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A Tale Untold



A Tale Untold (Vol. 1-4) - Dallas Sound Labs, Dallas, TX
[no label indicated] (4CD) (1996)
"Soul To Soul" studio sessions, plus some additional live tracks
Incorrectly labeled as having been recorded in New York, 1985
All tracks can be found on the Life Without You 4-CD set except for the last three tracks of CD #4
Sound quality May be same as LWY.

CD 1: (77:35, 13 tracks)

01) Tell Me Where We're Going! (8:27) (instrumental jam)
02) Life Without You (8:02) (take 2, instrumental)
03) Lightnin' Sky Hopkins (5:49) "Give Me Back My Wig"
04) Hangnails And Boogers / Lightnin' Sky Hopkins (4:00) (acapella "Slip Sliding Slim")
05) Hug You Squeeze You (2:12) (take 1)
06) May I Have A Talk With You (8:07) (take 1)
07) I'm Leaving You (Commit A Crime) (6:34)
08) Blues (3:01)
09) Guitar Solo (1:33)
10) Say What! (7:19) (take 2)
11) Jazzy Thing (9:00) "Boiler Maker"
12) Chitlins Con Carne (9:30)
13) Gone Home (4:01) (SRV plays acoustic guitar)

CD 2: (77:45, 18 tracks)

01) Hey Motherfucker (1:47) (SRV/soundbooth dialogue)
02) Hug You Squeeze You (4:04) (take 2)
03) Say What! (4:21) (take 6)
04) Say What! (6:36) (take 11)
05) Hangnails And Boogers (5:21) (acapella)
06) Hangnails And Boogers (3:44) (acapella)
07) Life Without You (6:58) (take 3, instrumental)
08) Jam (11:28) (instrumental jam)
09) The Sky Is Crying (5:14)
10) Boot Hill (3:23) (take 1)
11) Boot Hill (3:13) (take 2, vocal fades out)
12) Empty Arms (3:24)
13) You Don't Wanna Hear Me Sing That Shit (2:09) (SRV/soundbooth dialogue)
14) Life Without You (6:03) (take 12, instrumental)
15) Bass Theme A La Nosferatu (1:04) (bass/keyboards?)
16) Guitar Licks (2:50)
17) Look At Little Sister (3:09) "Boot Hill" (instrumental)
18) Testify (2:57) (slow version?)

CD 3: (77:28, 14 tracks)

01) May I Have A Talk With You (5:56) (take 3 and 4)
02) Shuffle Thing (2:34) "Collins Shuffle"
03) Come On (Part III) (6:50) (take 2)
04) Empty Arms (4:03) (take 36)
05) May I Have A Talk With You (4:06) (take 6)
06) Maudie (6:13) (Doyle Bramhall on lead vocal)
07) Instrumental Medley (6:04)
08) Another Shuffle Thing (3:07) (instrumental)
09) Rude Mood (2:05) (variation of "Scuttle Buttin'")
10) Rude Mood (1:30) "Testify"
11) Life Without You (15:05) (take 17, instrumental)
12) Jam (8:04) (instrumental jam)
13) Testify / Third Stone From The Sun (6:13) (doesn't sound like "Testify")
14) Shuffle (5:38)

CD 4: (78:19, 18 tracks)
Tracks 13-15 are from "Rockline" radio tribute show following Stevie's death. These were originally performed by Stevie in the studio where "Rockline" was broadcast. "Rude Mood" performance date unknown. "Pride and Joy" is from 25-Oct-85. "Untitled Blues Jam" is from 3-Jul-89.
Track 17 is from Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland, 15-Jul-85
Track 18 is probably from Fitzgerald's Club, Houston, TX, 14-Oct-81

01) Life Without You (5:33) (take 27, instrumental)
02) Life Without You (5:38) (take 31, instrumental)
03) You've Got Me Floating (1:01)
04) Little Wing (1:05) (take 1)
05) Little Wing (2:03) (take 2)
06) Little Wing (6:31) (take 3)
07) Third Stone From The Sun (3:32) (take 1)
08) Third Stone From The Sun (6:07) (take 2)
09) Say What (0:44) (take 14, with organ)
10) Come On (Part III) (4:55) (take 4, no audible vocal)
11) Jam (11:14)
12) Empty Arms (1:34) (take 40, with belching intro)
13) Rude Mood (2:54) (Stevie unaccompanied on guitar)
14) Pride And Joy (3:52) (Stevie unaccompanied on guitar/vocal)
15) Untitled Blues Jam (5:11) (with Chris Layton keeping time on phone book)
16) Say What! (6:00)
17) Don't Stop By The Creek Son (4:50) (live, with Johnny Copeland)
18) Manic Depression (5:35) (live)

Notes and Comments:
Important information about how this CD set relates to the actual Soul to Soul recording sessions and the other boot CDs that comprise parts of those sessions has been provided by Steve Toney, a member of the Texas Flood mailing list.
  • "A Tale Untold (Vol. 1-4)." These discs appear to be identical to the 4CD "Life Without You" set, except for the addition of three tracks which have been tagged on to the end of CD #4. The number of tracks per disc has changed compared to "LWY" so that they could squeeze in the extra tracks. I don't know if the sound quality is any different than "LWY," but it's probably similar. I also don't know who the manufacturer, and whether they are affiliated with Blue Knight Records (LWY's label) or not, so this may be a case of another "boot of a boot" with some extra tracks thrown in.
  • "Soul To Soul" studio sessions, plus some additional live tracks. Incorrectly labeled as having been recorded in New York, 1985 All tracks can be found on the Life Without You 4-CD set except for the last three tracks of CD #4. Sound quality may be same as LWY.

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