Travels (Pat Metheny Group album)

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Live album by Pat Metheny Group
Released 1983
Recorded July–November 1982
Genre Jazz fusion
Length 96:26
Label ECM
Producer Manfred Eicher
Pat Metheny Group chronology
First Circle
Pat Metheny chronology
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Travels is the Pat Metheny Group's first live album, released in 1983. The album consists of two CDs worth of live material recorded in July, October and November 1982, at Philadelphia, Dallas, Sacramento, Hartford and Nacogdoches. Along with Pat Metheny, the album features Lyle Mays, Steve Rodby, Dan Gottlieb and the influence of "special guest" Nana Vasconcelos is noticeably evident on the group's music. The album won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Fusion Performance in 1983.

Track listing[edit]

Side I
No. Title Music Length
1. "Are You Going With Me?"   Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays 9:19
2. "The Fields, the Sky"   Metheny 7:46
3. "Goodbye"   Metheny 8:16
Side II
No. Title Music Length
1. "Phase Dance"   Metheny, Mays 8:03
2. "Straight on Red"   Metheny, Mays 7:26
3. "Farmer's Trust"   Metheny 6:25
Side III
No. Title Music Length
1. "Extradition"   Metheny 5:45
2. "Goin' Ahead ~ As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls"   Metheny, Mays 16:22
Side IV
No. Title Music Length
1. "Travels"   Metheny, Mays 5:03
2. "Song for Bilbao"   Metheny 8:28
3. "San Lorenzo"   Metheny, Mays 13:35



Album - Billboard

Year Chart Position
1983 Jazz Albums 3
1983 Pop Albums 62
1983 Top Jazz Albums 8


Grammy Awards

Year Winner Category
1983 Pat Metheny Group Grammy Award for Best Jazz Fusion Performance


  1. ^ Ginell, Richard S. (2011). "Travels - Pat Metheny Group | AllMusic". Retrieved 19 July 2011.