Frank Zappa Documentary Soundtrack Gathers Career Highlights, Unreleased Tracks

In tandem with the arrival of the long-awaited authorized Frank Zappa documentary, UMe and Zappa Records have digitally released the official soundtrack for Zappa, featuring highlights from the composer’s catalog, live recordings, interview clips and a dozen unreleased tracks from Zappa’s vaults.

The 3CD/5-LP version of Zappa Original Motion Picture Soundtrack — out digitally now — boasts 68 tracks spanning from the Mothers of Invention’s Freak Out to Zappa’s final orchestral work The Yellow Shark. The deluxe version of the soundtrack also includes offerings from Zappa’s Bizarre Records — Alice Cooper’s “No Longer Umpire,” the GTO’s “The Captain’s Fat Theresa Shoes” — as well as pieces by Edgard Varese and Igor Stravinsky and 26 original Zappa score cues by John Frizzell.

From the Zappa Family Trust vaults, the soundtrack includes the Mothers performing the Zappa-penned doo-wop track “Memories of El Monte” and other unheard recordings from 1968 Whisky A Go-Go concert, a live rehearsal of “Apostrophe,” Zappa’s rendition of “Dancin’ Fool” from a 1978 episode of Saturday Night Live, excerpts from a 1970 Fillmore West concert and more.

Physical editions of the soundtrack are available to preorder now, with the 5-LP version — available on both 180-gram black vinyl as well as limited edition 180-gram smoke vinyl — due out May 7th, 2021 and the 3CD version expected January 19th, 2021. A 2-LP edition on 180-gram clear vinyl will also be available.

Zappa Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Track List

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*previously unreleased

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