Official Discography

 

Original Releases

Title Original artist Original format Original label(s) Original catalog number Original release date* Album # (Rykodisc 1986)* Album # (Zappa Records 1986-1994) Album # (Tour 88 Book) Album # (UME 2012) zappa.com (June 21, 2015)
Freak Out! The Mothers Of Invention 2LP Verve/MGM V6-5005-2 June 27, 1966   - 1 1 1
Absolutely Free The Mothers Of Invention LP Verve/MGM V6-5013 June 26, 1967   - 2   2
Lumpy Gravy Francis Vincent Zappa/The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra LP Capitol/EMI TAO 2719 August 7, 1967          
We're Only In It For The Money The Mothers Of Invention LP Verve/MGM V6-5045 March 4, 1968 - - 3   4
Lumpy Gravy Francis Vincent Zappa/Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra & Chorus LP Verve/MGM V6-8741 May 13, 1968 - - 4   3
Cruising With Ruben & The Jets The Mothers Of Invention LP Bizarre/Verve/MGM V6-5055X December 2, 1968 - - 5   5
Mothermania The Mothers LP Bizarre/Verve/MGM V6-5068X March 24, 1969
    6   7
Uncle Meat The Mothers Of Invention 2LP Bizarre/Reprise 2MS 2024 April 21, 1969 - - 7   6
The **** Of The Mothers The Mothers Of Invention LP Verve/MGM V6-5074 October 13, 1969          
Hot Rats Frank Zappa LP Bizarre/Reprise RS 6356 October 15, 1969 - - 8 8 8
Burnt Weeny Sandwich The Mothers Of Invention LP Bizarre/Reprise RS 6370 February 9, 1970   9 9   9
The Mothers Of Invention—Golden Archive Series The Mothers Of Invention LP MGM GAS 112 July 20, 1970          
Weasels Ripped My Flesh The Mothers Of Invention LP Bizarre/Reprise MS 2028 August 10, 1970   - 10   10
Chunga's Revenge Frank Zappa LP Bizarre/Reprise MS 2030 October 23, 1970   - 11   11
The Worst Of The Mothers The Mothers Of Invention LP MGM SE 4754 March 15, 1971          
Fillmore East—June 1971 The Mothers LP Bizarre/Reprise MS 2042 August 2, 1971 12 - 12 12 12
Frank Zappa's 200 Motels Frank Zappa 2LP Bizarre/United Artists UAS 9956 October 4, 1971     13   13
Just Another Band From L.A. Las Mothers LP Bizarre/Reprise MS 2075 March 26, 1972 14 - 14   14
Waka/Jawaka Frank Zappa/Hot Rats LP Bizarre/Reprise MS 2094 July 5, 1972 - - 15   15
The Grand Wazoo The Mothers LP Bizarre/Reprise MS 2093 November 27, 1972
- - 16   16
Over-Nite Sensation The Mothers LP Discreet/Warner Bros. MS 2149 September 7, 1973 - - 17   17
Apostrophe (') Frank Zappa LP Discreet/Warner Bros. DS 2175 March 22, 1974 - - 18   18
Roxy & Elsewhere Zappa/Mothers 2LP Discreet/Warner Bros. 2DS 2202 September 10, 1974   19 19   19
One Size Fits All Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention LP Discreet/Warner Bros. DS 2216 June 25, 1975   - 20   20
Bongo Fury Zappa/Beefheart/Mothers LP Discreet/Warner Bros. DS 2234 October 2, 1975   - 21   21
Zoot Allures Zappa LP Warner Bros. BS 2970 October 29, 1976
  - 22   22
Läther Zappa 4LP Zappa Records/Phonogram SRZ-4-1500 [October 31, 1977]          
Zappa In New York Zappa 2LP Discreet/Warner Bros. 2D 2290 March 13, 1978   23 23   23
Studio Tan Frank Zappa LP Discreet/Warner Bros. DSK 2291 September 15, 1978   24 24   24
Sleep Dirt Frank Zappa LP Discreet/Warner Bros. DSK 2292 January 12, 1979   25 25 25 25
Sheik Yerbouti Frank Zappa 2LP Zappa Records/Phonogram SRZ-2-1501 March 3, 1979   - 26   26
Orchestral Favorites Frank Zappa LP Discreet/Warner Bros. DSK 2294 May 4, 1979   27 27   27
Joe's Garage Act I Zappa LP Zappa Records/Phonogram SRZ-1-1603 September 3, 1979 -   28/48   28
Joe's Garage Acts II & III Frank Zappa 2LP Zappa Records/Phonogram SRZ-2-1502 November 19, 1979
    29/48   29
Tinsel Town Rebellion Frank Zappa 2LP Barking Pumpkin Records PW2 37336 May 11, 1981   - 30   30
Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar Zappa LP Barking Pumpkin Records BPR 1111 May 11, 1981 - - 31   31
Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar Some More Zappa LP Barking Pumpkin Records BPR 1112 May 11, 1981     32   32
Return Of The Son Of Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar Zappa LP Barking Pumpkin Records BPR 1113 May 11, 1981     33   33
You Are What You Is Zappa 2LP Barking Pumpkin Records PW2 37537 September 23, 1981   - 34   34
Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch Zappa LP Barking Pumpkin Records FW 38066 May 3, 1982   35 35   35
The Man From Utopia Zappa LP Barking Pumpkin Records FW 38403 March 28, 1983   36 36   36
Baby Snakes Frank Zappa LP Barking Pumpkin Records BPR 1115 March 28, 1983   - 37   37
London Symphony Orchestra Vol. I Zappa/London Symphony Orchestra LP Barking Pumpkin Records FW 38820 June 9, 1983
-   38   38
Boulez conducts Zappa: The Perfect Stranger Boulez/Zappa LP Angel/EMI DS-38170 August 23, 1984   39 39   39
Them Or Us Zappa 2LP Barking Pumpkin Records/Capitol SVBO-74200 October 18, 1984 - - 40   40
Thing-Fish Zappa 3LP Barking Pumpkin Records/Capitol SKCO-74201 November 21, 1984 - - 41   41
Francesco Zappa Frank Zappa/Barking Pumpkin Digital Gratification Consort LP Barking Pumpkin Records/Capitol ST-74202 November 21, 1984   - 42   42
The Old Masters Box One Zappa 7LP Barking Pumpkin Records BPR-7777 April 19, 1985     43   43
Frank Zappa Meets The Mothers Of Prevention Frank Zappa LP Barking Pumpkin Records/Capitol ST-74203 November 21, 1985 -   44   44
Does Humor Belong In Music? Frank Zappa CD EMI CDP 7 46188 2 January 27, 1986     45   45
The Old Masters Box Two Zappa 8LP Barking Pumpkin Records BPR-8888 November 25, 1986     46   46
Jazz From Hell Frank Zappa LP Barking Pumpkin Records/Capitol ST-74205 November 25, 1986 - - 47   47
The Guitar World According To Frank Zappa Frank Zappa cassette Barking Pumpkin Records/Guitar World GW 002 June 2, 1987          
London Symphony Orchestra Vol. II Zappa/London Symphony Orchestra LP Barking Pumpkin Records/Capitol SJ-74207 September 17, 1987     49   48
The Old Masters Box Three Zappa 9LP Barking Pumpkin Records BPR-9999 December 30, 1987
    50   49
Guitar Frank Zappa 2LP Barking Pumpkin Records/Capitol D1-74212 April 26, 1988   -     50
You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Sampler Zappa 2LP Barking Pumpkin Records D1-74213 April, 1988   -      
You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 1 Zappa 2CD Barking Pumpkin Records/Rykodisc RCD 10081/82 May 9, 1988   -     51
You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 2 Zappa 2CD Barking Pumpkin Records/Rykodisc RCD 10083/84 October 25, 1988 -       52
Broadway The Hard Way Frank Zappa LP Barking Pumpkin Records/Capitol D1-74218 October 25, 1988   -     53
You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 3 Zappa 2CD Barking Pumpkin Records/Rykodisc RCD 10085/86 November 13, 1989   -     54
The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life Zappa 2CD Barking Pumpkin Records D2 74233 April 16, 1991   -     55
Make A Jazz Noise Here Frank Zappa 2CD Barking Pumpkin Records D2 74234 June 4, 1991   -   57 57
You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 4 Zappa 2CD Barking Pumpkin Records/Rykodisc RCD 10087/88 June 14, 1991   -     56
You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 5 Zappa 2CD Barking Pumpkin Records/Rykodisc RCD 10089/90 July 10, 1992 - -     58
You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 6 Zappa 2CD Barking Pumpkin Records/Rykodisc RCD 10091/92 July 10, 1992   -     59
Playground Psychotics Frank Zappa/The Mothers Of Invention 2CD Barking Pumpkin Records D2 74244 October 27, 1992   62     60
Ahead Of Their Time The Mothers Of Invention CD Barking Pumpkin Records D2 74246 April 20, 1993   63     61
The Yellow Shark Zappa/Ensemble Modern CD Barking Pumpkin Records R2 71600 November 2, 1993
  -     62

