Saturday, January 23, 2016

Billie Holiday - The Complete Columbia Recordings (1933-1944)

The story begins with her first two recordings for the label with Benny Goodman in November and December of 1933, moves to two years later when she recorded another session, and ends some 43 sessions later in 1944 with her own band that starred Roy Eldridge, Barney Bigard, Art Tatum, Oscar Pettiford, and Sidney Catlett. These include a pair of V-disc recordings from that year. In all, this set contains 230 tracks. There are 153 masters recorded for Columbia and its subsidiaries, like Brunswick, Vocalion, Okeh, and Harmony. Thirty-five of these tracks have never before been issued in the United States, and those masters are included here beginning on CD seven and continuing throughout to the end of disc ten. Musically it is inarguable that these 11 years were the high point of Ms. Holiday's career, the stunning recordings she did with her own band that featured some of the greatest legends in jazz as well as those recorded with Teddy Wilson, Benny Goodman, Benny Carter, Count Basie, Eddie Heywood, and even one with Duke Ellington's band in 1935 ("Saddest Tale") from Ellington's Symphony in Black recording session. Musicians like Hot Lips Page, Don Byas, Kenny Clarke, Ben Webster, Lester Young, Charlie Shavers, Freddie Greene, Jo Jones, Cozy Cole, Chu Berry, Henry "Red" Allen, Bud Freeman, Milt Hinton, Buck Clayton, Johnny Hodges, and literally dozens of others contribute to the development of the Holiday legend. What may appear confusing at the outset makes great sense as the set progresses. The first six discs are master takes recorded either with her orchestra or the other groups mentioned. Disc seven begins laying out the alternate takes and airchecks and personnel crisscrosses all over the set. While this might be irritating to some listeners, it serves a two-fold purpose : one is that the integrity of the American masters is preserved, and the second is that the alternates and check-ins can be heard in a sequence that makes sense historically and aesthetically. Believe me, since these too are laid out chronologically as alternates, it's a pleasure to listen to them rather than wading through five or six or even two takes of the same song laid back to back. It's also on the alternates, far from the masters, that we get a different perspective on process and development, not only in terms of Holiday's singing, but also the different accents added or deleted from the orchestral accompaniment. Lastly, being able to go back and forth in these takes, we get to witness the sharp juxtaposition of her development as a singer from the raw, early bluesy material influenced deeply by Bessie Smith to the master songstress who could nuance a maximum emotion from just a few notes, smoothly and without a trace of edginess. The unissued masters are a cipher. Literally, it is confounding that these recordings were previously unavailable here in that they mark her reunion with Benny Goodman or other fine sessions with Basie or her vocal collaborations with Johnny Mercer in 1939. In many ways the purchase of the set is worth it for discs nine and ten alone, as well as the killer packaging. Lastly, it would be shameful not to make mention of the truly amazing liner notes by the esteemed Gary Giddins. He needs no more accolades, but his writing here paints a far bigger portrait of Ms. Holiday's contribution and her era than any previously published. It's a biographical essay written with a critic's eye and holds no punches where Ms. Holiday's particular strengths and limitations lie, and he voices his own surprise at hearing certain things on the set he was previously unfamiliar with. This is a new standard in what liner notes for these kinds of projects should aim for : humanizing a legend and cultural myth and making the contribution stand out somehow as something that exists almost in spite of whatever the human being's life was like. There is also a fine cultural and socio-historical essay by Professor Farah Griffin from Columbia University. Her approach is Holiday's influence trans-aesthetically, her influence upon other singers, writers, painters, and photographers. It's a provocative read and is not written in the dread academy's attempt at communicable language. Griffin writes with heart and directness of purpose. There are tough arguments made here, but she makes them with grace and she makes them plainly. Finally, producer Michael Brooks provides along with an introductory essay a track-by-track analysis with all the data a jazz historian or musicologist could ever want, including matrix numbers. This set finally puts Ms. Holiday's massive contribution to 20th century art in fitting perspective. There are untold hours to spend listening here for the fanatic or the foundling. The package is worthy of your coffee table instead of a book of photographs of who knows what, and the wealth of knowledge it provides about the history of jazz is literally incalculable.
Thom Jurek

Source :

