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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2004 5:38 am 
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Obviously many of us have pre-ordered this item and should be seeing it any day now, but some of us are, none the less, insistent on spoilers ...  ;D<br><br>I'm all ears for your review if you get yours first!  (I'll show you mine if you show me yours!)   :-*<br><br>I drool in anticipation (of the review not your members!)   ;D

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2004 5:52 am 
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<br> I too have preordered it - I just wanna know a little more about the tracks.<br><br> Where are they from, which are remixed, etc<br><br><br> (AND WHEN IS THE NEXT RELEASE?)

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2004 2:30 am 
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Silly moi, I have not pre-ordered....I wonder if I'll see it before the end of October? Anyway, I'll just order it the day it comes out....which is ONE DAY AWAY. Oh joy, oh rapture..... ;D

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[quote author=Zardoz link=board=albums;num=1095003538;start=0#3 date=09/13/04 at 06:24:17]Pre-order? I must be missing something.  8)[/quote]<br><br>Yes, yes!  You can pre-order at CD Universe..... hop in line!   ;)

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2004 3:59 pm 
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Check out the Quadiophiliac intro to the Zappa site.  Sounds pretty cool.


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I'v just ordred mine through Amazon, and should be getting it late September. It does not seem to be available over here until the 26-27 September.

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[quote author=MentalTossFlycoon link=board=albums;num=1095003538;start=0#9 date=09/13/04 at 23:54:05]And din't Keith do a great job on the Flash splash?<br><br>Image<br><br>Frank as the FZ of Picks. You gotta love it...[/quote]<br><br>I just saw it for the first time.  Cool!  Those are guitar picks!  I've lived to see another release! Amazing. 8) ;D

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Yes, great job on the new intro.  Now if I can find this CD locally, I'll be laughing.  <br><br> ;D

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[quote author=MICRODOT link=board=albums;num=1095003538;start=0#8 date=09/13/04 at 22:40:40]I'v just ordred mine through Amazon, and should be getting it late September. It does not seem to be available over here until the 26-27 September.[/quote]<br><br>Where's over here?  My copy just shipped from cduniverse.com today!<br><br> ;D

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[quote author=PenguinInBondage link=board=albums;num=1095003538;start=0#12 date=09/14/04 at 22:12:34]<br><br>Where's over here?  My copy just shipped from cduniverse.com today!<br><br> ;D[/quote]<br><br>...oops sorry I should have put UK.<br>

