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Secret Story

18 Mar 1999 | Format: MP3

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4:52
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10:00
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6:34
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  • Original Release Date: 20 July 1992
  • Release Date: 20 July 1992
  • Label: Polydor Associated Labels
  • Copyright: (C) 1992 Geffen Records Inc.
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  • Total Length: 1:16:22
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  • ASIN: B004HPVL02
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,657 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Gavin Wilson on 15 Nov 2000
Format: Audio CD
It is hard to sum up this extraordiarily varied album in just a few words, because its scope and ambition are vast.
Recorded in 1992, several tracks show the influence of Metheny's educational encounter with Steve Reich on the latter's 'Electric Counterpoint'. Pat showed Steve how to write for the guitar, and, as is clear here, Steve showed Pat the virtues of repetition.
This is a solo Metheny album only in the sense that there isn't much of Lyle Mays on keyboards and none of Lyle in the composer credits. Both of these decisions are, I believe, a mistake. Pat plays a decent piano, but nothing like as well as Lyle. I also feel that Lyle brings a formal structure to their joint compositions that is occasionally missing here. For very brief moments, the chord changes on this album descend into mawkishness, and maybe it would have been helpful to have a co-composer around, particularly Lyle, to avoid this.
This is a five-star album, but I'm surprised that so many of the reviewers here rate it as Metheny's very best. There are some gorgeous tracks, particularly 'Antonia' and 'Above the Treetops'. I know nothing of Pat's private life, so I cannot comment on any connection between the emotional intensity of many of the tunes and what he was going through at the time. His group seem to tour the world almost incessantly, so any life outside the band must be very difficult to maintain.
If you already own 'Offramp', 'Letter from Home' and 'First Circle', this is the next CD to buy.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 31 Mar 2001
Format: Audio CD
I obtained this album originally in 92 following it's release and nearly a decade later this album sounds as crystal clear as it did in 92 and I must have played it about a thousand times. Secret Story is my favourite album and the flagship of Metheny albums, Secret Story is also a solo project and features The London Orchestra . Contempory jazz rubs shoulders with Classicall music with strong international flavours of Asia and Latin America . A haunting sound of beauty is imminent through out the albums fourteen powerful tracks, from the intro track Across The Treetops so heartbreakingly moving to Finding And Believing which is like a trip through a rainbow with one of the most unusual chants. A Flower Blossoms is one of the most compelling tracks under four minutes complete with the Japenese verse,The Truth Will Allways Be Known and Tell Her You Saw Me keep up the pace of evocotively orchestrated tracks of quality.The whole album was like me looking through a mirror of life, and moody images. Secret Story remains one of musics most underated undiscovered masterpieces and Metheney in my opinion has only come anywhere near this criterion, previously on his Geffen album The First Circle. and the only other uncatogarized album of such diversity which matches Secret Stories standard yet,which has received critical acclaim has been Nitin Sawhney'sBeyond the Skin. Secret Story remains a treasured Secet
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jeremy S. Newell on 10 Dec 2006
Format: Audio CD
What a fine album! Full of rich melodies, inventive arrangements and collaboration, and needless to say, beautifully executed guitar playing. The balance of tempo across the 14 tracks is just right, although I am particularly fond of his acoustic phrasing in the slower, more melancholic pieces. This is a great introduction to Pat Metheny and must be a welcome development for those already familiar with this prodigious talent. Enjoy and savour!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By SwineTown on 20 Mar 2006
Format: Audio CD
Possibly one of the most beautiful albums every recorded. No toe-dipping - A deep lake requires a big plunge!
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