Frank Zappa - Mystery Disc (CD, Album, Comp) - USED
Released: 15 Sep 1998
Format: CD, Album, Compilation
Sleeve condition: Near Mint
Media condition: Near Mint
 Theme From Run Home Slow
 Original Duke Of Prunes
 Opening Night Party At Studio Z (Collage)
 The Village Inn
 Steal Away
 I Was A Teen-Age Malt Shop
 The Birth Of Captain Beefheart
 Metal Man Has Won His Wings
 Power Trio Segment From The Saints 'n Sinners
 Bossa Nova Pervertamento
 Excerpt From The Uncle Frankie Show
 Speed-Freak Boogie
 Original Mothers At The Broadside (Pomona)
 Party Scene From Mondo Hollywood
 Original Mothers Rehearsal
 How Could I Be Such A Fool?
 Band Introductions At The Fillmore West
 Plastic People
 Original Mothers At The Fillmore East
 Harry, You're A Beast
 Don Interrupts
 Piece One
 Jim / Roy
 Piece Two
 Agency Man
 Agency Man (Studio Version)
 Lecture From Festival Hall Show
 Wedding Dress Song/The Handsome Cabin Boy
 Skweezit Skweezit Skweezit
 The Story Of Willie The Pimp
 Black Beauty
 Mothers At KPFK
 Harmonica Fun
"Mystery Disc" compiles tracks originally released on two separate vinyl records that were included in the mail order "Old Masters" box sets (Box One released April 1985 and Box Two released November 1986).
The CD omits two tracks from the box sets, "Why Don'tcha Do Me Right?" and "Big Leg Emma", both of which were included on the CD version of Absolutely Free (tracks 8 & 9).
These recordings cover the early stages of Zappa's career, and were made between 1962 and 1969 (with the exception of "The Story of Willie the Pimp", recorded in 1972). (See scans for further details).
Tracks 1, 12 & 29 are also on "Lost Episodes" (tracks 1 & 12 in slightly different versions), tracks 21 to 26 are edits of "Ahead of Their Time" material, and track 32 is a different edit of a "You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore #5" track.
Notes written by Frank Zappa © 1998 The Zappa Family Trust.
All selections controlled worldwide by Munchkin Music (ASCAP) or Frank Zappa Music (BMI), except track 5 published by Screen-Gems EMI Music Publishing (BMI) and track 19 published by Windswept Pacific Songs (BMI).
Artwork © 1998 Zappa Family Trust.
℗ & © 1998 Rykodisc.
The green-tinted jewel box is a registered trademark of Rykodisc.
Manufactured and printed in the USA.
Mastered at Northeastern Digital Recording.
Some of the original early recordings, such as those with Beefheart, were made at Studio Z (not credited on the release itself).
Copies were released with a small paper wrap-around on top of the jewel case.