Dance Me This
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 21, 2015 (2015-06-21)
Recorded1993, UMRK
Genre
Length48:20
LabelZappa Records
Catalog Number: ZR 20018[1]
ProducerFrank Zappa
Frank Zappa chronology
Roxy by Proxy
(2014)
Dance Me This
(2015)
200 Motels: The Suites
(2015)

Dance Me This is a studio album by Frank Zappa, released posthumously in June 2015 by The Zappa Family Trust on Zappa Records and Zappa's 100th overall. It is the last album he completed before his death in 1993.

Overview

In the liner notes, Todd Yvega comments, "It is remarkable that Frank was able to construct such a cohesive arc, juxtaposing and superimposing such disparate materials, some of which had been in the works for years, while others were the fruit of the previous week's happenstance. Thrown into the creative mix were the incidentals (it was FZ's bent to be open to changing course and making use of whatever happens along). Earlier that year, on February 15th, 1993 - the Zappa family hosted a birthday party for Matt Groening;[2] in attendance was a trio of throat singers from Tuva in southern Siberia who were on a US concert tour. Naturally a recording session ensued, and the Tuvans' vocals ultimately became prominent on several tracks. Dweezil had set up his guitar rig in the studio, and Frank decided to take it for a spin overdubbing on the piece we were tracking that day. As far as we know, that was the last time he played guitar."

Track listing

All songs produced, composed and realized by Frank Zappa, except where noted.[3]

No.TitleLength
1."Dance Me This"2:01
2."Pachuco Gavotte"3:27
3."Wolf Harbor"8:02
4."Wolf Harbor II"6:53
5."Wolf Harbor III"6:09
6."Wolf Harbor IV"3:38
7."Wolf Harbor V"3:09
8."Goat Polo"3:04
9."Rykoniki"1:59
10."Piano"7:09
11."Calculus" (Todd Yvega, Frank Zappa)2:49

Personnel

References

  1. ^ / Official discography / Dance Me This
  2. ^ Frank Zappa - Salad Party Home Video Feb 15th 1993 (Unreleaased Footage), retrieved 2021-03-19
  3. ^ http://cocatalog.loc.gov/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?v1=2&ti=1,2&Search_Arg=PAu001959058&Search_Code=REGS&PID=3o0mT2gFJtFkUFlbfmcSvnn90Qfzg&CNT=25