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The Complete Studio Albums 1970-1990 [Box set]

ZZ Top Audio CD
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This sturdy American blues-rock trio from Texas consists of Billy Gibbons (guitar), Dusty Hill (bass), and Frank Beard (drums). They were formed in 1970 in and around Houston from rival bands the Moving Sidewalks (Gibbons) and American Blues (Hill and Beard). Their first two albums reflected the strong blues roots and Texas humor of the band. Their third album (Tres Hombres) gained them ... Read more in Amazon's ZZ Top Store

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  • Audio CD (10 Jun 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 10
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Rhino
  • ASIN: B00CQGU9GG
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,591 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. (Somebody Else Been) Shaking Your TreeZZ Top 2:35£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Brown SugarZZ Top 5:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. SquankZZ Top 2:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Goin' Down To MexicoZZ Top 3:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Old ManZZ Top 3:27£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Neighbor, NeighborZZ Top 2:21£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Certified BluesZZ Top 3:27£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Bedroom ThangZZ Top 4:39£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Just Got Back From Baby'sZZ Top 4:10£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Backdoor Love AffairZZ Top 3:19£0.99  Buy MP3 


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Listen  1. FrancineZZ Top 3:33£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Just Got PaidZZ Top 4:27£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Mushmouth Shoutin'ZZ Top 3:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Ko Ko BlueZZ Top 4:32£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. ChevroletZZ Top 3:21£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Apologies To PearlyZZ Top 2:39£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Bar-B-QZZ Top 3:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Sure Got Cold After The Rain FellZZ Top 7:20£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Whiskey'n MamaZZ Top 3:20£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Down BrownieZZ Top 2:30£0.99  Buy MP3 


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Listen  1. Waitin' For The BusZZ Top 2:53£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Jesus Just Left ChicagoZZ Top 3:30£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers (Remastered Version)ZZ Top 3:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Master Of Sparks (Remastered Version)ZZ Top 3:29£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Hot, Blue And Righteous (Remastered Version)ZZ Top 3:17£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Move Me On Down The Line (Remastered Version)ZZ Top 2:31£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Precious And Grace (Remastered Version)ZZ Top 3:09£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. La Grange (2005 Remastered Version)ZZ Top 3:50£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Sheik (Remastered Version)ZZ Top 4:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Have You Heard ? (Remastered Version)ZZ Top 3:14£0.99  Buy MP3 


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Listen  1. Thunderbird (Remastered Version)ZZ Top 4:10£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Jailhouse Rock (Remastered Version)ZZ Top 1:56£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Backdoor Medley: Backdoor Love Affair; Mellow Down Easy; Backdoor Love Affair No. 2; Long Distance Boogie (Live)ZZ Top 9:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Nasty Dogs And Funky Kings (Remastered Version)ZZ Top 2:42£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Blue Jeans Blues (Remastered Version)ZZ Top 4:39£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Balinese (Remastered Version)ZZ Top 2:36£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Mexican Blackbird (Remastered Version)ZZ Top 3:05£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Heard It On The X (Remastered Version)ZZ Top 2:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. TushZZ Top 2:17£0.99  Buy MP3 


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Listen  1. It's Only LoveZZ Top 4:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Arrested For Driving While BlindZZ Top 3:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. El DiabloZZ Top 4:21£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Snappy KakkieZZ Top 2:58£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Enjoy And Get It OnZZ Top 3:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Ten Dollar ManZZ Top 3:41£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Pan Am Highway BluesZZ Top 3:15£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Avalon HideawayZZ Top 3:07£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. She's A HeartbreakerZZ Top 3:03£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Asleep In The Desert (Instrumental)ZZ Top 3:29£0.99  Buy MP3 


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Listen  1. I Thank YouZZ Top 3:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. She Loves My AutomobileZZ Top 2:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. I'm Bad, I'm NationwideZZ Top / Dwight Yoakam 4:46£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. A Fool For Your StockingsZZ Top 4:16£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Manic MechanicZZ Top 2:36£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Dust My BroomZZ Top 3:09£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Lowdown In The StreetZZ Top 2:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Hi Fi MamaZZ Top 2:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Cheap SunglassesZZ Top 4:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Esther Be The OneZZ Top 3:30£0.99  Buy MP3 


