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3.88 | 41 ratings | 2 reviews | 32% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1997

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Waltz For Ruth (4:28)
2. Our Spanish Love Song (5:40)
3. Message To A Friend (6:13)
4. Two For The Road (5:16)
5. First Song (For Ruth) (6:37)
6. The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress (4:05)
7. The Precious Jewel (3:47)
8. He's Gone Away (4:18)
9. The Moon Song (6:56)
10. Tears Of Rain (5:30)
11. Cinema Paradiso (Love Theme) (3:35)
12. Cinema Paradiso (Main Theme) (4:24)
13. Spiritual (8:22)

Total time 69:11

Line-up / Musicians

- Pat Metheny / acoustic & electric guitars, Pikasso 42-string guitar, Synclavier, etc., co-producer
- Charlie Haden / double bass, co-producer

Releases information

Artwork: Patrice Beauséjour

CD Verve Records ‎- 314 537 130-2 (1997, US)

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PAT METHENY Charlie Haden & Pat Metheny: Beyond The Missouri Sky (Short Stories) ratings distribution

(41 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(32%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(44%)
Good, but non-essential (20%)
Collectors/fans only (5%)
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PAT METHENY Charlie Haden & Pat Metheny: Beyond The Missouri Sky (Short Stories) reviews

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Review by BrufordFreak
COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars If you ever wish to experience musical majesty from two true masters of their craft--and in an album form which never lets one down (though don't be expecting endless noodling, instead be ready for atmospheric paintings that capture the spirit and feel of the Missouri landscapes. Half of the songs are compositions of one of the two performers while the other half are covers of songs by much respected other artists like Jimmy Webb, Ennio and Andrea Morricone, Henry Mancini, Johnny Mandel, and Roy Acuff. The two performers are both iconic, each having earned critical and listener respect and praise from early years and throughout their long and distinguished careers, and I have to say this album may be one of the most satisfying emotional jaunts through nostalgia of the raw beauty of our American landscapes since Ry Kooder's soundtrack to the Wim Wenders film Paris, Texas. Do yourself a huge favor: listen to this album. You can YouTube it while you cook or read or work on a puzzle. It's gorgeous music in the way background music can soothe and heal the soul. (It may not, however, be prog. But, here we are!)

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3 stars 'Spiritual' First review of this albumAt this album, there are just some acoustic guitars (nylon and steel strings) and a double-bass. Sometimes, another instruments (a smooth keyboard and some percussions) appear. So, this album is very quiet, peaceful.The repertory is a collection of ballads, ... (read more)

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