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Founded in 1980 as an independent music store, the Princeton Record Exchange continues to promote and support some of the best musicians and their recordings, including Pat Metheny CDs, DVDs and more. Read about us in Published Articles and read our Customer Reviews on We appreciate your support for our indie music store!

Our in-store music selection of over 100,000 CDs and LPs includes: Rock, Alternative, Punk, Jazz, Classical, Soul, Funk, Blues, Hip Hop, other genres, and often Pat Metheny albums. Our in-store DVD selection of over 10,000 titles includes: Action, Comedy, Criterion, Disney, TV DVDs and more. We hope you can visit our unique record store to see our Pat Metheny record collection, Pat Metheny CD collection and much more. We are located in historic downtown Princeton, New Jersey, about one hour from New York City and Philadelphia, which is easily accessible by car, train and bus.

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They Might Be Giants played free show this past Record Store Day, April 21st, 2012!

You may not know this, but independent record stores have a holiday all their own. The third Saturday of April every year is National Record Store Day! We've participated in every one since it began five years ago, and every year we've had a fantastic turnout. This past April, we were thrilled to have the Grammy-award winning band They Might Be Giants help us celebrate by performing a free concert in the nearby Princeton Public Library courtyard. 

At this point, a very small percentage of you may be wondering, "wait, who are these guys?" I'm glad you asked - but the truth of the matter is you've probably heard them and just don't know it. Have you ever seen the intro to the hit TV show "Malcolm in the Middle"? That's them. Have you ever gotten "The Daily Show's" opening song stuck in your head? That's them, and we were honored that they chose our store as the place where they wanted to play.

We'd like to mention a special thanks to our friends at Princeton Public Library who graciously agreed to host the concert. (With all the merchandise we carry, we didn’t have the space!). The staff really went out of their way to pull this off.

The weather was great, the band was in fine form and the turnout was fantastic!  Over 1,000 folks showed up, and the band spent hours at the store after at a meet-and-greet posing for photos and signing autographs.  It was truly a memorable day.

In addition to TMBG, Record Store Day featured hundreds of limited edition vinyl records from the most talented musicians of our time. If you're interested in one of the limited edition releases at the next Record Store Day, we highly recommend you arrive early to maximize your chances of buying a copy. It's first come, first serve, so we look forward to seeing you bright and early!


Pat Metheny Biography

Patrick Bruce Metheny (born August 12, 1954 in Lee's Summit, Missouri) is an American jazz guitarist. He is the leader of the Pat Metheny Group and is also involved in duets, solo works, and other side Pat Metheny concert projects. The Pat Metheny Group is a jazz band founded in 1977. The first Pat Metheny Group release, 1978's "Pat Metheny Group", featured the writing duo of Pat Metheny and pianist Lyle Mays, a collaboration which would span over 25 years and 15 albums. The recording featured the bass playing of Jaco Pastorius bass protege Mark Egan.

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Pat Metheny Bio Continued

The second group album, American Garage (1980), was a breakout hit, reaching #1 on the Billboard Jazz chart and crossing over onto the pop charts as well, largely on the strength of the up-tempo opening track "(Cross the) Heartland" which would become a signature tune for the group. This early incarnation of the group included Dan Gottlieb (drums) and Mark Egan (bass). The group built upon its success through constant touring across the USA and Europe. The early group featured a unique sound, particularly due to Metheny's Gibson ES-175 guitar and Mays' Oberheim and Sequential Circuits Prophet V synthesizers and Steinway piano. Even in this early state the band played in a wide range of styles from folk to rock to experimental. Metheny later started working with the Roland GR300 guitar synthesizer and the Synclavier guitar system made by New England Digital. Mays expanded his setup with the Synclavier keyboard and later with many other synthesizers.

