In Step Original recording remastered, Extra tracks
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|1. The House Is Rockin'|
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|7. Wall Of Denial|
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|9. Love Me Darlin'|
|10. Riviera Paradise|
|11. SRV Speaks - (previously unreleased)|
|12. The House Is Rockin' (previously unreleased, live)|
|13. Let Me Love You Baby - (previously unreleased, live)|
|14. Texas Flood - (previously unreleased, live)|
|15. Life Without You - (previously unreleased, live)|
In Step embraces blues and rock without compromising the primal joys of either. This is Stevie Ray Vaughan's best studio album and the first he recorded sober. "Travis Walk" offers a heady rush of flat-picking, "The House is Rockin'" is full-tilt roots-boogie, "Let Me Love You Baby" and "Leave My Girl Alone" are sweet blues epiphanies, and the nine-minute instrumental "Riviera Paradise" is a truly soulful mix of blues and jazz. By now, just a year before his untimely death, Vaughan had also tamed his bawling voice into a rich instrument. In short, this 1989 session is Vaughan at his artistic peak. And the four compelling live performances added to this reissue--"The House Is Rockin'," "Let Me Love You Baby," "Texas Flood," and "Life Without You," all from the In Step tour--prove there was no studio trickery involved. It's raw blues-rock perfection. --Ted Drozdowski
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The man was almost toast from all of his excessive drinking and drugs problems. After he cleaned up his act his music become crisper, more confident, and it definitely shows on this CD.
This is classic blues CD and one of my SRV favorites. His voice is stronger and so much clearer than past offerings. Double Trouble plays some rockin' accompaniment with classic blues bass and drums.
"Stevie was influenced by blues musicians including Albert King, Otis Rush, and Muddy Waters, and rock guitarists such as Jimi Hendrix and Lonnie Mack, along with jazz instrumentalists like Kenny Burrell. He has received wide critical recognition for his guitar playing, ranking at #12 on Rolling Stone's list of "100 Greatest Guitarists" in 2011."
"In Step" earned SRV and Double Trouble a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Performance. On August 27, 1990, Vaughan was killed in a helicopter crash following a performance in East Troy, Wisconsin. A tragic loss but his music lives on and will remain timeless.
Thats where I got started with In Step I loved all the songs on the radio so I bought it. For having a fake sound Steive never lost the blues. He still had the blues on Leave My Girl Alone with a more softer tone. I always loved Stevie Ray's studio albums but no one could compare to him when he was LIVE. I think for most In Step is a great way to get started with Vaughans music. Their still is his classics like Couldn't Stand The Weather, and Texas Flood. I always have stated In Step as One Of Stevie Ray's Best. This is a must have for anybody ready to listen to Stevie Ray Vaughan. Highly Recomened!
It lacks a little bit of the fire of those earlier albums, and it feels a little more polished, too, but most of what's here is very good, including the blistering, piano-driven rocker "The House Is Rockin'" and the blues-n-boogie of "Let Me Love You Baby".
I'm less fond of slightly formulaic hard rock songs like "Wall Of Denial", "Crossfire" and "Tightrope", however. They are not bad, but they are a little bit generic, in spite of the good lyrics, and instrumentally they are not nearly as impressive or as innovative as Vaughan' best songs.
The cover of Buddy Guy's "Leave My Girl" alone is nice, though, as is the simple, straight-ahead rock n' roll of "Scratch-N-Sniff" and Stevie Ray does a good "Love Me Darlin'", even though he can't hope to match the amazing, gravelly pipes of its author, blues legend Howlin' Wolf.
A very fine, acoustic instrumental ends the original LP track list, but this remastered CD reissue offers an additional five bonus tracks, including fiery live takes of "Let Me Love You Baby" and "The House Is Rockin'", and the 13-minute non-LP tune "Life Without You", a soulful blues ballad.
Not Stevie Ray Vaughan's best record, but certainly not one to shy away from, either.
3 3/4 stars.
Most recent customer reviews
SRV was the man. The greatest electric blues guitarist ever. Every cell of his being was permeated with musical genius, every pore oozed the blues. Read morePublished on June 8 2004 by Paul J. Escamilla
IN STEP is Stevie Ray Vaughan's first clean and sober album- and his finest. The best cuts are "The House Is Rockin'", "Crossfire", "Tightrope", and "Wall Of Denial", but there are... Read morePublished on Nov. 26 2003
I just bought In Step on amazon for a great price. The other day when it came in I poped it into my CD player. Stevie always was trying new things. Read morePublished on Nov. 8 2003 by Luke H.
To each his own, as they say. In my book the 2nd best SRV album. The material is awesome, however a little too polished. Read morePublished on Oct. 31 2003 by CS