More good news for Frank Zappa fans. On top of the reissuing of Zappa’s final work Dance Me This earlier this year, an agreement between the Zappa Family Trust and Universal Music Enterprises has been struck which will allow for a number of new and archived releases, both musical and theatric. As Rolling Stone details, “The new partnership spans Zappa’s creative canon and includes a long-term, global licensing agreement for the artist’s entire recorded catalog, as well as a rights-management agreement that covers everything else.”

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The daily operations of the estate have been transferred from Zappa’s widow Gail to son Ahmet. He says in a statement: “The fans of Frank Zappa will have more music and more access – when they want it and how they want it.” That access will begin with a 40th anniversary, remastered edition of Zappa and the Mothers of Invention’s 1974 album One Size Fits All. Release is set for August 14 and will be available on 180-gram vinyl.

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Other scheduled releases include Joe’s GarageThe MusicalRoxy Movie, as well as an orchestral performance of 200 Motels featuring the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Be on the lookout for a release later this year, as the family is eager to showcase the work of the family patriarch.

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