Albin Michel, Paris
192 pp, paperback, 16,5 x 13,5 cm
This is one of the first (and best) books about Frank Zappa. Written by Alain Dister in collaboration with Urban Gwerder. Dister visited Zappa in Los Angeles first time in August 1966 and since then collected the material for this book. Gwerder added a "Gargantuan Appendix" – genealogy, discography, bibliography, filmography. The book (the French edition) contains many interesting and original photos. It is translated into German and Spanish, but not into English.
Translations of this book:
Wilhelm Heyne Verlag, München
192 pp, paperback, 18 x 11,5 cm
In this German edition (translated by Marion Dill) all the valuable original photos are replaced by more common publicity photos from magazine Music Joker, Hamburg.
Ediciones Jucar, Madrid
196 pp, paperback, 18 x 11 cm
The Spanish edition has other and smaller set of photos, but additional Antologia de canciones (An Anthology Of Songs) in English and Spanish on 38 pages. The book is translated, songs selected and epilogue written by Jesús Ordovás.