Decade of Steely Dan

A Decade of Steely Dan

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by Steely Dan
     
 

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A Decade of Steely Dan was one of the first compilations designed for CD, so it was intended to showcase digital sound as much as the music itself. Consequently, it's balanced to showcase at least one song from each of the band's albums, leaving off the compilation such minor hits as "Pretzel Logic," "The Fez," and "Josie." Nevertheless, the songs here --

Overview

A Decade of Steely Dan was one of the first compilations designed for CD, so it was intended to showcase digital sound as much as the music itself. Consequently, it's balanced to showcase at least one song from each of the band's albums, leaving off the compilation such minor hits as "Pretzel Logic," "The Fez," and "Josie." Nevertheless, the songs here -- including "Do It Again," "Reeling in the Years," "My Old School," "Rikki Don't Lose That Number," "Kid Charlemagne," "Peg," "Deacon Blues," "Hey Nineteen," and the non-LP "FM (No Static at All)" -- provide a good overview of Steely Dan's career, making the disc a fine introduction to the innovative jazz-rock group.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/05/1996
Label:
Mca
UPC:
0008811155322
catalogNumber:
11553

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Steely Dan   Primary Artist
Patti Austin   Background Vocals
Donald Fagen   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards,Electric Piano,Alto Saxophone,Vocals,Background Vocals
Michael McDonald   Background Vocals
Larry Carlton   Guitar
Pete Christlieb   Flute,Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Victor Feldman   Percussion,Electric Piano
Don Grolnick   Electric Piano,Clavinet
Plas Johnson   Flute,Saxophone
Steve Khan   Guitar
Bill Perkins   Flute,Horn,Saxophone
Tom Scott   Clarinet,Flute,Conductor,Saxophone,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Alto Clarinet,Lyricon,Tenor (Vocal),Alto (Vocal)
Wayne Shorter   Flute,Saxophone
Lanny Morgan   Horn
Chuck Rainey   Bass
Clydie King   Background Vocals
Elliott Randall   Guitar
Gordon Grody   Background Vocals
Walter Becker   Bass,Guitar,Vocals
Jeff Baxter   Guitar
Errol Crusher Bennett   Percussion
Randy Brecker   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Gary Coleman   Percussion
Venetta Fields   Background Vocals
Chuck Findley   Brass
Steve Gadd   Percussion
Diva Gray   Background Vocals
Jay Graydon   Guitar
Paul Griffin   Keyboards,Electric Piano,Background Vocals
Lani Groves   Background Vocals
Patricia Hall   Background Vocals
Jim Hodder   Drums
Jim Horn   Flute,Saxophone
Walter Kane   Bass Clarinet
Jackie Kelso   Flute,Saxophone
George Marge   Bass Clarinet
Rick Marotta   Drums
Myrna Matthews   Background Vocals
Hugh McCracken   Guitar
Lew McCreary   Brass
Leslie Miller   Background Vocals
Michael Omartian   Piano,Keyboards
David Paich   Keyboards
David Palmer   Background Vocals
Jeff Porcaro   Percussion,Drums
Dean Parks   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie   Drums
Lee Ritenour   Guitar
John Rotella   Horn
Zachary Sanders   Background Vocals
Timothy B. Schmit   Background Vocals
Ernie Watts   Horn
Toni Wine   Background Vocals
Denny Dias   Guitar,Percussion
Slyde Hyde   Brass
Cosmo Creek   Steel Guitar
Lanny Organ   Horn
Lou McCreary   Brass
Frank Floyd   Background Vocals
Sherlie Matthews   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Donald Fagen   Composer
Rob Mounsey   Horn Arrangements
Bill Perkins   Producer
Tom Scott   Horn Arrangements
Walter Becker   Composer
Jimmie Haskell   Horn Arrangements
Gary Katz   Producer
Bob Ludwig   Engineer
Johnny Mandel   String Arrangements
Roger Nichols   Engineer

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4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm not a big jazz-rock fan, but I do love this album. All the important songs are here minus ''Josie'', and unfortunately this came out before ''Cousin Dupree'' did. However, ''F.M.'', ''Rikki Don't Loose That Number'', ''Hey Nineteen'', ''Do It Again'', ''My Old School'' and, of course, ''Reelin' in the Years'' are included. This is a great overview of the band's career and, in addition, it's the only compilation of theirs on one CD. Since Steely Dan was an anti-commericial, album-oriented band, it's hard to make a greatest hits compilation, but this fits the mold pretty well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've always been a Steely Dan fan, and this album re-affirmed my belief in his genius. It's an album that I can come back to and come back to and never get tired of. Even his cover of Duke Ellington's ''East St. Louis Toodle-oo'' is a real hoot. I teach elementary music and I play this cut for my younger students when they and I are in a goofy mood. They LOVE it!