Frank Zappa – Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch Japan LP with obi

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Free U.S. shipping!  An original Japanese pressing of the 1982 LP Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch by Frank Zappa, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch by Frank Zappa, including the original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch is a 1982 pressing on the CBS/Sony label.

The cover is M- with trace corner wear.  The obi is M-.

The standard insert is VG++ with slight discoloration.  The large poster-style insert is M-.

The disc is M-, with a number of spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.  Clean disc!

A nice copy of a rare and underrated Frank Zappa LP.

Background: Released in 1982, Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch was the thirty-fifth album by Frank Zappa.

The album reached #23 on the U.S. album charts and had a Top 40 U.S. hit with, “Valley Girl.”

Allmusic.com gave Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch a 3 star review:

Released in May 1982, Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch marks Frank Zappa’s entrance into the 1980s. From this point on, his rock records would focus on single, simple rock songs (the previous year’s You Are What You Is had them organized in interconnecting suites) with occasionally more complex instrumental numbers. … Released as a single, (Valley Girl) became a novelty hit, climbing into the Top 40 in the U.S., a rare (and not necessarily sought-after) experience for Zappa. Side two presents three live tracks, two of which are difficult rock instrumentals. “Drowning Witch” may be one of his hardest pieces to perform. This album clearly lacks ambition and tends to get lost among the man’s humongous discography, but it should not be overlooked. It contains a few good songs (“No Not Now” is quite entertaining), strong guitar work from Zappa and Steve Vai, and it is not defaced by the cold 1980s sound of subsequent albums.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: CBS/Sony
Catalog Number:
25AP2362
Year of Release: 1982
Format: Stereo
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Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.25 in