Well, it is kind of spotty but there are some great moments. I think it is worth keeping just for the song "Waka Jawaka". It is a completely alternate take from the original album, the sound quality is very good, and the surround mix is excellent. Three major pluses for this Zappa fan. The fact that Waka Jawaka is probably my favorite Zappa tune doesn't hurt either.VACamper said:I hate to go against the tide, but I just can't warm up to this one. I like some Zappa discs (Hot Rats, Grand Wazoo), but I've listened to this disc three times now, and I don't care for the music at all. The mix was interesting in places, and sound quality seems good, not excellent. I gave it a 6. I'll probably sell this one. Judging from your glowing reviews, I shouldn't have any trouble finding buyers.
It's obvious that Frank isn't for everyone, he's not even for many, but for those that enjoy his work, this is a huge find. I've got everything of his CD catalog. Zappa fans do that. BUT there are only two in surround. So, to just comment on the sound of this recording, its very good. If you like Zappa its maybe a 9 or 10 (again I want to reserve a 10 for one of those earth shaking discs that should be in the Smithsonian). If you're trying to listen to Zappa, like most people try, then it may not grab you. That really is the crux of the biscuit, in my opinion.
Absolutely, Waka/Jawaka is my favorite too!Well, this certainly won't be everyone's cup of tea being a compilation of unreleased Zappa quad mixes of mostly unreleased recordings. But I love it. It's an absolute treat for the dedicated Zappa fan. A wild and wonderful sonic ride. Waka/Jawaka is a standout for me.