Zappa In New York – 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

March 29th 2019
Zappa In New York – 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition


  • Titties & Beer
  • I Promise Not To Come In Your Mouth
  • Big Leg Emma
  • Sofa
  • Manx Needs Women
  • The Black Page Drum Solo/Black Page #1
  • Black Page #2
  • Honey, Don’t You Want A Man Like Me?
  • The Illinois Enema Bandit
  • The Purple Lagoon
  • “The Most Important Musical Event Of 1976”
  • Peaches En Regalia
  • The Torture Never Stops
  • The Black Page #2
  • Punky’s Whips Intro (12-27-76)
  • Punky’s Whips
  • I Promise Not To Come In Your Mouth
  • Honey, Don’t You Want A Man Like Me
  • The Illinois Enema Bandit
  • “Two For The Price Of One”
  • Penis Dimension
  • Montana
  • America Drinks
  • “Irate Phone Calls”
  • Sofa #2
  • “The Moment You’ve All Been Waiting For”
  • I’m The Slime
  • Pound For A Brown
  • Terry’s Solo
  • The Black Page Drum Solo/Black Page #1
  • Big Leg Emma
  • “Jazz Buffs and Buff-etts”
  • The Purple Lagoon
  • Find Her Finer
  • The Origin Of Manx
  • Manx Needs Women
  • Chrissy Puked Twice
  • Cruisin’ For Burgers
  • The Purple Lagoon/Any Kind Of Pain
  • “The Greatest New Undiscovered Group In America”
  • Black Napkins
  • Dinah-Moe Humm
  • Finale
  • The Black Page #2 (Piano Version)
  • I Promise Not To Come In Your Mouth (Alternate Version)
  • Chrissy Puked Twice
  • Cruisin’ For Burgers (1977 Mix)
  • Black Napkins
  • Punky’s Whips (Unused Version)
  • The Black Page #1 (Piano Version)

Official Release #112
Catalog Number: ZR 20029

Original 1977 Album Credits

FZ: conductor, lead guitar, vocals 
Ray White: rhythm guitar, vocals 
Eddie Jobson: keyboards, violin, vocals 
Patrick O'Hearn: bass, vocals 
Terry Bozzio: drums, vocals 
Ruth Underwood: percussion, synthesizer, and various humanly impossible overdubs 
Don Pardo: sophisticated narration 
David Samuels: timpani, vibes 
Randy Brecker: trumpet 
Mike Brecker: tenor sax, flute 
Lou Marini: alto sax, flute 
Ronnie Cuber: baritone sax, clarinet 
Tom Malone: trombone, trumpet, piccolo 
John Bergamo: percussion overdubs 
Ed Mann: percussion overdubs 
Louanne Neill: osmotic harp overdub
The Palladium, NYC, December 26-29, 1976
Mix & overdubs: Record Pant, L.A.
NYC live remote engineer: Bob Liftin
NYC live concert mix: Davey Moire
Studio engineers (overdubs): Rick Smith, Davey Moire
Remote Recording Truck: Fedco
Studio: Record Pant, L.A.
Guitar modifications: Rex Bogue
Guitar special effects box: Claus Wiedemann
Package Design: John Williams
Cover Photo: Dweezil Zappa 
Other Photos: Gail Zappa


40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

Produced for release by Ahmet Zappa & Joe Travers
Bonus concert performances mixed and mastered by Craig Parker Adams, Winslow Ct. Studios, 2018
Discs 1 & 5 mastered by Bob Ludwig, Gateway Mastering 2018
96K 24bit Digital transfers: 2” 24 Track Masters: Ken Eisennagel, Joe Travers; Iron Mountain, 2017
¼” 2 Track analog tape: Joe Travers, UMRK/Iron Mountain, 2018
Photography: Gail Zappa, December 1976
Package art direction & design: Michael Mesker
Production manager: Melanie Starks
Liner notes: 
Ruth Underwood,
Ray White
Joe Travers with Jen Jewel Brown

"In 1976 we played for a cozy group of 27,500 deranged fanatics in New York City (13,500 for three shows at the Felt Forum at Halloween, and 14,000 for four shows at The Palladium the week between Christmas and New Year’s). All of these sold out concerts were promoted by Ron Delsener (who we hereby thank), and attended by some of the nicest people we have had the experience of playing for (who we also hereby thank). New York last Christmas is what made this album possible."