Label:

Analogue Productions

Genre:

Blues

Product No.:
AAPB 7501-45
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45 RPM Vinyl Record


No. of Discs: 2
Note: 200 Gram

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New tip-on gatefold jacket with extra photos inside!

200-gram 45 RPM double LP pressed at Quality Record Pressings!

In Session, recorded in 1983, is the only known recording of Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan performing together. Its long-overdue commercial release (the album didn't come out until 1999) stands as a fitting tribute to the genius of two of the greatest musicians ever to have played the blues on electric guitar. Now, it's available on vinyl for the first time.

We've taken our original Analogue Productions pressing of this classic and raised the bar. It's now on a gorgeous 200-gram solid slab of Quality Record Pressings vinyl, the best there is. And we've replaced the original single-pocket jacket with a Stoughton Printing tip-on old-style model, with newly-added photos inside. Truly a luxurious repressing indeed!

Anyone who's witnessed a much-anticipated jam session only to be disappointed - with each participant deferring to the other, the end result being that neither ever got out of first gear — will welcome this pairing of two giants of blues guitar. Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan obviously shared a mutual admiration, but it simply wasn't in either one's makeup to a) be intimidated or b) take a backseat to anyone. Not without kicking up a little dust.

This is such a precious set to any fan of either of these blues giants. In addition to the free-spirited jams, there are priceless episodes of conversation between each song, both men exchanging accolades and King giving the much younger Vaughan (though tragically it was Vaughan who died first) some sage advice. This simply is a must-have.

Analogue Productions introduced test pressings from their Stax Records reissue at the June 2003 Home Entertainment Expo in San Francisco. Among the exhibitors to show off their wares using these yet-to-be-released 45s was Richard Vandersteen of Vandersteen Audio.

"It was a big hit. The visitors packed the room every time we put it on. For once at one of these shows, there was some music that people wanted to hear. I mean, famous, classic music sounding incredible. It's just great old music that sounds much better than it ever had before. The people just loved it, and we loved playing it." - Richard Vandersteen, Vandersteen Audio

Recorded in 1983.



1. Call It Stormy Monday
2. Old Times
3. Pride And Joy
4. Ask Me No Questions
5. Pep Talk
6. Blues At Sunrise
7. Turn It Over
8. Overall Junction
9. Match Box Blues
10. Who Is Stevie?
11. Don't Lie To Me

Customer Reviews (4.86 Stars) 7 person(s) rated this product.

Nice!

posted on 03/22/2013
5 Stars
Reviewer: Jeff C - Australia
Two fabulous guitarists, one left handed and the other right handed performing some nice extended jams on two 45rpm pressings that are dead flat. Great depth and dynamics so it can be cranked pretty hard and still washes over you like you were at the recording session. There are a few short parts of talking by Stevie and Albert which at least proves the guys were actually in the studio playing together, but the words seemed a little contrived. But that is a minor quibble. Albert is smoking on this LP and I don't just mean his music. I mean the pipe in his mouth on the LP jacket. :-)


Absolutely Necessary

posted on 04/09/2009
5 Stars
Electric guitar blues fans or any blues fans familiar with Albert King or Stevie Ray Vaughan should not pass this up. Excellent guitar work where Albert and Stevie play off each other's work beautifully. The 45 RPM mastering is just the icing on the cake. Performance A, Sound A...what are you waiting for?


Great album! A Blues Essential!

posted on 11/07/2008
5 Stars
Reviewer: John P.
The headline says it all. Both guitars sound fantastic, in the room stuff and the back-up rhythm section deserves a better word than back-up. The music has feeling and drive. Anybody who is a blues fanatic and does not have this disc in some form (although I can't imagine being without the 45 RPM) has a hole in their collection.


Albert and Stevie exceed expectation

posted on 01/11/2008
5 Stars
Reviewer: Ric
This disk is more of a discography. To hear Albert and Stevie converse is as much fun is the music. And a realy great pure guitar sound.


Be sure to leave out places for them to sit and a couple of drinks

posted on 12/30/2005
5 Stars
Reviewer: benjah
They will be in the room with you! Popped this on with my new tube amp monoblocks and just about fell out of my chair. Right up with, or maybe even surpasses, my Art Pepper 45s for presence and subtle nuance that puts you in the studio. Fantastic chatting between King and SRV between tracks. And the music jams to boot! A must add to any audiophile's vinyl collection.


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