The Zappa Trust and Ume have shared an exciting alternate version of “Magic Fingers” that is featured on the upcoming super deluxe 50th anniversary edition of Frank Zappa‘s 200 Motels.
Produced by Ahmet Zappa and Zappa Vaultmeister Joe Travers, the expansive six-disc box set is scheduled for release on December 17 in celebration of the film and soundtrack’s golden anniversary.
It gives a glimpse into some of the extraordinary unreleased and rare material unearthed from Zappa’s vault.
The 50th Anniversary Edition boasts a new remaster of the original soundtrack, demos, studio outtakes, work mixes, interviews and movie ads, along with newly discovered dialog reels, revealing an early audio edit of the surrealistic documentary film.
Also included in the collection is never-before-heard audio documentary material surrounding the project.
The previously unreleased alternate version of “Magic Fingers (Version B, Mix Outtake)” from the demo sessions recorded in August 1970 at Whitney Studios is featured on Disc 2 alongside a handful of outtakes and alternate takes.
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