FZ chronology

Appendix. 1994 et sq.

July 22, 1994 Asteroid (3834) named Zappafrank in memory of Frank Zappa
December 2, 1994 Frank Zappa Civilization Phaze III (2CD, Barking Pumpkin UMRK 01)
January 12, 1995 Frank Zappa inducted to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame
April-May, 1995 Rykodisc re-issues the entire Zappa catalog with the 1993 Zappa-approved masters
August 21, 1995 Frank Zappa Strictly Commercial: The Best of Frank Zappa (CD, Rykodisc RCD 40500)
February 1996 The Real Frank Zappa Page (http://www.zappa.com) goes online
February 27, 1996 Frank Zappa The Lost Episodes (CD, Rykodisc RCD 40573)
September 24, 1996 Frank Zappa Läther (3CD, Rykodisc RCD 10574/76)
October 31, 1996 Frank Zappa Frank Zappa Plays The Music Of Frank Zappa: A Memorial Tribute (CD, Barking Pumpkin UMRK 02)
April 8, 1997 Frank Zappa Have I Offended Someone? (CD, Rykodisc RCD 10577)
May 20, 1997 Frank Zappa Strictly Genteel, a "classical" introduction to Frank Zappa (CD, Rykodisc RCD 10578)
September 23, 1997 Frank Zappa 200 Motels [re-issue] (2CD, Rykodisc RCD 10513/14)
April 28, 1998 Frank Zappa Cheap Thrills (CD, Rykodisc RCD 10579)
September 15, 1998 Frank Zappa Mystery Disc (CD, Rykodisc RCD 10580)
c. September, 1998 Dave Dondorf leaves the ZFT
November 19, 1998 Spencer Chrislu leaves the ZFT
April 27, 1999 Frank Zappa Son Of Cheep Thrills (CD, Rykodisc RCD 10581)
December 21, 1999 Zappa Everything Is Healing Nicely (CD, Barking Pumpkin UMRK 03)
March, 2000 Zappaworld, the new Frank Zappa official site
June, 2000 Holland Festival dedicated to Frank Zappa; including 200 Motels, The Suites
December, 2000 The Roxy Trailer finally available at zappa.com
January, 2002 818 PUMPKIN announces a new release for February, 2002
April 23, 2002 Frank Zappa Threesome No. 1 (3CD, Rykodisc RCD 40582)
Frank Zappa Threesome No. 2 (3CD, Rykodisc RCD 40583)
May 24, 2002 The new release, Frank Zappa Live In Australia, delayed.
August 16, 2002 Zappa FZ:OZ (2CD, Vaulternative VR 2002-1) starts shipping
August 20, 2002 www.zappa.com launching!
February 4, 2003 Frank Zappa Halloween (DVD-Audio, DTS/Vaulternative 1101)
October, 2003 Does Humor Belong In Music? released in DVD format in Europe
December, 2003 Baby Snakes released in DVD format
May 30, 2004 Frank Zappa Joe's Corsage (CD, Vaulternative VR 20041) announced at zappa.com
September 14, 2004 Zappa Quaudiophiliac (DVD-Audio, DTS/Barking Pumpkin 1125)
September 18, 2004 zappa.com announces that Joe's Domage, second in Joe's Series, will be shipping approximately at October 1, 2004
c. October 1, 2004 Frank Zappa Joe's Domage (CD, Vaulternative VR 20042) starts shipping
October 17, 2005 The Dub Room Special! released in DVD format
December 15, 2005 Frank Zappa Joe's Xmasage, third in the Joe's Corsaga, announced to be shipping c. December 27, 2005
December 21, 2005 Frank Zappa Imaginary Diseases announced to be shipping c. January 13, 2006
December 21, 2005 Frank Zappa Joe's Xmasage (CD, Vaulternative VR 20051) starts shipping
January 13, 2006 Frank Zappa Imaginary Diseases (CD, Zappa Records ZR 20001) starts shipping
March 23, 2006 Warner Music Group Corp. announces an agreement to acquire Ryko Corporation.
August 8, 2006 Freak Out! 4-disc Audio Documentary available for pre-order exclusively at Barfko-Swill; announced to be shipping c. September 21, 2006; also announced a 2-discs version to be available everywhere else.
