The 40th anniversary edition of Frank Zappa's 1979 album 'Orchestral Favorites' is available here on 3xCD and LP.
Three of the album's five tracks were intended for the shelved Läther album. The music was performed by the 37-piece Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra with Terry Bozzio on drums. The material included is primarily sourced from live performances recorded at Royce Hall under conductor Michael Zearott on the UCLA campus in September, 1975, with additional studio overdubs to correct performance errors. This was the third album by Zappa to use a full orchestra, following Lumpy Gravy and 200 Motels. The album contains an instrumental version of the suite, The Duke of Prunes, originally from the 1967 album Absolutely Free. Zappa plays an electric lead guitar solo with the orchestra on this track. Strictly Genteel was heard earlier as part of the 200 Motels film and soundtrack album. Bogus Pomp is also made up of themes that were used in 200 Motels.