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  • DVD Audio (September 4, 2001)
  • Please Note: This is a DVD-Audio disc which is playable on most DVD players as well as all DVD-Audio players. Click here for additional information regarding compatibility.
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • ASIN: B00005AT47
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #298,213 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Imaginary Day
2. Follow Me
3. Into the Dream
4. A Story Within the Story
5. The Heat of the Day
6. Across the Sky
7. The Roots of Coincidence
8. Too Soon Tomorrow
9. The Awakening

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I think this album may be one of the best of all times in any category ever.
William C. Ferry
The album opens with the title track, and Metheny playing another one of his guitar inventions, the fretless guitar.
Russell Diederich
The winds and ticking sounds are heard and one becomes aware of all these little sounds that make this album great.
N. Thomson

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Russell Diederich VINE VOICE on February 11, 2003
Format: Audio CD
This is one of my favorite releases from the Pat Metheny Group. Metheny is a unique guitarist who has been able to take jazz over into the mainstream. His sound is synthesized, but it doesn't detract from his playing ability. He is still the type that can make your jaw drop with his phrasing and sound. This album is a great tour of Metheny's abilities. Like many of Metheny's albums, "Imaginary Day" blends well between songs, making the album very story like. Although songs can be played out of order and enjoyed, it is like taking a quote out of context. Metheny doesn't only write a song, he composes the entire album.
The album opens with the title track, and Metheny playing another one of his guitar inventions, the fretless guitar. This guitar provides a unique sound as Metheny is able to add semitones to his playing arsenal. "A Story Within a Story" has more of a jazzy sound, and "The Heat of the Day" is a little more hectic, but with Metheny's clear notes ringing through the cacophony of sound. My favorite track off the album is "The Roots of Coincidence", a hard driving song. It slowly works its way towards a crescendo of guitar and drums, only to back off to a quiet interlude and repeat the process again. The solo between these peaks of music is pure Metheny.
This album is full of good musicianship and music. Metheny has made another keeper with this release. Definitely worth checking out.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By N. Thomson on July 22, 2004
Format: DVD Audio
I purchased Imgainary Day a few years ago and it has been my favourite Metheny album of all and, indeed, one of my favourite albums. What is most impressive is the versatility of the group, flowing from world beat, to jazz, to rock, and back. There is an intense variety here and it is complemented by the richness and fullness of the sounds. Another aspect of this album is the subtle nuances of sound such as the little bells, 'tick' sounds, chimes, 'wind' noises etc. These add to the already-complex soundstage.
Now, a few days ago, I received my order from Amazon which was a DVD-audio disk of Imaginay Day. (this requires a dvd player nad a surround sound system). As I mentionned before, there are many subtle sounds that one might not notice usually but with a DVD-audio disk, the sound opens up and becomes more full than you could ever have hoped for. The winds and ticking sounds are heard and one becomes aware of all these little sounds that make this album great. (Not to mention the incredible 5.1 channel surround sound engineering).
If you love Pat Metheny, get this album. However, I suggest a dvd-audio disk if you want to experience the music to it's full potential. DVD-audio is the way this album was meant to be heard and it doesn't disapoint. It won't be leaving my DVD player for a long time...
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By URI BRECHER on April 24, 2002
Format: DVD Audio
before buying the dvd-audio I was looking for a review specifically for this format, but found none. now that I own one I can review it myself.
the best thing about DVD is that it has 5.1 discreet channels, and rob eaton mixed it specifically for that. hearing 'imaginary day' in 5.1 channels is trully an amazing experience. The extra channels add much more depth to the music. the center is used only for exotic sounds and to stress the peaks. the fronts and rears are litterally conducting a conversation. metheny's guitar say something in the fronts and lyle keyboards (or some other instrument) answer in the rears. so far about the musical content. As for the DVD program itself - I must admit it has it's shortcommings and hence the 4 stars. The disk won't start playing until you turn on the TV set and walk through the menus. I don't actually use a DVD-audio player but a plain old toshiba dvd video player. The disk automatically reconize my gear and launch the dolby digital software. the problem with dvd-videos is that you cannot see the elapsed time of the tracks, or do a fast-forward or rewind and program/random playing (I guess a real dvd-audio player supports all the features). you can skip tracks, but only because the DVD video software was designed for that.
And the worst thing was that my toshiba sd-210 halts around the 7th minute of the first track and the 5th track, so you can never hear the end of these tracks. this was not a defected disk because I replaced it at the store. I believe it is some kind of compatiblity problem.
If I had a dvd-audio player (and I will have some day) I would rate it five stars (maybe even 6) `cause the music is really great.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Justarasta on December 30, 2002
Format: Audio CD
As a long time PMG fan, I must take issue with some of the negative comments made. This CD has just recently taken me through a good portion of the State of Florida and allowed me to reacquaint myself with it with at least 10 more plays. First there are very very few CD's that I have ever listened to 10 times since I get bored very easily. Second while there is a wide range of musical approaches taken, every song has merit on its own. Lastly there are at least two songs worth the purchase alone as great PMG - numbers 2 and 9 since I know them mostly through my car CD player. I think this CD is well worth buying.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Edy Gibert on May 7, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Just by listening to the first 30' of the album I could anticipate that Imaginary Day was going to be a very innovative, sophisticated, free-styled, and experimental album which I personally enjoy very much. With a great variety of instruments and sounds, rhythms, and concepts the album compares more to the Mahavishnu Orchestra approach to jazz, Dimeola's progressive jazz electric projects and also Weather Report, which is a departure from the classic Pat Metheny's Group sound. There are still some traces of Metheny's sound trademark, i.e. the first part of the second theme, which is a bit more redictable, however it features a surprising change of rhythm and ambience which goes perfect with the album's pattern.
Recommendation: To those listeners who seek for a futuristic and free jazz sound and are willing to open the door to fusion of styles and creativity. I enjoy the heavier sound in the guitar soloing of Metheny, which is closer to "rock" sound but using jazz music scales. I perceive that every musician in this album went an extra miles in his playing and innovating in order to achieve a unique creative, progressive, jazz album.
In summary: If you are a purist get the Metheny 99-00 Trio, but if you are into fussion of rock/ blues/jazz and improv. get this album which features one of the best jazz guitar players world wide plus one of the best modern jazz bands in this style.
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