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Zappa - The Man From Utopia album

Zappa - The Man From Utopia album Performer: Zappa
Title: The Man From Utopia
Style: Novelty, Avantgarde, Parody
Date of release: 1987
Country: US
Size MP3: 1112 mb
Size FLAC: 1614 mb
Rating: 4.8
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The Man from Utopia is an album by American musician Frank Zappa, released in March 1983 by Barking Pumpkin Records. The album is named after a 1950s song, written by Donald and Doris Woods, which Zappa covers as part of "The Man from Utopia Meets Mary Lou". The Dangerous Kitchen", "Mōggio" and "The Jazz Discharge Party Hats" were all prepared for Zappa's unreleased album Chalk Pie.

The Man From Utopia ‎(LP, Album, Pit). Barking Pumpkin Records. The Man From Utopia - El Hombre De Utopia ‎(LP, Album).

This album presents a mix of studio tracks and altered live recordings from Frank Zappa's hard rock period. The tone is definitely less rock-oriented than on Them or Us, only "Stick Together" and "Cocaine Decisions" qualifying as such. The most noticeable trend here is the half-spoken half-sung free-form numbers "The Radio Is Broken," "The Dangerous Kitchen," and "The Jazz Discharge Party Hats

Frank Zappa's 1983 album titled The Man From Utopia is a bit of an underrated piece in my opinon. It's not a masterpiece by any means and it isn't even close to the best album Zappa released in the 80s. Still, though, there are some really fun pieces on it interspersed with some odd semi-sung vocal monologues that are really more random than anything else. The album does yield some nice instrumentals, though, and songs like Cocaine Decisions and SEX are fun pieces that have some fun instrumentation and vocals. But I'll get about to talking about them a bit later. The album opens with the chant of, "chop a line now" followed by some wisps of harmonica and some biting Zappa lyrics targetting the cocaine addicts in the workplace (like lawyers, doctors, etc).

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The Man From Utopia - Студийный альбом от Frank Zappa. В альбом вошло 31 треков. Продолжительность альбома: 01:54:00. The Man From Utopia Meets Mary Lou. 03:18. Luigi & The Wise Guys. The Dangerous Kitchen.

Tracklist

A1 Cocaine Decisions 2:56
A2 The Dangerous Kitchen 2:51
A3 Tink Walks Amok 3:40
A4 The Radio Is Broken 5:52
A5 Moggio 3:05
B1 The Man From Utopia Meets Mary Lou (Medley) 3:19
B2 Stick Together 3:50
B3 Sex 3:00
B4 The Jazz Discharge Party Hats 4:30
B5 We Are Not Alone 3:31

Companies, etc.

  • Record Company – EMIAL S.A.
  • Made By – EMI Greece
  • Printed By – EMI Greece
  • Pressed By – Columbia, Athens – 14272

Credits

  • Arranged By – Frank Zappa (tracks: A1 to A5, B2 to B5)
  • Art Direction – John Vince
  • Baritone Vocals [Bionic Baritone] – Ike Willis
  • Bass – Arthur "Tink" Barrow*, Scott Thunes
  • Bass [Micro-bass] – Arthur "Tink" Barrow*
  • Composed By – Frank Zappa (tracks: A1 to A5, B2 to B5)
  • Drum Programming [Linn Drum Machine] – Frank Zappa
  • Drums – Chad Wackerman (tracks: A1, A3 to B3, B5), Vinnie Colaiuta (tracks: A2, B4)
  • Engineer – Bob Stone, Dave Jerdan*, Mark Pinskke*
  • Guitar – Frank Zappa, Ray White
  • Guitar [Impossible Parts] – Steve Vai
  • Harmonica – Craig "Twister" Steward*
  • Keyboards – Arthur "Tink" Barrow*, Bobby Martin , Tommy Mars
  • Mandolin – Dick Fegy
  • Percussion – Ed Mann
  • Producer – Frank Zappa
  • Rhythm Guitar – Arthur "Tink" Barrow*
  • Saxophone – Bobby Martin , Marty Krystall
  • Soprano Vocals [Boy Soprano] – Bob Harris
  • Synthesizer [Arp2600] – Frank Zappa
  • Typography [Alphabet], Artwork By [Illustration] – Tanino Liberatore*
  • Vocals – Bobby Martin , Frank Zappa, Ray White
  • Vocals [Pachuco Falsettos, Etc.] – Roy Estrada
  • Written-By – Donald Woods (tracks: B1), Doris Woods (tracks: B1), Obie Jessie (tracks: B1)

