Couldn't Stand The Weather
(Epic / Legacy)


Back in 1983, the music world was stunned by the CD release of Let’s Dance from David Bowie. Filling Bowie’s lead guitar slot was a Texas guitar slinger many rock fans hadn’t even heard of before. The name of Bowie’s pick for guitar way back when was Stevie Ray Vaughan and the year after in 1984, Stevie released his now historic Epic Records album Couldn’t Stand The Weather. Now in 2010, 25+ years after the initial CD release of Couldn’t Stand The Weather by Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, Epic / Legacy has a revamped double CD version of the album, pairing the original eight cut album with eleven studio bonus tracks plus a second CD consisting of a live SRV concert from August 1984, recorded three months after the original Couldn’t Stand The Weather album release. For fans, and those who missed him back in the ‘80s, Stevie Ray Vaughan has taken on somewhat of a larger than life aura, sadly since his tragic accidental demise twenty years ago in 1990. His life cut short at age 35 in a helicopter crash, Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble band are accorded high honors with Legacy’s 2010 CD reissue. Key to this double CD Legacy Edition reissue of Couldn’t Stand The Weather are, of course the ear-opening studio bonus tracks, but also the extensive CD booklet featuring up to date and in-depth liner notes from guitar ace / musicologist Andy Aledort, a name widely considered an authority on a wealth of rock guitarists. For long time SRV fans, as well as those just tuning in, Legacy’s 2010 double CD remaster of Couldn’t Stand The Weather is a primo plus introduction to the blues rock power and glory of the late, great Stevie Ray Vaughan.


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