Frank Zappa – Halloween 81 (2020/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 06:56:53 minutes | 9,29 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Frank Zappa Catalog

Los Angeles – August 14, 2020 – By 1981, Frank Zappa’s Halloween shows in New York were already legendary – a rock and roll bacchanalia of jaw-dropping musicianship, costume-clad revelry, spontaneous theatrical hijinks and of course a heavy dose of Zappa’s signature virtuosic guitar workouts. Eagerly anticipated every year, fans never knew exactly what was in store but knew it would be of epic proportions and one-of-a-kind experience that only Zappa and his skilled group of musicians could provide. When Zappa returned to The Palladium in NYC in 1981 for a five-show four-night run from October 29 to November 1, the nearly-annual tradition was even more anticipated than usual as the 1980 concerts were cut short due to Zappa falling ill. Curiously there was no fall tour the previous year and thus no Halloween shows.

Perhaps because of this, Zappa arrived at the 3,000 capacity Palladium raring to play, armed with a cracking new band, a just-released double album and a film crew in tow. In addition to recording all shows with a professional mobile rig and filming the Halloween night festivities for future releases, the midnight concert was to be the first live simulcast in cable history, broadcasting via satellite over the radio and on a recently launched music channel called MTV. The early 8 pm show was captured on video by Zappa’s crew and the footage of the two shows ended up being utilized for a number of different video projects over the years, most notably the home video releases, The Dub Room Special (1983) and The Torture Never Stops (1982). While some of the audio from these concerts has been released on CD over the years including as part of the You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore live series, The Dub Room Special soundtrack and One Shot Deal, audio from the complete shows has never been released in its entirety…until now.

For the first-time ever, Zappa’s historic October 31 Halloween night concerts and the closing November 1 show recorded live at The Palladium in 1981 will be released as a gigantic six-disc box set featuring 78 unreleased live tracks totaling more than seven hours of live performances from three complete concerts. Available October 2 via Zappa Records/UMe, the expansive release is the next in the acclaimed costume box set series which began with the Halloween 77 box set in 2017 to chronicle these iconic concerts and celebrate Zappa’s love of Halloween. The specially-designed costume box will include a Count Frankula mask along with a red and black cape so fans can dress like vampire Frank Zappa for Halloween or display alongside their FRANKenZAPPA mask and gloves from last year’s Halloween 73 box or the retro mask and costume of the maestro himself from the inaugural release. Fully authorized by the Zappa Trust and produced by Ahmet Zappa and Zappa Vaultmeister Joe Travers, the concerts have been newly mixed from the original Ampex 456 2-inch 24-track analog tape masters by Craig Parker Adams in 2020. This king-size offering also includes a 40-page booklet with rare photos from the event by John Livzey (Livzey.com) and new liner notes by touring band member Robert Martin, Vaultmeister Joe Travers and super fan-in-attendance Gary Titone who pens a remembrance of the shows. In addition, a 1CD version titled Halloween 81: Highlights From The Palladium, New York City will also be released, featuring performances from all three shows along with an exclusive track, “Strictly Genteel,” from the November 1show not included on the box set. It will be packaged in a jewel case with liners by Travers.

