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Frank Zappa - Orchestral Favorites album FLAC

  • Performer: Frank Zappa
  • Title: Orchestral Favorites
  • Genre: Jazz / Rock
  • Country: US
  • Released: 1979
  • Style: Avantgarde, Symphonic Rock
  • MP3 album: 1512 mb
  • FLAC album: 1337 mb
  • Rating: 4.7/5
  • Votes: 292
Frank Zappa - Orchestral Favorites album FLAC

The album is instrumental and features music performed by the 37-piece Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra. The album's creation was spurred by Warner Bros. rejection of Zappa's Läther album.

Then Frank Zappa got into a disagreement with his record company, Warner Bros. and Läther was split up into several different releases as part of a contractual agreement. The results were dumped on the market during 1978 and 1979, while Zappa moved on to his own record label.

But the matching of the new master to the project tone reel means that the album can now be presented as he intended. The Zappa Family Trust and UMe are also excited to announce the 50th anniversary reissue, on 17 July, of Zappa’s Mothermania compilation on vinyl. The album was made by Zappa in 1969 as a response to the many compilations that were being issued with the same material.

Composed & Produced by Frank Zappa Conducted by Michael Zearott Recorded at Royce Hall, Los Angeles, September 1975. Digitally remastered by Bob Stone, 1991 Digital EQ by Bob Stone & Steve Marcussen at Precision Disc Mastering FZ approved master, 1993 Original art design & Illustration by Gary Panter (1979). Orchestral Favorities was originally released in lp Format, May, 1979. ОХРАНЯЕТСЯ 3АКОНОМ РФ ОБ АВТОРСКОМ ПРАВЕ. КОПИРОВАНИЕ ТИРАЖАБЕ3 ПИСЬМЕННОГО РА3РЕШЕНИЯ И3ДАТЕЛЯ 3АПРЕЩЕНО.

The album contains very structured, nervous, dissonant and complex music.

The album was not released until four years later however, due to a skirmish with Warner Bros  . EAC extraction logfile from 9. July 2014, 18:36.


A1 Strictly Genteel 7:04
A2 Pedro's Dowry 7:42
A3 Naval Aviation In Art 1:23
B1 Duke Of Prunes 4:20
B2 Bogus Pomp 13:29

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – WEA Records Pty. Limited
  • Distributed By – WEA Records Pty. Limited
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – WEA Records Pty. Limited
  • Copyright (c) – WEA Records Pty. Limited


  • Art Direction – Rick Serrini
  • Bass – Dave Parlato
  • Conductor – Michael Zearott
  • Design, Artwork By [Illustration] – Gary Panter
  • Drums – Terry Bozzio
  • Guitar – Frank Zappa
  • Orchestra – The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Orchestra
  • Percussion – Emil Richards

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: ∆ MX199943 DSK2294-1
  • Matrix / Runout: ∆ MX199944 DSK2294-2

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
DSK 2294 Frank Zappa Orchestral Favorites ‎(LP, Album) Reprise Records, Discreet DSK 2294 US 1979
AN99-2054 Frank Zappa Orchestral Favorites ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) ArsNova AN99-2054 Russia 1999
ZR 3860 Frank Zappa Orchestral Favorites ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Zappa Records ZR 3860 US 2012
D2 74236 Frank Zappa Orchestral Favorites ‎(CD, Album, RM) Barking Pumpkin Records D2 74236 US 1991
DSK 2294 Frank Zappa Orchestral Favorites ‎(LP, Album) Discreet DSK 2294 Canada 1979

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