HD Tracks is a high resolution digital music site offering downloads of DRM-free music in multiple formats as well as cover art.
CD Quality audio is 44.1kHz/16bit
Downloads from HD Tracks are all higher resolution than CD, in some cases as high as 192kHz/24bit.
Various albums from the YES back catalogue are available on HD Tracks, all sourced from the original analogue Flat Master or EQ’ed Master tapes.
Click on the album cover to go to its download page at HDTracks.com
Whited-out albums have not yet been released.
NB – HD Tracks currently only sells to U.S. Residents.
Hear how great your favorite YES albums sound as pristine Master Quality Downloads from HDtracks! You Will Hear The Difference. Easy to download, playback and enjoy.
Get a 15% Discount off a YES album on HDTracks.com before Sept 30th 2013
Use the Promo Code yes15 to receive 15% off a YES title in the HDtracks store.
*This code expires on September 30, 2013 at midnight EST. Please remember to click ‘apply discount code’ before checking out. Note that once a discount code is applied you cannot add more items to your cart. This code can only be used once per customer.
YES Albums available at HDTracks.com
→ 96kHz/24bit only
→ 44.1kHz/24bit only
Live at Montreaux 2003
HD Tracks is the source for Master Quality Music Downloads. Founded by David and Norman Chesky of Chesky Records, the Chesky brothers have produced some of the finest analog audiophile recordings of the last 25 years. Now, through HDtracks, they bring the same integrity and fidelity to HDtracks digital downloads.
At HDtracks, we don’t believe that sound quality should suffer because of convenience. Today, a music download can sound as good if not better than the music contained on your old physical media. HDtracks’ vast and growing selection features new as well as iconic releases from every major record label and 100s of your favorite indies, across all genres, rock, classical, blues, jazz, world… You can now own a digital download that brings you into the recording studio with your favorite artists! You will hear the difference. Our Master Quality files are available as high quality AIFF, ALAC, WAV and FLAC and can be played back on most media players.
Like you, we’re passionate about music and won’t tolerate lossy MP3 sound. HDtracks files will put you in the recording studio with the artists. You will hear exactly what the artists and engineer hear in the studio. How do we do that?
An HDtracks file is not compressed like an Mp3, it contains even more sound data than a physical CD. An HDtracks file is a one to one exact digital copy of the master tape. There is no better way to hear recorded music on this planet than hearing an HDtracks hi res file played back via your computer or your digital music server with a good pair of speakers. You can even take Master Quality with you on the go with all the new portable hi res players on the market now. When you hear back our 96/24 or 192.24 files is like watching the highest quality 80 inch Plasma HDTV with a blu ray as its source.
Remember 8 track tapes, cassettes, LPs, Cds, DVD audio, and SACD? Some of these formats, namely SACD, LP and DVD are better at capturing more of the beauty of the recording than others because these formats can hold a lot of information. For example, we all know that a DVD audio Disc sounds a lot better than a 8 track tape or a cassette. In the world of computer [digital] audio we go by numbers. So what do all these numbers mean for you, the listener?
- A standard download Mp3 is 128 Kbps of sonic information [kilobytes per second]
- A higher quality MP3 would be 256 Kbps
- A CD is 1411 Kbps which is why your CDs sound so much better than your MP3s
- An HDtracks Master Quality file is typically either 96kHz/24-bit or 192kHz/24-bit, meaning that it has twice the bit depth of your favorite CD and up to 9612Kbps of sonic information!
Digital audio is about data and with HDtracks you get ALL the digital data captured at the time of the recording providing you, the listener with a more enjoyable listening experience.
Go to HDTracks.com to learn how easy it is to experience and enjoy Master Quality Music Downloads and be part of this great new sonic adventure.