Live in San Gregorio (24​/​96kHz MQA Master)

by David Elias & The CasualTees ~ Independent Acoustic ~ MQA Pioneer

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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.
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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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** AMAZING TRUTH **
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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You can download an MQA Sampler that contains all resolutions as examples, from 16/44.1 all the way to 24/352.8
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It is online at BC Exclusive Here:
davidelias.bandcamp.com/album/de-mqa-sampler
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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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~~~~~ About "Live in San Gregorio" ~~~~~~
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NOTE: Source FLAC 24/96 Master. Recorded to 24-track DSD64. Live large band playing in San G. off Hwy 1 south of San Francisco. You can download the original FLAC source masters from www.davidelias.com
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Listen to the CasualTees Live in the General Store in San Gregorio -- home to many a wayfaring musician and reckless so-and-so... Performing for consecutive evenings in The Store, our 7-piece band were captured digitally by Gus Skinas on a Sonoma DSD workstation. You get to hear the whole story.

With the album download you also get the 3-camera video shot by Peter Buranzon and Dave Rhodes of the performance of "I'll Never Know Tomorrow".

This makes you wish you were there. Upbeat, lyrical, expressive, live...Turn it up.

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Here's what Gary Rancourt wrote online at CDBaby about this album:

"A remedy to today's angnst ridden music

David's music always brings a sense of delight. It's music about nothing and everything at the same time. I know that sentence sounds completely contradictory but it's what I feel. He is able to take the simplest passing fragment of a scene - which maybe arrived fully formed in his head and maybe not - and weave a wonderfully poetic story of great complexity.

This work, performed live in an intimate venue that he knows so well, gives both a sense of intimacy and authenticity that imbues these tunes with charm and warmth. An added bonus is the sound is great - just the right amount of room sound to create and support the vibe in that venue. All of the musicians are first rate and I especially like the guitarist. Backup vocals also excel. This is feel good music and his good time becomes our good time. I felt welcome to the musical party.

In these days of psychological angst, David's music is an antidote. The common semantic thread with all these tunes is frankness, honesty and acceptance without regret - so often hard to come by in today's music."


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Here's what Dez Fretz wrote about it:

"Happy San G.

This album is pleasure in music and sound.
Upbeat from the first, David Elias and eight other talented artists perform for us, and an appreciative local crowd, captured live over three nights at the historic San Gregorio General Store near Half Moon Bay in California. We get the feel of the place and its great acoustics, and of these fine performances. There is a flow to it all and it's obvious they're in the groove. For me, this is among the best experiences of live music -- sounds real; makes me smile. David is a pioneer of using the latest technology and talented engineers to produce great-sounding recordings. This is one of 'em. The sense of being there, the placement of instruments and voices, their definition, natural reverb. It's all there. And the interplay of fine musicians at these special moments in their lives is wonderfully presented. Treat yourself!"

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released November 1, 2009

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

Musicians:
David Elias: acoustic, vocal, harmonica
Charlie Natzke: acoustic guitar, semi-electric guitar, vocal
Scott Beynon: electric bass, vocal
Roger Powell: keyboards
Gary MacArthur: flute, tenor sax
John Havard: electric guitar
David Phillips: pedal steel guitar
Reid Dennis: percussion

Produced and Arranged by David Elias and Charlie Natzke
Recorded to 24-track DSD by Gus Skinas, superaudiocenter.com
Mixed and Mastered by Charlie Natzke, www.slipperworld.net
Video Crew: Peter Buranzon, David Rhodes
Gracious Hosts: George & Joey Cattermole, www.sangregoriostore.com
Live Recording Crew: Charlie Natzke, Dr. Dem, Gus Skinas, John Nowland

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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: Good Old Days (MQA)
Good Old Days
– by David Elias, all rights reserved worldwide

Put a foot down on a hard luck story
Put a foot down on a fallen pine
The world’s as blue as a morning glory
Lost in a field of tumbling vines

And you know I saw your cold and careless ways
And you know I always love them good old days

Put a hand on a shoulder there’s a frost in the air
The winter’s here before tomorrow’s gone
The gatherin’s over better take what’s fair
The reaper will leave you bare as a bone

And you know I saw your cold and careless ways
And you know I always love them good old days

So give your heart to a whisper in the wind
And give your mind to the time of man
Give your blood to the river bend
And give your soul to Abraham

And you know I saw your cold and careless ways
And you know I always love them good old days
Track Name: Audience Of One (MQA)
Audience of One
Words and Music by David Elias, all rights reserved worldwide

A
You were transient, you were careful
C#m
You were safely well unknown
F#m
The shadow of a building
B7
Making calls from a payphone
A
Lose a little bit of history
C#m F#m
And everything is reduced back to none
B7
The single source well on its course
E
The perfect audience of one

