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“ZAPPAtite” to Be Released on Sept. 23

Food-centric album celebrates Frank Zappa’s prolific career

"ZAPPAtite" is scheduled to be released on Sept. 23

On Sept. 23, Zappa Records/UMe will release an 18-song, three-part album titled ZAPPAtite – Frank Zappa’s Tastiest Tracks, featuring some of the artist-composer’s most celebrated compositions-“from his early psychedelic rock beginning to his avant-garde experimentation, jazz-rock explorations, symphonic suites and satirical send-ups,” according to a press release.

The 18 compositions, which are all food-themed and separated into courses-Appetizers, Entrees and Desserts-were selected by Zappa’s son Ahmet Zappa and Joe Travers, an encyclopedic Zappa archivist appropriately nicknamed “Vaultmeister.” “This isn’t a greatest hits album as Frank didn’t really have ‘hits,’ per se, nor is it a ‘best of’ since that would be an impossibility to fit so much awesome onto one disc,” said Ahmet Zappa in the release. “It’s a veritable smorgasbord of musicality for the curious and a buffet of favorites for the fans, ZAPPAtite collects a cross section of my favorite songs composed by my dad, that lean more towards the rock side of his expansive repertoire. I hope you’re hungry because this meal for your ears rocks!”

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