Castaway's Choice

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In 1989 Frank Zappa appeared on the American radio show Castaway's Choice, hosted by John McNally. The format is based on the long-running BBC radio show Desert Island Discs, where guests can pick out their ten favorite records to bring along to a deserted island.

Zappa's 10 favorite records to bring to a deserted island

Zappa described the Bartok piece as: "I think it is one of the most beautiful melodies ever written". When asked to limit his choice to just one of these records he selected Three Hours Past Midnight.