Doug is an incredible guitarist and composer. Closing Time is one of my favorite acoustic albums; It's very listenable and each song is unique yet equally high quality.
Favorite track: Autumn Roads.
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A word about digital download file formats: Closing Time was recorded at 96Khz/24 bits (CDs are 44.1/16). If you want "CD quality", I'd suggest the ALAC, Apple Lossless, format. It works directly in itunes, and should be downloaded as 48Khz/16 bits. You could also just choose mp3 and get 320kbps, which is pretty much identical to CD quality, and sure to play everywhere. If you'd like to try 96/24, first, be sure you can play back 96/24 - not all systems can play it back. Then choose FLAC when you download. You will need a conversion program to convert flac to wav or aiff. I use a program called Max on the Mac. I don't know what to recommend for Windows, but I'm sure they exist. Note that 96/24 files should play back in itunes, but they WON'T play on your ipod, etc.
Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album
Get a real CD in a 4-panel Digipack case. You also get the immediate download in the format of your choice, which includes a PDF booklet of tablature to all tunes and a full color digital booklet with extended liner notes.
NOTE: The tab PDF is in the download version. Even if you order a physical CD, download your purchase as well to get the tab!
Includes unlimited streaming of Closing Time
via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
Closing Time is Doug Young’s second solo release, following on his well-received debut, Laurel Mill. With Closing Time, Doug continues to explore original compositions with a strong focus on melody, but also expands from pure solo guitar to a broader array of colors. The tunes on Closing Time include a number of purely solo guitar compositions and arrangements, while other tunes are arranged as duets, with Doug playing both parts. Besides traditional six-string guitars, Doug also incorporates a baritone guitar, a resonator, and ebow. He also collaborated with some outstanding Bay Area musicians to add other instruments, including guitar, mandolin, violin, percussion, and harmonica to the mix.
The songs range from some old favorites, like the Celtic aire, Jock O’Hazeldean and Doug’s novel take on the bluegrass and folk classic Wildwood Flower to tunes inspired by moods, like Autumn Roads, Rainy Sunday and the title track, Closing Time. Others are reflections on events, like the somber Cairo, and some are just plain fun, like Curly Q, Elephant Dance and Red Snapper.
Closing Time was recorded on a wonderful collection of instruments, mostly hand-built by some of today’s best luthiers, including Ed Claxton, John Mello, Kevin Ryan, and Tony Yamamoto, as well as classic guitars by Martin Guitars and National.
Closing Time was recorded, mixed and mastered at 96Khz, 24 bits using state of the art recording gear, including Brauner, AEA, and Schoeps microphones, Great River and AEA preamps, Cranesong analog to digital conversion and UAD, TC Electronic and Lexicon reverbs and other processors. For those with playback systems that can reproduce the full fidelity, a full resolution HD-Audio version is available as a download.
released November 11, 2011
All tunes composed by Doug Young unless otherwise noted
All compositions and arrangements copyright 2011 Doug Young
Recorded at Solana Court Studio in Mountain View, CA
Additional recording by Joe Weed at Highland Studio, Los Gatos, CA and Derek Bianchi at Muscle Tone Studios, Berkeley, CA
Mastered by Cass Anawaty at Sunbreak Music, Lake Oswego, OR
Cover Photo: Teri Young
Doug Young is a fingerstyle guitarist, composer, teacher and performer who lives in the San Francisco bay area. He is a
Contributing Editor for Acoustic Guitar Magazine and is the author of the Mel Bay best-selling book "Understanding DADGAD" as well as "A DADGAD Christmas"...more
Hi Stephen, congrats to your marvellous performance. Actually, I don't have any preferred track of this album: they are all beautiful, deep, full of life (celtic life)! One moment sad, the other moment happy and dancing, enjoying life! Great work! Antonio Costa