Zappa - Zappa In New York
Jazz, Rock
Label: Discreet ‎– 2D 2290
Type: 2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Country: US
Date of released: 1978
Category: Jazz, Rock
Style: Fusion, Avantgarde, Prog Rock
Genre: Jazz, Rock
Musician: Zappa
Album's name: Zappa In New York
ZIP archive size: 1801

Zappa - Zappa In New York

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Titties & Beer 5:31
A2 I Promise Not To Come In Your Mouth 3:31
A3 Big Leg Emma 2:09
B1 Sofa 3:15
B2 Manx Needs Women 1:39
B3 The Black Page Drum Solo / Black Page #1 4:06
B4 Black Page #2 5:25
C1 Honey, Don't You Want A Man Like Me? 4:18
C2 The Illinois Enema Bandit
Lead Vocals – Ray White
D1 The Purple Lagoon 16:20

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warner Bros. Records
  • Copyright (c) – Discreet Records, Inc.
  • Manufactured By – Warner Bros. Records
  • Published By – Munchkin Music


  • Alto Saxophone, Flute – Lou Marini
  • Baritone Saxophone, Clarinet – Ronnie Cuber
  • Bass, Vocals – Patrick O'Hearn
  • Conductor, Lead Guitar, Vocals – Frank Zappa
  • Design [Package Design] – John Williams
  • Drums, Vocals – Terry Bozzio
  • Engineer [N.y.c. Live Remote Engineer] – Bob Liftin
  • Engineer [Studio - Overdubs] – Davey Moire, Rick Smith
  • Harp [Osmotic Harp Over-dubs] – Louanne Neil*
  • Keyboards, Violin, Vocals – Eddie Jobson
  • Mastered By – Allen*
  • Mixed By [N.y.c. Live Concert Mix] – Davey Moire
  • Narrator [Sophisticated Narration] – Don Pardo
  • Percussion [Percussion Over-dubs] – Ed Mann, John Bergamo
  • Percussion, Synthesizer, Performer [Various Humanly Impossible Over-dubs] – Ruth Underwood
  • Photography By [Cover Photo] – Dweezil Zappa
  • Photography By [Other Photos] – Gail Zappa
  • Producer, Mixed By [Re-mix Engineer] – Frank Zappa
  • Rhythm Guitar, Vocals – Ray White
  • Tenor Saxophone, Flute – Mike Brecker*
  • Timpani, Vibraphone [Vibes] – David Samuels*
  • Trombone, Trumpet, Piccolo Flute – Tom Malone
  • Trumpet – Randy Brecker
  • Written-By – Frank Zappa


This is the "censored" pressing, released in 1978 after Warner Bros. ordered the removal of the track "Punky's Whips" from the scarce first pressing, originally appearing on Side I. The song was replaced with "Big Leg Emma".

This reissued edition has "Re-1" amended to 'Side I' and 'Side II' on the labels (and included in the runout data of side A and side B - indicating Warner contract to Columbia plants). No amendments to 'Side III' and 'Side IV'.

"In 1976 we played for a cozy group of 27,500 deranged fanatics in New York City (13,500 for three shows at the Felt Forum at Halloween, and 14,000 for four shows at the Palladium the week between Christmas and New Years). All of these sold out concerts were promoted by Ron Delsener (who we hereby thank), and attended by some of the nicest people we have had the experience of playing for (who we also hereby thank). New York last Christmas is what made this album possible."

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout, Etched): 2D-1-2290 RE-1 JW3 #2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout, Etched): 2D-2-2290 RE 1 JW1 #5
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C Runout, Etched): 2D-3-2290 JW1 #2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D Runout, Etched): 2D-4-2290 JW2 #1
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
K 69204, 2D 2290 Frank Zappa Zappa In New York ‎(2xLP, Album, Unc) WEA, Discreet K 69204, 2D 2290 UK 1977
2D 2290 Frank Zappa Zappa In New York ‎(2xLP, Album) Discreet 2D 2290 Australia 1978
VACK-1325/26 Frank Zappa Zappa In New York ‎(2xCD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Min) Rykodisc, Videoarts Music VACK-1325/26 Japan 2008
69204 Frank Zappa Zappa In New York ‎(2xLP, Album) Discreet 69204 France 1978
K 69204, 2D 2290 Frank Zappa Zappa In New York ‎(2xLP, Album, Unc) WEA, Discreet K 69204, 2D 2290 UK 1977


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