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Rio Grande Mud is Remixed!
on 25 June 2012
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!