A new partnership between Frank Zappa's Family Trust and Universal will allow for a wide range of upcoming releases including film as well as musical releases, according to Rolling Stone. The first release will come in the form of Zappa and the Mothers of Invention's 1974 effort One Size Fits All, due out August 14 on 180-gram vinyl. Other items in the works include an orchestral performance of 200 Motels as well as releases of Joe's Garage, The Musical, the Roxy Movie and more.
Zappa's son Ahmet will be taking over daily operations of the Family Trust from Frank's widow Gail. "This is literally an opportunity of a lifetime for me," she said in a statement. "I am universally thrilled with this partnership because the fans will have unparalleled access to Frank Zappa's works. The doors to the vault are now officially wide open."
Ahmet said, "With Universal as our partner, I look forward to bringing to life Joe's Garage, The Musical, the release of The Roxy Movie, the release of the Disney Hall performance of 200 Motels under the baton of [conductor] Esa-Pekka Salonen and so many more projects of this caliber. I couldn't be more excited about the future."
Other future releases include a Zappa documentary, which will be directed by Alex Winter, due out in 2017.