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    1992 Grammy Award Winner

    The New York Times called Pat Metheny’s 1992 Grammy-winning Secret Story “the most sweepingly ambitious album that the jazz guitarist has yet recorded … a nearly 80-minute world-music suite with symphonic underpinnings.” Includes five previously unreleased tracks restored by Metheny.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Original release:
    Pat Metheny, acoustic guitars (1, 2, 4-6, 8, 9), synths (1-4, 6-10, 12, 13), electric basses (2), keyboards (2, 3, 6, 7, 11, 12), electric guitars (2-4, 6, 7, 11, 13), guitar synth (3, 5, 12), keyboard bass (3), electric percussion (3, 4, 12), electric sitars (4, 7), piano (4, 5, 10, 11), electric piano (6-9), pikasso guitar (10), Synclavier accordion (11)
    Charlie Haden, acoustic bass (1, 8)
    Nana Vasconcelos, percussion (1, 4, 5, 10-12)
    Armando Marçal, percussion (1-7, 9, 12)
    Lyle Mays, acoustic piano (1, 6)
    Steve Ferrone, drums (3, 4 [pt 1], 5 [pt 2], 12)
    Mark Ledford, voice (3, 4)
    Danny Gottlieb, cymbal roll (3, 11)
    Will Lee, electric bass (4 [pt 1], 6, 12)
    Steve Rodby, acoustic bass (4 [pt 3], 5-7, 9, 11), electric bass (6)
    Paul Wertico, drums (4 [pt 3], 5 [pt 1], 7-9, 11)
    Gil Goldstein, accordion (4), acoustic piano (7, 9)
    Sammy Merendino, drums (6)
    Andy Findon, flute (7)
    Michael Mossman, Mike Metheny, Ryan Kisor, trumpets, flugelhorn; Tom Malone, trombone; Dave Taylor, bass trombone; Dave Bargeron, trombone, tuba; John Clark, French horn; Anthony Jackson, contrabass guitar (9)
    Akiko Yano, voice (10)
    Skaila Kanga, harp (13)

    Bonus disc:
    Pat Metheny, acoustic guitar (1, 4), keyboards (1, 4, 5), guitar (2, 5), electric guitar (4), piano (5)
    Charlie Haden, bass; Toots Thielmans, harmonica (1)
    Skaila Kanga, harp (2)
    Lyle Mays, piano, keyboards; Steve Rodby, acoustic bass; Paul Wertico, drums; Armando Marçal, percussion; David Blamires, voice; Mark Ledford, voice (4)
    Will Lee, bass; Paulo Braga, drums; Members of the Quebec Children’s Choir (5)

    Both discs:
    Members of the London Orchestra, conducted by Jeremy Lubbock (all tracks)
    Gavin Wright, orchestra leader and concertmaster
    Isobel Griffiths, contractor
    Mike Townsend, librarian
    Gil Goldstein, New York Horn leader and contractor
    Tommy Kamp, lead sheet preparation, preproduction transcriptions
    Steven Cantor, Niki Gatos, preproduction transcriptions

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Pat Metheny
    Co-produced by Steve Rodby and David Oakes
    Associate Producer: Steve Cantor
    Recorded fall-winter 1991-92 at The Power Station, New York, NY
    Recorded by Rob Eaton and Dan Gellett
    Assistant Engineers: Dan Gellett, Todd Whitelock
    Orchestra Recorded by Hayden Bendall at Abbey Road Studios, London
    Additional Recording in Cambridge, MA; Willow, NY; Leblon, Rio de Janeiro
    Engineer for Cambodia ensemble: Jacques Brunet
    Mixed by Rob Eaton at The Power Station
    Assisted by Dan Gellett and David Oakes
    Editing on AMS Logic 1: Tony Pipitone
    Editing Assistants: Cornelius Wildner, Steve Morris
    Synclavier Technical Assistance: Niki Gatos
    Production Assistance: Carolyn Chrzan, David Oakes
    Production Coordinator: David Sholemson
    Mastered 2007 by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound, New York, NY
    Nana Vasconcelos appears courtesy of Prince Vasconcelos des Bois Records.

    Bonus disc:
    Produced by Pat Metheny
    Additional Recording in New York, NY
    Mixed by Rob Eaton at Right Track Recording, New York, NY
    Session Restoration and Preparation: Pete Karam
    Additional Orchestration by Pat Metheny

    All compositions and arrangements by Pat Metheny
    Orchestral arrangements by Jeremy Lubbock
    Track 9 horn arrangements by Pat Metheny, transcribed and conducted by Gil Goldstein
    Track 1 is based on the traditional Cambodian hymn “Buong Suong”
    Track 10 lyrics by Akiko Yano

    Creative Direction: Robin Sloane
    Art Direction / Design: Kevin Reagan
    Photography: Richard Litt

on May 29, 2008 - 7:14pm
Release Date: 
Tuesday, September 25, 2007 (All day)
Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

192572

Number of Discs in Set: 
2discs
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674
Tuesday, September 25, 2007 (All day)
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Artist Name: 
Pat Metheny
Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
UPC: 
075597998108BUN
Price: 
17.00
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597998092
Price: 
15.00
Label: 
MP3
Description: 

1992 Grammy Award Winner

The New York Times called Pat Metheny’s 1992 Grammy-winning Secret Story “the most sweepingly ambitious album that the jazz guitarist has yet recorded … a nearly 80-minute world-music suite with symphonic underpinnings.” Includes five previously unreleased tracks restored by Metheny.

