Live From Austin, Texas [DVD] Review

artist: Stevie Ray Vaughan date: 07/04/2006 category: compact discs
Stevie Ray Vaughan: Live From Austin, Texas [DVD]
Release Date: September 3, 1997
Few guitarists ever mastered the Fender Stratocaster like the late, great Texas bluesman Stevie Ray Vaughan, and this priceless digital video disc collects both of the sizzling appearances that Vaughan and his solid band, Double Trouble, made on the PBS concert series Austin City Limits.
 Sound: 10
 Content: 10
 Production Quality: 9
 Overall Impression: 10
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overall: 9.8
Live From Austin, Texas [DVD] Reviewed by: Matt Montoya, on july 04, 2006
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Sound: Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble's sound have been described as amazing. Stevie Ray's guitar playing is masterful, and the music is probably the best blues music to come out in the last 25 years. The DVD is two concerts from Austin City Limits. The first is from 1983, with Stevie Ray Vaughan just starting out his career with Double Trouble, and also having drug and alcohol problems around that time. The second is in 1989, when Stevie Ray kicked drugs and alcohol, and was having a comeback in his career. The question is, 'How is this DVD?' and here is the answer. // 10

Overall Impression: I have Stevie Ray Vaughan Live At Montreux Jazz Festival, and this DVD is far better. "Cold Shot" is simply the greatest blues performance of all time, and the only thing to complain about this DVD is that it doesn't have all the classics, like "Rude Mood", "Scuttlebuttin'", or "Couldn't Stand The Weather", but it is still amazing. I have not seen a better Stevie Ray Vaughan DVD or even live performance by looking at music alone, and it's probably in my top 5 music DVD's. If you like Stevie Ray at all, or just the Blues at all, this is a must-have. // 10

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