'The Sky Is Crying' (1991) is the fifth studio album containing performances spanning most of the career of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble. What makes the record work is its eclectic diversity. Vaughan plays slide guitar on 'Boot Hill' and acoustic on 'Life by the Drop'. But it's not just musical diversity that makes the record work, it's also Vaughan's emotional range. Released about one year after Vaughan's death in 1990, the album features ten previously unreleased tracks, originally recorded between 1984 and 1989.