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Threesome No. 2 (3cd) Box set, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered


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Composer, guitarist, singer, and bandleader Frank Zappa was a singular musical figure during a performing and recording career that lasted from the 1960s to the '90s. His disparate influences included doo wop music and avant-garde classical music; although he led groups that could be called rock & roll bands for much of his career, he used them to create a hybrid style that bordered on ... Read more in Amazon's Frank Zappa Store

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  • Audio CD (2 Oct. 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: ADA Global
  • ASIN: B0000641BA
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 188,281 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Peaches En Regalia
2. Willie the Pimp
3. Son Of Mr.Green Genes
4. Little Umbrellas
5. The Gumbo Variations
6. It Must Be a Camel
Disc: 2
1. Big Swifty
2. Your Mouth
3. It Just Might Be A One-Shot Deal
4. Waka/Jawaka
Disc: 3
1. The Grand Wazoo
2. For Calvin
3. Cletus Awreetus-Awrightus
4. Eat That Question
5. Blessed Relief

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By martin on 15 Aug. 2006
Format: Audio CD
this package must represent one of the best musical deals around. I had all three in antique, though pristine vinyl, and I have never tired of their contents, from Peaches en Regalia right through to Blessed Relief. Hot Rats is perhaps the accepted classic, but is by no means the best of these three musical documents. The box does not skimp on the packaging, you get the three cds as if bought seperately with origional cover art for each, go get one today!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D.O.S. on 11 Jan. 2011
Format: Audio CD
I am a great fan of Zappa but have always steered away from the Mothers of Invention material due to, in my opinion, it being not entirely pleasing on the ear.

Now, Hot Rats is an absolutely brilliant album, with some of the best and earliest solo Zappa / ex-mothers tracks recorded so this is worth the purchase for this album alone.

Waka / Jawaka is not an album I would have purchased BUT is an excellent album in its own right, the closest some say Zappa ventured into Jazz, but not Jazz in any traditional sense, it has Franks mark on it. I was surprised by this musical tome and glad it has entered my world.

The verdict is still out on the grand wazoo.

Buy this mini box set as it is a bargain and is brilliant.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By mr c on 5 Aug. 2011
Format: Audio CD
If you have never heard these before you are in for such a treat.

This is (IMO) the very best and musical of the zappa cannon
and you can play it to your grandparent.
Hmm which given I bought hot rats first time round could be me..
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By H. Maks on 15 April 2010
Format: Audio CD
This is a very good buy, essential albums. Definitely three very important musical documents of Frank the 20th century composer man.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3 of Zappa's best work 23 April 2002
By JAFC - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Some of his best work. His first foray into jazz brings new definitions to the genre (as always). Originally released as 'Hot Rats', 'Waka/Jawaka' and 'The Grand Wazoo', these 3 albums represent a distinct period of departure from the otherwise lyrical offerings of the '60s. John Luc Ponty and Sugar Cane Harris deliver some great electric violin solos here. And, their presence here (on Hot Rats) underscores the new band line-up. Recently, I searching my Zappa collection to find some examples of his music for my somewhat conservative boss and ended up with 2 of these 3. I would have given 5 stars but I could not speak for the quality of this particular release although The music - composition, performance and production - is top notch.
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DEFINITELY some of Frank's best work 26 April 2002
By Bruce E Bowman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
If you don't own this music, you should. This is some of the best work of one of the most original artists of our time.
At the same time, it should be understood that these are re-releases, and there is no original material here. The Zappa Family Trust are simply finding new ways to market old Zappa. There's nothing wrong with that. I'm all in favor of anything that will help keep Frank's material shaking up the air molecules. But I already own Hot Rats, Waka-Jawaka, and The Grand Wazoo. If you do too, there's no reason to buy this box set.
That's the only thing keeping me from giving this 5 stars.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Zappa at His Best and Most Creative 20 Sept. 2005
By Chris Ward - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This is an easy-to-afford way to pick up Frank Zappa's best work. Those who bought the albums as they came out (as I did, away back in the 60s and 70s) know that each of the Zappas, from "Freak Out" in 1966 to the early to mid-70s, were stuffed full of creamy goodness. But it can't be denied (by me, anyway) that his work fell from that peak afterwards, and that his best work was represented by those 10 (more or less) albums: Freak Out, Absolutely Free, We're Only In It For The Money, Uncle Meat, Hot Rats, Burnt Weeny Sandwich, Weasels Ripped My Flesh, Chunga's Revenge, The Grand Wazoo, and Waka Jawaka. (I leave out a few live and one-off albums which I consider inferior, though fun.) Others will say his more popular mid-seventies works belong as well, but I differ. I'll stick with those named above. So: if you want a quick course in Zappa's more instrumental jazz-rock fusion and big-band sound, "Threesome No. 2" is your one-stop-shopping solution. (I'd also recommend "Burnt Weeny Sandwich," my favorite of all his albums.) If you like these, get "Threesome No. 1" and work your way up from there-- lots to chew on from one of the 20th century's most unique and talented composer/performers.
Zappa's albums in this set 15 July 2013
By Victor A. Ilenda - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Hot Rats was re-mastered for cd release in 1986. This is when Frank and Bob Stone enhanced the sound of the songs from that 1969 LP, giving the album more depth, but at the same time destroying the original mix. A version of the original mix has never been available on cd. Those who are wondering what this is about, should play the original vinyl lp version of Hot Rats, then play the remastered cd version--a huge difference. Waka/Jawaka was released originally in 1972, and the cd version is good enough. The Grand Wazoo was originally mastered by Frank for cd release in 1986, and is by all means, fantastic. The Ryko-disc release, if you can find it, is the one to own, not the Zappa Family Trust re-release. Taking songs out of order as in the opening track, and going in "Calvin..." totally destroys the sonic continuity Frank had intended back in 1972. It just does not work on this re-remastered version.
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