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Look at the part in bold!! They probably all laughed at him and thought it was a fucking moronic idea. Now they are all sorry THEY didn't think of it 1st. The corporate scumfucs that they are!! I am suprized they didn't steal it from him tho.<br><br><br>DTS Entertainment Releases Frank Zappa's QuAUDIOPHILIAc<br>Source: DTS <br>Sep 10, 2004, 05:36<br><br>Featuring Zappa's Multi-Channel Surround Mixes circa 1970-1978 <br><br>AGOURA HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 10, 2004--<br><br>After 30 Years, Technology Catches Up With Multi-Channel Pioneer <br><br>DTS (Digital Theater Systems, Inc.) (Nasdaq:DTSI) entertainment label, DTS Entertainment (DTSE), announces the release of QuAUDIOPHILIAc by Frank Zappa. The DVD-Audio disc is an audiophile documentary featuring various multi-channel recordings and mixes produced by the Composer throughout the 1970s. <br><br>These vintage mixes were culled from the Vault by Zappa Family Vaultmeister Joe Travers. At UMRK, Dweezil Zappa then constructed the sequence and produced the program now known as QuAUDIOPHILIAc for release. QuAUDIOPHILIAc debuts previously unreleased performances, both live and from the studio, of compositions such as "Rollo" and "Venusian Time Bandits," and features experimental multi-channel recordings from Zappa's basement, as early as 1970. The DVD-A includes tracks from Sheik Yerbouti, Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar and Orchestral Favorites superbly mixed in surround. QuAUDIOPHILIAc is licensed in cooperation with the Zappa Family Trust and FZ's Barking Pumpkin label (www.zappa.com). DTS Entertainment previously released the first Zappa DVD-Audio release, Halloween, in 2003. <br><br>"From his quadrophonic releases in the early '70s, through the multi-channel theatrical mix of his 1979 film Baby Snakes, Frank Zappa was a passionate advocate for surround sound," said Jeff Skillen, Vice President of DTS Entertainment. "We are proud and excited to continue our relationship with the Zappa family, and to bring these incredible, ground-breaking recordings to the world. We hope that the release of QuAUDIOPHILIAc will help raise awareness of the greatness, staying power and relevance of Frank Zappa's music, as well as give the public a thrilling new surround music experience." <br><br>The QuAUDIOPHILIAc surround sound DVD-Audio disc includes: <br><br>-- 10 recordings exclusively mixed and issued in surround, including: <br><br>-- Selections from 1975 UCLA Royce Hall Concerts <br><br>-- Mesmerizing live/studio hybrid musical inventions by Zappa <br><br>-- High resolution DTS 96/24 surround and stereo mixes for all DVD-Video players <br><br>-- Special "Surround Pioneer" presentation from the 2003 SurroundPro Awards ceremony, including video of Frank Zappa discussing advanced surround playback <br><br>-- On-screen notes by Dweezil Zappa <br><br>-- Complete visual discography and special photo gallery <br><br>-- And a special bonus: Frank Zappa's visionary 1983 Music Industry Proposal for downloadable music (pre-dating the online phenomenon by 20-plus years) <br><br>"Frank surrounded himself in music whenever and wherever possible. He was always pushing the envelope of what was possible given his available tools and inventive concepts gleaned from years of experimenting with all manner of the recording experience -- from the type of microphone and its placement to the waveform of the mix itself. For him, anything was possible subject only to the budget and this idea extended well beyond the studio. The only place where this restriction could not deter him was in his imagination," said Gail Zappa. "Having said that, Dweezil is no slouch in the studio either." <br><br>"I am continuously intrigued by Frank's music and the way he composed and recorded it. Having the opportunity to hear some of my favorite songs that were formerly in stereo but now in surround is really exciting," said Dweezil Zappa. As he explains in the liner notes, QuAUDIOPHILIAc is "an interludicrous journey that we could all experience together." <br><br>Official FZ Biography: Frank Zappa, American Composer, fl. 1940-1993 <br><br>Frank Zappa was a Composer, Musician, Guitarist, Record Producer, Filmmaker, Author, Bandleader, Philosopher, Social Commentator and Observer, Patriot, Humorist, Satirist, Dadaist, Absurdist. He did not write the Lord's Prayer on the head of a pin. <br>

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Just a note that I got my copy today at Wherehouse Music in Albuquerque, NM.  They even knew what I was talking about when I asked.<br>I am enjoying the new tracks a lot, however, I can only listen to them in stereo because neither one of my two DVD players handles DTS 96/24 surround audio.<br>The  FZ BS site advertises it as containing DTS 5.1, and even the DTS Entertainment site specs say DTS 5.1.<br>DTS 96/24 is not yet standard by my reading, and I already upgraded my surround system in anticipation of this release.  Don't think I can afford another DVD player at this time.<br>I have heard many of the folks at this forum griping about the whole DVD audio thing as it is.  Wait till they get this home and can't even enjoy the surround mixes.<br>I am very disappointed.<br>Are there two versions available and I am just missing it?<br>I will enjoy the new tracks, but DTS and ZFT have some explaining to do.<br><br><br>