September 14, 2006 Trans Fusion [sic] available for pre-order at CD Universe; announced to be scheduled for release on October 24, 2006, on the WEA [sic] label
September 20, 2006 The Making Of Freak Out! (MOFO) (4-discs limited edition) announced not to be shipping c. September 21, 2006, but delayed to late October, 2006; MOFO (2-discs version) announced to be released on November 11, 2006
November 7, 2006 Zappa Trance-Fusion (CD, Zappa Records ZR 20002)
December 5, 2006 Frank Zappa The MOFO Project/Object (fazedooh) (2CD, Zappa Records ZR 20005)
December 12, 2006 Frank Zappa The MOFO Project/Object (4CD, Zappa Records ZR 20004)
December 15, 2006 The Frank Zappa AAAFNRAA Birthday Bundle (digital download, Zappa Records)
January 30, 2007 Frank Zappa Imaginary Diseases now available in stores
April 1, 2007 Zappa Buffalo announced
April 5, 2007 Buffalo (2CD, Vaulternative VR 2007-1) shipping
May 1, 2007 Classic Albums: Apostrophe(')/Over-Nite Sensation (DVD-Video, Eagle Vision EREDV625)
August 1, 2007 The Dub Room Special! available at ZPZ shows
August 8, 2007 The Dub Room Special! available for pre-order at Barfko-Swill, announced to be shipping on August 24, 2007
August 24, 2007 The Dub Room Special! (CD, Zappa Records ZR 20006) shipping
October 31, 2007 Wazoo (2CD, Vaulternative VR 2007-2) "Available Almost Immediatly"
April 30, 2008 One Shot Deal (official release #83) announced to be available on the TV premiere of the ZPZ DVD on KPBS, San Diego, CA, May 3, 2008
May 29, 2008 The Torture Never Stops (DVD-Video) announced
June 13, 2008 One Shot Deal (CD, Zappa Records ZR 20007) available at Barfko-Swill and shipping
July 8, 2008 Beat The Boots I & II albums available for download at iTunes and Amazon
September 18, 2008 Joe's Corsaga #4 announced on "What's New Next Week (22-26 September)"
September 26, 2008 Joe's Menage (CD, Vaulternative Records VR 20081) (aka Joe's Corsaga #4) announced to be shipping c. October 1, 2008
October 21, 2008 Lumpy Money (3CD) announced to be released on November 25, 2008
November 24, 2008 Lumpy Money (3CD) announced to be delayed
December 21, 2008 The Frank Zappa AAAFNRAAA Birthday Bundle (digital download, Zappa Records)
January 9, 2009 The Lumpy Money Project/Object (3CD) available for pre-order at Barfko-Swill, announced to be shipping around January 23, 2009
January 21, 2009 The Lumpy Money Project/Object (3CD, Zappa Records ZR20008) shipping
February 10, 2009 Classic Records re-releases Hot Rats (1969) on vinyl.
February 19, 2009 GZ & Joe announce the next release on the 40th Anniversary Project/Object series will be dedicated to Cruising With Ruben & The Jets and to be released on two months or so
May 10, 2009 Mothermania (1969) re-released as an official Zappa Records digital download at Barfko-Swill
November 25, 2009 Philly '76 (2CD) announced to be shipping around December 18, 2009
December 15, 2009 Philly '76 (2CD, Vaulternative Records VR 20091) shipping
March 8, 2010 Tony Palmer's Film Of Frank Zappa's 200 Motels (DVD-Video, Voiceprint TPDVD127, UK)
April 1, 2010 Greasy Love Songs (CD) announced to be shipping around April 23, 2010
April 19, 2010 Greasy Love Songs (CD, Zappa Records ZR20010) shipping
May 10, 2010 Barfko-Swill New Official Downloads: Buffalo (2007), EIHN (1999), Imaginary Diseases (2006) and FZ:OZ (2002)
June 4, 2010 Joe's Menage a Trois (Zappa Records) announced to be released on June 11, 2010
August 31, 2010 Congress Shall Make No Law (Zappa Records), a CD containing FZ's testimony from September 19, 1985, announced to be released in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the event.
September 10, 2010 Congress Shall Make No Law... available for pre-order at Barfko-Swill, announced to be shipping around Septmber 20, 2010.
September 24, 2010 "Congress Shall Make No Law . . . " (CD, Zappa Records ZR 20011) shipping
November 1, 2010 Hammersmith Odeon (3 CD) available for pre-order at Barfko-Swill, to be shipping around November 8, 2010.
