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Solos, Sessions & Encores

Stevie Ray Vaughan, Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble Audio CD

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Listen  1. The Sky Is Crying (Live)Stevie Ray Vaughan 6:59Album Only
Listen  2. Soulful Dress (Album Version)Stevie Ray Vaughan 3:24Album Only
Listen  3. Don't Stop By The Creek, Son (Album Version)Stevie Ray Vaughan;Johnny Copeland 4:03Album Only
Listen  4. Miami Strut (Album Version)Stevie Ray Vaughan 2:57Album Only
Listen  5. Na-Na-Ne-Na-Nay (Album Version)Bill Carter;Stevie Ray Vaughan 3:100.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Goin' Down (Live)Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble with Jeff Beck 5:280.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Oreo Cookie Blues (Live)Stevie Ray Vaughan 6:520.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. On The Run (Live)Stevie Ray Vaughan 5:330.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Albert's Shuffle (Live)Stevie Ray Vaughan 7:070.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Change It (Live)Stevie Ray Vaughan 4:240.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. You Can Have My Husband (Album Version)Stevie Ray Vaughan 2:530.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Texas Flood (Live)Stevie Ray Vaughan 5:500.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Pipeline (Album Version)Stevie Ray Vaughan;Dick Dale 2:590.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Let's Dance (Album Version)Stevie Ray Vaughan;David Bowie 7:37Album Only


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BBC Review

Solos, Sessions and Encores is a long overdue tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan, one of the great innovators of blues guitar. Had he lived earlier, he would have been venerated. After his tragic death in 1990, Vaughan is now in a half-remembered twilight; this collection demonstrates how inventive and exciting he was in one of the most derivative of all genres.

Gathering 14 performances - including six previously unreleased - together, the album is a poignant showcase for his startling guitar style. Here, he takes on his influences and contemporaries and leaves few prisoners. Among the highlights, there's a rough and ready "Albert's Shuffle" with Albert King; a storming "Oreo Cookie Blues" with Lonnie Mack and a stuttering, loping workout with Jeff Beck on "Goin' Down". The live version of "The Sky Is Crying" that opens the album sees Vaughan playing with Albert King, Paul Butterfield and B.B. King. It is simply electrifying.

The final track is the one that brought him to the wider world's attention - David Bowie's "Let's Dance". Vaughan momentarily joined the select club of grandstanding Bowie guitarists from Mick Ronson through Adrian Belew, and provided the earthy solos to Bowie's Nile Rodgers-produced dance anthem. It was a shame that Bowie and Vaughan fell out, as a continued collaboration would have brought SRV further into the spotlight.

Released in conjunction with the DVD premiere of his retrospective, Pride and Joy, Solos Sessions and Encores gives us a perfect opportunity to reappraise the blistering talent of Stevie Ray Vaughan. --Daryl Easlea

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Amazon.com: 3.8 out of 5 stars  45 reviews
78 of 82 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Is It Really That Bad? 26 Dec 2007
By Kurt Harding - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Judging from the spate of negative reviews posted here, you would think that Solos, Sessions and Encores is the biggest piece of musical garbage to be released since Justin Timberlake's latest CD. But if you read closely, what you'll find is that most reviewers are just mad that the record company is squeezing yet more profit from the storied legacy of Stevie Ray Vaughan. Listen closely to the CD then ask yourself "Is it really that bad?".
I own just a half-dozen or so SRV CDs, so in no way could you call me a completeist. I saw him play in San Antonio before the release of Texas Flood brought him national then international fame, so I am not at all a newcomer to his sound. I followed him religiously for a while but then after his untimely death I kind of lost track of what was issued in his name. I was attracted to this when I saw it on sale partially because of the price, and partially because of who he appears with. Also, I did not yet own any of the songs except Marcia Ball's Soulful Dress. It took me only a couple listens to decide that this was money well spent.
If this recording was made by anyone but SRV, I have a feeling that the ratings would be skewed in a more positive direction. There is some great music here including five out of the six songs that the record company claims are previously unreleased. If you like the blues, you should enjoy this regardless of your feelings about the profit motive. My favorites are: The Sky Is Crying, On the Run, Albert's Shuffle, Change It, a live Texas Flood, and a magnificent Pipeline. About the only ones I don't care for are the silly Oreo Cookie Blues (which is not one of the better Lonnie Mack compositions) and the awful disco of Let's Dance, which served to remind me why I was never into David Bowie. SRV joins such luminaries as Paul Butterfield, Albert and BB King, Jeff Beck, Albert Collins, surf music legend Dick Dale, and some excellent but lesser-known blues musicians to deliver almost 70 minutes of mostly very listenable music.
My complaints? The cheap booklet, though informative, was miscut so I am missing some information. Then there is the inclusion of that Bowie tune, so out of place on a blues album even if SRV did play in the song.
Nearly two decades after SRV's death, none of us should be expecting anything new to appear in his name. When a "new" SRV recording does appear, of course its because the record company is trying to make a buck. That's what they are in business for. From the sales ranking, it appears that despite the negativity that the record company in question is going to make money on this too. If you are a blues lover, you should find that if you focus on the music itself and not the motivations of its release that this is worth owning.
23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not As Bad As The Ratings Show 13 Dec 2007
By PJ - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I was shocked to see how few stars this product has received. I purchased it myself through amazon a little while back before there were the reviews, and when I came back to see what people had reviewed, I was amazed that the average review was 2 stars. While this certainly is not the best collection of Stevie Ray Vaughan material, it certainly is not as bad as the reviews make it out to be.

