Sunday, March 15, 2020

Pat Metheny Group - 1987-08-14 - Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY

PAT METHENY GROUP
August 14, 1987
Radio City Music Hall, New York City, NY, USA

Soundboard recording, excellent quality
Available in both Lossless (FLAC) and Mp3 (320 kbps) versions

Here's more from The Pat Metheny Group, featuring keyboard virtuoso, composer, and arranger Lyle Mays. Picking up where we left of with the 1981 tour, their next album, Offramp (1982) featured the addition of Brazilian percussionist Nana Vasconselos adding 'wordless vocals' and a distinctive South American style to the band that would be a major musical theme of the band throughout the '80's. Offramp earned the band their first Grammy for Best Jazz Performance (the 1st of many). They released a Live double album, Travels, in 1983, followed by First Circle in 1984, which added more South American influences with the addition of Argentinian multi-instrumentalist Pedro Aznar to the band. First Circle brought the band to new heights of acclaim and popularity. The next project for the band was a soundtrack album for the film The Falcon and The Snowman (1985), which featured extensive use of original Pat Metheny Group music throughout, and even a hit single on the rock charts, 'This is Not America' featuring David Bowie on vocals. Their next album, Still Life (Talking) (1987), with addition of Brazilian percussionist Armando Marcal, is one of their most popular albums and acclaimed, featuring many songs that have become standards for the group. The show featured here is from their 1987 tour, a very good recording, but one where the audience cannot really be heard at all, and thus the only criticism I would have (other than starting the show with a recording of the dissonant and difficult to listen to 'Forward March') is that the band is just too perfect, it sounds just like a studio release. They are just amazing. The show features several songs from the new Still Life (Talking) album, a few songs from the recent Falcon and The Snowman and First Circle albums, as well as some older gems. As usual for them, they also include a preview of a song from their next album, the title track for Letter From Home (1989). Once again, a great show featuring all their many different styles. 

Tracklist:
1. Forward March (Pat Metheny)
2. Phase Dance (Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays)
3. Travels (Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays)
4. Tell It All (Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays)
5. Daulton Lee (Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays)
6. Last Train Home (Pat Metheny)
7. First Circle (Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays)
8. Introductions
9. Scrap Metal (Pat Metheny)
10. If I Could (Pat Metheny)
11. So May It Secretly Begin (Pat Metheny)
12. Straight On Red (Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays)
13. Are You Going With Me ? (Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays)
14. The Fields, The Sky (Pat Metheny)
15. (It's Just) Talk (Pat Metheny)
16. Letter From Home (fades in) (Pat Metheny)
17. Untitled
18. Chris (Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays)
19. Pat Speaks
20. Minuano (Six-Eight) (Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays)
21. Third Wind (Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays)

Line-up:
Pat Metheny - guitars, guitar synthesizer, electric sitar
Lyle Mays - piano, synthesizers, autoharp, trumpet, percussion
Steve Rodby - acoustic bass, electric bass
Paul Wertico - drums, percussion
Armando Marçal - percussion, berimbau
Mark Ledford - vocals, guitars, percussion, trumpet, marimba
David Blamires - vocals, guitars, percussion, vibraphone, marimba

FLAC - PMG_1987-08-14_RCMH_NY_FLAC.rar

mp3 - PMG_1987-08-14_RCMH_NY_mp3.rar

Pat Metheny Group 1987 - R.I.P. Lyle Mays (1953-2020)

1 comment:

Derek said...

Thank you for sharing this one. I never get tired of listening to "Are you going with me", some kind of song you always can listen to like a long time journey through the fields.

Derek from confined Paris