Billie Holiday
Lady Day
The Complete Columbia Recordings
(November 27, 1933 & January 26, 1944)


Cd. 1

1 Your Mother’s Son-in-Law (Nichols, Holiner)  2:48
2 Riffin’ the Scotch (Mercer, McDonough, Goodman, Buck)  2:34
3 I Wished On The Moon (Parker, Rainger)  3:04
4 What a Little Moonlight Can Do (Woods)  2:58
5 Miss Brown to You (Robin, Whiting, Rainger)  3:01
6 A Sunbonnet Blue (And a Yellow Straw Hat) (Kahal, Fain)  2:52
7 What a Night What a Moon What a Girl (Loeb)  2:58
8 I’m Painting the Town Red (Tobias, Newman, Stept)  3:00
9 It’s Too Hot for Words (Samuels, Whitcup, Powell)  2:48
10 Twenty Four Hours a Day (Swanstrom, Hanley)  3:02
11 Yankee Doodle Never Went to Town (Freed, Hanighen)  2:45
12 Eeny Meeny Meiny Mo (Mercer, Malneck)  3:13
13 If You Were Mine (Mercer, Malneck)  3:12
14 These’n’That’n’Those (Pascal, Fairchild)  3:15
15 You Let Me Down (Dubin, Warren)  2:55
16 Spreadin’ Rhythm Around (Koehler, McHugh)  2:56
17 Life Begins Where You’re in Love (Brown, Schertzinger)  3:05
18 It’s Like Reaching for the Moon (Sherman, Lewis, Marqusee)  3:23
19 These Foolish Things (Marvell, Strachey)  3:20
20 I Cried for You (Freed, Arnheim, Lyman)  3:13
21 Guess Who (Freed, Lane)  3:11
22 Did I Remember ? (Adamson, Donaldson)  2:52
23 No Regrets (Tobias, Ingraham)  2:38
24 Summertime (Gershwin, Gershwin, Heyward)  2:56
25 Billie’s Blues (Holiday)  2:39


Cd. 2

1 A Fine Romance (Fields, Kern)  2:54
2 I Can’t Pretend (Tobias, Rusincky, Breuder)  3:06
3 One ; Two ; Button Your Shoe (Johnston, Burke)  2:51
4 Let’s Call a Heart a Heart (Johnston, Burke)  3:02
5 Easy to Love (Porter)  3:13
6 With Thee I Swing (Adlam, Hyde, Stillman)  3:19
7 The Way You Look Tonight (Fields, Kern)  3:02
8 Who Loves You ? (Davis, Coots)  3:15
9 Pennies from Heaven (Burke, Johnston)  3:18
10 That’s Life I Guess (DeRose, Lewis)  3:11
11 I Can’t Give You Anything But Love (Baby) (Fields, McHugh)  3:29
12 One Never Knows ; Does One ? (Gordon, Revel)  3:04
13 I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm (Berlin)  2:58
14 If My Heart Could Only Talk (Samuels, Whitcup, Powell)  3:06
15 Please Keep Me In Your Dreams (Seymour, Lawnhurst)  2:18
16 He Ain’t Got Rhythm (Berlin)  2:52
17 This Year’s Kisses (Berlin)  3:10
18 Why Was I Born ? (Hammerstein, Kern)  2:52
19 I Must Have That Man (Fields, McHugh)  2:57
20 The Mood That I’m In (Silver, Sherman)  3:02
21 You Showed Me the Way (Fitzgerald, Mcrae, Webb, Green)  3:00
22 Sentiments and Melancholy (Mercer, Whiting)  2:40
23 My Last Affair (Johnston)  3:09


