The entirety of Frank Zappa and the Moms’ legendary June 1971 run at New York Metropolis’s Fillmore East will be released on a large new 8-CD box set, The Moms 1971.
Set for a March 18 launch by way of Zappa Data/UMe, the gathering notably options Zappa’s June 6, 1971 encore jam on the Fillmore with John Lennon and Yoko Ono. It was produced by Ahmet Zappa and Zappa archivist Joe Travers.
The Moms 1971 additionally comprises Zappa’s notorious December 10, 1971 present on the Rainbow Theatre in London, throughout which – after a rendition of The Beatles’ I Need To Maintain Your Hand – Zappa was attacked by a deranged fan, struggling severe accidents that left him wheelchair-bound for nearly a yr.
Again in 1971, Zappa swiftly culled one of the best of the Fillmore performances for the dwell album, Fillmore East – June 1971. That album has additionally – in tandem with The Moms 1971 – been individually re-mixed and remastered for a 3LP deluxe reissue.
The 12/10/1971 Rainbow Theatre set has additionally been given a separate, 3LP deluxe vinyl reissue, with a brand-new combine and liner notes by Eddie Kramer.
The Rainbow Theatre efficiency would prove to be the final to characteristic the Mark II Moms lineup of Ian Underwood on winds and keyboards, Aynsley Dunbar on drums, Jim Pons on bass, Bob Harris on keyboards and backing vocals, and Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman (aka Flo & Eddie of The Turtles) on vocals/dialog.
Additionally included in The Moms 1971 is the Tears Started To Fall/Junier Mintz Boogie single, and a beforehand unreleased “hybrid live performance” of kinds, culled from the band’s June 1 and June 3, 1971 performances in Scranton and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
The box set additionally comes with a 68-page booklet that includes an in-depth interview with Underwood (performed by Ahmet Zappa,) plus notes from Kramer and Pons, tape-by-tape liner notes from Travers, and images by Henry Diltz.
You may take a look at The Moms 1971‘s cowl artwork above, and preorder the album by way of Zappa’s web site.