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Pat Metheny Group - The Way Up FLAC album

Performer: Pat Metheny Group
Genre: Jazz
Title: The Way Up
Country: US
Style: Fusion
FLAC version ZIP size: 1625 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1889 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1509 mb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 446

The Way Up is an album by Pat Metheny Group, released in 2005. It won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album. The album consists of one 68-minute-long piece, split into four tracks solely for CD navigation. The album is a showcase for the band's ability in solo improvisation and dynamics. Swiss t Gregoire Maret joined the Group for the album's recording and tour, being showcased on the harmonica.

The Way Up by Pat Metheny/Pat Metheny Group. PAT METHENY GROUP The way up 4-track PR0M0 CD Maxi-single Card sleeve. THE WAY UP may be the greatest masterpiece of prog ever written and performed by a prominent jazz musician and his band. In fact, it is precisely because of the unmistakable symphonic prog flavour of this album that Metheny was criticised in the authoritative PENGUIN GUIDE TO JAZZ RECORDINGS.

The Pat Metheny Group expands on its masterpiece with this live performance. Throughout the group's 27 year existence, these musicians have consistently redefined what a contemporary jazz ensemble can be, and who they are as a band, each album containing something of immense value. This DVD captures the full-length version of Metheny's composition "The Way Up," as performed live in Korea. The piece has achieved greater depth and maturity since the release of the studio album in January 2005; in fact, the live performance makes clear just how melodic the piece is as a whole.

Pat Metheny is one of the most original and distinctive guitarists of modern times. Together with long time collaborator and keyboards player Lyle Mays he founded the Pat Metheny Group in 1978. Instantly successful, they have established themselves at the forefront of jazz-rock fusion with a succession of best selling albums and sell out world tours. Filmed in late 2005, features the full concert version of his most recent album "The Way Up", which earned Pat Metheny Group their 10th Grammy Award® and Metheny personally his 17th.

Downbeat Readers Poll Awards: Best Jazz Group – The Pat Metheny Unity Group. Goya Award (Spain): Best Original Score for Vivir Es Fácil Con Los Ojos Cerrados (Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed) – Pat Metheny. Echos NPR Radio Listener’s Poll: Top 5 Records of 2005 – The Way Up – Pat Metheny Group. Boston Music Awards: Jazz Act of The Year – Pat Metheny Group. JazzTimes Readers Poll ’04: Best Guitarist – Pat Metheny. JazzTimes Readers Poll ’03: Best Contemporary Electric Group – Pat Metheny Group.

The Pat Metheny Group is an American jazz fusion group founded in 1977 in Missouri. The core members of the group are guitarist, composer and bandleader Pat Metheny; and keyboardist and composer Lyle Mays, who was in the group at its inception. Other long-standing members include bassist and producer Steve Rodby, who joined in 1981, and Antonio Sanchez, who has been the group's drummer since 2002.


1 Opening 5:17
2 Part One 26:27
3 Part Two 20:29
4 Part Three 15:54

Companies, etc.

  • Mastered At – Sterling Sound


  • Bass [Acoustic, Electric], Co-producer, Violin, Cello – Steve Rodby
  • Coordinator [Project] – David Sholemson
  • Design, Photography By – Doyle Partners
  • Drums – Antonio Sanchez
  • Guitar [Acoustic, Electric, Slide, Synth & Toy], Composed By, Producer – Pat Metheny
  • Harmonica – Gregoire Maret
  • Mastered By – Ted Jensen
  • Mixed By – Rob Eaton
  • Percussion – David Samuels*
  • Percussion, Vocals – Richard Bona
  • Piano [Accoustic], Co-producer, Xylophone [Toy], Composed By, Keyboards – Lyle Mays
  • Recorded By – Rob Eaton
  • Trumpet, Vocals – Cuong Vu


Packaged in a Jewel case(transparent tray) + 4-page leaflet.
Total Time: 68'10" (printed on back cover and retrieved on CD player "Tascam CD-A500")

Catalog# "850329" taken from CD matrix.

Лицензионное соглашение № 058/МЗ-98 от 24.08.98.
Для продаж на территории России.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: 850329
  • Other (fake id printed on CD): Nonesuch 79876-2

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
7559-79876-2, 79876-2 Pat Metheny Group The Way Up ‎(CD, Album) Nonesuch, Nonesuch 7559-79876-2, 79876-2 US 2005
7559-79876-2 Pat Metheny Group The Way Up ‎(CD, Album, Red) Nonesuch 7559-79876-2 Europe 2005
7559-79876-2 Pat Metheny Group The Way Up ‎(CD, Album, Whi) Nonesuch 7559-79876-2 Europe 2005
7559-79876-2 Pat Metheny Group The Way Up ‎(CD, Album) Nonesuch 7559-79876-2 Europe 2005
7559-79876-2 Pat Metheny Group The Way Up ‎(CD, Album, Yel) Nonesuch 7559-79876-2 Europe 2005