|UK Release date: 30th Aug 2019|
1. Strictly Genteel
2. Pedro's Dowry
3. Naval Aviation In Art?
4. Duke Of Prunes
5. Bogus Pomp
6. Strictly Genteel (Keyboard OD Version)
1. Show Star/Bogus Pomp Explained
2. Bogus Pomp
3. Revised Music For Low-Budge Symphony Orchestra
4. The Story Of Pedro's Dowry
5. Pedro's Dowry
6. The Story Of Rollo
1. Black Napkins Instructions
2. Black Napkins
4. The Players
5. Naval Aviation In Art?
6. Another Weirdo Number
7. Lumpy Gravy (Extract)/Improvisation
8. Evening At The Hermitage
9. A Special Guest Artist
10. Duke Of Prunes
11. Absolutely Disgusting
12. The Adventures Of Greggery Peccary
13. Strictly Genteel
When Frank Zappas Orchestral Favorites was eventually released in 1979 as part of fulfilling his contract with his contentious former label, the album was dumped into the world along with several other titles without the legendary musicians permission or quality control.
It did not include liner notes or credits and the artwork and audio wasnt approved by Zappa who publicly criticized it as not being up to his standards. As a result of not receiving any promotion, it was quickly relegated to the bargain bin shortly after its release.
Four decades later, in celebration of the long-beleaguered albums 40th anniversary, the Zappa Family Trust is righting this wrong and presenting Orchestral Favorites with the audiophile detail and respect it deserves to commemorate the historical event that took place at UCLAs Royce Hall in September 1975 where the compositions were recorded.
40th anniversary 3CD deluxe edition.