YouTube – ‪Pat Metheny – The Sound Of Silence!‬‏   Leave a comment

The familiar can takes twists….what a wonderful current rendition of ” The Sound of Silence ”  Enjoy !

“The track “The Sound Of Silence” composed by Paul Simon is taken from Pat Metheneys fantastic new solo album “Whats It All About”, released in June 2011 by Nonesuch Records. Listen & enjoy it.This brilliant acoustic album from the legendary multiple Grammy Award-winning composer, guitarist, and leader Pat Metheny is a perfect easy listening album. After nearly 40 recordings under his name, this marks the first time there is not a single Metheny composition represented. Rather, “Whats It All About” comprises 10 classic songs, some very well known, that hold personal meanings for the guitarist.Metheny recorded the songs on “Whats It All About” late at night, in his New York City home over a short period of time. In selecting which ones to put to tape, Metheny says: “I wanted to record some of the music that was on my radar before I ever wrote a note of my own, or in a few cases, even before I played an instrument. I was born in 1954 and all of these songs were in the Top 40 during my childhood and early teen years. It was a period when harmony and melody were still important and viable elements in popular music. Every one of these tunes has something going on that is just hip on a musical level, no matter how you cut it. They have all stuck with me over the years”.Most of the record was made using the acoustic baritone guitar, with following exception: Paul Simons “The Sound of Silence” is played on a 42-string custom made “Pikasso” guitar which gives it a dense shimmering sound with an almost Japanese Kyoto effect, beautifully building momentum thru the silences.”

Artist: Pat Metheny

Album: “Whats It All About”

Label: Nonesuch Records


Posted July 5, 2011 by arnoneumann in Music Video

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