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Frank Zappa - Apostrophe (') album

Frank Zappa - Apostrophe (') album Performer: Frank Zappa
Title: Apostrophe (')
Style: Fusion, Avantgarde, Prog Rock
Date of release: 2001
Country: US
Size MP3: 1678 mb
Size FLAC: 1592 mb
Rating: 4.5
Format: DTS MPC XM MP3 VOC MP2 AAC

Apostrophe (’) is the eighteenth album by Frank Zappa, released in March 1974 in both stereo and quadraphonic formats.

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Band Name Frank Zappa. Album Name Apostrophe. Music StylePsychedelic Rock. Members owning this album30. 1. Don't Eat the Yellow Snow.

Reissued, Remastered. The first half of the album is a sort of mini-concept album, relating the adventures of an Eskimo named Nanook, and the second half features such Zappa classics as "Cosmik Debris" and "Stink-Foot. Exclusive discount for Prime members. Sample this album Artist (Sample).

The first half of the album is full of nonsensical shaggy-dog story songs that segue into one another without seeming to finish themselves first; their dirty jokes are generally more subtle and veiled than the more notorious cuts on Over-Nite Sensation. The second half contains the instrumental title cut, featuring Jack Bruce on bass; "Uncle Remus," an update of Zappa's critique of racial discord on "Trouble Every Day"; and a return to the album's earlier silliness in "Stink-Foot. Apostrophe (') has the narrative feel of a concept album, but aside.

Apostrophe (’). Apostrophe (’) Tracklist. Don't Eat the Yellow Snow Lyrics. Apostrophe (’) Q&A.

The album, not surprisingly, is similar to Sensation.

Tracklist

1 Don't Eat The Yellow Snow 2:07
2 Nanook Rubs It 4:38
3 St. Alfonzo's Pancake Breakfast 1:50
4 Father O'Blivion 2:18
5 Cosmik Debris 4:14
6 Excentrifugal Forz 1:33
7 Apostrophe' 5:50
8 Uncle Remus 2:44
9 Stink-Foot 6:33

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Videoarts Music
  • Licensed From – Rykodisc USA
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Rykodisc
  • Copyright (c) – Zappa Family Trust
  • Published By – Zappa Family Trust
  • Remastered At – Bernie Grundman Mastering
  • Remastered At – UMRK
  • Record Company – Imagica Media, Inc.

Credits

  • Producer – Frank Zappa
  • Remastered By – Bob Stone

Notes

Comes in a CD-sized papersleeve album replica, with obi-strip and insert of notes mostly in Japanese.

This recording was Digitally Re-EQ'd & Remastered by Bob Stone at Bernie Grundman, UMRK, 1987

'FZ approved master, 1993'

American Composer 1940-1993

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 4 988112 412743
  • Barcode (Scanned): 4988112412743
  • Matrix / Runout (Variants 1, 2 & 3): VACK-1218 P02
  • Mastering SID Code (Variants 1, 2 & 3): IFPI L711
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 39A7
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 1S30
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 1S38
  • Rights Society: JASRAC

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
DS 2175 Frank Zappa Apostrophe (') ‎(LP, Album, San) Discreet DS 2175 US 1974
DS 2175 Frank Zappa Apostrophe (') ‎(LP, Album) Discreet DS 2175 US Unknown
K 59201 Frank Zappa Apostrophe (') ‎(LP, Album) Discreet K 59201 Italy 1974
DIS 59201 Frank Zappa Apostrophe (') ‎(LP, Album, RP) Discreet DIS 59201 Germany Unknown
K 59201 Frank Zappa Apostrophe (') ‎(LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl) Discreet K 59201 UK 1974

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Don't Eat The Yellow Snow 2:07
2 Nanook Rubs It 4:37
3 St. Alfonzo's Pancake Breakfast 1:50
4 Father Oblivion 2:18
5 Cosmik Debris 4:14
6 Excentrifugal Forz 1:33
7 Apostrophe'
Written-By – Zappa*, Bruce*, Gordon*
5:50
8 Uncle Remus
Written-By – Zappa*, Duke*
2:44
9 Stink-Foot 6:32

Companies, etc.

