Halloween 77

The Different Releases

Main Versions

 

Announcements & Rumors

Adrian Belew, Facebook, January 21, 2017

and multi-tasking on the plane by writing liner notes for a new Zappa release.
oh, I should have mentioned it a new box set all 6 shows from halloween at the palladium in new york, [1977]. 18 hours worth! it's the shows the Baby Snakes movie was made from.

Idiot, Zappateers, August 25, 2017

Halloween 77 is now listed on HMV's website in Japan.
Release date is 6 October, and there are two versions:

3 CD

and

Costume Box Set

Andrew Greenaway, Twitter, September 7, 2017

Finally, details from UMe regarding @zappa's Halloween 77 set:

Universal Music Canada

Artist/Title: Frank Zappa // Halloween 77 (Costume Boxed Set)
Cat. #: ZR20027
Release Date: October 13, 2017

Artist/Title: Frank Zappa // Halloween 77 (3CD)
Cat. #: ZR20027K
Release Date: October 13, 2017

Halloween was Frank Zappa's favourite holiday & by 1977 his Halloween shows were legendary. Recorded live at The Palladium in NYC, Zappa performed six shows 28-31 October. 4 shows were filmed & resulted in Zappa's movie "Baby Snakes". The Halloween 77 3CD version includes the Halloween night show in its entirely, mixed in 2016 from original Vault masters, plus select tracks from the other 5 shows. The Halloween 77 Box Set includes all 6 shows in their entirety, mixed in 2016 from original Vault masters, on USB stick in 24-bit WAV audio with 32-page digital booklet, Zappa Halloween mask & costume. The shows rock hard & feature unreleased performances & arrangements.

3CD: 1. Show Start / 2. Peaches En Regalia / 3. The Torture Never Stops / 4. Tryin' To Grow A Chin / 5. City Of Tiny Lites / 6. Pound For A Brown / 7. The Demise Of The Imported Rubber Goods Mask / 8. Bobby Brown Goes Down / 9. Conehead / 10. Flakes / 11. Big Leg Emma / 1. Envelopes / 2. Terry's Halloween Solo / 3. Disco Boy / 4. Lather / 5. Wild Love / 6. Titties N Beer / 7. Audience Participation / 8. The Black Page #2 / 9. Jones Crusher

Boxed Set: 1. Introduction / 2. Peaches En Regalia / 3. The Torture Never Stops / 4. Tryin' To Grow A Chin / 5. City Of Tiny Lites / 6. Pound For A Brown / 7. Bobby Brown Goes Down / 8. Conehead / 9. Flakes / 10. Big Leg Emma / 11. Envelopes / 12. Terry's Solo #1 / 13. Disco Boy / 14. Lather / 15. Wild Love / 16. Titties N Beer / 17. Audience Participation #1 / 18. The Black Page #2 / 19. Jones Crusher / 20. Broken Hearts Are For Assholes

 

The Palladium, NYC—October 28, 1977—Show 1

5. City Of Tiny Lites

Edits

"City Of Tiny Lights" (The Palladium, October 28, 1977, early show) Audience Tape "City Of Tiny Lites" (October 28, 1977, early show) Halloween 77 (2017)
0:00-2:25 0:00-2:25
2:25-4:13  
4:13-7:53 2:25-6:04
boguspomp, Zappateers, October 20, 2017

Had a listen to the first two shows. I noticed something funny with COTL and yes the song is shortened from 7.52 to 6.04.

 

15. Wild Love

Byron Saunders, October 24, 2017

"Zoot Allures" is quoted from 21:21 - 21:34

 

The Palladium, NYC—October 28, 1977—Show 2

6. Pound For A Brown

New York, New York, New York
I love New York

Aaron S., "A Brief History Of The 'I Love New York' Logo," Logoworks Blog, October 24, 2013

One of the most widely distributed and imitated images in the world, the "I Love New York Logo" [...] was created by graphic designer Milton Glaser and first used in 1977 to promote the city and state.

 

7. Bobby Brown Goes Down

Go talk to Mick Jagger for sexist lyrics.

 

9. Flakes

(You wanna buy an unused copy of Music From Big Pink, Bob?)

"Music From Big Pink," Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopaedia, July 1, 2018

Music from Big Pink is the debut studio album by the Band. [...] The cover artwork is a painting by [Bob] Dylan.

 

16. Titties 'N Beer

Come on, spit it out, boy!

Have I ever lied to you?

Have you heard of a device called The Tower Of Power?

I can just see Mo and Dave Berman squatting on that thing.

 

17. Audience Participation #2

I never promised you a rose garden.

 

25. Muffin Man

Nils Lofgren!

 

The Palladium, NYC—October 29, 1977—Show 1

1. 10-29-77 Show 1 Start/Introductions

Bob. Phil. Dick.

 

7. Bobby Brown Goes Down

Why, it's almost like Alvin Lee's watermelon, only perverted.

Alvin Lee, Woodstock, 1969
Alvin Lee, interviewed by Shawn Perry, Vintage Rock, 2012

I was watching the Blu-ray last night and relived your Woodstock performance. And when you're done, you pick up a watermelon. Where on earth did that watermelon come from?

It just sort of rolled on. I didn't see where it came from. It just rolled onto the stage. I don't know why or what was going through my mind. I just casually threw my guitar into the drum kit and picked up this watermelon (laughs). At all the gigs after the movie came out—we were playing big festivals and stuff like that—and (during) the last number, about 200 watermelons were all bobbing away in the audience. And by the end of the last number, the whole stage is covered in watermelon (laughs).

 

17. Audience Participation #3

Just pretend it was a Slade concert

 

19. Jones Crusher

 

20. Broken Hearts Are For Assholes

 

The Palladium, NYC—October 29, 1977—Show 2

6. Pound For A Brown

"Halloween 77," The Resentment Listener, November 7, 2017

O'Hearn occasionally quotes rock classics, such as Aerosmith Walk This Way on Oct 29, second show (shortly thereafter Mars quotes Inca Roads).

 

16. Titties 'N Beer

the opening cut of that Black Sabbath album

 

 

 

Research, compilation and maintenance by Román García Albertos
http://globalia.net/donlope/fz/
This page updated: 2018-08-29