cm-fi
Shaggy - Boombastic HitsShaggy - Boombastic Hits Tommy Castro - PainkillerTommy Castro - Painkiller Aquarius - We Can Make ItAquarius - We Can Make It Romel Westwood - Our Night OutRomel Westwood - Our Night Out Roger Miller - A Trip In The CountryRoger Miller - A Trip In The Country Shakra - Mad WorldShakra - Mad World Μιλτιάδης Σκουλάς - Μεσ' Την Καρδιά Μου Σ' ΈβαλαΜιλτιάδης Σκουλάς - Μεσ' Την Καρδιά Μου Σ' Έβαλα Splattercell - Ah - RemiksisSplattercell - Ah - Remiksis
» » Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica Album

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica Album

Performer:
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
Album:
Trout Mask Replica
Released:
1969
Genre:
Style:
Psychedelic Rock, Blues Rock, Art Rock, Avantgarde, Experimental
MP3 archive size:
2182 mb
FLAC archive size:
2342 mb

Tracklist

Well2:05
Sweet Sweet Bulbs2:17
Ant Man Bee3:55
Pena2:31
Veteran's Day Poppy4:30
When Big Joan Sets Up5:19
Moonlight On Vermont3:55
China Pig3:56
She's Too Much For My Mirror1:42
The Dust Blows Forward 'N The Dust Blows Back2:04
Steal Softly Thru Snow2:13
Wild Life3:07
Neon Meate Dream Of A Octafish2:25
Bill's Corpse1:47
Sugar 'N Spikes2:29
The Blimp (Mousetrap Replica)2:04
Dachau Blues2:21
Dali's Car1:25
Hair Pie: Bake 22:23
Fallin' Ditch2:03
Hair Pie: Bake 14:57
Pachuco Cadaver4:37
Old Fart At Play1:54
Orange Claw Hammer3:35
Hobo Chang Ba2:01
My Human Gets Me Blues2:42
Ella Guru2:23
Frownland1:39

Credits

  • Captain BeefheartSongwriter, Vocals, Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone

    Album

    Trout Mask Replica, by Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band. DISCLAIMER: I DO NOT OWN ANY OF THIS Mask Replica is the third studio album by American rock band Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band, released as a double album on June 16, 1969, by Straight Records. Combining elements of R&B, garage rock, and blues with free jazz, avant-garde approaches, and other genres of American music, the album is regarded as an important work of experimental music and art rock. Формируйте собственную коллекция коллекцию записей Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band. Trout Mask Replica is Captain Beefheart's masterpiece, a fascinating, stunningly imaginative work that still sounds like little else in the rock & roll canon. Given total creative control by producer and friend Frank Zappa, Beefheart and his Magic Band rehearsed the material for this 28-song double album for. Atonal, sometimes singsong melodies jagged, intricately constructed dual-guitar parts stuttering, complicated rhythmic interaction - all of these elements float out seemingly at random, often without completely interlocking, while Beefheart groans his surrealist poetry in a throaty Howlin' Wolf growl. Trout Mask Replica shattered my skull, realigned my synapses, made me nervous, made me laugh, made me jump and jag with joy. It wasnt just the fusion Id been waiting for: it was a whole new universe, a completely realized. spew of images at once careeningly abstract and as basic and bawdy as the last 200 years of American folkloreI stayed under the headphones and played Trout Mask straight through five times in a row that night. Despite this, Trout Mask Replica is considered one of the great rock albums of all time, as well as a defining release for experimental music. Trout Mask Replica is the third studio album by American rock band Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band, released on June 16, 1969. Produced by Beefheart's friend and former schoolmate Frank Zappa, it was originally released as a double album on Zappa's Straight Records label. Combining elements of R&B, garage rock, blues, avant-garde, free jazz and other genres of American music, the album is regarded as an important work of experimental music and art rock. Most of Trout Mask Replica was recorded in March 1969 at Whitney Studios in Glendale, California. The lineup of read more. Captain Beefhearts 1969 masterpiece set an unmatched standard for avant-rock. This new reissue from Third Man puts it back in print on vinyl. At that point, his group the Magic Band were a mostly democratic collective, and since Beefheart had less musical expertise than his colleagues, his odder suggestions were vetoed as too unconventional. That really pissed him off, said bassist Gary Marker. he had all these ideas in his head and he had no way of getting them across to people. To gain the control he needed to express his vision, Beefheart morphed the Magic Band into a kind of musical cult. Trout Mask Replica. Captain Beefheart Format: Audio CD. Given total creative control by producer and friend Frank Zappa, Beefheart and his Magic Band rehearsed the material for this 1969 album for over a year, wedding minimalistic R&B, blues, and garage rock to free jazz and avant-garde experimentalism. A colleague of Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart aka Don Van Vliet and his Magic Band produced some of the most eccentric music of the late 1960s-or, for that matter, ever. Genre: Blues Rock. after hearing this was one of the best albums of all time, i was anticipating listening to trout mask replica very much, and i finally got around to it. and all i have in my mind right now is: what. im all for experimental and unkempt music, but this is TOO unkempt. many of the lyrics, as odd and metaphorical as. Легендарный альбом Капитана Говяжье Сердце выходит на двойном 180-ти граммовом виниле на лейбле Third Man Records. Это первое по-настоящему качественное переиздание великолепной работы Captain Beefheart 1969-го года, по праву считающейся настоящим произведением искусства

