Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention’s Absolutely Free set for 50th anniversary edition

Comes with 20 minutes of rare and unreleased bonus material

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Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention’s 1967 album Absolutely Free is being given the 50th anniversary treatment.

The album – the band’s second – arrives as an expanded vinyl-only edition on September 29 via Zappa Records/UMe.

The set includes the album cut directly from the original analog master tapes and a second disc with 20 minutes of rare and unreleased bonus material including vintage remixes and radio ads.


A fourth side features a lazer etching of Zappa’s face.

The package features Zappa’s original layout and a reproduction of the “libretto” – an 18-page booklet with a foreword by Zappa and lyrics to all the compositions that was offered only by mail order when originally released.

The tracklisting for Absolutely Free is:


LP1 – Side 1
Plastic People
The Duke Of Prunes
Amnesia Vivace
The Duke Regains His Chops
Call Any Vegetable
Invocation And Ritual Dance Of The Young Pumpkin
Soft-Sell Conclusion

LP1 – Side 2
America Drinks
Status Back Baby
Uncle Bernie’s Farm
Son Of Suzy Creamcheese
Brown Shoes Don’t Make It
America Drinks & Goes Home

LP2 – Side 1
Absolutely Free Radio Ad #1
Why Don’tcha Do Me Right
Big Leg Emma
Absolutely Free Radio Ad #2
“Glutton For Punishment…”
America Drinks – 1969 Re-Mix
Brown Shoes Don’t Make It – 1969 Re-Mix
America Drinks & Goes Home #2 – 1969 Re-Mix

LP2 – Side 2
Laser etching

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