Mystery Disc

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Tracks

1985 LP

Side Thirteen

  1. Theme From "Run Home Slow" (1:25)
  2. Original "Duke Of Prunes" (1:18)
  3. Opening Night At Studio Z (1:32)
  4. The Village Inn (1:18)
  5. Steal Away (3:44)
  6. I Was A Teenage Malt Shop (1:12)
  7. The Birth Of Captain Beefheart (0:16)
  8. Metal Man Has Won His Wings (3:08)
  9. Power Trio Segment From "The Saints 'n' Sinners" (0:34)
  10. Bossa Nova Pervertamento (2:17)
  11. Excerpt From "The Uncle Frankie Show" (0:39)
  12. Charva (2:01)

Side Fourteen

  1. Speed Freak Boogie (4:14)
  2. Original Mothers At The Broadside (Pomona) (0:56)
  3. Party Scene From "Mondo Hollywood" (1:56)
  4. Original Mothers Rehearsal (0:22)
  5. How Could I Be Such A Fool? (1:49)
  6. Band Introductions At The Fillmore West (1:10)
  7. Plastic People (1:59)
  8. Original Mothers At The Fillmore East (0:46)
  9. Why Don'tcha Do Me Right?[1] (2:40)
  10. Big Leg Emma[1] (2:32)


1986 LP

Side Seventeen

  1. Harry, You're A Beast (0:24)
  2. Don Interrupts (4:47)
  3. Piece One (2:25)
  4. Jim/Roy (4:05)
  1. Piece Two (6:59)
  1. Agency Man (3:21)

Side Eighteen

  1. Agency Man (Studio Version) (3:28)
  2. Lecture (0:21)
  3. Wedding Dress Song / Handsome Cabin Boy (2:37)
  4. Skweezit, Skweezit, Skweezit (2:57)
  5. The Story Of Willie The Pimp (1:34)
  6. Black Beauty (5:23)
  7. Chucha (2:47)
  8. Mothers At KPFK (3:26)
  9. Harmonica Fun (0:41)
CD[1]
  1. Theme From "Run Home Slow" (1:23)
  2. Original "Duke Of Prunes" (1:17)
  3. Opening Night At Studio Z (1:34)
  4. The Village Inn (1:17)
  5. Steal Away (3:43)
  6. I Was A Teenage Malt Shop (1:10)
  7. The Birth Of Captain Beefheart (0:18)
  8. Metal Man Has Won His Wings (3:06)
  9. Power Trio Segment From "The Saints 'n' Sinners" (0:34)
  10. Bossa Nova Pervertamento (2:15)
  11. Excerpt From "The Uncle Frankie Show" (0:40)
  12. Charva (2:01)
  13. Speed Freak Boogie (4:14)
  14. Original Mothers At The Broadside (Pomona) (0:55)
  15. Party Scene From "Mondo Hollywood" (1:54)
  16. Original Mothers Rehearsal (0:22)
  17. How Could I Be Such A Fool? (1:49)
  18. Band Introductions At The Fillmore West (1:10)
  19. Plastic People (1:58)
  20. Original Mothers At The Fillmore East (0:50)
  21. Harry, You're A Beast (0:30)
  22. Don Interrupts (4:39)
  23. Piece One (2:26)
  24. Jim/Roy (4:04)
  1. Piece Two (6:59)
  1. Agency Man (3:25)
  2. Agency Man (Studio Version) (3:27)
  3. Lecture (0:21)
  4. Wedding Dress Song / Handsome Cabin Boy (2:36)
  5. Skweezit, Skweezit, Skweezit (2:57)
  6. The Story Of Willie The Pimp (1:33)
  7. Black Beauty (5:23)
  8. Chucha (2:47)
  9. Mothers At KPFK (3:26)
  10. Harmonica Fun (0:41)

Alternate Covers

Mystery Disc (1985, orange sleeve)
Mystery Disc 2 (1986, yellow sleeve)
Complete edition (1998 CD, dark insert)

Release Notes

Liner Notes

Background Information

Conceptual Continuity

Versions

ZFT # Version # # discs Format Catalog # Release
(YYYY-MM-DD)
EAN.UCC-13
(barcode)
Artwork Comment
n/a 1
Original
Stereo


The CD
regroups
the 2 LPs
contents,
however 2
non-unique
tracks[1] were
not kept.
1 LP Barking Pumpkin
BPR 7777-6
1985-04-19   Orange sleeve Mystery Disc #1, included in The Old Masters, Box I set.
1 LP Barking Pumpkin
BPR 8888-8
1986-11-25   Yellow sleeve Mystery Disc #2, included in The Old Masters, Box II set.
68 1 CD Rykodisc
RCD 10580 ADV
1998?   No insert, pink printing. Advance CD (Rykodisc promotion).
1 CD Rykodisc
RCD 10580
1998-09-15 0014431058028 1998 dark insert US edition. Matrix # IFPI 1211 IFPI L033 RCD 10580 MPO 01 @@@ 9 02
1 CD VideoArts
VACK 5391
1998-09-23 4988112410626 Japanese edition = Rykodisc RCD 10580 repackaged with an obi strip and extra liner notes in Japanese
1 CD VideoArts
VACK 9004
2004-02-16 4988112190344 Orange + yellow sleeves Japanese edition, 2 mini-album papersleeves. Matrix # IFPI L223 IFPI 3950 VACK-9004 1MS1 C 3Y
2012 Remaster
Stereo
1 CD Zappa/UMe
ZR 3891
2012-11-19 0824302389126 Orange insert US edition, manufactured and distributed by UMe[2].
1 CD Zappa/UMG Intl
0238912
2012-11-19 0824302389126 EU edition = Zappa/UMe ZR 3891, manufactured in Germany.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 The 1998 CD is a compilation of the 1985 and 1986 LPs, except for Why Don'tcha Do Me Right? and Big Leg Emma (which are on the Absolutely Free CD).
  2. Email announcement by the ZFT on July 31st, 2012.

See Also