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Frank Zappa ‎– 200 Motels / Original MGM Motion Picture Soundtrack / Featuring The Mothers Of Invention and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Rykodisc 2x Audio CD 1997 / RCD 10513/14

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Frank Zappa ‎– 200 Motels / Original MGM Motion Picture Soundtrack / Featuring The Mothers Of Invention and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Rykodisc 2x Audio CD 1997 / RCD 10513/14

UPC 014431051326

This 2 CD set is an out of print collectible! It is the original 1997 release in the fat double jewel case. Includes fold out poster.

Searching for this missing piece of the Frank Zappa catalog helped Rykodisc secure the rights to the United Artists and post-1985 MGM film libraries. But 200 Motels also serves as a good introduction to the late rock icon/avant-garde composer's absurd view of his world; i.e., the pop music business.

Essentially a filmed dadaist opera (the bulk of the music is performed live as the video cameras rolled, 200 Motels incorporates sporadic patches of Mothers of Inventions rock into the atonal, largely European, musical framework that Zappa was clearly more interested in. He shrewdly used contemporary pop merely as a marketing shill for the complex, often difficult, music that drove him. (For a taste of the film's uniquely skewed artistic sense, Ryko has included the original 200 Motels theatrical trailer as part of this set's enhanced-CD bonus material).

As always, the Zappa of 200 Motels sometimes confuses the profound with the obscene, but with every passing year, he seems more likely to take his place alongside the great American modernist Charles Ives, another composer whose work was every bit as commercially troubled and artistically misunderstood. --Jerry McCulley

 

Label: Rykodisc ‎– RCD 10513/14
Series: The Deluxe MGM Soundtrack Series
Format: 2 × CD, Album, Deluxe Edition, Enhanced, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo
Country: Europe
Released: 14 Oct 1997
Genre: Rock, Non-Music, Stage & Screen
Style: Dialogue, Prog Rock, Blues Rock, Avantgarde, Soundtrack, Opera, Score, Psychedelic Rock, Classic Rock, Comedy, Musical, Experimental, Parody
 
 
 

Tracklist:

DISC: 1
1. Semi-Fraudulent/Direct-From-Hollywood Overture
2. Mystery Roach
3. Dance Of The Rock & Roll Interviewers
4. This Town Is A Sealed Tuna Sandwich (Prologue)
5. Tuna Fish Promenade
6. Dance Of The Just Plain Folks
7. This Town Is A Sealed Tuna Sandwich (Reprise)
8. The Sealed Tuna Bolero
9. Lonesome Cowboy Burt
10. Touring Can Make You Crazy
11. Would You Like A Snack?
12. Redneck Eats
13. Centerville
14. She Painted Up Her Face
15. Janet's Big Dance Number
16. Half A Dozen Provocative Squats
17. Mysterioso
18. Shove It Right In
19. Lucy's Seduction Of A Bored Violinist & Postlude

 

DISC: 2
1. I'm Stealing The Towels
2. Dental Hygene Dilemma
3. Does This Kind Of Life Look Interesting To You?
4. Daddy, Daddy, Daddy
5. Penis Dimension
6. What Will This Evening Bring Me This Morning
7. A Nun Suit Painted On Some Old Boxes
8. Magic Fingers
9. Motorhead's Midnight Ranch
10. Dew On The Newts We Got
11. The Lad Searches The Night For His Newts
12. The Girl Wants To Fix Him Some Broth
13. The Girls Dream
14. Little Green Scratchy Sweaters & Courduroy Ponce
15. Strictly Genteel (The Finale)
16. Cut 1 'Coming Soon!...'
17. Cut 2 'The Wide Screen Erupts...'
18. Cut 3 'Coming Soon !...'
19. Cut 4 ' Frank Zappa's 200 Motels...'
 
