The Grand Wazoo

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Players

Tracks

LP

Side One

  1. For Calvin (And His Next Two Hitch-Hikers) (6:06)
  2. The Grand Wazoo (13:20)

Side Two

  1. Cletus Awreetus-Awrightus (2:58)
  2. Eat That Question (6:43)
  3. Blessed Relief (8:02)
1990 European CD
  1. The Grand Wazoo (13:20)
  2. For Calvin (And His Next Two Hitch-Hikers) (6:06)
  3. Cletus Awreetus-Awrightus (2:57)
  4. Eat That Question (6:43)
  5. Blessed Relief (8:00)

Release Notes

Recorded: Paramount Studios, Hollywood, April-May, 1972.
Released November 1972.
Produced by Frank Zappa.
Engineer: Kerry McNab.
Special Technical Assistance: Paul Hof.
Cover Illustration: Cal Schenkel.
Photography: Barry Feinstein & Tony Esparza.

Liner Notes

The Legend Of Cleetus Awreetus-Awrightus & the Grand Wazoo

Background Information

"The Grand Wazoo" could be heard like "Le Grand Oiseau" in french (the big bird).

Conceptual Continuity

Versions

ZFT # Version # # discs Format Catalog # Release
(YYYY-MM-DD)
EAN.UCC-13
(barcode)
Artwork Comment
16 1a
Original
Stereo

US LP
tracks
1 LP Warner Bizarre/Reprise
MS 2093
1972-11-27 None   US edition.
1 CS Warner Bizarre/Reprise
REP M5 2093
1972 None   US edition.
1 8T Warner Bizarre/Reprise
REP M8 2093
1972? None   US edition.
1 LP Warner Bizarre/Reprise
K 44209
1972-12[1] None   UK edition.
1b
Remastered Stereo
1 LP Barking Pumpkin
BPR 9999-2
1987-12-30     Included in The Old Masters, Box III set.
1 CD Rykodisc
RCD 10026
1986-09 0014431002625
(not printed)
  US edition, AAD. Matrix # 818 PUMPKIN RCD 10026 01@ MADE IN USA
1c
Remastered
Stereo

1990 EU
CD tracks
1 CD Zappa
CDZAP 31
1990-09 5016583603120   UK & French editions.
1 CD Intercord
i.r.s. 970731
1990?     German edition.
1b
Remastered Stereo
1 CD VideoArts
VACK 5033
1994-10-26 4988112405752   Japanese edition = US edition CD with obi strip.
1c
Remastered
Stereo

1990 EU
CD tracks
1 CD Rykodisc
RCD 10517
1995-05-16 0014431051722   US edition.
1 CD Gravadora Eldorado/Rykodisc
968004
1995 7897181220128   Brazilian edition. Also available in the Fórmula Explosiva box set.
1 CD VideoArts/PolyGram K.K.
VACK 5124
1995-10-25 4988112407848   Japanese edition. US edition CD with obi strip.
1 CD VideoArts/Pioneer LDC
VACK 5259
1996-05-30 4988112408593   Japanese edition. US edition CD with obi strip.
1 CD Rykodisc
RCD 40583/3
2002-03-21 None   US edition. Included in the Threesome No. 2 box set. Matrix # IFPI L503 IFPI 8708 DISCTRONICS RCD 10517 01
1 CD VideoArts
VACK 1216
2001-10-24 4988112412729   Japanese edition, mini-album papersleeve.
1 CD VideoArts
VACK 1340
2008-09-24 4988112417878   Japanese edition, mini-album papersleeve.
1d
Remastered
Original Stereo
1 CD Zappa/UMe
ZR 3849
2012-08-28 0824302384923   US edition, manufactured and distributed by UMe[2].
Source: Original 1972 Analog Master. Mastered by Doug Sax with Robert Hadley & Sangwook "Sunny" Nam at The Mastering Lab, Inc., 2012.
Early copies were reported to be unplayable due to a defect[3][4].
1 CD Zappa/UMG Intl
0238492
2012-08-28 0824302384923   EU edition = Zappa/UMe ZR 3849, manufactured in Germany.
1 CD Zappa/Universal Music Japan
UICY-75364
2012-11-28 4988005737625   Japanese edition, audiophile SHM-CD, mini-album papersleeve with an obi strip and liner notes in Japanese.

Notes

  1. Martin C. Strong, 2004, The Great Rock Discography, p. 1721.
  2. Email announcement by the ZFT on July 31st, 2012.
  3. New Version of Grand Wazoo Issue?, Zappa Forum, September 6th 2012.
  4. The Grand Wazoo, 2012 UMe CD, Zappa Patio, 2012.

See Also