The Falcon and the Snowman (album)

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The Falcon and the Snowman
PMG The Falcon and the Snowman cover.jpg
Soundtrack album by Pat Metheny Group
Released 1985
Recorded Summer 1984
Genre Jazz fusion
Length 38:23
Label EMI America Records
Producer Pat Metheny
Lyle Mays
Pat Metheny Group chronology
First Circle
The Falcon and the Snowman
Still Life (Talking)
Singles from The Falcon and the Snowman
  1. "This Is Not America"
    Released: February 1985
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

The Falcon and the Snowman is the soundtrack to the film of the same name and was composed and produced by Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays. It includes the song "This Is Not America", a minor hit sung by David Bowie. The music is performed by the Pat Metheny Group with occasional orchestration and choir.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays except "This Is Not America", lyrics by David Bowie.

  1. "Psalm 121/Flight of the Falcon" – 4:09
  2. "Daulton Lee" – 5:59
  3. "Chris" – 3:21
  4. "The Falcon" – 5:02 (Note: The title of this track is enclosed in quotation marks as it appears in the recording's track listing. Presumably this is not a typographical oversight.)
  5. "This Is Not America" – 3:55
  6. "Extent of the Lie" – 4:18
  7. "The Level of Deception" – 5:49
  8. "Capture" - 4:03
  9. "Epilogue (Psalm 121)" - 2:16



  1. ^ Bultman, Scott (2011). "The Falcon and the Snowman - Pat Metheny | AllMusic". Retrieved 19 July 2011.