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Tres Hombres (1973)

ZZ Top
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Blues-rock, Hard rock, Southern rock, Boogie rock, Rock and roll

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Tres Hombres (Spanish for "three men") is the third album by American blues rock band ZZ Top and was released in 1973. The album marked the first of many times the band worked with engineer Terry Manning which proved a successful combination as the release was the band's first commercial breakthrough. The album hit the top ten while the single "La Grange" hit number 41 on the singles chart.
During the height of ZZ Top's success in the early 1980s a digitally remixed version of the recording was released on CD and the original 1973 mix version was discontinued. The remix version created controversy among fans because it significantly changed the sound of the instruments, especially drums. The remix version was used on all early CD copies and was the only version available for over 20 years. A remastered and expanded edition of the album was released on February 28, 2006, which contains three bonus live tracks. The 2006 edition is the first CD version to use Manning's original 1973 mix.
Allmusic gave it 4.5 out of 5 stars, stating: "Tres Hombres is the record that bought ZZ Top their first top ten record, making them stars in the process. It couldn't have happened to a better

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Tracks

3:03 Waitin' for the Bus
2:35 Move Me on Down the Line
4:10 Shiek
3:20 Have You Heard?
3:36 Master of Sparks
3:09 Precious and Grace
3:28 Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers
3:53 La Grange
3:33 Jesus Just Left Chicago
3:20 Hot, Blue and Righteous
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