The Stevie Ray Vaughan vinyl reissue series rolls on, with arguably his four greatest records - Texas Flood, Couldn't Stand the Weather, Soul to Soul and In The Beginning, all remastered & reissued on heavy duty 200g vinyl by Analogue Productions.
"The new remastering sounds amazing. Better than it ever did. I'm happy and pleasantly surprised." - Chris "Whipper" Layton
The 45 RPM Analogue Productions reissue of Stevie Ray Vaughan's Soul To Soul is so good, as are its 45 RPM companions — Texas Flood and Couldn't Stand The Weather — that they truly represent what Gregg Geller, producer and A&R representative described as "the best replication of the master tapes to date."
We've already brought you the 33 1/3 RPM box set Texas Hurricane featuring the greatest Stevie Ray Vaughan tribute ever reissued — six of Vaughan's most classic album titles remastered for ultimate blues and guitar fanatics. We've now taken the extra step and done 45 RPM versions of these three standout LPs.
We've used the original 30 inches-per-second, half-inch analog master tapes for all of these albums. Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound cut the lacquers for the LPs using the ultimate VMS 80 cutting lathe. Gary Salstrom handled the plating and the vinyl was pressed of course at our Quality Record Pressings, maker of the world's finest-sounding LPs.
Soul to Soul 2LP - Stevie Ray Vaughan's myth making was already complete by the time that his third record in as many years was released in October 1985. But no one could have expected the artistic leaps and additional prowess the guitarist displays on Soul To Soul, a record on which Vaughan added a full-time keyboardist and saxophonist, and dug deep into his native state's musical well for soul, R&B and surf motifs. Vaughan wrote four of Soul to Soul's 10 tracks; two songs were released as singles. The album went to No. 34 on the Billboard 200 chart and the music video for "Change It" received regular rotation on MTV.
Couldn't Stand The Weather 2LP- Couldn’t Stand The Weather is the remarkable sophomore album by Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble. It follows their critically acclaimed debut, Texas Flood. Incorporating the same winning formula of musicianship and songwriting, Couldn’t Stand The Weather cemented Vaughan’s place as one of music’s greatest. It is their first to earn gold certification and their first platinum-seller. It includes breathtaking renditions of Clark’s “Cold Shot” and Hendrix’s “Voodoo Child.” A staple on the Billboard charts, this definitive masterpiece received praise from Entertainment Weekly, Q, Down Beat and many others.
Texas Flood 2LP- Stevie Ray Vaughan's 1983 debut album, Texas Flood, was a phenomenal success, climbing into the Top 40 and spending over half a year on the charts, which was practically unheard of for a blues recording. The record plays like a dynamite club show, filled with crowd-pleasing originals and covers, all performed with unbridled enthusiasm. Texas Flood was certified gold on August 13, 1990, and certified platinum on January 22, 1992.
In The Beginning 2LP- Anyone lucky enough to have been in the audience at this early live show, on April Fools Day in 1980, could have told you that. Young Stevie Vaughan (he had yet to become Stevie Ray) blasted the hometown crowd with a style that was already very well-formed. With Chris Layton on drums and bassist Jackie Newhouse (Tommy Shannon would join up a year later), his basic sound was already in place, albeit still in need of some polishing. Taken from the surviving two-track master, Vaughan's guitar is raw and in your face every note of the way. His takes on Freddie King's "In the Open" and the lengthy "Tin Pan Alley" are the real highlights here.
LP Track Listing:
Soul to Soul
1. Say What!
2. Lookin' Out The Window
3. Look at Little Sister
4. Ain't Gone 'N' Give Up On Love
5. Gone Home
6. Change It
7. You'll Be Mine
8. Empty Arms
9. Come On (Part III)
10. Life Without you
Couldn't Stand The Weather
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
1. Love Struck Baby
2. Pride and Joy
3. Texas Flood
4. Tell Me
6. Rude Mood
7. Mary Had a Little Lamb
8. Dirty Pool
9. I'm Cryin'
In The Beginning
1. In The Open
2. Slide Thing
3. They Call Me Guitar Hurricane
4. All Your Love (I Miss Loving)
5. Tin Pan Alley (aka Roughest Place in Town)
6. Love Struck Baby
7. Tell Me
8. Shake for Me
9. Live Another Day