Stevie Ray Vaughan / The Complete Epic Recordings Collection

This October Sony will release a box set that brings together the entirety of blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble’s official studio and live albums.

The Complete Epic Recordings Collection includes is a 12CD package that includes a first commercial release for the previously promo-only recording of the 1983 gig at Toronto’s El Mocambo club, as well as two discs of rare and hard-to-find archival tracks.

The discs will be packaged in card sleeves and collected within a clamshell box. The Complete Epic Recordings Collection will come with a booklet and is released on 27 October 2014.

Track listings

Disc: 1 In The Beginning (KLBJ-FM radio broadcast produced by Wayne Bell, Recorded April 1, 1980; Austin, Texas)

1. In the Open
2. Slide Thing
3. They Call Me Guitar Hurricane
4. All Your Love I Miss Loving
5. Tin Pan Alley
6. Love Struck Baby
7. Tell Me
8. Shake for Me
9. Live Another Day

Disc: 2 Live At Montreux 1982 (July 17, 1982; Montreux International Jazz Festival)

1. Hide Away
2. Rude Mood
3. Pride and Joy
4. Texas Flood
5. Love Struck Baby
6. Dirty Pool
7. Give Me Back My Wig
8. Collins Shuffle

Disc: 3 Live At Montreux 1985 (July 15, 1985; Montreux International Jazz Festival)

1. Scuttle Buttin’
2. Say What!
3. Ain’t Gone ‘N’ Give up on Love
4. Pride and Joy
5. Mary Had a Little Lamb
6. Tin Pan Alley (aka Roughest Place in Town)
7. Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
8. Texas Flood
9. Life Without You
10. Gone Home
11. Couldn’t Stand the Weather

Disc: 4 Texas Flood

1. Love Struck Baby
2. Pride and Joy
3. Texas Flood
4. Tell Me
5. Testify
6. Rude Mood
7. Mary Had a Little Lamb
8. Dirty Pool
9. I’m Cryin’
10. Lenny

Disc: 5 A Legend In The Making—Live At The El Mocambo (recorded Toronto, Canada, July 20, 1983, originally released for radio broadcast only)
1. Testify
2. So Excited
3. Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
4. Pride and Joy
5. Tell Me
6. Mary Had a Little Lamb
7. Texas Flood
8. Love Struck Baby
9. You’ll Be Mine
10. Hug You, Squeeze You
11. Little Wing / Third Stone from the Sun – Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble / Stevie Ray Vaughan
12. Lenny
13. Wham!
14. Rude Mood

Disc: 6 Couldn’t Stand The Weather (1984)

1. Scuttle Buttin’
2. Couldn’t Stand the Weather
3. The Things (That) I Used to Do
4. Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
5. Cold Shot
6. Tin Pan Alley (aka Roughest Place in Town)
7. Honey Bee
8. Stang’s Swang

Disc: 7 Live At Carnegie Hall (Recorded October 4, 1984; New York City)

1. Intro – Ken Dashow / John Hammond
2. Scuttle Buttin’
3. Testify
4. Love Struck Baby
5. Honey Bee
6. Cold Shot
7. Letter to My Girlfriend
8. Dirty Pool
9. Pride and Joy
10. The Things That I Used to Do
11. C.O.D.
12. Iced Over
13. Lenny
14. Rude Mood

Disc: 8 Soul To Soul (1985)

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, Pt. III
10. Life Without You

Disc: 9 Live Alive (Recorded July 16, 1985, Montreux International Jazz Festival; July 17-18, 1986, Austin, Texas; July 19, 1986, Dallas, Texas)

1. Say What!
2. Ain’t Gone ‘N’ Give up on Love
3. Pride and Joy
4. Mary Had A Little Lamb
5. Superstition
6. I’m Leaving You (Commit a Crime)
7. Cold Shot
8. Willie the Wimp
9. Look at Little Sister
10. Texas Flood
11. Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
12. Love Struck Baby
13. Change It
14. Life Without You

Disc: 10 In Step (1989)

1. The House Is Rockin’
2. Crossfire
3. Tightrope
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

Disc: 11 Archives/Disc One

1. Tin Pan Alley (aka Roughest Place in Town)
2. Empty Arms
3. Come On (Pt. III)
4. Look at Little Sister
5. The Sky Is Crying
6. Hide Away
7. Give Me Back My Wig
8. Boot Hill
9. Wham
10. Close to You
11. Little Wing
12. Stang’s Swang

Disc: 12 Archives/Disc Two

1. May I Have a Talk with You
2. Boilermaker
3. The Sky Is Crying
4. Shake ‘N Bake
5. So Excited
6. Slip Slidin’ Slim
7. Chitlins Con Carne
8. Little Wing / Third Stone from the Sun
9. Boot Hill
10. Life by the Drop

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Down to £22.30 on amazon.co.uk today :)


Can someone explain to me what “Ain’t Gone ‘N’ Give Up On Love” means? Is it like an illiterate person’s idea of spelling the word “Gonna”? I’ve wondered about this for decades. Is it supposed to be two songs “Ain’t Gone” and “Give Up On Love” combined?


Dear breed7:

It’s Texas slang. That’s how they talked there. All the old blues men used to talk like that too. What he’s saying is that he hasn’t went out and given up on love.

Or more simply, he hasn’t given up on love. It’s not that hard to understand.


“I haven’t gone and give(n) up on Love. Real phonetic spelling of Southern US accent & grammatical style… Y’all gettin this?


Is the box set, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: The Complete Epic Recordings Collection, remastered?

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Is the box set, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: The Complete Epic Recordings Collection, remastered?


Big fan here, but there isn’t much in this set to tempt me, as it has nearly all been released before. As above, if it had had video content, too, I might’ve been swayed the other way.


It bothers me to no end that the era of live shows for “In Step” is forgotten. I have three different shows from that tour that are professional quality and would make an awesome live release. That said there is a release called “The Fire Meets The Fury”, while not an official release it is a nice show from that era.

And I know about the bonus songs on the “In Step” album, nice snippets, but a full, official release would be welcome.

Petri Myllylä

Once again Montreux 1985 is incomplete :-(.
Two tracks with Johnny Copeland could have fit to extras discs. Now they will stay a secret of DVD owners.

Also I would have been happy to have a complete Carnegie show.

I won’t buy this as I own El Macombo DVD and can listen it in my (Volvo) car.

Fat Old Bloke

The 2 bonus CDs of supposed hard to find archival material is not so hard to find. I have all of them as bonus tracks on all the re-issues plus the SRV box set and the CD called The Sky Is Crying. The only rare music on the CDs if you could call it rare is the CD version of El Macombo concert from 1983 which is a brilliant show.


How much of this is remastered? How much of the 2 disc extras have actually been released. Considering that most of the studio albums have Legacy/Deluxe releases and the others are missing tracks from remasters and Live Alivc doesn’t seem to include the Japanese extra disc, this is really a toss-up. The El Mocambo would be nice…

Lars Bagger

I think this box set would have been more interesting if it had included some DVD/Blurays.

Both the Montreux and the El Mocambo performances are already out there on dvd (I don’t know about the Carnegie Hall show).

And a DVD/Bluray with the videos would have been nice too. I really love the one for “Couldn’t Stand The Weather”.


I’ve just pre-ordered this, as I only ever had a clumpy old jewel cased box set from the early 90s of the studio albums. I could not afford the recent hybrid SACD set let alone the vinyl set, so this will do nicely. Does anyone know what differs here from the Japnese 9 x mini LP CD set of some years ago?