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Frank Zappa – The Young Sophisticate (Special Edition 12-Inch Album on Yellow Vinyl)

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This album showcases Frank Zappa’s stunning concert at the Manchester Apollo, on 12 February 1979.

Ostensibly, the purpose of Zappa’s 1979 European tour was to promote his forthcoming double album, Sheikh Yerbouti, scheduled for release on 3 March. However, Frank took the opportunity to use his long-awaited return to the European stages to treat his audiences to a selective look into his past and to provide a tantalising foretaste of things to come.

Featured here are incredible renditions of Zappa classics such as Peaches en Regalia, Montana, Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow, Inca Roads and many more.

The members of Frank’s band for the evening will be familiar to anyone who followed his music from the mid-seventies to the early-eighties. Arthur Barrow was on bass, Vinnie Colaiuta on drums, Warren Cuccurullo on vocals and guitar, Ed Mann on vocals and percussion (including marimba, a key element of Frank’s signature sound), Denny Walley on slide guitar, Tommy Mars and Peter Wolf on keyboards and the excellent Ike Willis on vocals and guitar. It was, indeed, a stellar line-up.


Track Listing

Side One

  1. Ain’t Got No Heart
  2. City of Tiny Lights
  3. Dancing Fool
  4. Easy Meat
  5. Montana

Side Two

  1. Inca Roads
  2. For the Young Sophisticate
  3. Why Does It Hurt When I Pee?
  4. Peaches en Regalia
  5. Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow


Format: Vinyl / 12” Album (Coloured Vinyl)

Label: Yellow Vin Records

Catalogue No: YVR4011

Barcode: 9505735491372

Release Date: 17 Nov 2023

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