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12 August 2009

"Double Down Live"

ZZ Top
"Double Down Live"

Eagle Rock Entertainment are proud to announce the release on 9 June 2009 of a double-disc DVD set from ZZ Top, the fantastic "Double Down Live" [Cat No EREDV764]. This is the first historic ZZ Top concert performance ever to be approved for release by the band. "Double Down Live" is packed with early ZZ Top classics including: "La Grange", "Tush", "Jesus Just Left Chicago", "I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide", "Heard It On The X", "Cheap Sunglasses", "Tube Snake Boogie" and more, many of which remain in their live set to this day. Disc two combines great full live performances with the first ever "behind the scenes" look at ZZ Top on tour.

"Double Down Live" combines shows from 1980 and 2008. Disc One was filmed at the Grugahalle in Essen, Germany for the Rockpalast TV series. Hot on the heels of their classic "Deguello" album (it features 9 of the 10 songs from it) the show finds ZZ Top before sequencers and synthesizers epitomising their "lil' ol' blues band from Texas" nickname. Complimented by tracks drawn predominantly from their "Tres Hombres" and "Fandango!" albums this is a true best of ZZ Top in the seventies. Disc Two was shot during their European tour in 2008 and combines great live performances, interview clips and back stage footage to create the ultimate ZZ Top on the road movie.

Disc One ? Definitely Then 1980
1) I Thank You 2) Waitin' For the Bus 3) Jesus Just Left Chicago 4) Precious And Grace 5) I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide 6) Manic Mechanic 7) Lowdown In The Street 8) Heard It On The X 9) Fool For Your Stockings 10) Nasty Dogs & Funky Kings 11) El Diablo 12) Cheap Sunglasses 13) Arrested For Driving While Blind 14) Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers 15) La Grange 16) She Loves My Automobile 17) Hi Fi Mama 18) Dust My Broom 19) Jailhouse Rock 20) Tush 21) Tube Snake Boogie 22) Just Got Paid
Disc Two ? Almost Now 2008
1) Got Me Under Pressure 2) Waitin' For The Bus 3) Jesus Just Left Chicago 4) I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide 5) Blue Jean Blues 6) Heard It On The X 7) Just Got Paid 8) I Need You Tonight 9) La Grange (with Sloppy Drunk & Bar-B-Q) 10) Hey Joe 11) Tush

With nearly 30 years between the performances the set gives a fascinating insight into what has maintained the ZZ Top live phenomenon. Coming on the back of the huge success of the "Live From Texas" Eagle releases of this year and as the band bring the "Double Down Live Tour" to Europe [Wolverhampton Civic Hall Oct 27 and London Wembley Arena on Oct 28] this is absolutely unmissable!


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