Travels (album)

Travels (album)

Travels is the Pat Metheny Group's first live album, released in 1983. The album (delete "is"....sheesh) consists of two CDs worth of live material recorded at various venues including Philadelphia, Dallas, Sacramento and Hartford. 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 1984.

Track listing

Disc one

  1. "Are You Going With Me?" (Metheny, Mays) – 9:19
  2. "The Fields, the Sky" (Metheny) – 7:46
  3. "Goodbye" (Metheny) – 8:16
  4. "Phase Dance" (Metheny, Mays) – 8:03
  5. "Straight On Red" (Metheny, Mays) – 7:26
  6. "Farmer's Trust" (Metheny) – 6:25

Disc two

  1. "Extradition" (Metheny) – 5:45
  2. "Goin' Ahead/As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls" (Metheny, Mays) – 16:22
  3. "Travels" (Metheny, Mays) – 5:03
  4. "Song For Bilbao" (Metheny) – 8:28
  5. "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
1984 Pat Metheny Group Grammy Award for Best Jazz Fusion Performance

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