The Legends of Lancaster (California) converge. Two albums Produced by Frank Zappa are registered with the National Preservation Board (Library of Congress). This is one.
Note: We here at UMRK determined that the TMR Master was damaged somewhere in the years of it's return orbit. The Vaultmeister created almost in its entirety a new Master from our own Vault safety copies. And as if that wasn't enough chocolate for your Sunday sundae, we had Bob Ludwig remaster the Work for you. What you now have available to you is the definitive TROUT MASK REPLICA. Be the judge. Be the jury. Be the bongo. Be the fury!!!
Tracks Produced by Frank Zappa. Vaultmeistered by Joe Travers. Liner notes by Steve Vai. 10 Piece Band! Live! Yes, for more than an hour & you’ll still have over 22 left to do it again every day! Imagine that...! Tracks: 1. Oddients 2. Rollo 3. Been To Kansas City In A Minor 4. Farther O’Blivion 5. D.C. Boogie 6. Imaginary Diseases 7. Montreal
Is it a group?
Is it a band?
Is it real?
Yes, Yes & Yes!
But, Oh Nooooooo! It never toured.
This fine lineup brings with it stuff you’ve never heard before.
Visit and revisit Phyniox. Illinois Enema Bandit.
Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance & Any Downers.
Hold some now.
The remastered CD is amazing. I emphatically recommend this version over every other pressing. It captures the depth of detail that has otherwise gone missing from other recordings. The painstaking effort is obvious and is a fitting tribute to the original masters. The reproduced insert is beautifully rendered as is the cover artwork. Until the Zappa Trust releases a remastered vinyl version by Ludwig (PLEASE!), this is your best bet.
Mr. Bardo (9/18/2015)
Finally, the way I had always hoped Trout Mask Replica would sound! This is my third copy of Trout Mask, the first one purchased in vinyl when it was first released, but the only version that doesn't sound thin and suffering from excessive treble. Remastering can be a tricky thing, especially when current sonic obsessions are superimposed upon a recording, but this is a case of bringing out what was always there but hidden away in the mix. Well done, and thank you!
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