You were patient you were pardoned
You were practically left out
You could disappear and still be there
Well within and then without
Lose a little ideology
And everything is reduced back to none
The single source well on its course
The perfect audience of one

You had friends in higher places
In the limbs and in the boughs
With the winter constellations
Catching magic in the now
Lose a little shelter and you're riding
In the aisles of the sun
And everything is reduced back to none
B7
The single source well on its course
E
The perfect audience of one
B7
The perfect audience of one
E
The perfect audience of one


You had friends in higher places
In the limbs and in the boughs
With the winter constellations
Catching magic in the now
Lose a little shelter and you're riding
In the aisles of the sun
And everything is reduced back to none
B7
The single source well on its course
E
The perfect audience of one
B7
The perfect audience of one
E
The perfect audience of one
Track Name: I'll Never Know Tomorrow (MQA)
I'll Never Know Tomorrow
Words & Music by David Elias, all rights reserved worldwide

[ See the video of The CasualTees playing this track
at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLAlQowKSGE ]

I set fire to the page
I burned those words right down
Saw their ashes in the air
Sink right to the ground
Now I don't know if I was there
If I'm lost or if I'm found
Let's begin again I'll never know tomorrow

I saw the rings of Saturn spin
In a dream I had last night
That gold dust ice was thin
I held on with all my might
Now I can't remember where I been
In the early morning light
Let's begin again I'll never know tomorrow

I see the ocean from the trees
And the hilltop from the barn
I sail the seven seas
And never leave the farm
Don't tell me what I need
Don't take me by the arm
Let's begin again I'll never know tomorrow
Track Name: Silver Pen (MQA)
Silver Pen - David Elias, all rights reserved worldwide

she caught a long train gone
there wasn't nothing too 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 the dead of night
she found a change of heart

she found a new hometown
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
in her new home town
in her new home town
Track Name: Not Another Minute (MQA)
Not Another Minute (I See You)
- David Elias, all rights reserved worldwide

Come a little closer to me
While it’s early in the day
And the morning light shines through me
I hear everything you say

CHORUS
There’s not another minute left between us
There’s not a minute we could lose
It’s the middle of the morning
I see you
I see you

Turn around a let me hold you
Let me whisper in your ear
Was it something I never told you
Or something you just couldn’t hear

CHORUS
There’s not another minute left between us
There’s not a minute we could lose
It’s the middle of the morning
I see you
I see you

------ Solo (repeat verse + CHORUS)

So come a little closer to me
Cause there’s nowhere else to be
Can’t you feel the sun shine through you too
Like your favorite memory

CHORUS
There’s not another minute left between us
There’s not a minute we could lose
It’s the middle of the morning
I see you
I see you
I see you
I see you
I see you
I see you
Track Name: Hair Of The Dog (MQA)
Hair of the Dog
Words and Music by David Elias, all rights reserved worldwide

The hair of the dog
Is wrapped around your chest
The shirt of your religion
Meaningless lessons to the rest
Disciples of the vine
Wrestle water from the wine
Alchemy is back in style
Ripened by these times

Social independents
Ride the wagon out of town
Wheels roll through the iron age
Through these fields of County Down
The leaf and magic bean
The barley and the corn
Spirits of awareness riding shotgun through the storm

You can ramble through the door
hat you came in
Without a word without hope
Without a prayer

Rituals of reaction
Emotion at its best
Seeking satisfaction
While the landscape changes fast
The rules of every road
Won't forgive what's crossed the line
I'm finding out that driving's not the only way to fly

You can ramble through the door that you came in
Without a word
Without hope
Without a prayer
Track Name: Save The Church (MQA)
Save The Church - David Elias, all rights reserved worldwide

save the church
it's sinking fast
holy ruins
holy past
sacred grounds
they cannot last
save the church
it's sinking fast

save the ground
i pray to thee
the holy stone
the holy tree
as birds pass o'er
the fervent seas
save the ground
i pray to thee

save our hearts
one by one
unlock them from
the time we've done
release them lord
and set them free
as me to you
and you to me
Track Name: Hummingbird (MQA)
Hummingbird - David Elias, all rights reserved worldwide

Hummingbird keep your back to the highway
Hummingbird keep your eye on the sun
Hummingbird will you come and fly my way
Hummingbird a new day has begun

I wish I was a tall tree in a meadow
Higher than the blue sky by a mile
I'd shake my arms at the ground down below
And pray the stars let me sleep for awhile

Hummingbird keep your back to the highway
Hummingbird keep your eye on the sun
Hummingbird will you come and fly my way
Hummingbird a new day has begun