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RELEASED THE RIGHT WAY, AT LAST
on 15 August 2012
Finally, the original analogue masters were directly transferred foe this new edition of Frank Zappa's live album at the Fillmore. When compared to other group's recordings at the same venue (Grateful Dead, Allman Brothers), it sounds a little mediocre in terms of sound quality, but it is an interesting album anyway. The previous Ryko release featured FZ remaster, loaded with digital reverb and noise reduction procedures that really affected the sound quality for bad. This reissue brings us the original mix, which sounds more natural, warmer, with a richer bottom end, and with "Willie The Pimp, part two", that had been inexplicably erased in the previous CD edition (actually, it had been deleted to make the last track of Side A segue into Side B).
The artwork is almost exactly the same of the Ryko release, except for the CD label design and the Zappa Records' logo. The Ryko release used a thicker paper for the booklet, as I recall.
An improved release, with great sound. Remarkable remastering job!