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4.3 out of 5 stars
Original Album Series [5-Pack]
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61 of 62 people found the following review helpful
The music in this set is ofcourse classic and of excellent quality. Im not going to review each album, this is mainly to state that while Tres Hombres, Fandango, Deguello and Eliminator are the original versions with good quality remastering, unfortunately Rio Grande Mud is the tampered with 80's CD release remix with added reverb. This really ruins the album in my opinion, the drums sound weak and the vocals have a weird echo to them. Apparenestly, this was done after Eliminator was released for the 1st CD version to "update the sound" of the classic ZZ Top albums to the 80's sound of Eliminator and Afterburner. All it achieves is making a mockery of and ruining the original sound. I don't understand why they kept the inferior remix for this album and Tres Hombres, Fandango and Deguello are the true original mixes. The title of this set is misleading. Rio Grande Mud is NOT the original album as released in 1972!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 25 October 2012
These collections are always tempting, but these aren't the first five albums. This box set is a mix of their albums from the early 70s to the early 80s, leaving out their self titled first album, and skipping on Tejas and El Loco to get to their highly popular Eliminator (1983), which for most ZZ Top fans was the beginning of the end. Just for fun, I hunted amazon marketplace for the first five CDs, and came up with pretty much the same price. Or, you can save your money and buy their classic Live in Germany 1980, which covers the best of their early work.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 28 March 2013
5 albums at this price. What's not to like? If this doesn't have you up and boogieing you're already dead.
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on 8 January 2013
The sounds is good, the classic original series always work wonders. These albums are an amazing piece of work from a true blues/rock band so worth buying!

I have two of the ZZ Top albums already but it worked out cheaper to get this set than the three albums on the thier!
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on 5 August 2015
great cd ,,,arrived 2 days before estimated delivery time ,,,,,,,brilliant tracks on this cd considering I had never heard many previously ,,,,thanks again to amazon ,,
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on 1 May 2013
I have been a fan since the 70,s and this album series on cd is an easy and compact way of upgrading my old LPS while still able to keep the original albums
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on 1 May 2013
What can you say about good ol fashioned rock at this price! Eliminator still "tops" for me. Maybe the others will grow
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on 22 April 2013
I got this for my other half as part of his birthday present. he loved it. Very reasonable for the price
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on 1 June 2015
the series of album's are a good cheap way of revitalising my old record collection
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on 18 December 2014
brilliant - have had these on in the car and they are excellent
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