ZAPPA RECORDS TO RELEASE FRANK ZAPPA AUDIO DOCUMENTARY 'LUMPY MONEY,' A 3-CD SET MARKING THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF 'LUMPY GRAVY' AND 'WE'RE ONLY IN IT FOR THE MONEY,' ON NOV. 25
ORIGINAL MASTERS INCLUDED FEATURE ORIGINAL ZAPPA ORCHESTRAL VERSION OF 'LUMPY GRAVY' (UNRELEASED) AND ORIGINAL MONO MIX OF 'WE'RE ONLY IN IT FOR THE MONEY'
Zappa Records has announced the November 25 release of the three-CD Frank Zappa Audio-documentary set 'Lumpy Money' continuing the Zappa Family Trust's mission to celebrate and protect the legacy of Frank Zappa. The release spotlights the fortieth anniversary of these albums, which Zappa considered to be his solo debuts both as artist and as record producer. Both are celebrated for Zappa's mastery of razor blade editing, techniques not normally exhibited in such a manner in either of the worlds of classical music or rock.
Also known to quite a few as Phase One and Phase Two, the two featured albums in Lumpy Money are represented here in two separate Frank Zappa mixes each. The project is devoted to various mixes, outtakes & materials dating from the original sessions & time period for both recordings.
The Audio-documentary adds the first official release of the Frank Zappa-edited, wholly instrumental, orchestral master of 'Lumpy Gravy' recorded at Capitol Studios in 1967 and originally slated for release on Capitol Records. (Zappa subsequently completely reworked the album, concurrent with 'We're Only In It For The Money,' editing it into the version recognized as an historic classic, released on MGM/Verve in 1968.)
Called "quite probably his greatest achievement" by All Music Guide, 'We're Only In It For The Money' was named among the top 100 greatest albums of all time by Rolling Stone and was one of 50 recordings chosen by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry.
Liner notes will be written by Rolling Stone veteran and rock historian David Fricke.
Gail Zappa says, "Lumpy Gravy remains my personal favorite album and I know it was certainly right up there on Frank's list."