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A look into Frank Zappa's unreleased 100th and final, album

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  • A look into Frank Zappa's unreleased 100th and final, album

    This is it, folks. The 100th and final official Frank Zappa album, Dance Me This, has arrived courtesy of the Zappa Family Trust, and it’s a work of pure genius. “The present-day composer refuses to die” is a quote from French composer Edgard Varese, which Zappa would often refer to in the liner notes of many of his albums. The reference holds true to this day, while Zappa’s music continues to live on.
    In December of 1993, Frank Zappa lost his long battle with prostate cancer. Dance Me This was his final work, an effort in a similar vein as his later electronic albums like Jazz From Hell (1986), Francesco Zappa (1984) and The Mothers of Prevention (1985). His fondness for the Synclavier digital synthesizer is readily apparent on this work.
    You can stream the album in full below, and read on for an extensive review of the work.

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    Official Frank Zappa Documentary Announced, To Be Directed By Bill & Ted Actor

    "There has yet to be a definitive, authorized documentary on the extraordinary life and work of Frank Zappa" says director Alex Winter. Winter, who is best known for his roles in The Lost Boys and the Bill & Ted movies from the 1980s, is set to take on one of the most significant projects of his career - a Frank Zappa documentary.
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    No stranger to being behind the camera, Winter has directed other documentaries like Deep Web, Downloaded as well as the 2015 comedy Smosh and will write the script for the documentary, too. The Zappa Family Trust has approved of the project and is said to be "in the early stages of development." The film is slated for a 2017 release date.


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      Frank Zappa's Son Takes Over Family Trust, Opens The Vault For New Releases

      More good news for Frank Zappa fans. On top of the reissuing of Zappa's final work Dance Me This earlier this year, an agreement between the Zappa Family Trust and Universal Music Enterprises has been struck which will allow for a number of new and archived releases, both musical and theatric. As Rolling Stone details, "The new partnership spans Zappa's creative canon and includes a long-term, global licensing agreement for the artist's entire recorded catalog, as well as a rights-management agreement that covers everything else."

      The daily operations of the estate have been transferred from Zappa's widow Gail to son Ahmet. He says in a statement: "The fans of Frank Zappa will have more music and more access – when they want it and how they want it." That access will begin with a 40th anniversary, remastered edition of Zappa and the Mothers of Invention's 1974 album One Size Fits All. Release is set for August 14 and will be available on 180-gram vinyl.