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    I am very excited. Finally an official release of the Ponty band (that isn't a boot)! I was very impressed with Road Tapes #1, so I am hoping the quality is the same of better, the tour material is certainly excellent. All fo the posthumous releases I have (which is most of them) have all been excellent, and the packages themselves are very nice, I love all the liner notes, it makes life as a Zappa fanatic slightly better. But, I agree that the website has a lot to be desired. It is quite frustrating when there is no track listings for almost any release! Would love to know what I would be hearing! And Also the Roc by Proxy has been pushed back yet again... sigh
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    From my pals at Zappateers... the set info!

    DISC # 1

    Show 3

    1. Introcious 5:18
    2. The Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbecue 1:08
    3. Kung Fu 1:11
    4. Penguin In Bondage 4:07

    Show 1

    5. Exercise #4 1:58
    6. Dog Breath 1:36
    7. The Dog Breath Variations 1:30
    8. Uncle Meat 2:27
    9. RDNZL 6:17

    Show 3

    10. Montana 7:03
    11. Your Teeth And Your Shoulders And Sometimes Your Foot Goes Like This...../Pojama Prelude 10:14
    12. Dupree's Paradise 15:55

    Show 1

    13. All Skate/Dun-Dun-Dun (The Finnish Hit Single) 14:10

    TT 72:51

    DISC #2

    Show 3

    1. Village Of The Sun 5:40
    2. Echidna's Arf (Of You) 4:22
    3. Don't You Ever Wash That Thing? 9:56

    Show 2

    4. Big Swifty 12:58

    Show 2,3

    5. Farther O'Blivion 22:54

    Encore, Show 1

    6. Brown Shoes Don't Make It 7:33

    TT 67:32


    Show one and most of show two on 2 track stereo tapes - the rest of show two and all of show three on 4-track tapes, configured with a 2 channel stereo mix and two channels of audience microphones, says Joe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Udi Koomran View Post
    the Opopoppa Special Stockholm 1973 08 21 is one of the best shows ever broadcasted of any Zappa band
    its such a shame it isn't commercially available
    I have "Picantique" from a Zappa specialist retailer on Cape Cod. It's definitely not from ZFT. Is this a subset of this new release?
    http://www.amazon.com/Piquantique-Fr.../dp/B0000032GS
    Track Listings: 1. Kung Fu, 2. Redunzl, 3. Dupree's Paradise 4. T'Mershi Duween 5. Father O'Bliviion
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    Oopoppa show from Sweden. But that is a crappy version from an otherwise great show. Beat the Boots copy if you will. There is a super video of that show around with great sound. It is not part of the Road Tapes release but a similar setlist and from the same tour with JLP

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    That looks like potentially one of the best Zappa set lists thus far

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    Quote Originally Posted by profusion View Post
    It's been especially galling to see a complete lack of remembrances for Zappa/Mothers alumni who've passed away, like George Duke.
    It's there, but a bit hidden.

    http://www.zappa.com/whatsnew/ofconsequence/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troopers For Sound View Post
    It's there, but a bit hidden.

    http://www.zappa.com/whatsnew/ofconsequence/
    Ugh. Apparently Eunice Kennedy Shriver rates a memorial on the Zappa site, but Ray Collins and Jimmy Carl Black do not. The whole thing seems like a Gail vanity project, which is unfortunate.

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    I recieved mine today.

    Playing it now. Sounds good so far!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe F. View Post
    I recieved mine today.

    Playing it now. Sounds good so far!
    How are the sonics?

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    Based on the many crazy good reviews from my zappateers mates - you will not be disappointed. 2 and 4 track stereo tapes. I haven't gotten mine yet but I'm REALLY lookin' forward to this one. Big Swifty is a fav so far - Frank really tears up the solo on that track according to almost everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chalkpie View Post
    How are the sonics?
    They sound fine to me. An ocassional bit of distortion, but nothing too detracting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chalkpie View Post
    How are the sonics?
    Listened to it over the weekend. It won't win any audiophile awards but it sounds good. Not bootleg quality, a good setlist, and an interesting line up.

    I did find myself filling in Nappy's vocals on the material that showed up on Roxy and YCDTOSA Vol. 2
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    The only show on this tour they played all of Big Swifty too. The line-up is in my top 3 from any Zappa band. The solos are ridiculous - especially Big Swifty and RDNZL. George Duke's singing is sublime.

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    I saw that lineup of the band about 4-5 months before this recording. I think I must purchase this. Thank you for all the info.
    Steve F.

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    I just received mine today and just finished disc 1. So far its great! The sonics are not amazing but they are consistent and good. The soloing is amazing, some killer FZ and Ponty solos, and Duke's Pre-Dupree improv is smoking. Dupree's Paradise is, as expected, the highlight of disc 1. Amazing Ponty solo (the band builds to a frenzy), Fowler the trombone player solo, FZ solo, and boy is FZ's solo great. Starting disc 2 now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve F. View Post
    I saw that lineup of the band about 4-5 months before this recording. I think I must purchase this. Thank you for all the info.
    It's too bad FZ's ol' lady couldn't sell these releases through normal channels like Amazon and Wayside and not nail their customers with exorbitant shipping charges.

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    I nearly pulled the trigger on this until I saw the shipping....so...sigh....yeah.

    I concur.
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    Hmmm. What am I going to enjoy more through my next forty or so years on this planet. Ten bucks I saved on shipping by not buying this album or this album? Tough call.
    I want to dynamite your mind with love tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve F. View Post
    I nearly pulled the trigger on this until I saw the shipping....so...sigh....yeah.

    I concur.
    The shipping is pretty ridiculous. I wait until there are multiple items I am interested in before ordering. That at least spreads the pain a little. Got Vol 1 and Bat Chain Puller at the same time as Vol 2.

    Of course, I did not check to see when Roxy By Proxy was due Could have added that at the same time.
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    I think this is a great release.

    And yes, the shipping charges suck.

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    Roxy is still delayed until like next week... or so I hope. lol

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    My disc came yesterday. Really, really amazing stuff. If you are a Zappa fan, or a fan of adventurous music, you NEED this disc. All music, no fluff, and the sound is pretty good, too ... just some distortion on the vocals in places (perhaps due to being too close to the mikes). If you are in the fence about the price of shipping (which I totally understand), it really *is* worth it in my opinion. You get close to two and half hours of possibly the greatest group of musicians Frank ever assembled. Essential stuff, in my opinion.

    And if you are still not convinced, tune into my show this week, as I'll be featuring a chunk of it. :-)
    Check out Colouratura's sophomore release Unfamiliar Skies - out this spring on Melodic Revolution Records!

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    Quote Originally Posted by polmico View Post
    Hmmm. What am I going to enjoy more through my next forty or so years on this planet. Ten bucks I saved on shipping by not buying this album or this album? Tough call.
    I just ordered two titles, and the shipping was 6.34. That's reasonable. The site doesn't even identify Road Tapes 2 as a double disc set.

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    I(pre) ordered Road Tapes Vol 2 and Roxy by Proxy almost a month ago and i can't seem to find out when these items will be shipped.Bummer.
    "please do not understand me too quickly"-andre gide

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    Roxy by Proxy was scheduled to ship "on or around November 29, 2013."

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