ZAPPAtite: Frank Zappa's Tastiest Tracks.
September 23 2016 saw the release by Zappa Records/UMe of Frank Zappa’s Tastiest Tracks, which as the title implies collects some of Frank Zappa’s best known and beloved compositions. The new release will be available on CD with vinyl to come at a later date.
The 18 tracks were selected by Frank’s son Ahmet Zappa and archivist Joe Travers. “This isn’t a greatest hits album as Frank didn’t really have ‘hits,’ per se, nor is it a ‘best of’ since that would be an impossibility to fit so much awesome onto one disc,” said Ahmet Zappa. “It’s a veritable smorgasbord of musicality for the curious and a buffet of favourites for the fans, ZAPPAtite collects a cross section of my favourite songs composed by my dad, that lean more towards the rock side of his expansive repertoire. I hope you’re hungry because this meal for your ears rocks!”
ZAPPAtite is divided into three “courses”: Appetisers, Entrees and Desserts. While the first two “courses” include many of FZ’s most accessible tunes, Desserts shows off his musical virtuosity and singular live performances.
So go on tease your tastebuds and get your musical chops salivating with this little feast.