Director's Cuts: Frank Zappa's Music Legacy

Weekend Edition Sunday music director Ned Wharton reviews two new discs featuring the music of rock innovator Frank Zappa — Ensemble Modern's Greggery Peccary & Other Persuasions and Quadiophiliac, a DVD-audio disc featuring multi-channel audio mixes Zappa created himself in the 1970s that are only now being heard by the public.

Frank Zappa

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Frank Zappa was a pioneer in multi-channel sound, and as far back as 1970 he was taping four-channel mixes of his music. His son Dweezil recently discovered a treasure trove of these tapes, and DTS Entertainment has now released Quadiophiliac, a surround sound DVD-Audio disc that presents this music in its full glory.

Previously Unreleased Tracks

Listen: "Rollo"

Listen: "Chunga Basement"

Listen: "Venusian Time Bandits"

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