Cd. 3

1 Carelessly (Kenny, Kenny, Ellis)  3:08
2 How Could You ? (Dubin, Warren)  3:32
3 Moanin’ Low (Dietz, Rainger)  3:06
4 Where Is The Sun ? (Redmond, David)  2:48
5 Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off (Gershwin, Gershwin)  2:39
6 They Can’t Take That Away From Me (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:04
7 Don’t Know If I’m Comin’ Or Goin’ (Wainer, Fien)  2:48
8 Sun Showers (Brown, Freed)  3:09
9 Yours And Mine (Brown, Freed)  3:18
10 I’ll Get By (Turk, Ahlert)  3:10
11 Mean To Me (Turk, Ahlert)  3:08
12 Foolin’ Myself (Tinturin, Lawrence)  3:02
13 Easy Living (Robin, Rainger)  3:05
14 I’ll Never Be The Same (Kahn, Sigonrelli, Malneck)  3:04
15 Me, Myself And I (Gordon, Roberts, Kaufman)  2:38
16 A Sailboat In The Moonlight (Lombardo, Loeb)  2:52
17 Born To Love (Scholl, Jerome)  2:41
18 Without Your Love (Lange, Stryker)  2:54
19 Getting Fun Out Of Life (Leslie, Burke)  3:03
20 Who Wants Love ? (Kahn, Waxman)  2:35
21 Travelin’ All Alone (Johnson)  2:15
22 He’s Funny That Way (Moret, Whiting)  2:40


Cd. 4

1 Nice Work If You Can Get It (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:09
2 Things Are Looking Up (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:21
3 My Man (Pollack, Yvain, Willemetz, Charles)  3:03
4 Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man (Hammerstein, Kern)  3:16
5 My First Impression Of You (Tobias, Stept)  2:49
6 When You’re Smiling (Fisher, Goodwin, Shay)  2:51
7 I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me (Gaskill, McHugh)  2:50
8 If Dreams Come True (Sampson, Goodman, Mills)  3:04
9 Now They Call It Swing (Hirsch, De Leath, Cloutier, Handman)  3:00
10 On The Sentimental Side (Burke, Monaco)  3:05
11 Back In Your Own Backyard (Jolson, De Rose, Dreyer)  2:42
12 When A Woman Loves A Man (Mercer, Hanighen, Jenkins)  2:25
13 You Go To My Head (Gillespie, Coots)  2:54
14 The Moon Looks Down And Laughs (Kalmar, Ruby, Silvers)  2:56
15 If I Were You (Emmerich, Bernier)  2:25
16 Forget If You Can (Manus, Upham, Joy)  2:50
17 Havin’ Myself A Time (Robin, Rainger)  2:30
18 Says My Heart (Loesser, Lane)  2:49
19 I Wish I Had You (Green, Stillman, Thorhill)  2:51
20 I’m Gonna Lock My Heart (And Throw Away The Key) (Eaton, Shand)  2:08
21 The Very Thought Of You (Noble)  2:46
22 I Can’t Get Started (Gershwin, Duke)  2:48
23 I’Ve Got A Date With A Dream (Gordon, Revel)  2:43
24 You Can’t Be Mine (And Someone Elses’s Too) (Johnson, Webb)  2:22


Cd. 5

1 Everybody's Laughing (Lerner, Oakland)  3:03
2 Here It Is Tomorrow Again (Gibbons, Ringwald)  2:46
3 Say It With a Kiss (Warren, Mercer)  2:36
4 April in My Heart (Meinardi, Carmichael)  3:08
5 I'll Never Fail You (Taylor, Mizzy)  3:00
6 They Say (Mann, Weiss, Heyman)  3:13
7 You're So Desirable (Noble)  2:54
8 You're Gonna See a Lot of Me (Goodhart, Kurtz, Hoffman)  2:59
9 Hello My Darling (Loesser, Hollaender)  2:45
10 Let's Dream in the Moonlight (Walsh, Malneck)  2:55
11 That's All I Ask of You (Pope)  2:59
12 Dream of Life (McRae)  2:45
13 What Shall I Say ? (Tinturin)  3:06
14 It's Easy to Blame the Weather (Cahn, CHaplin)  3:01
15 More Than You Know (Youmans, Rose, Eliscu)  3:07
16 Sugar (Pinkard, Mitchell, Alexander)  2:47
17 You're Too Lovely to Last (McRae, Beal, Frazer)  2:50
18 Under a Blue Jungle Moon (Conway, Brisben)  2:58
19 Everything Happens for the Best (Holiday, Smith)  2:51
20 Why Did I Always Depend on You ? (McRae)  2:33
21 Long Gone Blues (Holiday)  3:05


