Slipper Sessions: And The Bit Goes On​.​.​. (MQA DXD Master​)​)

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

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*** PLEASE READ ***: The DSD Downloads for this album are available at www.davidelias.com
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One of the recordings that made David Elias "Best Male Vocalist" on pure DSD download site www.NativeDSD.com
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Slipperworld is the studio in La Honda, California where owner and friend Charlie Natzke lives and works. It is in what I and others refer to as a Banana Belt which is nestled in the redwoods down from the ridge of the San Mateo hills separating the San Francisco Bay Peninsula and Bay side from the Coast side. Nearly needless to say, very quiet and very scenic. The location is between the more windy hills up top and the more foggy coast below so hence the very sunny and warm “banana” climate.
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Over a period of years Charlie and I shared a lot of music adventures together. Gigging every month if not weekly we were also spending time at Slipperworld (www.slipperworld.net) rehearsing and recording. We may have shared a beer or two up there as well...
The songs on this collection “Slipper DSD Sessions” represent a small sample of the types of music I was doing at Slipperworld during that period. An 8-track Sonoma DSD workstation with Meitner/EMM Labs DAC and ADC units were setup courtesy of Gus Skinas (www.superaudiocenter.com). A recording mecca!
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I hope you enjoy listening to some of the nuances of native DSD recording done in a small open room without isolation and without overdubs. Songs here range from the very quiet solo to the energetic acoustic band and electric band takes. Charlie did all the engineering as well as the analog board mixes back to DSD stereo on the Sonoma. I mastered these using the Korg AudioGate software.
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Many thanks as always to all those involved particularly Charlie (electric guitar, backing vocals, engineer), Chris Kee (upright bass), Ken Owen (drums), Scott Beynon (electric bass). I am always in awe of their abilities to both listen and create spontaneously.
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To Gus, thank you again and again for all the inspiration and collaboration. To all DSD enthusiasts, thank you for supporting independent artists like myself and for helping to validate DSD as the most excellent natural analog like sounding HRA audio format for anyone to use for both recording and listening.
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Mahalo Nui Loa and Aloha to All,
- DE
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Native DSD tracks of mine and many, many others are available online here:
www.highdeftapetransfers.com
www.superhirez.com
www.nativeDSD.com
www.hiresaudio.jp

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released January 1, 2014

All Songs Copyright by David Elias, All Rights Reserved, ASCAP
Produced and Arranged by David Elias

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

Recorded and Mixed, DSD64 by Charlie Natzke, www.slipperworld.net
Mastered by David Elias
Cover photo by Treehouse Skye, www.volcanotreehouse.net

Musicians:
David Elias: acoustic, vocal, harmonica
Charlie Natzke: acoustic guitar, semi-electric guitar, vocal
Scott Beynon: electric bass, vocal
Ken Owen: drums

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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

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Track Name: Miracles Take Time (solo acoustic) - MQA
Miracles Take Time – David Elias
For Paul Pena

on and on now
don't be late
silver wings
on silver plates
autumn lingers
can't escape
miracles take time

sing me now
your hands must rest
your body lingers
'gainst the fences
of its own strength
time has tested
miracles take time

tell me now
remind me soon
how silk roads wind
under the moon
carry a windless
silver tune
miracles take time

lightly now
and none to bear
yet songs to sing
and words to hear
silent tears
your heart has shared
miracles take time
Track Name: Poor Polly - MQA
Poor Polly – 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
Track Name: White & Blue - MQA
White & Blue – David Elias
Red eye mind
done gone along
Red eye mind
done gone along
Green eye winks
summer's gone
Red eye mind
done gone along

The sparrow sings
the swallow falls
The sparrow sings
the swallow falls
Misty wren
sees none at all
The sparrow sings
the swallow falls

White and blue
the sand and sea
White and blue
the sand and sea
In the middle
you and me
White and blue
the sand and sea
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: River Of Dreams (MQA)
River of Dreams – David Elias

I sleep by the fire
Your song's in my dream
I run off to find you
You're nowhere it seems
Blue clouds float higher
Metallic skies gleam
Shadow the answer
This river of dreams

A fortnight's a long time
To wait by the door
Your footsteps don't echo
They been here before
I pull my coat tighter
Look out one time more
Your shadow's the answer
It lies on the floor

I'll cast one more time
To the river of dreams
With a net made of willow
And sycamore leaves
I won't look behind me
As tears turn to streams
Echo those answers
In rivers of dreams
Track Name: Miracles Take Time (CasualTees) - MQA
Miracles Take Time – David Elias
For Paul Pena

on and on now
don't be late
silver wings
on silver plates
autumn lingers
can't escape
miracles take time

sing me now
your hands must rest
your body lingers
'gainst the fences
of its own strength
time has tested
miracles take time

tell me now
remind me soon
how silk roads wind
under the moon
carry a windless
silver tune
miracles take time

lightly now
and none to bear
yet songs to sing
and words to hear
silent tears
your heart has shared
miracles take time