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privateuniverse

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Halloween was Frank Zappa’s favorite holiday & by 1977 his Halloween shows were legendary. Recorded live at The Palladium in NYC, Zappa performed 6 shows 28-31 October. 4 shows were filmed & resulted in Zappa’s movie “Baby Snakes.” The Halloween 77 box includes all 6 shows in their entirety, mixed in 2016 from original Vault masters, on USB stick in 24-bit WAV audio with 32-page digital booklet, Zappa Halloween mask & costume. The shows rock hard & feature unreleased performances & arrangements. Each box set is individually numbered.
Releases on October 20, 2017.

A 3CD version of the 10/31 show will also be released.

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jaypfunk

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This release is absolutely sick!!!

As a life long Zappa freak and collector I may be going out on a limb here but I am thinking that this is quite possibly the greatest FZ release ever. No bullshit.

Over the years I have stated and argued that this was indeed the best band FZ ever had. If anything this set proves that.
 

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Its a shame its not going to be in surround. I've the DTS release from 2003 Halloween (5.1 DVD-Audio) which is from 1978 and produced by Dweezil Zappa (who I saw play on the 11th Oct.), I'm going to have to listen to it now as I can't remember what the surround mix is like!
 

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The DTS surround sold on Amazon does not have very positive reviews. The new USB box set in stereo at $99.00 is sold out. The box set looks interesting good 24 bit stereo is usually better than lossy and not well mixed surround. I’ll give it a shot. Not a huge Zappa fan but sounds like these shows are a good representation of him ?
 

jaypfunk

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The DTS surround sold on Amazon does not have very positive reviews. The new USB box set in stereo at $99.00 is sold out. The box set looks interesting good 24 bit stereo is usually better than lossy and not well mixed surround. I’ll give it a shot. Not a huge Zappa fan but sounds like these shows are a good representation of him ?
Just to be clear here because people are taking about the Halloween DTS DVD in this thread. It is NOT the same year as the new Halloween 77 box. The DTS DVD is from 1978.

And now back to THIS new Halloween 77 box... over the years I have stated and argued that this band was indeed the best band FZ ever had. If anything this set proves that. All six shows are absolutely sick!!!
 

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The 1981 Halloween run is going to be released in October. 3 concerts on 6 CDs.

CD 1: 10/31/81 – 8pm Show 1

  1. Chunga’s Revenge
  2. “The Finest Night Of The Year”
  3. You Are What You Is – Take 1
  4. You Are What You Is – Take 2
  5. Mudd Club
  6. The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing
  7. Dumb All Over
  8. Heavenly Bank Account
  9. Suicide Chump
  10. Jumbo Go Away
  11. Envelopes
  12. Drowning Witch
  13. What’s New In Baltimore?
  14. Moggio
  15. We’re Turning Again
  16. Alien Orifice
CD 2: 10/31/81 – 8pm Show 1 (continued)

  1. Teen-age Prostitute
  2. Flakes
  3. Broken Hearts Are For Assholes
  4. The Blue Light
  5. Tinsel Town Rebellion
  6. Yo Mama
  7. Bobby Brown Goes Down
  8. City Of Tiny Lites
  9. “We’re Not Gonna Stand For It!”
  10. Strictly Genteel
  11. Dancin’ Fool
  12. Whipping Post
CD 3: 10/31/81 – 12am Show 2

  1. Black Napkins
  2. “A Historical Event”
  3. Montana
  4. Easy Meat
  5. Society Pages
  6. I’m A Beautiful Guy
  7. Beauty Knows No Pain
  8. Charlie’s Enormous Mouth
  9. Fine Girl
  10. Teen-age Wind
  11. Harder Than Your Husband
  12. Bamboozled By Love
  13. Sinister Footwear II
  14. Stevie’s Spanking
  15. Commercial Break
CD 4: 10/31/81 – 12am Show 2 (continued)

  1. Cocaine Decisions
  2. Nig Biz
  3. Doreen
  4. Goblin Girl
  5. The Black Page #2
  6. Tryin’ To Grow A Chin
  7. Strictly Genteel
  8. The Torture Never Stops
  9. “The Real Show Keeps Going”
  10. Joe’s Garage
  11. Why Does It Hurt When I Pee?
  12. The Illinois Enema Bandit
  13. “The Halloween Tradition”
  14. King Kong
  15. Auld Lang Syne
CD 5: 11/01/81

  1. Zoot Allures
  2. “The Last Of Our Halloween Shows”
  3. I’m The Slime
  4. Pound For A Brown
  5. Dave & Al
  6. Cosmik Debris
  7. Montana
  8. Easy Meat
  9. Dumb All Over
  10. Heavenly Bank Account
  11. Suicide Chump
  12. Jumbo Go Away
  13. Envelopes
  14. Drowning Witch
CD 6: 11/01/81 (continued)

  1. What’s New In Baltimore?
  2. Moggio
  3. We’re Turning Again
  4. Alien Orifice
  5. Teen-age Prostitute
  6. Sinister Footwear II
  7. Stevie’s Spanking
  8. Cocaine Decisions
  9. Nig Biz
  10. Goblin Girl
  11. The Black Page #2
  12. Whipping Post
  13. Broken Hearts Are For Assholes
  14. The Torture Never Stops

 

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I wonder if they will include the pre-show interview with a very excited Nina Blackwood? :cool:


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(Pics from my old VHS tape off of MTV in '81. In Stereo too! )
 
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