Tres Hombres Import
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Tres Hombres [Expanded & Remastered]
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Finally after many years, the original sound mix is available on CD. This new remastered edition eliminates the horrible 1980s remix which piled on echo and fake drums, completely ruining the raw, bluesy feel of the original album. Finally, that mistake has been corrected to the delight and relief of ZZ Top fans everywhere. It's just too bad that it took over a decade for it to happen. The new CD sounds great and includes very informative liner notes giving background information on the recording of the album, as well as three live bonus tracks.
Now, as for the bonus tracks. They're great and I'm very glad they were included, but as was the case with Fandango they simply left me wanting more.Read more ›
I have the original vinyl LP's of the 1st 3 albums. The sound on these releases is great. Its what made them recognizible worldwide before Eliminator.
I don't know why in the 1990's it was decided by the band to try to "update" the sound of these early albums. They really made a bad call on this. Tampering with the sound electronically, has made them sound like they are playing in some cheap bar with a bad sound system. Its a shame for newer fans to hear what was once a beautifully raw, 3 piece blues/rock recording now to a overly echoy electroniclly altered sound. This just simply isn't what ZZ top was in the 1970's.
If you love ZZ's early stuff as I do. Let the band know at ZZtop.com that you want at the original masters made avaible again in some form to us. At the moment the only place I know of to get the original mixes on CD of some of the songs is the first greatist hits package that was all their 1970's material.
Until they reissue the original mastering, I'll just have to listen to my Vinyl LP's I had professional converted to CD so I can listen to ZZ before they unwisely altered these recordings.
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Texas is the less appreciated source of American blues. The focus is usually on "the Delta," Highway 61, Memphis, etc. Read morePublished 2 months ago by John Palmer
Are you kidding me? One of the best albums of all time. Ever.
Get the Tres Hombres/Fandango dual album.
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These remasters are from the original mixes, like the original vinyl version of the album. As it was supposed to sound. If you own this album on CD from before this remaster was released, you do not own the real album - you own a butchered, echoey, soul-less remix.
Dec 1, 2008 by D. Dunford | See all 3 posts
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Hey Dan, the mixes on new Tres Hombres reissue and the box set are the same.
Apr 20, 2006 by razzorjet2 | See all 3 posts
Hey Erik, I have the vinyl of all the ZZ records and the new remastered Tres Hombres and Fandango CD.
I've compared them and yes these are the original mixes on the both the Tres Hombres and Fandango reissues. Sounds great! Only complaint is there is a 1 second space between Waitin' For The Bus... Read More
Apr 20, 2006 by razzorjet2 | See all 4 posts