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Listen  1. Tube Snake BoogieZZ Top 3:04£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. I Wanna Drive You HomeZZ Top 4:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Ten Foot PoleZZ Top 4:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. LeilaZZ Top 3:17£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Don't Tease MeZZ Top 4:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. It's So HardZZ Top 5:11£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Pearl NecklaceZZ Top 4:05£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Groovy Little Hippie PadZZ Top 2:44£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Heaven, Hell Or HoustonZZ Top 2:32£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Party On The PatioZZ Top 2:49£0.99  Buy MP3 


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Listen  1. Gimme All Your Lovin'ZZ Top 4:01£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Got Me Under PressureZZ Top 4:03£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Sharp Dressed ManZZ Top 4:18£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. I Need You TonightZZ Top 6:18£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. I Got The SixZZ Top 2:54£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Legs [Album Edit Version]ZZ Top 4:33£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. ThugZZ Top 4:19£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. TV DinnersZZ Top 3:50£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Dirty DogZZ Top 4:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. If I Could Only Flag Her DownZZ Top 3:40£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Bad GirlZZ Top 3:22£0.99  Buy MP3 


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Listen  1. Sleeping BagZZ Top 4:03£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. StagesZZ Top 3:35£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Woke Up With WoodZZ Top 3:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Rough BoyZZ Top 4:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Can't Stop Rockin'ZZ Top 3:04£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Planet Of WomenZZ Top 4:05£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. I Got The MessageZZ Top 3:30£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Velcro FlyZZ Top 3:32£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Dipping Low (In The Lap Of Luxury)ZZ Top 3:15£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. DeliriousZZ Top 3:41£0.99  Buy MP3 


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Listen  1. Concrete And SteelZZ Top 3:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. LovethingZZ Top 3:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Penthouse EyesZZ Top 3:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Tell ItZZ Top 4:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. My Head's In MississippiZZ Top 4:21£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Decision Or CollisionZZ Top 4:02£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Give It UpZZ Top 3:29£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. 2000 BluesZZ Top 4:43£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Burger ManZZ Top 3:19£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. DoublebackZZ Top 3:56£0.99  Buy MP3 


Product Description

Product Description

Contains the albums 'Tres Hombres', 'Tegas', 'El Loco', 'Recycler' and many more.

Product Description

10CD set. Their first ten studio albums from 1971 to 1990, in mini-LP sleeves! Features "ZZ Top's First Album", "Rio Grande Mud", "Tres Hombres", "Fandango!", "Tejas", "DegŁello", "El Loco", "Eliminator", "Afterburner" and "Recycler".

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top drawer collection !!! 10 Jun 2013
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For anyone who appreciates great blues-rock, no holds boogie and musicians with a sense of humour, as well as talent, this brilliant box set is just perfect - ZZ Top's first 10 albums, spanning 20 years, in superb replica cardboard sleeves (including a gatefold for Tres Hombres and fold-out for Tejas) in a clam-shell box: all at a remarkably low price, and sure to appeal to hard-core fans and others alike. There are no bonus tracks included, although arguably this helps to preserve the original listening experience. And although there's no information about remastering, the discs are described as "original mixes" (including ZZ Tops' First Album, Rio Grande Mud and Tejas for the first time). I'm sure that aficionados will be able to analyse the sound quality compared to earlier versions on vinyl and CD.