November 5-7, 2010 Hammersmith Odeon available at the Frank Zappa At The Roundhouse event.
November 12, 2010 Hammersmith Odeon announced to be shipping during the week of November 15, 2010.
November 18, 2010 Hammersmith Odeon (3CD, Vaulternative Records VR 20101) shipping.
December 21, 2010 The Frank Zappa AAA·FNRAA·AA Birthday Bundle 21.Dec.2010 (digital download, Zappa Records)
January 24, 2011 Paul Buff Presents The Pal And Original Sound Studio Archives: The Collection (Crossfire Publications)
May 10, 2011 Penguin In Bondage/The Little Known History Of The Mothers Of Invention (digital download, Zappa Records)
September 1, 2011 Feeding The Monkies At Ma Maison (CD, Zappa Records) available for pre-order at Barfko-Swill, to be shipping around September 20, 2011.
September 22, 2011 Feeding The Monkies At Ma Maison (CD, Zappa Records ZR20012) shipping.
October 11, 2011 Carnegie Hall (4CD, Vaulternative Records) available for pre-order and announced to be shipping around October 31, 2011.
October 29, 2011 Carnegie Hall (4CD, Vaulternative Records) shipping announced to be delayed until the week of November 14, 2011.
November 17, 2011 Carnegie Hall (4CD, Vaulternative Records VR 2011-1) shipping.
December 21, 2011 The Frank Zappa AAAFNRAAAAAM Birthday Bundle 21 Dec 2011 (digital download, Zappa Records)
June 12, 2012 The ZFT announces a deal with Universal Music Enterprises (UME) to re-release their recently re-acquired Zappa catalog, starting on July 31, 2012.
July 31, 2012 UME re-releases 12 FZ albums.
August 28, 2012 UME re-releases another 12 FZ albums.
September 25, 2012 UME re-releases 12 more FZ albums.
October 30, 2012 UME re-releases another 10 FZ albums and also releases a new compilation: Understanding America (2CD, Zappa Records/UME), Official Release #93.
October 31, 2012 Road Tapes, Venue #1. Kerrisdale Arena, Vancouver B.C., 25 August 1968, Official Release #92, announced to be starting shipping "within the week."
October 31, 2012 New album Finer Moments announced to be released by UME on November/December, 2012.
November 7, 2012 Road Tapes, Venue #1 (2CD, Vaulternative Records VR 20122) shipping.
November 19, 2012 UME re-releases 8 more FZ albums.
November 19, 2012 Finer Moments announced to be released on December 18, 2012.
November 23, 2012 Universal re-releases Why Don'tcha Do Me Right / Big Leg Emma (7", 1967) on Black Friday 2012.
November 28, 2012 The ZFT announces distribution licenses for "Official Release #96," Roxy By Proxy.
December 12, 2012 Finer Moments (2CD, Zappa Records/UME ZR3894) available in stores.
December 18, 2012 UME re-releases the last 4 FZ albums, along with Finer Moments (2CD, Zappa Records/UME ZR3894).
December 21, 2012 AAAFNRAA 21 December 2012 Baby Snakes The Complete Soundtrack 2h 44m 20s (digital download, Zappa Records)
March 18, 2013 A Token Of His Extreme (DVD, Eagle Rock) announced to be released on June 3, 2013.
April 20, 2013 Universal re-releases I'm The Slime / Montana (7", 1973) on Record Store Day 2013.
April 16, 2013 Universal re-releases Finer Moments (2012) on vinyl.
June 3, 2013 A Token Of His Extreme (DVD, Eagle Rock)
June 18, 2013 Universal re-releases Freak Out! (1966) and Over-Nite Sensation (1973) on vinyl.
July 4, 2013 Help, I'm A Rock / Who Are The Brain Police? (12")
July 31, 2013 Roxy By Proxy (CD) announced to be shipping "on or around September 20, 2013."
August 23, 2013 Road Tapes, Venue #2 (Helsinki, August 23, 1973) announced to be the next release.
September 21, 2013 Roxy By Proxy (CD) delayed. The Roxy Performances (DVD) announced for December, 2013.
October 31, 2013 Road Tapes, Venue #2. Finlandia Hall, Helsinki, Finland. 23, 24 August 1973 (CD) shipping.
