Zappa Family Trust Announces New Zappa Vinyl Releases
OVER-NITE SENSATION AND FREAK OUT! DUE IN JUNE
Ever since the Zappa Family Trust regained control of Frank Zappa’s Barking Pumpkin catalog, they’ve been putting out reissues at a furious pace. Up next are three vinyl releases as Finer Moments hit stores earlier this month, while FZ’s 1966 debut Freak-Out and 1973’s Over-Nite Sensation are coming out on 180-gram vinyl this June.
Zappa Vaultmeiser Joe Travers has been working on these new vinyl releases with Chris Bellman of Bernie Grundman mastering. The vinyl version of Freak-Out, considered the first concept/double album in rock history, comes from the 1966 stereo mix. Over- Nite Sensation contains such beloved tunes as “Dinah-Moe Humm,” “I’m The Slime” and “Camarillo Brillo.” Finer Moments was recorded in the early ’70s, but wasn’t released until last year.
Watch Zappa and his band’s memorable performance of “I’m The Slime” from Saturday Night Live featuring a cameo from legendary announcer Don Pardo.