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[Album Review] Stevie Ray Vaughan - Couldn't Stand The Weather (Legacy Edit

Twenty years ago this week (August 27) Stevie Ray Vaughan sadly passed away here in Southern Wisconsin. On August 26, Vaughan was performing at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre for 30,000 plus spectators, which likely included many Triple M fans and listeners. Vaughan's final show included an encore performance featuring Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Jimmie Vaughan and Robert Cray. Early on the morning of August 27, a helicopter carrying Stevie Ray Vaughan crashed shortly after take-off, killing all people on board. Despite the sadness of this anniversary, it is best to celebrate Vaughan's musical legacy through listening to his smooth sounds and guitar licks. Triple M remembers Stevie Ray Vaughan this week - for setlists, a timeline of his life, concert ticket stubs and more, check out our Stevie Ray Vaughan page. On July 27, one month prior to the twentieth anniversary of Vaughan's death, Epic records and Legacy Recordings released the Legacy Edition of Vaughan's 1984 album Couldn't Stand The Weather. Couldn't Stand The Weather was Vaughan and his band Double Trouble's second studio album. The original 1984 album contained 8 songs and later in 1999 a remastered album version was released containing 5 additional tracks. The newly released Legacy Edition adds to the remastered edition an additional 6 tracks, three of which are recently discovered studio outtakes, along with a second disc from a live show at the Spectrum in Montreal on August 17, 1984. On the first disc of the new release the original Couldn't Stand The Weather is fun to relive as well as hear some previously never before released material. It is clear Stevie Ray Vaughan was a Jimi Hendrix fan, as he included his version of "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" on the original Couldn't Stand The Weather, but also a version of Hendrix's song "Little Wing" makes an appearance late on the first disc. Stevie Ray Vaughan's "Little Wing" version was originally released on the album The Sky is Crying in 1991. A previously never before released alternate version of the original album's final track, "Stang's Swang," is included on the first disc. The two other never-before released tracks are "The Sky is Crying" and "Boot Hill." Fans of Stevie Ray Vaughan will truly enjoy this "new" material on the Legacy Edition. The second disc of the Legacy Edition was recorded at a live show in Montreal in August of 1984. All the live recordings on the second disc were previously unreleased and being heard by the public for the first time off this album. One highlight of the live performance is the nearly 12 minute rendition of "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)." Vaughan takes his guitar magic even further on these live tracks as he adds more jamming and guitar play onto each track. Sadly, it is impossible to see Stevie Ray Vaughan rock out live today, so listening to a previously unreleased show is as close as it can get. Let's hope that video from a never before released show surfaces soon to get a step closer to the feel of being at a live Stevie Ray Vaughan performance. Until then, grab your copy of Couldn't Stand The Weather (Legacy Edition) and feel the smooth groove of Stevie Ray Vaughan. Check out video of Stevie Ray Vaughan working the guitar strings below in a version of "Voodoo Child." -Sam Ryan

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