June 11, 2015 – 5:04 am

Click on the panels for a better view or to download artwork.

Philadelphia 1988 [Echoes ECHOCD2028, 1CD]

Live at The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA; May 23, 1988. Very good radio broadcast.

Sleeve notes:

The setlist performed here is in places reminiscent of the songs chosen for the 1986 album, but the relaxed mood of this 1988 performance captures the early sobriety of his formative shows and a tender ferocity, allowing for a more honest picture of the legendary guitarist.

This CD includes the entire broadcast of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble’s appearance at The Spectrum, Philadelphia, on May 23, 1988. Originally broadcast by Washington DC FM for their Superstar Concert series.

+ + + + +

It claims to be an FM broadcast and the sound is great for what it is (an unofficial release). Don’t expect it to hold up to “Live Alive” or his other live releases sound wise… but the setlist is strong… This was recorded after Stevie became sober and as, with the 1989 Austin City Limits special, you can hear renewed vigor in his singing and guitar playing. - ApeTit,

Thanks to Beolab1700 for sharing the show on the net.

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

Please Do Not Hammer The Links. Due to the size of some of the files, please be very patient when downloading the tracks. It could be that the server was very busy. The tracks should still be around. Please try again later. Kindly email us at [email protected] if you encounter persistent problems downloading the files.

Track 01. Dust My Broom/Lovestruck Baby 5:50 (9.8MB)
Track 02. Look At Little Sister 3:47 (6.4MB)
Track 03. You’ll Be Mine 4:36 (7.7MB)
Track 04. Mary Had A Little Lamb 4:29 (7.5MB)
Track 05. Texas Flood 7:04 (11.9MB)
Track 06. Superstition 4:23 (7.4MB)
Track 07. Willie The Wimp 6:02 (10.1MB)
Track 08. Cold Shot 4:45 (8.0MB)
Track 09. Couldn’t Stand The Weather 6:39 (11.2MB)
Track 10. Life Without You 9:37 (16.1MB)
Track 11. Voodoo Chile (Slight Return) 6:41 (11.2MB)
Track 12. Goodbye 0:22 (609k)
65 mins

Stevie Ray Vaughan - guitars, vocals
Tommy Shannon - bass
Chris Layton - drums
Reese Wynans - keyboards

Click here to order Stevie Ray Vaughan releases.

+ + + + +
+ + + + +

Click here for more shows that are still open for sharing.

Click here for closed shows.
(Readers can email us a request to reopen closed shows.)

  1. 6 Responses to “STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN - PHILADELPHIA 1988”

  2. First concert I ever went to was SRV in early 88…17 years old. I’m lucky to have witnessed his presence on stage. He was a force of nature, he played the guitar as if it was part of his body.

    By James on Jun 11, 2015

  3. I attended this show. He opened for Robert Plant that night, and he talked about becoming sober and that had “You had to come home from the party.” Two years later he was gone; left us way too soon.

    By Tony on Jun 11, 2015

  4. Rave on, Stevie, rave on…

    By Elvislives on Jun 11, 2015

  5. This is fantastic! A year earlier, I stood against the rail, 10 ft or so from SRV, watching one of the greatest concerts I’ve ever seen.

    By jdallenx on Jun 11, 2015

  6. Bought tic’s for the Moody Blues performance at “Big Mac” Denver. Winter of whenever, 83?,84?, They all blend together. suppose to be Sunday but bad-ass Blizzard rolled thru and was cancelled. Thank God because wife and I left super early and braved the snow pack and arrived early saw the unannounced opening band and it was Stevie Ray Vaughan!!!!!! WOW what a treat. Moody’S put on a great show but Stevie blew them away. Glad I was able to see Moody Blue’s at Red Rocks with no opener. Still remember where I was When I heard the tragic news. I will someday hear that Sweet Band that’s blowin’ in Heaven!!!1

    By Popa C on Jun 12, 2015

  7. WOW. Thanks again BigO. I was at this show too. Great to be able to re-live this as i might have been celebrating a little to much seeing these two all=time greats. Seeing Mr Plant next Wed. in Philly again. Somehow don’t think the opening act will live up to this show.

    By RastafErion on Jun 12, 2015

Post a Comment