Crossfire Publications is releasing a 5CD collection of archive recordings from the Pal studio, including over 50 recordings made with Frank Zappa in his pre-Mothers Of Invention days. Paul Buff Presents Highlights From The Pal And Original Sound Studio Archives contains recordings of in house players and various surfer groups, and 58 tracks with Zappa as performer, writer or producer.
Paul Buff opened the studio in the late 50s in Cucamonga California. A self-taught engineer, he built a home made mixing desk into a dressing table, and had one of the few multi-track recorders available at the time. Frank Zappa later bought the studio from Buff, and changed its name to Studio Z. The compilation is released on 28 May. Full track listing and more info at crossfirepublications.com.