Just a short note to confirm :

Been listening to Zappa's LIVE IN NEW YORK recently and, as suggested on this RR board by Troy and myself, while this is a good example of live Zappa, it doesn't compare on a few levels to THE BEST BAND YOU NEVER HEARD IN YOUR LIFE.

Production quality is the biggest difference and, while both line-ups have excellent musicians, interpersonal banter and spontaneity, along with a classic Zappa setlist closely follow regarding the contrast.