Zappa The Hard Way
Andrew Greenaway

Wymer Publishing
2010 August 16
ISBN 978-0-9557542-5-8 Premium edition
ISBN 978-0-9557542-4-1 Deluxe edition
256 pp, hardcover, 16 x 24 cm
English


This very fine hardcover limited edition book arrived in two editions:

  1. Premium edition: Limited edition hardback with dust jacket, in handmade presentation tray case with exclusive 1988 “Doodads” memorabilia pack.
    Individually numbered and signed by the author. 100 copies.
  2. Deluxe edition: Limited edition hardback with slipcase, individually numbered and signed by the author. 400 copies.

Wymer Publishing:

In 1988, Frank Zappa toured with a twelve-piece band that had rehearsed for months, learned a repertoire of over 100 songs and played an entirely different set each night. It is why, in Zappa's own words, it was "the best band you never heard in your life" - a reference to West Coast American audiences who never got the chance to see this particular touring ensemble due to the disharmony between Zappa's "clonemeister" Scott Thunes and nine of the other band members.

'Zappa The Hard Way' documents that last tour, which deteriorated as the tour progressed through America and on to Europe.

Andrew Greenaway:

As far as I know, when a paperback version is issued (hopefully before the end of the year: the text will be as per the hardback, but it is likely there will be fewer photos), it should be available via all of the usual online retailers worldwide. Until then, the only way to get my book (the collectors' editions) is direct from the publisher (Wymer UK) or G&S Music.

Zappa The Hard Way: A Chat With Mr. Greenaway
Review by Marco Rossi (Record Collector)
Review by Jeb Wright (Classic Rock Revisited)
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Zappateers - New book: Zappa the Hard Way
Promo video
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Premium edition:

 
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Doodads folder
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Deluxe edition

 
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Source: Javier Marcote, slime.oofytv.set

 
Zappa The Hard Way
Andrew Greenaway

Wymer Publishing
2011 November 21
ISBN 978-1-908724-00-7
222 pp, paperback, 15,5 x 23,5 cm
English


One year after the initial two luxury limited hardcover editions finally a long awaited paperback edition was issued. Added were foreword by Candy Zappa and afterword by Pauline Butcher.

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Zappateers - Zappa The Hard Way - suddenly available in paperback

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