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BOOKS - ZAPPA RELATED

there must be a better way
commemorative set

written & assembled by freddy bannister
    (2005, box, uk, private release) - limited edition of 200 copies

 

there must be a better way - frank zappa at knebworth commemorative set

written & assembled by freddy bannister
    (2005, box, uk, private release) - limited edition of 200 copies

The 1978 Knebworth Frank Zappa commemorative set includes the following:

  • Programmes, flyers and the ticket from 1978  Frank Zappa Knebworth festival                                

  • An original 1978 Frank Zappa Knebworth pass, with a letter of authenticity

  • 12 photos of the 1978 Knebworth festival

  • 330 page book on the behind the scenes hassles of promoting the Knebworth festival and also working as Frank Zappa's European representative in the seventies, including his ill-fated 1971 tour.

  • And a special gift with the set: four CDs and a DVD live from Knebworth

    • The four CDs include:

      • 1978 Knebworth Frank Zappa 1CD

      • 1975 Knebworth Captain Beefheart  1CD

      • 1978 Knebworth The Tubes     1CD

      • 1978 Knebworth Peter Gabriel ! CD

    • A 50 mins DVD of various Knebworth festivals between 1974 - 1979, including The Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Led Zeppelin and Genesis.

  • All enclosed in a turquoise and silver presentation box.  

"The Spirit Of Knebworth" gives an impression of what the festival must have been like; the disc presents 50 minutes of the various editions of the Knebworth festivals between 1974 - 1979, featuring The Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Led Zeppelin and Genesis.
 

 

July 2006:

The people at Rock Music Memorabilia discovered a bunch of rare Zappa concert recordings that they will be including in their Zappa memorabilia set.

The Bath and Knebworth Frank Zappa commemorative set has been produced in a limited  signed edition of only 200. It is priced at 59.99 and comes with a free gift of 6 live CDs from Bath and Knebworth, including the very rare live Bath CDs and a Knebworth DVD and  includes the following:

  • Programmes, flyers and the tickets from

    • 1970 Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music

    • 1978  Frank Zappa Knebworth festival                                

  • An original 1978 Frank Zappa Knebworth pass, with a letter of authenticity (which normally sells for 15)

  • 12 photos of the 1978 Knebworth festival

  • 330 page book on the behind the scenes hassles of promoting the Knebworth festival and also working as Frank Zappa's European representative in the seventies, including his ill-fated 1971 tour.

  • And as a special gift the choice of  6 of the following CDs. Plus a DVD

    • 1970 Frank Zappa at Bath 1 CD

    • 1971 Frank Zappa at The Rainbow 1CD

    • 1972 The Oval London 1CD

    • 1973 Empire Pool, Wembley 2 CDs

    • 1978 Frank Zappa Knebworth 1 CD

    • 1978 Odeon, Hammersmith 1CD

    • 1970 3 CD compilation set live from the 1970 Bath Festival with   Led Zeppelin, Johnny Winter, Jefferson Airplane, Frank Zappa, Pink Floyd, Steppenwolf, Santana, The Byrds, Canned Heat, John Mayall, Donovan, Hot Tuna, Country Joe,

    • 1971 Lincoln Festival with The Byrds and James Taylor

    • 1975 Captain Beefheart 1CD

    • 1978 The Tubes 1CD

    • 1978 Peter Gabriel 1CD

    • 1974 Tim Buckley

  • Also included a 50 mins DVD of various Knebworth festivals between 1974 - 1979, including The Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Led Zeppelin and Genesis.

 

The following discs are examples of the recordings that were included with the box set. These recordings are audience recordings (recorded by someone in the audience), so the quality of the recording is not the strongest point, but nevertheless, these recordings give a nice impression of the performances.

 
  • 1978/09/09 The Tubes - concert "Knebworth Festival", uk
    • get over it * what do you want from life? * strung out on strings * slipped my disco * instrumental * don't touch me there * mondo bondage * telecide excerpt * san francisco * getoverture * terrorist of rock * i saw her standing there * you're no fun * boy crazy * stand up and shout * white punk blues * white punks on dope * baba o'reilly * kids are alright

  • 1973/09/14 The Mothers Of Invention - concert london, uk
    • - part one -
    • t'mershi duween * bebop tango * cosmik debris * eric dolphy memorial barbecue * kung fu * penguin in bondage * dog meat * rdnzl * inca roads * echidna's arf * don't you ever wash that thing? * bebop tango reprise * t'mershi duween reprise
  • 1973/09/14 The Mothers Of Invention - concert london, uk
    • - part two -
    • dupree's paradise * brown shoes don't make it * chunga's revenge / son of mr green genes
 

  • 1972/09/16 Frank Zappa's Grand Wazoo Orchestra - concert london, uk
    • soundcheck / intro * big swifty * the adventures of greggery peccary * the grand wazoo * dog meat * penis dimension * regyptian strut
  • 1971/12/10 The Mothers Of Invention - concert london, uk
    • intro * peaches en regalia * tears began to fall * shove it right in * sofa suite * pound for a brown * sleeping in a jar * wonderful wino * sharleena * cruising for burgers * king kong

  • 1970/06/28 The Mothers Of Invention - concert "Bath Festival", uk
    • wonderful wino * concentration moon * mom and dad * the air * dog breath * mother people * you didn't try to call me * call any vegetable * little house i used to live in * holiday in berlin * cruisin' for burgers * king kong
  • 1975/07/05 Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band - concert "Knebworth Festival", uk
    • moonlight on vermont * abba zabba * band intro * orange claw hammer * dali's car * when it blows it stacks * my human gets me blues * alice in blunderland * beatle bones 'n' smokin' stones * gimme that harp boy * electricity * i'm gonna booglarize you baby * sam with the showing scalp flat top * improvisation * big eyed beans from venus

  • 1978/09/09 Frank Zappa - concert "Knebworth Festival", uk
    • deathless horsie * dancin' fool * easy meat * honey don't you want a man like me? * pound for a brown * bobby brown * conehead * flakes * keep it greasey * village of the sun * the meek shall inherit nothing * city of tiny lites * magic fingers * yellow snow suite * bamboozled by love
  • 1978/09/09 Peter Gabriel - concert "Knebworth Festival", uk
    • me and my teddy bear * on the air * moribund the burgmeister * perspective * floatsam and jetsam * white shadow * her comes the flood * waiting for the big one * a whiter shade of pale * slowburn * home sweet home * i don't remember * solsbury hill * modern love * the lamb lays down on broadway

  • 1974/07/20 Tim Buckley - concert "Knebworth", uk
    • intro * nighthawkin' * dolphins * get on top * devil eyes * buzzin' fly * sweet surrender * honey man
  • 1978/01/26 Frank Zappa - concert london, uk
    • intro * dancin' fool * peaches en regalia * the torture never stops * tryin' to grow a chin * city of tiny lites * baby snakes * pound for a brown * i have been in you * flakes * punky's whips * titties 'n beer