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'One Size Fits All' is a record of tremendous vitality and musical intelligence. All of Zappa's diverse influences are evident on this magnificent, multi-layered, sumptuously recorded album which reveals new delights with every hearing.
Anyone who wants to know what Zappa was all about could do no better than start listening here.
Fairly accessible for the new listener. If you are just slightly open-minded about your music it should, by rights, blow you away.
And for the seasoned Zappa expert (ahem... like me), it is one of the most regularly aired recordings in my collection.
In one word: brilliant
Verily, I say unto you, this album is a miracle! This one's in my top 3 of best albums ever made! This is an album of rock/bluegrass/prog/fusion/punk/world-music/space-rock/pop/classical/torch-song/heavy metal/EVERY-ROCK and not served up piece-meal a la White Album and every other band would try, but all at the same time! A dense, yet crystal-clear creation of such power! such melodiousness! such intelligence! such humour! - No wonder Zappa couldn't stand the religious and dogma wielding zealouts of all gang members who declare themselves: "I'm White I'm Black! I'm prog! I'm garage! I'm Christian! I'm Muslim! I'm American Idol material! I'm satanic Heavy Metal Shredding! I'm this! I'm that: endless opposition creating endless trouble!" If God composed an album of music it would be this! And if you don't like Zappa because of his profanity/schatology and his penchant for themes anal, there is none of that there - excepting the fact that "Andy Devine, had a thong rhind". This album is so amazing, so beautiful, (it's making me write like a madman in a feeble attempt to tell people of its greatness.) I've got thousands of albums, but if somebody said "it's all those or One Size Fits All! Which do you give up, so that, perhaps, we'll let you live?" I'd say, take all the others, and leave me "One Size Fits All". Thank you Mr Zappa! The day that you died, my life has been a bit more of a drudgery since, and the world has certainly become "dumb all over, and" very "ugly on the side." This album should be required listening at all schools the world over and students should be tested on its contents - only then we might be able to save the world and its Art!
Talking of guitar playing, the solo set in the middle of Inca Roads, which was taken from a live performance of Inca Roads in Helsinki in 1974(Zappa often road tested songs before committing them to tape in the studio)and edited into this studio version, is worth the price of admission alone. It is stunning.
The 2012 remasters sound fabulous, especially the analogue sourced ones, and this is no exception. The sound is full, clear and not compressed to the teeth, as a lot of remasters are these days. The mixes etc.. are as per the original vinyl release and are shorn of all of the icky digital reverb and strange edits that the Ryko cd versions have dotted through them.
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Such a brilliant album! This tends to get overlooked a little bit in favour of the equally brilliant "Apostrophe" and "Overnite Sensation" but on this album there... Read morePublished 1 month ago by man
This is the VINYL review. I will not write anything about the music. The sound quality on this LP is amazing. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Bent Pedersen