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SRV [Box set, Original recording remastered]

Stevie Ray VaughanAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (December 18, 2000)
  • Original Release Date: December 18, 2000
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Format: Box set, Original recording remastered
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B000051XZF
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,355 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Thunderbird (Recorded In Austin, Texas 1977) - Stevie Ray Vaughan
2. I'm Cryin'
3. You're Gonna Miss Me Baby (Recorded During An Austin, Texas Soundcheck 1979)
4. They Call Me Guitar Hurricane (Live)
5. All Your Love I Miss Loving (Live) (Recorded At The Steamboat In Austin, Texas 1980)
6. Come On (Pt.III)
See all 18 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Scuttle Buttin'
2. Couldn't Stand The Weather (Taken From The Album Couldn't Stand The Weather 1984)
3. Empty Arms (Taken From The Album The Sky Is Crying 1984)
4. Little Wing/Third Stone From The Sun (Live) (CBS Records Convention, Honolulu, Hawaii 1984)
5. If You Have To Know (Taken From The Album Strike Like Lightning 1984) - Stevie Ray Vaughan
6. These Blues Is Killing Me (Taken From The Album I'm In The Wrong Business 1984) - Stevie Ray Vaughan
See all 14 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. Lookin' Out The Window (Live)
2. Look At Little Sister (Live)
3. Willie The Wimp (Live) (Recorded At The Mann Music Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1987)
4. The House Is Rockin' (Taken From The Album In Step 1989)
5. Crossfire (Live) (Recorded At Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, New Mexico 1989)
6. Wall Of Denial (Taken From The Album In Step 1989)
See all 17 tracks on this disc

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Product Description

Stevie's monster chops, huge sound and deep soul won adoration from rock fans and blues stars around the world, all of whom will want to pick up this long-awaited boxed set: 18 live and studio tracks plus 36 unissued recordings (VERY early stuff plus live versions of Cold Shot; Lovestruck Baby; Crossfire; The Sky Is Crying; Tightrope , and more) including a whole DVD of never-aired Austin City Limits performances! Over four hours of the late, great SRV on 3 CDs plus a 72-page book.

This career-spanning box of three CDs and a DVD celebrates a legacy that looms larger than that of any blues-rocking guitarist since Jimi Hendrix. Despite fears that a series of posthumous releases had depleted the Stevie Ray Vaughan vaults, previously unreleased gems dominate the selection. Highlights extend from Vaughan's swaggering apprenticeship with Paul Ray and the Cobras to slash-and-burn concert performances from the final month of his life. There are obligatory dips into the songbooks of Hendrix and Buddy Guy, appearances on MTV Unplugged and Austin City Limits, and instrumental interplay with brother Jimmie Vaughan and tourmate Jeff Beck. Though his guitar never loses its flamethrower intensity, the set documents his progression from the showoff licks of the young "Stevie Rave On" into a fully rounded artistry of soulful depth. --Don McLeese

