|Live album by|
|Venue||Philadelphia, Dallas, Sacramento, Hartford, Nacogdoches|
|Producer||Manfred Eicher, Pat Metheny|
|Pat Metheny chronology|
|The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide|||
|Encyclopedia of Popular Music|||
|The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings|||
The album consists of live material recorded in July, October, and November 1982, in Philadelphia, Dallas, Sacramento, Hartford, and Nacogdoches (Texas). The Group for this album consisted of Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays, Steve Rodby, Dan Gottlieb, and guest Nana Vasconcelos.
Travels was recorded as part of the tour for the Group's 1982 studio album, Offramp, but also featured previously unrecorded and unreleased songs.
In the liner notes for his ECM Rarum compilation album, Metheny expressed great love for the live rendition of "Are You Going with Me?" and appreciated the audience for whom it was played in Philadelphia.
The track "Song for Bilbao", dedicated to audiences in Bilbao, Spain, was often played as an encore.
All tracks are written by Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays except where noted.
|1.||"Are You Going with Me?"||9:19|
|2.||"The Fields, the Sky"||Metheny||7:46|
|5.||"Straight on Red"||7:26|
|2.||"Goin' Ahead/As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls"||16:22|
|4.||"Song for Bilbao"||Metheny||8:28|
- Pat Metheny – acoustic and electric guitars, guitar synthesizer
- Lyle Mays – piano, synthesizers, electric organ, autoharp, Synclavier
- Steve Rodby – acoustic and electric bass, bass synthesizer
- Danny Gottlieb – drums
- Nana Vasconcelos – percussion, voice, berimbau
- Randy Ezratty – recording
Album – Billboard
|1983||Billboard Jazz Albums||3|
|1983||Billboard Pop Albums||62|
|1983||Billboard Top Jazz Albums||8|
|1984||Grammy Award for Best Jazz Fusion Performance|
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- Verna, Paul (9 March 1996). "Effanel Rolls with the times Aboard Monster Truck". Billboard. pp. 46–47. Retrieved 5 May 2016.