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Ry Cooder and V.M. Bhatt - A Meeting By The River (1993) [Analogue Productions 2008] PS3 ISO + DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC

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Ry Cooder and V.M. Bhatt - A Meeting By The River (1993) [Analogue Productions 2008] PS3 ISO + DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC

Ry Cooder & Vishwa Mohan Bhatt - A Meeting By The River (1993) [APO Remaster 2008]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 Stereo > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 39:51 minutes | Scans included | 1,06 GB
or DSD64 2.0 (from SACD-ISO to Tracks.dsf) > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Full Scans included | 948 MB
or FLAC (carefully converted & encoded to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Full Scans included | 822 MB

American composer, musicologist and guitar legend Ry Cooder teams with North Indian musician Vishwa Mohan Bhatt to create an exquisite musical realm, with both musicians playing exceptional slide guitar. Their collaboration evokes musical elements from many cultures and styles. Percussion by Sukhvindar Singh on tabla and Cooder's 14-year-old son Joachim on dumbek. This recording won a Grammy Award.

A Meeting by the River can best be described as a spontaneous outpouring of music, unhindered by convention or form, brought into being by musicians so supremely capable that the music is never labored, the technique of their craft always subservient to the final product. Cooder and Bhatt are genuine masters of the guitar and mohan vina, respectively. The latter, an instrument created by Bhatt himself, is a sort of hybrid between a guitar and a vichitra vina, and is played with a metal slide. This fact is just one of the many things that connect Bhatt's playing to Cooder's, who plays nothing but bottleneck guitar here. The musical interplay between Cooder and Bhatt is nothing short of astounding, especially so considering that they met for the first time only a half-hour before the recording of this album. The voices of the two instruments blend marvelously, first alternating melodic statements, then doing so together, each dancing around the other, playing cat and mouse, probing, answering, reflecting. They are ably accompanied by a pair of percussionists: tabla player Sukhvinder Singh Namdhari and Cooder's own son, Joachim, on dumbek. A Meeting by the River is one of those few cross-genre albums in which the listener never feels for a second that there is some kind of fusion going on; one does not hear the component parts so much as the integrated whole. However, one can theoretically separate guitar from vina, America from India, the Mississippi from the Ganges. Once this is done, the resulting music makes more sense than ever before, the combination of two traditions of stringed instruments that use slides to produce sound and value improvisation and voice-like phrasing. As good as this sounds on paper, the actual results are even more impressive. The splendor of the music is aided in its transmission by the fact that, like all Water Lily Acoustics releases, this album is masterfully recorded; each instrument is clear, distinct, and three-dimensional sounding. A Meeting by the River is a must-own, a thing of pure, unadulterated beauty, and the strongest record in Cooder's extensive catalog.

Tracklist:

01. A Meeting By The River
02. Longing
03. Ganges Delta Blues
04. Isa Lei

foobar2000 1.6.4 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1

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Analyzed: Ry Cooder & V.M. Bhatt / A Meeting by the River
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR18 -13.67 dB -35.08 dB 10:08 01-A Meeting By The River
DR16 -15.82 dB -36.13 dB 11:58 02-Longing
DR17 -11.30 dB -31.73 dB 9:59 03-Ganges Delta Blues
DR14 -19.51 dB -36.28 dB 7:46 04-Isa Lei
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Number of tracks: 4
Official DR value: DR16

Samplerate: 2822400 Hz / PCM Samplerate: 176400 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 1
Bitrate: 5645 kbps
Codec: DSD64


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