Wednesday, May 1, 2013

ZZ Top box set due next month

A new ZZ Top box set is on the way.

Warner Bros. Records have set a June 10th release date for a brand new ZZ Top boxed set entitled “ZZ Top: The Complete Studio Albums (1970-1990).”

The set will include the original mixes for the group's first ten albums including their 1971 debut “ZZ Top's First Album” as well as “Rio Grande Mud” (1972), “Tres Hombres” (1973), “Fandango!” (1975), “Tejas” (1976), “Degüello” (1979), “El Loco” (1981), “Eliminator” (1983), “Afterburner” (1985) and “Recycler” (1990).

The original mixes for the band's “ZZ Top's First Album,” “Rio Grande Mud” and “Tejas” albums will be released in CD format for the very first time. “Fandango!” will feature the original tracking order.

Each album will be in a wallet sleeve that will feature a reproduction of the original album artwork, including the gatefold art for “Tres Hombres” and “Tejas.”

"We're gratified that the albums from the first 20 years of the band are going to be made available in this set,” said the band. “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."

The collection spans 100 tracks that follow the band’s journey from the honky tonks of Texas to the stages of the world, starting with the earthy blues and electrifying boogie that defined their ’70s sound — “Just Got Paid,” “La Grange,” “Tush” and “Cheap Sunglasses.”

ZZ Top will hit the road for concert dates in the U.S. and Europe, starting May 2 in Newkirk, Oklahoma and ending July 7 in Linz, Austria.

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