Posthumous Releases

Title Original artist Original format Original label(s) Original catalog number Original release date*   Album # (Zappa Records 1986-1994)   Album # (ZFT/UME) zappa.com (June 21, 2015)
Civilization Phaze III Frank Zappa 2CD Barking Pumpkin Records UMRK 01 December 2, 1994   60     63
Strictly Commercial, the best of Frank Zappa Frank Zappa CD Rykodisc RCD 40500 August 21, 1995          
The Lost Episodes Frank Zappa CD Rykodisc RCD 40573 February 27, 1996         64
Läther Frank Zappa 3CD Rykodisc RCD 10574/76 September 24, 1996       65 65
Frank Zappa Plays The Music Of Frank Zappa—a memorial tribute Frank Zappa CD UMRK UMRK 02 October 31, 1996         66
Have I Offended Someone? Frank Zappa CD Rykodisc RCD 10577 April 8, 1997         67
Strictly Genteel, a "classical" introduction to Frank Zappa Frank Zappa CD Rykodisc RCD 10578 May 20, 1997          
Cheap Thrills Frank Zappa CD Rykodisc RCD 10579 April 28, 1998          
Mystery Disc Frank Zappa CD Rykodisc RCD 10580 September 15, 1998       68 68
Son Of Cheep Thrills Frank Zappa CD Rykodisc RCD 10581 April 27, 1999          
Everything Is Healing Nicely Zappa CD UMRK UMRK 03 December 21, 1999
        69
Steve Vai The Secret Jewel Box: Archives Vol. 2—Original Recordings Of Frank Zappa Steve Vai CD Light Without Heat   December 11, 2001          
Threesome No. 1 Frank Zappa 3CD Rykodisc RCD 40582 April 23, 2002          
Threesome No. 2 Frank Zappa 3CD Rykodisc RCD 40583 April 23, 2002          
FZ:OZ Zappa 2CD Vaulternative Records VR 2002-1 August 16, 2002       70 70
Zappa Picks By Jon Fishman Of Phish Zappa CD Rykodisc RCD 10584 October 15, 2002          
Zappa Picks By Larry LaLonde Of Primus Zappa CD Rykodisc RCD 10585 October 15, 2002          
Halloween Frank Zappa DVD-A Vaulternative Records/DTS Entertainment DTS-1101 February 4, 2003       71 71
Joe's Corsage Frank Zappa CD Vaulternative Records VR 20041 May 30, 2004       72 72
Quaudiophiliac Zappa DVD-A Barking Pumpkin Records/DTS Entertainment DTS-1125 September 14, 2004       74 74
Joe's Domage Frank Zappa CD Vaulternative Records VR 20042 October 1, 2004       73 73
Joe's Xmasage Frank Zappa CD Vaulternative Records VR 20051 December 21, 2005
      75 75
Imaginary Diseases Frank Zappa CD Zappa Records ZR 20001 January 13, 2006       76 76
Trance-Fusion Zappa CD Zappa Records ZR 20002 November 7, 2006       79 79
The MOFO Project/Object (fazedooh) Frank Zappa 2CD Zappa Records ZR 20005 December 5, 2006       78 78
The MOFO Project/Object Frank Zappa 4CD Zappa Records ZR 20004 December 12, 2006       77 77
The Frank Zappa AAAFNRAA Birthday Bundle   digital download     December 15, 2006          
Buffalo Zappa 2CD Vaulternative Records VR-2007-1 April 1, 2007       80 80
The Dub Room Special! Zappa CD Zappa Records ZR 20006 August 24, 2007       81 81
Wazoo Zappa 2CD Vaulternative Recors VR-2007-2 October 31, 2007       82 82
One Shot Deal Zappa CD Zappa Records ZR 20007 June 13, 2008       83 83
Joe's Menage Frank Zappa CD Vaulternative Records VR 20081 September 26, 2008       84 84
The Frank Zappa AAA·FNR·AAA Birthday Bundle 21.Dec.2008   digital download     December 21, 2008          
The Lumpy Money Project/Object Frank Zappa 3CD Zappa Records ZR20008 January 21, 2009       85 85
