In Step

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/1/1999
  • Label: Epic Europe
  • EAN: 5099749413221
  • Catalog Number: 494132
  • Sales rank: 53,406

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The House Is Rockin' (2:24)
  2. 2 Crossfire (4:10)
  3. 3 Tightrope (4:40)
  4. 4 Let Me Love You Baby (2:43)
  5. 5 Leave My Girl Alone (4:15)
  6. 6 Travis Walk (2:19)
  7. 7 Wall of Denial (5:36)
  8. 8 Scratch-N-Sniff (2:43)
  9. 9 Love Me Darlin' (3:21)
  10. 10 Riviera Paradise (9:00)
  11. 11 SRV Speaks (1:33)
  12. 12 The House Is Rockin' (2:48)
  13. 13 Let Me Love You Baby (3:46)
  14. 14 Texas Flood (7:28)
  15. 15 Life Without You (13:17)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble Primary Artist, Track Performer
Stevie Ray Vaughan Indexed Contributor, Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Chris Layton Percussion, Drums
Darrell Leonard Horn
Tommy Shannon Bass, Bass Guitar
Joe Sublett Horn
Reese Wynans Keyboards
Technical Credits
Jeff Lynne Composer
David Coleman Artwork, Art Direction
Ryan Dorn Engineer
Double Trouble Producer
Jim Gaines Producer, Engineer
Richard McKernan Engineer
Richard Mullen Engineer
Stevie Ray Vaughan Producer
Bill Milkowski Liner Notes
Bob Irwin Reissue Producer
Nancy Donald Artwork, Art Direction
Vic Anesini Mastering
Josh Cheuse Artwork
Tony Martell Executive Producer
Richard Mullins Engineer
Chester Burnett Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Some of the best from the best

    SRV is the best, and if you don't know it, then find out here with In Step. Let me love you baby!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    DON'T PASS THIS ONE UP!

    If you like those TEXAS BLUES then you will love this SRV CD. It's Stevie Ray Vaughan at his best!

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