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Mofo Project/Object [Us Import] [Import]

Frank Zappa Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (5 Dec 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Zappa
  • ASIN: B000JBXOGC
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 155,414 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Hungry Freaks, Daddy
2. I Ain'g Got No Heart
3. Who Are The Brain Police?
4. Go Cry On Somebody Else's Shoulder
5. Motherly Love
6. How Could I Be Such A Fool?
7. Wowie Zowie
8. You Didn't Try To Call me
9. Anyway The Wind Blows
10. I'm Not Satisfied
See all 15 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Trouble Every Day (Basic Tracks)
2. Who Are The Brain Police?
3. I Ain't Got No Heart (Basic Tracks)
4. You Didn't Try To Call Me (Basic Tracks)
5. How Could I Be Such A Fool?
6. Anyway The Wind Blows (1987 FZ Remix)
7. Go Cry On Somebody Else's Shoulder (Vocal Overdub Take 2)
8. Motherly Love (Vocal Overdu Master Takes)
9. 'Tom Wilson'
10. 'My Pet Theory'
See all 17 tracks on this disc

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Why do you not own this already? Shame on you! 3 Jan 2009
Format:Audio CD
Mofo (making of freak out) is available in 2 versions.
A deluxe 4cd set and a 2cd set. The annoying thing is that the 2cd set has a few songs that arent on the mega 4 disc version, so if you're a completist, you will need both and you end up with a lot of duplicate material. That is my only real problem with mofo, pretty much everything else about this box is fantastic. For me, the best part is the beautiul remaster of the original 1966 Stereo mix of "Freak Out!". The Freak Out cd that frank released in the 80's and is currently in print through rykodisc was a re-mix which sounds pretty good, but this original mix is much warmer and full of life. There is no contest as which mix I prefer, the original 1966 version is far superior in my opinion.
The rest of the sets contains various alternate mixes, backing tracks, interviews, studio improvisations (all lead by Frank) and some early live recordings. There is one bonafide outtake "Groupie Bang Bang" which is as good as anything elese on the album. A great Bo Diddley type rhythm with hilarious lyrics (sung by Ray Collins) about, you guessed it, a groupie!
The 2cd version comes in a slimline double jewel case whereas the 4cd version comes in a rather strange plastic mouled fold out case. Removing the cds from the package is a bit of a nightmare so I have cased the cds seperately so I don't damage the package (or the discs for that matter). The 4cd version also comes with a wonderful booklet with loads of rare photos and recollections and you even get a reproduction facsmile of the original "Freak Map" that was advertised on the original lp's gatefold sleeve.

For me, "Freak Out" along with "Are You Experienced" by the Jimi Hendrix Experience are the two greatest debut albums of all time and every Frank Zappa fan should own this set!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Life is better with Mofo! 3 Jan 2009
Format:Audio CD
Mofo (making of freak out) is available in 2 versions.
A deluxe 4cd set and a 2cd set. The annoying thing is that the 2cd set has a few songs that arent on the mega 4 disc version, so if you're a completist, you will need both and you end up with a lot of duplicate material. That is my only real problem with mofo, pretty much everything else about this box is fantastic. For me, the best part is the beautiul remaster of the original 1966 Stereo mix of "Freak Out!". The Freak Out cd that frank released in the 80's and is currently in print through rykodisc was a re-mix which sounds pretty good, but this original mix is much warmer and full of life. There is no contest as which mix I prefer, the original 1966 version is far superior in my opinion.
The rest of the sets contains various alternate mixes, backing tracks, interviews, studio improvisations (all lead by Frank) and some early live recordings. There is one bonafide outtake "Groupie Bang Bang" which is as good as anything elese on the album. A great Bo Diddley type rhythm with hilarious lyrics (sung by Ray Collins) about, you guessed it, a groupie!
The 2cd version comes in a slimline double jewel case whereas the 4cd version comes in a rather strange plastic mouled fold out case. Removing the cds from the package is a bit of a nightmare so I have cased the cds seperately so I don't damage the package (or the discs for that matter). The 4cd version also comes with a wonderful booklet with loads of rare photos and recollections and you even get a reproduction facsmile of the original "Freak Map" that was advertised on the original lp's gatefold sleeve.

For me, "Freak Out" along with "Are You Experienced" by the Jimi Hendrix Experience are the two greatest debut albums of all time and every Frank Zappa fan should own this set!
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65 of 66 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating, and a great start to a new series 14 Dec 2006
By David Goodwin - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
"MoFo" is half reissue, half archival release, something that (somewhat curiously) has never quite happened with a Zappa album before. Barring quibbles with focus, track-listing, and how exactly it relates to the larger, as-yet-unreleased 4-disc variant available directly from the Zappas, it's also an absolutely fantastic thing, and it's a great buy if you're even marginally interested in the album or its author.

Disc 1 of "MoFo" is intended, I suppose, to supplant the current, single-disc "Freak Out!" from Rykodisc. "Freak Out!" was largely spared Zappa's reissue-revisionism (coughCruisin'WithRubencough), but the original 1987 CD of that album--which is, for all intents and purposes, largely identical to the current Ryko CD--didn't escape entirely unscathed. Zappa remixed some cuts, and attempted to compensate for "Freak Out!"'s primitive and muddy stereo presentation by drastically re-equalizing the album and covering it in a layer of digital reverb. The result is far from unpleasant, but still bears little resemblence to "Freak Out!" as it was released in 1966.

