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  • Performer: Various
  • Title: Zappa's Universe: A Celebration Of 25 Years Of Frank Zappa's Music
  • Genre: Jazz / Rock / Classical
  • Country: Europe
  • Formats: VQF AA AAC RA MMF MP1 MP2
  • Released: 1993
  • Style: Avantgarde
  • MP3 album: 1411 mb
  • FLAC album: 1145 mb
  • Rating: 4.9/5
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Various - Zappa's Universe: A Celebration Of 25 Years Of Frank Zappa's Music album FLAC

Zappa’s Universe is a 1993 Frank Zappa tribute album featuring alumni from many of Zappa's bands. The music was compiled from a series of concerts from four consecutive nights of concerts at The Ritz in New York City, and filmed for a concert video of the same name. Steve Vai’s cover of the song "Sofa" from the album won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance in 1994.

A&R – Carole Sorell. Arranged By – Virgil Blackwell. Art Direction – Margery Greenspan. Artwork – Stan Gaz. Baritone Saxophone – Roger Rosenberg. Bass Trombone, Tuba – Dave Taylor. Bass, Vocals – Scott Thunes. Bassoon, Tenor Saxophone – John Campo. Executive-Producer – Guy Eckstine. Flute, Piccolo Flute, Soprano Saxophone – Dave Tofani. Guitar – Dweezil Zappa (tracks: 13), Steve Vai (tracks: 12, 13). Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals – Mike Keneally. Keyboards – Marc Ziegenhagen.

Frank Zappa Meets the Mothers of Prevention (21 ноября 1985), US Does Humor Belong in Music? (Январь 1986). Jazz from Hell (Ноябрь 1986). Zappa's Universe-A Celebration of 25 Years of Frank Zappa's Music (Joel Thome/Orchestra of Our Time)(1993). Harmonia Meets Zappa (Harmonia Ensemble) (1994). Music by Frank Zappa (Omnibus Wind Ensemble) (1995). Frankincense: The Muffin Men Play Zappa (Muffin Men) (1997). Plays The Music of Frank Zappa (The Ed Palermo Big Band) (1997). Dischordancies Abundant (CoCö Anderson) (1997). Frankly A Cappella (The Persuasions) (2000). The Zappa Album (Ensemble Ambrosius) (2000). Bohuslän Big Band plays Frank Zappa (Bohuslän Big Band) (2000). Ensemble Modern Plays Frank Zappa: Greggery Peccary.

In 1974, FRANK ZAPPA transformed his Los Angeles rehearsal space into a sound stage and cranked out some unbelievable performances seen and heard only by the camera operators in the room. The audio from these performances-locked away in the ZAPPA vaults for 44 years-will serve as the basis for what will be the world’s most ambitious hologram tour to date. The can’t miss concert spectacle is being produced in close cooperation with the ZAPPA FAMILY TRUST. We are anthropomorphizing Frank’s music utilizing various visual techniques, art styles, classic imagery from his album artwork and characters from his songs, culminating in one extremely bizarre, live music experience. My father and I actively discussed 3D and ‘holography’ and it was a concept he actively engaged in. He actually devoted half a chapter of his The Real Frank Zappa Book to this subject.

Additionally he plays Zappa's impossible synclavier composition Night School with pin point accuracy. Steve Vai, guitar god and the king of impossible guitar parts gives a burning heartfelt rendition of Zappa's Sofa. This is one of Vai's best performances captured on disc. There's an Acappela version of The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing performed by the Persuasions. It also features Dweezil Zappa having a guitar cutting duel with Steve Vai on the track Dirty Love. Before I received this album as a gift, the only Zappa I owned was Overnight Sensation. Zappa's Universe exposed me to many additional Zappa styles. While I am not a musician and haven't learned how to appreciate many aspects of Zappa's music, the album grew on me. Now I have several Zappa albums and find that the more I listen, the more I enjoy. 4 people found this helpful.

Zappa's Universe - A Celebration of 25 Years of Frank Zappa's Music · Zappa Plays Zappa Shankar & Caroline: The Epidemics Joe Jackson: Symphony No. 1. Álbuns produzidos por Steve Vai. Steve Vai Presents - Western Vacation - Steve Vai & Western Vacation (1986) - · Refugee - Bad4Good (1992) · Merry Axemas: A Guitar Christmas - Vários Artistas (1997) · Merry Axemas, Vol. 2: More Guitars for Christmas - Vários Artistas (1998) · No Substitutions: Live in Osaka - Larry Carlton e Steve Lukather (2002) · Vai: Piano Reductions, Vol. 1 - Mike Keneally (2004) · Vai: Piano Reductions, V. .Rising Force Studio, Live '85" · "I'm A Viking" · "Fire" · "Save Your Love" · "Heaven Tonight" · "Making Love" · "Dragonfly" · "Teaser" · "Carry on Wayward Son".

Frank Zappa has been gone for 25 years now, but his timeless music still lives on. Back in 2015, the Zappa Family Trust posthumously released Frank’s 100th official album, Dance Me This, which was the final record completed by the modern-day composer before his death in 1993. With one-hundred albums under his belt and nearly forty years worth of music, Frank Zappa’s career was an astonishingly massive accomplishment of musical greatness. So massive, in fact, that anyone interested in diving into the seemingly endless Zappa catalog might not know where to begin. We could go on and on; from the.

