180-gram LP pressed by Pallas in Germany
Mastered from the original 1974 1/4" stereo tape by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering
Apostrophe(') (1974), together with Over-nite Sensation
encapsulates the extraordinary musical diversity of Frank Zappa and
were also the two most commercially successful albums that he released.
Apostrophe (') became Frank Zappa's second gold and only Top
Ten album with the help of the "doggy wee-wee" jokes of "Don't Eat the
Yellow Snow," Zappa's first chart single (a longer, edited version that
used portions of other songs on the LP).
"The first half of the album is full of nonsensical shaggy-dog story
songs that segue into one another without seeming to finish themselves
first; their dirty jokes are generally more subtle and veiled than the
more notorious cuts on Over-Nite Sensation.
"The second half contains the instrumental title cut, featuring Jack
Bruce on bass; "Uncle Remus," an update of Zappa's critique of racial
discord on "Trouble Every Day"; and a return to the album's earlier
silliness in "Stink-Foot." Apostrophe (') has the narrative
feel of a concept album, but aside from its willful absurdity, the
concept is difficult to decipher; even so, that doesn't detract from its
entertainment value." — AllMusic