Frank Zappa and The Mothers
Zappa '75: Zagreb/Ljubljana captures The Mothers' first and only concerts in Yugoslavia. Zappa referred to the dates as "The Mothers of Invention Yugoslavian Extravaganza," and the performances lived up to that mighty moniker. The shows were staged in Zagreb and Ljubljana, now the capital cities of Croatia and Slovenia, respectively. He was joined by the short-lived line-up of Andre Lewis (keyboards), Napoleon Murphy Brock (tenor sax and lead vocals), Norma Bell (alto sax, vocals), Roy Estrada (bass), and Terry Bozzio (drums). The 2-CD program represents a composite setlist from the shows as newly mixed by Craig Parker Adams and mastered by John Polito. The set also includes a 32-page booklet with photos by John Rudiak and the late Gail Zappa as well as liner notes from "Vaultmeister" Joe Travers, recollections from Terry Bozzio, and an interview between Travers and the recording engineer who captured the shows, Davy Moire.