David Elias ~ 9 Tracks MQA Sampler (44​.​1 to 352​.​8 kHz)

by David Elias ~ Independent Acoustic ~ MQA Pioneer

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    The DSD Downloads for this album are available at http://www.davidelias.com
    The MQA Recordings Here are NOT the original DSD masters!
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    Be sure to download ONLY Lossless PCM formats (AIF, WAV, ALAC, FLAC) to preserve the MQA encoding -- Do NOT use MP3, or AAC or other Lossy formats as they will lose the MQA encoding benefits.
    Bandcamp always defaults to MP3 format for download -- Be sure to change this to one of Lossless formats (AIF, WAV, ALAC, FLAC) by selecting from the dropdown list presented when you download. Mahalo! It will play as MP3 but doesn't sound as good!
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    Plays on any media player with improved sound quality.
    Read about MQA at www.mqa.co.uk
    MQA Encoded by MQA Ltd., UK
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    "The original intention and sounds are much more accurately represented [with MQA] and are therefore much, much more enjoyable to listen to. The convenience of MQA's smaller file size is an additional no-brainer." - DE
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    You do not need any special hardware (MQA DAC) or software (MQA Player) to reap the benefits of the MQA encoding. The temporal blurring (aka time smearing) has been greatly reduced especially the pre-ringing/echo from this PCM master. It sounds better than a CD equivalent no matter how you play it. An MQA DAC such as the Meridian Explorer2 (US$299) can further enhance the sound quality as well as unfold any hi-res frequencies above 20k.
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This quote from a first time listen and comparison by a non-musician, non- audiophile, whose MacBook had just loaded iTunes with ripped music for the first time (Time Forgets CD), downloaded and added the David Elias Time Forgets MQA CD master from Bandcamp (ALAC format), plugged into a Meridian Explorer2 MQA DAC ($299) with Zipbuds ($25) attached. (MacBook Sound settings changed to use Meridian Explorer2 preference.)

She listened and alternated between MQA and non-MQA versions of various tracks. The Explorer2 DAC's Blue MQA Studio Quality Authentication LED light indicated MQA was present on the MQA tracks when expected (lit) and not present on the CD version of the tracks when not expected (not lit):
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"oh wow - oh my god !
clearer crisp sharp, gawd!!
no question !!
wow!
you can hear everything better, everything being all the instruments
sharper clearer you can hear every distinctive instrument, awesome!"
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A David Elias sampler of MQA Studio Quality encoded tracks. MQA allows any format of a PCM audio file to be preserved all the way to 24/384. The MQA container is always small however allowing original very large source files to be downloaded and stored as small lossless PCM (FLAC, ALAC, WAV, AIFF).
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Other benefits of MQA are corrections of time smearing (aka temporal blurring) common to PCM recordings, providing a much more focused audio image on playback with less of the harsh glare edgy sound typically found in this media format and most CDs published to date.
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Read more about MQA at www.mqa.co.uk

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released June 7, 2016

Produced and Arranged by David Elias
All Music and Lyrics Copyright David Elias
www.davidelias.com

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David Elias Hawaii

David Elias writes music and lyrics about living and dreaming and nature.

He takes photographs and uses them and his songs to make videos about nature and living and dreaming.

He has self-produced his own CDs and SACDs/DSD Downloads since 1995. Now pioneering MQA!

HD Videos since youtube.com/davideliasvideo

Go To www.davidelias.com for Native DSD studio master stereo and 5.1 downloads!
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Track Name: You Never Know (MQA)
You Never Know - David Elias

So you left that crazy man for someone that you could stand. And
you waved it everywhere like a flag in every hand. Were you so righteous? Were you so sincere and true? Or did you always twist the light just so to focus back on you. How could you know everything about someone you never knew. When will you grow up? You never know. You never know.

So you left that coast behind to try the other side. And all those people way back there became the scorn of your own pride. Are you the only one who has vision for the truth? Do you regard yourself so highly, eye for eye and tooth for tooth? How could you know everything about someone you never knew. When will you grow up? You never know. You never know.

Judge yourself before you ease into your throne. If advice is so damn nice maybe you’ll take some of your own. Think to tread lightly where you should not go. Or maybe not at all. Just think, you never know. You never know.
Track Name: Silver Pen (MQA)
Silver Pen – David Elias

She caught a long train gone
There wasn't nothing to it
In the red red dawn
She just had to do it
Heard that lonesome song
And she could sing right through it
She caught a long train gone

She found a change of heart
In the changing light
Whatever made her start
Could not have been more right
She took her namesake's part
In the dead of night
She found a change of heart

She found a new home town
And she moved right in
And the freeway sound
It didn't come again
And in a drawer she found
Another silver pen
In her new home town
Track Name: Stone House On Blueberry Hill (MQA)
Stone House On Blueberry Hill - by David Eilas

Well the wire was strung higher
Than anyone there could have known
And the kinder the reminder
The less chance they'd make it back home
There was smoke, there was fog
And blueberries wild on the hill
There was silence there was humming
Pacing and drums without will

There's a signal in the campfire
And nobody knows what it means
There's a young man who looks old and tired
With eyes that won't say anything
There's a soldier, there's a farmer
A stone house burned black from within
There are friendships that have parted
And brothers who are missing their kin

There's a buckle made of silver
A leather purse empty of coins
And a bottle to deliver
Some freedom wherever you're going
I was there I was watching
From an island of trees they were ash
I was empty I was lonesome
I had questions and no one to ask

There's a blue ridge in the Blue Ridge
And a history of wanderers there
If you're lost in those mountains
Remember to look for me there
Track Name: Crossing (Lonely Bells) - MQA
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
Track Name: Help Yourself (ukelele) - MQA
Help Yourself - David Elias

Morning comes before the sun, I hear that song, I better help myself. I better help myself. Reflections smile behind the miles, I hear that song, I better help myself. I better help myself.

Lord you know it comes and goes, I feel that song, I better help myself. I better help myself. Ain’t no one knows the lonely lows. When you hear that song you better help yourself. You better help yourself. Help yourself. You better help yourself.

Lord you know it comes and goes, when I feel that song, I better help myself. I better help myself. Ain’t no one shows the lonely lows. When you hear that song you better help yourself.

Help yourself.

Help yourself.
Track Name: Lost In The Green (MQA)
Lost In The Green
- by David Elias
Lost in the green
Follow the magic stones
Winter comes tomorrow
Solstice all alone
Strangers never knew you
Friends become the same

Lost in the green
Follow signatures in the sky
Winter comes tomorrow
Quietly
Families in the fields
Hollow in the wind

And all those one way conversations
Repeat yourself one time or two
Freedom of speech has limitations
Forget the words and you'll be through

Lost in the green
Follow the river stones
Winter comes tomorrow
Solstice all alone
Strangers never knew you
Friends become the same

And all those one way conversations
Repeat yourself one time or two
Freedom of speech has limitations
Forget the words and you'll be through
Track Name: 40 Days - Summer Skies (MQA)
40 days - summer skies
- by david elias

i'm older than my older brother
while justice falls on deafened ears
one hand points out roads to recover on
the next one hastens heaven near

don't deny the subtle message
don't fall hard on good old times
as you deny the right of passage
from this old world
to endless summer skies

recall them 40 days
recall them 40 days
we call them 40 days

the truth defies the gentle spirit
these chimes unwind beneath steel clouds
the closer days of youth get near it
the harder it becomes
to feel real proud

recall them 40 days
recall them 40 days
we call them 40 days

don't deny the subtle message
don't fall hard on good old times
as you decide the right of passage
comes with this old world
to endless summer skies

summer skies