Frank Zappa Sheik Yerbouti on Limited Edition 180g 2LP
The Zappa Family Trust has partnered with Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) for a long-term, global licensing agreement for Frank Zappa's entire recorded catalog, as well as rights management participation across the rest of the visionary cultural icon's creative canon. The partnership spans Frank Zappa's vast music and film vault for new product releases, trademark licensing, film and theatrical production.
"This is literally an opportunity of a lifetime for me," says Gail Zappa. "I am universally thrilled with this partnership because the fans will have unparalleled access to Frank Zappa's Works - the doors to the Vault are now officially WIDE open. I'm especially grateful to announce that Ahmet, my personal Music Sherpa, worked directly with Bruce Resnikoff in creating this relationship and will be taking over the daily operations of the family business."
Following the reissue of the 40th Anniversary Edition of Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention's One Size Fits All album, the next release under the new Zappa Records/UMe agreement is a remastered 180-gram vinyl pressing of FZ's essential 1979 album Sheik Yerbouti. Zappa's first release on his own Zappa Records imprint and one of his biggest sellers worldwide, Sheik Yerbouti is home to such signature Zappa fare as the Grammy-nominated disco satire "Dancin' Fool," and controversial cuts "Jewish Princess" and "Bobby Brown Goes Down."