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Zappa - Ensemble Modern - The Yellow Shark mp3 album

  • Performer: Zappa
  • Title: The Yellow Shark
  • Genre: Classical
  • Country: US
  • Released: 1995
  • Style: Contemporary, Post-Modern, Avantgarde
  • MP3 album: 1518 mb
  • FLAC album: 1434 mb
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Zappa - Ensemble Modern - The Yellow Shark mp3 album

The Yellow Shark is an album of orchestral music by American musician Frank Zappa. Released in November 1993, it was the last Zappa album to appear in his lifetime, almost exactly a month before he died of the cancer from which he had suffered for several years. It features live recordings from the Ensemble Modern's 1992 performances of Zappa's compositions

Artwork – Mark Beam. Computer – Todd Yvega. Conductor – Peter Rundel (tracks: 1 to 13, 16 to 18). Engineer – Harry Andronis. Engineer – Spencer Chrislu. Engineer – Dave Dondorf. Leader – Peter Rundel. Liner Notes – Rip Rense. Orchestra – Ensemble Modern. Photography By – Fritz Brinckmann, Hans Jörg Michel, Henning Lohner. Producer, Composed By – Frank Zappa.

Artwork – Mark Beam. Bass Clarinet, Contrabass Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone – Wolfgang Stryi. Bassoon, Contrabassoon – Veit Scholz. Cello – Friedemann Dähn. Clarinet – Roland Diry. Conductor – Frank Zappa (tracks: 14, 15, 19), Peter Rundel (tracks: 2 to 11, 13, 16 to 18). Contrabass, Contrabass – Thomas Fichter.

The Yellow Shark, the title at least, was based on a piece of artwork hanging on Zappa's wall by Los Angeles artist Mark Beam, who carved a marlin out of a yellow surfboard and had it sent to the artist's house as a present. The initial sessions for Shark came about when the Ensemble flew out to Los Angeles in the summer of 1991 and spent two weeks in rehearsals with Zappa at his Joe's Garage home studio. Then, in a technique that’s been expanded upon by such modern visionaries as hip-hop producer Madlib and jazz drummer Makaya McCraven, Zappa would "play" the entire orchestra on the keyboard, only to-with the assistance of copyist/arranger Ali N. Askin and synth specialist Todd Yvega-translated printouts of the Synclavier works’ raw numerical material into written sheet music to give. back to the Ensemble.

The Yellow Shark, an album of orchestral music, was released only a few weeks before he succumbed to cancer (the computer music/sound collage album Civilization Phaze III was released a few months later). This CD, named for a plexiglas fish given to Zappa in 1988, culls live recordings from the Ensemble Modern's 1992 program of the composer's music.

Frank Zappa & Ensemble Modern The Yellow Shark (Live 1992 Full Concert). ariana grande thank u next moombahton.

The Yellow Shark is an album of orchestral music by Frank Zappa, released in 1993  . In addition to being satisfied with the ensemble's performances of his music, Zappa also got along with the musicians, and the concerts in Germany and Austria were set up for the fall. The Canadian choreographer

Zappa the yellow shark ensemble modern - excellent play. The Yellow Shark by Frank Zappa (CD, Mar-2003, Ryko Distribution). FRANK ZAPPA The Yellow Shark Ensemble Modern CASSETTE. The Yellow Shark is such a great album. It's breathtaking at times, and doesn't get all tense, scary, and nervous like the London Symphony Orchestra album does (which is a totally different beast of an album anyway). Frank comes out and tells the audience to "get serious, folks", even though he says to throw any panties off to the side of the stage.

Frank Zappa - The Yellow Shark. 1992, 70’) Italian premiere, Full version. Already suffering from prostate cancer, Frank Zappa dedicated himself fiercely to the project for The Yellow Shark, which was performed in October 1992 in Frankfurt, Berlin and Vienna; it would be the last album the artist released in his lifetime, and in a way, it was a summary of his musical styles and the reminiscences of Stravinsky and Varèse that had accompanied him.


