Hot Rats: 200 Gram Vinyl Edition

For you completists out there

Mastered and cut directly from the original analog master tape by Bernie Grundman under the supervision of Gail Zappa. This LP features Classic’s proprietary ultra quiet vinyl formula and our 200g Super Vinyl Profile II pressed on specially outfitted semi automatic presses for maximum sonic fidelity.

Hands up who’s going to buy this!

18 Responses to “Hot Rats: 200 Gram Vinyl Edition”

  1. Weirdomusic says:

    This is an official release, so yes, I placed my order already.

  2. Barry's Imaginary Publisher says:

    [quote comment=”3631″]This is an official release, so yes, I placed my order already.[/quote]
    Why you completist you…

  3. Rick Wood says:

    Got to have this one. According to the description, this has Lowell George playing guitar on it. Must have been submerged in previous mixes! Not.
    But … I did order it. Probably sounds great, though the original LP sounds good anyway.

  4. terje says:

    o.k., i’m confused.

    this is not the original vinyl mix or the ryko cd mix but another mix entirely? can someone with more zappa brainpower enlighten me?

  5. Weirdomusic says:

    [quote comment=”3634″]o.k., i’m confused.

    this is not the original vinyl mix or the ryko cd mix but another mix entirely? [/quote]

    It says “cut directly from the original analog master tape”, so this should be a new transfer of the original vinyl mix.

  6. terje says:

    thanks weirdo, i just needed a little reassurance.

    since the old masters lp is allegedly from the original masters (unlike some of the others) it makes sense that this issue is too. coincidentally, i am currently rebuilding my zappa collection and the hot rats lp was next in the queue. so, thanks barry for the heads up!

  7. Michael Pabst says:

    Rick Wood says: “Got to have this one. According to the description, this has Lowell George playing guitar on it.”

    Lowell has always been on Hot Rats – though I don’t know where. He only was not credited back then.

    Meanwhile I get tired of having to buy the same things over and over again. Let’s get into something real …

    M.

  8. Mike says:

    My “Hot Rats” is so well worn from listening during my college years (1973-1977) that I could use a new one.

  9. Lunchmeat says:

    I’m in.

  10. urbangraffito says:

    I’m definitely in. Listening to a pristine pressing of Hot Rats from the original analog master tape is like taking a ride on an audio time machine back to when I first heard this fantastic album. Now, if only we could get all those early albums re-pressed in this fashion, then Barking Pumpkin would really be onto something.

  11. Alex says:

    Or if they just re-released the original mixes on CD? I’m down for that.

  12. ton says:

    [quote post=”898″]Or if they just re-released the original mixes on CD? I’m down for that.[/quote]

    They are working on that, started with freak out in the MOFO release, and now Only Money and Lumpy Gravy.
    However… many here find a lot of reasons to whine about that as well.
    Believe me, there is NO release possible that will satisfy some of the people here on these forums.

  13. Rick Wood says:

    Holy smoke, I’m listening to it now on 200 gm vinyl.
    A/B Comparing to a pristine original vinyl version.
    This new Bernie Grundman remaster is excellent. I am distinguishing instruments that I have not before, it’s very exciting and involving. No warp, quiet surface. Really recommended if you have a good turntable and phono preamp setup.
    Hearing new music on an album I’ve listened to a hundred times – that’s an awesome experience.
    It has a “Barking Pumpkin” label. Why not?

  14. Propellerkuh says:

    Having dumped all my analog equip (without the Vinyl) – (and don’t caring to return to fighting dust again) I would appreciate these new editions on, say 24k Gold CDs. I’m in! I not too recently switched to a better MP3 solution and hear unheard things. Great!

  15. Empire Hancock says:

    [quote comment=”3753″]I am distinguishing instruments that I have not before, it’s very exciting and involving.
    It has a “Barking Pumpkin” label. Why not?[/quote]

    I haven’t heard this, but I’m willing to bet it’s the same as the Old Masters edition of Hot Rats, which has the same mix as the Bizarre edition, but was re-EQ’d by FZ.

  16. terje says:

    i got my 200g copy. sounds fantastic. it probably is the same as the old masters which is as close to the original as it gets (until gail needs some more legal scratch). i don’t have one to compare.

  17. Empire Hancock says:

    I saw a picture of the record and sleeve on the z-dot-com forums today and noticed that the Barking Pumpkin label on the record looks unlike any of the other BP labels, which were either solid purple, or a sort of dark purple/blue fading down to a lighter purple/blue. The label on this Hot Rats looks to be dark blue fading down to lighter blue. Just something I thought was interesting.

    I also just found myself wondering when the change in labels was made. I’m guessing ’84 — the LSO Vol. 1 lp has the fading color label, while Them Or Us has the solid color.

  18. Geoff says:

    Listening to the 200g copy now and it is worth going without food for

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