Bobby McFerrin - Spirityouall (2013) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/44,1kHz]

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Bobby McFerrin - Spirityouall (2013) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/44,1kHz]

Bobby McFerrin - Spirityouall (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 51:22 minutes | 582 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Bobby McFerrin brings it all back home with his new album, spirityouall, re-imagining Americana with beloved spirituals and original songs. Bobby invites us along on his everyday search for grace, wisdom, and freedom, embracing bluegrass and the baroque, heartfelt lyrics and wordless melodies, joy and sorrow. He throws some unexpected new ingredients into the melting pot and invites us to sing together through life's trials and triumphs. Across genres, across boundaries, across generations, spirityouall raises the roof with joyful grooves.

Bobby McFerrin will always be remembered for his 1988 omnipresent hit "Don't Worry, Be Happy," which is fine, really, because that song perfectly reflects McFerrin's belief that music should calm, heal, soothe, and redeem, and all of his recorded work before and after that breakaway hit fits right in line with that philosophy. On spirityouall, McFerrin centers things around black spirituals, a genre he sees as at the epicenter of American music, full of a kind of musical strength that puts joy, persistence, redemption, and a belief in personal and collective freedom up against the horrors, pressures, marginalization, and pure evil the world can generate in our lives. The album is also a tribute to his father, Robert McFerrin, whose 1957 album Deep River brought black spirituals into the world of the concert hall and high art, and like that groundbreaking release, this album opens with the same song, an easy rolling "Everytime." In all, there are seven traditional spirituals here, including "Joshua" (full of McFerrin's jazzy scat singing), a joyous and syncopated "Whole World," and the pulsing, nuanced, and flowing "Wade," alongside an intimate cover of Bob Dylan's "I Shall Be Released" and five McFerrin originals, and the whole sequence adds up to the audio version of a warm comforter blanket. By the time the closing track, "Rest/Yes, Indeed," a two-step spiritual hoedown, rolls in, the world seems not only bearable but better in all dimensions. Music can soothe the savage soul, goes the old adage. McFerrin believes it does even more than that, providing a bridge and a gateway to joy and redemption in a world that all too often seems to want to sweep all of our souls over a cliff. On spirityouall, McFerrin does what he has always done as an artist – he makes this troubled world shine bright as a diamond.


01 - Everytime
02 - Swing Low
03 - Joshua
04 - Fix Me Jesus
05 - Woe
06 - I Shall Be Released
07 - Whole World
08 - Gracious
09 - 25:15
10 - Wade
11 - Glory
12 - Jesus Makes It Good
13 - Rest / Yes Indeed

Analyzed: Bobby McFerrin / Spirityouall

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR10 -0.31 dB -11.94 dB 3:19 01-Everytime
DR10 -0.19 dB -12.84 dB 4:09 02-Swing Low
DR8 -0.74 dB -11.03 dB 4:04 03-Joshua
DR10 -0.50 dB -13.05 dB 4:14 04-Fix Me Jesus
DR10 -0.24 dB -13.56 dB 3:34 05-Woe
DR11 -0.65 dB -13.18 dB 4:35 06-I Shall Be Released
DR9 -0.21 dB -11.35 dB 3:35 07-Whole World
DR9 -0.42 dB -12.28 dB 2:34 08-Gracious
DR9 -1.26 dB -12.65 dB 3:59 09-25:15
DR10 -0.20 dB -13.68 dB 3:22 10-Wade
DR9 -0.19 dB -11.75 dB 5:10 11-Glory
DR11 -0.43 dB -13.72 dB 4:06 12-Jesus Makes It Good
DR10 -0.23 dB -12.51 dB 4:40 13-Rest / Yes Indeed

Number of tracks: 13
Official DR value: DR10

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 1630 kbps
Codec: FLAC

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