Pat Metheny Group
Still Life (Talking)
Still Life (Talking) is another of many Pat Metheny-Lyle Mays collaborations, as each song is written, arranged and produced by Metheny and Mays. A master of uniting seemingly disparate elements as a cohesive whole, the imaginative Metheny effectively combines Brazilian-influenced harmonies and rhythm with jazz, folk and pop elements on "So May It Secretly Begin", "Third Wind", "Minuano (Six Eight)" and other celebrated gems included on the CD. Still Life (Talking) features the great Metheny song "Last Train Home" (a number of artists have tried to produce a "Last Train Home"-like song for their own albums) which evokes a reflective locomotive trip across a barren desert landscape. Essential listening.
|09:25||Minuano (Six Eight)||Instrumental|
|06:24||So May It Secretly Begin||Instrumental|
|05:38||Last Train Home||Instrumental|
|06:16||(It's Just Talk)||Instrumental|
|03:15||In Her Family||Instrumental|
|Pat Metheny||Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Guitar Synthesizers, Production, Arrangements|
|Lyle Mays||Piano, Keyboards, Production, Arrangements|
|Steve Rodby||Acoustic & Electric Bass, Associate Production|
|Paul Wertico||Drums, Associate Production|
|Armando Marcal||Percussion, Voice|
|Steve Cantor||Associate Production|
|David Oakes||Associate Production|
|Alexander Haas||Engineering Assistance|
|Niki Gatos||Production Assistance|
|Tom Sheehan||Production Assistance|
|Gary Gersh||UPC Code|
|Recorded March/April 1987 at Power Station, NYC.
Original mastering at Masterdisk.