Stevie Ray Vaughan’s ‘The Sky Is Crying’ is his fifth studio album recorded with Double Trouble and released on November 5, 1991 by Epic.
Track Listing : 1.Boot Hill (Writer Unknown)- 02:15 . 2.The Sky Is Crying (Elmore James, Morris Levy, Clarence Lewis)- 04:36 . 3.Empty Arms (Stevie Ray Vaughan)- 03:29 . 4.Little Wing (Jimi Hendrix)- 06:49 . 5.Wham (Lonnie Mack)- 02:25 . 6.May I Have A Talk With You (Howlin’ Wolf)- 05:49 . 7.Close To You (Willie Dixon)- 03:10 . 8.Chitlins Con Carne (Kenny Burrell)- 03:57 . 9.So Excited (Stevie Ray Vaughan)- 03:30 . 10.Life By The Drop (Doyle Bramhall, Barbara Logan)- 02:28
Musicians : Stevie Ray Vaughan – Guitars, Vocals . Chris Layton – Drums . Tommy Shannon – Bass Guitar . Reese Wynans – Keyboards
Production : Produced By Stevie Ray Vaughan, Tommy Shannon, Chris Layton, Jim Gaines, Richard Mullen, Jim Capfer . Jim Gaines – Engineer . Richard Mullen – Engineer . Evan Rush – Assistant Engineer . Danny Jones – Assistant Engineer . Ron Cote – Assistant Engineer . Rob Eaton – Assistant Engineer . Jeff Powell – Assistant Engineer . Bob Ludwig – Mastering
Package : Arnold Levine – Art Direction . Mark Burdett – Art Direction . William Snyder – Photography . Stephanie Chernakowski – Photography . Alan Messer – Photography
Recorded February – April 1989 At Kiva Studios, Memphis, March – May 1985 At The Dallas Sound Lab, Dallas, Tx; Januray – February 1984 At The Power Station, Ny;April – May 1989 At Sound Castle Studios, Los Angeles, Ca, .
Released On November 5, 1991 By Epic.
But do not misinterpret this, it is not an album with only a few worthy songs on it, every song is stellar. It is definitely worth any price at which a store is selling it. […]
Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn! WOW! SRV and Double Trouble. Like, do you really need to be convinced how good the music is here? C’mon, Stevie Ray Vaughan‘s The Sky is Crying is beyond great. It’s beyond killer. It’s the kind of stuff your (wet) musical dreams are made of. Wonder if Doug will have the guts print that previous sentence? […]
the absolute sound
Vaughan’s different tonal shadings—from warmly purring, to raggedly distorted, to wasp-tailed sting, plus a rare acoustic turn on the gorgeous closer, “Life By The Drop”—are all superbly capturedand the drums and bass have plenty of clarity and wallop. A brilliant musical document…if a sad reminder. […]