FRANK ZAPPA 200 Motels: The Suites NEW 2 CD 2015 Esa-Pekka Salonen
On the evening of October 23, 2013, Walt Disney Concert Hall was the place to be in Los Angeles, as Esa-Pekka Salonen conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Master Chorale in a spectacular, sold-out orchestral performance of Frank Zappa's 200 Motels (The Suites). Recorded for posterity, the acclaimed, one-night-only 13-suite performance of Zappa's 1971 masterwork will be released worldwide on November 20 by Zappa Records/UMe.
This 2 CD release's expertly recorded audio brings the listener back to Walt Disney Concert Hall to experience the exciting 200 Motels (The Suites) spectacle, complemented by photos from the evening and essays by the show and recording's producers, Gail Zappa and Frank Filipetti, the evening's director James Darrah, 'Scoremeister' Kurt Morgan, and performers including Diva Zappa, Michael Des Barres, special guest 'Rock' rhythm section drummer Joe Travers, and former Zappa band member Scott Thunes. Essays by some notable members of the audience, including Steve Vai and Peter Asher, are also included.
2. Went On The Road
4. This Town Is A Sealed Tuna Sandwich
5. The Restaurant Scene
6. Touring Can Make You Crazy
7. What's The Name Of Your Group?
8. Can I Help You With This Dummy?
9. The Pleated Gazelle
1. I'm Stealing The Room
2. Shove It Right In
3. Penis Dimension
4. Strickly Genteel