Stevie Ray Vaughan – The Sky is Crying 1991 U.S. LP


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Offered for sale is an original U.S. pressing of the 1991 LP The Sky is Crying by Stevie Ray Vaughan.

The U.S. pressing of this album was quite limited, as American record companies had almost completely stopped pressing vinyl LPs by 1991.

About this copy: This copy of The Sky is Crying is a 1991 U.S. pressing on the Epic label.

The cover is M- and still retains the original shrink wrap and has a hype sticker promoting four songs from the album.

The custom inner sleeve has a 1″ split at the bottom and a small inscription written in ballpoint pen in the lower right hand corner. (see photo)

The disc is M- and is likely unplayed.

A beautiful copy of a surprisingly rare Stevie Ray Vaughan LP and the only copy we’ve ever had for sale.

Background: Released in 1991, The Sky is Crying was the first posthumous album by Stevie Ray Vaughan.

The album peaked at #10 on the U.S. album chart, making it Vaughan’s highest charting album ever.

The album was released in limited quantities on vinyl in both the U.S. and the UK. gave The Sky is Crying a 4 star review:

The posthumously assembled ten-track outtakes collection The Sky Is Crying actually proves to be one of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s most consistent albums, rivaling In Step as the best outside of the Greatest Hits collection. These songs were recorded in sessions spanning from 1984’s Couldn’t Stand the Weather to 1989’s In Step and were left off of the LPs for whatever reason (or, in the case of Soul to Soul’s “Empty Arms,” a different version was used). What makes the record work is its eclectic diversity — … Vaughan makes the material resonate, and in light of his death, “The Sky Is Crying” and the touching survivor-story ballad “Life by the Drop” are two of the most moving moments in Vaughan’s oeuvre.

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Epic
Catalog Number:
E 47390
Year of Release: 1991
Format: Stereo
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Weight 9 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in