New Vinyl Record - Vaughan, Stevie Ray - Sky Is Crying
Mastered from the original tapes by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound
200-gram pressing by Quality Record Pressings
With his astonishingly accomplished guitar playing, Stevie Ray Vaughan ignited the blues revival of the '80s. Vaughan drew equally from bluesmen like Albert King, Otis Rush and Hubert Sumlin and rock 'n' roll players like Jimi Hendrix and Lonnie Mack, as well as the stray jazz guitarist like Kenny Burrell, developing a uniquely eclectic and fiery style that sounded like no other guitarist, regardless of genre.
The Sky Is Cryingwas released after SRV's 1990 helicopter crash that took his life. The posthumously assembled 10-track outtakes collection actually proves to be one of Vaughan's most consistent albums, rivalingIn Stepas the best outside of the Greatest Hits collection. These songs were recorded in sessions spanning from 1984'sCouldn't Stand the Weatherto 1989'sIn Stepand were left off of the LPs for whatever reason (or, in the case ofSoul to Soul's "Empty Arms," a different version was used).