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A Celebration of 25 Years of Frank Zappa's Music

Release Info

℗ © 1993 PolyGram Records, Inc. Manufactured and marketed by Verve Records, a division of PolyGram Classics and Jazz, a division of PolyGram Records, Inc., 825 Eight Avenue, New York, New York.


  1. Elvis Has Just Left The Building
  2. Brown Shoes Don't Make It
  3. Jazz Discharge Party Hats
  4. Inca Roads
  5. Mõggio
  6. Nite School
  7. Echidna's Arf (Of You)
  8. Hungry Freaks, Daddy
  9. Heavenly Bank Account
  10. The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing
  11. Waka Jawaka (Edit)
  12. Sofa
  13. Dirty Love
  14. Hot Plate Heaven At The Green Hotel


Rock group:
Mike Keneally – guitar, keyboards, vocals
Mats Öberg – keyboards, piano, vocals
Scott Thunes – bass, vocals
Morgan Ågren – drums
Jonathan Haas – multiple percussion
Marc Ziegenhagen – additional keyboards

The Persuasions:
Jimmy Hayes, Jerry Lawson, Joe Russell, Jay Otis Washington

Sean Altman, Barry Carl, Elliot Kerman, Scott Leonard

Orchestra Of Our Time:
Joel Thome – artistic director, music director/conductor
Sal Scarpa – assistant music director/conductor
Violins: Sanford Allen – concertmaster, Abe Appleman, Sandra Billingslea, Joyce Hamman, Stan Hunte, Sheila Reinhold, Alvin Rogers, Peter Vanderwater, Ming Yeh
Violas: Al Brown, John Dexter, Richard Spencer
Cellos: Bruce Wang, Fred Zlotkin
Contrabass: John Beal
Flute/Piccolo/Soprano Sax: Dave Tofani
Oboe/Alto Sax: John Campo
Clarinet/Bass Clarinet: Virgil Blackwell
Bassoon/Tenor Sax: John Campo
Baritone Sax: Roger Rosenberg
Trumpet/Flugelhorn: Marvin Stamm
Horn: Ron Sell
Trombone: Jim Pugh
Bass Trombone/Tuba: Dave Taylor
Harp: Cynthia Otis
Music Coordinator: Virgil Blackwell

Special guest artist:
Steve Vai – guitar (tracks 12, 13)
Dweezil Zappa – (guitar track 13)
Dale Bozzio – vocals (intro track 14)


Recorded November 7 and 8, 1991, at The Ritz, New York
Concert conceived, conducted and arranged by Joel Thome
Album sort of produced by Davitt Sigerson
Album Executive Producer: Guy Eckstine
Executive Producers: John Scher & Jeff Rowland
Project Coordinator: Jane Lipsitz
Digitally recorded by Dave Hewitt Remote Reording, Inc. Mixed by Carl Beatty at Skyline, New York
Mastered by Brian Gardner at Bernie Grundman Mastering, Los Angeles
Promotion and Public Relations: Carole Sorell

Conceptual Continuity


See Also

Zappa's Universe (The Film)