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    Absolutely Free

    Original Record Mastered By Bernie Grundman & Cut Directly From Original Tapes

    20 Minutes Of Bonus Material

    The Zappa Family Trust marks the 50th Anniversary of Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention s 1967 album Absolutely Free with an expanded vinyl-exclusive edition.

    This double 180 gram LP version will include the original record mastered by Bernie Grundman & cut directly from the original analog master tapes, plus a laser-etched additional disc including 20 minutes of bonus material from the Vault. The package features FZ's original layout & libretto. Absolutely Free turns 50!!

    LP 1
    1. Plastic People
    2. The Duke Of Prunes
    3. Amnesia Vivace
    4. The Duke Regains His Chops
    5. Call Any Vegetable
    6. Invocation And Ritual Dance Of The Young Pumpkin
    7. Soft - Sell Conclusion
    8. America Drinks
    9. Status Back Baby
    10. Uncle Bernie's Farm
    11. Son Of Suzy Creamcheese
    12. Brown Shoes Don't Make It
    13. America Drinks & Goes Home


    LP 2
    1. Absolutely Free (Radio Ad #1)
    2. Why Don'tcha Do Me Right
    3. Big Leg Emma
    4. Absolutely Free (Radio Ad #2)
    5. Glutton For Punishment...
    6. America Drinks (1969 Remix)
    7. Brown Shoes Don't Make It (1969 Remix)
    8. America Drinks & Goes Home #2 (1969 Remix)

    Frank Zappa
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    Volume Two

    The first two albums by England's legendary Soft Machine, originally released in 1968 and 1969, remain among the most innovative and influential releases of that musically fertile era. These seminal LPs offered a visionary psychedelic-progressive-jazz-rock mix that helped to make the Soft Machine one of Britain's first significant underground bands, as well as a key force in the birth of both progressive rock and jazz-rock.


    A product of the same fabled Canterbury scene that spawned such beloved cult acts as Caravan and Hatfield and the North, the Soft Machine was the rare art-rock combo whose members possessed the instrumental skills to execute their ambitious musical ideas, as well as a playful sense of humor that balanced the band's complex compositions and adventurous improvisations. By the time they began making albums, the Soft Machine was already a sensation in the budding U.K. rock underground, thanks to their now-legendary performances at such fabled London clubs as the UFO, the Speakeasy and Middle Earth, where they shared stages with the likes of Pink Floyd and Tomorrow.


    The aptly titled Volume Two introduced a retooled Soft Machine lineup, with Wyatt and Ratledge joined by bassist Hugh Hopper, an old Canterbury friend who had guested on the first album. The sophomore disc finds the threesome moving towards a more explicitly jazz-influenced sound, with an increased emphasis on instrumental material. The album is bookended by a pair of extended compositions, Rivmic Melodies and Esther's Nose Job, which are broken up into shorter individual tracks bearing whimsically arbitrary titles. That approach was suggested to the band by Frank Zappa, whose Mothers of Invention album Absolutely Free was reportedly an influence on Volume Two.


    This landmark vinyl gem has been out of print for decades, but now it is back in this meticulously packaged Sundazed edition. Mastered from the original analog tapes and pressed on pristine high-definition vinyl, this lovingly restored vintage gem sounds as powerful and imaginative as ever.

    1. Pataphysical Introduction - Part I
    2. A Concise British Alphabet - Part I
    3. Hibou Anemone and Bear
    4. A Concise British Alphabet - Part II
    5. Hullo Der
    6. Dada Was Here
    7. Thank You Pierrot Lunaire
    8. Have You Ever Bean Grean?
    9. Pataphysical Introduction - Part II
    10. Out Of Tunes
    11. As Long As He Lies Perfectly Still
    12. Dedicated To You But You Weren't Listening
    13. Fire Engine Passing With Bells Clanging
    14. Pig
    15. Orange Skin Food
    16. A Door Opens And Closes
    17. 10 30 Returns to the Bedroom
    Soft Machine
    $24.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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