    Performer

    Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band: American rock group from Lancaster, California, formed in 1965 by , and fronted by. n nAfter two singles in the vein of popular rhythm n' blues, the group underwent dramatic changes in their musical style, culminating in the -produced album Trout Mask Replica, a work conceived and directed by - better known as. He then followed a career as a solo artist, working with a rotating assembly of musicians comprising The Magic B. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band. The Mirror Man Sessions. UMG от лица компании EMI UMPI, UMPG Publishing, EMI Music Publishing и другие авторские общества 3. Don Van Vliet væn ˈvliːt, born Don Glen Vliet January 15, 1941 December 17, 2010 was an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and visual artist best known by the stage name Captain Beefheart. He conducted a rotating ensemble called the Magic Band, with whom he recorded 13 studio albums between 1964 and 1982. His music blended elements of blues, free jazz, rock, and the avant-garde with idiosyncratic rhythms, absurdist wordplay, and his wide vocal range. Known for his enigmatic. Приобретайте пластинки, компакт-диски и многое другое от Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band на маркетплейсе Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band Appreciation Society. BPT's recording of Ashtray Heart is just one of a larger collection of 21 covers paying tribute to Captain Beefheart and his music. The nature of BPT's work is to meticulously recreate the work of the Captain and the Magic Band. In his own words, this , masterminded and executed by Tony Malone, was a labour of love for us, very hard work but very satisfying. We all pay tribute here to the musical madness that we grew up with. We all learned from it and took inspiration from the musicians who played it. Listen to music from Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band like I'm Glad, Her Eyes Are a Blue Million Miles & more. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band. Throughout their career, the band's musical direction was tightly controlled by Don Van Vliet 1941 - 2010, aka Captain Beefheart, who subjected the band to intense regimes of rehearsal this tension combined with poor salary contributing to the br read more. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band were an American band who created music that has occasionally been dubbed avant garde-blues. On this page you can download Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band albums and mp3 songs compilations for free without III: The Best of Captain Beefheart & His Magic Bands Live in Canada 1973-81. Weird On Top Live 1981. Strictly Personal - Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band, Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. Her Eyes Are a Blue Million Miles. Clear Spot. Writer: Don Van Vliet. I'm Glad

    Video

  • Exceptional pressing.It is Fast 'n Bulbous, also a Tin Teardrop.

  • The most creative album ever made. Not an easy listen super anxiety inducing. Beefhearts vocals are great as usual and the guitar is pretty goodFavourite track: Ella Guru

  • Bought black vinyl on rsd and returned it. Very disruptive (non-fill) surface noise on first track of sides 3 and 4. Picked up a replacement a month ago. Non- fill in random spots throughout 2nd LP. Forget it.

  • Could someone answer please why is a copy of this legendary album so hard to find or stream? Yes plenty of expensive and used cds and vinyl. Rights issue? Thank You!

  • This is a joke, right ?...captain beefheart & the magic band on this label ?there´s absolutely no decency left in the world.i would have been less surprised if it was a phil collins big hits on this label.

  • What, Third Man records/the resurrected Bizarre Records (yes I know it was originally on Straight)?! Such a travesty /s

  • Cool post. Well thought out and very helpful. Nine & Ten

  • One of the greatest, most iconic, inspirational, innovate, and beautifully bizarre albums of all time. What more can be said that hasn't already been described in the 50 years since release?

  • This a great sounding reissue, just like the splatter version.It has a clear and full soundstage with fantastic separation and resolution for the recordings that allow it. Drums sound rich and enjoyable, strings are layered and intense while vocals are present and near in the room, for all instruments especially when the reverb is in full effect.Dynamically its also quite good and although theres no hard hitting bass exactly, I dont think these tracks are supposed to have it and the EQ is better fitted to serve the midrange. The low end is still heard and appreciable though.The vinyl too is very quiet for the most part with just a few ticks here and there on my copy which might just be static. I thought mine had non fill at first with a repetetive zipping noise but it also just turned out to be static, so I dont know of how many had those complaints were actually correct.Equipment Used:Rega RP1 with Paratrace tipped Nagaoka MP-200Cyrus 2 AmplifierSystem Fidelity SF-3050 Tower SpeakersCustom made HQ Speaker Cables

  • Repress of RSD 2019 on sale now... submit / comment appropriate ...

  • My brand new copy bought off this site arrived fast in great condition...has a fuckin skip in it!! pissed.