  • Pressed By – Sony DADC – DIDX-818142
  • Mastered At – The Mastering Lab

Credits

  • Artwork [Graphics] – Cal Schenkel
  • Backing Vocals – Debbie*, George Duke, Kerry McNabb, Lynn*, Napoleon Murphy Brock*, Ray Collins, Robert 'Frog' Camarena, Ruben Ladron De Guevara, Susie Glover
  • Bass – Erroneous, FZ*, Jack Bruce, Tom Fowler
  • Drums – Aynsley Dunbar, Jim Gordon, Johnny Guerin*, Ralph Humphrey
  • Engineer – Barry Keene, Bob Hughes, Kerry McNabb, Steve Desper*, Terry Dunavan
  • Keyboards – George Duke
  • Lead Vocals, Guitar – FZ*
  • Mastered By – Doug Sax
  • Percussion – Ruth Underwood
  • Photography By [Back] – Mark Aalyson
  • Photography By [Front] – Emerson-Loew
  • Producer, Arranged By – Frank Zappa
  • Rhythm Guitar – Tony Duran (tracks: 7)
  • Saxophone – Ian Underwood, Napoleon M. Brock
  • Trombone – Bruce Fowler
  • Trumpet – Sal Marquez
  • Violin – Sugar Cane Harris*, Jean-Luc Ponty
  • Written-By – FZ*

Notes

Source: Original 1974 Analog Master

This is Official Release #18.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 8 24302 38512 8
  • Barcode (String): 824302385128
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): DIDX-818142 2 ZAPPA.COM
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI L329
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 50DF
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): DIDX-818142 2 ZAPPA.COM
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI L329
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 50B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): DIDX-818142 2 ZAPPA.COM A01
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI L329
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 50F1

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
DS 2175 Frank Zappa Apostrophe (') ‎(LP, Album, San) Discreet DS 2175 US 1974
DS 2175 Frank Zappa Apostrophe (') ‎(LP, Album) Discreet DS 2175 US Unknown
K 59201 Frank Zappa Apostrophe (') ‎(LP, Album) Discreet K 59201 Italy 1974
DIS 59201 Frank Zappa Apostrophe (') ‎(LP, Album, RP) Discreet DIS 59201 Germany Unknown
K 59201 Frank Zappa Apostrophe (') ‎(LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl) Discreet K 59201 UK 1974

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Don't Eat The Yellow Snow 2:06
A2 Nanook Rubs It 4:37
A3 St. Alfonzo's Pancake Breakfast 1:52
A4 Father O'Blivion 2:18
A5 Cosmik Debris 4:10
B1 Excentrifugal Forz 1:31
B2 Apostrophe'
Rhythm Guitar – Tony Duran
5:53
B3 Uncle Remus 2:54
B4 Stink-Foot 6:35

Credits

  • Arranged By, Bass, Guitar, Lead Vocals – Frank Zappa
  • Backing Vocals – Debbie*, Kerry McNabb, Lynn*, Ray Collins, Robert "Frog" Camarena*, Ruben Ladron De Guevara, Susie Glover
  • Bass – Erroneous, Jack Bruce, Tom Fowler
  • Drums – Aynsley Dunbar, Jim Gordon, Johnny Guerin*, Ralph Humphrey
  • Engineer – Barry Keene, Bob Hughes, Kerry McNabb, Steve Desper*, Terry Dunavan
  • Keyboards, Backing Vocals – George Duke
  • Mixed By – Kerry McNabb
  • Percussion – Ruth Underwood
  • Producer – Frank Zappa
  • Saxophone – Ian Underwood
  • Saxophone, Backing Vocals – Napoleon Murphy Brock*
  • Trombone – Bruce Fowler
  • Trumpet – Sal Marquez
  • Violin – Sugar Cane Harris*, Jean-Luc Ponty

