UMe, the global catalogue company of Universal Music Group, and Zappa Records are launching today a Hi-Res reissue campaign on Qobuz totaling 29 albums spanning all phases of Zappaâ€™s groundbreaking career.
The five-week campaign will span a series of drops between now andÂ May 7th, with classic and influential albums released for download and streaming in Hi-Res audio quality for the first time.
Beginning April 2nd, fans will be able to stream and download nine albums exclusively on Qobuz. The albums will be available in native 24-bit Hi-Res FLAC format. Each will include an extensive PDF digital booklet, a feature only available on Qobuzâ€™s streaming apps. The assortment includes the second album from the original Mothers of Invention, ‘Absolutely Free’, first released in 1967, and ‘Halloween 81’, documenting Zappaâ€™s famed holiday residency at New York Cityâ€™s Palladium, in both full box set and edited â€˜highlightsâ€™ versions.
Hi-Res Frank Zappa albums to be released so far includeÂ Absolutely Free;Â Burnt Weeny Sandwich;Â Bongo Fury;Â Chicago â€™78;Â Zappa In New York (40th Anniversary Deluxe);Â Orchestral Favorites (40th Anniversary);Â Halloween 81;Â Halloween 81 Highlights;Â The Mothers 1970 Box Set