  • fourhoarder My brand new copy bought off this site arrived fast in great condition...has a fuckin skip in it!! pissed. Are you sure its not your gear? And you can fix skips you know.

  • What can I say about this album that hasn't already been said? It's fucking crap... 5 out of 5.

  • This IS Bob Ludwig's 2013 CD-remaster. RSD edition also !Just to made it clear : THIS IS DIGITAL TRANSFER used to press VINYL !How about it ? What is the point in doing so ?OK, they found original cover ( and not a scan of a scan of a... ), but that's all there is.Have a good time & make somebody richer in process.

  • drgn238 This IS Bob Ludwig's 2013 CD-remaster. RSD edition also !Just to made it clear : THIS IS DIGITAL TRANSFER used to press VINYL !How about it ? What is the point in doing so ?OK, they found original cover ( and not a scan of a scan of a... ), but that's all there is.Have a good time & make somebody richer in process. The tapes do not exist in working condition anymore, what do you want? For it to be sourced from your old cassette or something? Get out dude.

  • I don't care. Have you heard it? It sounds great

  • From Third Man Records website:https://thirdmanstore.com/trout-mask-replica"Trout Mask Replica is a touchstone in the history of recorded music. The mix of dada absurdist blues and previously unexplored experimental avenues has long been praised as one of the greatest albums of all time. As so eloquently put by John Peel, “If there has been anything in the history of popular music which could be described as a work of art in a way that people who are involved in other areas of art would understand, then Trout Mask Replica is probably that work.”In full partnership with the Zappa Family Trust and to celebrate the relaunch of the seminal Bizarre label imprint, Third Man Records is proud to announce Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band’s Trout Mask Replica.Out of print on vinyl for nearly ten years, this remaster was helmed by industry legend Bob Ludwig and cut by the estimable Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering. Utilizing crystalline-quality safety masters kept in the Zappa family vault for decades by the trustworthy Joe Travers, the audio here is positively glorious. Every last skronk breathes full life into the room. Every twisted guitar figure uncurls onto paths previously unpaved. Every last bark and howl shines resolute through the vast emptiness of your mind.Previous countless Trout Mask Replica repressings used scans of scans of scans of the cover image, but for the Third Man pressing the original Cal Schenkel cover photo has been tracked down and reproduced here at its clearest — its resolution from the original release in 1969. If you’ve only ever seen a jpg online or fuzzy, smeared-looking CD issues from the 90’s, be prepared to be wowed by the fully engaging spectrum this iconic image casts. This 2xLP is pressed on heavyweight 180-gram black vinyl for that full-on frenetic feeling."

  • For a Scorpio reissue pressed at Rainbo, my copy doesn't sound bad at all, though I'm not sure I would say it beats my CD version on Reprise. It is a bit easier to listen to due to the break between each side. According to Rhino, it was cut from a "24 bit archive of the EQ master". I've tried to contact the cutting engineer for more info but never got a response. At any rate, I bought it when prices were low, and this is far from the worst Scorpio release I've had, so not much to complain about. At some point I'd like to get the Zappa CD version and compare to the two versions I have.

  • This is on TMR's website as we speak. Just ordered one.

  • Announced for Jun. 21 (at least) on amazon.de as 2-LP, 180g, from Third Man / Indigo

  • Sold out everywhere online. Do Third Man do a repress of releases like this?

  • Looks like it's sold out on Third Man's site now.

  • Possibly taken from Bob Ludwig 2013 CD-remaster. Don' t believe the hype.

  • 'Possibly taken from Bob Ludwig 2013 CD-remaster.'Yes the same remaster- what's wrong with that? But what are you actually saying? Mastered from CD quality files? I doubt it.

  • Believe the hype, the Bob Ludwig mastered used for this sounds excellent

  • Edit* I do see that they used the same high res files the CD used. Those were from safety tapes. It's not possible for an all analog release considering the original tapes are quite damaged, this is true.

  • Real Down To Earth, Soothing, Calming, and Holy Album <3

  • They are listing this as coming out in a regular release starting next week.

  • This sounds incredible and I'm so glad to have added this to my collection.

  • Mine has what appears to be a really bad pressing defect on the second disc, the first track of sides 3 and 4 have have horrible distortion. Everything else sounds great.Edit: It's a non-fill issue. I would've returned it but I lost my receipt.

  • If its buzzing lile a zipper openkng up then thats non fill. You just described static before and that could be many things. If its too disturbing you can return the item, should be more copies available.

  • I mean the only other thing it sounds like is some kind of digital decode error but if that were the case everyone else would have the same issue.

  • my dude it sounds like someone is ripping a piece of paper and buzzing on the left channel. it's not normal surface noise. it's only visible on that record on the first tracks of side 3 and 4 - not on the the first disc or any other of mine that I've looked at closely.

