Zappa - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Deluxe - 3CD
Format: New 3CD Label: Zappa Records Cat. No. ZR200352 Barcode: 600753933527 Released: 19/02/2021
Deluxe Triple CD. 68 Tracks.
With unfettered access to the Zappa Trust and all archival footage, Zappa explores the private life behind the mammoth musical career that never shied away from the political turbulence of its time. Alex Winter’s (Bill and Ted’s movie franchises, The Lost Boys) assembly features appearances by Frank’s widow Gail Zappa and several of Frank’s musical collaborators including Mike Keneally, Ian Underwood, Steve Vai, Pamela Des Barres, Bunk Gardner, David Harrington, Scott Thunes, Ruth Underwood, Ray White and others.
The soundtrack is a perfect complement to the film. Showcasing 68 total songs, there are 12 previously unreleased recordings from the Zappa archive along with his Saturday Night Live performance from 1978; 25 additional Zappa songs from his extensive catalog spanning four decades; songs from Zappa’s labels Straight / Bizarre Records like No Longer Umpire by Alice Cooper and The Captain’s Fat Theresa Shoes by The GTO’s; 2 classical compositions by Edgard Varese and Igor Stravinsky; and 26 Original Score cues newly composed by John Frizzell for the documentary.