Thursday, August 25, 2011

ZZ Top - Tres Hombres - (1973 Hard blues & Boogie - 2006 remastered version from the original tapes - Wave audio format)

This new edition of the album finally has the pieces in the original. Indeed, in previous versions of CD, the mix was changed (Echo + building exaggerated of the bass drum & some drum machine) from the album (vinyl) original, in order to approximate the sound of albums like Eliminator or newer Afterburner . The result was disastrous (A SHAME !!!). This is the real asset of this album (but an asset size) as some new live tracks are not indispensable (Not the same period) but excellent dispite all ... (Jean Philippe Schuck)


After years of only being able to get the bogus remixed and re-recorded versions of the first 6 ZZ records, Rhino has finally begun issuing the Top back catalog (Tres Hombres and Fandango so far) faithfully restoring the original mixes of these classic records. The fact that these fine records were altered to begin with is a complete travesty. I had to resort to burning the original vinyl as CDs because of the previous butchery and doctoring of these vintage 70's recordings. But now the original mixes are finally available and they sound incredible. Tres Hombres has one of the best mixes of a hard rock album from the early 70's anyway, and to hear it in remastered digital form is an almost religious experience. Fandango sounds just as good, with a little more top end to the recording. I hope Rhino doesn't delay releasing the other 4 albums along with Deguello in original mix, remastered form. I can't wait to hear them. So if you are considering buying any of the first 7 ZZ Top CD's, only buy the 2006 remastered, original mix version of Tres Hombres and Fandango, and wait until the others get released in the same format. You'll be glad you waited and saved your money, I can't emphasize enough how terrible the previous releases of these CD's sounded.(By Razzorjet2)

ZZ Top - Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers


Billy Gibbons - Guitar, Vocals

Dusty Hill - Bass Guitar, Vocals

Frank Beard - Drums

Track Listings

01. Waitin' For The Bus

02. Jesus Just Left Chicago

03. Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers

04. Master Of Sparks

05. Hot, Blue And Righteous

06. Move Me On Down The Line

07. Precious And Grace

08. La Grange

09. Shiek

10. Have You Heard ?

11. Waitin' For The Bus (Live)

12. Jesus Just Left Chicago (Live)

13. La Grange (Live)

[Rip and scans by SILVERADO]

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