November 22, 2013 A Token Of His Extreme Soundtrack (ZR20015), official release #97, announced to be available now at G & S Music.
November 25, 2013 A Token Of His Extreme Soundtrack (CD) available at zappa.com. Roxy By Proxy announced to be shipping "on or around November 29, 2013."
November 28, 2013 Two tracks from the supposedly upcoming Joe's Camouflage are heard on Zappa Radio.
December 10, 2013 Roxy By Proxy announced to be shipping "on or around December 14, 2013."
December 17, 2013 Roxy By Proxy announced to have a "ship date for January 2014." "Cheepnis" video available on iTunes.
December 17, 2013 Universal re-releases Uncle Meat (1969) and Roxy & Elsewhere (1974) on vinyl.
January 13, 2014 Roxy By Proxy "will ship on or around January 31, 2014."
January 30, 2014 Joe's Camouflage available at zappa.com. Roxy By Proxy announced to be shipping "on or around Valentine's Day [February 14]."
c. February 20, 2014 Roxy By Proxy announced to be shipping "on or around February 21, 2014."
March 13, 2014 Roxy By Proxy (CD) shipping.
April 16, 2014 A "forthcoming 40th Anniversary Edition of Apostrophe(')" is announced.
April 19, 2014 Universal releases Don't Eat The Yellow Snow / Down In De Dew (7") on Record Store Day 2014.
May 10, 2014 Mothers Day Download: Zoot Allures 1982 / Cosmik Debris 1973
June 25, 2014 Apostrophe (') vinyl announced to be reissued on September 2, 2014.
September 30, 2014 Universal re-releases Apostrophe (') (1974) on vinyl.
October 2, 2014 GZ announces Dance Me This will be album #100
October 31, 2014 Album #100 announced to be available "next month" on Zappa Records. and a new Vaulternative concert "in your near future."
December 21, 2014 The Frank Zappa AAAFNRAA Birthday Bundle 21.12.2014 (digital download)
March 10, 2015 "What's The Name Of Your Group?" (1971 version), announced as single B-side for Record Store Day (April 18, 2015)
April 1, 2015 Dance Me This (CD) available for pre-order; announced to be shipping "around Monday June 1, 2015."
April 18, 2015 Universal releases Overture (200 Motels) (2013) / What's The Name Of Your Group? (1971) (7") on Record Store Day 2015.
May 10, 2015 Mother's Day Download: Pick Me I'm Clean
June 1, 2015 Dance Me This (CD) announced to be shipping "around Friday June 19, 2015." 200 Motels (conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen, 2013) announced to be album #101.
June 19, 2015 Dance Me This (CD, Zappa Records ZR 20018) shipping.
c. July, 2015 Ahmet Zappa takes charge of the ZFT.
August 19, 2015 Frank Zappa & The Mothers Roxy The Movie (116 min.) announced to be released on October 30, 2015 by the British Board Of Film Classification.
September 11, 2015 The ZFT and UME release digital downloadable versions of Everything Is Healing Nicely (1999), FZ:OZ (2002), Imaginary Diseases (2006), Trance-Fusion (2006), The MOFO Project/Object (Fazedooh) (2006), Buffalo (2007), The Dub Room Special! (2007), Wazoo (2007), One Shot Deal (2008), Philly '76 (2009), Greasy Love Songs (2010), "Congress Shall Make No Law . . ." (2010), Hammersmith Odeon (2010), Feeding The Monkies At Ma Maison (2011), Carnegie Hall (2011), and A Token Of His Extreme Soundtrack (2013).
October 7, 2015 GZ dies in L.A.
October 14, 2015 Roxy—The Movie premiere at Grauman's Egyptian Theater, Los Angeles, CA.
October 16, 2015 Universal re-releases One Size Fits All (1975) on vinyl.
c. October 23, 2015 Frank Zappa: 200 Motels—The Suites announced to be released on November 20, 2015 at Amazon.de
October 30, 2015 Roxy—The Movie (BluRay+CD, DVD+CD, Eagle Vision)
October 24, 2015 Frank Zappa: 200 Motels—The Suites announced to be released on December 4, 2015 at Amazon.de
November 27, 2015 Universal re-releases Feeding The Monkies At Ma Maison (2011) on vinyl on Black Friday 2015.
December 11, 2015 Universal re-releases Sheik Yerbouti (1979) on vinyl.