There can't be much to say about the music that hasn't already been said - from the start it was obvious that the 'Little ol' band from Texas' had something special. Guitarist Billy Gibbons (one of blues-rock's finest exponents) developed a truly unique sense of tone and rhythm which along with Dusty Hill's bass and Frank Beard's drums evolved into a true signature sound. And Hill and Gibbons' vocals suit the songs perfectly. But this collection reveals that the band isn't just a basic guitar, bass & drums line-up, as all three turn their hands to various other instruments, including blues harp, fiddle, keyboards and even a range of saxophones to form their own horn section!
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
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At last the first two and the 5th albums have been restored to the 'original album mix' and packaged together with the 2006 restored 3rd & 4th albums and the original mixes of albums 6-10 - so all albums sounding just as they should - doesn't sound to me like they have become victims of the 'loudness wars' (that's what the volume control on your amps for)!
Their first ten studio albums in mini-LP sleeves in a clam-shell box.
ZZ Top's First Album (1971) (now restored to the original album mix), debut studio album incorporating boogie, hard rock and Southern rock influences
Rio Grande Mud (1972) (now restored to the original album mix), inspired by the Rio Grande, the river that forms the border between Mexico and Texas and means "big river" in Spanish.
Tres Hombres (1973) (2006 restored version of the original album mix, without 'bonus tracks'),the band's first commercial breakthrough. The album hit the top ten while the single "La Grange" hit number 41 on the US singles chart.
Fandango! (1975) (2006 restored version of the original album mix, without 'bonus tracks'), half are selections from live shows, the other half are new songs from the studio.
Tejas (1976) (now restored to the original album mix), the title is the modern Spanish word for Texas, the band's home state.
Degüello (1979) (original album mix)
El Loco (1981) (original album mix), means "The Crazy One" in Spanish.
Eliminator (1983) (original album mix), the breakthrough internationally and the most successful release with sales of over 10 million copies in the United States alone.
Afterburner (1985) (original album mix), was a financial success, going several times platinum and launching several hit singles.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely superb!! 6 Sep 2013
By Smitty Werbenjaegermanjensen (real name) TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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This is the best value box set of any band ever. Here we get to hear the original mixes of the first 10 albums by ZZ Top as they were originally put out by the band and mercifully free of the digital triggered drums sound that utterly ruined the first cd versions of these albums.

The other great thing about this box set is how it is possible to hear a trio of superb musicians take a strong act with a solid grounding in the blues and rock and mutate it into something altogether greater than anyone could have predicted at the time of recording.

The only downside is the dip in song writing quality by the time Afterburner rolls around. It still has some superb songs on it, but also has some stuff which is just plain annoying.

Overall an essential purchase for anyone who loves ZZ Top, or rock in general.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars ZZ Top (ish) 10 Jun 2013
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Cant really complain for the amount of music for the money, and this set is great for those with maybe only a best of in their collection.

But. Comparing these disks to the expanded versions from 2006 and I hear a noticeable drop in sound quality from those. Tres Hombres is a lot quieter and thinner sounding in this box set especially. The sound of the first three or four CDs I suspect are from the original vinyl mix.

The whole set sounds inconsistent in the quality of sound which makes me believe they are from several different sources. The difference comparing these disks and the 2006 versions to the same tracks from the Chrome, Smoke & B.B.Q set is very noticeable The latter being by far the best. I don't understand why those masters would have not been used for the new box set.

Like I said though, just over £20 for 10 of the best CDs of music you will ever hear is still a major bargain.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Thanks
Recommended! Great album that I would urge everyone to buy. A Classic Artist. Superb Mastering,packaging, everything! Buy this now, its great value...
Published 3 days ago by Mark H
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Collection
This box set was bought to replace my old LPs and I'm not disappointed. This is a Must buy! for any ZZ TOP fan just buy it you won't regret it hours of southern rock at it's best... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Flashgrumpy
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for the price
It's great to finally have all the old albums on cd with the original mix, this should have happened years ago. Read more
Published 2 months ago by DJ Carr
5.0 out of 5 stars Good old Texas fun.
I was disappointed when the I got the Chrome box set about ten years and not all the original tracks were included. Read more
Published 2 months ago by PalominBeaut
5.0 out of 5 stars ZZ Top - what's not to like
Awesome.

They have redone all the artwork on the CDs as they were on the original vinyl, with mini gate folds etc. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Beverley D Thompson
5.0 out of 5 stars it;s zz top nothing more to say !!!!
top tune's and a very good price been waiting for some kind of box set
and this has filled the gap in the music rack .. very happy thanks .
Published 3 months ago by mrs daryl ambler
5.0 out of 5 stars This set has got LEGS!!!!
I got the ZZ Top bug during the mid 80's with the release of Eliminator (Gimme all your Lovin, Sharp Dressed Man, Legs) and the brilliant series of music videos. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Paul Wilcox
4.0 out of 5 stars ZZ Top boxset..
It's a nice boxset & the music's great. As for the "replica sleeves", they are...Underwhelming to say the least, a bit disappointing. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Mark Carroll
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic ZZ top
Excellent box set of classic ZZ top albums. very good value for the money and even able to auto rip the set before the discs turned up, which they did in quick time. Read more
Published 6 months ago by PaulR
5.0 out of 5 stars ZZ Top
A fine collection of all the studio albums of a much underrated band. They do it so well and consistently
Published 7 months ago by Mr. David J. Middlehurst
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