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5.0 out of 5 stars Solid Real Value (SRV)
A pleasent surprise in this fairly complete box set of SRV's works. Disk one was particularly enjoyable in its attention to his early works and never before released songs were very much appreciated by a serious fan.
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2.0 out of 5 stars As most box sets are, largely a waste of money
This retrospective is nicely packaged, but the recorded material doesn't stand up to close analysis.
If you're new to Stevie Ray Vaughan, then the best thing you could do with your $30 is buy all his studio albums - Texas Flood, Couldn't Stand the Weather, Soul to Soul, In Step and the posthumous (but outstanding) The Sky Is Crying.
If you want some moving...
Published on Sept. 28 2003 by Olly Buxton


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2.0 out of 5 stars As most box sets are, largely a waste of money, Sept. 28 2003
This review is from: Srv (W/Dvd) (33 Live Tracks) (Audio CD)
This retrospective is nicely packaged, but the recorded material doesn't stand up to close analysis.
If you're new to Stevie Ray Vaughan, then the best thing you could do with your $30 is buy all his studio albums - Texas Flood, Couldn't Stand the Weather, Soul to Soul, In Step and the posthumous (but outstanding) The Sky Is Crying.
If you want some moving pictures to go with it, then buy the simply jaw-dropping Stevie Ray Vaughan Live At The El Mocambo - which gives you over an hour of a young and hungry unknown gobsmacking a small bar in Canada, as opposed to a fairly complacent global rock star knocking out a six song set to a seated TV audience. The DVD in this boxed set is really poor, actually - it's extremely short, and there are no interviews or extraneous material, and Stevie's tone isn't especially hot either.
If you're familiar with Stevie's albums you'll already have a lot of the material here, and the tracks you won't have aren't really much chop anyway (there's usually a reason materially is "previously unreleased").
The upshort is that Stevie Ray Vaughan, like his spiritual forebear Jimi Hendrix, recorded a small body of truly awesome material, and the industry has been slicing and dicing that, and what ever other poor quality live sets and outtakes they can find since the great man dialled eleven on the big amplifier in the sky back in 1990.
Strictly for completists.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Solid Real Value (SRV), Jan. 30 2013
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A pleasent surprise in this fairly complete box set of SRV's works. Disk one was particularly enjoyable in its attention to his early works and never before released songs were very much appreciated by a serious fan.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A model box set, Aug. 12 2003
This review is from: Srv (W/Dvd) (33 Live Tracks) (Audio CD)
This exceptional box set, with a large, well-illustrated and well-written booklet enclosed in a "book binding" which holds all four discs, is one of the best of its kind. "SRV" doesn't just feature the hits, but, like a good box set should, it genuinely adds to the legacy of Stevie Ray Vaughan, featuring literally dozens of previously unreleased live recordings, alternates and outtakes.
"SRV" includes three compact discs with almost four hours of music, and one DVD EP which contains six previously unissued songs from the 1989 Austin City Limits show, in Dolby stereo and surround mixes, and with interactive menus.
The music on the three CDs span 1977-1990, and includes instrumentals, cover versions, and originals, showcasing both Stevie Ray the bluesman and Stevie Ray the rock singer. Almost all of his best songs are here, including "I'm Cryin'", "Pride And Joy" (live and studio versions), "Empty Arms", "Cold Shot", "Dirty Pool", "Love Struck Baby", and a superb live rendition of "Texas Flood". And "Look At Little Sister" is here, too - both on CD III and on the DVD. In fact, the only really significant omission is Vaughan's rendition of Doyle Bramhall's "Life By The Drop".
The band's excellent 1980 recording of Otis Rush's hit "All Your Love (I Miss Lovin')", from the album "In The Beginning", is also here (magnificent, syncopated drumming by Chris Layton), as is Vaughan's reading of Jimi Hendrix's "Voodoo Child". And the rare or previously unavailable cuts include Albert King's "Crosscut Saw", "Hug You, Squeeze You", the outtakes "Boilermaker" and "Shake 'N Bake", and the funky, piano-driven "Don't Stop By The Creek, Son", where Stevie Ray acts as a sideman to Johnny Copeland.
This is a rare thing - a box sets which both manages to include (almost) all the artist's best material, and add something new and genuinely interesting even to those fans who already own all the artist's previously released albums.
Magnificent!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic music-but mostly repeats, March 28 2002
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kireviewer (Sunnyvale, Ca United States) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Srv (W/Dvd) (33 Live Tracks) (Audio CD)
I didn't know whether to give this 2 start or 5 stars. All the music is great. If you don't own a Stevie Ray Vaughan album, and you like anything he does, this is a 5 star, must have boxset. If you already own a few of his albums, then this is mostly a repeat of what you have.
This boxset consists of 3 CD's and a DVD. The DVD is taken from the PBS show Austin City Limits. It has only six songs and is 27 minutes long. It is an extremly good performance and Double Trouble is featured more than normal. The only special feature on the DVD is an advertisement for two other videos. Note: Austin City Limits is actually filmed indoors in a rusted building in downtown Austin.