Notes

Visible differences from this version to Frank Zappa - Apostrophe (') - Rights Society and Matrix/Runout
Visible differences from this version to Frank Zappa - Apostrophe (') - Rights Society and Matrix/Runout

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: SPA
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): K59201A1 KIPA LP-S-65-14-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): K59201B1 KIPA LP-S-65-14-B

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
DS 2175 Frank Zappa Apostrophe (') ‎(LP, Album, San) Discreet DS 2175 US 1974
DS 2175 Frank Zappa Apostrophe (') ‎(LP, Album) Discreet DS 2175 US Unknown
K 59201 Frank Zappa Apostrophe (') ‎(LP, Album) Discreet K 59201 Italy 1974
DIS 59201 Frank Zappa Apostrophe (') ‎(LP, Album, RP) Discreet DIS 59201 Germany Unknown
K 59201 Frank Zappa Apostrophe (') ‎(LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl) Discreet K 59201 UK 1974

Tracklist

1 Don't Eat The Yellow Snow / Nanook Rubs It / St. Alfonzo's Pancake Breakfast (Beg) 8:05
2 St. Alfonzo's Pancake Breakfast (Concl) / Father O'Blivion / Cosmik Debris / Excentrifugal Forz (Beg) 8:01
3 Excentrifugal Forz (Concl) / Apostrophe' / Uncle Remus (Beg) 8:09
4 Uncle Remus (Concl) / Stink-Foot 8:11

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Electric Lady Studios
  • Recorded At – Bolic Sound
  • Recorded At – Paramount Recording Studios
  • Mastered At – Artisan Sound Recorders
  • Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Santa Maria
  • Manufactured By – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
  • Published By – Munchkin Music
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.

Credits

  • Backing Vocals – Debbie*, George Duke, Kerry McNabb, Lynn*, Napoleon Murphy Brock*, Ray Collins, Robert 'Frog' Camarena, Ruben Ladron De Guevara, Susie Glover
  • Bass – Erroneous, FZ*, Jack Bruce, Tom Fowler
  • Drums – Aynsley Dunbar, Jim Gordon, Johnny Guerin*, Ralph Humphrey
  • Engineer – Barry Keene, Bob Hughes, Kerry McNabb, Steve Desper*, Terry Dunavan
  • Graphics – Cal Schenkel
  • Keyboards – George Duke
  • Lead Vocals, Guitar [All] – FZ*
  • Percussion – Ruth Underwood
  • Photography By [Back] – Mark Aalyson
  • Photography By [Front] – Emerson-Loew
  • Producer, Arranged By – Frank Zappa
  • Remix – Kerry McNabb
  • Rhythm Guitar – Tony Duran (tracks: B2)
  • Saxophone – Ian Underwood, Napoleon Murphy Brock*
  • Technician – Bob Ludwig, Brian Krokus, Dunt*, Kansas*, Oscar Kergaives, Paul Hof, Unity
  • Trombone – Bruce Fowler
  • Trumpet – Sal Marquez
  • Violin – Sugar Cane Harris*, Jean-Luc Ponty
  • Written-By – Zappa*, Duke* (tracks: B3), Bruce* (tracks: B2), Gordon* (tracks: B2)

Notes

℗© 1974 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

Original Santa Maria Pressing / Artisan Mastering

Variation from other US Discreet label incl., but not limited to, title ends with apostrophe (') rather than exclamation (!).

