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Frank Zappa’s 1981 Halloween Concert Collected in New Box


Frank Zappa‘s annual Halloween show from 1981 is being collected in a new six-disc box set due to arrive on Oct. 2.

Halloween 81 includes 78 previously unreleased tracks, as well as a Count Frankula mask and cape.

The set follows 2017’s Halloween 77 collection and last year’s Halloween offering from the 1973 concert, which was recorded on Oct. 31 in Chicago and packaged with Frankenstein monster-style mask and gloves.

This year’s box gathers three complete concerts – two from Halloween and one on Nov. 1, all recorded at New York’s Palladium. Zappa and his band played a four-night run that year, starting on Oct. 29.

The Halloween shows were recorded for a couple different purposes: The 8PM concert ended up as part of the ’80s home-video…



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