Over-Nite Sensation turns 50 years old. An absolute classic. For some a gateway to Zappa, a place to start along with the following 1974 release Apostrophe(‘). It was also the first album by Zappa to be released in Quadraphonic surround sound. The album signaled a change in musical direction for The Mothers, with Frank handling the bulk of the lead vocals and being the only guitar player. It was a new band, a new sound and eventually the album went gold. Over the years, almost every song on Over-Nite Sensation would go on to become live staples and fan favorites. 50 years on, the album is still one of the highlights of the Zappa catalog and a consistent seller.
The 2LP 180-gram black audiophile vinyl reissue features the album cut at 45 rpm for the first time ever from the original analog tape by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering in 2023 and a bonus 24” x 12” poster of the complete cover art.
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