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The Very Baddest (2xCD) Import

4.2 out of 5 stars 77 customer reviews

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ZZ Top underscore their bad and nationwide bonafides with a hits collection packed with many of the biggest songs that have made "that little ol band from Texas" among rock's most legendary groups. Over the course of more than 40 years together, their recordings have sold more than 50 million units around the world.

This two-disc version doubles down on the band s music with 40 tracks that form a more detailed snapshot of the trio s stellar career. In addition to including every song heard on the single disc collection, Very Baddest digs deeper into early albums to uncover killer tracks like "Pearl Necklace," "Just Got Paid" and "(Someone Else Been) Shaking Your Tree." The collection also spotlights later albums like XXX (1999) and Mescalero (2003) with "Fearless Boogie" and "Que Lastima." Appropriately, the collection closes with ZZ Top's unique take on the immortal "As Time Goes By," a song made famous by the 1942 movie Casablancaa and a tacit commentary on the group's unparalleled longevity.
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 22, 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Rhino
  • ASIN: B00KB4CEZE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,958 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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I already have all their CDs and previous compilations, but I was interested in this one and how it may be different, so I borrowed it from our local library. First of all, there is no mention of any remastering whatsoever in the booklet, so I don't know if these tracks were actually remastered or not.

If you're curious about the volume levels, they are consistent with the volume from the BBQ Box Set from 2003. That is, slightly louder than the non-remastered CDs, slightly softer than the 2006 remasters of Tres Hombres and Fandango, and a LOT softer than the very loud 2008 remaster of Eliminator. That is not to imply the louder ones are worse or better, just wanted to point out that these are of a different volume.

The booklet, while 12 pages, contains only a tracklisting and photos of their album and single covers. No lyrics, no biography or anything of interest. (Unless you're interested in album covers and tracklistings.)

At this point in their career, it would be nice if ZZ would just remaster their ENTIRE catalog, with bonus tracks (demos, outtakes, etc. ). A new master campaign with consistent volumes, consistent mastering and a consistent selection of bonus material.

I gave this 3 stars. The music of course is 5 stars. But the redundancy of this compilation, coupled with the booklet's lack of any meaningful info, makes this a very average compilation.
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ZZ Top is a fantastic band, with a catalog containing plenty of great songs, a good number of which are included in this compilation. However, many of their most highly regarded songs are represented by poorly remastered or severely truncated versions. Most of the intro to 'Viva Las Vegas' has been trimmed, and 'Sharp Dressed Man' and 'Legs' have both been shorted by well over a minute each. 'Cheap Sunglasses' is stripped of all the edge that ZZ Top is known for with an overly crisp remastering, and other tracks suffer the same fate. This compilation is a joke, and no one, not long-time fans, or casual listeners wanting to explore the band's oeuvre should even think about buying it.
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Terrible sound quality. Thought because this was a "new" compilation, it would be remastered. The sound quality compared to the box set and even the individual cds is horrible. Just dead. Stay away from this set. Returning this to Amazon.
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First off, if you want to put "single" versions of songs on compilations at least have the courtesy of including the album version as well. The version of Cheap Sunglasses in this collection is a joke. Song selection is ok, but a lot of the remastering is shoddy sounding like patch work. Love this band and this release doesn't do them justice.
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There is almost no way to please everyone with a "greatest hits" collection. Something gets left off or an odd mix of a favorite song is included instead of a recognized version. I've always thought in the past it's done to generate more sales by hopefully making folks want to go and buy that one or two other discs that have what the person is looking for.

This is a great collection of music from ZZ Top, 40 songs, that for the most part anyone who has a passing interest in the band would have heard. The collection sounds pretty good. It doesn't sound too over compressed, there is some depth to the music ( but so far I've only had time to play it in my car and at work, the real test comes when I play it on the home system ), some songs are a bit too bright.

Now comes my gripe. They use the single/radio mixes for the biggest songs from the 80's. I know there is a market for some folks who look for these non album versions but for a band like this, single edits waste some of the best parts of the songs. At first I thought it was done to maximize the number of songs that could fit on the disc, but after looking at the total time on disc 1 they still had 10 minutes left before the disc was full, leaving plenty of room for the full versions of Gimmie All Your Lovin,, Sharp Dressed Man ( the worst edit of the entire collection ), and Velcro Fly. The second disc still has some of these single edits but they aren't as invasive as those on the first disc ( and the second disc is loaded to the near max at 79 minutes ). You can argue that those other songs have already been included on several other collections and these particular versions haven't been, but it still feels like a cop out.

Still though, for a casual fan, this is a great collection.
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Love the congs, I listened to these for decades

but

REALLY rolled off highs
REALLY murky muddy lows, but no deep bass

you'd think for a new compilation they would get the sound right

skip this set

I hate to write bad reviews, there is always someone who loves everything no matter how bad.
Just trying to save you money
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I'm disappointed!! I was all set to buy this 2 CD set, but y'all left 2 of your best tunes from Fandango "Nasty Dogs & Funky Kings" & "The Mexican Blackbird"!! Now I think I'll save my money!!! Come on guys, This "Politically Correct thing has run it's course!!! Good luck!!
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