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    Quote Originally Posted by millionrainbows View Post
    I wonder if the digital mixes are really "better" than the earlier ones. If so, it must have something to do with the way CDs are mastered now, not a question of digital/analogue.

    The new mix of Absolutely Free is taken from the original tape; you can tell, because there is some tape drop-out at the very first, where the tape is obviously damaged. This is inconsequential, though, because the rest of the album sounds good.

    I can't tell any difference in the Freak Out mixes.
    Yeah agreed I've got an original Freak Out Pressing (well early seventies reprint) and a new vinyl reprint and can't tell the difference. Luckily Ive got original pressing of most of the early Zappa Lps also including Ab free, Crusin, WOITFTM, Lumpy Gravy, Mothers Day Comp and Uncle Meat and much prefer the orignal pressings but Freak Out Sounds the same to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by millionrainbows View Post
    And what's that car on the cover? A Nash?

    It always puzzled me the way Zappa first remixed this album for CD. First, he removed the electric bass and replaced it with a standup string bass. Then, he put Ian Underwood's "redundant piano triplets" way down in the mix, almost to the point of inaudibility. I got the impression that he was mad at Ian Underwood because of this.

    Also, I'm going to have to get Hot Rats in its original vinyl mix.
    I have Hot Rats on vinyl but I do not like the sound/mix of it at all. An important reason why I could never understand the very high rating Hot rats seems to get always & everywhere. I think every remix much be a whole lot better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casebearer View Post
    I have Hot Rats on vinyl but I do not like the sound/mix of it at all. An important reason why I could never understand the very high rating Hot rats seems to get always & everywhere. I think every remix much be a whole lot better.
    I have not heard the remix, I have it on vinyl and an early CD version which sounds the same as the vinyl to me- will have to check it out. I love hot rats
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    I listened to Watermelon in Easter Hay from the album, Guitar, this evening. Absolutely brilliant piece of guitar playing by Frank.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbebleu View Post
    I listened to Watermelon in Easter Hay from the album, Guitar, this evening. Absolutely brilliant piece of guitar playing by Frank.
    Yep is a classical but Frank did so many he set the bench mark for those who follow ie Steve Vai, Satch, buckethead etc
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    Just got this tasty sucker!

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    Quote Originally Posted by starthrower View Post
    Just got this tasty sucker!

    Is a good one- I taped it on my Nak of Youtube is it is not available in the shops in Oz ZFT need to get some better distribution outside of the US happening
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    Quote Originally Posted by EddieRUKiddingVarese View Post
    Is a good one- I taped it on my Nak of Youtube is it is not available in the shops in Oz ZFT need to get some better distribution outside of the US happening
    Or starthrower should start his own distribution centre, ha ha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casebearer View Post
    Or starthrower should start his own distribution centre, ha ha.
    Buffalo, and many other posthumous titles are now available from general retailers. Buffalo features a monumental version of The Torture Never Stops with jazzy keyboard solo played over walking bass.
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    "Everyone is born with genius, but most people only keep it a few minutes"
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