Frank Zappa Set To Release ’73 Roxy Shows
Four decades is a long time to wait but it may be worth it for Frank Zappa fans. Earlier last week the Zappa Family Trust announced that they’ve decided to finally release the audio and video recordings of the famed Frank Zappa shows from The Roxy on December 8-10, 1973. Read on for Gail Zappa’s e-mail to fans on these exciting new releases.
Gail Zappa’s E-mail to fans::
Dear People of Earth,
I know I do not have to remind you that next December 2013 is the 40th Anniversary of the Roxy Performances. Now that we have thoroughly identified all it’s parts and participles, we will deliver The Movie without further incident and maybe only a little ado. In theatres, DVD and Blu-ray, sometime before December, 2013. MEANWHILE . . . before this December 2012, in anticipation of The ACTUAL Movie, we are pleased to inform you that we are scheduling the release of the PREQUEL to the actual Soundtrack. Yes. You will! Appreciate the raw unbridledness of the 75 minutes and 49 seconds of Roxy without the Elsewhere. Further details on The Movie and P.S. (Prequel Soundtrack) as soon as the duckies are all lined up. Oh, and did I mention a new series is about to launch – Road Tapes – on Vaulternative Records! We’ve taken direct aim at Halloween!
The next year should be an exciting one for Zappa fans. In the meantime check out one of my favorite Zappa videos. The very romantic track, “Broken Hearts Are For Assholes.”
Header Image from the Frank Zappa, Roxy Elsewhere CD Insert.
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