In a momentous celebration of the 50th anniversary of Frank Zappa’s legendary album, “Over-Nite Sensation,” Zappa Records/UMe has unveiled a newly expanded edition, available in various formats. The Super Deluxe Edition, spanning five discs (4CD/1Blu-ray Audio), emerges as the centerpiece of this commemorative release, featuring an impressive 88 tracks. Among them are 57 previously unreleased tracks and mixes, providing fans with a treasure trove of undiscovered musical gems.
Curated by Ahmet Zappa and Zappa Vaultmeister Joe Travers: Produced and compiled with meticulous care, the “Over-Nite Sensation: 50th Anniversary Edition” is a collaborative effort by Ahmet Zappa and Zappa Vaultmeister Joe Travers. This edition not only boasts the 2012 remaster of the original album by Bob Ludwig but also includes additional unreleased masters, highlights, and mix outtakes from the original 1973 sessions, masterfully curated by John Polito.
Unprecedented Live Recordings: Adding to the allure of this special edition are two completely unreleased live concert recordings from 1973. These recordings capture performances by the same band that graced the classic album, with one show recorded at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles and the other at Cobo Hall in Detroit. These live renditions offer a captivating glimpse into the energy and artistry of Zappa’s performances during that era.
Blu-ray Extravaganza: The Blu-ray component of the Super Deluxe Edition is a sonic marvel, featuring the core album newly remixed in Dolby Atmos and 5.1 surround sound by Karma Auger and Erich Gobel at Studio1LA. This duo, acclaimed for their work on the Dolby Atmos and surround mixes of 2022’s “Waka/Wazoo” release, brings a fresh perspective to the iconic album. The Blu-ray also presents Zappa’s original 4-channel Quadraphonic mix, making it available again for the first time since 1973. Additionally, the hi-res stereo 2012 remaster is offered at both 24-bit/192kHz and 24-bit/96kHz.
Lavish Super Deluxe Edition Package: The Super Deluxe Edition comes packaged in a lavish box, complete with a 48-page booklet featuring unseen photos from the album cover shoot by Sam Emerson. The booklet also includes liner notes and new essays penned by the esteemed audiophile journalist Mark Smotroff and Joe Travers, adding depth to the exploration of this iconic album.
A Journey Through Time: “Over-Nite Sensation: 50th Anniversary Edition” is more than a reissue; it’s a journey through time, allowing both devoted fans and new listeners to experience the genius of Frank Zappa in a way never before imagined. With its extensive collection of unreleased material, live recordings, and cutting-edge mixes, this edition stands as a testament to Zappa’s enduring legacy and his commitment to pushing the boundaries of musical innovation.
As fans immerse themselves in this comprehensive and meticulously curated release, the “Over-Nite Sensation: 50th Anniversary Edition” serves as a fitting tribute to an album that has left an indelible mark on the landscape of music. It is a celebration of artistic brilliance, a rediscovery of hidden gems, and an invitation to embark on a sonic adventure through the groundbreaking world of Frank Zappa.
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