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FRANK ZAPPA & THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION The Old Masters Box One (1985 US limited edition SEVEN LP box set, available only by Mail Order from Barfko Swill, containing the first five albums - Freak Out, Absolutely Free, We're Only In It For The Money, Lumpy Gravy & Cruising With Ruben & The Jets, along with a 'Mystery Disc' LP of 1962-69 recordings covering the early stages of Zappa's career. Each album comes in a high quality reproduction of the original LP artwork with inserts, complete with a twenty seven page booklet, Barfko Swill registration card, Guitar Book & Merchandising inserts, all housed in a 12" square, 2" deep embossed box with brushed aluminium effect BPR-7777)
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Tracklisting / Additional Info: After a long legal battle the master tapes were found to be in a less than desirable state when released from MGM, so each album received an overhaul at the mixing stage by Zappa at UMRK. We're Only In It For The Money & Cruising With Ruben And The Jets feature new backing tracks and should really be considered alternate versions.
This was the first Old Masters box released by Frank, with each album receiving a complete digital overhaul with sometimes contentious results, The replacement of the drum and bass tracks by Chad Wackerman & Arthur Barrow on WOIIFTM & Ruben coming in for particular criticism, although with the passage of time the re-work, which Frank did all the time, sounds less jolting to the ears. The original mixes have since been re-released by the ZFT.
Being the perfectionist he was, Frank could not re-visit Vault tapes without giving them the benefit of some modernisation, be it EQ, mixing or restoring parts that were previously cut out. This was just Frank being Frank.

FO! used the original stereo mixes, as confirmed by Joe Travers.
AF also appears to use the original stereo mixes.
WOIIFTM uses a brand new 1984 Remix with some partial re-recording. All original Verve cuts are restored.
LG also appears to use the original stereo mixes.
CWR&TJ got a serious re-work, with the exception of 'Stuff Up The Cracks', which used the original two track mix and is different to the mixes subsequently released on CD. This is a much more radical re-work than Money.
The Mystery Disc contains all previously [officially] unreleased recording and a few single release non-album tracks .
The full size booklet contains complete lyrics, reproductions of period articles and the Freak map, nestling nicely in a unique Donald Roller Wilson sleeve. WOIIFTM includes the sheet of cutouts that complete the Pepper parody. Ruben includes instruction inserts for how to comb and set a Jellyroll & dance steps to Bop Dance. The Mystery Disc is a compilation that was originally exclusive to this box, including Big Leg Emma & Why Don'tcha Do Me Right.

Not a lot to say here. The sleeves remain near 'as new' and all vinyl is immaculate, so let's move on.
The box itself shows very little wear at all and is individually numbered on the back. This copy is ZM1-01343.

Freak Out!
Hungry Freaks, Daddy 3:27 / I Ain't Got No Heart 2:33 / Who Are The Brain Police 3:33 / Go Cry On Somebody Else's Shoulder 3:39 / Motherly Love 2:43 / How Could I Be Such A Fool 2:11 / Wowie Zowie 2:51 / You Didn't Try To Call Me 3:16 / Any Way The Wind Blows 2:54 / I'm Not Satisfied 2:38 / You're Probably Wondering Why I'm Here 3:38 / Trouble Every Day 5:49 / Help, I'm A Rock 4:43 / It Can't Happen Here 3:55 / The Return Of The Son Of Monster Magnet 12:16
Absolutely Free
Plastic People 3:42 / The Duke Of Prunes 2:13 / Amnesia Vivace 1:01 / The Duke Regains His Chops 1:50 / Call Any Vegetable 2:20 / Invocation And Ritual Dance Of The Young Pumpkin 7:00 / Soft-Sell Conclusion 1:40 / America Drinks 1:53 / Status Back Baby 2:54 / Uncle Bernie's Farm 2:11 / Son Of Suzy Creamcheese 1:34 / Brown Shoes Don't Make It 7:30 / America Drinks & Goes Home 2:46
We're Only In It For The Money
Are You Hung Up 1:24 / Who Needs The Peace Corps 2:34 / Concentration Moon 2:22 / Mom & Dad 2:16 / Telephone Conversation 0:48 / Bow Tie Daddy 0:33 / Harry, You're A Beast 1:21 / What's The Ugliest Part Of Your Body 1:03 / Absolutely Free 3:24 / Flower Punk 3:03 / Hot Poop 0:26 / Nasal Retentive Calliope Music 2:02 / Let's Make The Water Turn Black 2:01 / The Idiot Bastard Son 3:18 / Lonely Little Girl 1:09 / Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance 1:32 / What's The Ugliest Part Of Your Body (reprise) 1:02 / Mother People 2:26 / The Chrome Plated Megaphone Of Destiny 6:25
Lumpy Gravy
Part One 15:45 / Part Two 15:47
Cruising With Ruben & The Jets
Cheap Thrills 2:20 / Love Of My Life 3:17 / How Could I Be Such A Fool 3:33 / Deseri 2:04 / I'm Not Satisfied 3:59 / Jelly Roll Gum Drop 2:17 / Anything 3:00 / Later That Night 3:04 / You Didn't Try To Call Me 3:53 / Fountain Of Love 2:57 / No. No. No. 2:27 / Anyway The Wind Blows 2:56 / Stuff Up The Cracks 4:29
Mystery Disc
Theme From Run Home Slow 1:26 / Original Duke Of Prunes 1:18 / Opening Night Party At Studio Z 1:32 / The Village Inn 1:18 / Steal Away 3:44 / I Was A Teenage Malt Shop 1:12 / The Birth Of Captain Beefheart 0:16 / Metal Man Has Won His Wings 3:08 / Power Trio Segment From The Saints 'N' Sinners 0:34 / Bossa Nova Pervertamento 2:17 / Excerpt Fom The Uncle Frankie Show 0:39 / Charva 1:59 / Speed-Freak Boogie 4:14 / Original Mothers At The Broadside 0:56 / Party Scene From Mondo Hollywood 1:56 / Original Mothers Rehearsal 0:22 / How Could I Be Such A Fool 1:49 / Band Introductions At The Filmore West 1:10 / Plastic People 1:59 / Original Mothers At The Filmore East 0:46 / Why Don'tcha Do Me Right 2:40 / Big Leg Emma 2:32
Condition : This item is in Excellent condition or better (unless it says otherwise in the above description). We buy items as close to Mint condition as possible and many will be unplayed and as close to new as you could hope to find. Irrespective of the source, all of our collectables meet our strict grading and are 100% guaranteed. Click here for more info.
Availability: Sold Out - 'Request Next' to get an email if it comes back into stock.
Year of Release: 1985 - 37 years old
Artist: Frank Zappa (click here for complete listing)
Title: The Old Masters Box One (click here for more of the same title)
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Format: Vinyl Box Set
Record Label: Barking Pumpkin
Catalogue No: BPR-7777
Country of Origin: USA  
Language: Regardless of country of origin all tracks are sung in English, unless otherwise stated in our description.
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Genres: 60s Rock, 70s Artists, 70s Rock, Comedy, Experimental, Fusion, Progressive, Psychedelic, Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Related Artists: Bob Harris, Bozzio Levin Stevens, Chad Wackerman, Dale Bozzio, Don Preston (Keyboards), Dweezil Zappa, Easy Chair, Ed Palermo, Geronimo Black, GTO's, Hampton Grease Band, Ike Willis, Jeff Simmons, Mike Keneally, Moon Unit Zappa, Pierrejean Gaucher, Ruben And The Jets, Sandy Hurvitz, The Grandmothers, Vinnie Colaiuta, Wild Man Fischer, Zappa Plays Zappa
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