March 8, 2016 Who The F*@% Is Frank Zappa Kickstarter project launched by Alex Winter.
April 16, 2016 Universal re-releases My Guitar/Dog Breath (7", 1969) and Joe's Garage/The Central Scrutinizer (7", 1979) on Record Store Day.
May 27, 2016 Universal re-releases The Lumpy Money Project/Object (3CD, 2009), Road Tapes, Venue #1 (2CD, 2012) and Road Tapes, Venue #2 (2CD, 2013), and releases Road Tapes, Venue #3 (2CD).
July 15, 2016 Universal releases The Crux Of The Biscuit (CD) and Frank Zappa For President (CD).
August 16, 2016 Zappatite (CD, UME) announced to be released on September 16, 2016.
August 23, 2016 Chicago '78 (2CD, UME); Little Dots (CD, UME); Meat Light: The Uncle Meat Project/Object (3CD, UME) announced to be released on October 14, 2016.
August 26, 2016 Universal re-releases Hot Rats (1969) on vinyl.
August 28, 2016 Zappatite (CD) now announced to be released on September 23, 2016.
September 15, 2016 Chicago '78 (2CD, UME); Little Dots (CD, UME); Meat Light: The Uncle Meat Project/Object (3CD, UME) now announced to be released on November 4, 2016.
September 23, 2016 Zappatite (CD, Zappa Records/UME ZR20023). "Official Release #106."
October 25, 2016 "How Could I Be Such A Fool?" / "Help, I'm A Rock 3rd Movement: It Can't Happen Here" (7", 1966) announced to be re-released by UME/Zappa Records on Black Friday (November 25, 2016).
October 26, 2016 Chicago '78 (2CD, UME) delivered in Canada.
November 4, 2016 Meat Light: The Uncle Meat Project/Object (3CD, Zappa Records/UME ZR20024), Chicago '78 (2CD, Vaulternative Records/Zappa Records/UME ZR20025), and Little Dots (CD, Zappa Records/UME ZR20026).
December 9, 2016 Universal re-releases We're Only In It For The Money (1968), Lumpy Gravy (1968), Cruising With Ruben & The Jets (1968), Weasels Ripped My Flesh (1970), and Joe's Garage Acts I, II & III (1979) on vinyl.
March 24, 2017 Universal re-releases Civilization Phaze III (1994), Frank Zappa Plays The Music Of Frank Zappa—A Memorial Tribute (1996), Everything Is Healing Nicely (1999), FZ:OZ (2002), Joe's Corsage (2004), Joe's Domage (2004), Joe's Xmasage (2005), Imaginary Diseases (2006), The MOFO Project/Object (Fazedooh) (2006), Buffalo (2007), The Dub Room Special! (2007), Wazoo (2007), One Shot Deal (2008), Joe's Menage (2008), Philly '76 (2009), Greasy Love Songs (2010), "Congress Shall Make No Law . . ." (2010), Hammersmith Odeon (2010), Feeding The Monkies At Ma Maison (2011), Carnegie Hall (2011), A Token Of His Extreme Soundtrack (2013), Joe's Camouflage (2014), and Dance Me This (2015) on CD.
April 21, 2017 Universal re-releases Roxy By Proxy (2014) on CD.
  [Still missing: Halloween (2003), Quaudiophiliac (2004), Trance-Fusion (2006), and The MOFO Project/Object (2006).]
April 22, 2017 Rollo / Portland Improvisation (Zappa Records/UME BPR 1230, 10" 45 RPM, 2017) Record Store Day.
June 2, 2017 Universal announces Absolutely Free 50th Anniversary Expanded 2LP Editionto be released on September 29, 2017.
c. August 25, 2017 Halloween 77 (two versions: 3CD and Costume Box Set) listed on the website of Japan HMV to be released on October 6, 2017.
c. September 1, 2017 Zoot Allures (LP, UME) available for pre-order, to be released on October 20, 12017.
September 21, 2017 The ZFT announces Frank Zappa—Back On The Road: The Hologram Tour.
This project researched & developed by Román García Albertos
http://globalia.net/donlope/fz/
Here's a list of main sources & contributions
Most of the release dates taken from Greg Russo, Cosmik Debris: The Collected History And Improvisations Of Frank Zappa (The Son Of Revised), 2003
Corrections & additions welcome
This page updated: 2017-09-21