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 Post subject: Zappa Bargain Boxes
PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:20 am 
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With the new deal with UME I would really like to see a series of Zappa bargain boxes of the entire catalog released. Similar to the original albums classics that are being released on many artists with thin cardboard sleeves, no liner notes (maybe a little notebook on the releases could be included), etc. I used to own the entire catalog until hardship, etc. forced me to get rid of it. I would love to get the entire catalog again but it would take me years to be able to afford it all and rebuild the collection with the conventional releases (plus I like a lot of other music besides Zappa). There are 100 official releases right now so that makes the math easy. Either 10 boxes of ten or five boxes of 20 in chronological order. Roughly $5.00 per disc. Obviously some releases are multi-disc sets so the prices would vary somewhat from box to box. I don't do downloads so don't suggest that. Some people may object to the "cheapening" of the catalog and I get that but I would probably go ahead and get "deluxe editions" of my favorite releases anyway. Just an idea. :idea:


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:25 am 
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:12 am 
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jaypfunk wrote:
Never get rid of your Zappa NO MATTER WHAT!!

Too late! :cry:


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 Post subject: Re: Zappa Bargain Boxes
PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:00 pm 
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I think it's a cool idea and something UME has already considered.

I own a few "Original Classic Albums" boxes (Mahavishu Orchestra, Journey, Leonard Cohen, Terence Trent D'Arby, etc.). On Amazon, they're usually 5 albums per box for about $15-$20.

For FZ (I'm not including the YCDTOSA volumes because it's already been done), I think the below titles would be cool if they were packaged together:

Freak Out!
Absolutely Free
We're Only In It For The Money
Uncle Meat

Lumpy Gravy
Hot Rats
Chunga's Revenge
Waka Jawaka
The Grand Wazoo

Over-Nite Sensation
Apostrophe (')
Roxy & Elsewhere
One Size Fits All
Zoot Allures

Sheik Yerbouti
Joe's Garage Acts I, II & III

Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar
Guitar
Trance-Fusion

You Are What You Is
Tinsel Town Rebellion
Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch
The Man From Utopia
Them Or Us

Broadway The Hard Way
The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life
Make A Jazz Noise Here

LSO I & II
The Perfect Stranger
The Yellow Shark


Or even...

Jazz From Hell
Civilization Phaze III
Dance Me This

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 Post subject: Re: Zappa Bargain Boxes
PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 1:29 am 
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Yeah. That could be a way to do it too. Those groupings make a lot of sense.


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