Notes

Digitally remastered.

Made in Greece by EMI.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: AEPI
  • Other (Label): A/A 14272
  • Other (Cover): MT 14272
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 Stamped): 2608151 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2 Stamped): 2608151 B

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
FW 38403 Zappa* The Man From Utopia ‎(LP, Album, Pit) Barking Pumpkin Records FW 38403 US 1983
8505 Frank Zappa The Man From Utopia ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial) 747 8505 Saudi Arabia 1983
20.459 Zappa* The Man From Utopia - El Hombre De Utopia ‎(LP, Album) CBS 20.459 Argentina 1983
CBS 25251 Zappa* The Man From Utopia ‎(LP, Album) CBS CBS 25251 Italy 1983
RCD 10538 Zappa* The Man From Utopia ‎(CD, Album) Barking Pumpkin Records RCD 10538 Canada 1983

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Cocaine Decisions 2:56
A2 The Dangerous Kitchen
Drums – Vinnie Colaiuta
2:51
A3 Tink Walks Amok 3:40
A4 The Radio Is Broken 5:52
A5 Mōggio 3:05
B1 The Man From Utopia Meets Mary Lou
Written By – Donald & Doris Woods And Obie JessieWritten-By [Mary Lou] – Obie JessieWritten-By [Utopia] – Donald Woods, Doris Woods
3:10
B2 Stick Together 3:50
B3 Sex 3:00
B4 The Jazz Discharge Party Hats
Drums – Vinnie Colaiuta
4:30
B5 We Are Not Alone 3:31

Companies, etc.

  • Distributed By – EMI Records Ltd.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Pumpko Industries Ltd.
  • Recorded At – UMRK
  • Recorded By – UMRK Mobile
  • Mixed At – UMRK

Credits

  • Art Direction – John Vince
  • Baritone Vocals [Bionic Baritone] – Ike Willis
  • Bass – Scott Thunes
  • Composed By, Arranged By – Frank Zappa (tracks: A1 to A5, B2 to B5)
  • Drums – Chad Wackerman
  • Electric Guitar [Impossible Guitar Parts (On Strat & Acoustic)] – Steve Vai
  • Engineer – Bob Stone, Dave Jerdan*, Mark Pinske
  • Guitar, Vocals, Synthesizer [Arp 2600], Drum Machine [Linn Drum Machine], Producer – Frank Zappa
  • Harmonica – Craig "Twister" Steward*
  • Keyboards – Tommy Mars
  • Keyboards, Bass, Bass [Micro-bass], Rhythm Guitar – Arthur "Tink" Barrow*
  • Keyboards, Saxophone [Sax], Vocals – Bobby Martin
  • Mandolin – Dick Fegy
  • Percussion – Ed Mann
  • Saxophone [Saxophones] – Marty Krystall
  • Soprano Vocals [Boy Soprano] – Bob Harris
  • Typography [Alphabet], Illustration – Tanino Liberatore*
  • Vocals [Pachuco Falsettos, Etc.] – Roy Estrada

Notes

All titles composed by (Frank Zappa)
All titles published by Carlin Music Corp except * published by Limax Music/Modern Music/MCPS
Arranged by Frank Zappa
℗ 1983 Original Sound Recordings made by Pumpko Industries Ltd under exclusive license to EMI Records Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 099941 320341