DescriptionExcerpt: 

The New York Times called Pat Metheny’s 1992 Grammy-winning Secret Story “the most sweepingly ambitious album that the jazz guitarist has yet recorded … a nearly 80-minute world-music suite with symphonic underpinnings.” Includes five previously unreleased tracks restored by Metheny.

ProductionCredits: 

MUSICIANS
Original release:
Pat Metheny, acoustic guitars (1, 2, 4-6, 8, 9), synths (1-4, 6-10, 12, 13), electric basses (2), keyboards (2, 3, 6, 7, 11, 12), electric guitars (2-4, 6, 7, 11, 13), guitar synth (3, 5, 12), keyboard bass (3), electric percussion (3, 4, 12), electric sitars (4, 7), piano (4, 5, 10, 11), electric piano (6-9), pikasso guitar (10), Synclavier accordion (11)
Charlie Haden, acoustic bass (1, 8)
Nana Vasconcelos, percussion (1, 4, 5, 10-12)
Armando Marçal, percussion (1-7, 9, 12)
Lyle Mays, acoustic piano (1, 6)
Steve Ferrone, drums (3, 4 [pt 1], 5 [pt 2], 12)
Mark Ledford, voice (3, 4)
Danny Gottlieb, cymbal roll (3, 11)
Will Lee, electric bass (4 [pt 1], 6, 12)
Steve Rodby, acoustic bass (4 [pt 3], 5-7, 9, 11), electric bass (6)
Paul Wertico, drums (4 [pt 3], 5 [pt 1], 7-9, 11)
Gil Goldstein, accordion (4), acoustic piano (7, 9)
Sammy Merendino, drums (6)
Andy Findon, flute (7)
Michael Mossman, Mike Metheny, Ryan Kisor, trumpets, flugelhorn; Tom Malone, trombone; Dave Taylor, bass trombone; Dave Bargeron, trombone, tuba; John Clark, French horn; Anthony Jackson, contrabass guitar (9)
Akiko Yano, voice (10)
Skaila Kanga, harp (13)

Bonus disc:
Pat Metheny, acoustic guitar (1, 4), keyboards (1, 4, 5), guitar (2, 5), electric guitar (4), piano (5)
Charlie Haden, bass; Toots Thielmans, harmonica (1)
Skaila Kanga, harp (2)
Lyle Mays, piano, keyboards; Steve Rodby, acoustic bass; Paul Wertico, drums; Armando Marçal, percussion; David Blamires, voice; Mark Ledford, voice (4)
Will Lee, bass; Paulo Braga, drums; Members of the Quebec Children’s Choir (5)

Both discs:
Members of the London Orchestra, conducted by Jeremy Lubbock (all tracks)
Gavin Wright, orchestra leader and concertmaster
Isobel Griffiths, contractor
Mike Townsend, librarian
Gil Goldstein, New York Horn leader and contractor
Tommy Kamp, lead sheet preparation, preproduction transcriptions
Steven Cantor, Niki Gatos, preproduction transcriptions

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Pat Metheny
Co-produced by Steve Rodby and David Oakes
Associate Producer: Steve Cantor
Recorded fall-winter 1991-92 at The Power Station, New York, NY
Recorded by Rob Eaton and Dan Gellett
Assistant Engineers: Dan Gellett, Todd Whitelock
Orchestra Recorded by Hayden Bendall at Abbey Road Studios, London
Additional Recording in Cambridge, MA; Willow, NY; Leblon, Rio de Janeiro
Engineer for Cambodia ensemble: Jacques Brunet
Mixed by Rob Eaton at The Power Station
Assisted by Dan Gellett and David Oakes
Editing on AMS Logic 1: Tony Pipitone
Editing Assistants: Cornelius Wildner, Steve Morris
Synclavier Technical Assistance: Niki Gatos
Production Assistance: Carolyn Chrzan, David Oakes
Production Coordinator: David Sholemson
Mastered 2007 by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound, New York, NY
Nana Vasconcelos appears courtesy of Prince Vasconcelos des Bois Records.

Bonus disc:
Produced by Pat Metheny
Additional Recording in New York, NY
Mixed by Rob Eaton at Right Track Recording, New York, NY
Session Restoration and Preparation: Pete Karam
Additional Orchestration by Pat Metheny

All compositions and arrangements by Pat Metheny
Orchestral arrangements by Jeremy Lubbock
Track 9 horn arrangements by Pat Metheny, transcribed and conducted by Gil Goldstein
Track 1 is based on the traditional Cambodian hymn “Buong Suong”
Track 10 lyrics by Akiko Yano

Creative Direction: Robin Sloane
Art Direction / Design: Kevin Reagan
Photography: Richard Litt