Philly '76 Frank Zappa 2CD Vaulternative Records VR 20091 December 15, 2009       86 86
Greasy Love Songs Frank Zappa CD Zappa Records ZR 20010 April 19, 2010       87 87
"Congress Shall Make No Law . . . " Zappa CD Zappa Records ZR 20011 September 19, 2010       88 88
Hammersmith Odeon Frank Zappa 3CD Vaulternative Records VR 20101 November 6, 2010       89 89
The Frank Zappa AAA·FNRAA·AA Birthday Bundle 21.Dec.2010   digital download     December 21, 2010          
Penguin In Bondage/The Little Known History Of The Mothers Of Invention   digital download     May 10, 2011          
Feeding The Monkies At Ma Maison Zappa CD Zappa Records ZR20012 September 22, 2011       90 90
Carnegie Hall Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention 4CD Vaulternative Records VR 2011-1 November 17, 2011
      91 91
The Frank Zappa AAAFNRAAAAAM Birthday Bundle 21.Dec.2011   digital download     December 21, 2011          
Understanding America Frank Zappa 2CD Zappa Records/UME ZR 3892 October 30, 2012       93 93
Road Tapes, Venue #1 Frank Zappa 2CD Vaulternative Records VR 20122 November 7, 2012       92 92
Finer Moments Frank Zappa 2CD Zappa Records/UME ZR 3894 December 12, 2012       94 94
AAAFNRAA—Baby Snakes—The Compleat Soundtrack   digital download     December 21, 2012         95
Road Tapes, Venue #2 Frank Zappa 2CD Vaulternative Records VR 2013-1 October 31, 2013       96 96
A Token Of His Extreme Soundtrack Frank Zappa CD Zappa Records ZR 20015 November 25, 2013       97 97
Joe's Camouflage Frank Zappa CD Vaulternative Records VR 2013-2 January 30, 2014       98 98
Roxy By Proxy Zappa/Mothers CD Zappa Records ZR20017 March 13, 2014       99 99
The Frank Zappa AAAFNRAA Birthday Bundle 21.12.2014   digital download     December 21, 2014          
Dance Me This Frank Zappa CD Zappa Records ZR 20018 June 19, 2015       100  
Roxy—The Soundtrack Frank Zappa & The Mothers CD Zappa Records EV307279/EVB335219 October 30, 2015       102.2  
Frank Zappa—200 Motels—The Suites Esa-Pekka Salonen 2CD Zappa Records/UME ZR0019 November 20, 2015       101  
Road Tapes, Venue #3 Frank Zappa 2CD Vaulternative Records/Zappa Records/UME VR 2016-1 May 27, 2016       102  
The Crux Of The Biscuit Frank Zappa CD Zappa Records/UME ZR20020 July 15, 2016       102  
Frank Zappa For President Frank Zappa CD Zappa Records/UME ZR20021 July 15, 2016       103  
Zappatite—Frank Zappa's Tastiest Tracks Frank Zappa CD Zappa Records/UME ZR20023 September 23, 2016       106  
Meat Light Zappa/Mothers 3CD Zappa Records/UME ZR20024 November 4, 2016       107  
Chicago '78 Zappa 2CD Vaulternative Records/Zappa Records/UME ZR20025 November 4, 2016       108  
Little Dots Frank Zappa CD Zappa Records/UME ZR20026 November 4, 2016       109  
Halloween 77 Frank Zappa USB drive Zappa Records/UME ZR20027 October 20, 2017       110  
Halloween 77 Frank Zappa 3CD Zappa Records/UME ZR20027K October 20, 2017       110K  

NOTES: The release dates come from the Chronology. The original Rykodisc album numbers appeared inside a circle on the back cover.

 

Research, compilation and maintenance by Román García Albertos
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This page updated: 2017-10-27