  • Nicos.RM leonthepro Nicos.RM leonthepro Nicos.RM thorens td125 with rabco sl8e and smmc1 cart. i think it's non-fill - that kind of radio static sounding distortion Thats not at all what non fill sounds like. cool well it sounds like hot butt sooo Dunno, surface noise? Its not non fill anyway. After looking at the disc closer it's *definitely* non fill I can see the "string of pearls". You can see that on any album, its not a good way of identifying non fill. Just look at other records in your collection, many will have it and not have any sound problems, this one just happens to be noisy for you.

  • leonthepro Nicos.RM leonthepro Nicos.RM thorens td125 with rabco sl8e and smmc1 cart. i think it's non-fill - that kind of radio static sounding distortion Thats not at all what non fill sounds like. cool well it sounds like hot butt sooo Dunno, surface noise? Its not non fill anyway. After looking at the disc closer it's *definitely* non fill I can see the "string of pearls".

  • Nicos.RM leonthepro Nicos.RM thorens td125 with rabco sl8e and smmc1 cart. i think it's non-fill - that kind of radio static sounding distortion Thats not at all what non fill sounds like. cool well it sounds like hot butt sooo Dunno, surface noise? Its not non fill anyway.

  • leonthepro Nicos.RM thorens td125 with rabco sl8e and smmc1 cart. i think it's non-fill - that kind of radio static sounding distortion Thats not at all what non fill sounds like. cool well it sounds like hot butt sooo

  • Nicos.RM thorens td125 with rabco sl8e and smmc1 cart. i think it's non-fill - that kind of radio static sounding distortion Thats not at all what non fill sounds like.

  • thorens td125 with rabco sl8e and smmc1 cart. i think it's non-fill - that kind of radio static sounding distortion

  • Nicos.RM Mine has what appears to be a really bad pressing defect on the second disc, the first track of sides 3 and 4 have have horrible distortion. Everything else sounds great. Post equipment, table and cart?

  • Yeah, this is definitely worth your money. This pressing is dead silent and gives everything on this crazy album a perfect stage to be appreciated.

  • What in the heck is going on with the matrix runouts and the two separate submissions? Also, do not pay 50 bucks for this. That's absurd. There are going to be so many of these. Note that the quantity pressed was never noted. I do keep note of gougers and if it is at all justified. In this case, absolutely not.

  • Not if this is worth more as a limited release.

  • That's 20 dollars over face value for a product that is mass produced and soon to be widely available.

  • jon.torrez.3 What in the heck is going on with the matrix runouts and the two separate submissions? Also, do not pay 50 bucks for this. That's absurd. There are going to be so many of these. Note that the quantity pressed was never noted. I do keep note of gougers and if it is at all justified. In this case, absolutely not. its fixed. 50 isnt that absurd. 100 is though.

  • Hey does anyone know how many of these were made?

  • I'm not entirely sure as they never released the numbers, but I do know it's a "RSD first" release, which means this version will get a more widespread release in the future (probably why no numbers were released - basically an open edition). All that said, it sounds phenomenal and hopefully when it gets a wider release it'll be cheap enough to encourage a ton of people to give this record a listen!

  • Remember this is an RSD FIRST release, meaning this will be widely available soon.

  • I sure hope so. Getting tired of this limited edition baloney.

  • Super happy with this, lovely quality vinyl and packaging. I've been waiting a long time to get my hands on this at a reasonable price and was very pleased to hear about this pressing. Sounds great, looks great. The gatefold sleeves are a bit tight to get the inners in and out of, but this is an issue with a lot of my gatefolds. Would recommend without hesitation.

  • How can you tell the difference between the two 2019 RSD pressings with a sealed copy?

  • How can you tell the difference between the two 2019 RSD pressings with a sealed copy?

  • Yeah I don't think there are. The runouts that are missing from this one are very hard to see, so i'm guessing the submitter just didn't see them. Unless someone is 100% certain they have a copy without the extra runouts. they're easy to miss.

  • BK-Records How can you tell the difference between the two 2019 RSD pressings with a sealed copy? Looks like you cant, but Im not convinced there actually are 2 different ones.

  • Was nervous before I opened up mine that it would have these runouts. But Im thinking this is just the same as the other RSD release but he forgot to add the rest of the runouts.

  • The records are both flat as a pancake and really quiet. Everything in this package is very high quality, (minus the little bit of poetry inserted by Jack White), if you're a fan of this album then I highly recommend buying this.

  • Hi, I'm looking for the sleeve of the first LP UK edition of the album STS 1053, 2 STS 1053. If someone has it send me an email : [email protected] Thanks

  • Hi, well i need the sleeve ;) Do you sell it and send it to France ?

