With unfettered access to the Zappa Trust and all archival footage, 'ZAPPA' explores the private life behind the mammoth musical career that never shied away from the political turbulence of its time. Alex Winter's (Bill & Ted's movie franchises, The Lost Boys) assembly features appearances by Frank's widow Gail Zappa and several of Frank's musical collaborators including Mike Keneally, Ian Underwood, Steve Vai, Pamela Des Barres, Bunk Gardner, David Harrington, Scott Thunes, Ruth Underwood, Ray White and others. This 2LP version includes 8 of the unreleased recordings from the Zappa archive, his Saturday Night Live performance from 1978 and 13 other recordings from Zappa's extensive recording career.
Track Listing: 1. Motherly Love (From 'Freak Out!') - The Mothers of Invention 2. Memories of El Monte (Live from the Whisky, 1968) - The Mothers of Invention 3. Oh! In the Sky (Live from the Whisky, 1968) - The Mothers of Invention 4. The Duke (Live from the Whisky, 1968) - The Mothers of Invention 5. How Could I Be Such a Fool? (From 'Mystery Disc') - Frank Zappa 6. Absolutely Free (From 'We're Only in It for the Money') - The Mothers of Invention 7. Call Any Vegetables (Excerpts) [live at Fillmore West, November 6, 1970) - Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention 8. Road Ladies (From 'Chunga's Revenge') - Frank Zappa 9. Cheepnis (Live at the Roxy, 12/10/73, Show 1) [from 'The Roxy Performances'] - Frank Zappa 10. Apostrophe' (Live in Los Angeles, Rehearsal Hall, 21st June, 1974) - Frank Zappa 11. Sofa (1977 Mix, Live) [from 'Zappa in New York Deluxe'] - Frank Zappa 1. The Black Page #1 (Piano Version) [from 'Zappa in New York Deluxe] - Frank Zappa 2. Mo's Vacation (Live in Munich, 1978) - Frank Zappa 3. Dancin' Fool (Live On Saturday Night Live, 21st October, 1978) - Frank Zappa 4. Valley Girl (From 'Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch') - Frank Zappa & Moon Zappa 5. The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing (Live at the Pier, NYC, 1984) - Frank Zappa 6. R. 2911 (From 'Frank Zappa Meets the Mother of Prevention') - Frank Zappa 7. Envelopes (1983 Original Vinyl Mix) [feat. London Symphony Orchestra] - Frank Zappa 8. Get Whitey (From 'The Yellow Shark') - Frank Zappa 9. G-spot Tornado (From 'The Yellow Shark') - Frank Zappa 10. Watermelon in Easter Hay (Live, 1978) [from 'Frank Zappa Plays the Music of Frank Zappa: A Memorial Tribute') - Frank Zappa