Gail Zappa daughter of a rocket scientist, wife of composer Frank Zappa, mother of Moon, Dweezil, Ahmet and Diva Zappa. Writer, Art Director, Provocateur. Has changed a million diapers and a few minds — including her own. [Grammy winner: Gail and Frank Zappa, Art Directors, Best Recording Package - Boxed - 1995, CIVILIZATION, Phase III]

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Re: a comment

Added: September 18th, 2012 in Questions

On Sep 17, 2012, at 3:56 PM, Yusuf Malenky wrote:

I already have every Zappa cd release so I wasn’t planning on buying the new remixes. However, I decided to update Hot Rats since I only have the 1987 mix. WHOA! the new mix is SUCH a revelation I’m going to have to find money to update the catalogue! Thanks for revealing the music more fully.

Whoa!, you…

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Re: roxy?

Added: September 14th, 2012 in Questions

On Sep 13, 2012, at 10:18 AM, Edwin Kool wrote:

I recollect an thrilling announcement earlier this year concerning Roxy and its release somewhat this year. After that my mailbox remained silent. That can have multiple causes but an update would be very much appreciated.

Thanx in advance so the speak.

From Holland with love

Edwin Kool

Today is my we…

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Re: Question

Added: September 14th, 2012 in Questions

On Sep 14, 2012, at 5:10 AM, Nick Meyers wrote:

Hi Gail / Barfies,

Can you tell me the titles comprising the final batch of 12 original albums for release in November – presumably will include YCDTOSA vols. 3 through 6 and Yellow Shark?


Nick Meyers – huge UK Zappa fan since the late 70’s…yippee do

Ahhh. Tricky question. I see how you are. Out of …

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Re: Congratulations

Added: September 13th, 2012 in Questions

Hello Sean. The content of your letter that I have addressed is in blue below. My comments are in red. Thanks for your good will.

“Music is the Best!”~fz

On Sep 11, 2012, at 6:34 PM, Sean wrote:

Hello Gail Zappa,

I’m writing about the recent victory over Ryko/Warner Bros.
Since no details were disclosed and some fans seem to want to know wha

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Added: September 10th, 2012 in Questions

On Sep 8, 2012, at 5:10 AM, GP wrote:


Will the September releases be the FZ approved masters?

The Lugwig/Sax remasters do not sound faithful to the FZ approved masters on prior CD releases. The remasters sound loud and boxy.



They are not required nor intended to be “faithful” – The language, “FZ approved …

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Re: Titles again

Added: August 25th, 2012 in Questions

On Aug 24, 2012, at 7:38 AM, Hans Annellsson wrote:

Dear Gail,

I’ve made a lyric consisting entirely of titles from Frank’s songbook.
I don’t know if I need permission for this, if I do I’m hereby seeking it.
The music is mine, but I’m willing to credit Frank as a co-lyricist.
The title of the song is Titles and will be released by The Vegetarians.

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Re: hot rats

Added: August 25th, 2012 in Questions

On Aug 24, 2012, at 9:12 AM, jerome wrote:

hi gail

is that you on the hot rats cover?

love ya.

No not now and not then either. It is none other than Miss Christine of the GTOs (Girls Together Otrageously). Thanks for asking!

“Music is the Best!”~fz…

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Re: “Music is the BEST!”

Added: August 25th, 2012 in Questions

On Aug 23, 2012, at 6:04 PM, Brian E. Boldt wrote:

Dear Gail,

Is there an advantage to ordering the “Frank Zappa – 56 Original Masters by The Maestro in Chronological order – 1966 – 1993″ complete from Barfko-Swill, as opposed to bit by bit elsewhere? Meaning, is there a special box, or something else collectable, etc.? The re

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re: “Music Is The Best”

Added: August 25th, 2012 in Questions

On Aug 23, 2012, at 3:52 PM, Bill Hunter wrote:

Can you say something more specific regarding the (re-)mastering of these? As I have purchased and re-purchased most of the titles a few times now on CD, to say nothing of the vinyl, I would like to know what I might be getting / getting into here?

Exactly how tweezed are they? I read where,
“The UME deal is for th

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Re: you guys RULE……

Added: August 25th, 2012 in Questions

On Aug 23, 2012, at 5:17 PM, Bernhard Drax wrote:

and needless to say I will be spending a lot of money this year…for a good cause: keep FZ’s music alive! btw: my 8-year old and I sing “Man from Utopia” in the car driving to and fro from his violin lessons every Thursday, new tradition I guess…AWESOME :)
all best



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