Zappa staged a series of spectacular and now legendary Halloween shows each year during the 1970s and 1980s to mark his favourite holiday. In 1974, he settled on New York as the home for these annual annual costume-clad events, which continued until he retired the tradition in 1984. But in 1973, he and an exciting new band played the two stirring Halloween concerts at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago.
Halloween 73 Highlights gathers 16 hand-picked performances from both shows. The concerts were recorded on 1/2” 4-track analog tape, which was stored in pristine condition in Zappa’s personal Vault.