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The Complete Studio Recordings from John Zorn's most popular and most controversial musical project, Naked City, with artists including Fred Frith, Bill Frisell, Mike Patton, Wayne Horvitz, Yamataka Eye, and Zorn himself.

Naked City
The Complete Studio Recordings

Naked City: The Complete Studio Recordings (Tzadik)
Label: Tzadik    
Released in: USA    

"Probably Zorn's most popular and most controversial musical project, the music of Naked City has been debated, analyzed, adored and reviled by fans, critics and academics alike, but nothing can replace the experience of hearing it in all its frightening glory. Most people know this music from the single domestic release on Nonesuch, but the major portion of their studio recordings were issued from 1989 - 1993 on the hard to find Japanese labels Avant and Toy's Factory. This long awaited set pulls together all of their recorded output - seven studio albums ( including five released only in Japan ) - on 5 CDs in beautiful new packaging, with a special 100 page scrapbook of Naked City ephemera, including photos, posters, designs, scores, musical sketches, written tributes by members of the Naked City family and pages from Zorn's original notebooks showing the development of the music that drove so many people out of their minds. Zorn's music at its most brutal and uncompromising best."-Tzadik

"I have radically remastered this music with exacting and loving attention to every last detail. Mistakes have been corrected, balances adjusted and thanks to the latest in digital technology the music is louder, clearer, more in your face and exploding with more energy than ever before. Even if you already own all of the original discs, I strongly urge you to pick this set up and experience Naked City as it always should have sounded."-John Zorn

Bonus Track: new vocal version of Grand Guignol by Mike Patton.

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Product Information:

UPC: 702397734420

Label: Tzadik
Catalog ID: TZA-CD-7344
Squidco Product Code: 4706

Format: 5 CDs
Condition: New
Released: 2005
Country: USA
Packaging: Box Set

Joey Baron-Drums

Yamataka Eye-Vocals

Bill Frisell-Guitar

Fred Frith-Bass

Wayne Horvitz-Keyboards

Mike Patton-Vocals

John Zorn-Alto Sax, Vocals

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