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ZZ Top Releasing Expansive Box Set in June

Image courtesy of Warner Bros. Records (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Warner Bros. Records (via ABC News Radio)

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)
Fandango! (1975)
Tejas (1976)
Degüello (1979)
El Loco (1981)
Eliminator (1983)
Afterburner (1985)
Recycler (1990)

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