1978, and released posthumously in 2010 by the Zappa Family Trust. It is the fifth 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) and Philly '76 (2009).

History[edit]

Frank Zappa played London's Hammersmith Odeon five times in 1978: on 24, 25, 26 & 27 January 1978 and on 28 February 1978.[3]

The 25, 26 & 27 January 1978 and 28 February 1978 concerts provided the source for the basic tracks for Zappa's 1979 album Sheik Yerbouti.[4]

The Hammersmith Odeon 3-CD set was designed to celebrate Frank Zappa's 70th birthday on 21 December 2010. Mixed in NYC by Frank Filipetti, none of the tracks have been previously released and the track listing mirrors and/or parallels the set lists of the concerts.[5][6]

Ticket stub from one of the nights featured on the CD

Track listing[5][6][edit]

Disc one
No.TitleDate performedLength
1."Convocation/The Purple Lagoon"January 27, 19782:18
2."Dancin' Fool"January 27, 19783:43
3."Peaches en Regalia"February 28, 19782:36
4."The Torture Never Stops"February 28, 197813:52
5."Tryin' to Grow a Chin"February 28, 19783:37
6."City of Tiny Lites"February 28, 19787:01
7."Baby Snakes"February 28, 19781:54
8."Pound for a Brown"February 28, 197820:39
Disc two
No.TitleDate performedLength
1."I Have Been in You"January 26, 197813:55
2."Flakes"February 28, 19786:39
3."Broken Hearts Are for Assholes"February 28, 19783:54
4."Punky's Whips"January 26, 197810:26
5."Titties 'n Beer"January 26, 19784:49
6."Audience Participation"January 26, 19783:32
7."The Black Page #2"January 26, 19782:49
8."Jones Crusher"January 25, 19783:01
9."The Little House I Used to Live In"January 25, 19787:13
Disc three
No.TitleDate performedLength
1."Dong Work for Yuda"January 25, 19782:56
2."Bobby Brown Goes Down"January 26, 19784:54
3."Envelopes"January 26, 19782:16
4."Terry Firma"January 26, 19784:10
5."Disco Boy"January 26, 19786:43
6."King Kong"February 28, 197810:10
7."Watermelon in Easter Hay (Prequel)"January 27, 19783:55
8."Dinah-Moe Humm"January 26, 19786:10
9."Camarillo Brillo"January 26, 19783:23
10."Muffin Man"January 26, 19786:18
11."Black Napkins"January 25, 19785:16
12."San Ber'dino"January 25, 19785:54

Personnel[5][edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kelman, John (2011-01-05). "Frank Zappa: Hammersmith Odeon". Retrieved 2011-02-10.
  2. ^ Dryden, Ken. "Hammersmith Odeon - Frank Zappa : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 31 March 2013.
  3. ^ "zappateers.com / FZShows / "Sheik Yerbouti" tours". Retrieved 2011-12-01.
  4. ^ "Information Is Not Knowledge: Sheik Yerbouti". Retrieved 2011-12-01.
  5. ^ a b c "Frank Zappa: Hammersmith Odeon 3-CD Set". 2010-12-08. Retrieved 2011-02-10.
  6. ^ a b "Information Is Not Knowledge: Hammersmith Odeon". Retrieved 2011-02-10.

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