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Record Details

Artist: Frank Zappa
Title: Mystery Disc
Format: CD
Label: Rykodisc
Cat No: RCD 10580
Released: 15 Sep 1998
Genres: Garage RockFusionAvantgardeProg Rock
Status Have
Added To List 6th November 2019
Disc 1 | CD
No Notes 
A Matrix:
RCD 10580 MPO 01 @@@ 9 02  
B Matrix:
RCD 10580 MPO 01 @@@ 9 01  

Additional Information

Comments "Mystery Disc" compiles tracks originally released on two separate vinyl records that were included in the mail order "Old Masters" box sets (Box One released April 1985 and Box Two released November 1986).
The CD omits two tracks from the box sets, "Why Don'tcha Do Me Right?" and "Big Leg Emma", both of which were included on the CD version of Absolutely Free (tracks 8 & 9).
These recordings cover the early stages of Zappa's career, and were made between 1962 and 1969 (with the exception of "The Story of Willie the Pimp", recorded in 1972). (See scans for further details).
Tracks 1, 12 & 29 are also on "Lost Episodes" (tracks 1 & 12 in slightly different versions), tracks 21 to 26 are edits of "Ahead of Their Time" material, and track 32 is a different edit of a "You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore #5" track.

Notes written by Frank Zappa © 1998 The Zappa Family Trust.

All selections controlled worldwide by Munchkin Music (ASCAP) or Frank Zappa Music (BMI), except track 5 published by Screen-Gems EMI Music Publishing (BMI) and track 19 published by Windswept Pacific Songs (BMI).

Artwork © 1998 Zappa Family Trust.

℗ & © 1998 Rykodisc.
The green-tinted jewel box is a registered trademark of Rykodisc.
Manufactured and printed in the USA.

Mastered at Northeastern Digital Recording.

Some of the original early recordings, such as those with Beefheart, were made at Studio Z (not credited on the release itself).

Copies were released with a small paper wrap-around on top of the jewel case.
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