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Frank Zappa and The Mothers Of Invention - Mothermania - The Best Of The Mothers - Original 1969 Scandinavian Verve label 11-track Stereo LP

€ 100
ArtistFrank Zappa and The Mothers Of Invention
TitleMothermania - The Best Of The Mothers - Original 1969 Scandinavian Verve label 11-track Stereo LP
Price € 100
GenreRock & Experimental
Record labelVerve Records/MGM Records
Catalogue no710.021
Year of release1969
GradingVG++ (Vinyl and Labels)/VG++ (Cover)
Stock listFrank Zappa and The Mothers Of Invention
Additional infoRare original 1969 Scandinavian distributed Verve label/MGM distribution 11-track compilation LP featuring songs that were previously released on 'Freak Out!', 'Absolutely Free' and 'We're Only in It for the Money' - and which contains unique mixes or edits done specifically for this compilation - released just prior to the release of the Mothers of Invention's fifth studio album, Uncle Meat.

Vinyl has the generic blue and silver printed company labels with top corved 'Verve' text in large cursive lettering - labels has 'NCB' copyright info and machine stamped matrix information:

Side 1: 2 P 1969 D9 <>V 00 710021 S1 51
Side 2: 2 P 1969 D9 <>V 00 710021 S2 51

Suggesting that this copy was manufactured from the 2nd mastering/father, mastered April, 1969 contracted by a Deutsche Grammophon related, and probably pressed by one of the German Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft Pressing Plants - for general Scandinavian distribution.

Vinyl is placed in a gatefold picture cover.

Condition: VG++ (Vinyl and Labels)/VG++ (Cover):
Vinyl is bright and lustrous - has hardly any signs of play or handling - only a single or two sleeve scuffs that you really have to look hard for to find - extremely close to mint.

Labels have less than a handful spindletraces - simple and light and within the center ring... plain near mint labels - obviously not an album played more than a very few times and care for when so.

Cover is likewise nice - superb laminate couple of hardly noticeable wrinkles from spine, a very few ones from back top seam, a marginal lower spine corner dent - very slight inevitable bottom pressure markings... that is if you do not have the ability to store this hovering above the shelf.
Cover is otherwise completely mint - without any wear to laminate - front and back center covers and inner spread - graded near mint. The best copy we have ever seen.


Side 1:
1 Brown Shoes Don't Make It 7:26***
2 Mother People 1:41**
3 The Duke Of Prunes 5:09***
4 Call Any Vegetable 4:31***
5 The Idiot Bastard Son 2:26**

Side 2:
1 It Can't Happen Here 3:13*
2 You're Probably Wondering Why I'm Here 3:37*
3 Who Are The Brain Police 3:22*
4 Plastic People 3:40***
5 Hungry Freaks, Daddy 3:27*
6 America Drinks & Goes Home 2:43***

* 'You're Probably Wondering Why I'm Here', 'Who Are The Brain Police?', 'Hungry Freaks, Daddy' are alternate stereo mixes from ?Freak Out? - 'It Can't Happen Here' is an edited version amongst these.
** 'The Idiot Bastard Son' is an edited new mono mix from 'We're Only In It For The Money'. 'Mother People' is new mono mix from the album.
*** 'Plastic People', 'America Drinks', 'Brown Shoes Don't Make It' and 'The Duke Of Prunes' are the original 'Absolutely Free' album mixes. 'Call Any Vegetable' is an edited version amongst these.

All tracks written and composed by Frank Zappa

Vinyl is pressed by Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft Pressing Plant, Germany
Cover is printed by Carl V. D. Linnepe, Lüdenscheid, Germany

Frank Zappa - Guitar, Vocals
Roy Estrada - Bass
Arthur Tripp - Drums, Percussion
Jimmy Carl Black - Drums, Vocals
Ian Underwood - Piano, Keyboards, Vocals
Don Preston - Piano, Organ, Synthesizer
Bunk Gardner, Euclid James Sherwood - Saxophone

Technical Credits:
Frank Zappa - Production, Arrangements
Tom Wilson - Production
Val Valentine - Director of engineering
Ami Hadani, Dick Kunc, Gary Kelgren, Tom Hidley - Engineers

Cal Schenkel - Cover design