Cd. 6

1 Some Other Spring (Kitchings, Herzog)  3:03
2 Our Love Is Different (Conway, Holiday, Alba, White)  3:15
3 Them There Eyes (Pinkatrd, Tracey, Tauber)  2:50
4 Swing Brother Swing (Raymond, Bishop, Williams)  2:57
5 Night and Day (Porter)  3:00
6 The Man I Love (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:06
7 You're Just a No Account (Cahn, Chaplin)  3:00
8 You're a Lucky Guy (Cahn, Chaplin)  2:46
9 Ghost of Yesterday (Kitchings, Herzog)  2:39
10 Body and Soul song review (Green, Heyman, Sour, Eyton)  2:59
11 What Is This Going to Get Us ? (Kitchings, Herzog)  2:41
12 Falling in Love Again (Lerner, Hollaender)  2:52
13 I'm Pulling Through (Kitchings, Herzog)  3:11
14 Tell Me More (Holiday)  3:10
15 Laughing at Life (Kenny, Kenny, Todd, Todd)  2:56
16 Time on My Hands (Youmans, Adamson, Gordon)  3:06
17 I'm All for You (Bresler, Wynn)  3:10
18 I Hear Music (Loesser, Lane)  2:42
19 The Same Old Story (Fields, Oliphant)  3:12
20 Practice Makes Perfect (Roberts, Gold)  2:37
21 St. Louis Blues (Handy)  2:55
22 Loveless Love (Handy)  3:17
23 Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love) (Porter)  2:57
24 Georgia on My Mind (Gorrell, Carmichael)  3:18


Cd. 7

1 Romance in the Dark (Coslow, Marks)  2:17
2 All of Me (Simons, Marks)  3:03
3 I'm in a Low-Down Groove (Jordan)  3:10
4 God Bless the Child (Holiday, Herzog)  2:57
5 Am I Blue ? (Akst, Clarke)  2:52
6 Solitude (DeLange, Ellington, Mills)  3:16
7 Jim (Shawn, Petrillo, Ross)  3:10
8 I Cover the Waterfront (Green, Heyman)  2:57
9 Love Me or Leave Me (Kahn, Donaldson)  3:22
10 Gloomy Sunday (Seress, Javor, Lewis)  3:13
11 Wherever You Are (Friend, Tobias)  3:02
12 Mandy Is Two (Mercer, McGrath)  3:02
13 It's a Sin to Tell a Lie (Mayhew)  3:04
14 Until the Real Thing Comes Along (Cahn, Chaplin, Freeman)  3:11
15 Saddest Tale (Ellington, Mills)  2:55
16 No Regrets (Tobias, Ingraham)  2:37
17 The Way You Look Tonight (Fields, Kern)  3:09
18 Who Loves You ? (Davis, Coots)  3:16
19 Pennies from Heaven (Burke, Johnston)  3:15
20 That's Life I Guess (DeRose, Lewis)  3:21
21 They Can't Take That Away from Me (Gershwin, Gershwin)  2:56
22 Don't Know If I'm Comin' or Goin' (Wainer, Fein)  2:47
23 I'll Get By (As Long as I Have You) (Turk, Ahlert)  3:08
24 Mean to Me (Turk, Ahlert)  3:05


Cd. 8

1 Me, Myself and I (Gordon, Roberts, Kaufman)  2:37
2 Without Your Love (Lange, Stryker)  2:54
3 They Can't Take That Away from Me (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:24
4 Swing Brother Swing (Raymond, Bishop, Williams)  1:51
5 I Can't Get Started (Gershwin, Duke)  2:47
6 My First Impression of You (Stept, Tobias)  2:52
7 When You're Smiling (Fisher, Goodwin, Shay)  3:01
8 I Can't Believe That You're in Love With Me (Gaskill, McHugh)  2:51
9 If Dreams Came True (Smapson, Goodman, Mills)  3:05
10 Now They Call It Swing (Cloutier, De Leath, Hirsch, Handman)  3:06
11 On the Sentimental Side (Burke, Monaco)  3:06
12 Back in Your Own Backyard (Jolson, Rose, Dreyer)  3:16
13 You Go to My Head (Gillespie, Coots)  2:54
14 The Moon Looks Down and Laughs (Kalman, Ruby, Silvers)  2:56
15 If I Were You (Emmerich, Bernier)  2:29
16 Forget If You Can (Manus, Upham, Joy)  2:51
17 Havin' Myself a Time (Robin, Rainger)  2:32
18 Says My Heart (Loesser, Lane)  2:45
19 I Wish I Had You (Green, Stillman, Tornhill)  3:00
20 I'm Gonna Lock My Heart (And Throw Away the Key) (Eaton, Shand)  2:08
21 I Can't Get Started (Duke, Gershwin)  2:48
22 I've Got a Date With a Dream (Gordon, Revel)  2:42


