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1Ensemble IntercontemporainThe Perfect Stranger12:41
2The Barking Pumpkin Digital Gratification ConsortThe Girl In The Magnesium Dress3:12
3The Barking Pumpkin Digital Gratification ConsortJonestown5:26
4Ensemble IntercontemporainNaval Aviation In Art?2:45
5Ensemble IntercontemporainDupree's Paradise7:55
6The Barking Pumpkin Digital Gratification ConsortOutside Now, Again4:06
7The Barking Pumpkin Digital Gratification ConsortLove Story0:59


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
DS-38170Boulez Conducts Zappa Boulez Conducts Zappa - The Perfect Stranger ‎(LP, Album)Angel RecordsDS-38170US1984
RCD 10542Frank Zappa Boulez Conducts Zappa: The Perfect Stranger ‎(CD, Album, Club, RM)RykodiscRCD 10542US1995
RCD 10542Boulez Conducts Zappa Boulez Conducts Zappa - The Perfect Stranger ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM)RykodiscRCD 10542USUnknown
RCD 10542Frank Zappa Boulez Conducts Zappa: The Perfect Stranger ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM)RykodiscRCD 10542USA & EuropeUnknown
RCD 10542Boulez Conducts Zappa Boulez Conducts Zappa - The Perfect Stranger ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP)RykodiscRCD 10542EuropeUnknown


  • Bass ClarinetGuy Arnaud (tracks: 1, 2, 4)
  • BassoonJean-Marie Lamothe (tracks: 1, 2, 4)
  • CelloChrichan Larsson (tracks: 1, 2, 4), Pierre Strauch (tracks: 1, 2, 4)
  • ClarinetAlain Damiens (tracks: 1, 2, 4), Paul Meyer (tracks: 1, 2, 4)
  • Composed ByFrank Zappa
  • ConductorPierre Boulez (tracks: 1, 2, 4)
  • Double BassFrédéric Stochl (tracks: 1, 2, 4)
  • Engineer [Re-mix & Eq]Spencer Chrislu
  • Engineer [Recording]Didier Arditi
  • FluteLawrence Beauregard (tracks: 1, 2, 4), Sophie Cherrier (tracks: 1, 2, 4)
  • HarpMarie-Claire Jamet (tracks: 1, 2, 4)
  • HornJacques Deleplancque (tracks: 1, 2, 4), Jens McManama (tracks: 1, 2, 4)
  • Liner NotesFrank Zappa
  • Mastered ByJohn Matousek
  • Mixed By, EngineerBob Stone
  • OboeDidier Pateau (tracks: 1, 2, 4), Laszlo Hadady (tracks: 1, 2, 4)
  • Painting [Cover Painting]Donald Roller Wilson
  • PercussionDaniel Ciampolini (tracks: 1, 2, 4), Michel Cerutti (tracks: 1, 2, 4), Vincent Bauer (tracks: 1, 2, 4)
  • Photography By [Boulez Photo]Don Hunstein
  • PianoAlain Neveux (tracks: 1, 2, 4), Pierre-Laurent Aimard (tracks: 1, 2, 4)
  • Producer, Art DirectionFrank Zappa
  • Programmed ByDavid Ocker (tracks: 3, 5 to 7)
  • Programmed By [Software]Steve DiFuria (tracks: 3, 5 to 7)
  • TromboneBenny Sluchin (tracks: 1, 2, 4), Jérôme Naulais (tracks: 1, 2, 4)
  • TrumpetAntoine Cure (tracks: 1, 2, 4), Jean-Jacques Gaudon (tracks: 1, 2, 4)
  • TubaGérard Buquet (tracks: 1, 2, 4)
  • ViolaGarth Knox (tracks: 1, 2, 4), Jean Sulem (tracks: 1, 2, 4)
  • ViolinCharles André Linale (tracks: 1, 2, 4), Jacques Ghestem (tracks: 1, 2, 4), Maryvonne Le Dizes (tracks: 1, 2, 4)


FZ approved master, 1993.

