Bright Size Life (studio album) by Pat Metheny

Bright Size Life by Pat Metheny
Year: 1976
Overall rank: 5,904th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 43 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1976 (89th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (997th)
Award Best albums of all time (5,904th)
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Pat Metheny - Bright Size Life - Vinyl LP ECM Records ECM-1-1073
Condition: Used
Time left: 16h 56m 2s
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PAT METHENY BRIGHT SIZE LIFE ECM PAP-9043 Japan VINYL LP
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Time left: 1d 14h 33m 13s
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Bright Size Life (Shm-Cd)
Condition: Brand New
Time left: 1d 19h 9m 56s
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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 43 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 79.3/100, a mean average of 80.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 11.0.

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From 01/20/2019 22:32
Metheny's put out over 60 albums, most of them excellent, but his first remains arguably his best. Of course having Jaco at his side certainly helps.
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From 10/04/2017 14:53
Metheny's debut album at 21 years old, the great Jaco Pastorious at 24 years old, they complement each other perfectly in this Midwestern themed gem.
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