Coffeehouse Playlist #1 (Remastered) - 50% Off

by David Elias (24/44.1 ~ MQA 24/352.8)

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If I had my way I'd be lying in a field Studying the sky, listen to you breathe Measuring the blues right up against the greens Moving to the stones that lie under my feet But I don't have a tree to fall under Or a bag full of stones to crawl under I smile for awhile at the thunder Dream about the day I can say I had my way If I stood my ground I'd be taller than I am Like running up a hill or running through the sand Measuring the blues right against the greens Moving to the stones that lie under my feet But I don't have a tree to fall under Or a bag full of bones to crawl under I smile for awhile at the thunder Dream about the day I can say I had my way If I had my way I'd be lying in a field Studying the sky listen to you breathe Measuring the blues right up against the greens Moving to the stones that lie under my feet But I don't have a tree to fall under Or a bag full of bones to crawl under I smile for awhile at the thunder Dream about the day I can say I had my way If I had my way I'd be lying in a field
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The Old King (from "The Window") – David Elias Hear them cheering for your dying day See them wipe your feet with dust and clay Never mind the near ones where they lay Memories of clear ones there they stay There they stay See them clear away your open grave Watch them lower you down into place Night will pass eternal into space While the sun burns coins laid on your face On your face Consciousness returns to summer's eyes Windmills spin their patterns thorugh the skies Heavy air returns to times gone by No one meets your gaze or even tries Even tries Crows in pairs are sentries to your doom Watchers of the seeds you plant too soon Blackining the sky they leave no reoom For the sun to shine down on your tomb
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Half an Hour Away (from "The Window") – David Elias I wish I had a field of corn Or half a rag to keep me warm A bag of bones to blow my horn Time to fade away I wish I had a bowl of wheat Or half an ear to keep the beat See me on a one way street Half an hour away Old time Old time Old time Half an hour away I wish I had a room of gin And all the keys to lock me in Never see my face again Time to fade away I wish there was a world of green And half the time to be unseen Never what you really mean Half an hour away Old time old time old time Half an hour away I'll look for you in dreams come true When all you see is what you do Never mind the world you knew Half an hour away Old time old time old time Half an hour away
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Rodeo on a Ridge (from "Acoustic Trio - DSD Sessions") – David Elias The water under the bridge Echoes the rain outside Morning and sun become one Mile after mile Wave with a smile Rodeo on a ridge The meadow we climbed was high We didn't know how high then Glacier cut through that skyline Blue ice on blue How much of it you Rodeo on a ridge And prayers are for the poets This song sings to that mountain time All you knew and now you know it Everything you left behind
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Mend My Mind (from "Crossing") – David Elias Mend my mind on a summer day Arguello said what he had to say No one wants it any other way Mend my mind on a summer day Mend my heart on the open shore Where winds will blow and then they blow some more Colors fade away from rich to poor Mend my heart on the open shore Clear my head on an autumn day The sun is strong and the winds are grey The party's over ain't no one would stay So clear my head on an autumn day There's nothing wrong with a rainy day The skies may cry for yesterday Winds will sing to find another way There's nothing wrong with that rainy day
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Close My Eyes (from "Crossing") – David Elias I close my eyes and criticize and sympathize And rest upon my dying day I breathe the words the ones you heard That story blurred I watch them as they drift away And I close my eyes To that cold and windy day I close my eyes I don't want to see again Close my eyes To the higher window I don't know what time it closes I paint that picture while they lecture pure conjecture I deny that river why I seek the desert for the love that lusts to wander Through the womb of fire and sky And I close my eyes To that cold and windy day I close my eyes I don't want to see again Close my eyes To the higher window I don't know what time it closes
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Morning Light / Western Town (from "Crossing") – David Elias Morning light, western town Morning light, western town Roadside crosses lay me down You can read it on the red brick When you are up against the wall Some said they saw you flying Some said they saw you fall No matter where you're walking You're underneath it all Is that a piece of paper that you're holding Is that a prayer book in your hand Written in some foreign language From some obscure promised land No matter what they're saying You still don't understand You can't beat the big prediction You can't estimate the odds You can't treat a false addiction With some even falser Gods You wander cross the planet With your head up in the clouds Morning light, western town Morning light, western town Roadside crosses lay me down
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Vision of Her (from "Acoustic Trio - DSD Session") – David Elias Sitting on the edge of your world Holding on your legs where they curl Looking for the vision of her The vision of her Staring down the year inside out Making do within and without Never finding reason to doubt The vision of her
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Poor Polly (from "Slipper DSD Sessions") - David Elias Settle down the question now poor Polly Was it you who rode away or was it you who drowned Was it Halfway Jim who did you in poor Polly Or did he sweep you off your feet And ride to higher ground Settle down the question now poor Polly Was there silver in that wedding dress And diamonds on the ground Were there three horsemen who knew you well poor Polly Did they tie you in that chair And bid you never make a sound Settle down the question now poor Polly Did you ride out with your lover straight across the border Where's the papers that he left behind poor Polly To vindicate your brother Identify your daughter Settle down the question now poor Polly How many days before we hear your cross chain on the floor Why waste your time with such small time poor Polly You could have had most anyone And struggled never more Settle down the question now poor Polly You hunger for the truth as you drink from every stream Will we ever see your pretty eyes poor Polly Or do you leave us running endlessly Right back into your dream
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Aspen Rose - David Elias Aspen Rose your toes remind me of a summer lost Beauty in the wilderness unspoiled and untamed Aspen Rose your ruby nose reminds me of another frost Straight down from the north comes forth We're boiling tea again Aspen Rose your blond hair glows as sunrise Easing up the mountains you're wandering through the pines Aspen Rose your youth shows silent as the twilight Settling through the window calming down my inner mind Aspen Rose recall those nights when we were strangers Unknowing to the dangers that surrounded us like thieves Aspen Rose nobody knows how things could not change We flowed like a river right beneath October trees Aspen Rose I'll go I'm sorry that I'm weary Afraid that I have come too far in far too short a time Aspen Rose your heart's the slowest burning fire I'll ever know, it's time to go I love you more than I