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89 of 90 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Have you heard? What the word? A THUNDERBIRD December 4, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Well it is finally here. The much anticipated Stevie Ray Vaughan box set. For most SRV fans, this will be a satisfying set. Of course some of us would like to have seen much more unreleased material included and less of the album version stuff. But we all know the powers that be had to appeal not just to us SRV freaks but to the casual listener as well. No problem. I think this box set offers a nice balance for all. Tracks run in chronological order beginning in 1977 with only one cut from the Cobras days (I wish there were more) and ends on disc three with a few tunes from the second to last show in Alpine Valley.
More than half of the material is officially previously unreleased and is high quality live and outtake material. Many of the great live tracks like the Timothy White show version of "Dirty Pool" and the MTV tracks are here too. These will be a great surprise for those that haven't heard them before. The live cuts are from some of the best shows like Montreux (even a little of the booing after Texas Flood is there), Houston, Austin, Philadelphia, New Mexico, Alpine Valley, etc.; though I am surprised none of the excellent Tokyo, Japan 1985 show is included. In addition, there are a few cuts of other artists on whose albums Stevie Ray appeared.
For the hard-core collector you probably already have almost everything. However, the good news is that the quality on these discs blows away anything you most likely have on a boot. The fourth disc is a thirty or so minute DVD with five never-aired and never-issued performances from the television program Austin City Limits, recorded on October 10, 1989. I am not sure why these five tunes were cut from the commercial DVD release but I guess it might be because he broke a string on a tune or two during the performance.
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44 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A guitar legend gets his due December 30, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Following last years excellent reissues of his four original studio albums comes this devestating box set of Stevie Ray Vaughn in his natural environment, the stage. Of the 49 tracks that are included here, more than have of which have never been commercially released before, it makes you wonder what they left off. What's here is simply amazing, including performances with his mentor Albert King, to Jeff Beck, Lonnie Mack, and Johnny Copeland. There are also tracks from the rarely seen MTV Unplugged program he did in 1990. There are essays and quotes in the book from fellow musicians and admirers like Buddy Guy, Otis Rush, Carlos Santana, Robert Cray, and even Stevie's guitar tech Rene Martinez talks about how Stevie got his amazing guitar tone. The icing on the cake is the DVD that's included in the box. Five songs that were cut from the appearance that SRV and Double Trouble made on Austin City Limits in 1989, incredible stuff!!! For fans that have bootlegs of some of tracks included here, the sound quality of whats on the box as well as the other rarities included here make this set worth picking up. One of the best of 2000.
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At last, a box set worth listening to! November 22, 2000
Format:Audio CD
What a pleasant surprise this box set is. Normally, a box set is a repackaging of the same old music that can be found on an artist's original cd's. Although there are some of the songs found on Stevie's previous cd's, there are a surprising number of new songs, as well as old songs recorded live from his concerts and TV and radio performances. The previously unreleased songs are so full of soul, that they are a true pleasure to listen to. "Thunderbird", the first song on the first cd of this three cd set, simply rips, and sets the tone for the entire set. The book that comes along with the set tells when and where each song was recorded, and is filled with quotes from Eric Clapton, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Bonnie Raitt, Carlos Santana and David Bowie, to name a few. There are dozens of new photographs, and a lengthy biography and Quotes from Stevie. A DVD of five previously unreleased songs performed by Stevie for the TV show "Austin City Limits" nicely rounds out this gem of a box set. Nothing has been overlooked. If you are a Stevie Ray Vaughan freak...Rush out tonight and buy this set. If you've heard of Stevie Ray Vaughan and his amazing guitarmanship, but never have bought one of his cd's...Rush out tonight and buy this set. If you've never heard of Stevie Ray Vaughan...Crawl out from under your rock and RUSH OUT TONIGHT AND BUY THIS SET!! Thank you Jimmie Vaughan and Epic Records from the bottom of my heart!
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SRV - BOX SET November 22, 2000
Format:Audio CD
This is a great box set for SRV fans and people who are new to SRV music. This is what all box sets should be, the set has three CDs and one 30 min DVD of SRV & Double Trouble on Austin City Limits.
The music on the CD starts with SRV first recording with Paul Ray & The Cobras to his final concert at Alpine Valley. The CD has rare live performances of songs that were never released on an album, solo guitar by SRV and studio out-takes.
The DVD has an un-aired performance of SRV & Double Trouble on PBS's Austin City Limits, the DVD itself is worth the price of the box set. Stevie and the band were in great form!
There are essays and quotations from other Blues such as B.B. King and Eric Clapton, and there a lots of great pictures in a great package.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A big WOW!!!!!!!! I consider it a must have for any addicted person...
Stevie Ray is one of the few Legends from Blues as a Guitar player that just stands out and makes you thankful you found this piece of his work....... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Gary J. Chenett
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
This is a must-have for any true SRV fan.
Published 2 months ago by B. Welch
5.0 out of 5 stars An SRV Treasure
A collection to treasure. Some may feel this is not needed if they have several of his studio albums or concert releases because of title overlaps... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
came in fast and exactly as described all cd's were in great condition played all of them with no flaw
Published 8 months ago by Frank M
5.0 out of 5 stars MIND BLOWING ! ! !
Any body who ever had the privilege to see Stevie Ray Vaughan in concert will agree with me the man didnt play guitar , he was a human guitar who channeled music through his soul... Read more
Published 9 months ago by MICHAEL
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Have
A must have for all Stevie Ray Vaughn lovers. A really nice compilation of his best work. Needed to replace some destroyed hurricane CD's all at one time.
Published 10 months ago by Mary D.
3.0 out of 5 stars It came as promised
The set was complete but the CD holders are broken so they don't stay in the package.
They play well and it was clean. It arrived in a couple days.
Published 13 months ago by dlk829
5.0 out of 5 stars Review of SRV
I love SRV's music and this was great having the booklet with details and music was great and DVD was pretty good too, only wish there had been more.
Published 15 months ago by Carol
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this
I love the different versions of the songs and the new songs I haven't got on other CD's. Top Stuff
Published 16 months ago by Leigh G. Murray
4.0 out of 5 stars why buy new when used is this good!
I Found it in good shape the price was right. Certainly a treasure and a must have to my blues collection.
Published 16 months ago by terry l eyerly
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