Tracklist

01. Frank Zappa – Chunga’s Revenge (Live At The Palladium – 10/31/81 – Show 1) [05:30] {3118 kbps}
02. Frank Zappa – “The Finest Night Of The Year” (Live At The Palladium – 10/31/81 – Show 1) [03:05] {3066 kbps}
03. Frank Zappa – You Are What You Is (Live At The Palladium – 10/31/81 – Show 1 – Take 1) [01:13] {3094 kbps}
04. Frank Zappa – You Are What You Is (Live At The Palladium – 10/31/81 – Show 1 – Take 2) [03:46] {3255 kbps}
05. Frank Zappa – Mudd Club (Live At The Palladium – 10/31/81 – Show 1) [02:53] {3162 kbps}
06. Frank Zappa – The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing (Live At The Palladium – 10/31/81 – Show 1) [03:13] {3196 kbps}
07. Frank Zappa – Dumb All Over (Live At The Palladium – 10/31/81 – Show 1) [05:42] {3171 kbps}
08. Frank Zappa – Heavenly Bank Account (Live At The Palladium – 10/31/81 – Show 1) [04:06] {3211 kbps}
09. Frank Zappa – Suicide Chump (Live At The Palladium – 10/31/81 – Show 1) [05:43] {3196 kbps}
10. Frank Zappa – Jumbo Go Away (Live At The Palladium – 10/31/81 – Show 1) [03:53] {3207 kbps}
11. Frank Zappa – Envelopes (Live At The Palladium – 10/31/81 – Show 1) [03:08] {3118 kbps}
12. Frank Zappa – Drowning Witch (Live At The Palladium – 10/31/81 – Show 1) [08:46] {3157 kbps}
13. Frank Zappa – What’s New In Baltimore? (Live At The Palladium – 10/31/81 – Show 1) [03:48] {3182 kbps}
14. Frank Zappa – Moggio (Live At The Palladium – 10/31/81 – Show 1) [02:45] {3190 kbps}
15. Frank Zappa – We’re Turning Again (Live At The Palladium – 10/31/81 – Show 1) [05:04] {3207 kbps}
16. Frank Zappa – Alien Orifice (Live At The Palladium – 10/31/81 – Show 1) [05:20] {3192 kbps}
17. Frank Zappa – Teen-age Prostitute (Live At The Palladium – 10/31/81 – Show 1) [02:32] {3216 kbps}
18. Frank Zappa – Flakes (Live At The Palladium – 10/31/81 – Show 1) [05:14] {3142 kbps}
19. Frank Zappa – Broken Hearts Are For Assholes (Live At The Palladium – 10/31/81 – Show 1) [04:10] {3219 kbps}
20. Frank Zappa – The Blue Light (Live At The Palladium – 10/31/81 – Show 1) [04:46] {3176 kbps}
21. Frank Zappa – Tinsel Town Rebellion (Live At The Palladium – 10/31/81 – Show 1) [04:56] {3182 kbps}
22. Frank Zappa – Yo Mama (Live At The Palladium – 10/31/81 – Show 1) [09:46] {3180 kbps}
23. Frank Zappa – Bobby Brown Goes Down (Live At The Palladium – 10/31/81 – Show 1) [02:40] {3201 kbps}
24. Frank Zappa – City Of Tiny Lites (Live At The Palladium – 10/31/81 – Show 1) [09:40] {3234 kbps}
25. Frank Zappa – “We’re Not Gonna Stand For It!” (Live At The Palladium – 10/31/81 – Show 1) [01:53] {3071 kbps}
26. Frank Zappa – Strictly Genteel (Live At The Palladium – 10/31/81 – Show 1) [07:30] {3178 kbps}
27. Frank Zappa – Dancin’ Fool (Live At The Palladium – 10/31/81 – Show 1) [03:44] {3236 kbps}
28. Frank Zappa – Whipping Post (Live At The Palladium – 10/31/81 – Show 1) [07:06] {3178 kbps}
29. Frank Zappa – Black Napkins (Live At The Palladium – 10/31/81 – Show 2) [05:09] {3170 kbps}
30. Frank Zappa – “A Historical Event” (Live At The Palladium – 10/31/81 – Show 2) [02:03] {3076 kbps}
31. Frank Zappa – Montana (Live At The Palladium – 10/31/81 – Show 2) [03:48] {3186 kbps}
32. Frank Zappa – Easy Meat (Live At The Palladium – 10/31/81 – Show 2) [06:50] {3244 kbps}
33. Frank Zappa – Society Pages (Live At The Palladium – 10/31/81 – Show 2) [02:33] {3202 kbps}
34. Frank Zappa – I’m A Beautiful Guy (Live At The Palladium – 10/31/81 – Show 2) [01:55] {3199 kbps}
35. Frank Zappa – Beauty Knows No Pain (Live At The Palladium – 10/31/81 – Show 2) [02:56] {3198 kbps}
36. Frank Zappa – Charlie’s Enormous Mouth (Live At The Palladium – 10/31/81 – Show 2) [03:40] {3237 kbps}
37. Frank Zappa – Fine Girl (Live At The Palladium – 10/31/81 – Show 2) [03:13] {3150 kbps}
38. Frank Zappa – Teen-age Wind (Live At The Palladium – 10/31/81 – Show 2) [03:01] {3216 kbps}
39. Frank Zappa – Harder Than Your Husband (Live At The Palladium – 10/31/81 – Show 2) [02:35] {3155 kbps}
40. Frank Zappa – Bamboozled By Love (Live At The Palladium – 10/31/81 – Show 2) [05:32] {3264 kbps}
41. Frank Zappa – Sinister Footwear II (Live At The Palladium – 10/31/81 – Show 2) [06:55] {3168 kbps}