Cd. 9

1 April in My Heart (Meinardi, Carmichael)  3:14
2 They Say (Mann, Weiss, Heyman)  3:05
3 You're So Desirable (Noble)  2:56
4 You're Gonna See a Lot of Me (Goodhart, Kurtz, Hoffman)  3:01
5 Hello My Darling (Loesser, Hollaender)  2:44
6 Let's Dream in the Moonlight (Walsh, Malneck)  2:56
7 I Cried for You (Freed, Arnheim, Lyman)  2:30
8 Jeepers Creepers (Warren, Mercer)  3:03
9 That's All I Ask of You (Pope)  3:01
10 More Than You Know (Youmans, Rose, Eliscu)  3:06
11 You're Too Lovely to Last (McRae, Beal, Frazer)  3:04
12 Under a Blue Jungle Moon (Conway, Bribsen)  3:05
13 Night and Day (Porter)  3:04
14 Falling in Love Again (Lerner, Holloander)  2:48
15 Laughing at Life (Kenny, Kenny, Todd, Todd)  2:56
16 I'm All for You (Bresler, Wynn)  3:29
17 I Hear Music (Loesser, Lane)  2:42
18 The Same Old Story (Field, Oliphant)  3:12
19 The Same Old Story (Field, Oliphant)  3:12
20 Practice Makes Perfect (Roberts, Gold)  2:37
21 Practice Makes Perfect (Roberts, Gold)  2:44
22 Practice Makes Perfect (Roberts, Gold)  2:44


Cd. 10

1 St. Louis Blues (Handy)  2:55
2 Loveless Love (Handy)  3:17
3 Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love) (Porter)  2:58
4 Georgia on My Mind (Gorrell, Carmichael)  3:01
5 Georgia on My Mind (Gorrell, Carmichael)  3:08
6 Romance in the Dark (Coslow, Niesen)  2:20
7 Romance in the Dark (Coslow, Niesen)  2:16
8 Romance in the Dark (Coslow, Niesen)  2:28
9 All of Me (Simons, Marks)  3:01
10 All of Me (Simons, Marks)  3:59
11 God Bless the Child (Holiday, Herzog)  3:00
12 God Bless the Child (Holiday, Herzog)  2:34
13 Am I Blue ? (Akst, Clarke)  2:47
14 Am I Blue ? (Akst, Clarke)  2:47
15 Jim (Shawn, Petrillo, Ross)  3:07
16 Gloomy Sunday (Seres, Javor, Lewis)  3:14
17 Wherever You Are (Friend, Tobias)  3:00
18 Mandy Is Two (Mercer, McGrath)  3:01
19 It's a Sin to Tell a Lie (Mayhew)  3:10
20 It's a Sin to Tell a Lie (Mayhew)  3:09
21 Until the Real Thing Comes Along (Cahn, Chaplin, Freeman)  3:20
22 Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me/I'll Get By (Ellington, Russell, Turk, Ahlert)  4:58
23 I Love My Man (Holiday)  4:06


Featuring Billie Holiday, Charlie Teagarden, Jack Teagarden, Al Casey, Benny Goodman, Dick McDonough, Gene Krupa, Roy Eldridge, Ben Webster, Teddy Wilson, Lawrence Lucie, John Kirby, Cozy Cole, Benny Morton, Chu Berry, Dave Barbour, Richard Clarke, Johnny Hodges, Grachan Mancur, Gordon 'Chris' Griffin, Rudy Powell, Ted McRae, Jo Jones, John Truehart, Jonah Jones, Johnny Hodges, Art Tatum, Harry Carney, Duke Ellington, Freddie Green, Walter Page, Lester Young, Eddie Heywood, J. C. Heard, Count Basie, Bennie Carter, Buck Clayton, Joe Sullivan,  etc.