Pat Metheny Discography Updated January 2007
Pat Metheny Albums

Pat Metheny Vinyl and Pat Metheny CDs: Studio

1975 - Bright Size Life - ECM
1977 - Watercolors - ECM
1978 - Pat Metheny Group - ECM
1979 - New Chautauqua - ECM
1979 - An Hour with Pat Metheny - ECM PRO
1980 - American Garage - ECM
1980 - 80/81 - ECM
1980 - As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls - ECM
1981 - Offramp - ECM
1982 - Travels [live] - ECM
1982 - Live - ECM
1983 - Rejoicing - ECM
1984 - First Circle - ECM
1984 - The Falcon and the Snowman - EMI
1985 - Song X - Geffen
1987 - Still Life (Talking) - Geffen
1989 - Letter from Home - Geffen
1989 - Question and Answer - Geffen
1991 - Works I - ECM
1991 - Works II - ECM
1992 - Secret Story - Geffen
1992 - Under Fire - Alex
1992 - Zero Tolerance for Silence - Geffen
1993 - I Can See Your House from Here - Blue Note
1993 - The Road to You: Recorded Live in Europe - Geffen
1994 - Dream Teams - Bugsy
1994 - We Live Here - Geffen
1996 - This World [live] -
1996 - The Sign of 4 - Knitting Factory
1996 - Quartet - Geffen
1997 - Imaginary Day - Warner Bros.
1998 - Passaggio Per Il Paradiso - Geffen International
1999 - All the Things You Are [live] - Fruit Tree
1999 - A Map of the World - Warner Bros.
2000 - Trio 99>00 - Warner Bros.
2000 - Trio Live - Warner Bros.
2001 - Move to the Groove - WestWind
2001 - Parallel Universe - Starburst
2002 - Speaking of Now - Warner Bros.
2003 - One Quiet Night - Warner Bros.
2005 - The Way Up - Nonesuch
2006 - Metheny Mehldau - Nonesuch
2007 - Quartet [2007] - Nonesuch

Pat Metheny Records and Pat Metheny CD Releases: Compilations

1999 - Unity Village - Jazz Door
1999 - In Concert [live] - Kingdom Jazz
2001 - A Sassy Samba [TIM] [live] - TIM
2002 - Sassy Samba [Past Perfect] [live] - Past Perfect
2003 - Water/Giver of Life - Japanese Import
2004 - Rarum, Vol. 9: Selected Recordings - ECM
2004 - ECM: Rarum Selected Recordings - Universal
2004 - The Complete Move to the Groove Session - Kang & Music
2007 - Selected Recordings - Universal

Pat Metheny CD's and Pat Metheny Vinyl: Singles

1998 - Across the Sky - Warner Bros.
2003 - In All We See - Metheny Group
2005 - The Way Up [Japanese Version] - Nonesuch

Pat Metheny DVDs & Pat Metheny Music Videos

1993 - More Travels - Geffen
2001 - Secret Story [Live] - Import
2001 - We Live Here [Live] - Import
2001 - We Live Here: Live in Japan [Video/DVD] - Image
2001 - Imaginary Day [Video/DVD] - Pioneer
2003 - Speak of Now: Live in Concert - Eagle Vision USA
2006 - The Way Up: Live - Eagle Vision USA

