Zappa Plays Zappa October 31, 2006 – Theatre at MSG – Lossless Download

October 30, 2007

Tonight Zappa Plays Zappa performs at the Beacon Theatre, in a continued celebration of the music of Frank–whose annual Halloween NYC shows were legend. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to attend this evening’s performance. However, last year I was lucky to see the show at The Theatre at Madison Square Garden. The band was led in the capable hands of Dweezil, and last year’s show featured members of Frank’s band, including the amazing Steve Vai, Terry Bozzio, and Napoleon Murphy Brock.

In anticipation of tonight, nyctaper presents a Halloween present to our loyal readers.

I recorded this concert from the center of the front section, directly in front of the soundboard, and utilized the Neumann rig. This recording has an excellent stereo presence and rich bass notes. Enjoy!

This recording is no longer available at nyctaper. If you search the web, you’ll likely find a copy.

Zappa Plays Zappa
The Theatre at Madison Square Garden
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Recorded from Front of Board – Dead Center
Section 100, Row R, Seat 12

Neumann KM-150’s (AK-50 Hypercardiod Capsules) > Apogee Minime >
digital coaxial > M-Audio Microtrack > flac

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper

[Total Time 2:51:44]
01 Andy
02 Call Any Vegetable
03 Tell Me You Love Me
04 Who Are The Brain Police?
05 Can’t Afford No Shoes
06 Pygmy Twylyght
07 Idiot Bastard Son
08 Cheepnis
09 I Am The Slime / Pound for a Brown
10 Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow / St. Alphonzo’s Pancake Breakfast
11 Inca Roads
12 I’m So Cute
13 Trying to Grow a Chin
14 Advance Romance
15 Punky’s Whips
16 Black Page 1
17 Black Page 2
18 Peaches En Regalia
19 Montana
20 Village of the Sun// > //Echinda’s Arf
21 Zombie Woof
22 Black Napkins
23 The Torture Never Stops
24 Quick Orange County Lumber Truck
25 More Trouble Every Day
26 Regyptian Strut

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12 Responses to Zappa Plays Zappa October 31, 2006 – Theatre at MSG – Lossless Download

  1. October 31, 2007 at 12:13 pm

    Oh wow, thanks for this! I am supporting the band by seeing them twice on the last tour and actually again this Friday, and hopefully they’ll have the DVD for sale at the show this Friday. I have not heard this Halloween show and can’t wait to hear one of your excellent recordings of it! What a treat!

    PS, did you see them on Conan O’Brian last night? Also note that their appearance on the Rockline radio show, which included much live performance, is available streaming at

    Thanks again for posting this!

  2. October 31, 2007 at 12:22 pm

    The Rockline radio show is available for download as flac on a dimeadozen:

  3. scott yobp
    October 31, 2007 at 10:07 pm

    hell yeah thanks dan youda man

  4. theoldman
    November 1, 2007 at 9:08 am

    wow, thanks a lot! of the few ZPZ shows i have downloaded this one is by far the best quality recording. thanks again!

  5. Joel
    November 12, 2007 at 11:02 pm

    Thanks so much! These guys are coming to Japan in January – I think it’s like $100 bucks but I’m considering it… don’t get this kind of opportunity often.

  6. November 12, 2007 at 11:29 pm

    Hey Joel, I hope your download of this recording convinced you to spend the money to see this act–they are totally worth it.

  7. Donald
    November 13, 2007 at 2:00 pm

    Hi, downloaded your recording and listened to it while driving from Lille to Paris (in France). Thank you very much I enjoyed it a lot. The drive took about 2,5 hour so the fitted very well with the show. But what a pity you missed Village of the Sun. One of my favourite songs and I remember from the show they did a great job on it. I will search for another version.

  8. Todd Gerr
    May 23, 2010 at 7:05 am

    Hmmm … I must’ve missed this, they’re all returning 404s :-(

  9. Biser
    April 5, 2011 at 3:10 am

    Please, re upload some where again. i wona to listen this very much!

  10. August 7, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    I saw a couple ZPZ shows when napolean/terry/steve vai (and little Stevie came out and jammed w/ them during encore at one of the shows),anyways is there a way you could send me a filefactory link or re-up it on yr site by chance??

  11. penas
    August 12, 2013 at 9:37 am

    Please, we very much will enjoy it, if re-upped. Since now, many thanks. Best. P.S. Excelent Amanda Palmer, despite bad location.

  12. cwm
    January 6, 2017 at 1:29 am

    Please let me know if you have an alt link. I was at the show – early date with my future wife. Really would love this for our archives!

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