Recorded in New York & New Jersey ; between November 27, 1933 & January 26, 1944

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What can I say. Once more thanks for the offerings. You are doing a superb job.

xxx said...

Superb post Melanchton_Thank You!

Luis said...

One of the best posts of the year! Thanks Mel.

Otis Foster said...

Incredible, both the music and the biographical material. Thanks as always Mel.

garcilasso said...

Muchísimas gracias, Melanchthon

Adrian said...

Wonderful and outstanding collection.
Thanks a lot.

For better covers please try to press a little bit more the booklets so the pages get straight.
For smaller size of files and great results you can use 300 dpi for pictures and 400 dpi for writings.

Thanks again for your great job.

jazzwallah said...

Amazing post!.Thank you for helping extend my horizons and knowledge.

AmyBRAINS said...

Many, many thanks, Melanchthon.

lucky5 said...

Great post!! Unforgettable Easter surprise!!

jazzing said...

Gran aporete Melanchthon. Gracias desde Sudamérica, Uruguay, Montevideo City - Jazzing

jazzing said...

Gran aporte Melanchthon. Gracias desde Sudamérica, Uruguay, Montevideo City - Jazzing

Unknown said...

Thanks Rabbit. Nice eggs.

d3lta said...

Brilliant post, many thanks!

ProfessorCalculus said...

Thanks a lot Mel

jazzcat1228 said...

Outstanding! Thank you for this excellent share, Mel.

Greeny said...

Thanks, Mel,
great post.Essential!

furnguy said...


ProfessorCalculus said...

I have run short of words to express my gratitude.

nick said...

Absolutely fantastic. Music doesn't get much better than this. Thank you so much!

Prof. Yaffle said...

Mel, this is a wonderful set. I own a copy. I've gone for the art work only as I own a copy. Many thanks.

Harry Weinberg said...

I agree with all of the abovve - thank you. This made me pick up the clarinet and get back to my roots!

glinka21 said...

Mel, thanks very much for making this all available. Lady Day's been my favorite jazz vocalist (truthfully, one of only two I can listen to for any length of time) for decades--and she has a way of coiling around inside your emotions and just squeezing away at them. What a fabulous communicator, and a great interpreter. Again, thanks!

francisco santos said...

this deserves to be alive ...specially in her 100th anniversary !!!!!.....THX !!!....

Melanchthon said...


Cd. 1 & 2

Cd. 3 & 4

Cd. 5 & 6

Cd. 7 & 8

Cd. 9 & 10

deGallo said...

Marvelous post! Thank you.

francisco santos said...

BIG THX!....

Tom Billisson said...

Thank you.. Thank you. Thank you.

Paul Brigg said...

Very many thanks. Unfortunately, there seems to be a problem with the discs 1 & 2 archive -- the first 7 tracks of each CD unpack fine, but for the remainder 7Z gives a "wrong password?" error. The archives are definitely not broken or truncated.

Paul Brigg said...

Sorry -- it must have been a download glitch. I re-downloaded all 5 parts of the archive, and this time they worked.

Thanks again!

Luis said...

Muito, muito obrigado. Fantastico!

Newlyner said...

Brilliant ! Many, many thanks Mel.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

luu said...

sadly i cannot open the files when i downloaded them. anybody got the same issues or a hint what i do wrong. would appreciate that!
and btw, thank you mel for all your effort on this blog. thats awesome

Tom Pouce said...

Bravo pour votre travail.. Unfortunately, only links for CD 1 to 4 still alive.
Someday perhaps! Bravo encore.
Tom Pouce.

Charco74 said...

Bonjour Mel

if you ever get a chance to reup the links for 5-10 it would be massively appreciated. Although I see how much work you do here!


Anonymous said...

Only 1-4 still live. Repost of remainder would be greatly appreciated. Thanks very much.

Psikofobi said...

Dead link... Please add a new link...

Cd. 5 & 6 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4
Cd. 7 & 8 | Part 3 | Part 4
Cd. 9 & 10 | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

Benjamin Riley said...

Hello, Mel--the links for CDs 5-10 have expired. Please, pretty please, would you consider refreshing them? As always, thank you for this extraordinary music and for your efforts. Best wishes from Benjamin