- Category: CD Review
- Published: Monday, 21 July 2008 00:00
- Written by David Tannen
- Hits: 1946
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Couldn't Stand the Weather (Remastered)
The second studio release from Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble has all of the power and intensity as Texas Flood. Couldn't Stand the Weather contains three fantastic blues songs: The Things (That) I Used to do, Cold Shot and Tin Pan Alley. In my opinion Cold Shot and Tin Pan Alley are the quintessential SRV & DT blues songs. This CD also contains SRV & DT's first Hendrix cover song, Voodoo Chile (Slight Return).
The remastered version of Couldn't Stand the Weather contains five new tracks plus the effects from re-mastering the original CD. The four tracks are SRV Speaks, Hide Away, Look at Little Sister (alternative version), Give Me Back My Wig, and Come On (Pt III) (alternative version). Each of these new tracks are excellent tracks to include with Couldn't Stand the Weather.
I have read on some newsgroups (and email lists) devoited to Stevie Ray Vaughan that some fans are upset that the new material was not put onto a single new CD. For me this is a non-issue. Sony is a company that wants to make money. I don't begrudge them for this and I don't have a problem with the repackaging and remastering of Couldn't Stand the Weather. I like the fact that they picked material that was from the time frame when Couldn't Stand the Weather was originally released. It should also be noted that it is possible to get this CD for ~$12.00.