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Frank Zappa is releasing his 1973 Halloween Shows in a costume box set

Frank Zappa is releasing his 1973 Halloween Shows in a costume box set this October.

Frank Zappa played a series of now-legendary Halloween shows each year. This happened during the 1970s and 1980s to mark Zappa’s favourite holiday. So in 1974, he settled New York as the home for these annual concerts. The concerts continued yearly until he retired the tradition in 1984. Specifically, in 1973, he had an exciting new band to play the two Halloween concerts at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago.

Basically, most of the subsequent New York shows were not recorded, due to the expensive fees that would have been charged by the musicians union. However, there were no such restrictions at the Chicago show. Hence, it was taped. For the first time ever, Frank Zappa’s two complete Halloween shows recorded on October 31, 1973, in Chicago will be released on October 25th via Zappa Records/UMe.

Halloween 73

The unreleased live recordings will add up to more than four and a half hours. It features songs from his then just-released 1973 album Over-Nite Sensation. Also including songs from his forthcoming 1974 record Apostrophe. Halloween 73 will be released as a specially designed, limited run four-disc costume box set. Even more, it comes complete with a FRANKenZAPPA mask and gloves, housed in a display-worthy box.

Finally, head here to order the Halloween 73 box set. Surely check out the contents and tracklist of the box set below. Photo credit: Michael Putland

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Track list

Disc 1 (Show 1)

1. “Happy Halloween To Each And Every One Of You”
2. Pygmy Twylyte
3. The Idiot Bastard Son
4. Cheepnis
5. “Another Assembly Of Items”
6. The Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbecue
7. Kung Fu
8. Penguin In Bondage
9. T’Mershi Duween
10. The Dog Breath Variations
11. Uncle Meat
12. RDNZL
13. Village Of The Sun
14. Ecidna’s Arf (Of You)
15. Don’t You Ever Wash That Thing?
16. Montana

Disc 2 (Show 1 Continued)

1. Dupree’s Paradise
2. “Almost Up To Date”
3. Dickie’s Such An Asshole
(Show 2)
4. “That Greatest Of American Holidays”
5. Cosmik Debris
6. “We’re Hurtin’ For Tunes”
7. Pygmy Twylyte
8. The Idiot Bastard Son
9. Cheepnis
10. I’m The Slime
11. Big Swifty

Disc 3 (Show 2 Continued)

1. The History Of The San Clemente Magnetic Deviation
2. Dickie’s Such An Asshole
3. “Another New Event”
4. Farther O’Blivion – Part 1
5. Father O’Blivion – Part 2
6. “Pervert’s Special Holiday”
7. Penguin In Bondage
8. T’Mershi Duween
9. RDNZL
10. Inca Roads
11. Medley: Son Of Mr. Green Genes/King Kong/Chunga’s Revenge

Disc 4 (Bonus Rehearsals 10-20/21-73)

1. The Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbecue (10-21-73)
2. Penguin In Bondage (10-20-73)
3. T’Mershi Duween (10-20-73)
4. Dog Breath (10-20-73)
5. The Dog Breath Variations (10-20-73)
6. Uncle Meat (10-20-73)
7. RDNZL (10-20-73)
8. Magic Fingers (10-21-73)
9. Inca Roads (10-20-73)
10. Father O’Blivion (10-21-73)
11. Cosmik Debris (10-20-73)
12. Big Swifty (10-21-73)

Halloween 73 Highlights

1. “Happy Halloween To Each And Every One Of You” (Show 1)
2. Pygmy Twylyte (Show 2)
3. The Idiot Bastard Son (Show 2)
4. Cheepnis (Show 2)
5. “Another Assembly Of Items” (Show 1)
6. The Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbecue (Show 1)
7. Kung Fu (Show 1)
8. Penguin In Bondage (Show 1)
9. T’Mershi Duween (Show 1)
10. The Dog Breath Variations (Show 1)
11. Uncle Meat (Show 1)
12. RDNZL (Show 1)
13. I’m The Slime (Show 2)
14. Big Swifty (Show 2)
15. “The History Of The San Clemente Magnetic Deviation (Show 2)
16. Dickie’s Such An Asshole (Show 2)