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Grateful Dead - American Beauty (1970/2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Posted By : HiDefVagon | Date : 13 Dec 2012 16:18:56 | Comments : 5 |
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Grateful Dead - American Beauty (1970/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 44:32 minutes | 1047 MB
Official Digital Download - Source: | Front cover

American Beauty is the timeless masterpiece by the Grateful Dead. Their sixth studio album is one of their strongest efforts to date. Following the success of Workingman’s Dead, the band continues with their effortless blend of folk rock. The work develops with intricate melodies and includes the standouts “Box of Rain,” “Friend of The Devil” and “Truckin’.” American Beauty is included on Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time” and is an undeniable classic.

A companion piece to the luminous Workingman's Dead, American Beauty is an even stronger document of the Grateful Dead's return to their musical roots. Sporting a more full-bodied and intricate sound than its predecessor thanks to the addition of subtle electric textures, the record is also more representative of the group as a collective unit, allowing for stunning contributions from Phil Lesh (the poignant opener, "Box of Rain") and Bob Weir ("Sugar Magnolia"); at the top of his game as well is Jerry Garcia, who delivers the superb "Friend of the Devil," "Candyman," and "Ripple." Climaxing with the perennial "Truckin'," American Beauty remains the Dead's studio masterpiece -- never again would they be so musically focused or so emotionally direct.


Tracklist:

01 - Box of Rain
02 - Friend of The Devil
03 - Sugar Magnolia
04 - Operator
05 - Candyman
06 - Ripple
07 - Brokendown Palace
08 - Till the Morning Comes
09 - Attics of My Life
10 - Truckin'

Dynamic Range Report
Analyzed: Grateful Dead / American Beauty
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR8 -0.10 dB -9.32 dB 5:20 01-Box of Rain
DR9 -0.10 dB -10.07 dB 3:28 02-Friend of The Devil
DR8 -0.10 dB -10.10 dB 4:09 03-Sugar Magnolia
DR8 -0.80 dB -10.34 dB 2:23 04-Operator
DR8 -0.10 dB -10.01 dB 6:53 05-Candyman
DR9 -0.10 dB -11.55 dB 4:14 06-Ripple
DR8 -0.10 dB -10.40 dB 3:58 07-Brokendown Palace
DR9 -0.10 dB -10.09 dB 3:28 08-Till the Morning Comes
DR9 -0.10 dB -11.31 dB 5:12 09-Attics of My Life
DR9 -0.10 dB -9.89 dB 5:26 10-Truckin'
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Number of tracks: 10
Official DR value: DR9

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2992 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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Thanks to the Original releaser!

Grateful Dead - Workingman's Dead [Hi-Res]

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Posted By: audiophilehi Date: 13 Dec 2012 16:27:13
Thanks so much for the share!
Posted By: tystnu Date: 13 Dec 2012 21:57:17
bloody great!
Posted By: Archimago Date: 15 Dec 2012 01:43:51
Here's the DR from the DVD-A (Dual Disc I bought a number of years ago). Looks like the same mastering but this HDTracks one slightly more compressed... Wonder why they did that!

foobar2000 1.1.16 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2012-12-14 17:41:28

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Analyzed: Grateful Dead / American Beauty (Hi-Res DVD-A to 24/96, FLAC)
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR8 -0.62 dB -10.07 dB 5:20 01-Box Of Rain
DR9 -0.64 dB -10.81 dB 3:28 02-Friend Of The Devil
DR9 -0.57 dB -10.85 dB 4:09 03-Sugar Magnolia
DR9 -1.22 dB -11.09 dB 2:23 04-Operator
DR9 -0.23 dB -10.76 dB 6:53 05-Candyman
DR9 -0.63 dB -12.29 dB 4:14 06-Ripple
DR8 -0.71 dB -11.15 dB 3:58 07-Brokedown Palace
DR9 -0.67 dB -10.83 dB 3:28 08-Till The Morning Comes
DR9 -0.64 dB -12.06 dB 5:12 09-Attics Of My Life
DR9 -0.61 dB -10.64 dB 5:26 10-Truckin'
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Number of tracks: 10
Official DR value: DR9

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2893 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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Posted By: huxxley Date: 17 Dec 2012 15:01:44
Thanks for this! It sounds good - even if it seems they re-mixed it or maybe used the surround DVD-A release to create a new Stereo version. I don't know.. it does not sound quite like the mix on the original LP. But good for a change, anyway. Thanks!
Posted By: harrygee Date: 27 Jan 2013 16:48:20
Wonderful post containing some of best music to come out of USA. Thank you.