Pat Metheny Group – Pat Metheny Group (1978) [Japan 2017]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 41:11 minutes | Scans included | 1,68 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 849 MB
Pat Metheny Group is the first album by the Pat Metheny Group, released in 1978. It features Pat Metheny on guitars, Lyle Mays on piano and synthesizer, Mark Egan on electric bass, and Danny Gottlieb on drums. Many elements that became defining traits of the band’s overall sound were in place on the first album, namely Metheny’s incorporation of several different guitars and Mays’s fusion of electronic and acoustic keyboards to create a fuller, more harmonically sophisticated foundation for the melodies and solos.
The first recording by the Pat Metheny Group features the innovative guitarist along with keyboardist Lyle Mays, bassist Mark Egan, and drummer Dan Gottlieb. The music is quite distinctive, floating rather than swinging, electric but not rockish, and full of folkish melodies. The best known of these six Metheny-Mays originals are “Phase Dance” and “Jaco.” This music grows in interest with each listen.
01. San Lorenzo
02. Phase Dance
05. April Joy
06. Lone Jack
Pat Metheny – 6-and 12-string electric and acoustic guitars
Lyle Mays – piano, Oberheim synthesizer, autoharp
Mark Egan – fretless electric bass
Danny Gottlieb – drums
Produced by Manfred Eicher. Engineered by Jan Erik Kongshaug.
Recorded in January 1978 at Talent Studio, Oslo, Norway.
DSD Remastered by Christoph Stickel in May 2017.
This Japanese SACD released in Japan on June, 2017. Tower Records Japan Inc. # PROZ-1092
The image ripped direct and unretouched using an Oppo BDP-105D, Sonore ISO2DSD, and sacd_extract.
Fresh rip, proper version without static noise.