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1968 10 23 BBC London UK 22.33 PAL LPCM (Mintypinto-unicrayon) inc In The Sky
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Post 2009-09-20 15:58   [Quote] 
This version is an upgrade to the last one, in that it's LPCM audio and 2 generations closer to the master.
Thanks to G for sending me the DVD to work with Smile

I've added the In The Sky & Apathy statement that were in the previous seed, you should just be able to download the new torrent file and pick up the extra track without d/loading the KK again Smile

Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention
BBC Studios

1968 10 23

BBC Master > VHS > DVD > Authoring

Track list:
King Kong
In The Sky
Apathy Interview

Mintypinto's notes
OK folks, so here's the story. Just over 15 years ago I had a friend doing some research work at the BBC, I gave her a short shopping list of things that I would love to see her raid the archive for and amazingly she came up trumps with a few selections.
The 23 minute session that FZ and the MOI did at the BBC in London.

Now the ridiculous bit of the story.
The video tape supplied to me was of fantastic quality, a dupe taken from the master and put on to VHS. I kept the video for years and watched it a few times, amazing playing, the band are in top form, JCB and Art Tripp keep up a tremendous rhythm with Roy Estrada and all solos from the band are great.
About 5 years ago I got a friend to digitize the tape to DVD along with a load of other stuff that I had recorded off TV, he did a pretty good job and I was so pleased with it that I threw the VHS copy away.
Of course as time has gone by, technology has got better and better to the point where I could have made a better copy on my 150 TV DVD Harddrive recorder.
Anyway, if you have a fantastic copy of this already, don't download this but share your copy with us all.
If you have a good copy of this, download this one, it may be better.
And if you have a poor copy or worse still, don't have it at all, this download is mandatory. It's brilliant.
Incidently, I noticed at 20 minutes a very quick fade in and out of sound, the band go from King Kong to another track which to the untrained ear may sound like a segue but it ain't. This implies the band played for longer then is on the tape but this is all I was supplied with. My guess is that the edit was done at the time and what ended up in the BBC archive was all that was left.
Still, we are lucky to have this much great video, fortunately the cameraman were not trying to imitate a bad acid trip by pull focusing and zooming in and out all the time as was the style of the day so what we get is a fairly well shot recording of FZ and the Mothers at the top of their game.

unicrayon's notes
Extracted the King Kong section from the DVD, added ZT branding and menu and authored the DVD without transcoding.
Extracted the In The Sky and Apathy section from the DVD and added it to the DVD without transcoding.

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Post 2009-09-20 16:05   [Quote] 
Thank you Mintypinto & unicrayon.
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Post 2009-09-20 16:09   [Quote] 
Great work unicrayon and Mintypinto Smile

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Post 2009-09-20 16:21   [Quote] 
Thank you both for the quick upgrade.
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Post 2009-09-20 16:50   [Quote] 
thanks a lot

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Post 2009-09-20 18:09   [Quote] 
Big thanks for this upgrade!
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Post 2009-09-20 20:58   [Quote] 
Good-o. Thanks Minty and Uni.

I'd love to see this and other good quality '60s Mothers video on one DVD (I'm particularly thinking of that B&W footage from French TV of them playing on a podium...I've seen this but now, come to think of it, haven't got it on any DVD - is it on the tracker on one of the compilation DVDs?)

Anyway - this is absolutely awesome on its own. Thanks again guys.
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Thank you for the upgrade!

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Thanks! I'm curious for the quality
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Thanks for the fix !!!! Smile

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