KFIX Rock News: ZZ Top To Release Expansive Box Set
A new box set collecting all of the studio albums ZZ Top released during its two decades of existence will be released on June 10. ZZ Top: The Complete Studio Albums (1970-1990) features the group’s first 10 studio efforts and boats a budget-friendly list price of $59.99.
Included in the package are the Texas trio’s most successful releases, 1983′s Eliminator and 1985′s Afterburner, which have sold 10 million and 5 million copies, respectively.
Each disc in the collection comes housed in a wallet sleeve that replicates the original LP’s artwork. In addition, the box set includes, for the first time on CD, original mixes for three of the group’s albums: ZZ Top’s First Album, Rio Grande Mud and Tejas.
“We’re gratified that the albums from the first 20 years of the band are going to be made available in this set,” Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard say in a joint statement. “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.”
Meanwhile, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers are preparing to launch a spring U.S. tour that kicks off Thursday in Newkirk, Oklahoma. Visit ZZTop.com to check out the band’s full tour itinerary.
Here are all of the albums featured in ZZ Top: The Complete Studio Albums (1970-1990):
ZZ Top’s First Album (1971)
Rio Grande Mud (1972)
Tres Hombres (1973)
El Loco (1981)
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