LA PHIL RECOMMENDED: This spectacular, one-night-only performance from 2013 of Zappa’s
1971 masterwork is finely etched in this recording.
On the evening of October 23, 2013, Walt Disney Concert Hall was the place to be in Los
Angeles, as Esa-Pekka Salonen conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Los Angeles
Master Chorale in a spectacular, sold-out orchestral performance of Frank Zappa's 200 Motels
This 2 CD release brings the listener back to Walt Disney Concert Hall to experience the exciting
200 Motels spectacle, complemented by photos from the evening and essays by the show and
recording's producers, Gail Zappa and Frank Filipetti, the evening's director James Darrah,
'Scoremeister' Kurt Morgan, and performers including Diva Zappa, Michael Des Barres, special
guest 'Rock' rhythm section drummer Joe Travers, and former Zappa band member Scott Thunes.
Essays by some notable members of the audience, including Steve Vai and Peter Asher, are also