ZZ Top: The Complete Studio Albums 1970-1990

Posted by Michael Mueller on May 1, 2013 at 10:54 AM

LOS ANGELES – Back in 1969, Billy F Gibbons, Frank Beard and Dusty Hill joined together in Houston as ZZ Top. The band that would unassumingly go on to be known as That Little Ol' Band From Texas soon made rock history with a string of hugely successful record releases and tour dates. Over the next 20 years, the trio went on to critical and commercial acclaim, selling millions of albums and concert tickets around the world, while earning induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame and status as one of the only bands to have been awarded an RIAA Diamond (domestic sales of 10 million or more) album.

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Warner Bros. Records explores the impressive scope of ZZ Top's musical legacy with a boxed set that includes the original mixes for the band's first 10 albums. ZZ Top: The Complete Studio Albums (1970-1990) will be available on June 10 for a suggested list price of $59.98.
 
The set, including the albums initially released on the London label as well as the string of Warner Bros. Hits that followed, includes ZZ Top's First Album (1971), Rio Grande Mud (1972), Tres Hombres (1973), Fandango! (1975)*, Tejas (1976), Degüello (1979), El Loco (1981), Eliminator (1983), Afterburner (1985) and Recycler (1990). Each album is presented in a wallet sleeve that faithfully reproduces the original artwork, including the gatefold designs used for Tres Hombres and Tejas. The set presents, for the first time on CD, the original mixes for ZZ Top's First Album, Rio Grande Mud, and Tejas that have long been on the wish lists of the band's most fervent fans. 
 
The trio offered a statement regarding the forthcoming release of ZZ Top: The Complete Studio Albums (1970-1990): "We're gratified that the albums from the first 20 years of the band are going to be made available in this set. We're especially delighted to note the restoration of ZZ Top's First Album, Rio Grande Mud, and Tejas has been incorporated; it's good to have been made whole again on a certain level."
 
ZZ Top: 2013 World Tour

May
2    Newkirk, OK
3    Concho, OK
4    Memphis, TN
5    Richmond, KY
8    Wallingford, CT
9    Morristown, NJ
10   Crewe, VA
11   Atlantic City, NJ
13   Lancaster, PA
14   Englewood, NJ
15   Westbury, NY
17   Hampton, NH
18   Lynn, MA
19   Baltimore, MD
21   Knoxville, TN
25   Biloxi, MS
 
June
2    Warsaw, Poland
18   Paris, France
19   Rouen, France
20   Dijon, France
22   Clisson, France
24   London, United Kingdom
25   Manchester, United Kingdom
27   Cork, Ireland
30   Hamburg, Germany
 
July
1    Berlin, Germany
2    Munich, Germany
4    Locarno, Switzerland
6    Weisen, Austria
7    Linz, Austria

ZZ Top Box Set

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