One of Frank Zappa‘s most enduring and highly celebrated albums is Over-Nite Sensation (1973), recorded with The Mothers of Invention. It was followed by other innovative and classic works that include Apostrophe (*) [1974], and later in 1976, Zoot Allures, a solo effort. Over-Nite Sensation contained seven tracks that offended the critic world with its vast array of sexual topics. Nevertheless, it would go on to achieve a milestone event in Zappa‘s career by garnering Gold status. Zappa had gained a wealth of fans.

On November 3, the Zappa estate will unleash a 4CD/BD Deluxe Edition of Over-Nite Sensation to celebrate its 50th Anniversary. It will be filled with 88 tracks of remembrance. The original album is remastered, and the other discs promise gems with outtakes, alternate track versions, unedited vault surprises, and two full shows (The Palladium, and Cobo Hall).  The Blu-ray will provide the original high resolution Quad mix, along with new 5.1 Surround mixes, a hi-res Stereo mix of the 2012 remaster, and Dolby Atmos mixes of the original album.

The 50th Anniversary of Over-Nite Sensation will be released in the above referenced 4CD/BD Box, DD, a 3LP Limited Edition Clear vinyl with 4-color splatter, adding in a large poster of the album art. There will also be a 180g-weight black vinyl 2LP set cut at 45RPM, also with a large poster included.

Over-Nite Sensation (50th Anniversary) – Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention

CD1 (Over-Nite Sensation – 50th Anniversary)
01 Camarillo Brillo
02 I’m The Slime
03 Dirty Love
04 Fifty-Fifty
05 Zomby Woof
06 Dinah-Moe Humm
07 Montana Bonus
Session Masters
08 Wonderful Wino (Complete Edit – Unreleased)
09 Inca Roads (1973 Version, 2023 Mix – Unreleased)
10 RDNZL (1973 Mix – Unreleased)
11 For The Young Sophisticate (Dolby EQ Copy)
12 I’m The Slime (Single Version)
13 Montana (Single Edit with Intro)
Bonus Vault Sensations
14 Inca Roads (Bolic Take-Home Mix – UInreleased)
15 RDNZL (Take 2 – Unreleased)
16 X-Forts (Echidna’s Arf (of You) – Unreleased)

CD2 (Bonus Vault Sensations Continued)
01 Camarillo Brillo (Alternate Mix – Unreleased)
02 Face Down (I’m The Slime – Demo – Unreleased)
03 I’m The Slime (Basic Track Outtake – Unreleased)
04 Dirty Love (Session Rehearsal – Unreleased)
05 Dirty Love (with Quad Guitar – Unreleased)
06 Fifty-Fifty – Pipe Organ Intro Improvisations  (Unreleased)
07 Fifty-Fifty (Basic Tracks, Take 7 – Unreleased)
08 Dinah-Moe Humm (Session Rehearsal – Unreleased)
09 Dinah-Moe Humm (Bolic Take-Home Mix – Unreleased)
10 Montana (Bolic Take-Home Mix – Unreleased)
Live in Hollywood, California, Hollywood Palladium – March 23, 1973 – Unreleased
11 Montana
12 Dupree’s Paradise (Intro)
13 Dupree’s Paradise

CD3 (Live in Hollywood, California, Hollywood Palladium – March 23, 1973 Continued)
01 Cosmik Debris
02 “The Dynamic Sal Marquez!”
03 Big Swifty
04 “…The Successor to Willie The Pimp”
05 The Curse Of The Zomboids (I’m The Slime)
06 Don’t You Ever Wash That Thing?
07 FZ & The Percussion Section
08 Palladium Jam – Part 1
09 Palladium Jam – Part 2

CD4 (Live in Detroit, Michigan, Cobo Hall – May 12, 1973 – Unreleased
01 Cobo Hall ’73 Band Intros and Sound Check
02 Exercise #4
03 Dog Breath
04 The Dog Breath Variations
05 Uncle Meat
06 Fifty-Fifty
07 Inca Roads
08 FZ Introduces the Don’t Eat The Yellow Snow Medley
09 Don’t Eat The Yellow Snow
10. Nanook Rubs It
11 St. Alfonzo’s Pancake Breakfast
12. Father O’Blivion
13 St. Alfonzo’s Pancake Breakfast (Reprise)
14 Join The March
15 Cosmik Debris
16 Medley: King Kong/Chunga’s Revenge/Son Of Mr. Green Genes

BD-Audio (Over-Nite Sensation Album)
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD 5.1
Dolby TrueHD 1973 Quadraphonic
192kHz/24-bit Stereo
96kHz/24-bit Stereo
01 Camarillo Brillo
02 I’m The Slime
03 Dirty Love
04 Fifty-Fifty
05 Zomby Woof
06 Dinah-Moe Humm
07 Montana (Unreleased)

By MARowe