Crossing (Remastered)

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

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Crossing (Lonely Bells) - David Elias, April 14, 2003 i used to hear them lonely bells ringing on patrick street in the middle of a sunday morning like from the bottom of a wishin well and no one to reach down there and turn them down then i'd go walkin up blake and turn down evans st. around the corner with those vacant lots i learned that lonliness must be where friendship and the road meet i was younger then but i learned a lot you're pickin up that well-worn load you take it down a lonely road you need another place to go now you're pickin up that well-worn load you take it down a lonely road you need another place to go now i still think i hear some of them lonely bells ringing in the middle of my day dream then i push on off and think oh what the hell i might as well be back on patrick street
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Mend My Mind - by David Elias Mend my mind on a summer day Arguello said what he had to say No one wants it any other way So mend my mind on a summer day Mend my heart on the open shore Where winds will blow 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 the 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 - by David Elias I close my eyes and criticize and sympathize 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 - by 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 prayerbook 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
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Rodeo On A Ridge - by David Elias The water under the bridge Echos 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 behin
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Red Tail Guide - by David Elias Red tail guiding me alone Red tail guiding me alone And how will I know just when it’s safe at home Red tail guiding me alone Casts of thousands Originals all on their own Stalk the countryside Looking for someone they’ve known And in the evening time Roll it up and roll it out For one more red tail healer guide Redwing burden’s laid aside Redwing burden’s laid aside And how will I know Just when it’s safe inside Redwing burden’s laid aside Uptown singers know just how to say the words Downtown ring it out beneath the river’s dirty rain Small time dealer boys roll it up and roll it out for One more red tail healer guide One more red tail healer guide Red sky guiding all my dreams Red sky guiding all my dreams Burns my memory It leaves me in between Red sky guiding all my dreams
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Heaven's Destiny - by David Elias The moon was golden just like the sun Clouds were furrowed just like your brow These days of old have just begun To catch up back where we are now And those dreams of gold don’t grow on trees They seek the bottom of the sea When you are old and look like me You’ll follow heaven’s destiny Dreams of old have just begun Shining through the dust and sun When you are old and you look like me Remember heaven’s destiny That ring of fire may burn some wings Sure as the crow and sparrow sings Well they’ll float on down to easy street And call it heaven’s destiny
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One More Savior - by David Elias Sunset flavors, shadows waver Only time for one more savior Wishful thinking, summer sinking It’s all in how we labor on Sunday choir singing higher Trying hard to fill the empty hall Ash on Wednesday, ash on Thursday Dust to dust it’s no special thing at all How well we know ourselves How well we know ourselves How well we know ourselves
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Above The Creek - by David Elias They told me kids were to be seen and not to speak I heard those wise words once or twice a week Come Saturday I’d find my hand in cheek In the ash up on that hill above that creek And those desperados chased me through the corn Savages were taking me by storm And just as things were getting rather bleak I’m in the ash up on that hill above that creek And those memories come take me don’t go crying Tragedy forsake me you’ll be dying So if imaginary friends don’t come to play You’re feeling kind of lonesome in the day The strong arms that will hold you when you’re weak Are in the ash up on that hill above that creek
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The Riddle Song - by David Elias I took a little piece of thread from the pillow on my bed I put it underneath my arm to keep it safe and keep it warm It found its way into my heart Where it was destined from the start That’s the way it goes, ain’t that the way it goes I picked a penny from the floor Walking through the hardware store I put it into my old shoe, it seemed to be the thing to do It found its way into my soul filling up an empty hole That’s the way it goes, ain’t that the way it goes A feather landed on my knee When I was leaning ‘gainst a tree It wasn’t any kind of test Just looking for a place to rest It found its way under my skin Grew to spread its wings within That’s the way it goes, ain’t that the way it goes
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Changing Down - by David Elias See my cup go flowing See my cup go running over See my cup go flowing down See my colors changing See my red go into white now See my colors changing down More than this I can’t say how Everything else changing There’s still a light above your brow Everything else changing down See the rest I’m taking Rest comes easy outside harm’s way See the rest I’m taking down See the walls they’re closing Close to this I can’t say how See the walls they’re closing down
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If I Had My Way - by David Elias 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’ll smile for awhile at the thunder And 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 those 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’ll smile for awhile at the thunder And dream about the day I can say I had my way

