Hot Rats (50th Anniversary) Limited 6CD Box
- Artikelnummer 29485
- Band/Artist: ZAPPA, FRANK
- Format: Boxset, CD
- Genre: PROGRESSIVE
- Erscheinungsdatum: 20.12.2019
Frank Zappa‘s second album Hot Rats is being reissued for its 50th anniversary and formats include a 6CD box set full of previously unreleased sessions.
The 1969 album was the first record to be recorded on a prototype 16-track tape machine and the recording sessions produced a wealth of material that ended up being sprinkled among multiple releases during Frank Zappa’s lifetime. This box set documents and compiles “every composition recorded during those days in July 1969”, along with an abundance of rare mixes, ‘vault nuggets’ and complete basic tracks. That’s 65 tracks in total, with just the six original album tracks previously released (the 1987 CD mixes). Everything here was mixed from the original multi-track masters by Craig Parker Adams in 2019. Sleeve notes come courtesy of a certain Matt Groening and there are essays by Ian Underwood, Andee Nathanson and Vaultmeister Joe Travers. It’s not exactly clear what size this box is but it does apparently include a Zappa Land board game “with custom game pieces, dice and playing cards.”