Originally Posted by Nyarlath
Ponty released a whole bunch of great albums in the '70s. I especially recommend Enigmatic Ocean
and Imaginary Voyage
The Zappa family has been promising to release the Roxy & Elsewhere
footage for years (Frank refers to the show being filmed for TV while intro-ing "Penguin In Bondage"), but apparently the problem is that the raw footage was never edited together back in the day, and it would be a significant undertaking to do it now.
The family has mostly been focusing on easier video projects where the multi-camera editing has already been done, and on live CDs where all that's needed is a mixdown. I would think this 1973 Sweden show would qualify, since the camera edits and splicing are complete. It could be a matter of who owns the rights to it, though.
I would also like to see the complete 1974 KCET show released. Portions of it are included on the Dub Room Special
DVD, but it's interspersed with songs from the 1981 NYC show that's now been released separately as The Torture Never Stops
Frank wasn't big on releasing albums/videos of entire shows. He liked to splice things together to create composite live albums, which he viewed as a new piece of art separate from the recorded shows themselves. He would even edit together performances of the same song from different years and radically different bands.