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Audio CD, Audiobook, CD, 28 February 2006
Vinyl, Import, 26 May 2014
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- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Product Dimensions : 14.2 x 12.5 x 0.99 cm; 98.09 Grams
- Manufacturer : RHINO/WARNER BROS.
- Item Model Number : CDRN78966
- Original Release Date : 2006
- Run time : 45 minutes
- SPARS Code : DDD
- Label : RHINO/WARNER BROS.
- ASIN : B000CCD0HQ
- Country of origin : USA
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: 14,217 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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One of the world's greatest rock 'n' roll bands ever to strut the 50 States, these sharp-dressed Texas titans-Billy F. Gibbons, Frank Beard, and Dusty Hill-are a righteously hell rain' power trio boasting a 30-plus year hit-making legacy, both in the studio and at concert arenas. With their revved up blues 'n' boogie, they always make the most of their Texas birthright with with a distinctive sound that shakes up rock, blues, soul, garage-funk, Americana, and more. Nowhere is their force of nature musicianship better displayed than on these two album classics, revved up wtih red-hot bonus rarities. "You know what I'm talkin' about...an how how how how."
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Raw bluesy and with a soul.
There's a lot of rants online regarding the glitch on track 8 but having listened and on a very high quality separates system all I can say is some people need to get out more.
Yes there is a blip about a tenth of a second where it sounds like the drummer misses a beat , this is a flaw in the recording but to be honest unless you are completely obsessive its no big deal and doesn't detract from what is otherwise a well remastered album,
most people wont even spot it and I find it hard to understand why people feel the need to write A4 size rants in capital letters on forums regarding it.
Anyway im in danger of ranting about people that rant so in summary for 4 quid its a bargain not to be missed.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 October 2019
It sounds great. However when I originally cleaned with a brush I noticed lots of white dust on the album and during playback there were too loud pops on you guessed it, the song "La Grange". I then cleaned the album with a renowned record cleaning fluid. The pops were still there after cleaning and was resigned to returning it for a replacement. Looking through a loop magnifying I noticed a white speck where the pops occurred. I carefully and gently scratched it away with a wooden tooth pick, cleaned again and the clicks had gone.
The album comes in a paper inner sleeve and I think this is the culprit. I can't understand why Rhino have released such a great re-issue and chosen paper inner sleeves. Must have been for economic reasons, but I'd have paid an extra £1 for a poly lined inner.
I'll have to replace it with a polylined or anti static inner when i get chance to buy some.
If you buy this re-issue make sure you give it a good clean before playing.
Religious references are scattered across the album, but there's always a feeling that the devil is lurking in the shadows. The slow 'Hot, Blue and Righteous' is an oasis in this respect, but 'Move Me On Down The Line' resumes the hard rocking. 'Precious And Grace' is the sole track that relies heavily on Gibbons's trademark guitar, while the US hit, 'La Grange' builds superbly on a stark opening.
The token live bonuses are clearly there to fill the CD out. ZZ Top don't seem to me to be the kind of band who'd have a lot of rare b-sides cluttering their archives. The original album is fine on its own and is a contender for title of best ZZ Top release.