 
1-1 Semi-Fraudulent/Direct-From-Hollywood Overture     
2:01
1-2 Mystery Roach 2:32
1-3 Dance Of The Rock & Roll Interviewers 0:48
1-4 This Town Is A Sealed Tuna Sandwich (Prologue) 0:55
1-5 Tuna Fish Promenade 2:29
1-6 Dance Of The Just Plain Folks 4:40
1-7 This Town Is A Sealed Tuna Sandwich (Reprise) 0:58
1-8 The Sealed Tuna Bolero 1:40
1-9 Lonesome Cowboy Burt
Vocals – Jimmy Carl Black
3:54
1-10 Touring Can Make You Crazy 2:54
1-11 Would You Like A Snack? 1:23
1-12 Redneck Eats 3:02
1-13 Centerville 2:31
1-14 She Painted Up Her Face 1:41
1-15 Janet's Big Dance Number 1:18
1-16 Half A Dozen Provocative Squats 1:57
1-17 Mysterioso 0:48
1-18 Shove It Right In 2:32
1-19 Lucy's Seduction Of A Bored Violinist & Postlude 4:01
2-1 I'm Stealing The Towels 2:14
2-2 Dental Hygiene Dilemma 5:11
2-3 Does This Kind Of Life Look Interesting To You? 2:59
2-4 Daddy, Daddy, Daddy 3:11
2-5 Penis Dimension 4:37
2-6 What Will This Evening Bring Me This Morning 3:32
2-7 A Nun Suit Painted On Some Old Boxes 1:08
2-8 Magic Fingers 3:53
2-9 Motorhead's Midnight Ranch 1:28
2-10 Dew On The Newts We Got 1:09
2-11 The Lad Searches The Night For His Newts 0:41
2-12 The Girl Wants To Fix Him Some Broth 1:10
2-13 The Girl's Dream 0:54
2-14 Little Green Scratchy Sweaters & Courduroy Ponce 1:00
2-15 Strictly Genteel (The Finale) 11:08
 

 

Bonus Tracks

2-16 CUT1 "Coming Soon!..." 0:56
2-17 CUT2 "The Wide Screen Erupts..." 0:57
2-18 CUT3 "Coming Soon!..." 0:31
2-19 CUT4 "Frank Zappa's 200 Motels..." 0:11
2-20 Magic Fingers (Single Edit) 2:57
 

 

Enhanced Track

Video1       Original Theatrical Trailer  

 

 

  • Artwork [Graphic Engineer, Original Album Package]Cal Schenkel
  • BassMartin Lickert
  • ChorusThe Top Score Singers
  • Composed By, Orchestrated ByFrank Zappa
  • ConductorElgar Howarth
  • Conductor [Choir]David Van Asch
  • Coordinator [Mission Control]Jill Christiansen
  • Design [Booklet Design]Cal Schenkel, Ph. D
  • Design [Cover/poster Design & Illustration]Dave McMacken, The Institute, Inc.
  • Design [Mgm Series Design]Ph. D
  • DrumsAynsley Dunbar
  • Engineer [Live Recording]Bob Auger
  • Engineer [Over-dub & Re-mix]Barry Keene
  • EnsembleClassical Guitar Ensemble
  • FeaturingThe Mothers Of Invention
  • Guitar, BassFrank Zappa
  • Keyboards, TromboneGeorge Duke
  • Keyboards, WindIan Underwood
  • Liner Notes [Reissue]Patrick Pending
  • Management [Bizarre Business]Herb Cohen
  • Management [Road Manager]Dick Barber
  • NarratorTheodore Bikel
  • OrchestraThe Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Percussion [Orchestra Drum Set]Ruth Underwood
  • Photography ByIan Stock, Mark Volman
  • ProducerFrank Zappa
  • Remastered ByToby Mountain
  • Research [Project Anthropologist]David Baker
  • Supervised By [Classical Guitar Ensemble Supervised By]John Williams (7)
  • TechnicianDave O'Neil, Paul Hoff
  • Vocals, Other [Special Material]Howard Kaylan, Mark Volman
  • Voice [Of The "bad Conscience"]Jim Pons

 

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