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Many fine things in life started and evolved from a coffeehouse. Some of the music from coffeehouses of the 60's remains in the air and through the ether today. I was influenced both then and now by many of those stark to warm images being generated at that time.

I soon enough found myself playing coffeehouse on acoustic at university in the mid-70's in the midwest. Then before I knew it the world had already changed several times and it was the mid-90's and I was thinking about again playing coffeehouse, this time in the SF Bay Area with many original songs I had written on acoustic.

Coffeehouse and acoustic had already come and gone in popular music but I still felt the influence and had in fact continued to live in its comfy waves through those rock-pop-disco-metal-grunge decades.

So coming back to the coffeehouse in the 90's was easy for me and I started approaching local coffeehouses with the idea of live music, usually on a weekend morning. I was soon playing at different places on the Hwy 1 coast and other spots in and around San Francisco.

At a similar time, independent home studio recording was taking shape as was the Internet in HTML browser form. In 1994 I started working on a home recording project of my originals. Inspiration and gear were fueled by Gus Skinas and Roger Powell.

The result was "Lost in the Green" as a 100% DIY CD that got played on radio stations ranging from Santa Cruz to Hong Kong. The idea for LITG was to deliver a coffeehouse experience on CD to anyone interested. At the same time, MP3 versions of the tracks were getting uploaded over 33k and 56k modems by me and downloaded at the same speeds by other musicians, DJ's and listeners.  This was 1995.

The world changed quite a few times again and it seemed to be turning faster.

In 1999 and 2000 I started listening to a new digital recording format called Direct Stream Digital (DSD) that was being developed as an archive format by Sony and Philips. This alternative to analog tape was needed to preserve the master library of recordings to date. I was astounded by what I was hearing from the get go as transfers from master tapes to DSD on a prototype workstation.

Shortly after that I was experimenting with a bare bones 3-mic, 2-track, no mixer direct recording to DSD with Gus at Wind Over The Earth in Boulder. It was just me and a guitar and 3 of owner Mickey Houlihan's excellent mic's plus preamp. Stark images. Undeniably accurate and honest.

From there the coffeehouse feel and incentive stayed alive and well through a number of DSD projects starting with "The Window" SACD release in 2004. As equipment and costs continue to work their inverse magic, the power of DSD recording is now (suddenly?) a home studio and field reality. The same is true for playback of this beautifully natural sounding media. Gone is the box around the sound. The image is as live and fragrant as roasted Ka'u coffee.

So here is my own work from various DSD releases since those beginning years in High Resolution Audio (HRA). With Rev9 I have created my Coffeehouse DSD Playlist #1 as a recognition of long trails of roots to some very fine sources of inspiration and art.

Mahalo Nui Loa to all of those inspirations and guides.

Aloha!
- DE

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This is one of the DSD recordings that made David Elias "Best Male Vocalist" on pure DSD download site www.NativeDSD.com

Recorded, mixed and mastered in the ultra high HD audio resolution of Direct Stream Digital (DSD), 64 times higher resolution of CD quality 16/44.1k PCM. Available as a DSD 1-bit/2.8mHz or FLAC 24/88.2kHz master at www.davidelias.com

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released June 1, 2016

All Songs Copyright by David Elias, All Rights Reserved, ASCAP

Musicians:
David Elias: acoustic, vocal, harmonica
Matt Flinner: mandolin, bouzouki
Sally Van Meter: dobro
John Magnie: keyboards, accordion
Ross Martin: ambient electric guitar
Eric Thorin: upright bass
Marc Dalio: drums
Charlie Natzke: acoustic guitar, semi-electric guitar, vocal
Scott Beynon: electric bass, vocal
Chris Kee: upright bass
Ken Owen: drums
Peter Tucker: drums
John Havard: electric guitar
David Phillips: pedal steel guitar
Reid Dennis: percussion

MQA DXD Master from DSD (2016) by MQA Ltd., UK

Recorded at Immersive Studios, Boulder, CO and Slipperworld.net, La Honda, CA, and at an off-grid cabin in East Hawaii
Recording engineers: Gus Skinas, Charlie Natzke
Mixes by Gus Skinas, Charlie Natzke
Remastered for DSD Downloads by David Elias
Produced by David Elias, Sketti Sandwich Productions

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