Waka/Jawaka

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Players

Tracks

LP

Side One

  1. Big Swifty (17:22)

Side Two

  1. Your Mouth (3:12)
  2. It Just Might Be A One-Shot Deal (4:17)
  3. Waka/Jawaka (11:17)
CD
  1. Big Swifty (17:22)
  2. Your Mouth (3:12)
  3. It Just Might Be A One-Shot Deal (4:17)
  4. Waka/Jawaka (11:19)

Release Notes

Recorded: Paramount Studios, LA, April-May, 1972.
Released July 1972.
Produced by Frank Zappa.
Engineered by Kerry McNab (Under the thoughtful supervision of Marshall Brevitz).
Cover illustration by Marvin Mattelson (The idea for the sink courtesy Sal Marquez).
Cover photo by Philip Schwartz.
Packaging by Cal Schenkel.
This album is dedicated to Paul Hof & Barry Keene.

Liner Notes

Background Information

"'Waka/Jawaka' ... is something that showed up on a Ouija board at one time."
— Frank Zappa, interview by Jerry Williams on WGOE-FM Richmond VA, November, 1972, from the Frank Zappa GSW Project Vol. 6 1971-72, disk 2 track 22.

Conceptual Continuity

Versions

ZFT # Version # # discs Format Catalog # Release
(YYYY-MM-DD)
EAN.UCC-13
(barcode)
Artwork Comment
15 1
Original
Stereo
1 LP Warner Bizarre/Reprise
MS 2094
1972-07-05 None   US edition.
1 CS Warner/Reprise
REP MS2094
1972? None   US edition.
1 8T Reprise
8RM-2094
1972 None   Canadian edition.
1 LP Warner Bizarre/Reprise
K 44203
1972-08[1] None   UK edition.
1 LP Warner Bizarre/Reprise
REP 44203 (2094)
1972? None   German edition. Matrix #
Side1: WEA - 44203 - A - PF
Side2: WEA 44203 - A - PF
1 LP Warner-Pioneer Bizarre/Reprise
P-8277R
  None   Japanese edition.
1.2
Remaster
Stereo
1 LP Barking Pumpkin
BPR 9999-1
1987-12-30     Included in The Old Masters, Box III set.
1 CD Rykodisc
RCD 10094
1989? 0014431009426   US edition.
1 CD Zappa
CDZAP 10
1989-01[1] 5016583601027   UK edition, AAD. Matrix # ZAP 10 MPO 03 @@
1 CS Barking Pumpkin
D4 74215
1990-10-17 0013347421544   US edition.
1 CS Zappa
TZAPPA 10
 ? 5016583601041?   UK edition.
1 CD VideoArts
VACK 5032
1994-10-26 4988112405745   Japanese edition.
1 CD Rykodisc
RCD 10516
1995-05-02 0014431051623   US edition.
1 CD VideoArts
VACK 5123
1995-10-25 4988112407831   Japanese edition.
1 CD VideoArts
VACK 5258
1996-05-30? 4988112408586   Japanese edition = Rykodisc RCD 10516 repackaged with an obi strip and extra liner notes in Japanese
1 CD Rykodisc
RCD 40583/2
2002-03-21 None   Included in the Threesome No. 2 box set. Matrix # IFPI L503 IFPI 8708 DISCTRONICS RCD 10516 01
1 CD VideoArts
VACK 1215
2001-10-24 4988112412712   Japanese edition, mini-album papersleeve.
1.3
Remastered
Original Stereo
1 CD Zappa/UMe
ZR 3848
2012-08-28 0824302384824   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.
1 CD Zappa/UMG Intl
0238482
2012-08-28 0824302384824   EU edition = Zappa/UMe ZR 3848, manufactured in Germany.
1 CD Zappa/Universal Music Japan
UICY-75363
2012-11-28 4988005737618   Japanese edition, audiophile SHM-CD, mini-album papersleeve with an obi strip and liner notes in Japanese.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Martin C. Strong, 2004, The Great Rock Discography, p. 1721.
  2. Email announcement by the ZFT on July 31st, 2012.