The 3 CD's consist of about 30% previously released studio material and 70% unreleased live material. There are a few older tracks before he formed Double Trouble. They are interesting, but not his best work.
The "previously unreleased live material" is nothing new. Vaughan rarely changed how he played his songs. One live version of Voodoo Chile sounds pretty much like the rest. So there is really no reason to own 5 different versions of Voodoo Chile, because you won't be able to tell one from the other. Most of the material here has been covered on other live Vaughan albums.
There are a few nice songs that don't appear anywhere else. So, for the price of a boxset, you get about 5 new songs and a very short DVD of an excellent performance.
If you don't already own his other albums, you can buy this one and never have to buy anything else. This boxset just about covers Vaughan's complete body of work.
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5.0 out of 5 stars stevie ray vaughan 3cd/dvd box set, Jan. 19 2010
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John Campsall "J.CAMPSALL" (INNISFIL ONTARIO CANADA) - See all my reviews
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THIS IS AND EXCELLENT PACKAGE ..IM GLAD I BOUGHT IT. IF YOU ARE A STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN THEN THIS IS A MUST HAVE...I WOULD RATE THIS A 10 OUT OF 10
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent compilation from an exceptional guitarist, Feb. 11 2004
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guitar_man "ecaeagle" (Lee's Summit, Missouri USA) - See all my reviews
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If you enjoy great guitar work and can dig blues, you've got to check this one out. No one in their right mind can deny that Stevie Ray Vaughan is one of the greatest guitarists of all time. His licks rival Hendrix and Clapton, and his fiery, passionate style give his music an edge that few have attained. Amazon could put a money-back guarantee on this box set, and they would still make a bundle!
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5.0 out of 5 stars THE STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN BOX SET!!!!!, Dec 29 2003
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Luke H. (Hermitage, Pa United States) - See all my reviews
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Without a question of a doubt this Stevie Ray Vaughan box-set is the best ever. I bought this box-set yesterday with some christmas money at Fye Music for a great price. I started out with the first CD of the SRV box-set. It started out with Thunderbird including Paul Ray & The Cobras featuring Stevie Ray Vaughan what a great way to start of SRV's early days. Then from track two to track sixteen its all Stevie Ray Vaughan and double trouble some songs from two to sixteen arte Come On (Pt.3), Lenny, Manic Depression, Texas Flood, Pride And Joy, and many more. Throughout this whole CD their are radio, and concert performances. Then track seventeen is Featured with Johnny Copeland and SRV titled Dont Stop By The Creek, Son. The last track is a jam with Albert King, and SRV. The Second CD goes into alot more SRV and Double Trouble from Couldn't Stand The Weather, Little Wing, Third From The Stone, Mary Had Alittle, The Sky Is Crying, and more. First two CD's are great to start out with the third one is even better. The third includes SRV's latest performances includes Lookin Out The Window, Look At Little Sister, Willie The Wimp, The House Is Rockin, and songs from Alpine Valley, East Troy, Wisconsin Stevie Ray's last concert. The fourth disc included is a DVD of Stevie Ray Performances in Texas in 1989 includes May I Have A Talk With You, Mary Had A Little Lamb, Look At Little Sister, Couldn't Stand The Weather, and Voodoo Child(Slight Return). The box-set is one of the best it also includes a booklet with insights from all the legendary guitarist from Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Steve Via, BB King, and dozens more. So without a question of a doubt go buy this or you will miss out Enjoy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Always and forever a SRV fan, June 4 2002
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Shirley Teasdale (Bellflower, CA United States) - See all my reviews
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This is a great box set. I have the DVD Austin City Limits and this box set's DVD rounds out the performance of that wonderful show. It shows Stevie and Double Trouble giving a great performance. This is something every SRV should have. The early recording to the last show, shows his wonderful growth as a musician and entertainer. He was the soul of his music, Chris was the heart beat and Tommy was the pulse, their music will live forever.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible set, April 21 2002
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SRV touched many lives through his music. This set is
the ultimate buy. Usually set's this size usually have repeat
versions of songs, so you get two or three versions of the same song. Not in this set will you find such a happening. This set (3 CD'S and one DVD) is incredible. His style and blues was like no other, yet he constantly was paying tribute to the originators.
The DVD is wonderful, incredible performance if you never saw him in concert, and the sound is true, with excellent stereo and full bass feel. I recommend this for those wanting to "discover" SRV, or who want to add to their collection. You will not be disappointed, trust me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hopelessly Blue, Sept. 27 2001
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D. Swayze "poopot" (Austin, TX USA) - See all my reviews
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Excellent, Excellent, Excellent. For all lovers of the Blues this is a must have. Stevie Ray and Double Trouble play such that it wrenches the emotion from deep within you. We lost Stevie Ray but his music lives on.
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