More Stellar Reviews For SRV And Double Trouble’s ‘Texas Flood’ 30th Anniversary Legacy Edition
The love keeps coming for Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble’s Texas Flood 30th anniversary Legacy Edition. Here are more reviews:
If people were already comparing Vaughan to Jimi Hendrix, he seems — on this October 1983 date at Ripley’s Music Hall — more than ready to accede to the throne of the most electrifying guitarist from a generation before. In short order, Vaughan covers not one, not two, but three Hendrix songs, beginning with “Voodoo Child” and then melding “Little Wing” and “Third Stone from the Sun” in cocky closing salvo. There’s a thunderous second pass at “Testify,” a salacious journey through “Pride and Joy,” and a crackling take on Buddy Guy’s memorable update of “Mary Had a Little Lamb,” to boot. – Something Else!
The Ripley’s performance is filled with classics: the amazing rhythm-as-lead/lead-as-rhythm workouts of “Love Struck Baby;” the magnificent slow burns of “Tin Pan Alley” and “Texas Flood;” and the playful funk of “Mary Had A Little Lamb.” The night closes with one more Hendrixian workout – the grace and majesty of “Little Wing” leading into an amp-torturing “Third Stone From The Sun.” It’s hard to imagine anyone having enough energy left to work off the stage, let alone speak, but Vaughan sounds like a man sitting on top of the world as he introduces the band and himself. – Jambands.com
Vaughan’s ongoing significance is reflected in the newly released 30th Anniversary Edition of Texas Flood. His music made a difference in a lot of people’s lives. The two-disc package contains a remastered version of the original album, plus a second live CD from a 1983 performance at Ripley’s Music Hall in Philadelphia. Vaughan’s incendiary debut record has never sounded better, and the additional live material is phenomenal. …He was a master, and this set is a marvelous tribute to his talent. – Blogcritics.org