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
FW 38403 Zappa* The Man From Utopia ‎(LP, Album, Pit) Barking Pumpkin Records FW 38403 US 1983
8505 Frank Zappa The Man From Utopia ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial) 747 8505 Saudi Arabia 1983
20.459 Zappa* The Man From Utopia - El Hombre De Utopia ‎(LP, Album) CBS 20.459 Argentina 1983
CBS 25251 Zappa* The Man From Utopia ‎(LP, Album) CBS CBS 25251 Italy 1983
RCD 10538 Zappa* The Man From Utopia ‎(CD, Album) Barking Pumpkin Records RCD 10538 Canada 1983

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Cocaine Decisions 3:54
2 Sex 3:44
3 Tink Walks Amok 3:39
4 The Radio Is Broken 5:51
5 We Are Not Alone 3:18
6 The Dangerous Kitchen 2:51
7 The Man From Utopia Meets Mary Lou
Written-By – D. Woods*, D.Woods*, Obie Jessie
3:18
8 Stick Together 3:18
9 The Jazz Discharge Party Hats 4:29
10 Luigi & The Wise Guys 3:25
11 Mōggio
Written-By – Diva*, FZ*
2:38

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Zappa Family Trust
  • Copyright (c) – Zappa Family Trust

Credits

  • Arranged By, Producer, Concept By [Conceived] – Frank Zappa
  • Art Direction – John Vince
  • Baritone Vocals [Bionic Baritone] – Ike Willis
  • Bass Guitar – Scott Thunes
  • Double Bass [String Bass] – Jay Anderson
  • Drums – Chad Wackerman (tracks: 1 to 5, 7, 8, 10, 11), Vinnie Colaiuta (tracks: 6, 9)
  • Engineer – Bob Stone, Dave Jerdan*, Mark Pinske
  • Guitar [Impossible Guitar Parts On Strat And Acoustic] – Steve Vai
  • Guitar, Vocals – Ray White
  • Guitar, Vocals, Synthesizer [Arp 2600], Drum Machine [Linn Drum Machine] – Frank Zappa
  • Harmonica – Craig "Twister" Steward*
  • Illustration [Alphabet & Illustration] – Tanino Liberatore*
  • Keyboards – Tommy Mars
  • Keyboards, Bass Guitar [Bass, Micro-bass], Rhythm Guitar – Arthur "Tink" Barrow*
  • Keyboards, Saxophone, Vocals – Bobby Martin
  • Mandolin – Dick Fegy
  • Percussion – Ed Mann
  • Remix [Digitally] – Spencer Chrislu
  • Saxophone [Saxophones] – Marty Krystall
  • Soprano Vocals [Boy Soprano] – Bob Harris
  • Transferred By [1630 Transfers] – Joe Travers
  • Vocals [Pachuco Falsettos, Etc...] – Roy Estrada
  • Written-By – Frank Zappa (tracks: 1 to 6, 8 to 10)

Notes

Studio cuts recorded & mixed at UMRK Central. Live cuts recorded by UMRK Remote. Digitally remixed for UMRK, 1992.

Very special thanks to Moon, Dweezil, Ahmet, Diva, Mathilda, Zola, Ceylon, & Halo.

release # 36

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 824302386620
  • Matrix / Runout: DIDX-820336

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
FW 38403 Zappa* The Man From Utopia ‎(LP, Album, Pit) Barking Pumpkin Records FW 38403 US 1983
8505 Frank Zappa The Man From Utopia ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial) 747 8505 Saudi Arabia 1983
20.459 Zappa* The Man From Utopia - El Hombre De Utopia ‎(LP, Album) CBS 20.459 Argentina 1983
CBS 25251 Zappa* The Man From Utopia ‎(LP, Album) CBS CBS 25251 Italy 1983
RCD 10538 Zappa* The Man From Utopia ‎(CD, Album) Barking Pumpkin Records RCD 10538 Canada 1983