Four decades is a long time to wait but it may be worth it for . Earlier last week the Zappa Family announced that they’ve decided to finally release the audio and video recordings of the famed shows from on December 8-10, 1973. Read on for Gail Zappa’s e-mail to on these exciting .

Gail Zappa’s E-mail to fans::

Dear People of ,

I know I do not have to remind you that next December 2013 is the 40th Anniversary of Performances. 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, 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. . 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 !

Thank you.

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 A**holes.”

- Broken Hearts Are For Assholes

Header Image from the Frank Zappa, Roxy Elsewhere CD Insert.

Besides being an avid concert-goer, currently working at Fox Sports and serving as co-editor / writer for LIVE music blog, while living in Santa Monica. Tweets @phortin.