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Album Notes:
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STEREOPHILE Magazine said: "From the first note it is apparent that this is an extraordinary recording". "Crossing" is a recording for anyone looking to rediscover the folk tradition in a contemporary expressive format. It has the songs and the musicians performing that are capable of recreating what many consider to be a lost or at least an endangered art.
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"Crossing" continues to blaze the 5.1 Surround Sound HD trail (Elias began in 2003 with award-winning 'The Window') and at the same time addressing the folk tradition idiom by working with legendary musicians in live studio recording sessions.
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"Crossing" explores the depth to which highly articulate lyrics and accompaniments can be captured and recreated for the listener in both stereo and 5.1 surround sound. It features a top-notch backing band recorded live in the studio at Slipperworld.net in La Honda, California. Discover what it sounds like to be surrounded by some of the finest bluegrass and folk musicians. This album was recorded for surround-sound with the listener sitting in middle facing the singer and the band wrapping around both sides. It was indeed a circle of musicians in the studio...
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"Crossing" joined the top list of picks (finalists) by High Fidelity Review writers and listeners for the 2005 Surround Music Awards in 3 different categories: "Listener's Choice", "Best Made-For-Surround Title", and "Best Non-Orchestral Mix". It is also one of the very few Pure DSD recordings (recorded/mixed/masterd as DSD) out there!

credits

released June 1, 2016

Word and Music by David Elias, © 2005 - All Rights Reserved

Musicians:
David Elias: acoustic, vocal
Matt Flinner: mandolin
Eric Thorin: upright bass
Sally Van Meter: dobro
Marc Dalio: drums
Eric Moon: accordion, keyboard
John Havard: electric guitar
Chris Kee: upright bass
David Phillips: pedal steel
Peter Tucker: drums

Produced by David Elias
MQA DXD Master from DSD (2016) by MQA Ltd., UK.
Recorded to DSD64 on Sonoma by Charlie Natzke
Studio Engineer: Charlie Natzke, www.slipperworld.net
Mixed, Mastered for SACD 2.0/5.1 by Gus Skinas, www.superaudiocenter.com
DSD Download Production by David Elias

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Here's what Dick Metcalf wrote (5 stars):

A GREAT SACD!

A new recording format (DSD), which the liners say is "the highest resolution media available anywhere today", is featured on this great little CD in from David! I was first introduced to David's wonderful acoustic guitar & vocals over at MIXPOSURE (www.mixposure.com ), by Guy Michetti (who is a fantastic player in his own right). Elias' music takes me back nearly 30 years, to an era where the singers were able to reach right out & touch your soul with their lyrics (think James Taylor, maybe). David's voice is a natural for this kind of music, & his lyric-writing skills are top-o'-th'-line. There's a tinge of country & a flash of John Denver, but I'd say his singing & lyrical style reminds me (more) of one of my all-time favorite singers, Bruce Cockburn. Simple messages wrapped in intelligent & meaningful words. If you like this type of music, I'd suggest you keep your ear on Mr. Elias... he's got fame & glory coming soon. Be sure you're there to enjoy it with him... I will be, for sure! This CD gets a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED from my ears! Learn more about David & his music at www.davidelias.com or purchase the CD at cdbaby.com/elias6

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Here's what Will wrote (5 stars):

What I Need To Hear

I just wanted you to know that i have been listening to these songs on a regular basis. And it is just absolutely beautiful and moving. The perfect instrumentation for every song just totally gets me. Your voice is lifted to amazing height with this music. And i'm glad because everything you say is what I need to hear. Anyone who hasn't heard this is really missing out. Thank you thank you thank you.

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Here's what Phillip E. Hardy wrote (5 stars):

Mind Mending

David is a bona fide folk music talent in the tradition of popular 70’s artists like Gordon Lightfoot and Jim Croce. This track [Mend My Mind] is so damn pleasant to hear and I wish I heard more music like this at OMD’s. The vocals and guitar work are effortless and beautiful and the production is as clean as it gets. The mandolin work on this tune also adds tremendous color and fills in without being overbearing. This is great work by an artist who deserves your attention.

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Here's what musician Maria Daines wrote (5 stars):

Poetry and Storytelling

'Loneliness must be where friendship and the road meet...'

A knock me over piece of writing that says so much more inside, under and over the lines. A quiet place of light, like walking through autumn leaves with the sun laying her golden fingers across the land and as you stroll you hear a song in your head, the solitude of peace.

You sing and play a journey here and take us along with you, from your shoulder we can share the experience of being in anothers shoes,
a brief gimpse of an artists heart.

A professional recording of the highest quality, everything in balance so perfectly. Easing us into a kind of comfort and beauty. Sheer heaven.

Thank you.

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Here's what M. Frazier wrote (5 stars):

Perfect all the way

Everything about this song [Crossing] is simply musical. The epitome of true modern music. A great story, excellent songwriting, musical changes, musicianship, vocals, production. Smooth, heartfelt and stirs images in the minds of the listeners (speaking for myself - and I bet a lot more). This is one of the best tunes I've heard for a long time, anywhere. Super work all around. Very pleased I found this one.


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