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Steely Dan

Brick house covered in ivy.

Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. (vintage postcard, public domain)

Most fans consider Donald Fagan and Walter Becker to be ultimately the only true members of Steely Dan. It may be a stretch to consider non-musicians in this category but producer Gary Katz and audio engineer Roger Nichols made essential contributions to each of the core albums.

Steely Dan was first and foremost a studio concept Their lasting identity are the painstaking creations made in the studio on recording equipment that was cutting edge for their time. The albums “Pet Sounds” and “Sgt. Pepper’s” could not exist without multitracking. Neither could Steely Dan.

PLAYLIST

Do It Again, Steely Dan, (Can’t Buy A Thrill)

Reelin’ In The Years, Steely Dan, (Can’t Buy A Thrill)

Pearl Of The Quarter, Steely Dan, (Countdown To Ecstasy)

Chain Lightning, Steely Dan, (Katy Lied)

Peg, Steely Dan, (Aja)

Rikki Don’t Lose That Number, Steely Dan, (Pretzel Logic)

Walk BetweenT he Raindrops, Mel Torme, (Reunion)

Don’t Take Me Alive, Steely Dan, (The Royal Scam)

FM, Steely Dan, [Citizen (Box Set)]

My Old School, Steely Dan, (Countdown To Ecstasy)

Here At The Western World, Steely Dan, [Citizen (Box Set)]

 

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