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Frank Zappa's entire back catalogue to be released digitally

Frank Zappa's estate, the Zappa Family Trust, have a signed a licensing and distribution deal with Universal Music to release Zappa's back catalogue digitally and physically. 60 records will be released in batches of 12 each month through to the end of 2012, covering the entirety of Zappa's Barking Pumpkin Records catalogue.

The first dozen to be released on 31 July, are Freak Out! (1966), Absolutely Free (1967), Lumpy Gravy (1968), We’re Only In It For The Money (1968), Cruising With Ruben & The Jets (1968), Uncle Meat (1969), Hot Rats (1969), Burnt Weeny Sandwich (1970), Weasels Ripped My Flesh (1970), Chunga’s Revenge (1970), Fillmore East, June 1971 (1971) and Just Another Band From LA (1972).