1 Intro 1:43
2 Dog Breath Variations 2:07
3 Uncle Meat 3:24
4 Outrage At Valdez 3:27
5 Times Beach II 7:31
6 III Revised 1:45
7 The Girl In The Magnesium Dress 4:33
8 Be-Bop Tango 3:43
9 Ruth Is Sleeping 5:56
10 None Of The Above 2:17
11 Pentagon Afternoon 2:28
12 Questi Cazzi Di Piccione 3:03
13 Times Beach III 4:26
14 Food Gathering In Post-Industrial America, 1992 2:52
15 Welcome To The United States 6:39
16 Pound For A Brown 2:12
17 Exercise #4 1:37
18 Get Whitey 7:00
19 G-Spot Tornado 5:17


  • Arranged By – Ali N. Askin (tracks: 2, 3, 7 to 9, 19)
  • Art Direction, Design [For Command A Studios, Inc.] – Brian Johnson , Jesse Di Franco
  • Bass Clarinet, Clarinet [Contrabass], Tenor Saxophone – Wolfgang Stryi
  • Bassoon, Contrabassoon – Veit Scholz
  • Cello – Friedemann Dähn
  • Clarinet – Roland Diry
  • Composed By, Producer – Frank Zappa
  • Conductor – Frank Zappa (tracks: 14, 15, 19), Peter Rundel (tracks: 2 to 11, 13, 16 to 18)
  • Contrabass, Contrabass [Electrocontrabass] – Thomas Fichter
  • Engineer [Concert Audio Engineer] – Harry Andronis
  • Engineer [Recording], Mixed By [Cd Mixer] – Spencer Chrislu
  • Engineer [Stage Monitor Engineer], Coordinator [Technical] – Dave Dondorf
  • Flute – Dietmar Wiesner
  • Guitar, Banjo – Jürgen Ruck
  • Harp – Ellen Wegner
  • Horn – Franck Ollu, Stefan Dohr
  • Liner Notes – Rip Rense
  • Mandolin – Detlef Tewes
  • Oboe, English Horn, Didgeridoo – Catherine Milliken
  • Orchestra – Ensemble Modern
  • Percussion – Andreas Böttger, Rainer Römer
  • Percussion, Cimbalom – Rumi Ogawa-Helferich
  • Photography [Cd Book] – Hans Jörg Michel, Henning Lohner
  • Photography [Digipak Inside] – Richard Avedon
  • Piano, Harpsichord, Celesta, Harp – Ueli Wiget
  • Piano, Harpsichord, Celesta, Read By [Dramatic Reading] – Hermann Kretzschmar
  • Technician [Synclavier Assistant] – Todd Yvega
  • Trombone, Euphonium, Didgeridoo, Alphorn – Michael Svoboda
  • Trombone, Trombone [Soprano] – Uwe Dierksen
  • Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Cornet, Piccolo Trumpet – Michael Gross , William Formann*
  • Tuba – Daryl Smith
  • Viola, Read By [Dramatic Reading] – Hilary Sturt
  • Violin – Claudia Sack, Mathias Tacke, Peter Rundel


Comes in a slipcase holding the digipak and a 58-page booklet.
Opening of the slipcase is to the left of the Zappa portrait on the cover.

Recorded live in concerts in Frankfurt, Berlin and Vienna in September 1992.

Exact text on back cover of slipcase and digipak:
℗ 1993 Rykodisc. All rights reserved. © 1993, 1995 The Zappa Family Trust. Reproduced under license. Unauthorized duplication is a vio-
lation of applicable laws. Zappa, FZ, and Frank Zappa are marks belonging to the Zappa Family Trust. For a free catalogue write Rykodisc
USA, Shetland Park, 27 Congress Street, Salem, MA 01970 or Rykodisc Europe, Unit 3, Linen House, 253 Kilburn Lane, London W10 4BQ
UK. Printed in the USA. Manufactured in Canada.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed on slipcase): 0 14431 5602 4
  • Barcode (Printed on digipak): none
  • Matrix / Runout: MADE IN CANADA BY AMERIC DISC 0G503 <910> RCD40560

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
R2 71600 Zappa* - Ensemble Modern Zappa* - Ensemble Modern - The Yellow Shark ‎(CD, Album) Barking Pumpkin Records R2 71600 US 1993
0238882 Zappa* & Ensemble Modern Zappa* & Ensemble Modern - The Yellow Shark ‎(CD, Album, RE) Zappa Records 0238882 Europe 2012
CDZAP 57 Zappa* - Ensemble Modern Zappa* - Ensemble Modern - The Yellow Shark ‎(CD, Album, Dig) Zappa Records, Barking Pumpkin Records CDZAP 57 UK & Europe 1993
RCD 40560 Zappa* - Ensemble Modern Zappa* - Ensemble Modern - The Yellow Shark ‎(CD, Album, RE, RP, Dig) Rykodisc RCD 40560 Europe Unknown
CDZAP 57 Zappa* - Ensemble Modern Zappa* - Ensemble Modern - The Yellow Shark ‎(CD, Album) Barking Pumpkin Records CDZAP 57 UK 1993

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