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buy it for the Tube clips,
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This review is from: Eliminator (Collectors Edition) 2CD (Audio CD)
I'm sure I don't need to tell most potential buyers how good the original album is - suffice to say that other ZZ Top albums reach similar heights but this is probably their most consistent as well as their most successful. The long overdue remaster has been augmented here by:
1) the single and 12" versions of Legs - the single version was used on the original CD and the longer album version, unavailable since early editions of the lp, is restored here; the 7:50 12" version, described here as Dance Mix, was called Metal Mix on my 12" copy.
2) live recordings (5 songs, all from Eliminator) from Monsters of Rock in 1983; this is in all honesty not the greatest ZZ Top performance I've heard - Gimme All Your Lovin' in particular is quite sluggish - but does have its moments, notably I Got The Six
3) a bonus DVD featuring:
a) the three classic and well-known videos for Legs, Gimme All Your Lovin' and Sharp Dressed Man, and the much less well-known but very entertaining video for TV Dinners
b) and finally, the live performance from one of the UK's greatest ever music tv programmes, The Tube. Only the first 3 of these 4 songs were shown on The Tube at the time, and the programme credits roll over the end of Sharp Dressed Man; you then get a cracking version of Tube Snake Boogie, the only non-Eliminator song among the bonus tracks here.
This Tube video is ZZ gold dust, absolutely worth the price of entry: the performance is scorching - far, far better than the Monsters of Rock stuff on the CD - with Billy Gibbons playing some stunningly heavy guitar; the camerawork is up close & personal. My only quibble is with the slightly iffy picture quality - I recorded this on VHS back in 1983 and it still looks sharper than this.