℗ 2017 2xHD - Storyville Records
 

The Sky Is Crying

Sonny Boy Williamson

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1
The Sky Is Crying
Sonny Boy Williamson; Matt Murphy; Memphis Slim; Bill Stepney
3:15
2
Don't Let Your Right Hand
Sonny Boy Williamson; Matt Murphy; Memphis Slim; Bill Stepney
6:10
3
Coming Home to You Baby
Sonny Boy Williamson; Matt Murphy; Memphis Slim; Bill Stepney
4:00
4
The Story of Sonny Boy Williamson
Sonny Boy Williamson; Matt Murphy; Memphis Slim; Bill Stepney
4:40
5
Gettin' Together
Sonny Boy Williamson; Matt Murphy; Memphis Slim; Bill Stepney
3:50
6
Little Girl
Sonny Boy Williamson; Matt Murphy; Memphis Slim; Bill Stepney
4:20
7
I Can't Understand
Sonny Boy Williamson; Matt Murphy; Memphis Slim; Bill Stepney
3:20
8
Slowly Walk Close to Me
Sonny Boy Williamson; Matt Murphy; Memphis Slim; Bill Stepney
3:25
9
I Wonder Do I Have a Friend
Sonny Boy Williamson; Matt Murphy; Memphis Slim; Bill Stepney
3:50
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    36:50
This collection surveys the wide-reaching influence of legendary blues harmonica player and singer-songwriter Sonny Boy Williamson. A nine track release, songs such as The Sky is Crying, Gettin' Together and I Wonder Do I Have a Friend capture Williamson's intimate and sultry vocal style.
192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM and 11.2896 MHz, 5.6448 MHz, and 2.8224 MHz DSD – 2xHD - Storyville Records Studio Masters

This album contains high-resolution digital transfers of material originating from an analogue master source.

From 2xHD:

In the constant evolution of its proprietary mastering process, 2xHD has progressed to a new phase called 2xHD FUSION, integrating the finest analog, with state-of-the-art digital technology.

The mastering chain consists of a selection of high-end vacuum tube equipment. For the recordings on this album, the original ¼” 15 ips CCIR master tapes were played on a Nagra-T tape recorder, modified with high-end tube playback electronics, wired from the playback head directly to a Telefunken EF806 tube, using OCC silver cable. The Nagra T, with its four direct drive motors, two pinch rollers and a tape tension head, has one of the best transports ever made. A custom-built carbon fiber head block and a head damping electronic system permit 2xHD FUSION to obtain a better resolution and 3D imaging.

The resulting signal is then transformed into high resolution formats by recording it in DSD 11.2 MHz using a Merging Technologies’ Horus A to D converter. All analog and digital cables that are used are state of the art. The 2xHD FUSION mastering system is powered by a super capacitor power supply, using a new technology that lowers the digital noise found in the lowest level of the spectrum. A vacuum tube NAGRA HDdac (DSD) is used as a reference digital playback converter in order to A and B with the original analog master tape, permitting the fusion of the warmth of analog with the refinement of digital.

2xHD Mastering: René Laflamme
2xHD Executive Producer: André Perry

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