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  • Audio CD (22 Mar. 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Sony Music Cmg
  • ASIN: B0000256IS
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
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1. Scuttle Buttin'
2. Couldn't Stand The Weather
3. The Things (That) I Used To Do
4. Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
5. Cold Shot
6. Tin Pan Alley (aka Roughest Place In Town)
7. Honey Bee
8. Stang's Swang
9. SRV Speaks
10. Hide Away
11. Look At Little Sister
12. Give Me Back My Wig
13. Come On (Pt. III)

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In a brief interview that precedes this CD's four bonus tracks--all unreleased gems from the original 1984 sessions--Stevie Ray Vaughan makes the point that "music used to be more based on common everyday occurrences like a train's sound going down the track ... a horse walking." Then he comes on with a version of Freddie King's "Hideaway" that chugs like a locomotive. There's also a heretofore unheard slide-guitar-powered "Give Me Back My Wig" and a blueprint of what became Soul to Soul's US radio hit "Look at Little Sister". All those follow the improved mixes of the original CD, which include Vaughan's heartbreak chronicles "Couldn't Stand the Weather" and "Cold Shot"; his first jazzer, "Stang's Swang"; and his initial Hendrix outing, "Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)". It's the sound of the guitar hero growing as an artist on his own terms--sidestepping the irony that poisoned 1990s rock to stay true to the real-life aesthetic of the blues. --Ted Drozdowski

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Let's get this straight, the above score is for the legacy edition not for the original album which is probably SRV's best. A great guitarist at the height of his powers. But as usual the labels have to try and squeeze every last penny out of us by re-packaging what has gone before.

So the first cd. The original album plus a whole pile of outtakes. If you already have the 1999 remaster, all those tracks are on this new edition, and if there is any new remastering then it is not noticable to these ears. Added to that are a further 4 tracks that appear on The Sky Is Crying. Leaving just three previously unreleased tracks, and those are alternate takes of tracks that are already on these two albums. Yes, they are interesting and SRV at the top of his game, but asking us to fork out for three unreleased tracks??????

Ah well, there is always the live cd. Yes there is, but a few observations here. The sticker on the cover says it is the complete concert. That's rubbish!! The complete concert is available on Wolfgangs Vault (I'm listening to it as I type)and there are 5 further tracks (Say What!, Mary had A little Lamb, Tell Me, Wham! and Rude Mood). Yes, sure the concert is excellent but why did they have try and make out it is a full concert when it's not? If they really wanted to mark the twentieth anniversary of his death why couldn't they have issued both this full concert and the early show (also available on WV). Now that would have been interesting.

So, if you already have the 1999 edition, The Sky Is Crying and access to the internet you can already get everything that is on here apart from three tracks. If on the other hand you are new to SRV then this is an excellent buy, the music is outstanding, it's just the way the labels continue to rip us off that annoys me. But then again more fool me for falling for it.
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We all know just how spectacular Stevie was on guitar, the guy remains one of the greatest without question.
...but to suggest he wasn't a great singer?? That's just crazy! Just like Hendrix, Stevie has always been an extremely underrated vocalist. Granted, he can't sing like Skip James and knock off a falsetto at the drop of a hat - but he sang with one hell of a lot of soul and guts that I think definitely shines through on this wonderful album.
"Couldn't Stand The Weather" is another fantastic Stevie and Double Trouble record, and full marks to Legacy for doing a first class job on this remastered version. I've always been of the opinion that the guys were never really served well in the studio - the production techniques used always made them sound too polished (the live albums are always better), but this reissue goes a long way to try and correct that.
Above all though, just by this album!
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This is Stevie Rays second album [Texas Flood being the first] it shows him growing in confidence and experimenting with his sound. This album although very definitely a blues album has a rather funky undercurrent that gives the music a certain swing perhaps this is a result of Jimi Hendrix's influence on his playing style which is of course at it most explicit on the fabulous cover of 'Voodoo Chile [A Slight Return]'. The album starts with a funky instrumental 'Scuttle Buttin' and also has a wonderful bluesy ballad with 'The Things [That] I Used To Do'. The original album end with a jazz influenced track 'Stang's Slang' that is another example of Stevie Rays versatility. The extra tracks contain versions of songs that would find their way on to his next album [Soul To Soul] with 'Look At Little Sister' and 'Come On [pt.3]'. The only thing that puzzles me about these releases is the 'SRV Speaks' section they seem to add nothing to the album, but that aside this excellent album of a guitarist finding his sound and identity, things would only get better with his next album.
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Wanted this edition for the Montreal live show that is included. As per usual, the album 'Couldn't Stand the Weather' is faultless, and I prefer it to Texas Flood to be honest.
We also get a stack of other material of rarities, but these are also on The Complete Epic Recordings CD set, so not a 'wow!' factor this time around as I already have them, as ANY SRV fan should!
The live show is an excellent recording, far better than I expected.
ESSENTIAL addition to your collection!
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Its sometimes said that great guitar players don't always make great singers, and there are plenty of examples around to add truth to that statement. SRV is undeniably a great guitar player, and though his singing might not quite reach that description, does it really matter when everything important he has to say comes from the clarity and passion of his playing?
This CD contains some tunes that could be described as masterclasses in the art of blues guitar. Apart from the modern classic "Scuttle Buttin'" ( which by now must have taken over from Smoke on the Water as the most heard riff in guitar shops) there are four stand-out pieces which are all different in their own way.
"The things (that) I used to do" would not be out of place in any country road house or late night urban blues bar. Its a standard vocal line and guitar reply format but the treatment is straightforward, solid and brilliant. Hendrix's "Voodoo Chile" is a great vehicle for SRV's Stratocaster mastery, but what makes the track really drive is the tightness of Chris Layton's drumming. Most bands who are happy to start together and finish at more or less the same time could learn from this,it gives a new meaning to the term rhythmic gymnastics.
"Cold Shot" is simply an easy groove blues. Uncomplicated and very effective.
The guitar settings are in the "delicate " mode and the phrasing is lyrical in "Tin Pan Alley" and all are underpinned by an object lesson in blues bass playing. Ths sustained coolness of Tommy Shannon's playing is a pleasure to listen to.There's a feeling though, that the lyrics don't quite match up to the quality of the musicianship ( aopologies to J.Reed fans).
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