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senor_blanco ,

A Warm Time Capsule - en Regalia!

I spent many teenage years listening to side 2 (Sofa,Manx, Black variations) and it opened my mind to the enjoyment of good statistical density. I hated that Warners pooched the release but it was all I knew. This may be the best re-relase to date. Like the iTunes remasterd catalog FZ releases, the original mixes are here. The bonus tracks, most of which I have multiple versions from over the years, are exquisitely arranged and peformed. All presented herein with warmth and texture. Joe did a superb job. Buy this now!

zappafan12 ,

Great dive into this series of shows

Very impressed with this edition. I love hearing previously unreleased Zappa material. This was one of my first Zappa CDs, and I all but forgot about it until this. Interesting to hear the Zoot Allures band with new additions Tommy Mars and Ray White, as well as Ruth rejoining for these NY shows. The additions of solo piano performances of The Black Page #1 by Tommy Mars and Ruth Underwood make it even better.

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