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The Frank Zappa Album Versions Guide - Index
Welcome to the Frank Zappa Album
Versions guide, aka the vinyl-vs-CD FAQ! Here, we sort out
the many differences between the
various versions of Zappa's albums. Please read the FAQ if you haven't already, or if you are new to the site.
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Boxes or Else
Zappa Patio Articles and Examinations
External Articles and Examinations
Four Stereophile Magazine articles:
Originally created by
Vladimir Sovetov, and
maintained for many loving years by Bossk(R).
Special credits, thanks and acknowledgements: Vladimir Sovetov, who devised, created, masterminded and did most of the work on this project, back when the Internet consisted of nothing more elaborate than usenet newsgroups; Michael Gray, who researched release dates and catalogue numbers like crazy for his book Mother!; Leslie Watson, who researched release dates and catalogue numbers even crazier, Ben Watson and Leslie Cheung (RIP) ; Rykodisc, for their never-ending stream of...well, at least they try; Mikael Agardsson, cdbanzai.com, Heikki Poroila & Heikki Karjalainen and their Zappa äänitteillä-esittelevä diskografia 1961-1995, Juha Sarkkinen, Román García Albertos, JWB, Patrick Neve, Biffy the Elephant Shrew, Killuglyradio.com, Zappateers, Dimeadozen, my Easter Island Statue, and, of course, everyone else whose name appears on any of these pages. Special thanks to NOBBI (THE FIRST STEP OF ZAPPOLOGY).
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