Pat Metheny Group – Still Life (Talking)


Still Life (Talking) is an album by Pat Metheny Group, released in 1987 on Geffen Records. It was the group’s first album to be released by the label. It features jazz fusion and crossover jazz, combining Brazilian jazz-influenced harmonies with jazz, folk and pop elements and, along with the previous First Circle and the following Letter from Home, is considered part of the so-called “Brazilian Trilogy”. The song “Last Train Home” was used in a Christmas commercial by the Florida-based supermarket chain Publix, featuring relatives traveling to Florida by train for Christmas. Metheny jokingly refers to the piece as “The Publix Song” when performing in Florida, as the commercial aired every holiday season from 1987 to 1996. The NPR radio show “Radio Deluxe with John Pizzarelli” uses the tune as its closing theme. In 2015, the song served as the end theme of the anime adaptation JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure during the second half of the show’s Stardust Crusaders arc, and was subsequently became the focus of Essential Collection Last Train Home, a JoJo-themed compilation album for Pat Metheny Group.
Released July 7, 1987

Side 1
A1 – Minuano (Six Eight) 9:25
A2 – So May It Secretly Begin 6:24
A3 – Last Train Home 5:38
Side 2
B1 – (It’s Just) Talk 6:16
B2 – Third Wind 8:33
B3 – Distance 2:43
B4 – In Her Family 3:15
File Size: 98 MB (w/scans)




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