BURT WARD- THE BOY WONDER SESSIONS!! Arranged and Conducted By Frank Zappa!
DADDYKIN HAD THIS TO SAY WHEN HE SHARED THIS LP:
"Hi. In November 1966, at the height of Batmania, Burt "Robin" Ward recorded and released a single for MGM Records called "Boy Wonder I Love You." It features Burt reading "fan letters" over the musical backing of...The Mothers of Invention! Yes, that's right. Frank Zappa even wrote and arranged the song, as well as conducting what would come to be known as The Boy Wonder Sessions. The great Tom Wilson (Dylan's "Bringing It All Back Home") was the producer. The single has become quite a collector's item for both Batman and Zappa collectors. In recent years, the rest of the sessions have surfaced, giving us demos, an unreleased second single, and Zappa's instrumental backing tracks for proposed but unfinished songs with Burt.
Here are the sessions, kicking off with the single. A pic of the original record label is in the folder. Enjoy!
01. BOY WONDER I LOVE YOU,
02. ORANGE COLOURED SKY,
03. THE COMEDIAN (BACKING TRACK #1),
04. BOY WONDER I LOVE YOU (DEMO),
05. ORANGE COLOURED SKY (DEMO),
06. TEENAGE BILL OF RIGHTS,
07. TEARS COME FROM LOVING YOU (BACKING TRACK),
08. I LOVE (BACKING TRACK),
09. THE COMEDIAN (BACKING TRACK #2),
10. VARIOUS FALSE STARTS"