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Frank Zappa’s Halloween 77 Box Set Comes with an Actual Costume

Frank Zappa’s Halloween 77 Box Set Comes with an Actual Costume

Between October 28th and 31st of 1977, Frank Zappa completely owned Halloween by performing an astounding six shows in four days at the Palladium in New York City. Footage from the shows is the subject of Zappa’s film Baby Snakes, and now audio of the entire four-day stretch is being released for the first time in its entirey in a pretty spectacular box set that comes complete with a Zappa mask and costume.

The audio was mixed from original masters, and to ensure premium quality, they’ll be available on USB sticks with 24-bit WAV audio, along with a 32-page digital booklet. Each box set is individually numbered, but for fans who don’t need something quite so ornate, it will also be available as a three CD set, although that version only includes the Halloween night show and some tracks from the performance on the 30th.

Zappa’s son Ahmet Zappa says that working on the box set was “a very special experience,” and he wanted to make sure that it felt of the era:

“It was a blast working with our partners to create the late ’70s-inspired Frank Zappa Mask and costume and the candy-shaped USB stick filled with tons of Zappa goodness. It was yet again a labor of love gathering up all the archival materials, reading notes by people who were there, and most importantly making sure the audio was up to par.”

The box set is available for pre-order here, and the CD version can be found here.

Watch Zappa’s Halloween night performance of “City Of Tiny Lites” below, and check out the (long, long, long) tracklist below.

Halloween 77 Costume Box Set tracklist

10-28-77 Show 1
1. “10-28-77 Show 1 Start/Introductions”
2. “Peaches En Regalia”
3. “The Torture Never Stops”
4. “Tryin’ To Grow A Chin”
5. “City Of Tiny Lites”
6. “Pound For A Brown”
7. “Bobby Brown Goes Down”
8. “Conehead (Instrumental)”
9. “Flakes”
10. “Big Leg Emma”
11. “Envelopes”
12. “Terry’s Solo #1”
13. “Disco Boy”
14. “Lather”
15. “Wild Love”
16. “T***ies N Beer”
17. “Audience Participation #1”
18. “The Black Page #2”
19. “Jones Crusher”
20. “Broken Hearts Are For Assholes”
21. “Punky’s Whips”
22. “Encore Audience #1”
23. “Dinah-Moe Humm”
24. “Camarillo Brillo”
25. “Muffin Man”

10-28-77 Show 2
1. “10-28-77 Show 2 Start/Introductions”
2. “Peaches En Regalia”
3. “The Torture Never Stops”
4. “Tryin’ To Grow A Chin”
5. “City Of Tiny Lites”
6. “Pound For A Brown”
7. “Bobby Brown Goes Down”
8. “Conehead (Instrumental)”
9. “Flakes”
10. “Big Leg Emma”
11. “Envelopes”
12. “Terry’s Solo #2”
13. “Disco Boy”
14. “Lather”
15. “Wild Love”
16. “T***ies┬áN Beer”
17. “Audience Participation #2”
18. “The Black Page #2”
19. “Jones Crusher”
20. “Broken Hearts Are For Assholes”
21. “Punky’s Whips”
22. “Encore Audience #2”
23. “Dinah-Moe Humm”
24. “Camarillo Brillo”
25. “Muffin Man”

10-29-77 Show 1
1. “10-29-77 Show 1 Start/Introductions”
2. “Peaches En Regalia”
3. “The Torture Never Stops”
4. “Tryin’ To Grow A Chin”
5. “City Of Tiny Lites”
6. “Pound For A Brown”
7. “Bobby Brown Goes Down”
8. “Conehead (Instrumental)”
9. “Flakes”
10. “Big Leg Emma”
11. “Envelopes”
12. “Terry’s Solo #3”
13. “Disco Boy”
14. “Lather”
15. “Wild Love”
16. “T***ies N Beer”
17. “Audience Participation #3”
18. “The Black Page #2”
19. “Jones Crusher”
20. “Broken Hearts Are For Assholes”
21. “Punky’s Whips”
22. “Encore Audience #3”
23. “Dinah-Moe Humm”
24. “Camarillo Brillo”
25. “Muffin Man”

