Elvis Costello - North (2003) MCH PS3 ISO + DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC

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Elvis Costello - North (2003) MCH PS3 ISO + DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC

Elvis Costello - North (2003)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 45:36 minutes | Scans included | 3,05 GB
or DSD64 Stereo (from SACD-ISO to Tracks.dsf) > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 45:21 | Scans included | 1,23 GB
or FLAC 2.0 (carefully converted & encoded to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | 45:21 min | Scans | 1,02 GB
Features Stereo and Multichannel Surround Sound | Bonus Track | Deutsche Grammophon / Universal Classics

North is a 2003 album by Elvis Costello. It reached 44 in the UK Albums Chart, 57 in the US chart and No. 1 in the US Traditional Jazz chart. Coming after the return rock and roll on When I Was Cruel, North is an intimate album of ballads partially inspired by his relationship with Diana Krall.

North, Elvis Costello's 20th album of new material, follows the deliberately classicist When I Was Cruel by a mere year, but it feels more the sequel to 1998's Burt Bacharach collaboration, Painted From Memory, or even 1993's roundly ignored classical pop experiment, The Juliet Letters. Costello has abandoned clanging guitars and drums of Cruel – abandoned rock & roll, really – to return to a set of classically influenced songs, all "composed, arranged and conducted" by the man himself (on The Juliet Letters, he was merely the composer and voice). The songs on North are pitched halfway between traditional torch ballads and arty contemporary Broadway writers such as Stephen Sondheim. This isn't so much a shift in direction after When I Was Cruel as much as it is an extension of the Bacharach album (in this context, Cruel seems like the aberration), but it's also a reflection of Costello's new love for Canadian jazz singer Diana Krall. It's not just that North is somewhat of a song cycle, starting with the despair of a failed relationship and ending with the hope of a new love, but that it's somewhat written in the style of Krall's music: self-consciously sophisticated and slightly jazzy. Ultimately, North is not jazz-pop; it's classical pop, with Costello more interested in the structure, arrangement, and words of the song rather than mere catchiness. It's a very writerly album, in regards to both the music and lyrics. Consequently, it takes a bit of effort to get into the album, since it purposefully lacks hooks and songs as immediate or tuneful as those on Painted From Memory or "Jacksons, Monk and Rowe" from The Juliet Letters. This is not a flaw, per se – it's simply what the album is, a collection of subtle songs performed with an elegant understatement. Unlike The Juliet Letters, North never feels like an exercise, nor does it feel like Costello has something to prove. It's a specific, personal album with serious ambitions that it fulfills. If the album ultimately winds up being something to listen to on occasion rather than a record to spin repeatedly, that doesn't make Costello's achievement with this song cycle any less admirable.

Tracklist:

01. You Left Me In The Dark
02. Someone Took The Words Away
03. When Did I Stop Dreaming
04. You Turned To Me
05. Fallen
06. When It Sings
07. Still
08. Let Me Tell You About Her
09. Can You Be True?
10. When Green Eyes Turn Blue
11. I'm In The Mood Again
12. Impatience [Bonus Track]

foobar2000 1.6.6 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1

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Analyzed: Elvis Costello / North
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR14 -3.09 dB -25.23 dB 3:26 01-You Left Me In The Dark
DR14 -3.18 dB -23.57 dB 4:35 02-Someone Took The Words Away
DR16 -1.99 dB -24.73 dB 5:23 03-When Did I Stop Dreaming
DR13 -4.76 dB -25.62 dB 2:33 04-You Turned To Me
DR13 -4.86 dB -25.03 dB 3:12 05-Fallen
DR13 -4.24 dB -24.76 dB 3:59 06-When It Sings
DR17 -4.75 dB -24.05 dB 2:28 07-Still
DR14 -4.68 dB -25.22 dB 4:24 08-Let Me Tell You About Her
DR13 -4.04 dB -24.53 dB 3:46 09-Can You Be True?
DR13 -2.18 dB -23.37 dB 4:18 10-When Green Eyes Turn Blue
DR14 -1.61 dB -25.11 dB 2:36 11-I'm In The Mood Again
DR14 -1.54 dB -20.90 dB 4:58 12-Impatience
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Number of tracks: 12
Official DR value: DR14

Samplerate: 2822400 Hz / PCM Samplerate: 176400 Hz
Channels: 6
Bits per sample: 1
Bitrate: 16934 kbps
Codec: DST64
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Analyzed: Elvis Costello / North
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR12 -5.60 dB -20.72 dB 3:25 01-You Left Me In The Dark
DR11 -5.46 dB -19.50 dB 4:35 02-Someone Took The Words Away
DR10 -5.47 dB -18.68 dB 5:21 03-When Did I Stop Dreaming
DR11 -5.41 dB -19.11 dB 2:31 04-You Turned To Me
DR11 -5.52 dB -20.85 dB 3:11 05-Fallen
DR10 -5.45 dB -18.85 dB 3:55 06-When It Sings
DR10 -5.47 dB -18.63 dB 2:25 07-Still
DR13 -5.52 dB -21.26 dB 4:23 08-Let Me Tell You About Her
DR8 -5.31 dB -16.83 dB 3:45 09-Can You Be True?
DR10 -5.49 dB -18.32 dB 4:16 10-When Green Eyes Turn Blue
DR11 -5.42 dB -19.37 dB 2:36 11-I'm In The Mood Again
DR9 -5.47 dB -16.39 dB 4:58 12-Impatience
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Number of tracks: 12
Official DR value: DR10

Samplerate: 2822400 Hz / PCM Samplerate: 176400 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 1
Bitrate: 5645 kbps
Codec: DST64


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