600 Club - QQ All-Star
- Jun 7, 2016
- Lincoln, NE USA
A valid point, but how much broader?But in his interview, Joe Travers also negates the fact that all those hi res formats [SACD, DVD~A & BD~A] are capable of entertaining Stereo as well as 5.1 mixes and would thus have a broader appeal.
I suspect what audience is left for Zappa, 99% aren't interested in trying to listen to stereo music on BluRay.
They want something they can play in the car or rip to an iPod.
Tomorrow I'll have the Little Dots RBCD in my mailbox on release day, $8.39.
It's currently #148 in Amazon music sales.
How would it have sold if it was a $30 SACD?
They can dribble these releases out forever, but if they don't get going everybody that might buy them will have died of old age, like Gail.So try a test release already!
We can only hope the squabbling among the children doesn't compromise the momentum.
Tomorrow they're having an estate auction, 837 items are listed here: http://www.julienslive.com/view-auctions/catalog/id/192/?page=1
These sales are always mildly depressing for me, I only made it to the second page with the kids' art, didn't get all the way to Frank's old clothes and stolen motel room keys...
During the Zappas' decades of touring the globe, they amassed a collection of exotic furnishings, fine antiques, salvaged architectural pieces, unique collectibles and whimsical items that appealed to their panache for colorful and non-conformist eye. The Property from the Estate of Frank and Gail Zappa will include many of the personal treasures that found their home at the fabled compound in California. These include a Venetian gilt metal chandelier, an Italian Baroque console table, and a carved gilt wood bookcase. Contemporary fine art including a still life by John Alexander, a nail relief sculpture by Robert Harley, and a large painting by Ashley Laurence titled “Angel Pig” (painting name given by Gail Zappa) are also included in the auction.
The auction also includes memorabilia and personal items that document and celebrate the career of Frank Zappa and his love story with Gail. This includes a Dandies Fashions coat worn by Frank Zappa on the July 20, 1968 cover of Rolling Stone magazine; a purple ribbed turtleneck worn by Frank Zappa in 200 Motels (United Artists, 1971); a stage worn vest that Zappa also wore on the back cover of the 1972 album Waka Jawaka; a collection of career related awards presented to Frank Zappa including various Gold records, a National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Lifetime Achievement Award, a GRAMMY® nomination plaque; a clay Thing-Fish model; a ukulele featured on the Thing-Fish album cover; and a collection of hotel keys collected by Frank and Gail in their travels.