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Pat Metheny Group — Above The Treetops
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i love this song  
 Shesdifferent wrote:
I heard the women wailing then I heard the great guitar....still not sure about this....lets listen to it again.
 

It was amazing live.
 PurplePrincess wrote:
This whole CD is great. One of my favorites.
   I agree. In fact, I used to really dislike PM until I heard this CD.{#Daisy}


Pat Metheny has released exactly one good album, "One Quiet Night."  The rest are absolute shite.
The Yoko Ono-like wailing has got to stop!..... Yikes -  this song would be great except for that. Very scary.....{#No}
:stop: Had it on mute from the Azure Ray song, still not safe :motor: :wave:
I heard the women wailing then I heard the great guitar....still not sure about this....lets listen to it again.
This whole CD is great. One of my favorites.
:sleep:
this is highly annoying!
I saw many wonderful concerts of them! Pat, when will you come to Ireland or to the UK?? :bounce:
Straight 8 from me.
The guitar, the voices, very evocative.
EVERYTIME I listen to this, I bump up my rating! It's on 9 now. The timing was just perfect... I'm at work, cursing every single person I work with and thinking how much it would suck to come in to work tomorrow (weekend) and then this track comes along to soothe my nerves. Ahhhhhh, it's a beautiful world. :)
Great album, although there are better tracks on it. Apparently this one was too challenging for many listeners. Expand your listening horizons, kids!
Excuse me while I step out... :puke:
Sorry to be picky, but this is not by the Pat Metheny Group - just Pat Metheny. Been wondering when Bill would play some Pat. Mind you, I own practically everything he has ever recorded in all his various guises. Can't wait for the Metheny/Mehldau date. Why not play some Brad Mehldau, Bill? You could play a Nick Drake track followed by a Brad Mehldau interpretation of a Nick Drake tune - or do the same for Radiohead.
Paul_in_Australia wrote:
To cross an ocean, you must first lose sight of the shore...
:question:
Far too little Pat played on RP...one of the Masters! How about something from "Travels"??
pinto wrote:
Great to hear Pat Metheny on RP, but find it odd that Bill would play this fairly non-descript piece by the group. Indeed, a review of the total number of Metheny songs (either Pat individually or as the Pat Metheny group) ever played on RP shows that only five have been played on Radio Paradise. As the entire work of Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays is so extensive and rich I would encourage Bill to dig deeper and give us something that showcases Mr. Metheny's guitar talents and Mr. May's piano offerings more than this song does. That's not to say this is bad, but there's better Metheny work out there.
I partly agree with you. I would advise to listen to the whole CD, because this piece is a bit out context. The CD as a whole is beautiful. But to give a broader view on Metheny's and Mays' work is of course an excellent idea.
Geecheeboy wrote:
I could not agree more!! Had to change to something less weird.
Another reason to work at home - who cares?!!?!?
enh. soulful world music. enh. Other people's culture is not supposed to be our therapy.
poetjen wrote:
This was mortally embarrassing to play in front of my coworkers...
To cross an ocean, you must first lose sight of the shore...
That was beautiful!
Kindly play any collaboration between Pat Metheny and Jaco Pastorius, the Jimi Hendrix of the electric bass.
brighthue wrote:
Thanks to BillG for playing this cut at this moment. The context in this piece is traditional Cambodian music. I brought this CD along when we went to Cambodia to adopt our son. Just before this piece played on RP, I was looking at pictures and info regarding the grand temple complex, Angkor Wat. This is the soundtrack of our "secret story." :meditate:
Now I'm wondering how many adopted sons from Cambodia there are in the Boston area, since I know one.
Thanks to BillG for playing this cut at this moment. The context in this piece is traditional Cambodian music. I brought this CD along when we went to Cambodia to adopt our son. Just before this piece played on RP, I was looking at pictures and info regarding the grand temple complex, Angkor Wat. This is the soundtrack of our "secret story." :meditate:
This was an instant 10.
poetjen wrote:
This was mortally embarrassing to play in front of my coworkers...
