Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Frank Zappa Fans Offered Unique Access to Unreleased Music


Rob Verhorst/Redferns
Here's an unprecedented opportunity for Frank Zappa fans looking for a rock & roll rarity: between now and December 28th, you can license a copy of Roxy by Proxy, a collection of 76 minutes of never-before-released Zappa master recordings from a pair of 1973 shows at the Roxy in Los Angeles.

For a $1,000 licensing fee, fans can own a master duplication copy of the recording, which they can copy and sell for whatever price they'd like, with $1.20 per-CD mechanical royalty to be paid to Zappa Records.

Along with the duplicate master – which features Zappa and the Mothers of Invention performing favorites favorites like "Inca Roads," "Penguin in Bondage" and "King Kong" – fans will get liner notes and packaging artwork that they can duplicate.

Proceeds from the Roxy by Proxy project will be used to complete The Roxy Performances, an unfinished concert film partly released on Zappa's 1974 live record, Roxy and Elsewhere.

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