Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble Texas Flood Numbered Limited Edition 180g 45rpm SuperVinyl 2LP Box Set
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Mastered from the Original Master Tapes and Pressed on MoFi SuperVinyl:
Texas Flood UD1S 180g 45RPM 2LP Box Set Is the Ultimate Version of Stevie Ray
Vaughan's 1983 Debut
Lavish Packaging Includes Opulent Box, Foil-Stamped Jackets, and MoFi SuperVinyl
LPs: Deluxe Audiophile Pressing Strictly Limited to 7,000 Numbered Copies
The Mesmerizing Arrival of a Guitar God: Texas Flood Features White-Hot Passion,
Sparks-Flying Blues, and the Uptempo Hits "Pride and Joy" and "Love Struck Baby"
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble's Texas Flood announces the arrival of
a truly special talent – namely, the last major blues guitarist to emerge with a
voice all his own, an immediately distinctive style, and a soulfulness you feel
inside the depths of your existence. Not for nothing is Vaughan frequently
mentioned in the same breath as his closest musical cousin, Jimi Hendrix,
and ranked the 12th Greatest Guitarist in history by Rolling Stone. This
1983 debut started it all.
Strictly limited to 7,000 numbered copies and pressed on MoFi SuperVinyl at
RTI, Mobile Fidelity's ultra-hi-fi UltraDisc One-Step collector's edition 180g
45RPM 2LP box set brings Vaughan and Co. into your listening room and places
them at your feet. You'll enjoy deep-black backgrounds, pointillist details,
staggering dynamics, and arguably, the most lifelike tonalities and nuances ever
committed to vinyl. Experienced via UD1S, Vaughan's scrunched-up face,
closed-eyes appearance, quick-draw fingers, and cowboy hat into pristine focus.
More importantly, the searing tones from his Fender Stratocaster and
every touch of his pick on the strings are captured with extreme delicacy. You
won't miss a note. The soundstage is deep and wide, and the microdynamics pop.
This is the closest you will ever come to hearing Vaughan perform in
Antone's, circa 1982.
The lavish packaging and beautiful presentation of Mobile Fidelity's Texas Flood
UD1S pressing befit its extremely select status. Housed in a deluxe box, this
UD1S version contains special foil-stamped jackets and faithful-to-the-original
graphics that illuminate the splendor of the recording. No expense has been
spared. Aurally and visually, this reissue exists a curatorial artifact meant to
be preserved, poured over, touched, and examined. It is made for discerning
listeners that prize sound quality and creativity, and who desire to fully
immerse themselves in the art – and everything involved with the album, from the
images to the textures.
Born of hot, sweaty bars and years of woodshedding in front of demanding crowds,
Texas Flood is rooted in Austin's rich musical heritage – as well as Vaughan's
tenure in Paul Ray & the Cobras, recipient of the "Best Band" award in the
city's first-ever music poll. After getting his feet underneath him, Vaughan
formed Triple Threat, the ensemble that morphed into Double Trouble, with which
he'd perform with for the remainder of his career. Having evolved from a quintet
to a trio, extra demands were placed on Vaughan's role and playing –
requirements he was more than comfortable to accommodate.
The evidence is scattered throughout Texas Flood, which single-handedly
resuscitated a long-dormant genre. Spending more than half a year on the
Billboard charts, the record pays homage to influences (Hendrix, Albert King,
Larry Davis) and ripples with a freshness that joins contemporary Texas
blues and muscular rock at the hip. Vaughan's playing prizes emotion and pace,
whether he's lighting it up on the jumpy "Love Struck Baby" or bursting with
enthusiasm on the sparks-shooting "Pride and Joy."
The trio proves equally mesmerizing on slow numbers, with covers of Howlin'
Wolf's "Tell Me" and Davis' "Texas Flood" weeping with longing. And as if to
insure his name is etched in history, Vaughan takes a jazzy stroll with the
instrumental tribute "Lenny," covering all the bases in less than 40 minutes.
On par with anything recorded by Eric Clapton, Paul Butterfield, John Mayall,
Johnny Winter, and the like, Texas Flood remains legion.
Experience it like nobody has ever before!
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Instead of utilizing the industry-standard three-step lacquer process, Mobile
Fidelity Sound Lab's new UltraDisc One-Step (UD1S) uses only one step, bypassing
two processes of generational loss. While three-step processing is designed for
optimum yield and efficiency, UD1S is created for the ultimate in sound quality.
Just as Mobile Fidelity pioneered the UHQR (Ultra High-Quality Record) with JVC
in the 1980s, UD1S again represents another state-of-the-art advance in the
record-manufacturing process. MFSL engineers begin with the original master
tapes and meticulously cut a set of lacquers. These lacquers are used to create
a very fragile, pristine UD1S stamper called a "convert." Delicate "converts"
are then formed into the actual record stampers, producing a final product that
literally and figuratively brings you closer to the music. By skipping the
additional steps of pulling another positive and an additional negative, as done
in the three-step process used in standard pressings, UD1S produces a final LP
with the lowest noise floor possible today. The removal of the additional two
steps of generational loss in the plating process reveals tremendous amounts of
extra musical detail and dynamics, which are otherwise lost due to the standard
copying process. The exclusive nature of these very limited pressings guarantees
that every UD1S pressing serves as an immaculate replica of the lacquer sourced
directly from the original master tape. Every conceivable aspect of vinyl
production is optimized to produce the most perfect record album available
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indistinguishable from the original lacquer. Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab feels
MoFi SuperVinyl provides the closest approximation of what we hear in the
• Limited to One Copy Per Customer
• Numbered, Limited Edition - Only 7000 Copies
• MoFi SuperVinyl Pressing
• UltraDisc One-Step
• 45rpm Speed Edition
• 2LP Box Set
• Special foil-stamped jackets
• Housed in an opulent box
• Faithful to original graphics
• Production and Mastering by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
1. Love Struck Baby
2. Pride And Joy
3. Texas Flood
4. Tell Me
6. Rude Mood
7. Mary Had A Little Lamb
8. Dirty Pool
9. I'm Cryin'