frank zappa

20 years of frank zappa

1981 12lp-box usa mud shark mz 4801 - 4812
1984 12lp-box ?? fz 4801 - 4812

info from "The Mudshark Anthology" by R.C. / Hotwacks Quarterly n12
mud shark mz 4801 - 4812: released april 1981 - 1000 pressed

from "On Tour With The Evil Prince":
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This 12 LP boxe set was pressed in April 1981 & came with a 16-page booklet. Each LP has its own title. There were 1,000 box sets pressed but 565 were seized in one raid & other legal problems netted an additional 100. There were also 25 "Silver Edition" sets pressed with each LP in a silver jacket with 11" x 11" black & white slicks on the front & back & had deluxe bogus labels. Re-released (regular box set) as an import on "fz 4801-12) with a black & white laminated cover with silver printing & some without the booklet. The source for this 1984 set was the original LPs so the sound quality is inferior to the original set. This box set is sometimes refered to as the "Bogus Box #2"."

 

the albums:

  1. the basic primer: z to a    [mz 4801]
  2. the soundtracks    [mz 4802]
  3. the cucamonga era    [mz 4803]
  4. gas mask    [mz 4804]
  5. hotel dixie    [mz 4805]
  6. the grand wazoo orchestra    [mz 4806]
  7. show & tell    [mz 4807]
  8. the night of the iron sausage    [mz 4808]
  9. warts & all I    [mz 4809]
  10. warts & all II    [mz 4810]
  11. soup & old clothes    [mz 4811]
  12. advance study: world pop domination    [mz 4812]