Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble’s ‘Texas Flood’ 30th Anniversary Legacy Edition Gets Rave Reviews!

Amazing reviews are coming in for the 30th anniversary Legacy Edition of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble’s debut album, Texas Flood! Here are excerpts:

In this expanded reissue, Texas Flood sounds just as fresh, bold and inspired. Whether it’s the slow blues of the five minute title track and “Dirty Pool,” the caffeinated picking showcase of the instrumental “Rude Mood” or closer “Lenny”’s nimble jazz runs, Vaughan and his band burst forth like energized pros instead of newbies tentatively making their first album. This double anniversary package with excellent historical liner notes adds a previously unreleased, hour long live gig from Philadelphia in October, 1983. The show absolutely sizzles with a band firing on every cylinder as they blast through fiery versions of the album’s tracks along with searing takes of Hendrix classics “Voodoo Child (Slight Return) and a medley of “Little Wing/Third Stone from the Sun.” The attack is one of a road tested unit that is still young and hungry with plenty to prove. – American Songwriter

His debut album was recorded in a matter of days of free time donated by Jackson Browne in his Los Angeles studio. What occurred there still sounds like healing of the highest order, as the guitarist’s Stratoscaster reached for the heavens from note one on “Love Struck Baby,” and kept going deeper and harder on the next nine songs. …There’s a second disc of a live ’83 show in Philadelphia that reflects the promise of everything that was to come for Vaughan, drummer Chris Layton and bassist Tommy Shannon. Their world was just starting to turn back then, and would soon open up to a safe haven for the deepest music of the soul. – The Morton Report

Texas Flood Legacy Edition, which — along with the original 1983 Texas Flood album — includes a previously unreleased concert, recorded live at Ripley’s Music Hall in Philadelphia on October 20, 1983. It freakin’ smokes. That’s no real surprise, since Vaughan was the type of artist who gave his all every time he hit the stage. …His performances of then-new Texas Flood numbers like “Pride and Joy,” “Love Struck Baby,” and the title track are shiver-inducing, and his passion for Jimi Hendrix comes alive on “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)” and the “Little Wing”/”Third Stone From the Sun” medley. –

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble - Texas Flood