MoFo's first disc is thus dedicated entirely to "Freak Out!" as it was, presenting an unvarnished, un-enhanced, 1987-vintage digital transfer of the original stereo mix of the album; in fact, this may have been the very digital transfer that Frank used as the basis for the Ryko "Freak Out." Those familiar with the Ryko album are in for a shock, as this iteration is muddier and heavier and sounds far more like...well, an album from 1966 (those familiar with the difference in tone between the remix of "The Who Sell Out" and the original will find a similar comparison here). Little details, like Ray Collins' "Girl!" at the end of "You Didn't Try to Call Me" or the extra effects on "Who Are the Brain Police?", particularly stand out. It's fantastic to have this presentation of "Freak Out!" back again, and I find it interesting that MoFo's packaging doesn't make its status as a semi-reissue (as opposed to "just" an archival release) more explicit.

It's Disc 2, though, that functions as the main point of the set. Let me get the (few) criticisms out of the way first. Listening to the second disc of MoFo is like listening to the sampler for the three-disc "Pet Sounds Sessions" box, and there's precious little cohesion to be found; as MoFo sort of functions as a "sampler" of the larger box, though, this is understandable. One of the only other criticisms I can muster: it's too short!

Otherwise, Disc 2 is a delight. We're presented with alternate mixes of various vintages, backing tracks, outtakes, and so on, all of which are enlightening to various degrees. The liner notes reveal that a surprising source was utilized for several tracks: apparently, Frank kept a mono reel plugged into the desk at all times. What this means is that the sort of material which wouldn't generally be preserved on the multi-track session tape--say, rough overdub sessions for "Go Cry on Somebody Else's Shoulder" or the "finished" vocal overdub mix of "Motherly Love"--are present and accounted for, giving a distinct "documentary" feel to the procedings. Tantalizing tastes of some other surprises, like a 1966 soundboard recording and snippets of demos that coincide with the "Corsage" material, are similarly spectacular, as are bits and pieces of Monster Magnet. It makes you want to hear MORE, and in that fashion serves as a great sampler for the larger set (I should note that the smaller MoFo does contain some exclusive tracks, so completists will need to have both).

Verdict: A solid reissue and fascinating archival release all in one. The beginning of what looks to be a wonderful new series.
27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It cant happen here??? 11 Dec 2006
By Blues Bro - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Apparently, it can. The Zappas are listening and giving us fans what we have asked for eons. This package includes the ORIGINAL stereo version of Freak Out! instead of the current remixed Ryko CD that Zappa prepared in the late 80's. The original is still best and here it is on CD for the first. The Zappas apparently have also understood that the Zappa catalogue is in bad shape sonically and have been using the best of the best mastering engineers in their latest projects. This one has been remastered by Doug Sax, who remastered among other things, the Pink Floyd catalogue. Very well done indeed.

Disc 2 includes mono mixes, outtakes, instrumental only tracks and brief snippets. Similar to the Pet Sounds box, these tracks help tell the story of one of the greatest albums of all time. A 4CD box can also be acquired at Zappa website, which hopefully will be available at amazon soon too.

Higly recommended to all Zappa heads out there!
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a must have for Zappa fans 13 April 2007
By COMPUTERJAZZMAN - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
CD 1 is Freak Out in its' entirety, reissued in its' oringial form.

CD2 has studio out-takes, the basic tracks, different takes from the songs in Freak Out! PLUS a couple of live recordings of early Mothers at the end.

This is great stuff. Freak Out was such a revelation for me when I was growing up. Listening to the record, instead of the CRAP that was being played on FM radio really opened up my eyes to a whole world of musical possibilities. The cynicism and satire that it presented is instilled in me to this day.

Having the original release plus the additional CD is required stuff for fans of Zappa. I understand that there is ALSO a 4 CD version instead of the 2 CD one that I have, I am going to get that one too.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A story of a underappricated classic. Apple records take note! 4 Oct 2007
By E.I.E.I. Owen - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
If you are really interested in what went on behind the scenes in the spring of 66 at TTG studios you might want to order the 4-disc version. This set contains the original 1966 stereo mix of "Freak Out" and not the digitized version that is available through Rykodisc. You also get a live set of the original MOI from the Fillmore in 1966 and a plethora of remixes, out-takes, & radio interviews. Again, this is not for someone with just a passing interest in Frank Zappa and the original MOI. That is why there is the 2-disc version. The 4-disc version is only available from [...] and comes in a white vinyl case the folds out into 4 trays and a book in the center. And it also includes the infamous "Freak Out Hot Spots" map. Here's hoping the Zappa Family Trust does likewise with "Absolutely Free", We're Only In It For The Money, & "Cruising With Ruben & The Jets".
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars For those who don't already have a CD of "Freak Out!" 26 Nov 2011
By J. Bynum - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Frank Zappa/ The MOFO project object: With the first CD (in this 2 CD set) you get a very clean and authentic version of the album Freak Out. If you don't already have a copy of Freak Out, this is the disk to buy. The Second CD in this set gives us a lot of outtake stuff and a few remixes, but even with 17 tracks the second disk really doesn't add up to much. I'm a big fan of the Freak Out album, I'm not a big fan of the second cd of this `project'.
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