I could not agree more!! Had to change to something less weird.
This was mortally embarrassing to play in front of my coworkers...
second that about missouri sky.
pinto wrote:
Great to hear Pat Metheny on RP, but find it odd that Bill would play this fairly non-descript piece by the group. Indeed, a review of the total number of Metheny songs (either Pat individually or as the Pat Metheny group) ever played on RP shows that only five have been played on Radio Paradise. As the entire work of Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays is so extensive and rich I would encourage Bill to dig deeper and give us something that showcases Mr. Metheny's guitar talents and Mr. May's piano offerings more than this song does. That's not to say this is bad, but there's better Metheny work out there.
I agree with you. I've seen Pat live several times, and he is a consummate artist. In addition to his work with Lyle Mays, there's the exquisite "Beyond the Missouri Sky" with Charlie Hayden. Maybe one day Bill will play something from that CD.
Out of all Metheny songs they had to play this particularly forgettable one. . . Geez. :doh:
is there any better than pat?
:cool:
timandjuliet wrote:
Good, though I did expect Sting to start singing.
Luckily for all of us he didn't.
I can't say that I disagree with your post but I'm grateful to even hear Pat Metheny on RP, whatever PM tune Bill chooses to play. Bill, please play more! pinto wrote:
Great to hear Pat Metheny on RP, but find it odd that Bill would play this fairly non-descript piece by the group. Indeed, a review of the total number of Metheny songs (either Pat individually or as the Pat Metheny group) ever played on RP shows that only five have been played on Radio Paradise. As the entire work of Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays is so extensive and rich I would encourage Bill to dig deeper and give us something that showcases Mr. Metheny's guitar talents and Mr. May's piano offerings more than this song does. That's not to say this is bad, but there's better Metheny work out there.
deanofox wrote:
Now don't get me wrong but I'm sure this sounds devine deep in the amazon surrounded by waterfalls and monkeys playing with themselves but not through my earphones. Maybe I should upgrade my earphones?
Maybe you need new earphones, but I think you should be a bit more tolerant of the mood music those monkeys need for having a romantic moment with themselves. Monkeys need love, too.
I've been a Pat Methany fan for decades, and I like this song, but I do get a little weary of dreamy tunes with poetry (typically read by a woman) in the background, often in some Asian-sounding language. It's a nice sound, nice effect, and I'm sure the underlying poetry has great meaning, but as I said, I'm a bit tired of this formula.
What an interesting pause
deanofox wrote:
Now don't get me wrong but I'm sure this sounds devine deep in the amazon surrounded by waterfalls and monkeys playing with themselves but not through my earphones. Maybe I should upgrade my earphones?
Your headphones are fine, but you might want to look into the "monkey's playing with themselves" thing. :naughty:
Now don't get me wrong but I'm sure this sounds devine deep in the amazon surrounded by waterfalls and monkeys playing with themselves but not through my earphones. Maybe I should upgrade my earphones?
Great to hear Pat Metheny on RP, but find it odd that Bill would play this fairly non-descript piece by the group. Indeed, a review of the total number of Metheny songs (either Pat individually or as the Pat Metheny group) ever played on RP shows that only five have been played on Radio Paradise. As the entire work of Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays is so extensive and rich I would encourage Bill to dig deeper and give us something that showcases Mr. Metheny's guitar talents and Mr. May's piano offerings more than this song does. That's not to say this is bad, but there's better Metheny work out there.
maximinimalist wrote:
as fall the treetops, so the treetops fall.
Bet the folks in Wichita got the joke.
maximinimalist wrote:
as fall the treetops, so the treetops fall.
Heh heh, I wonder how many people get that.
as fall the treetops, so the treetops fall.
jlind wrote:
I said on RP, I love this station... it is the only one I would ever listen to. That particular block was just a bit a painful to listen to.
I stand corrected. (Sorry!) I do love this song, this CD is really great...
I've really enjoyed this block.
This gal is making me feel bluuuuuue.
Pyro wrote:
Then, you are obviously listening to the wrong "station". I, for one, think this is the BEST radio around, this block and all the others...
