Sky Is Crying

The Sky Is Crying

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by Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
     
 

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The posthumously assembled ten-track outtakes collection The Sky Is Crying actually proves to be one of Stevie Ray Vaughan's most consistent albums, rivaling In Step as the best outside of the Greatest Hits collection. These songs were recorded in sessions spanning from 1984's Couldn't Stand the

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The posthumously assembled ten-track outtakes collection The Sky Is Crying actually proves to be one of Stevie Ray Vaughan's most consistent albums, rivaling In Step as the best outside of the Greatest Hits collection. These songs were recorded in sessions spanning from 1984's Couldn't Stand the Weather to 1989's In Step and were left off of the LPs for whatever reason (or, in the case of Soul to Soul's "Empty Arms," a different version was used). What makes the record work is its eclectic diversity -- Vaughan plays slide guitar on "Boot Hill" and acoustic on "Life by the Drop"; he smokes on the slow blues of "May I Have a Talk With You" and the title track just as much as on the up-tempo Lonnie Mack cover, "Wham"; and he shows the jazzy side of his playing on Hendrix's "Little Wing" and Kenny Burrell's "Chitlins Con Carne." But it's not just musical diversity that makes the record work, it's also Vaughan's emotional range. From the morbidly dark "Boot Hill" to the lilting "Little Wing" to the exuberant tributes to his influences -- Lonnie Mack on "Wham" and Albert King on "The Sky Is Crying" -- Vaughan makes the material resonate, and in light of his death, "The Sky Is Crying" and the touching survivor-story ballad "Life by the Drop" are two of the most moving moments in Vaughan's oeuvre.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/03/2008
Label:
Imports
UPC:
5099746864026
catalogNumber:
920754
Rank:
9557

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

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

Technical Credits

Double Trouble   Producer
Jim Gaines   Producer,Engineer
Chris Layton   Producer
Richard Mullen   Producer,Engineer
Tommy Shannon   Producer
Jimmie Vaughan   Producer
Stevie Ray Vaughan   Producer
M. Levy   Composer
Mark Burdett   Art Direction
Arnold Levine   Art Direction
Jim Capfer   Producer
Dan Forte   Liner Notes
Unknown   Composer
Chester Burnett   Composer

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The Sky Is Crying 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If I was stuck on an island with only one cd to listen to over and over again, this would be the one I would want. I have owned this cd for many years and have yet to tire of it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
IF YOU REALLY LIKE THEM TEXAS BLUES. YOU'LL LOVE THIS SRV CD.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The late Stevie Ray Vaughan exemplified Texas blues and classic rock... And his covers of other artists, of particular note, Jimi Hendrix, not only did them great justice but are stand alone works of art! Simply the most soulful music created and bound to run chills up your spine!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Stevie Ray Vaughan is one of the many great guitarists in the world. He goes to the extremes with blues guitar on this album. There's not a single track that I skip over when I listen to it. Little Wing and Life By The Drop are the best songs on the album. I think the instrumentals are the better ones. Buy this one today! You'll love it.
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