Charlie Haden & Pat Metheny Beyond The Missouri Sky (Short Stories) By Charlie Haden & Pat Metheny 180g 2LP
Never Before on VINYL!!!
180g Double Vinyl Pressed in Germany with Deluxe Packaging!
Recorded on 180g heavy-weight vinyl to ensure quality sound, packaged in
gatefold cover, and covered by premium protective vinyl outer sleeve.
The “Play 33 1/3 LP Series” features masterpiece albums released in the '90s
converted for the first time world-wide to analog Long Playing record. The album
cover and package created after months of graphic work and processes by hand
enhanced its excellence and to ensure the record’s superb sound quality, the
German MMP, who undertook the record production of EMI Germany and Universal,
utilized a heavy weight 180g vinyl LP to contain the sound. Khiov who was in
charge of the planning and production of many LP miniature series took charge of
the album cover production spending 6 months to create a masterpiece.
This project was highly scrutinized passing rigid testing at the factory in
Germany. Even the performers themselves had not been able to put their hands on
the LP version of their own albums as their home country had not produced them.
The LPs produced by this project certainly have become must-have items by LP
lovers all around the world.
In the age where faster and more convenient is thought to be better, the
increase in demand for the retro vinyl LP worldwide is clearly attributed to the
satisfaction from the sound offered by analog products impossible to be
replicated by CD and digital products and the delight of touching, feeling, and
possessing this masterpiece-like large artwork. Furthermore, LP records have
both rarity and history that increase their value over time and serve as an
attractive factor for collectors.
Musicians Charlie Haden & Pat Metheny seem to be drawn to each other due to the
similar childhood growing up in small towns in Missouri.
"Charlie Haden and Pat Metheny have been good friends since the 1970s, so it
comes as a bit of a surprise that Beyond the Missouri Sky should be their first
duet album together. Both musicians are from small towns in Missouri, which
leads Metheny to speculate in the liner notes if this similarity of childhood
ambience might have something to do with the two players' obvious love and
affinity for each other. Whatever the answer, the result of this logical pairing
is a rather somber and moody one. Metheny has a dark tone on his electric
guitar, and on Beyond the Missouri Sky, where he plays acoustic, his sound is
similarly deep and rounded. Metheny has called Haden one of the greatest
improvisers of all time, and although this may be hyperbolic exaggeration from a
longtime friend, Haden has at least earned the right to defend the claim. On
Beyond the Missouri Sky, his playing is as sensitive and beautiful as always..."
• Play 33 1/3 Series
• 180g heavyweight vinyl pressed by MMP
• Double LP
• 6-page booklet
• Black poly-lined inner sleeves
• Gatefold jacket
• Project designed & sleeve made by Khiov
• Originally released in 1997 on CD only
Charlie Haden, bass
Pat Metheny, acoustic guitars, all other instruments
LP1 - Side 1:
1. Waltz For Ruth
2. Our Spanish Love Song
3. Message to a Friend
LP1 - Side 2:
1. Two for the Road
2. First Song (for Ruth)
3. The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress
4. The Precious Jewel
LP2 - Side 3:
1. He's Gone Away
2. The Moon Song
3. Tears Of Rain
LP2 - Side 4:
1. Cinema Paradiso (Love Theme)
2. Cinema Paradiso (Main Theme)