2xHD - Storyville Records
DSD (Single Rate) 2.8MHz/64fs Download
For most of her life Billie Holiday; the First Lady of Jazz, offered the world the sound of a voice, the like which it will never hear again. Billie Holiday, whose inspiration was more instrumental than vocal, used to say that her aim was to get Bessie Smith’s feeling and Louis Armstrong’s style. She had her whole being in singing and left behind her a legacy of superb vocal jazz recordings. The compelling tracks on this historic album were transferred from the original 78 rpm transcription master
2xHD is a record label which uses its proprietary system to process music masters originally recorded in analog or DSD or other format, to DSD in order to produce a unique listening experience. In this particular case, a transcription from the original 78 rpm acetate.
The process uses a selection from a pool of high-end audiophile components and connectors. In some cases even using battery power, so as to benefit from the cleanest power source possible. This variable equipment combination custom tailored to each project, creates the most accurate reproduction of the original recording, unveiling informaton previously masked by the use of EQ, transformers, patch bays, extended cable length etc. The selection of components is critical, as many A/D and D/A converters are unable to pierce through these filters that create a ceiling effect to the sound. The 2xHD system preserves the dynamics of the original master and provides an open feeling to the sound.
2xHD was created by producer/studio owner André Perry and audiophile sound engineer René Laflamme, two dedicated music lovers determined to experience only the warmth and depth of the music without hearing the equipment.
|You Better Go Now|
|Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?)|
|Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me|
|I'll Get By (as Long as I Have You)|
|I Wonder Where Our Love Has Gone|
|Miss Brown to You|
|You Ain't Gonna Bother Me No More|
|Maybe You'll Be There|
|Good Morning Heartache|
|Lady, be Good!: The Man I Love|