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Hear Frank Zappa Play "I Ain't Got No Heart" at His Final US Show

Frank Zappa performs live in Rotterdam, the Netherlands in 1988
(Image credit: Frans Schellekens/Redferns/Getty Images)

Today, it was announced that the 48-track recordings of the Frank Zappa ensemble's March 25, 1988 concert at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY – Zappa's final performance in the United States – will be released as a new live album, Zappa ’88: The Last U.S. Show.

With the announcement came a preview of the album, a recording of the Zappa ensemble's performance of the 1966 Zappa classic, "I Ain't Got No Heart."

You can check the recording out below.

Set for a June 18 release via Zappa Records/UMC, Zappa ’88: The Last U.S. Show was produced by Ahmet Zappa and Zappa archivist Joe Travers. 

The first posthumous archival release from the ‘88 touring band, the album features 29 unreleased performances, including two much-talked about covers – Zappa's offbeat versions of The Allman Brothers Band's "Whipping Post" and Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" – from other shows, the former from a March 16, 1988 show in Providence, Rhode Island and the latter from a March 23, 1988 show in Towson, Maryland.

The album will be available digitally, or on 2 CD, 4LP 180-gram vinyl – itself available on both black vinyl or limited edition 180g purple vinyl – exclusively via the official Frank Zappa online store or uDiscover.

You can check out its cover art and track list below, and preorder the album here (opens in new tab).

The cover of 'Zappa '88: The Last US Show'

(Image credit: Zappa Records/UMC)

Frank Zappa: Zappa ’88: The Last U.S. Show

2CD/Digital
Disc 1

1. “We Are Doing Voter Registration Here”
2. The Black Page (New Age Version)
3. I Ain’t Got No Heart
4. Love Of My Life
5. Inca Roads
6. Sharleena
7. Who Needs The Peace Corps?
8. I Left My Heart In San Francisco
9. Dickie’s Such An Asshole
10. When The Lie’s So Big
11. Jesus Thinks You’re A Jerk
12. Sofa #1
13. One Man, One Vote
14. Happy Birthday, Chad!
15. Packard Goose Pt. 1
16. Royal March From “L’Histoire Du Soldat”
17. Theme From The Bartok Piano Concerto #3
18. Packard Goose Pt. II
19. The Torture Never Stops Pt. I
20. Theme From “Bonanza”

Disc 2

1. Lonesome Cowboy Burt
2. The Torture Never Stops Pt. II
3. City Of Tiny Lites
4. Pound For A Brown
5. The Beatles Medley
6. Peaches En Regalia
7. Stairway To Heaven
8. I Am The Walrus
9. Whipping Post
10. Bolero
11. America The Beautiful

4LP Vinyl

LP1

Side 1

1. “We Are Doing Voter Registration Here”
2. The Black Page (New Age Version)
3. I Ain’t Got No Heart
4. Love Of My Life

Side 2

1. Inca Roads
2. Sharleena
3. Who Needs The Peace Corps?
4. I Left My Heart In San Francisco

 LP2

Side 3

1. Dickie’s Such An Asshole
2. When The Lie’s So Big
3. Jesus Thinks You’re A Jerk
4. Sofa #1
5. One Man, One Vote

Side 4

1. Happy Birthday, Chad!
2. Packard Goose Pt. I
3. Royal March From “L’Histoire Du Soldat”
4. Theme From The Bartok Piano Concerto #3
5. Packard Goose Pt. II
6. The Torture Never Stops Pt. I
7. Theme From “Bonanza”
8. Lonesome Cowboy Burt

LP3

Side 5

1. The Torture Never Stops Pt. II
2. City Of Tiny Lites
3. Pound For A Brown PT. I

Side 6

1. Pound For A Brown PT. II
2. The Beatles Medley (Lennon/McCartney)
3. Peaches En Regalia

LP4

Side 7

1. Stairway To Heaven
2. I Am The Walrus

Side 8

1. Whipping Post
2. Bolero
3. America The Beautiful

Jackson Maxwell
Associate Editor, GuitarWorld.com and GuitarPlayer.com

Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com and GuitarPlayer.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.