HDtracks recently announced its exclusive release of an audiophile-quality, DRM-free 96kHz/24 bit FLAC remaster of Led Zeppelin vocalist Robert Plant and bluegrass and country icon Allison Krauss' Raising Sand album.
Raising Sand won five Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year for "Please Read The Letter." The other wins were for best pop collaboration with vocals: "Rich Woman," Best Country Collaboration with Vocals for "Killing the Blues" and Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album.
Lauded by audiophiles for its superior sound quality, Raising Sand was produced by T Bone Burnett who also, along with the Coen Brothers, scored the O Brother, Where Art Thou soundtrack, winner of three Grammy Awards in 2002.
Raising Sand was a collaborative effort between Plant, Krauss and Burnett, aided by a stellar band with guitarists Norman Blake, T Bone Burnett, Marc Ribot and Norman Black, multi-instrumentalist Mike Seeger, drummer Jay Bellerose and bassist Dennis Crouch. Sessions were recorded in Nashville and Los Angeles.
T Bone Burnett on recording: "I don't particularly like processing. What I really like is hearing ... a group of musicians playing in a room. ... I love the sound of an instrument bouncing off a wall and into a room when you hear that pure, deep sound."
Indeed, the HDtracks exclusive uncompressed 96kHz/24 bit FLAC download unleashes the full breadth of Raising Sand's abundant low frequencies, with far greater control and detail than the CD. The soundstage is now more expansive, with superior focus and depth compared to the CD. The music's energy and drive are kicked up another notch!
Read more including the track listing on Page 2