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• The expanded Double Trouble lineup gives Vaughan more space and options

Stevie Ray Vaughan's myth making was already complete by the time that his third record in as many years was released in October 1985.   But no one could have expected the artistic leaps and additional prowess the guitarist displays on Soul to Soul, a record on which Vaughan added a full-time keyboardist and saxophonist, and dug deep into his native state's musical well for soul, R&B, and surf motifs.   The rate at which the Texan was growing as a first-rate composer and virtuosic instrumentalist is evident throughout what became his most diverse album to date.

While mindful of the blues' capacity to mourn and ponder, Vaughan concentrates on turning every song into an occasion for hope, no matter the subject.   He and Double Trouble – now complemented by keyboardist Reese Wynans and saxophonist Joe Sublett, the expansion indicative of the guitarist's interest in jazz, R&B, and, true to the album's title, soul – aim to soothe, treating each note as an extension of their own feelings.   Recorded at a time when the pop landscape became inundated with plastic synthesizers, mechanized beats, and robotic emotion, Soul to Soul brings music's basic elements back home, exploring roots passages while taking Vaughan's hallmark fusion down a road that travels from Dallas to Memphis to New Orleans and beyond.

  • Packaged in New Numbered Limited Edition Mini LP Style Packaging!

      1. Say What!
      2. Lookin' Out The Window
      3. Look At Little Sister
      4. Ain't Gone 'n' Give Up On Love
      5. Gone Home
      6. Change It
      7. You'll Be Mine
      8. Empty Arms
      9. Come On (Part III)
    10. Life Without You

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