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Chris Whitley – Perfect Day (2000) [Reissue 2001] {PS3 ISO+FLAC}

Chris Whitley – Perfect Day (2000) [Reissue 2001]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 38:52 minutes | Artwork | 1,57 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Artwork | 688 MB

Chris Whitley was a Texas-based singer/songwriter who initially began his career as a bluesy roots rocker, but as his career progressed, he moved deeper into rock & roll and alternative rock. Though Whitley’s albums usually received positive reviews, they rarely sold, and his tendency to rework his sound prevented him from developing a sizable cult following among singer/songwriter fans.

After issuing the spare, entirely solo Live at Martyrs’ in early 2000, Chris Whitley returned to the studio with drummer Billy Martin and bassist Chris Wood (of Medeski, Martin & Wood fame) to cut the similarly low-key, all covers album Perfect Day. It’s a mix of blues standards and rock songs with a poetic bent (writers like Dylan, Reed, and Morrison) all given hauntingly minimalistic treatments. Whitley’s guitar work is subdued and spacious, as are Martin and Wood’s constantly shifting backing rhythms. The cover photo of a haggard-looking Whitley sets the tone for his performances: he sounds committed but weary, which gives these renditions a darkly compelling power. “Spoonful,” in particular, often seems on the verge of falling apart, as Whitley’s guitar slashes almost randomly over the rhythm section’s syncopations. But — perhaps like the singer himself — it somehow holds together in the face of desperation, which is a handy way to sum up the album’s impact as a whole.

01. Spanish Harlem Incident
02. Smokestack Lightening
03. China Gate
04. Drifting
05. She’s Alright
06. Perfect Day
07. Wild Ox Moan
08. Crystal Ship
09. Spoonful
10. Stones In My Pathway
11. 4th Time Around

foobar2000 1.1.18 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
Analyzed: Chris Whitley / Perfect Day
DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR14 -8.50 dB -25.58 dB 2:37 01-Spanish Harlem Incident
DR16 -8.14 dB -28.56 dB 4:41 02-Smokestack Lightening
DR14 -7.76 dB -24.90 dB 3:07 03-China Gate
DR15 -9.20 dB -27.03 dB 2:32 04-Drifting
DR15 -7.92 dB -26.72 dB 3:56 05-She's Alright
DR15 -6.37 dB -27.60 dB 3:31 06-Perfect Day
DR14 -7.50 dB -26.48 dB 3:09 07-Wild Ox Moan
DR13 -7.31 dB -24.62 dB 3:17 08-Crystal Ship
DR15 -5.28 dB -24.30 dB 5:03 09-Spoonful
DR15 -8.92 dB -27.56 dB 3:15 10-Stones In My Pathway
DR13 -8.36 dB -23.76 dB 3:46 11-4th Time Around
Number of tracks: 11
Official DR value: DR14
Samplerate: 2822400 Hz / PCM Samplerate: 88200 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 5645 kbps
Codec: DSD64







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