Monday, April 22, 2013

DVD of the Month - "Pat Metheny Group: We Live Here - Live in Japan"

DVD of the Month
Pat Metheny Group: "We Live Here - Live in Japan" (Eagle Vision)

Video Directed & Produced by Takayuki Watanabe
Music Produced by Pat Metheny
Recorded by Alec Head
Mixed by Rob Eaton

Filmed in 1995, reissued now on DVD on March 12, 2013. Six years after their previous studio album, the Pat Metheny Group regrouped in 1995 to release the album "We Live Here." This was to be the first of a set of three albums that the band refer to as the triptych, the others being "Quartet" (1996) and "Imaginary Day" (1997). Following the release of the album, the Pat Metheny Group embarked on a world tour during which this concert was filmed in Japan.

Many of the tracks from the "We Live Here" album are included along with others from their various eighties albums. There are short interview segments with the band members inserted between some of the songs which give an insight into the creation of the album and life on the tour.

Featuring: Pat Metheny (guitars, guitar synths), Lyle Mays (acoustic piano, keyboards), Steve Rodby (acoustic & electric bass), Paul Wertico (drums), David Blamires (vocal, miscellaneous instruments), Mark Ledford (vocals, trumpet, vibes, miscellaneous), Armando Marcal (percussion)
1) Have You Heard 2) And Then I Knew 3) Here To Stay 4) First Circle 5) Scrap Metal 6) Farmer's Trust 7) Episode D Azur 8) Third Wind 9) This Is Not America 10) Antonia 11) To The End Of The World 12) Minuano 13) Stranger In Town

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