I also have to disagree with many people who say it's bad because it's the record companies cashing in... while this maybe be more or less true, it's still a decent collection of some hard to find (and great) material. I've read that many people said they already had half these songs... Not every music fan has the entire Stevie Ray Vaughan catalog... hell, I have all of his studio albums and some unofficial bootlegs, and I still only had about 3 or 4 songs out of the whole album already in my collection. For those of us that are fans of his music, you will enjoy this album. Especially if you want to hear how he interracts with other guitarists and musicians.

My personal favorite cuts would be The Sky Is Crying (With Albert King, B.B. King & Paul Butterfield), Goin' Down (with Jeff Beck), Oreo Cookie Blues [Live] (With Lonnie Mack) and Albert's Shuffle (with Albert Collins). It really is a good collection from Stevie's shortlived career, with material as early as 1978, to material as late in his career as 1988.

All in all, a good collection. There are a few tracks that don't really showcase Stevie's playing, that probably could have been better replaced (Let's Dance), but I think the point of this album was to showcase the versatility of the great Stevie Ray Vaughan. If you already have everything ever done by Stevie, you can skip this, since you've probably already come across the good tracks on this album. If you've got some SRV material but would like to hear a few of the other artists Stevie's performed with, get this album. It's not as bad as all the reviews make it out to be. I'd say probably 3.5/4 stars. I've heard better Stevie compilations, but this is still something that any blues fan should have.
32 of 35 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Just enjoy it 10 Feb 2008
By BEASTDOG - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
What is wrong with some of these people? I don't think Stevie Ray is coming out of his grave to put out any new material. Enjoy it for what it is, material from the vault that most people haven't heard. Hendrix stuff has been coming out almost 40 years after his death. Zappa has almost 200 hours of material stashed away. The record companies suck, it's true, but this is for the hardcore fan. Stop bitching. I don't normally post but some of you guys are ridiculous.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The only thing shameful... 16 Dec 2007
By TimC - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
...about this album are the fickle complaints that this somehow 'pillages' the legacy of SRV (whaaa...?) or that it's only the record label trying to make some cash. (Again - whaaa....?)

Gues what - don't wanna hear it? Don't %$#! buy it. If you really have to ask whether this disc was "necessary," you probably shouldn't have spend the cash on it in the first place, and quite honestly, you're probably a total snob. :(

Guess what else - every label in history that has ever printed music albums has done so only for the purpose of making cash. The record industry only put this together to make money? Sure. The same could be said about Texas Flood or In Step. This is, afterall, a free-market economy.

Don't like the album? Get over yourselves and put it away or don't buy it in the first place. If these songs are so openly available on (illegal) bootlegs, then why did you even buy this disc?

And on that note, just what do you think Stevie Ray would have thought about his 'fans' buying his music on (illegal) pirate-profiteer bootlegs instead of published, official releases? Tisk tisk...

These songs are Stevie's songs...they are decent quality recordings...they were released on CD...yup, everything seems to make sense to me.

Four Stars.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars SRV Rules 8 Jan 2008
By Woolybugger - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I am suprised how poor this CD has been rated. I own just about everything from SRV, and I don't have most of these songs. The disc is very upbeat and pleasant to listen to. The "Going Down" w/ Jeff Beck rules! I hope they can dig up enough material like this for a follow-up disc.

Anyone who pays $20 for any CD is a sucker. That's your own fault for not shopping around.
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