Texas Flood/In the Beginning

Texas Flood/In the Beginning

by Stevie Ray Vaughan
     
 

Sony Legacy's X2 series is one of the more curious reissue programs in the label's history. Here is a prime example: Stevie Ray Vaughan's breakthrough debut for the label, Texas Flood from 1983, is slapped in a slipcase with 1992's In the Beginning. The strange thing is that the latter album, while indeed recordedSee more details below

Overview

Sony Legacy's X2 series is one of the more curious reissue programs in the label's history. Here is a prime example: Stevie Ray Vaughan's breakthrough debut for the label, Texas Flood from 1983, is slapped in a slipcase with 1992's In the Beginning. The strange thing is that the latter album, while indeed recorded earlier, was released posthumously. It would have made far more sense to pop the debut in a sleeve with its successor -- also a hit -- Couldn't Stand the Weather from 1984. These two discs make perfect bookends and offer an exacting portrait of Vaughan's music at the time. These first two albums popped out almost immediately after he bailed from David Bowie's touring band after appearing on the Let's Dance album. This version does contain the bonus tracks. In the Beginning is a hodgepodge assemblage of cuts from a still developing period for the guitarist -- not so much as a soloist, but as a bandleader -- and he still sounds very much like a bar band musician -- albeit an extremely talented one. There are no bonus cuts here. The question is: who is going to buy these? Especially since, only six months earlier, Sony released a triple package of those first two albums with Soul to Soul in one of these slipcases? This must simply be a case of having too much stock lying around gathering dust. The high star rating is for the music, not the packaging cynicism.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/26/2008
Label:
Sony Legacy
UPC:
0886972209920
catalogNumber:
722099
Rank:
91059

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Love Struck Baby  - Stevie Ray Vaughan
  2. Pride and Joy  - Stevie Ray Vaughan
  3. Texas Flood  - Stevie Ray Vaughan
  4. Tell Me  - Stevie Ray Vaughan
  5. Testify  - Stevie Ray Vaughan
  6. Rude Mood  - Stevie Ray Vaughan
  7. Mary Had a Little Lamb  - Stevie Ray Vaughan
  8. Dirty Pool  - Stevie Ray Vaughan
  9. I'm Cryin'  - Stevie Ray Vaughan
  10. Lenny  - Stevie Ray Vaughan
  11. SRV Speaks  - Stevie Ray Vaughan
  12. Tin Pan Alley (Aka Roughest Place in Town)  - Stevie Ray Vaughan
  13. Testify  - Stevie Ray Vaughan
  14. Mary Had a Little Lamb  - Stevie Ray Vaughan
  15. Wham!  - Stevie Ray Vaughan

Disc 2

  1. In the Open  - Stevie Ray Vaughan
  2. Slide Thing  - Stevie Ray Vaughan
  3. They Call Me Guitar Hurricane  - Stevie Ray Vaughan
  4. All Your Love I Miss Loving  - Stevie Ray Vaughan
  5. Tin Pan Alley (Aka Roughest Place in Town)  - Stevie Ray Vaughan
  6. Love Struck Baby  - Stevie Ray Vaughan
  7. Tell Me  - Stevie Ray Vaughan
  8. Shake for Me  - Stevie Ray Vaughan
  9. Live Another Day  - Stevie Ray Vaughan

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Stevie Ray Vaughan   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Chris Layton   Drums
Jackie Newhouse   Bass
Tommy Shannon   Bass

Technical Credits

Larry Davis   Composer
Willie Dixon   Composer
Freddie King   Composer
Lincoln Clapp   Vocal Engineer
Malcolm Harper   Engineer
Bob Ludwig   Mastering
Richard Mullen   Producer,Engineer
Otis Rush   Composer
Stevie Ray Vaughan   Composer,Producer
John Berg   Art Direction
Jody Denberg   Liner Notes
Ken Robertson   Mastering
Allen Weinberg   Art Direction
Bob Irwin   Reissue Producer
Eddie Jones   Composer
Don Hunstein   Tray Photo
Vic Anesini   Mastering
Josh Cheuse   Art Direction
Tony Martell   Executive Producer
Bill Narum   Direction
Wayne Bell   Producer,Engineer
Joseph Scott   Composer
Robert Geddins   Composer
Michael Ventura   Liner Notes
Andy Denemark   Producer
Norm Pattiz   Executive Producer
John F. Hammond   Executive Producer
Brad Holland   Cover Art
Chester Burnett   Composer

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