A list of the Top 10 Frank Zappa albums. Chunga's Revenge' falls in line with other albums released during the period: mostly instrumental, wildly experimental and moving away from the social satire that marked his '60s material. It also tentatively points toward the next chapter in Zappa's storied career. Hot Rats' marks a major turning point in Zappa's career. It's the first album he made after the Mothers broke up (but not his first solo album - 'Lumpy Gravy' holds that distinction), it's the first to be recorded using 16-track technology and it's the first to dive head first into the jazz-inspired instrumentals that encompasses some of his best and most thrilling work. 2. 'We're Only in It for the Money' (1968).

A ferociously intelligent man, Zappa always made the listener aware that he felt that he was ‘slumming it’ by playing pop music, yet he did more than anyone to push rock music forward, to explore the possibilities and transcend its limits. As well as being a freak icon, Zappa was one of the great ‘serious’ American composers of the latter half of the 20th century – something that is only now being acknowledged by the ‘classical’ establishment. Zappa continued to challenge his audience over the years, subverting their expectations at every turn, gleefully playing the role of square peg in a round-hole music industry he loathed throughout his career. Frank Zappa - Over-Nite Sensation (1973). The album that includes the notorious Dinah-Mo-Hum, along with some of Zappa’s other best songs in Zomby Woof, I’m The Slime and Montana.


1 Elvis Has Just Left The Building 2:48
2 Brown Shoes Don't Make It 7:26
3 Jazz Discharge Party Hats 4:48
4 Inca Roads 9:38
5 Moggio 2:46
6 Nite School 5:00
7 Echidna's Arf (Of You) 3:53
8 Hungry Freaks, Daddy 3:28
9 Heavenly Bank Account 4:12
10 The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing 2:54
11 Waka Jawaka (Edit) 3:28
12 Sofa 3:51
13 Dirty Love 7:03
14 Hot Plate Heaven At The Green Hotel 6:28

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – The Ritz, New York
  • Made By – PMDC, Germany


  • A&R [Promotion And Public Relations] – Carole Sorell
  • Arranged By [Music Coordinator] – Virgil Blackwell
  • Art Direction – Margery Greenspan
  • Artwork – Stan Gaz
  • Baritone Saxophone – Roger Rosenberg
  • Bass Trombone, Tuba – Dave Taylor*
  • Bass, Vocals – Scott Thunes
  • Bassoon, Tenor Saxophone – John Campo
  • Cello – Bruce Wang, Fred Zlotkin
  • Choir – Rockapella, The Persuasions
  • Choir [Persuasions] – Jay Otis Washington*, Jerry Lawson, Jimmy Hayes, Joe Russell
  • Choir [Rockapella] – Barry Carl, Scott Leonard*, Elliot Kerman, Sean Altman
  • Clarinet, Bass Clarinet – Virgil Blackwell
  • Conductor – Joel Thome
  • Conductor [Assistant] – Sal Scarpa
  • Coordinator [Project] – Jane Lipsitz
  • Design [Design Stuff] – Jeffrey Schulz*
  • Double Bass – John Beal
  • Drums – Morgan Agren*
  • Executive-Producer – Jeff Rowland , John Scher
  • Executive-Producer [Album] – Guy Eckstine
  • Flute, Piccolo Flute, Soprano Saxophone – Dave Tofani
  • Guitar – Dweezil Zappa (tracks: 13), Steve Vai (tracks: 12, 13)
  • Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals – Mike Keneally
  • Harp – Cynthia Otis
  • Horn – Ron Sell
  • Keyboards – Marc Ziegenhagen
  • Keyboards, Piano, Vocals – Mats Oberg*
  • Liner Notes – Richard Gehr
  • Mastered By – Brian Gardner
  • Mixed By – Carl Beatty
  • Oboe, Alto Saxophone – Robert Magnuson*
  • Percussion – Jonathan Haas
  • Photography By [Concert] – Barry Yee
  • Producer [Album Sort Of Producer] – Davitt Sigerson
  • Product Manager – Ben Mundy
  • Recorded By – Dave Hewitt Remote Recording, Inc.*
  • Trombone – Jim Pugh
  • Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Marvin Stamm
  • Viola – Al Brown*, John Dexter , Richard Spencer*
  • Violin – Abe Appleman, Alvin Rogers, Joyce Hammann, Ming Yeh, Peter Vanderwater, Sandra Billingstea*, Sanford Allen, Sheila Reinhold, Stan Hunte*
  • Vocals – Dale Bozzio (tracks: 14)
  • Written-By – Frank Zappa


Recorded November 7 and 8, 1991 at The Ritz, New York
Digitally recorded by Dave Hewitt Remote Recording, Inc.
Mixed at Skyline, New York
Mastered at Bernie Grundman Mastering, Los Angeles

Ⓟ 1993 Polygram Records, Inc.
Ⓒ 1993 Polygram Records, Inc.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 314-513575-4
  • Matrix / Runout: 314 513 575-4
  • Label Code: LC 0383
  • Rights Society: BIEM/STEMRA

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
513 575-2 Various Zappa's Universe: A Celebration Of 25 Years Of Frank Zappa's Music ‎(CD, Album) Verve Records 513 575-2 Europe 1993
087942-3 Various Zappa's Universe: A Celebration Of 25 Years Of Frank Zappa's Music ‎(VHS, PAL) Polygram Video, Verve Records 087942-3 Germany Unknown
087942-3 Various Zappa's Universe: A Celebration Of 25 Years Of Frank Zappa's Music ‎(VHS, PAL) Polygram Video, Verve Records 087942-3 Germany Unknown
314 513 575-4 Various Zappa's Universe: A Celebration Of 25 Years Of Frank Zappa's Music ‎(Cass, Album) Verve Records 314 513 575-4 US 1991
747 Zappa* Zappa's Universe ‎(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) Vivo 747 Romania 1994

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