Mastered from the original analog tapes by Sterling Sound
200-gram pressing by Quality Record Pressings
We’ve gone completely all-out for this project. We’ve used the original 30 inches-per-second, half-inch analog master tapes for all of these studio albums as well as for the bonus tracks included on the SACDs. Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound cut the lacquers for the LPs using the ultimate VMS 80 cutting lathe. Gary Salstrom handled the plating and the vinyl was pressed of course at Quality Record Pressings. Andy Aledort, senior editor for Guitar World, wrote the liners with contributions from Stevie Ray Vaughan biographer Craig Hopkins. This set includes a deluxe booklet. We’re using tip-on LP jackets – the finest you can buy. And all of the records are housed in a deluxe box.
We’ve also used the correct original master for Soul To Soul. Every version of this record since 1999 has been from an incorrect source with the wrong take of the track “Life Without You.” We’ve got it just as the original.
There’s not a link in this chain that wasn’t absolute first-rate. The absolute best that money can buy.
But beyond that we’ve poured our passion into this project. Acoustic Sounds is a big fan of the blues and Stevie Ray Vaughan. It’s a big dream come true to work on this project and to make these records sound and look the best they ever have.