I said on RP, I love this station... it is the only one I would ever listen to. That particular block was just a bit a painful to listen to.
We need more Pat Metheny. His guitar conjures up powerful emotions.
Good, though I did expect Sting to start singing.
jlind wrote:
This might be the worse block of music I've ever heard on RP. You feeling alright Bill, because you're making me feel ill.
Then, you are obviously listening to the wrong "station". I, for one, think this is the BEST radio around, this block and all the others...
This might be the worse block of music I've ever heard on RP. You feeling alright Bill, because you're making me feel ill.
Wow! 10 comments in a row without the knee-jerk "Elevator Music" pan from a jazz-hater. Hard to believe. (Oops, make that 11)
Quit this slow stuff, I need something peppy.
I agree completely -- more PMG please! P.S. I recently saw PMG in concert performing "The Way Up" (68 minutes non-stop) -- great piece.
BKardon wrote:
Holy crap I can't believe RP is playing this work of genius!
Holy Pat, Patman! :iamwith:
Holy crap I can't believe RP is playing this work of genius!
This music would sound perfect when driving into a city you've never visited, just as sunset casts an orange light on all the buildings.
More PMG Bill! The greatest musician in my lifetime...his music fits your mantra-"intelligent, eclectic music".
Johray63 wrote:
Secret Story is the only Pat Metheny cd I own, so it's good to read that. I think it's a very personal, intimate cd, without too much obvious technical tour de forces.
also try Still life (talking)
Pyro wrote:
This CD and "As Falls Wichita" are phenomenal. Desert island disks, for sure!
Secret Story is the only Pat Metheny cd I own, so it's good to read that. I think it's a very personal, intimate cd, without too much obvious technical tour de forces.
Thanks all for the suggestion. 'Secret Story' will be next on my CD wish list. Pyro wrote:
This CD and "As Falls Wichita" are phenomenal. Desert island disks, for sure!
This CD and "As Falls Wichita" are phenomenal. Desert island disks, for sure!
dave_porter wrote:
Wow, excellent critique! Witty, incisive, and leaving the reader with a deeper understanding of the subject than he would previously possess. We thank you for your valuable contribution to the discourse on this topic. :clap:
:lol:
Nobody would listen to this if it was made in America.
Love the Group.... a 7!
Ahhhhh.... thanks RP, I needed this song, just now. This is one of my favorite songs from one of my favorite artist/group.
masterhead wrote:
What about this review.... Smooth Jazz sucks... :puke:
You wouldn't know smooth jazz if it came up to you and kicked you in the Jimmy.
masterhead wrote:
What about this review.... Smooth Jazz sucks... :puke:
Wow, excellent critique! Witty, incisive, and leaving the reader with a deeper understanding of the subject than he would previously possess. We thank you for your valuable contribution to the discourse on this topic. :clap:
Keegs wrote:
I have several of Pat's discs, but not this one. That will change soon after hearing this song and reading all of the positive reviews of this disc. :guitarist:
What about this review.... Smooth Jazz sucks... :puke:
I have several of Pat's discs, but not this one. That will change soon after hearing this song and reading all of the positive reviews of this disc. :guitarist:
Yes!!! A little more PM on RP would be cool. This is my favorite album from Metheny, and probably on my top 10 desert island list too.
The vocals are part of a Vietnamese lullaby if I recall correctly. Quite beautiful, especially how Pat doesn't over power it with guitar work
Yesssss! More Pat!!!!
Please, sir, may I have another!!
Thanks for the Pat Metheny, Bill! May we have some more, please?
Album about his breakup from a Vietnamese woman, if I recall correctly. I think people can overlook Pat because he uses the exact same two guitar tones. What a ploy: listen to my notes, not my gadgets!
Pretty much, for my money, his best work. Nothing he's done since can match it. This is a truly great CD.
Very interesting.
WOW Pat Metheny on RP! And I missed it. (found it by looking at the recent playlist) Had to pull the cd out to remember which cut this was. PMG is one of my most favorite groups. Way to go Bill.