Pat Metheny Group
Pat Metheny- 6 and 12 string guitars
Lyle Mays- keyboards
Steve Rodby- bass
Paul Wertico- drums
Pedro Aznar- vocals, guitar, percussion
Brandeis University
(probably Shapiro Gym)
Waltham, Mass. U.S.A.
October 30, 1983
(2nd show)
performance quality: B+
recording quality: B to B+
source: 1st generation audience tape
runtime: about 125 minutes
1: phase dance
2; travels
3: untitled #1
4: James (untitled #2)
5: Pat talks and untitled #3 (dedicated to Ornette Coleman)
6: ?
disc 2:
9: ? > Jaco (this should actually be 2 tracks, my mistake)
10: band introductions
11: San Lorenzo
12: American garage
lineage: Naka. CM-100 microphones >
Sony D-5 cassette deck (dolby off) >
Maxell XLII-S master cassettes >
almost never played copy (same, I'm told it was copied Nak to Nak) >
soundforge 4.5 (WAV >
FLAC 6 > torrentially yours.
Second of 2 shows this night in midtour for the Pat Metheny group,
unveiling several then-new songs that didn't even have titles yet.
There is just 1 brief inconspicuously spliced tape flip interruption
in this recording, you may not even notice it, and the 1st few seconds
of the encore got cut off (deck was shut off during encore break),
essentially a complete recording. I'm not a big fan of Pat's synth guitar,
which is in some of this, but there's plenty of good music here. This was
Pat's home base at the time, he had been practicing some of the new songs
in Waltham prior to these 2 shows at Brandeis U. I don't know if anyone
taped the early show, although I suspect the setlist would be very similar
if not identical. The quality is not as good as the rest toward the end,
it's not a big difference but the master has a little saturation there,
just in a couple of short drum parts, everything before the last 20 minutes
or so is clear. Sounds like the hollow sounding Shapiro Gym to me, but not
very far from stage so not much echo/cavernous effect. It's not the best
Stud Muffin Production I've heard, but it is still, a SMP, and they all
sound quite nice, so I'm glad to share one with you (there will be a few
more, if not yet posted, but this is the only Metheny I have from his D-5
collection.) I have a couple from my collection too. I suppose a tribute to
"James" should happen in a "Jim" (gymnasium) but not the best venue choice
for a Metheny show, or any kind of a concert. (except maybe Nirvana.)
Do not sell this recording.
Trade freely, losslessly and gaplessly.