Make a Jazz Noise Here
SOME copies of the old Zappa Records CD is
missing two tracks that all other CDs have: Stravinsky's
"Royal March from L'Histoire du Soldat" and "Theme from the Bartok
Concerto #3". The 1995 Ryko CD has these two tracks, and is not
from earlier CDs.
We Need: Does the 1995 disc sound different as
compared with earlier discs?
ESSENTIAL VERSIONS FOR COMPLETISTS: Any version with "Royal
March from L'Histoire
du Soldat" and "Theme from the Bartok Piano Concerto #3" on it. (The 1995 CD is a remaster.) [completist's
- Original CDs (Barking Pumpkin
D2-74234 in the US, Zappa Records CDDZAP 41 in the UK, June 1991)
- Double cassette (Barking Pumpkin in
the US, Zappa Records TZAPPA41 in the UK)
- Pre-1995 Japanese CDs (VACK 5095/6 and Music Scene Inc.
MSI-0054/5, possibly as "Make a Jazz Noise Here - 1988 Live")
- 1995 CD (Ryko RCD 10555/56, May 2
1995; VACK 5095/6 in Japan,
renumbered 5230/1 in 1998)
- Japanese mini-LP sleeve issue (VACK 9002, Feb 16th 2004)
- 2012 UMe CD
This album spells "T'Mershi Duween" with three Es -
"T'Mershi Duweeen". On early copies, there was a typo in the
"booklet" reading "Toot Allures". :)
- Barking Pumpkin D2-74234 in the US
- Zappa Records CDDZAP 41 in the UK
For some reason, some copies of the European version on Zappa
Records does not have
Stravinsky's "Royal March from L'Histoire du Soldat" and "Theme from
Bartok Piano Concerto #3" on it. But they do appear on the 1995 CD,
in Europe too. From Maurice Vergeer:
I heard or read somewhere that relatives of the composers
did not approve of Zappa's interpretations of the works.
From Juha Sarkkinen:
Wrong timings on some songs, for example "Strictly Genteel"
is really 06:37, not 05:37. (Ed: Recent discussion on
alt.fan.frank-zappa has shown that the timing information is generally
a mess on this album. See
this thread for some in-depth discussion of this problem)
From Michael Pierry:
Remember those long boxes CDs used to come in? No point,
really, I was just thinking of those things, they were the biggest
waste of cardboard. I used to have a whole bunch of 'em that I saved,
but I guess I threw them out at some point. Had a whole buncha
red Barking Pumpkin longboxes. God, I remember drooling over The Best Band You Never Heard in Your Life and
Make a Jazz Noise Here when they first came out, NEW
James Kerr reports a screwed-up version of the cassette which
had a side 4 that played side 4...as well as side 3, backwards, on top.
The cover lists the side break on cassette one as being
between "Eat That Question" and "Black Napkins", but the side break is
really between "Oh No" and "Theme from Lumpy Gravy". The print on the
cassette itself is correct.
Official Ryko statement: "New master. New timing sheet." [full statement]
From Pat Buzby:
... one thing that bugs me greatly about the Ryko reissue is
that the switch from "When Yuppies Go to Hell" to "Fire & Chains"
seems to have been changed. If the track times are correct, "Fire &
Chains" should have been just Zappa's solo, but the Ryko CD switches
tracks the first time Bobby sings "fire and chains." I suppose it's a
matter of taste, but this annoys me a lot from an aesthetic
perspective. Why would people want to jump into the track in the middle
of the vocal improv section?
Official ZFT Statement: NOT a remastered title, but may have adjusted indexing. Says Knepo on
Maybe not so important, but I think it's
nice that "Fire And Chains" does not start with the end of "When
Yuppies Goes To Hell" on Make A Jazz Noise Here
- It seems that there had been two CDs in Japan prior to 1995
- VACK and MSI. How come?
- Dr. István Fekete
- Thomas Marrot