FRANK ZAPPA – CLASSIC BROADCAST FROM THE 1980 EUROPEAN TOUR As 1980 began, Frank Zappa had been off the road for nine months, and hadn t played a gig in America since November 78. He spent February and March rehearsing a band that dispensed with keyboardist Peter Wolf, but saw the return of guitarists Ray White and Ike Willis, pianist Tommy Mars and bassist Arthur Barrow. David Logeman was bought in on drums, replacing Vinnie Colaiuta. Starting with a gig at the Seattle Center Arena on 25th March, the Zappa band spent much of 1980 on the road. They played 26 shows in the US between late March and early May, then, after a 10-day break, they set off for Europe for another 34 dates. The show featured on this CD was recorded for live FM broadcast at Munich s Olympiahalle on 3rd July, the group s final European date and the end of a 15 date run in Germany – at the time home to Zappa s most fervent fan base. Transmitted too, via live sync, across the USA, this dynamic performance remains one of Zappa s finest gigs of the era. Released here for the first time on CD in superb remastered stereo quality, this release will prove a delight for Zappa fans worldwide.