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]

Follow @ZappaGail

« back to Questions

Added: September 10th, 2012 in Questions

On Sep 8, 2012, at 5:10 AM, GAYAN. HESHAN. wrote:

Hi Zappa.com,

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.

Regards,

Gayan Packeer

They are not required nor intended to be “faithful” – The language, “FZ approved master,” was language required by Ryko which they demanded to use. Although we signed off on this there were other other claims that were neither authorized or factual. We did the best we could. I took the heat for a lot of misleading information over which I had no control. That is not the case anymore. You don’t have to spend your money on any of this. The point remains, we want to now let people know that they are not all the same – to spare people from duplicating the masters already in their collection. That is why we include the source on each Master and whether or not the album has been REMASTERED and when. Ultimately, in some cases where appropriate there will be 2 and possibly more versions of the Primary Catalog titles available. I hope this is clear. Sorry you are on the list of those we can’t please nohow.

Thanks!

gz