Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: The Complete Epic Recordings Collection Now Available Today

Epic Records and Legacy Recordings Release to Celebrate Stevie Ray Vaughan's 60th Birthday Year and an Illuminated Career

1293785_orig_thumb7Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: The Complete Epic Recordings Collection.

Definitive 12 Disc SRV & DT Library Includes 1st Commercial Release of 1983's A Legend In The Making - Live at the El Mocambo Toronto Concert.

Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, and Epic Records celebrate electric blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan has released Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: The Complete Epic Recordings Collection, this definitive career-encompassing 12 disc library brings together, for the first time, the entirety of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble's official studio and live album canon including the inaugural commercial release of A Legend In The Making, a highly collectible (formerly) promotional only recording of SRV & DT's incendiary performance at Toronto's El Mocambo club in 1983. In addition, The Complete Epic Recordings Collection features two discs compiling rare and hard-to-find archival tracks.

SRV_thumb2On April 26, 2014, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble were among the artists to be inducted into the newly created Austin City Limits Hall of Fame, launched in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the PBS televised concert series. The Austin City Limits Hall of Fame induction ceremony will air on PBS in October 2014. Stephen Ray Vaughan was born in Dallas, Texas on October 3, 1954, the same year the Fender Stratocaster went into production. Stevie Ray picked up his first six-string at the age of 7, dropped out of high school in 1971 and moved to Austin in '72, going on to become one of the most influential and electrifying blues guitarists ever.

I remember seeing Stevie Ray Vaughan perform with Living Color only a few days before he died in a helicopter crash on August 27, 1990, his death devastated the music community, and the world as a whole. Though his mainstream career lasted a mere seven years, Stevie Ray Vaughan's enduring contribution to the blues can be heard in the work of younger players including John Mayer, Derek Trucks and Mike McCready of Pearl Jam.

Stevie Ray Vaughan was the recipient of numerous musical award, during his lifetime and posthumously. In 1983, readers of Guitar Player voted him as Best New Talent and Best Electric Blues Guitar Player. In 1984, the Blues Foundation named him Entertainer of the Year and Blues Instrumentalist of the Year, and in 1987 Performance Magazine honored him with Rhythm and Blues Act of the Year. Earning six Grammy Awards and ten Austin Music Awards, he was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2000 and the Musicians Hall of Fame in 2014. Rolling Stone ranked Vaughan as the twelfth greatest guitarist of all time.


Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: The Complete Epic Recordings Collection of albums- In The Beginning, Live at Montreux, Texas Flood, A Legend In The Making: Live at The El Mocambo, Couldn’t Stand the Weather, Live at Carnegie Hall, Soul To Soul, Live Alive, In Step and the final album Archives, which is a collection previously unreleased, is a living tribute to a musical master taken too young and too soon.

From first track to last, this collection is magnificent. This will be a complete anthology of an artist that revitalized and revolutionized a genre of music while keeping it complete and in itself, like his playing and live performances, Flawless.

For more information go to http://www.legacyrecordings.com


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