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Pat Metheny Group - The Way Up download album

  • Performer: Pat Metheny Group
  • Album: The Way Up
  • FLAC: 1487 mb | MP3: 1976 mb
  • Released: 2005
  • Country: US
  • Style: Fusion
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Pat Metheny Group - The Way Up download album

The Way Up is an album by Pat Metheny Group, released in 2005. It won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album

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 is the Pat Metheny Group's debut offering for Nonesuch Records. Comprised of a single, sprawling, 68-minute composition by Metheny and Lyle Mays - divided into four sections on CD - it is an unprecedented new direction for the band. The lineup is the same as on Speak of Now from 2003 - Metheny and Mays on keyboards, bassist Steve Rodby, drummer Antonio Sanchéz, and trumpeter/vocalist Cuong Vu. New to the roster is Swiss/American harmonicat Gregoire Maret. While the sound here is instantly recognizable as PMG, it is dazzling and labyrinthine in shape, sound, and texture.

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.

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Pat Metheny Group is the first album by the Pat Metheny Group, released in 1978.

But whereas previous Metheny Group records have been a collection of discrete compositions that still manage to tell a complete story, The Way Up goes a step further, being a single 68-minute composition that is as compelling to listen to as it is complex and challenging to assess. What makes The Way Up so remarkable is its sense of drama, and a keen visual sense that makes the entire piece, divided into four tracks for the purpose of navigation only, truly feel like a single composition rather than a series of interconnected segments.

This album has an average beat per minute of 124 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 124/124 BPM). Tracklist The Way Up. 1. The Way Up: Opening & Part One. 31'44. 124 BPM. 2. The Way Up: Part Two. 20'29. 3. The Way Up: Part Three. Recent albums by Pat Metheny Group. Essential Collection: Last Train Home.


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

Companies, etc.

  • Published By – Pat-Meth Music Corp.
  • Recorded At – Right Track Recording
  • Mastered At – Sterling Sound


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


Note: Packaged in a clear tray jewel case with fold out booklet, housed in an O-card (slipcase) with a white / red pole on the front. There are other variations: Red Pole and Yellow Pole

Recorded 2003/2004 at Right Track Recording, New York City
A 24-bit digital recording

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 75597 98762 1
  • Matrix / Runout: [Warner Logo] CD 755978876-2 V01
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L012
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 05R1
  • Rights Society: GEMA/BIEM
  • Label Code: LC 00286

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) Nonesuch 7559-79876-2 Europe 2005
850329 Pat Metheny Group The Way Up ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) Limited Edition 850329 Russia Unknown
7559-79876-2 Pat Metheny Group The Way Up ‎(CD, Album, Yel) Nonesuch 7559-79876-2 Europe 2005