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(Frank Zappa) Mothers of Invention – Absolutely Free sealed U.S. stereo LP

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A sealed stereo U.S. pressing of Absolutely Free by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention on the Verve label.

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Offered for sale is a still sealed U.S. stereo pressing of Absolutely Free by the Mothers of Invention.

About this copy: This copy of Absolutely Free is a a sealed U.S. pressing on the Verve label.  We believe it to be an original issue, but as the album is still sealed, we cannot be sure of the label variation.

The wrap is mostly intact, with tiny breaks at all four corners.  There is a 1″ tear in the wrap in the upper right hand corner at the mouth of the cover.

The shrink wrap does have a couple of factory breathe holes.

A gorgeous copy of an album that is usually found in terrible condition and first sealed copy we’ve seen in decades.

Background: Released in April, 1967, Absolutely Free was the second album by the Mothers of Invention.  The album reached #41 on the U.S. album charts.

Allmusic.com gave Absolutely Free a 4 1/2 star review:

Frank Zappa’s liner notes for Freak Out! name-checked an enormous breadth of musical and intellectual influences, and he seemingly attempts to cover them all on the second Mothers of Invention album, Absolutely Free. Leaping from style to style without warning, the album has a freewheeling, almost schizophrenic quality, encompassing everything from complex mutations of “Louie, Louie” to jazz improvisations and quotes from Stravinsky’s Petrushka. … By turns hilarious, inscrutable, and virtuosically complex, Absolutely Free is more difficult to make sense of than Freak Out!, partly because it lacks that album’s careful pacing and conceptual focus. But even if it isn’t quite fully realized, Absolutely Free is still a fabulously inventive record, bursting at the seams with ideas that would coalesce into a masterpiece with Zappa’s next project.

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Verve
Catalog Number:
V6-5013X
Year of Release: 1967
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 11 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × .25 in