  • I have that. What do you need?0886543 5688 75

  • This title is (September 2018) available for USD 14,- at the official Captain Beefheart Store, just as Bat Chain Puller (on Zappa records)

  • Sitting this one out for a few years and I'm sure a black vinyl edition with the same CB cut will come out.TMR and Jack White can jog on. Still pretty disgusted the way the Zappa Family Trust continues to make this album almost impossible to buy new (either vinyl or CD/download)

  • OliGreenaway There is a black version of the album being released for Record Store Day 2019. I just got mine home, happy that its the one with the same matrix as this, dont want the other one without the Chris Bellman initials. "Only" 35$ in store, but at least its a lot better than the 100$ price tags for this as well as the black one, people already jacking the prices on Discogs on the day of release.

  • There is a black version of the album being released for Record Store Day 2019.

  • For such an influential album you'd think they'd make it more readily available but nope. I really hope a mass produced pressing comes out soon.

  • TMR reissues TMRI'll be here all week, ladies and gentlemen

  • I wonder if this is an official and legit release. Any opinions?

  • Thanks for your input. It doesn’t sound too bad, but I suspect it to be sourced from CD.

  • Scorpio has some sort of weird deal with Rhino/Warner. They are legit, but don't expect audiophile quality.

  • i bet this will not compare to the new version Third Man records put outvery nice mastering from original tapes, the cover hs been scanned from the very first original photograph

  • Drums: Drumbo (John French) not posted in the above listing

  • What I appreciate most about this release is how TMR pressed the vinyl dead silent with no surface noise or any obstructing background noise at all. This is useful on vocal tracks like 'The Dust Blows Forward 'N The Dust Blows Back' and the beginning of 'Orange Claw Hammer.' This also allows for the very fine and sometimes minimal details in the music to shine through and create a fantastic swirl of sound that really takes you on a trip. I would say Vilet's voice is the most prominently featured on the tracks which is very stinging and dynamic. The drums actually sound pretty good throughout the record too. Not overwhelmingly punchy but very lifelike nonetheless. The hi-hat really rattles and the cymbal crashes sizzle brilliantly. The music can get complicated at times which can hinder the clarity (only noticed this very minimally) but that's just due to the erratic mess of sounds the band contributes to the recordings. I also noticed that the mastering focuses on certain instruments more than others on some tracks. For example, on 'Moonlight on Vermont' the guitar is more up front and the rest of the music is more distant. This is how I believe it's supposed to sound, though it can obstruct some of the clarity of the finer details. But overall, the sound is full and bold and doesn't suffer from any unnatural compression. The music is definitely given room to breath and sounds more spacious than the digital tracks I have. I've never heard this on vinyl before but this definitely sounds good. I wouldn't say this lacks low end (the bass can sound quite nice at times) but the musical focal point definitely lies in the midrange, again I believe this to be true to the original recording, not due to the remaster. I like that the remaster stays true to the original recording without adding modern remastering techniques like beefing up the low end. The remaster, imo, enhances the intricate and complex details of the music which makes for a more engaging listening experience. I feel Chris Bellman did this right. Only small complaint is the tiny bit of warpage on the discs. I mean they did stuff a 7", multi-page booklet and several other inserts into a very compact gatefold sleeve. I feel the warpage will lessen over time if stored correctly (I've experienced this with other discs in the past) so I'm not too bummed. Super stoked to have this amazing package of one of the weirdest albums ever recorded. A solid remaster with a fantastically lively sound. Recommended to all Beefheart fans.

  • Sunset Sound, maybe? Have to refer to LP and Drumbo's book (Gary Marker played bass on those tracks too, not Rockette Morton).

  • A great summary of an amazing package. Never heard the record sound so great. The guitar lines are easily identifiable; snaking and slithering around each other like demented electric eels...I think the low end sounds a bit beefier (pun unintended) but not artificially so--like you said it's still very much in tune with the original release. I too am super stoked to own this amazing package. Fully sealed off of E-Bay for 80 quid. And there are folks selling it for £100+ unsealed with bits missing. This release made me love the record even more and I didn't think that would be possible!

  • No, Beefheart did, and only on one track. Which one escapes me at the moment I'll have to read the track notes in Through The Eyes Of Magic.

  • Nope. According to Frank, it was done to Beefheart's instructions. From “The Real Frank Zappa Book” :“Don demanded that the cymbals have pieces of corrugated cardboard mounted on them (like mutes), and that circular pieces of cardboard be laid over the drum heads, so Drumbo [ John French ] wound up flogging stuff that went "thump! boomph! doof!"”

  • Zappa made Drumbo cover his from heads with cardboard. So the drum sound on TMR is peculiar to itself.

  • “Moonlight On Vermont” and “Veteran's Day Poppy” (I believe) were recorded at an earlier studio session than the majority of the other Trout Mask tracks. That explains the different sound found on those tracks.

  • So I only got the vinyl, the tote bag, and the patch is that normal?? Does the other stuff ship separate?

  • The 7" and other stuff should be inside the record sleeve.

  • Agreed - the whole thing is wonderfully packaged with the exception of the excuciatingly bad poem by Jack White. Quite why he felt the need to include this piece of schoolboy nonsense we may never know. I assume that his ego got the better of him. "to dust he has returned back" and "the tape rewinds back" are inexcusable tautologies. That said, if that's the price we had to pay to get this set, I'm happy to have paid it.