The Ensemble InterContemporain was recorded January 10 & 11, 1984 at IRCAM, Paris.
The Barking Pumkin Digital Gratification Consort was recorded during the three-month period thereafter at The Utility Muffin Research Kitchen.

(p) 1984, 1992
(c) 1992, 1995


  • Barcode: 4 988112 413528
  • Matrix / Runout: VACK-1253 1MS1 C 29
  • Other (Mastering SID Code): IFPI L221
  • Other (Mould SID Code): IFPI 39A4
  • Rights Society: JASRAC


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Rykodisc
  • Copyright (c) – Zappa Family Trust
  • Manufactured By – Videoarts Music
  • Licensed From – Rykodisc USA
  • Mastered At – Motown Recording Studios
  • Published By – Munchkin Music
  • Recorded At – Studios IRCAM
  • Recorded At – UMRK


The Perfect Stranger is a 1984 album featuring the music of Frank Zappa, conducted in part by Pierre Boulez. It was originally issued on vinyl in 1984 and on CD in 1985 by Angel, and then in remixed and resequenced form on CD by Barking Pumpkin in 1991. Later reissues of the same master were by Rykodisc in 1995 and ZappaUniversal in 2012. Boulez conducted three tracks The Perfect Stranger, Naval Aviation in Art and Dupree's Paradise, recorded at IRCAM, Paris on January 10 and January 11. Having recorded some works with a large orchestra in January 1983, in January 1984, Frank Zappa arranged for some of his chamber works to be performed by Pierre Boulez's Ensemble InterContemporain, a 16-piece group. The Perfect Stranger, Naval Aviation In Art, and Dupree's Paradise were given this treatment, and the four remaining tracks are the product of Zappa's music synthesizer, the Synclavier. Songs in album Frank Zappa - Boulez conducts Zappa: The Perfect Stranger 1984. Frank Zappa - The Perfect Stranger. Frank Zappa - Naval Aviation In Art. Frank Zappa - The Girl In Magnesium Dress. Frank Zappa - Dupree's Paradise. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. Boulez Conducts by Frank Zappa. From the Label. This classically-oriented set combines music from FZ's Synclavier compositions plus music commissioned for, and performed by, The Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris. Originally released by AngelEMI in 1984, THE PERFECT STRANGER remained on the classical chart for almost a year and brought FZ his third Grammy nomination, for Best New Classical Composition for the piece The Perfect Stranger. Go Unlimited. Текст песни: FZ: Ladies and gentlemen, the name of this song singles how we are CONFRONTED with a partial, how shall we say, language barrier here, we dont wanna press the issue too much folks, but, the chances of you figuring out what hes going to say during this song are NIL. So what were gonna do is: Were gonna play. Only for completionists 6. In this album, you have two types of performances of Zappa's serious compositions: orchestral and electronic. The first track is the title track and also the longest track on the album. Album 2012 7 Songs. Naval Aviation In Art. Pierre Boulez, Ensemble Intercontemporain And The Barking Pumpkin Digital Gratification Consort, Frank Zappa - Boulez Conducts Zappa: The Perfect Stranger And Other Chamber Works Cass, Album, XDR. 4DS 38170. Enter the password that accompanies your username. Subscribe to Mailing List. Frank Zappa. Reset your password if you're unable to login. Leave this field blank. Reset Your Password


Boulez Conducts Zappa - The Perfect Stranger Album

Performer: Boulez Conducts Zappa

Title: The Perfect Stranger

Country: Japan

Release date: 23 Oct 2002

Label: Rykodisc

Style: Contemporary

Catalog: VACK-1253

Genre: Electronic / Classical

Size MP3: 1839 mb

Size FLAC: 1573 mb

Rating: 4.9 / 5

Votes: 312

Record source: CD, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, Special Edition, Papersleeve

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