180g Double Vinyl Pressed in Germany with Deluxe Packaging!
Recorded on 180g heavy-weight vinyl to ensure quality sound, packaged in gatefold cover, and covered by premium protective vinyl outer sleeve.
The Play 33 1/3 LP Series features masterpiece albums released in the '90s converted for the first time world-wide to analog Long Playing record. The album cover and package created after months of graphic work and processes by hand enhanced its excellence and to ensure the records superb sound quality, the German MMP, who undertook the record production of EMI Germany and Universal, utilized a heavy weight 180g vinyl LP to contain the sound. Khiov who was in charge of the planning and production of many LP miniature series took charge of the album cover production spending 6 months to create a masterpiece.
This project was highly scrutinized passing rigid testing at the factory in Germany. Even the performers themselves had not been able to put their hands on the LP version of their own albums as their home country had not produced them. The LPs produced by this project certainly have become must-have items by LP lovers all around the world.
In the age where faster and more convenient is thought to be better, the increase in demand for the retro vinyl LP worldwide is clearly attributed to the satisfaction from the sound offered by analog products impossible to be replicated by CD and digital products and the delight of touching, feeling, and possessing this masterpiece-like large artwork. Furthermore, LP records have both rarity and history that increase their value over time and serve as an attractive factor for collectors.
Musicians Charlie Haden & Pat Metheny seem to be drawn to each other due to the similar childhood growing up in small towns in Missouri.
"Charlie Haden and Pat Metheny have been good friends since the 1970s, so it comes as a bit of a surprise that Beyond the Missouri Sky should be their first duet album together. Both musicians are from small towns in Missouri, which leads Metheny to speculate in the liner notes if this similarity of childhood ambience might have something to do with the two players' obvious love and affinity for each other. Whatever the answer, the result of this logical pairing is a rather somber and moody one. Metheny has a dark tone on his electric guitar, and on Beyond the Missouri Sky, where he plays acoustic, his sound is similarly deep and rounded. Metheny has called Haden one of the greatest improvisers of all time, and although this may be hyperbolic exaggeration from a longtime friend, Haden has at least earned the right to defend the claim. On Beyond the Missouri Sky, his playing is as sensitive and beautiful as always..." - allmusic.com
Play 33 1/3 Series
180g heavyweight vinyl pressed by MMP
Black poly-lined inner sleeves
Project designed & sleeve made by Khiov
Originally released in 1997 on CD only
Charlie Haden, bass
Pat Metheny, acoustic guitars, all other instruments
LP1 - Side 1:
1. Waltz For Ruth
2. Our Spanish Love Song
3. Message to a Friend
LP1 - Side 2:
1. Two for the Road
2. First Song (for Ruth)
3. The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress
4. The Precious Jewel
LP2 - Side 3:
1. He's Gone Away
2. The Moon Song
3. Tears Of Rain
LP2 - Side 4:
1. Cinema Paradiso (Love Theme)
2. Cinema Paradiso (Main Theme)