  • Not just TMR lyrics but the lyrics from many of his albums. I liked the eulogy. It felt sincere.

  • I know this. And I know his intentions were good but I just think it's really poor high school poetry and a real conceit to shove his poor quality art into such a stunning piece of someone else's art.

  • Bobby, it’s a play on words all based around the Captains lyrics as an ode from one of his admirers, who has very often publicly cited Don as an inspiration. Jacks epitaph is an amazing send off to acknowledge a legend.

  • Personally I disagree, the poem was perfectly fine and fitting as a eulogy. You have to a appreciate his style of writing which is shamelessly full of references to this album's lyrics which I can understand some might find grating. In any case I agree the set as a whole is magnificent

  • TMR went to a lot of trouble getting this out there. Dealing with ZFT, putting the whole package together - TMR on TMR is an ambitious release and they nailed it. The packaging is wonderful - all the grab bag goodies you could want or hope for. Mine weren't warped as it seems other buyers' were, but they needed a good cleaning before they were playable. I think that's a good rule of thumb for Third Man releases - wet clean them first.I have heard better releases of this set. I've owned maybe 25 different releases of this record over the years as well as CD copies. This one's good though - I'll take it.I also tend to shy away from multicolored vinyl because there is inherent noise due to the different colors molding and cooling at different rates. This one is better than most, but not entirely noiseless. Overall this is my favorite "Package" from Third Man so far. That's both in scope and execution. And it is what this record deserves. They generally do a good job of packaging/hype as well as engineering, and some of their releases are instant classics. But this one stands above.I'm very, very glad Jack did this. And I'm happy to own it.I'm giving it a 4 out of 5.

  • RyansGoldenRecords leonthepro Well the matrixes are put up and seem to indicate it at least. Certainly pressed by TMR and just *plated* by Pallas. Proof - Third Man Pressing Instagram has pre-release posts showing the finished product, and stating that it indeed was pressed in Detroit. Thats quite convincing then ;^)

  • leonthepro Well the matrixes are put up and seem to indicate it at least. Certainly pressed by TMR and just *plated* by Pallas. Proof - Third Man Pressing Instagram has pre-release posts showing the finished product, and stating that it indeed was pressed in Detroit.

  • Well the matrixes are put up and seem to indicate it at least.

  • I don't know - I already boarded and bagged it and put it up. The more often I take an LP in and out of its ziplock bag, the more damage it risks.

  • PBRStreetGang Hey man - To me the first German pressing - SMS 2222/3 - from 1969 is the best. This is infinitely arguable, but that's my opinion. It was on heavy 1960s vinyl, and maybe more care or expertise came into play. Rating releases is a dog's breakfast - it's difficult to determine why or how a certain release sounds better than another. This new one is real real good though. I think I still have a copy of SMS 2222/3 and I have it listed for sale, but I can't find it so I think it sold on eBay. Cheers - Alex I would have thought this would be best by far since CB (Chris Bellman) did the mastering. Also is this pressed at Pallas or TMR? It looks like Pallas so the vinyl should be of high quality.

  • To me the first German pressing - SMS 2222/3 - from 1969 is the best. This is infinitely arguable, but that's my opinion. It was on heavy 1960s vinyl, and maybe more care or expertise came into play. Rating releases is a dog's breakfast - it's difficult to determine why or how a certain release sounds better than another. This new one is real real good though. I think I still have a copy of SMS 2222/3 and I have it listed for sale, but I can't find it so I think it sold on eBay. Cheers - Alex

  • Of all the releases you've heard, which would you say sounds the best? I know that this isn't exactly an audiophile recording, but do you have a preference?

  • My copy (both discs) are extremely warped. Was able to get a replacement thankfully. Anyone else have this issue?

  • My A/B was significantly warped and C had some rather loud defect starting around Pena.

  • I've gotten a few seriously warped records from Third Man (Trout was fine) and they have by far been the most friendly and easy to deal with getting them replaced.

  • Mine is unplayable! Both discs, hopefully Third Man will send me a replacement.

  • Got my replacement today. Happy to report that both discs are a huge improvement!

  • maybe it's your mind that's been warped by his genius maaaaaaan

  • Anyone adding that new TMR pressing? Please and thank you

  • It's been awfully quiet since the Third Man reissue announcement. Any Vault members got their copies?

  • I can't really blame anybody for not getting excited about a paper fish mask, a tote bag, or speckled shiny vinyl. I think it will be news when there is an actual RE-MIXING of this album, which should be overseen by none other than DRUMBO. you can't beat those fancy STRAIGHT inner sleeves, or the fold-out lyric sheet with drawings by Mascara Snake and Don, that you get with the older version. it was already a masterpiece of an album in every way. all the extra bells and whistles make me sick.

