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In Step [Original recording remastered, Extra tracks]

Stevie Ray Vaughan Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
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1. The House Is Rockin'
2. Crossfire
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4. Let Me Love You Baby
5. Leave My Girl Alone
6. Travis Walk
7. Wall Of Denial
8. Scratch `N' Sniff
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)
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15. Life Without You - (previously unreleased, live)

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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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"In Step" was released in the summer of 1989, and it was his first album sober. Stevie's singing and songwriting improved by leaps and bounds from "Texas Flood", and Double Trouble had gotten more involved in the songwriting process, writing Stevie's only number one hit, "Crossfire." It's a band-oriented album, instead of just showing off Stevie's extraordinary talents, which it does do quite frequently. It is such a powerful record, and so intriguing to listen to Stevie confess so openly about his use of drugs through songs like the funky "Tightrope" and "Wall Of Denial". These songs also produce two of the best solos he has the album. He also has fun as well, with rockers like "The House Is Rockin'" and "Scratch-N-Sniff". However, it the closer, "Riviera Paradise", that takes the cake. This quiet instrumental sounds like, as Stevie has described it, "praying through the guitar." For the expanded edition, there is a small interview about how he quit the last job he ever had, and four live songs, "The House Is Rockin'", "Let Me Love You Baby", "Texas Flood", and "Life Without You", which all absolutely smoke. If only Stevie could have lived on, then we would have all been in for a treat. R.I.P. SRV.
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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. One of the greatest gifts Texas ever gave to the world.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One Of Stevie Ray's Best! April 23 2004
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In Step is one of Stevie Ray Vaughan's best studio albums. I do like Texas Flood much better,his guitar was alot rawer and it sounded more soulful and real. In Step sounds way to good,rumor has it Stevie Ray was using dozens of amps on this studio album to get the perfect sound. I do love In Step for what it is I actually have the orginal CD without the bonus tracks. I think the orginal sounded wonderful I have not heard the CD with the bonus tracks. I think In Step was a turning point for Stevie to expand his sound and make it beautiful. In Step became one of the biggest radio hits. Thats where I first heard The House Is A Rocking one of my favorite songs. I also heard Crossfire, and Tightrope over and over on the radio.
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!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best SRV Dec 9 2003
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When God (Eric Clapton) admits that Stevie was the best he ever heard you know he probably was. What Stevie transmitted was a combination of two simultaneous, uncompromised lines of energy from his heart straight into his fingers. Even today when one of his songs plays on the radio I find myself looking forward to the guitar lead in anticipation. Obviously there are many fine, gifted and talented guitarists out there but not one of them ever produced the kind of fire that he did. The thing that sets this cd apart from the others is the knowledge that this was his first since kicking his terrible addiction and his enthusiasm and energy jumps right out of the speakers like lightning and thunder. The strength it took to manipulate the barbed-wire guage strings he used came from playing and practicing every day of his life, creating the sound that will probably never be duplicated again. I miss him. And, like Hendrix before him, I can only imagine the music he would have produced by now. RIP.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stevie Ray Vaughan's Best Album Nov. 26 2003
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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 other good ones here, too. The latter three songs can be understood well by anyone with any kind of addiction (drugs, alcohol, tobacco, food, caffeine). If you get IN STEP, COULDN'T STAND THE WEATHER, and TEXAS FLOOD first, you can't go wrong.
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4.0 out of 5 stars ***3/4 Nov. 9 2003
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My least favorite original SRV album, "In Step" is still a good, solid blues-rock album...it just doesn't measure up to Stevie Ray's first three magnificent records.
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.
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