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The Frank Zappa Album Versions Guide - Index
Welcome to the Frank Zappa Album
Versions guide, aka the vinyl-vs-CD FAQ! Here, we sort out
the many differences between the
various versions of Zappa's albums. Please read the FAQ
('twill be updated shortly with new questions nobody really asks)
if you haven't already, or if you are new to the site.
Jump To Posthumous Releases :
Compilations : Articulate :
The Core Catalog (sorted by original
US release date)
A Flurry of Compilations(for additional
compilations, see the weirdo discography)
Boxes or Else
Articulate - Articles, Links, and What Have You
||Yes, that incredibly nested
molested tuplets thing again!
That's what we're here for.
Not to mention a "buzz" in
an unknown bootleg from
Brazil, or the discovery of a
rare cover made out of a
dead rat! Also, one day a
guy might hear a "click" in
"The Ocean Is the Ultimate
Solution" nobody ever noticed. Until Now! And the day you hear that annoying click, you really realize: What a fantastic, unbeatable and wonderful newsgroup this is, I am so lucky! Hooray!
||Geir Corneliussen, alt.fan.
frank-zappa, January 1999
Zappa Patio Articles and Examinations
External Articles and Examinations
Four Stereophile Magazine articles:
Originally created by
Vladimir Sovetov, and
maintained for many loving years by Bossk(R).
Special credits, thanks and acknowledgements: Vladimir Sovetov, who devised,
created, masterminded and did most of the work on this project, back when the
Internet consisted of nothing more elaborate than usenet newsgroups; Michael Gray, who
researched release dates and catalogue numbers like crazy for his book Mother!; Leslie Watson, who
researched release dates
and catalogue numbers even crazier, Ben Watson and Leslie Cheung (RIP) ;
Rykodisc, for their
never-ending stream of...well, at least they try; Mikael Agardsson, cdbanzai.com, Heikki Poroila & Heikki Karjalainen
and their Zappa äänitteillä-esittelevä diskografia
1961-1995, Juha Sarkkinen, Román García Albertos, JWB, Patrick Neve, Biffy the
Elephant Shrew, Killuglyradio.com, Zappateers, Dimeadozen, my
Easter Island Statue, and, of course, everyone else whose name appears on any of these pages.
Special thanks to NOBBI (THE FIRST STEP OF