The Yellow Shark

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The Yellow Shark
Released November 1993
See also:
EIHN (Everything Is Healing Nicely)

Players

Tracks

  1. Intro (01:44)
  2. Dog Breath Variations (02:06)
  3. Uncle Meat (03:24)
  4. Outrage At Valdez (03:27)
  5. Times Beach II (07:31)
  6. III Revisited (01:45)
  7. The Girl In The Magnesium Dress (04:33)
  8. Be-Bop Tango (03:43)
  9. Ruth Is Sleeping (05:56)
  10. None Of The Above (02:17)
  11. Pentagon Afternoon (02:28)
  12. Questi Cazzi Di Piccioni (03:02)
  13. Times Beach III (04:26)
  14. Food Gathering In Post-Industrial America, 1992 (02:49)
  15. Welcome To The United States (06:41)
  16. Pound For A Brown (02:13)
  17. Exercise #4 (01:37)
  18. Get Whitey (07:01)
  19. G-Spot Tornado (05:17)

Release Notes

Produced by Frank Zappa
Spencer Chrislu: recording engineer & CD mixer
Harry Andronis: concert audio engineer
Dave Dondorf: stage monitor engineer, technical cooordination
Todd Yvega: Synclavier assistant

Front cover photo: Fritz Brinckmann, HERZ
Art direction & design: Brian Johnson & Jesse di Franco for Command A Studios, Inc.
Original yellow shark created by Mark Beam

Liner Notes

Background Information

Frank Zappa rehearsing with Ensemble Modern, Frankfurt, September 1992

The CD was recorded at following concerts in September, 1992:
17-19: 92/09/17-19 Frankfurt, Germany, Alte Oper, Alte Oper Frankfurt
22, 23: 92/09/22-23 Berlin, Germany, Philharmonie, Philharmonie Berlin
26, 27: 92/09/26-28 Wien, Austria, Konzerthaus, Wiener Konzerthaus

Sept. 17: Track 14
Sept. 19: Track 1 and 15

Conceptual Continuity

Versions

ZFT # Version # # discs Format Catalog # Release
(YYYY-MM-DD)
EAN.UCC-13
(barcode)
Artwork Comment
62 1
Original
Stereo
1 CD Barking Pumpkin/Rhino
R2 71600
1993-11-02 0081227160029   US edition, Digipak?
1 CD Zappa
CDZAP 57
1993 5016583605728   UK edition, Digipak?
1 CS Zappa
TZAPPA 57
 ? 5016583605742?   UK edition.
1 CD Music For Nations/Intercord
IRSCD 970.757
1993 5016583605728   German edition, Digipak
1 CD Music Scene Incorporated
MSI 80071
      Japanese edition, Digipak?
1 CD Atlantic/Rhino
AM-CY656
1994-03-25 4988029065643   Japanese edition, Digipak.
1 CD Rykodisc
RCD 40560
1995-05-30 0014431056024   US edition, Digipak. Matrix # IFPI L502 IFPI 8732 DISCTRONICS RCD 40560 01
1 CS Rykodisc
RAC 40560
1995-05-30 0014431056048?   US edition.
1 CD VideoArts
VACK 5100
1995-07-26 4988112406940   Japanese edition, Digipak?
1 CD VideoArts
VACK 5235
1996-05-30 4988112408357   Japanese edition, Digipak?
Unknown 1 CD VideoArts
VACK 5918
2007-09-05  ?   Japanese edition, mini-album papersleeve, included in the Zappa Box (Later Works) set.

See Also