Zappa Family Trust reissues Beefheart’s Trout Mask Replica

The Zappa Family Trust has announced it will reissue Captain Beefheart’s legendary “Trout Mask Replica” album from 1969 in early may. The album will appear on both CD and vinyl.

Trout Mask Replica is the third album by Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band, released in June 1969. Produced by Frank Zappa, it was originally released as a double album on Zappa’s Straight Records label. Combining elements of blues, avant-garde, free jazz and other genres of American music, the album is regarded as an important work of experimental music and a major influence on genres such as alternative rock and post-punk.

We have no details yet on any bonus material or alternate versions for this reissue, but we can assume it will at least be a sonic upgrade from previous CD issues.

This new issue of “Trout Mask Replica” can be pre-ordered here.