10-29-77 Show 2
1. “10-29-77 Show 2 Start/Introductions”
2. “Peaches En Regalia”
3. “The Torture Never Stops”
4. “Tryin’ To Grow A Chin”
5. “City Of Tiny Lites”
6. “Pound For A Brown”
7. “Bobby Brown Goes Down”
8. “Conehead (Instrumental)”
9. “Flakes”
10. “Big Leg Emma”
11. “Envelopes”
12. “Terry’s Solo #4”
13. “Disco Boy”
14. “Lather”
15. “Wild Love”
16. “T***ies N Beer”
17. “Audience Participation #4”
18. “The Black Page #2”
19. “Jones Crusher”
20. “Broken Hearts Are For Assholes”
21. “Punky’s Whips”
22. “Encore Audience #4”
23. “Dinah-Moe Humm”
24. “Camarillo Brillo”
25. “Muffin Man”

10-30-77 Show
1. “10-30-77 Show Start”
2. “Stink-Foot”
3. “The Poodle Lecture”
4. “Dirty Love”
5. “Peaches En Regalia”
6. “The Torture Never Stops”
7. “Tryin’ To Grow A Chin”
8. “City Of Tiny Lites”
9. “Pound For A Brown”
10. “I Have Been In You”
11. “Dancin’ Fool (World Premiere)”
12. “Jewish Princess (Prototype)”
13. “King Kong”
14. “Terry’s Solo #5”
15. “Disco Boy”
16. “Envelopes”
17. “A Halloween Treat with Thomas Nordegg”
18. “Lather”
19. “Wild Love”
20. “T***ies N Beer”
21. “Audience Participation #5”
22. “The Black Page #2”
23. “Jones Crusher”
24. “Broken Hearts Are For Assholes”
25. “Punky’s Whips”
26. “Encore Rap”
27. “Dinah-Moe Humm”
28. “Camarillo Brillo”
29. “Muffin Man”
30. “San Ber’dino”

10-31-77 Show
1. “Halloween 1977 Show Start/Introductions”
2. “Peaches En Regalia”
3. “The Torture Never Stops”
4. “Tryin’ To Grow A Chin”
5. “City Of Tiny Lites”
6. “Pound For A Brown”
7. “The Demise Of The Imported Rubber Goods Mask”
8. “Bobby Brown Goes Down”
9. “Conehead (Instrumental)”
10. “Flakes”
11. “Big Leg Emma”
12. “Envelopes”
13. “Terry’s Halloween Solo”
14. “Disco Boy”
15. “Lather”
16. “Wild Love”
17. “T***ies ‘N’ Beer”
18. “Halloween Audience Participation”
19. “The Black Page #2”
20. “Jones Crusher”
21. “Broken Hearts Are For Assholes”
22. “Punky’s Whips”
23. “Halloween Encore Audience I”
24. “Dinah-Moe Humm”
25. “Camarillo Brillo”
26. “Muffin Man”
27. “San Ber’dino”
28. “Black Napkins”

Halloween 77 3 CD set tracklist

Disc 1
1. “Halloween 1977 Show Start/Introductions”
2. “Peaches En Regalia”
3. “The Torture Never Stops”
4. “Tryin’ To Grow A Chin”
5. “City Of Tiny Lites”
6. “Pound For A Brown”
7. “The Demise Of The Imported Rubber Goods Mask”
8. “Bobby Brown Goes Down”
9. “Conehead (Instrumental)”
10. “Flakes”
11. “Big Leg Emma”

Disc 2
1. “Envelopes”
2. “Terry’s Halloween Solo”
3. “Disco Boy”
4. “Lather”
5. “Wild Love”
6. “T***ies ‘N’ Beer”
7. “Halloween Audience Participation”
8. “The Black Page #2”
9. “Jones Crusher”
10. “Broken Hearts Are For Assholes”

Disc 3
1. “Punky’s Whips”
2. “Halloween Encore Audience”
3. “Dinah-Moe Humm”
4. “Camarillo Brillo”
5. “Muffin Man”
6. “San Ber’dino”
7. “Black Napkins”

Bonus Tracks:
8. “King Kong”
9. “A Halloween Treat With Thomas Nordegg”
10. “Audience Participation #5”
11. “The Black Page #2”

Will you be adding the box set to your music collection? Let us know in the comments.

Images: HiFi 24/7

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