Bill Withers - Just As I Am (1971/2005/2015) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

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Bill Withers - Just As I Am (1971/2005/2015) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Bill Withers - Just As I Am (1971/2005/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 35:58 minutes | 791 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Just As I Am is the debut studio album by Bill Withers and was first released in 1971. It was recorded at Sunset Sound and Wally Heider Studios in Hollywood, California and produced by Booker T. Jones. The album features the classic hit single "Ain't No Sunshine", which has been ranked #280 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

In a career laden with highlights and hallmarks in the annals of soul history, Just as I Am gets rather overlooked as one of the best soul debuts ever issued. Remastered and repackaged as a part of Sony's DualDisc series, Just as I Am gets cleaned up and presented to a new generation of listeners who may have missed out the first time. And with this remastering comes an intimacy, warmth, and immediacy to the recordings that was only hinted at with previous versions; it's almost as if Withers is in a living room singing to a small group of people, rather than making a record. Of course, the instantly recognizable anthem "Ain't No Sunshine" gets all of the acclaim it so richly deserves, but tracks like "Harlem" and "Better Off Dead" also warrant kudos for the intensity and maturity of their performances. Even when he's doing covers, Withers treats them as if they are his own compositions and handles them with great delicacy. And while the audio performances are top-notch, the new documentary on the making of the record, as well as rare performances of "Ain't No Sunshine," "Ain't Her Daddy," and "Harlem" are the icing on the proverbial cake. Kudos to Sony for not only reissuing a long lost masterpiece, but for doing it in such a classy fashion.

Tracklist:

01 - Harlem
02 - Ain't No Sunshine
03 - Grandma's Hands
04 - Sweet Wanomi
05 - Everybody's Talkin'
06 - Do It Good
07 - Hope She'll Be Happier
08 - Let It Be
09 - I'm Her Daddy
10 - In My Heart
11 - Moanin' and Groanin'
12 - Better off Dead

Analyzed: Bill Withers / Just As I Am
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR11 -0.21 dB -13.81 dB 3:25 01-Harlem
DR13 -0.48 dB -16.16 dB 2:06 02-Ain't No Sunshine
DR14 -0.02 dB -16.10 dB 2:03 03-Grandma's Hands
DR11 -1.12 dB -13.45 dB 2:35 04-Sweet Wanomi
DR10 -0.02 dB -11.55 dB 3:28 05-Everybody's Talkin'
DR12 0.00 dB -14.44 dB 2:54 06-Do It Good
DR11 -2.35 dB -17.40 dB 3:51 07-Hope She'll Be Happier
DR12 0.00 dB -14.77 dB 2:39 08-Let It Be
DR11 -0.15 dB -12.98 dB 3:20 09-I'm Her Daddy
DR12 -0.64 dB -18.32 dB 4:22 10-In My Heart
DR12 0.00 dB -15.07 dB 3:00 11-Moanin' and Groanin'
DR11 0.00 dB -13.30 dB 2:15 12-Better off Dead
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Number of tracks: 12
Official DR value: DR11

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 3000 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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