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Now this is more like it, an improvement in every way--except length--over <br>Halloween, the previous FZ DVD-A release. Better instrumental/vocal ratio, <br>more (pleasant) surprises, high audio bliss for all ages who still have <br>their hearing intact. As for the video, I prefer the great period stills of <br>Frank here over the stylized photos with lots of text on Halloween. And <br>hey, I liked Halloween, too, just not as much as this one. <br><br>As for the tracks: <br><br>Naval Aviation sounds like the same take as on Lather, but with cool <br>surround placement of the instruments. <br><br>Lumpy Gravy is actually a segment from within the work, not the opening <br>theme. I'm sure someone else can identify the name of this chunk. Combined <br>with Naval Aviation, this is like the taped opening of many of Frank's '70s <br>shows. It might even be the very same tape he played over the PA those many <br>times, although I believe some of Knick-Knack People was usually mixed in <br>as well. <br><br>Rollo sounds like a few orchestra members missed their cues here and there <br>(maybe the reason Frank never released it), but still it contains a great <br>FZ guitar solo, and it pulls toward a rousing conclusion. Again some cool <br>surround placement of the orchestra. <br><br>Drooling Midrange Accountants is a favorite interview segment containing <br>one of Frank's cynical and on-the-mark statements about the record <br>industry. The background music is lovely, though; I wonder if there's more <br>of it, or if this little chunk was the complete experiment. <br><br>Wild Love doesn't sound all that surround-y to me. It sounds like the <br>stereo image is placed in between the front and back speakers, with lots of <br>artificial ambience thrown in. Otherwise, it sounds about the same as on <br>Sheik Yerbouti. Probably my least favorite track here. <br><br>Ship Ahoy is great, with very nice surround ambience, and I thought I <br>detected an extra bar or two toward the end of the solo, but maybe not. I <br>haven't compared it to the Shut Up 'n Play version. <br><br>Chunga Basement is, for me, the crux of the biscuit. This might have been a <br>rehearsal, but it sounds like a complete first take of one of the great FZ <br>instrumentals, with what is essentially the Hot Rats band, sans overdubs. <br>Frank takes a more laid-back approach on his solos than on the previously <br>released version, hitting the fuzz effect only toward the end of the track. <br>It's great also to hear Ian Underwood on keys again in a Zappa context. The <br>quad effect is an extra added bonus: placing you right in the studio, <br>surrounded by the interplay of these great musicians. Makes me wonder: is <br>there a quad version of Bognor Regis lurking somewhere in the Vault? <br><br>Venusian Time Bandits, all too brief, sounds like a heavily processed <br>version of a live jam segment. Wild and weird, too bad it ends so soon. <br><br>Waka/Jawaka sounds like the same take as on the original release, but it's <br>at least two minutes longer, primarily due to an extended FZ solo and <br>another Don Preston Moog outing toward the end. Here Don's Moog sounds a <br>bit like some of the Walter/Wendy Carlos stuff on the Clockwork Orange <br>soundtrack, which is not a complaint. The surround effect is very well <br>balanced, and even in its longer form, the track seems to end too soon. <br><br>Basement Music #2 continues in the vein of #1 on the Lost <br>Episodes--interesting, but clearly limited by the technology Frank was <br>using at the time. Still, an enjoyable short piece. <br><br>All in all, this is a great collection that Dweezil and Joe have put <br>together. I would have appreciated more than 51 minutes, maybe some more of <br>the FZ/Shankar interplay from Halloween '78, but this is still a great <br>package, showing Frank as always way ahead of his time. The quad/surround <br>effects are mostly excellent, but they wouldn't be worthwhile at all if it <br>weren't for the tremendous musicality of the selections. Great choices, <br>guys. <br><br>As fo' the futchum: We know Frank released Overnite Sensation and <br>Apostrophe in quad, and there's been some speculation that he prepared but <br>never released a quad version of One Size Fits All. Whatever still lurks in <br>the Vault, I hope we're in for some more cool surprises. <br><br>And by the way, regarding the extra features here: What's that picture <br>lurking down there on the last page of Zappa album covers, in between <br>Halloween and QuAUDIO? Petit Wazoo, perhaps? <br><br>--Stan <br><br>"Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop <br>thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do <br>we." <br>--G. W. Bush, August 5, 2004<br>_________________<br>i am only in it for the music

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I just wanted to add a quick note here that my quAUDIOPHILIAc finally arrived a few days back and I have been in a state of complete BLISS!!!  Everyone that has been complaining about DVD-A's being released instead of the constant barrage of stereo albums needs to find a friend with a great surround system and sit in the sweet spot and vibe out to this sucker!  <br><br>And for those of you that own it and are still complaining..... what are you NUTS!?!?!?  Waka/Jawaka and Rollo and Chunga's Basement are all mind-blowing if you ask me!  (Yeah, yeah, yeah - you didn't ask, right? hehe)<br><br>And it was a startling revalation to read that Frank thought of starting up a band called 'DWEEZIL' with Ian, Aynsley and Max Bennett - very cool....<br><br>And another startling revalation was finding that not only does Dweez have a new squeeze <hehe> but she was also the one to name this album.....<br><br><br>Back on track though, if you have access to a surround sound system that plays DVD-A and you haven't purchased this gem yet, DO SO IMMEDIATELY!!!<br><br>

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