Pat Metheny Group - Letter From Home (rel.1989)
Front Cover Album Info
Artist/Composer Pat Metheny Group
Title Letter From Home
Length 62:07 Discs: 1 Tracks: 12
Format HQ 192+ kbps Packaging Jewel Case
Label Geffen Cat. Number 24245
Style Fusion Rating
Recorded at  Power Station, NYC
Musicians Credits
Pat Metheny guitars, keyboards
Lyle Mays piano, keyboards, accordion
Pedro Aznar percussion, vocals
Steve Rodby bass
Armando Marcal percussion
Paul Wertico drums, percussion
Producer Pat Metheny
Producer Lyle Mays
Producer Steve Rodby
Engineer Rob Eaton
Engineer Roy Hendrickson
Mastering Bob Ludwig
Mixing Alex Haas
Track list
Have You Heard 06:27
Every Summer Night 07:12
Better Days Ahead 03:08
Spring Ain't Here 06:57
45/8 00:59
5-5-7 07:56
Beat 70 04:57
Dream Of The Return 05:28
Are We There Yet 07:57
Vidala 03:05
Slip Away 05:27
Letter From Home 02:34
AMG Review (4 1/2):
Picking up where Still Life (Talking) leaves off (instead of throwing us a curve ball like Song X), the equally triumphant Letter from Home stresses Brazilian elements with superb results. While a number of these treasures — including "Beat 70," "Have You Heard" and "Every Summer Night" — are light and accessible enough to have enjoyed exposure on some "smooth jazz" stations, Letter contains the type of depth and honesty that's sorely lacking in most "smooth jazz." Metheny has always known the difference between light and lightweight, and even at his most delicate, he avoids entering "muzak" territory. True to form, the improvisor doesn't shy away from making extensive use of technology, but is insightful enough to do so in a very warm and soulful fashion. Like Still Life, Letter from Home is a fine example of a CD that is both a commercial and an artistic success. — Alex Henderson