Z.Z. HILL:
The Brand New Z.Z. Hill

Original release:
LP: Mankind 201 (1971)

Other releases:
CD: Alive Naturalsound Records 0153-2 (2013)

Blues At The Opera
(Communication In Regard To Circumstances)
Act I
  1.   Scene I "It Ain't No Use"
  2.   Scene II "Ha Ha (Laughing Song)"
Act II
  3.   Scene I "Second Chance"
  4.   Scene II "Our Love Is Getting Better"
Act III
  5.   Finale "Faithful And True"
 
  6.   Choking Kind
  7.   Hold Back (One Man At A Time)
  8.   A Man Needs A Woman (A Woman Needs A Man)
  9.
Early In The Morning
10.   I Think I'd Do It
 
Bonus tracks: (on CD only)
11.   Faithful And True
12.   Just As I Am
13.   Touch 'Em With Love
14.   The ZZ Thrill
15.   I Think I'd Do It
16.   Early In The Morning
17.   Hold Back (One Man At A Time)
18.   Put A Little Love In Your Heart

Duane Allman is suspected to play on track 9, but this has not been confirmed yet.

Recorded at Quinvy Studios in Sheffiled, AL.
Tracks 5, 7, 9 & 10 were recorded on October 7, 8 & 9, 1969.
Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 & 8 were recorded late July 1971 (starting on July 26) and early August 1971.
Tracks 5 & 10 were priviously released as a 45rpm single in 1970 (Quinvy Q-7003) and in 1971 (Mankind 12003).
It is possible that tracks  7 & 9, both recorded in 1969, were overdubbed and finished during the 1971 sessions.

On the album release Jimmy Evans and Jesse 'Pete' Carr are listed as the guitar players.


Also released as:

Z.Z. HILL:
Swamp Dog Presents The Brand New Z.Z. Hill



Original release:
CD: S.D.E.G. Records CD#1951 (2002)

Blues At The Opera
(Communication In Regard To Circumstances)
Act I
  1.   Scene I "It Ain't No Use"
  2.   Scene II "Ha Ha (Laughing Song)"
Act II
  3.   Scene I "Second Chance"
  4.   Scene II "Our Love Is Getting Better"
Act III
  5.   Finale "Faithful And True"
 
  6.   Choking Kind
  7.   Hold Back (One Man At A Time)
  8.   A Man Needs A Woman (A Woman Needs A Man)
  9.
Early In The Morning
10.   I Think I'd Do It
 
Bonus tracks:
11.   Suppertime (Home Just Ain't Home At)
12.   Just As I Am
13.   Touch 'Em With Love
14.   Put A Little Love In Your Heart
15.   Just As I Am (Collector's Version)
16.   Faithful And True (Collector's Version)
17.   It's A Hang Up Baby
18.   Put A Little Love In Your Heart (Collector's Version)
19.   Hold Back (One Man At A Time) (Collector's Version)
20.   Early In The Morning (Collector's Version)
21.   I Think I'd Do It (Collector's Version)