Full Concert Release: Frank Zappa and The Mothers at the Roxy

The “Roxy & Elsewhere” Tour brought Frank Zappa & The Mothers to theaters and colleges throughout the U.S. and Canada in the fall/winter of 1973 including a 3-night run at the Roxy in California Dec. 8-10.

These highly coveted shows formed the 1974 commercial live release Roxy & Elsewhere, which included a few recordings from May 1974 at Edinboro State College in Pennsylvania.

Now, in 2015, the Zappa Family Trust has restored the 16mm video reels that captured the show and will be making it available in a combo DVD/CD package in surround and stereo sound. No official announcements have confirmed an exact release date but according to online music retailer EVO88 it can be expected out on the eve of Halloween this year.

 

Track Listing for the DVD and CD:

DVD:
1) Cosmik Debris
2) Medley: Penguin In Bondage / T’Mershi Duween / The Dog Breath Variations / Uncle Meat / RDNZL
3) Inca Roads
4) Medley: Echidna’s Arf (Of You) / Don’t You Ever Wash That Thing / Cheepnis – Percussion
5) Cheepnis
6) Medley: I’m The Slime / Big Swifty
7) Be-Bop Tango (Of The Old Jazzman’s Church)
8) Don’t Eat The Yellow Snow
9) Father O’Blivion
CD:
1) “Something Terrible Has Happened…”
2) Cosmik Debris
3) Medley: Penguin In Bondage / T’Mershi Duween / The Dog Breath Variations / Uncle Meat / RDNZL
4) Medley: Echidna’s Arf (Of You) / Don’t You Ever Wash That Thing / Cheepnis – Percussion
5) Cheepnis
6) Be-Bop Tango (Of The Old Jazzman’s Church) 

Additional tracks: (1) Medley: Pygmy Twylyte / The Idiot Bastard Son  (2) Dickies’s Such An Asshole

Lineup: Frank Zappa, guitar/vocals; George Duke, keyboards; Tom Fowler, bass; Ruth Underwood, percussion; Bruce Fowler, trombone; Walt Fowler, trumpet; Napoleon Murphy Brock, tenor sax/ vocals; and Chester Thompson and Ralph Humphrey, drums