Pat Metheny CD and Pat Metheny Records Releases: Appearances 1953 - 1993

1953 - Playboy's 40th Anniversary: Four Decades of Jazz1953 Various Artists - Performer
1962 - Wave: The Antonio Carlos Jobim Songbook Various Artists - Guitar, Performer
1963 - Jazz Central Station Global Jazz Poll Winners, Vol.1 Various Artists - Guitar, Guitar (Synthesizer), Producer
1972 - Works Gary Burton - Guitar, Performer
1974 - Jaco Jaco Pastorius and Pat Metheny - Guitar (Electric), Performer
1974 - Paul Bley [Improvising Artists] Paul Bley - Guitar
1974 - Ring Gary Burton with Eberhard Weber and Pat - Guitar, Guitar (12 String)
1975 - Bright Size Life Pat Metheny - Bass, Guitar, Bass (Electric), Composer, Guitar (12 String), 6-String Bass,12-String Bass Guitar, Guitar (12 String Electric)
1975 - Dreams So Real Gary Burton Quintet - Guitar, Guitar (12 String), Guitar (12 String Electric)
1976 - Jaco Pastorius Jaco Pastorius - Guitar (Electric), Performer, Liner Notes
1976 - Passengers Gary Burton with Eberhard Weber - Guitar, Guitar (Electric)
1977 - Watercolors Pat Metheny - Guitar, Guitar (12 String),12-String Bass Guitar, Harp Guitar
1978 - Pat Metheny Group Pat Metheny Group - Bass, Guitar, Guitar (12 String), Performer, Guitar (12 String Electric)
1979 - Hour with Pat Metheny Pat Metheny - Guitar
1979 - Live on Tour Pat Metheny Group - Guitar
1979 - New Chautauqua Pat Metheny - Guitar (Acoustic), Bass, Guitar, Bass (Electric), Guitar (Electric), Guitar (12 String), Fretless BassGuitar (12 String Electric)
1980 - 80/81 Pat Metheny - Guitar (Acoustic), Bass, Guitar, Performer
1980 - American Garage Pat Metheny Group - Bass, Guitar, Guitar (12 String), Producer, Performer
1980 - As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays - Guitar (Acoustic), Bass, Guitar, Guitar (Electric), Guitar (8 String), Guitar (Classical), Performer, Guitar (12 String Electric), Guitar (12 String Acoustic)
1980 - Shadows and Light Joni Mitchell - Guitar
1981 - Offramp Pat Metheny Group - Synthesizer, Bass, Guitar, Guitar (Electric), Guitar (Synthesizer), Synclavier, PerformerSynth Guitar
1981 - Ross-Levine Band Ross-Levine Band - Guitar (Electric)
1981 - That Summer Something The Ross-Levine Band - Guitar (Electric)
1981 - Toninho Horta Toninho Horta - Guitar, Guitar (Electric)
1982 - Live Pat Metheny - Bass, Guitar
1982 - Travels Pat Metheny Group - Bass, Guitar, Guitar (12 String), Guitar (Synthesizer), Producer, Guitar (Classical), Performer, Guitar Synth
1982 - When Elephants Dream of Music Bob Moses - Producer
1983 - Guitar Fire!: GRP Gold Encore Series Various Artists - Guitar
1983 - Kool Jazz Live from Midem Various Artists - Guitar, Performer
1983 - Move to the Groove [Move to the Groove Session] Pat Metheny & the Heath Brothers - Guitar (Electric), Guitar Synth
1983 - Rejoicing Pat Metheny with Charlie Haden and Billy - Guitar, Guitar (Electric), Performer
1983 - Sound of Jazz [Kool Jazz] Various Artists - Performer
1983 - Under Fire Jerry Goldsmith - Guitar, Guitar (Classical)
1984 - Contemplacion Pedro Aznar - Guitar (Electric)
1984 - Falcon and the Snowman Pat Metheny - Synthesizer, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar, Synclavier
1984 - Falcon and the Snowman Original Soundtrack - Producer, Performer
1984 - First Circle Pat Metheny Group - Synthesizer, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar, Composer, Guitar (Electric), Sitar, Guitar (12 String), Producer, Synclavier, Slide Guitar, Guitar (Classical), Sitar (Electric), Performer
1985 - Encontros e Despedidas Milton Nascimento - Guitar
1985 - Lyle Mays Lyle Mays - Producer, Executive Producer
1985 - Song X Pat Metheny & Ornette Coleman - Synthesizer, Guitar, Producer, Synclavier, PerformerGuitar Synth
1986 - Day In-Night Out Mike Metheny - Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric)
1986 - Michael Brecker Michael Brecker - Guitar
1987 - ECM Spectrum, Vol.1 Various Artists - Guitar, Guitar (Synthesizer), Performer
1987 - Still Life (Talking) Pat Metheny Group - Synthesizer, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar, Arranger, Guitar (Electric), Producer, Guitar (Classical), Sitar (Electric), Performer, Guitar Synth, Group Member
1987 - Story of Moses Bob Moses - Synthesizer, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar Synth
1988 - Long Distance Ricardo Silveira - Guitar (Rhythm)
1988 - Sound of Jazz The Dave Brubeck Quartet/Pat Metheny/B.B - Guitar
1988 - Street Dreams Lyle Mays - Executive Producer
1989 - Best of John Scofield John Scofield - Guitar
1989 - Diamond Land Toninho Horta - Liner Notes
1989 - Different Trains/Electric Counterpoint Steve Reich - Guitar, Multi Instruments, Performer
1989 - Letter from Home Pat Metheny Group - Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar, Arranger, Guitar (Electric), Guitar (12 String), Guitar (Synthesizer), Producer, Synclavier, Performer, Tiple, Guitar Synth, Guitar (Soprano), Guitar (12 String Acoustic)
1989 - Metropolis Turtle Island String Quartet - Composer
1989 - Moonstone Toninho Horta - Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar
1989 - Question and Answer Pat Metheny with Dave Holland and Roy Ha - Guitar, Producer, Synclavier, Performer
1989 - Reunion Gary Burton With Pat Metheny - Guitar, Performer
1989 - Welcome Back Akiko Yano Akiko Yano - Guitar
1990 - Gramavision10th Anniversary Sampler Various Artists - Producer
1990 - Parallel Realities Jack DeJohnette - Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Producer, SynclavierOrchestration, Mixing, Keyboard Bass, Synclavier Programming
1990 - Under the Sky Jack DeJohnette/Pat Metheny/Herbie Hanco - Guitar
1991 - Guitar Player Presents: Legends of Guitar: Jazz, Vol. Various Artists - Performer
1991 - Love Life Akiko Yano - Synthesizer, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar, Guitar Synth
1991 - Subsequently Jim Hall - Liner Notes
1991 - Works II Pat Metheny - Guitar, Guitar (Electric), Producer
1991 - Works I Pat Metheny - Bass, Guitar, Bass (Electric), Producer
1992 - Fictionary Lyle Mays With Johnson & DeJohnette - Producer
1992 - Flower Hour Pat Metheny - Guitar
1992 - GRP10th Anniversary Collection Various Artists - Guitar
1992 - Music Land & GRP: Got What's Hot in Jazz Various Artists - Producer
1992 - Salt Lake Pat Metheny Group - Guitar, Synclavier
1992 - Secret Story Pat Metheny - Synthesizer, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Bass (Electric), Guitar (Electric), Keyboards, Piano (Electric), Guitar (Synthesizer), Producer, Sitar (Electric)Keyboard Bass, Electric Sita
1992 - Six Pack Gary Burton & Friends - Producer
1992 - Till We Have Faces Gary Thomas - Guitar
1992 - Toys [Geffen] Original Soundtrack - Producer, Performer
1992 - Under Fire Pat Metheny - Guitar
1992 - Zero Tolerance for Silence Pat Metheny - Guitar
1993 - Angelus Milton Nascimento - Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric)
1993 - Crazy Saints Trilok Gurtu - Synthesizer, Guitar, Guitar (Synthesizer), Guitar Synth, Guitar (Baritone)
1993 - Harbor Lights Bruce Hornsby - Guitar, Sitar
1993 - I Can See Your House from Here John Scofield/Pat Metheny - Synthesizer, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar, Composer, Guitar (Synthesizer)
1993 - Pat Metheny Group in Concert Pat Metheny Group - Guitar
1993 - Road to You: Recorded Live in Europe Pat Metheny Group - Guitar, Producer, Performer, Guitar Synth
1993 - Stone Free: A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix Various Artists - Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Synclavier, Performer, Drum Programming
1993 - Wish Joshua Redman - Guitar
1993 - World of Contemporary Jazz Groups Various Artists - Guitar

