This has already been mentioned in a previous post but I think it deserves one of its own…
Yes, the Zappa Family Trust have finally decided to release the often bootlegged Original Bat Chain Puller from their Vault only 36 years after it was recorded.
For the past 18 months Gail Zappa has been saying it was going to get a release. However, here at the Radar Station we’ve been wary of reporting it until it we were certain. But it does now look like it’s actually going to happen … it was announced on the anniversary of Don’s death and will be released on his birthday next year, 15 January.
Not only do we get the complete album but there are three bonus tracks – a different mix of Bat Chain Puller, a version of Candle Mambo plus the brilliant improv between Don and Denny Walley, Hoboism.
There will also be liner notes by John French and Denny Walley.
An essential purchase!