The late u.s. guitar player Michael Hedges recorded Frank Zappa's 'Sofa no.1'.
|michael hedges: oracle
(1996, cd, usa, windham hill records 01934 11196 2) – incl. ‘sofa no. 1’ (frank zappa)
(2001, cd, usa, windham hill records 01934-11612-2) - incl. 'sofa no.1' (frank zappa)
concerts, radio shows
From: EMDEBE@village.uunet.be - October 8, 1998
There is also a "hidden" 14th track on the album: "Greensleeves" (03:08). The track was intentionally left off the liner notes. It was originally recorded for The Windham Hill sampler "Carols of Christmas", but Hedges surreptitiously included it on "Oracle" as well so hard-core fans wouldn't feel compelled to buy the compilation just for his contribution.
He called himself a "violent acoustic" artist; he is considered one of the most innovative and acclaimed solo guitarists of his era.
"Oracle" signified a return to acoustic performance; the record was the last to be issued during Hedges' own lifetime - on December 2, 1997, his body was discovered near the wreckage of a car accident just outside of his native Mendocino, California (he was 43 at the time of his death).
Patrick Neve (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Also, look for IN REMEMBRANCE OF MICHAEL HEDGES at the Zappa Home Page.