42. Frank Zappa – Stevie’s Spanking (Live At The Palladium – 10/31/81 – Show 2) [06:09] {3241 kbps}
43. Frank Zappa – Commercial Break (Live At The Palladium – 10/31/81 – Show 2) [01:55] {2941 kbps}
44. Frank Zappa – Cocaine Decisions (Live At The Palladium – 10/31/81 – Show 2) [03:46] {3181 kbps}
45. Frank Zappa – Nig Biz (Live At The Palladium – 10/31/81 – Show 2) [05:12] {3205 kbps}
46. Frank Zappa – Doreen (Live At The Palladium – 10/31/81 – Show 2) [02:07] {3230 kbps}
47. Frank Zappa – Goblin Girl (Live At The Palladium – 10/31/81 – Show 2) [01:49] {3198 kbps}
48. Frank Zappa – The Black Page #2 (Live At The Palladium – 10/31/81 – Show 2) [07:06] {3239 kbps}
49. Frank Zappa – Tryin’ To Grow A Chin (Live At The Palladium – 10/31/81 – Show 2) [02:29] {3269 kbps}
50. Frank Zappa – Strictly Genteel (Live At The Palladium – 10/31/81 – Show 2) [07:46] {3105 kbps}
51. Frank Zappa – The Torture Never Stops (Live At The Palladium – 10/31/81 – Show 2) [11:48] {3160 kbps}
52. Frank Zappa – “The Real Show Keeps Going” (Live At The Palladium – 10/31/81 – Show 2) [01:10] {3023 kbps}
53. Frank Zappa – Joe’s Garage (Live At The Palladium – 10/31/81 – Show 2) [02:30] {3218 kbps}
54. Frank Zappa – Why Does It Hurt When I Pee? (Live At The Palladium – 10/31/81 – Show 2) [02:48] {3173 kbps}
55. Frank Zappa – The Illinois Enema Bandit (Live At The Palladium – 10/31/81 – Show 2) [09:23] {3155 kbps}
56. Frank Zappa – “The Halloween Tradition” (Live At The Palladium – 10/31/81 – Show 2) [02:32] {2972 kbps}
57. Frank Zappa – King Kong (Live At The Palladium – 10/31/81 – Show 2) [11:07] {3147 kbps}
58. Frank Zappa – Auld Lang Syne (Live At The Palladium – 10/31/81 – Show 2) [01:52] {3116 kbps}
59. Frank Zappa – Zoot Allures (Live At The Palladium – 11/1/81) [07:17] {3155 kbps}
60. Frank Zappa – “The Last Of Our Halloween Shows” (Live At The Palladium – 11/1/81) [02:59] {3060 kbps}
61. Frank Zappa – I’m The Slime (Live At The Palladium – 11/1/81) [02:39] {3205 kbps}
62. Frank Zappa – Pound For A Brown (Live At The Palladium – 11/1/81) [10:02] {3146 kbps}
63. Frank Zappa – Dave & Al (Live At The Palladium – 11/1/81) [05:20] {2993 kbps}
64. Frank Zappa – Cosmik Debris (Live At The Palladium – 11/1/81) [04:05] {3177 kbps}
65. Frank Zappa – Montana (Live At The Palladium – 11/1/81) [03:47] {3167 kbps}
66. Frank Zappa – Easy Meat (Live At The Palladium – 11/1/81) [07:39] {3197 kbps}
67. Frank Zappa – Dumb All Over (Live At The Palladium – 11/1/81) [06:34] {3136 kbps}
68. Frank Zappa – Heavenly Bank Account (Live At The Palladium – 11/1/81) [04:03] {3197 kbps}
69. Frank Zappa – Suicide Chump (Live At The Palladium – 11/1/81) [05:43] {3155 kbps}
70. Frank Zappa – Jumbo Go Away (Live At The Palladium – 11/1/81) [03:50] {3168 kbps}
71. Frank Zappa – Envelopes (Live At The Palladium – 11/1/81) [02:56] {3051 kbps}
72. Frank Zappa – Drowning Witch (Live At The Palladium – 11/1/81) [09:57] {3101 kbps}
73. Frank Zappa – What’s New In Baltimore? (Live At The Palladium – 11/1/81) [04:59] {3106 kbps}
74. Frank Zappa – Moggio (Live At The Palladium – 11/1/81) [02:40] {3180 kbps}
75. Frank Zappa – We’re Turning Again (Live At The Palladium – 11/1/81) [05:02] {3179 kbps}
76. Frank Zappa – Alien Orifice (Live At The Palladium – 11/1/81) [05:13] {3192 kbps}
77. Frank Zappa – Teen-age Prostitute (Live At The Palladium – 11/1/81) [02:34] {3228 kbps}
78. Frank Zappa – Sinister Footwear II (Live At The Palladium – 11/1/81) [06:29] {3108 kbps}
79. Frank Zappa – Stevie’s Spanking (Live At The Palladium – 11/1/81) [06:34] {3224 kbps}
80. Frank Zappa – Cocaine Decisions (Live At The Palladium – 11/1/81) [03:40] {3197 kbps}
81. Frank Zappa – Nig Biz (Live At The Palladium – 11/1/81) [05:06] {3184 kbps}
82. Frank Zappa – Goblin Girl (Live At The Palladium – 11/1/81) [02:25] {3192 kbps}
83. Frank Zappa – The Black Page #2 (Live At The Palladium – 11/1/81) [08:25] {3170 kbps}
84. Frank Zappa – Whipping Post (Live At The Palladium – 11/1/81) [07:18] {3154 kbps}
85. Frank Zappa – Broken Hearts Are For Assholes (Live At The Palladium – 11/1/81) [04:09] {3163 kbps}
86. Frank Zappa – The Torture Never Stops (Live At The Palladium – 11/1/81) [12:19] {3164 kbps}

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