  • It is a good day. Got mine today 06-20-18.

  • Received mine today! It's outstanding - the vinyl itself looks incredible and all the extras make it even better!

  • Just got my tracking number today. Scheduled to arrive tomorrow! Going to check back to see if anyone has added the release by the time I get my hands on it, if not then I guess I have some work to do.

  • I always thought this "Blue Bizarre" edition was a pressing error when I bought it back in 1992 because every copy that I'd ever come across had the pink Straight labels or just the tan Reprise ones. A legendary recording for sure that influence a ton of future alternative rockers, and even the Captain himself.

  • very good sound, cover is not blurry, for those who can't afford a US first press, this one is quite good - paid mine here 19€ media nm cover vg+

  • it's a big shame that such an important and great masterpiece does not remastered propperly untill today.by the versions list it's remastered only in 2013 under the "straight" label (zappa/cohen). it's also shame that it's impossible to get this version today.that's the prob with all those albums that are not treated and release as a hole package-one by one as it should be.if you take one album and remaster it and release it as a "limited edition" as it happens in manyalbums-then,in a few years you cant get it any more and if you can-it's big expence. i have waited many years for captain beef to be remast. recently i bouth the new remasters of 2015(spotlight kid,clear spot,lick my decals) the albums shiny beast and doc at the radar mastered in 2006. it's important to know that the captain had a two different bands in those day's-one isc.b.and the magic band and the other is c.b. and his magic band. the last one is the one that we talk about-doe's not treat well until today-hopefuly that'll change!!

  • Trout Mask Replica is finally being given a proper vinyl reissue by Jack White's Third Man Records. Even though it's a TMR Vault club exclusive, I'm pretty confident they will mass-produce a retail black vinyl reissue afterwards considering that they got the rights to release it anyway. Apparently, Chris Bellman is cutting the lacquers... given the Zappa estate's active reliance on Bernie Grundman Mastering for audiophile masters, I'm pretty sure it should be derived from a hi res copy of the 2013 remaster - so my expectations are very very high.[Comment edited to remove what I incorrectly thought was the release date - it was actually the Vault signup deadline.]

  • the pictures shows a comparison between the UK and German pressing... never try to compare the UK and U.S.A. pressing^^

  • If anyone happens to have a decent jacket for this release, please message me!

  • mine came in scratches. a real shame for such a good album

  • So is this not 180 gram? Sometimes these entries aren't all equally detailed.

  • My copy on translucent red that matches the info here is NOT 180g. Not like it's going to matter anyway, especially with a Scorpio reissue pressed at Rainbo.

  • My copy has a defect: It's missing tracks 20 through 28 on the CD though all the packaging suggests it contains the complete album.

  • My copy seems to match this one most closely, but my matrix is slightly different:2MS-1-2027 WW1 #5 SP ─◁ 1-12MS-2-2027 WW1 #2 SP 1-1 ─◁2MS-3-2027 WW1 #3 SP 1-1 ─◁2MS-4-2027 WW1 #7 SP 1-1 ─◁I would welcome any comments from someone who could tell me whether this is a variant, or another pressing, or what.

  • My copy is like like Variants 2 and 3 but with Mould SID Code IFPI 05E1.

  • great sounding 77 pressing from canada, nice stereo (or stéréo)

  • Packaging is nice, the pressing is on thick 180 gram vinyl. Some slight surface noise present in quiet parts of this album though. Overall sound of the recording sounds a little flat... Haven't heard the original, so I can't say if thats how this album sounds or not. Interested to find out if they used the original master tape for this reissue?

  • batteryt "Note: The years in storage in Warners were not kind to Trout Mask Replica. The masters suffer from oxide loss, primarily at the head of each of the four master reels. Fortunately, FZ had Dick Kunc make “safeties”. These actually sound better than the Originals and are in excellent condition but alas, incomplete. This edition of Trout Mask Replica is from the ZFT Vault protection copies, transferred at 96K 24B, except for Frownland and Hair Pie: Bake 2 which are from the original damaged master tapes transferred to direct stream digital at UMRK." That is in reference to the 2013 ZFT remaster, which to my knowledge hasn't been released on vinyl yet. These Scorpio vinyl pressings came out over a decade earlier and are allegedly derived from a lower-quality digital source - I'd think the 2013 remaster would be better, even though the tapes are in less-than-ideal shape. I'm pretty sure the Scorpios weren't made with the Zappa estate's involvement. My guess is that the forthcoming Third Man Records reissue would be the first vinyl pressing to be actually derived from the 2013 remaster.

  • "Note: The years in storage in Warners were not kind to Trout Mask Replica. The masters suffer from oxide loss, primarily at the head of each of the four master reels. Fortunately, FZ had Dick Kunc make “safeties”. These actually sound better than the Originals and are in excellent condition but alas, incomplete. This edition of Trout Mask Replica is from the ZFT Vault protection copies, transferred at 96K 24B, except for Frownland and Hair Pie: Bake 2 which are from the original damaged master tapes transferred to direct stream digital at UMRK."

