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ZZ Top To Release ‘Complete Studio Albums’ Box Set

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“That Little Ol’ Band From Texas” is about to release a big ol’ box set. ZZ Top‘s first ten albums spanning their eras on London Records and Warner Brothers Records, will be released as ZZ Top: The Compete Studio Albums (1970-1990) on June 10. 

The set includes ZZ Tops’ 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).


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Each album will be 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 fans. In a statement, ZZ Top said, “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.”

Read more: Not Fade Away: ZZ Top’s ‘Eliminator’ Turns 30

Of course, the band’s discography didn’t end with Recycler; they are currently touring behind last year’s La Futura. 

Check out their upcoming dates below. 

May 2 First Council Casino Hotel – Newkirk, OK
May 3 Lucky Star Casino – Concho, OK
May 4 Beale Street Music Festiva – Memphis, TN
May 5 EKU Center for The Arts – Richmond, KY
May 8 Toyota Presents the Oakdale Theatre – Wallingford, CT
May 9 Mayo Performing Arts Center – Morristown, NJ
May 10 Southside Electric Cooperative’s Hooper Park – Crewe, VA
May 11 Revel Ovation Hall – Atlantic City, NJ
May 13 American Music Theatre – Lancaster, PA
May 14 Bergen Performing Arts Center – Englewood, NJ
May 15 Theater at Westbury – Westbury, NY
May 17 Hampton Beach Casino – Hampton, NH
May 18 Lynn Auditorium – Lynn, MA
May 19 Pier Six Pavilion – Baltimore, MD
May 21 Tennessee Theatre – Knoxville, TN
May 25 IP Casino Resort & Spa – Biloxi, MS

Brian Ives, Radio.com 

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