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
DS 2175 Frank Zappa Apostrophe (') ‎(LP, Album, San) Discreet DS 2175 US 1974
DS 2175 Frank Zappa Apostrophe (') ‎(LP, Album) Discreet DS 2175 US Unknown
K 59201 Frank Zappa Apostrophe (') ‎(LP, Album) Discreet K 59201 Italy 1974
DIS 59201 Frank Zappa Apostrophe (') ‎(LP, Album, RP) Discreet DIS 59201 Germany Unknown
K 59201 Frank Zappa Apostrophe (') ‎(LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl) Discreet K 59201 UK 1974

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Don't Eat The Yellow Snow 2:07
2 Nanook Rubs It 4:37
3 St. Alfonzo's Pancake Breakfast 1:50
4 Father O'Blivion 2:18
5 Cosmik Debris 4:14
6 Excentrifugal Forz 1:33
7 Apostrophe'
Written-By – Zappa*, Bruce*, Gordon*
5:50
8 Uncle Remus
Written-By – Zappa*, Duke*
2:44
9 Stink-Foot 6:32

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Electric Lady Studios
  • Recorded At – Bolic Sound
  • Recorded At – Paramount Recording Studios
  • Recorded At – UMRK
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Rykodisc
  • Copyright (c) – Zappa Family Trust
  • Mastered At – UMRK
  • Mastered At – Bernie Grundman Mastering
  • Glass Mastered At – Disctronics

Credits

  • Backing Vocals – Debbie*, George Duke, Kerry McNabb, Lynn*, Napoleon Murphy Brock*, Ray Collins, Robert 'Frog' Camarena, Ruben Ladron De Guevara, Susie Glover
  • Bass – Erroneous, FZ*, Jack Bruce, Tom Fowler
  • Design [Cd Package] – Ferenc Dobronyi
  • Drums – Aynsley Dunbar, Jim Gordon, Johnny Guerin*, Ralph Humphrey
  • Engineer – Barry Keene, Bob Hughes, Kerry McNabb, Steve Desper*, Terry Dunavan
  • Graphics – Cal Schenkel
  • Keyboards – George Duke
  • Lead Vocals, Guitar – FZ*
  • Percussion – Ruth Underwood
  • Photography By [Back] – Mark Aalyson
  • Photography By [Front] – Emerson-Loew
  • Producer, Arranged By – Frank Zappa
  • Remastered By – Bob Stone
  • Remix – Kerry McNabb
  • Saxophone – Ian Underwood, Napoleon Murphy Brock*
  • Technician – Bob Ludwig, Brian Krokus, Kansas*, Oscar Kergaives, Paul Hof, Unity
  • Technician [Digital Transfer & Tweeze] – Bob Stone
  • Technician [Sometimes] – Dunt*
  • Trombone – Bruce Fowler
  • Trumpet – Sal Marquez
  • Violin – Sugar Cane Harris*, Jean-Luc Ponty
  • Written-By – Frank Zappa

Notes

Original release: 1974.

Studios:
Electric Lady, N.Y.C.
Bolic, Inglewood
Paramount, Hollywood
UMRK

Booklet:
This recording was Re-EQ'd & Remastered at Bernie Grundman, UMRK, 1987.
FZ approved master, 1993.

Backcover:
℗ 1974, 1995 Rykodisc.
© 1974, 1995 Zappa Family Trust.
Reproduced under license.
Printed in the USA.
Manufactured in Canada.

Issued in a standard jewel case with a 6-page accordion folded booklet.
Total playing time 31:45.

Almost identical to Frank Zappa - Apostrophe (') but there is a small difference in the barcode and the disc of this one is made in the UK.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 14431 051920
  • Matrix / Runout (Mirrored): DISCTRONICS RCD 10519 01
  • Mastering SID Code (Mirrored): IFPI L502
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0449
  • Other (On matrix): IFPI 04AK
  • Other (On mould): MADE IN THE UK

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
DS 2175 Frank Zappa Apostrophe (') ‎(LP, Album, San) Discreet DS 2175 US 1974
DS 2175 Frank Zappa Apostrophe (') ‎(LP, Album) Discreet DS 2175 US Unknown
K 59201 Frank Zappa Apostrophe (') ‎(LP, Album) Discreet K 59201 Italy 1974
DIS 59201 Frank Zappa Apostrophe (') ‎(LP, Album, RP) Discreet DIS 59201 Germany Unknown
K 59201 Frank Zappa Apostrophe (') ‎(LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl) Discreet K 59201 UK 1974


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