  • My copy's matrix reads M1-S4 instead of M411. The barcode and everything else is the same. When did this version come out?

  • Great album. Gets better every listen. Sounds even better on a nice stereo, 10/10

  • There is a website that sells this reissue (as well as Bat Chain Puller) for $20 called http://barfkoswill.shop.musictoday.com/

  • Frank Zappa found the true meaning of 'freak out' when he booked studio time to record this album. The band came in fully prepared for the backing tracks and laid 'em down in just about one take each. Rigourously practised (drilled might be a better word) for months on end the musicians had the material absolutely DOWN.Zappa's face must have been picture... his jaw purportedly dropped to the floor as they rattled off the tracks, pitch perfect, in just a few hours. Much as I like Zappa - he never made anything that comes within a million light years of TMR. It's completely off the map for a lot of people - but its reputation will continue to grow, no doubt about that, as one of the greatest 20th century works of art.

  • Nothing to add ! Simply the best album ever. Fascinating & jouissive, indefatigable and unclassifiable. So raw, so rich, so weird, so complex : definitively out of time !!

  • this listing applies most closely to my copy, however, mine differs in these ways:matrix etchings are 2MS-1-2027 JWS1 #1 / 2MS-2-2027 JWS1 #1 / 2MS-3-2027 JWS1 #1 / 2MS-4-2027 JWS1 #1; inner sleeves are perforated send-aways for the 'limo' compilation rather than the 'supergroup' one; and labels are the tan reprise steamboat type with the orange :r box. as the 'limo' comp was released in '77 i'm assuming this is an even later issue utilizing the original straight label jacket. no barcode, no year on spine, no lyric sheet, albums are sides i/ii & iii/iv.

  • A milestone LP which has probably stimulated more debate amongst my friends over the years than any other. Some hate it with a passion, some love it with equal passion. Let's put it like this ... you will never ever forget what it sounds like once you've heard it! Crazy poems, even crazier music; the brain child of Don van Vliet, pouring forth his mind undiluted and straight through his harangued musicians and producer Frank Zappa. The bizarre thing is it sounds and has been previously argued that none of the band could play their instruments. I have seen The Magic Band and let me tell you - these guys can play! Note for note! Amazing musicians all... If you love formulaic blues re-re-hashed a zillion times over AVOID... If you are prepared to OPEN up your mind, this little fella will blow it clean out of your cranium and when it finally returns home nothing will ever be the same again.

  • Trout Mask Replica is Captain Beefheart's masterpiece, a fascinating, stunningly imaginative work that still sounds like little else in the rock & roll canon. Given total creative control by producer and friend Frank Zappa, Beefheart and his Magic Band rehearsed the material for this 28-song double album for over a year, wedding minimalistic R&B, blues, and garage rock to free jazz and avant-garde experimentalism. Atonal, sometimes singsong melodies; jagged, intricately constructed dual-guitar parts; stuttering, complicated rhythmic interaction — all of these elements float out seemingly at random, often without completely interlocking, while Beefheart groans his surrealist poetry in a throaty Howlin' Wolf growl. The disjointedness is perhaps partly unintentional — reportedly, Beefheart's refusal to wear headphones while recording his vocals caused him to sing in time with studio reverberations, not the actual backing tracks — but by all accounts, the music and arrangements were carefully scripted and notated by the Captain, which makes the results even more remarkable. As one might expect from music so complex and, to many ears, inaccessible, the influence of Trout Mask Replica was felt more in spirit than in direct copycatting, as a catalyst rather than a literal musical starting point. However, its inspiring reimagining of what was possible in a rock context laid the groundwork for countless future experiments in rock surrealism, especially during the punk/new wave era. -Allmusic Just mindblowing...Sometimes I hate it most times I love it..I can never stop listening to it! -Reptiled

  • "...but by all accounts, the music and arrangements were carefully scripted and notated by the Captain, which makes the results even more remarkable."I can't agree with that part of your cut n' paste review from Allmusic.John French, especially, and the members of the band were the glue which held Don's often impractical concepts together - along with Laurie Stone's typing!Utterings, such as "Play it like a strawberry, man", need some kind of interpretation...But I agree with the remaining spirit of the article & your comment.

  • Originally released as a double album, it was always going to be viewed as an avant-garde rock, blues and jazz oddball milestone. Over thirty-five years on, debate continues as to the roles of importance between Frank Zappa's production and Beefheart or even whether the band could play at all. The band were reputedly 'imprisoned' in a shack by Beefheart and fed on beans for weeks before they recorded the entire 28 track opus in a mere eight and a half hours. Needs to be listened to as a whole. As much a classic for the cover and the 'catchphrase', "A squid eating dough, in a polyethylene bag is fast and bulbus, got me?” No argument, all-time ‘Far Out’ album ever.