Pat Metheny Music CDs and other Pat Metheny CD's: 1994 - Present

1994 - Blues For Pat: Live in San Francisco Joshua Redman - Guitar
1994 - Carnegie Hall Salutes the Jazz Masters: Verve at 50 Various Artists - Guitar, Performer
1994 - Cry My Guitar Rafael Rabelo - Author
1994 - Dream Teams Pat Metheny & Sonny Rollins Trio - Guitar
1994 - Feel the Vibes Various Artists - Guitar
1994 - Meeting Sonny Rollins - Guitar
1994 - Noa Noa - Vocals (bckgr), Producer
1994 - Summertime [Bugsy] John Scofield/Pat Metheny - Guitar
1994 - Summertime [Flying Tigers] John Scofield/Pat Metheny - Guitar
1994 - Te Vou! Roy Haynes - Guitar
1994 - Turtle's Dream Abbey Lincoln - Guitar
1994 - We Live Here Pat Metheny - Synthesizer, Guitar, Guitar (Synthesizer), Producer, Guitar Synth
1994 - You Speak My Language John Scofield/Pat Metheny - Guitar
1995 - Hot House Bruce Hornsby - Guitar
1995 - Rainbow Colored Lotus: A Big Hand for Hanshin Various Artists - Guitar, Producer
1996 - Back to the Basics, Vol.1 Various Artists - Guitar, Producer, Synth Guitar
1996 - Beyond the Missouri Sky (Short Stories) Charlie Haden & Pat Metheny - Guitar (Acoustic), Arranger, Producer, Performer, Liner Notes
1996 - Café del Mar: Ibiza, Vol. 3 [React] Various Artists - Producer, Performer
1996 - Guitar Music Various Artists - Performer
1996 - Miles2 Go Mark Ledford - Guitar
1996 - Pursuance: The Music of John Coltrane Kenny Garrett - Guitar
1996 - Quartet Pat Metheny Group - Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar, Guitar (Electric), Guitar (12 String), Guitar (Synthesizer), Producer, Slide GuitarLiner Notes
1996 - Sign of 4 Pat Metheny/Derek Baily/George Bendian/P - Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar, Guitar (Electric), Sitar, Guitar (Synthesizer)Guitar Synth
1996 - Tales from the Hudson Michael Brecker - Guitar, Guitar (Synthesizer), Producer
1996 - This World Pat Metheny - Guitar
1996 - Wilderness Tony Williams - Guitar
1996 - You Must Believe in Music Gary Sivils - Liner Notes
1997 - Alternative Biography David Bowie - Performer

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