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In Step
     

In Step

by Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
 

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Stevie Ray Vaughan had always been a phenomenal guitarist, but prior to In Step, his songwriting was hit or miss. Even when he wrote a classic modern blues song, it was firmly within the genre's conventions; only on Soul to Soul's exquisite soul-blues "Life Without You" did he attempt to stretch the boundaries of the form. As it turns out, that was the

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Stevie Ray Vaughan had always been a phenomenal guitarist, but prior to In Step, his songwriting was hit or miss. Even when he wrote a classic modern blues song, it was firmly within the genre's conventions; only on Soul to Soul's exquisite soul-blues "Life Without You" did he attempt to stretch the boundaries of the form. As it turns out, that was the keynote for In Step, an album where Vaughan found his own songwriting voice, blending blues, soul, and rock in unique ways, and writing with startling emotional honesty. Yes, there are a few covers, all well chosen, but the heart of the album rests in the songs he co-wrote with Doyle Bramhall, the man who penned the Soul to Soul highlight "Change It." Bramhall proved to be an ideal collaborator for Vaughan; tunes like the terse "Tightrope" and the dense "Wall of Denial" feel so intensely personal, it's hard to believe that they weren't the product of just one man. Yet the lighter numbers -- the dynamite boogie "The House Is Rockin'" and the breakneck blues of "Scratch-n-Sniff" -- are just as effective as songs. Of course, he didn't need words to make effective music: "Travis Walk" is a blistering instrumental, complete with intricate fingerpicking reminiscent of the great country guitarist Merle Travis, while the shimmering "Riviera Paradise" is every bit as lyrical and lovely as his previous charmer, "Lenny." The magnificent thing about In Step is how it's fully realized, presenting every facet of Vaughan's musical personality, yet it still soars with a sense of discovery. It's a bittersweet triumph, given Vaughan's tragic death a little over a year after its release, yet it's a triumph all the same.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/23/1999
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0888837151221
catalogNumber:
371512
Rank:
25619

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble   Primary Artist
Chris Layton   Percussion,Drums
Tommy Shannon   Bass Guitar
Stevie Ray Vaughan   Guitar,Vocals
Reese Wynans   Keyboards

Technical Credits

David Coleman   Art Direction,Logo Design
Jim Gaines   Producer,Engineer
Stevie Ray Vaughan   Composer
Bill Milkowski   Liner Notes
Bob Irwin   Reissue Producer
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble   Producer
Nancy Donald   Art Direction
Josh Cheuse   Art Direction
Tony Martell   Executive Producer
J. W. Scott   Composer
R. Wynans   Composer
Richard Mullins   Engineer
C. Burnett   Composer
Richard McKernen   Engineer

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