CD Review

Stevie Ray Vaughan - The Sky is Crying Review

The Sky is Crying was released after Stevie Ray Vaughan's death.  This CD is Stevie Ray Vaughan's most bluesy CD.  The songs are almost all cover songs from his blues guitar heros.

Stevie Ray Vaughan - Soul to Soul Review

This is one Stevie Ray Vaughan's CDs that I don't listen to that often.  Based on interviews I have read this CD was made during Stevie's bigger drug intake and I think it shows in the songs.  It is a good CD but not one I would recommend as a place to start when you are listening to Stevie for the first time.


Texas Flood

 If you are a fan of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble you have to own their debut CD.  SRV & DT power comes ringing through on songs like Love Struck Baby, Pride and Joy, and Rude Mood. SRV & DT also provide a satisfying meal of blues classics like Texas Flood, Tell Me, Mary Had a Little Lamb and Dirty Pool.

The remastered version of Texas Flood contains five new tracks plus the effects from remastering the original CD. The four tracks are SRV Speaks, Tin Pan Alley (aka Roughest Place In Town), Testify (Live), Mary Had a Little Lamb (Live), and Wham (Live). Each of these new tracks are excellent tracks to include with Texas Flood. I might have picked some other songs from the Texas Flood CD but these are good tracks.

I have read on some newsgroups (and email lists) devoted 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 Texas Flood. I like the fact that they picked material that was from the time frame when Texas Flood was originally released. It should also be noted that it is possible to get this CD for ~$9.00. And in my case I traded in a bunch of CDs I don't listen to for store credit which paid for the remastered Texas Flood