Greatest Hits (ZZ Top album)

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Greatest Hits
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Greatest hits album by ZZ Top
Released April 14, 1992
Recorded 1979–1990
Genre
Length 72:43
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Bill Ham
ZZ Top chronology
Recycler
(1990)
Greatest Hits
(1992)
Antenna
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (A-)[2]

Greatest Hits is a greatest hits album by the American blues rock band ZZ Top, released in 1992. "Viva Las Vegas" and "Gun Love" were two new tracks. It was also released as a vinyl album with two tracks omitted from the CD version ("Cheap Sunglasses" and "I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide").

It is notable that ten of the 18 songs on this Greatest Hits compilation originated from the latest three albums when this compilation was produced, and two debuted on the Greatest Hits album itself. Of the six songs made before the Eliminator album in 1983, two were re-mixes from the 1987 Six Pack re-release compilation, leaving four of the 18 songs originating from 1979 and 1981, with no original track recordings from the first five albums made before 1979.

In total, 14 of the 18 songs on the Greatest Hits album were released after 1983.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard except otherwise indicated

No. Title Original album Length
1. "Gimme All Your Lovin'"   Eliminator (1983) 3:59
2. "Sharp Dressed Man"   Eliminator 4:14
3. "Rough Boy"   Afterburner (1985) 4:50
4. "Tush" (Six Pack remix) Six Pack (1987) 2:15
5. "My Head's in Mississippi"   Recycler (1990) 4:21
6. "Pearl Necklace"   El Loco (1981) 4:01
7. "I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide"   Degüello (1979) 4:46
8. "Viva Las Vegas" (Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman) Previously unreleased 4:47
9. "Doubleback"   Recycler 3:53
10. "Gun Love"   Previously unreleased 3:43
11. "Got Me Under Pressure"   Eliminator 4:00
12. "Give It Up"   Recycler 3:32
13. "Cheap Sunglasses"   Degüello 4:47
14. "Sleeping Bag"   Afterburner 4:02
15. "Planet of Women"   Afterburner 4:09
16. "La Grange" (Six Pack remix) Six Pack 3:52
17. "Tube Snake Boogie"   El Loco 3:02
18. "Legs" (Dance remix) Eliminator 4:31

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producer – Bill Ham
  • Engineer – Joe Hardy, Bob Ludwig, Terry Manning
  • Art Direction – Jeri Heiden
  • Design – Leslie Wintner
  • Photography – Glen Wexler
  • Liner Notes – Bob Merlis, Davin Seay

Charts[edit]

AlbumBillboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1992 The Billboard 200 9

SinglesBillboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1992 "Viva Las Vegas" Mainstream Rock Tracks 16

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Allmusic review". 
  2. ^ "CG: zz top". Robert Christgau. Retrieved February 19, 2012.